Shakira has achieved this Thursday with Bizarrap the award for best pop song at the Latin Grammy for ‘Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53’ and has dedicated it, among others, to the “Spanish public” for supporting her “in difficult times”, in reference to her now ended relationship with footballer Gerard Piqué.
“They have accompanied me in good times and bad, in the difficult times I have spent in this land that I have loved so much. They have never stopped supporting me and I will never forget that,” said the artist when collecting the award at the ceremony held in Seville.
With ‘Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53’, the singer broke a record by garnering in just twenty-four hours almost 64 million plays on Youtube, surpassing Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” (2017), which reached almost 25 million in just 12 hours.
That peak of media attention was not only for its purely musical hits, but also for showing itself as an autobiographical exercise of sentimental reproach in the midst of the Colombian’s breakup with her ex-partner.
Her musical ally in this song, the Argentinean Bizarrap, has emphasized precisely when collecting the award “that there was a lot of work behind this song in which Shaki was able to express what she felt, which is the most important thing”.
Shakira attended the gala at the Palace of Congresses and Exhibitions of Seville (FIBES) with her two sons, Sasha and Milan, with whom she sat in the front row and who minutes later briefly became co-stars of the gala by interpreting, in a video, part of the lyrics during the performance of his mother.
Absent during the ‘Premiere’, the first part of the awards ceremony, the Colombian had previously won another Latin Grammy for her collaboration with Karol G in ‘TQG’, the best urban fusion/interpretation.