translated from Spanish: Shakira’s revolution in TikTok with its new viral challenge

Colombia.- Recently Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira was chosen to give the feminine touch and Latin flavor to the new single of the American group Black Eyed Peas, ‘Girl like me’, from her newest album titled «Translation». Although this track was released on June 19, his official video was released until this December 04 due to the delays by the pandemic by Covid-19, however, he has made his own new account, becomes a trend on different social networks for his dance skills. The singer’s video revives the famous dance she did during this year’s Super Bowl, which is named Champeta, in addition to including the moonwalk that fashioned the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, thus making the theme and dancing a viral challenge in TikTok that everyone wants to perform, a theme for which Shakira was proud and commented: «They don’t know how happy I am with their comments and the response to ‘Girl like me’, more than I could wish for!! I love you!!».
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In the video we see that the beautiful and talented singer dances dressed in an ochre outfit and shows off her skateboarding skills so immediately her fans didn’t stop the video from reaching one million views shortly after its Release on YouTube. However, it was in TikTok that he gained much more popularity with the challenge called «#ShakiraChallenge».

Millions of users have watched the video throughout this popular video platform, so the choreography has begun to become popular to the fullest, thus flooding the platform with this challenge, even with people using an inspiration from the outfit Shakira used in the official video of the song.
It should be mentioned that Shak wore a spectacular look; a black overalls, a red croptop blouse, long socks, white sneakers and a blue hair band, which is why we see all her followers wearing an outfit very similar to the famous one. The video has become so popular on that platform that Shakira herself has spoken on the subject and shared on her Instagram profile one of them, where we see the young Isela Cervantes make the challenge with an outfit almost identical to hers and doing her best dance moves while in the background we watch the original video on a screen and the truth is that you can see that she rehearsed it too much, as it went great. This viral challenge in TikTok not only caused the official video of the song or the song on the different digital platforms to reach millions of views, but the singer reached in the last hours the ten million followers in her official TikTok account, managing to surprise everyone.

Shakira later re-shared other videos about this popular challenge, where we see boys, girls, men and women making the challenge by copying the steps that singer Barranquilla does perfectly, even, they even began to make tutorials on how to dance the champagne that the singer makes in the video of her collaboration alongside Black Eyed Peas, so everyone is learning it to be able to upload their video. It is important to mention that this was something that was going to happen and certainly did so at the best time, because during an interview, the singer and rapper Will.i.Am confessed that he met with the Latin singer since 2008 to work together, but confessed that they did not find the perfect vibe for her, until 2020, that is, for twelve years he prepared the subject. On the theme, ‘Girl like me’, the group originally from Los Angeles, California, and the singer from Barranquilla, Colombia, sing to Latina women: «I want a woman like Shakira, this Latina is rich, I want a family girl who knows how to live and who lives life… I like Dominicans, Boricuas and Colombians and in East L.A. I like Chicanas,» says a part of the lyrics.



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