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While Spain Reels in Shakira for $24M Tax Evasion Case, Shakira is Busy Celebrating 1 Billion ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ Spotify Streams – Potentially Making Her More Than $10M

Shakira is currently encircled by many troubles that are bothering her in both her personal and professional life. While she is busy preparing for the legal lawsuit regarding the custody of her children whom she shares with her ex-partner Gerard Pique. She also has to prepare for the tax evasion case. Ever since she separated from her partner in June, she continues to make headlines for negative reasons. The singer, however, is looking forward to a positive aspect and has recently shared a milestone she achieved with her hit song, Hips Don’t Lie.

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Colombian singer Shakira

Also Read: Shakira Reportedly Broke Down After Failing To Show Up For Negotiating Custody Deal With Gerard Pique As Judge Tried To Open Tax Fraud Trial Of 14.5M Euros

Shakira Celebrates 1 Billion Streams on Spotify

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Shakira reached one billion Spotify streams on her 2005 hit Hips Don’t Lie.

Also Read: Shakira Claims Spanish Tax Authorities are Greedy Witch-hunters Who Only Want to Milk Her Pique Relationship For Millions

The 45-year-old Colombian singer, Shakira is now focusing on the positive aspect of her life. On Wednesday, the singer shared a huge milestone with her fans on Instagram by celebrating achieving one billion Spotify streams of her 2005 hit Hips Don’t Lie.

Written by the singer along with Jean, Jerry Duplessis, Omar Alfanno, and LaTavia Parker, it achieved global success reaching number one in 18 countries, including the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, becoming her first and only number one hit to date in the United States.

She flexed the milestone by posting a picture of herself alongside the plaque writing on Instagram, “Wow! One billion streams for Hips Don’t Lie. Thank you to @spotify for the plaque, to @wyclefjean for the collaboration, and to all of you for your incredible support.”

The Queen of Latin Music has thanked her fans for supporting her while tagging Spotify and Haitian rapper Wyclef Jean as the rapper featured in the song.

Also Read: Shakira Rumored to Be Teasing Sparks With Former Lover to Make Gerard Pique Jealous, Claimed to Have Met Ex-Lover in Miami

Shakira’s Going To Face Tax Evasion Case

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The Colombian Singer is being sued for tax evasion.

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The 45-year-old singer, according to a report by Associated Press, will face trial on charges of tax fraud. Though the trial date is yet to be decided, she could face up to eight years in prison and would have to pay a hefty fine of $24M if convicted.

The Spanish prosecutors have claimed that she allegedly failed to pay nearly $15M in tax on income earned between 2012 to 2014 by claiming that she lived in the Bahamas.

The singer has denied the claims and even rejected a deal with authorities to settle the case. Her rep has already stated she “is fully confident of her innocence” and has always abided by the law. They stated that the popstar has paid all that she owed and an additional $2.8 million as interest.

She is also engaged in a custody lawsuit of her children against ex-partner Gerard Pique. The former couple split back in June this year after dating for more than a decade.

Source: Instagram

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Priya Sharma
Priya Sharma

Priya Sharma is an entertainment niche content writer at Animated Times. A Journalism and Mass Communication graduate from the University of Lucknow, she holds experience in event management too. She has a healthy(?) obsession with the Hallyu culture and is also exploring anime as well. When not working, she indulges herself in binge-watching K-dramas, playing Ukulele, and trying to seek the attention of her cute buddy, Shiro.

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