Shakira - Whenever, Wherever

About "Whenever, Wherever"

"Whenever, Wherever" is the lead single by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira from her debut English-language studio album, Laundry Service (2001), her fifth overall. It was released on 30 August 2001, by Epic Records. The song was written, composed, and produced by Shakira, with additional musical composition and production from Tim Mitchell, and additional English lyrics written by Gloria Estefan. The song is a mix of Latin music and worldbeat that is heavily influenced by Andean music. In the Spanish version, titled "Suerte" (English: "Luck"), Shakira sings about how fortunate she is to have found her romantic partner. The English lyrics are very similar.

Upon its release, "Whenever, Wherever" received generally favorable reviews from music critics, who complimented its production. The song became her breakthrough hit in the United States, peaking at number six on the Billboard Hot 100. In doing so, it became her most successful single in the country, though it was eventually surpassed after "Hips Don't Lie" peaked at number one on the chart in 2006. The selection, additionally, topped charts in 29 countries, including her native Colombia and the majority of Latin America, Europe, The Middle East and Oceania. It is recognized as one of Shakira's signature songs, and was one of the most successful songs in the world in 2002. It is certified platinum or higher in seventeen countries including diamond in France. Globally, it has sold over 8.5 million copies.

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