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Pop / Rock 05/06/2006

Shakira's Hit 'Hips Don't Lie' Featuring Wyclef Becomes the Most Played Song in Pop History

LOS ANGELES, CA (By Jim Bowling/ OTSP) - WHAT: "Hips Don't Lie" by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean became the most played song in pop radio history TODAY according to Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems. The song was played more times in the week ending 6/4/06 beating out the previous record by Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" made in the week ending 6/5/05. Shakira's song's total of 9,657 times played on the radio, broke Stefani's previous record of 9,582. This is the song's 4th week atop the chart. Shakira also recently became the first artist in the history of the charts to earn the coveted No 1 Top 40 Mainstream song and No 1 Latin song in the same week and still holds the No 1 spot on the Latin chart.

TOUR: Shakira's "Oral Fixation" tour has exploded out of the gates, selling out multiple markets in the first few hours on sale. Shakira is on her way to her fastest selling tour ever and one of the best selling tours of the summer. Wyclef Jean will open for the 27-date arena tour, which kicks off on August 9th.

ALBUM: Her latest work, "Oral Fixation Vol. 2" debuted on the charts at No 4, the third Top Five debut in Shakira's career, which after the stunning debut earlier in the year of "Fijacion Oral Volume 1," made her the only artist ever to debut in the top 5 albums in English and Spanish in the same calendar year. Energized by her No 1 hit "Hips Don't Lie," Oral Fixation Vol. 2 remains high on the album charts for the last 26 weeks and has already sold well over 1 Million copies in the United States alone.

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