“I Was Dedicated to Him” – Prioritized Ex Gerard Pique Over Career, Shakira Recounts Difficulties In Her Music Career

Published 09/22/2023, 7:29 AM EDT

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After making her debut in 1990, Shakira has come a long way in her career.Following her split with ex-boyfriend Gerard Pique, she has turned her focus back to her music career. The Grammy-award-winning artist, who has taken the billboards by storm this year, touched down on her priorities during her relationship with the soccer star.

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Shakira, following her breakup, has released some tracks targeted at Pique. The singer has been on top of Colombian charts and is waiting to release another track alongside Mexican band Fuerza Regia. There were a lot of takeaways from Shakira’s latest interview. Notably, while the Colombian had a great career, she was willing to leave it behind to focus on her family.

Shakira comments on her breakup with Gerard Pique

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Shakira and Gerard Pique were in a long term relationship during the Spaniard’s years at FC Barcelona. With the couple having kids together, Shakira spends most of the time taking care of her family. In her interview with Billboard, the pop star commented on how being in Barcelona made it tough to focus on her music career.

“Well, the thing is, I was dedicated to him. To the family, to him. It was very difficult for me to attend to my professional career while in Barcelona. It was complicated logistically to get a collaborator there. I had to wait for agendas to coincide or for someone to deign to come. I couldn’t leave my children and just go somewhere to make music outside my house. It was hard to maintain the rhythm,” she said.

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According to the singer, moving to the United States helped her revitalize her career.“Sometimes I had ideas I couldn’t lock down. Right now, I have an idea and I can immediately collaborate with whomever I want to. Something inescapable about Miami, Los Angeles, and the U.S. in general is I have the logistical and technical support, the resources, the tools, the people. Living in Spain, all that was on hold,” added the singer.

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The Colombian, following her move to the United States, is climbing back to the apex. The singer has released hits after hits in the past 12 months and is looking to make a big impact with her latest release.

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Colombian star aiming to claim her spot at the top with new track

With some great tracks this year, it seems like Shakira is ready to make waves once again. The tracks alongside Bizarrap and Carol G hooked fans, with the songs climbing to the top of the billboard in both Colombia and the United States.

Her single Acrostico was also a hit in Colombia, with the song reaching the top spot in the rankings. With her recent success, Shakira is now collaborating with the Mexican band Fuerza Regia. Both parties have yet to comment on the date of the release, but the name of the album (Al Jefe) has already attracted a lot of attention.

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Saurabh Saket

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Saurabh Saket is a soccer writer at EssentiallySports. While Saket has been a football fan for a while, his passion for the sport stems from FIFA 17 which featured Borussia Dortmund superstar Marco Reus on its cover. With dreams of standing as a part of the Yellow Wall at Signal Iduna Park, Saket loves to write about the game from a fan’s perspective giving his take on recent happenings.
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