Shakira Unveils “Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran” with Record-Breaking 7x Platinum Status

Diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and sapphires set the theme for Shakira’s “Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran” (Women No Longer Cry) album release party at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, FL. Here, Shakira brought to life four different album covers, each representing these precious stones, through an immersive visual experience. By night’s end, Shakira shared that each stone mirrored a facet of her life: diamonds symbolized resilience, rubies embodied her passion, emeralds reflected her confidence to engage with her audience, and sapphires represented the vulnerability she experienced over the past two years, which inspired the songs on this album.

Afo Verde, Chairman and CEO of Sony Music Latin, announced on stage that “Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran” had been certified 7x platinum by the RIAA in the Latin program, equivalent to 420,000 units from streams and pre-sales on its first day. This achievement made it the fastest-certifying Latin album in music history. Shakira’s new album, her first since “El Dorado” in 2017—which dominated the Billboard “Top Latin Albums” chart for five weeks—was met with eager anticipation.

As the clock struck midnight, Shakira expressed her gratitude to her fans and team, introducing her much-awaited collaboration and music video with rap sensation Cardi B titled “Puntería.” This marked the eighth single and lead track from her anticipated album. Directed by Hannah Lux Davis, the music video unfolds on a pink, mythological planet ruled by women. In “Puntería,” Shakira moves beyond the drama of her previous relationship with Gerard Piqué, demonstrating her evolution through a pop genre fusion. She explains, “While writing each song, I was rebuilding myself. While singing them, my tears transformed into diamonds, and my vulnerability into strength.”

The album features collaborations with notable talents. Keityn, Tainy, and Albert Hype—known for their work with Bad Bunny—contribute an Afrobeat touch to “Nassau,” a rock vibe to “Tiempo Sin Verte,” and an electro rhythm to “Cohete” ft. Rauw Alejandro. Shakira also embraces her cowgirl persona in the fun, regional ranchero tracks “(Entre Paréntesis)” with Grupo Frontera and “El Jefe” with Fuerza Regida. Bizarrap, known for mixing Shakira’s hit diss tracks “Vol. 53” and “La Fuerte,” introduces an Ibiza EDM fusion with veiled references to Shakira’s past with Gerard Piqué and new partner Clara Chia. DJ Tiësto’s remix of Bizarrap’s track adds a club-ready energy to the album.

From the reggaeton-infused pop hit “TQG” with Karol G, to the bachata-flavored “Monotonía” with Ozuna, and tender ballads like “Acrostico” with her sons Milan and Sasha, Shakira showcases her versatility. The album closes with “Ultima,” a track Shakira revealed in her interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe as the last she wrote for the album, a heartfelt plea to include it. This slow piano ballad reveals a vulnerable Shakira unafraid to express her emotions and healing process, affirming, “Before anything else, I thank you for what we lived” and “we only have left what we learned.” Through this album, Shakira declares her empowerment, insisting that women no longer cry and affirming her stature as the indomitable Spanish Queen, Shakira Mebarak Ripoll.


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