Latin pop diva Shakira has achieved phenomenal success and become a genuine pop icon. Born to humble beginnings in Barranquilla on Colombia's Caribbean coast, she left for the capital city of Bogota as an aspiring model at age 13. Ironically it was her music that garnered attention. Singing and writing lyrics since she was 8, her first album for Sony was released when she was 14. Although sales were meager, the album helped launch her career as a soap opera actress. Then came Pies Descalzados (1995), an album which showcased her bold, flexible voice and yielded a string of huge hits. Her mixture of rock ballads and Dance Pop (with an occasional tropical touch) is filtered through her image as a talented, beautiful and headstrong young woman. Departing from the traditional image of Latin American women, Shakira's music and persona aroused controversy when her multiplatinum records put her in the spotlight. Following in the footsteps of Selena, she represents a bold new Latina who will be neither obsequious nor silent. As Shakira has matured, so has her music, as demonstrated in songs such as the Arabic-inflected "Ojos Asi" as well as in her live performances.
Shakira Concert Films
Hits Don't Lie
Runtime: 59 minFollow the rise of one of the most successful Latin-American pop artists of all time. Known for her catchy lyrics and hip shaking dance moves, Shakira has swept up millions of fans around the globe. She has won numerous awards including two Grammy Awards as well as being nominated for a Golden Globe. Learn how the Colombian born star signed her first record deal at 13, how her first two albums failed and how she shot to superstardom, selling over 70 million albums worldwide making her the highest selling Colombian artist of all time.
Live and Off The Record
Runtime: 2 hr 25 minThis footage includes 90 minutes of electric performance from her sold out 2003 tour, Tour of The Mongoose. It also comprises of a one-hour documentary, an uncensored look behind the curtain of the tour. The camera captures Shakira's life, loves, family.
Live from Paris
Runtime: 1 hr 40 minFilmed in the summer of 2011, at the Palais Omnis Ports De Bercy. Shakira: Live from Paris includes Shakira's biggest hits from “Inevitable” to “Hips Don't Lie”. She also pays tribute to, Frances Cabrel, by singing “Je L'aime A Mourir”. From beginning to end, it is Shakira at her best.
Runtime: 2 hr 17 minThis film features a Behind the Scenes feature called Around The World In 397 Days, a documentary called Barefoot - a 20-minute documentary focusing on Shakira's nonprofit organization shot in Columbia, and 16 great Shakira tracks from her recent tour.
Shakira Top Tracks
Live at Soundstage
Runtime: 55 minExplosive and energetic Alanis Morissette pulls in the audience on this Soundstage with hints of hard rock, gentle folk, electronic beats and free flowing Eastern melodies. The set includes quintessential hits about loving and letting go from the seven-time Grammy winner's days as a confessional rock phenomenon: "All I Really Want," "Hands Clean," "Thank U" and "Uninvited." The singer/songwriter also introduces fans to her latest and most adventurous album, So-Called Chaos, with songs including "Eight Easy Steps," and "Excuses," among others.
The honest, unadulterated performance reflects Morissette's move away from her days as a rancorous 90's rocker, and into the mode of mature musician ready to experiment with her strengths. Morissette's enduring introspection, continual evolution and evocative stage presence shine in this Soundstage performance.
El Alma al Aire en Concierto
Runtime: 1 hr 51 minRecorded at the Vicente Calderon Stadium in Madrid (the home of Atletico Madrid Football Club), Alejandro Sanz performs in front of 60,000 hysterical fans. He plays all of his best known songs and is joined by several popular Spanish artists.
The Last Concert: Live From The Astrodome
Runtime: 54 minRecorded live on February 26, 1995. All tracks have been digitally remastered. Selena Quintanilla, the late queen of Tejano music, is caught here in her final performance in Houston, Texas. More a cultural than a solely musical phenomenon, Selena provided American Latinos and Latinas with a bona fide pop star, and unfortunately their first bona fide pop casualty. Here she works her magic on a medley of '70s Anglo disco classics before slipping into more familiar Tejano territory with her biggest hit, "Amor Prohibido" and a slew of crowd-pleasing classics. Her band is tight and adept (her brother plays bass); the crowd goes predictably wild at every opportunity. As a document of Selena's undeniable live appeal, LIVE THE LAST CONCERT is invaluable, and essential for all true Selena fans.
Around the World
Runtime: 1 hr 3 minThe biggest selling female artist of the 1990s invites her fans to join her onstage and backstage as she travels around the world on a concert tour with stops in Australia, Hawaii, Japan and glittering Manhattan. Through the magic of Dolby Digital multi-channel Surround Sound, you'll experience the full power of some of Mariah's biggest hits and revel in a series of very special exclusive performances. Songs: Butterfly Intro/Emotions, Fantasy, Dreamlover, My All, I Still Believe, I'll Be There (with Trey Lorenz), Hopelessly Devoted to You (with Olivia Newton-John), Whenever You Call (with Brian McKnight), Honey, Hero. Also includes the bonus videos: Butterfly, Breakdown (with Krayzie Bone & Wish Bone), and the DVD-exclusives The Roof and My All.
The Monster Ball Tour At Madison Square Garden
Runtime: 2 hr 10 minThis musical release from mega pop star Lady Gaga captures a live performance by the diva, recorded at Madison Square Garden in New York, in honor of her Monster Ball Tour. Some of the songs featured in the concert include "Dance in the Dark," "Glitter and Grease," "Just Dance," and more.
Live: Black and White Tour
Runtime: 1 hr 54 minFollowing on the heels of the Multi-Platinum and critically acclaimed MTV Unplugged, Ricky Martin returns with his first ever Live concert to be released commercially.
Stripped: Live in the UK
Runtime: 1 hr 54 minStripped: Live In The U.K. is the first live release from Christina Aguilera, documenting her sold-out shows at London’s Wembley Arena during her first-ever European tour.
Runtime: 2 hr 1 minThe Confessions Tour, filmed at London's Wembley Arena during her worldwide sold-out 25-city Confessions Tour (2006's top-grossing tour world-wide), features songs from throughout the dance diva's career but largely focuses on Confessions On A Dance Floor.
Lets Get Loud
Runtime: 1 hr 42 minLet’s Get Loud was taped over two sold-out nights at Roberto Clemente Stadium in Puerto Rico in September of 2001. J. Lo performs her greatest hits plus a special performance of Selena’s "I Could Fall In Love."
Runtime: 1 hr 49 minOn the one hand, pop musically speaking, worldbeaters such as Kylie Minogue are few and far between. Singers and performers of her stature and popularity rarely maintain their power for as long as she was able to. Her streaks of number one singles in both Australia and the U.K. are nearly insurmountable. And yet, on the other hand, her inability to really crack open the American pop market over the course of her career is a story that is heard all too often from groups hailing from nations as pop powerful as Australia and the U.K. Eventually, with the hugely successful "Can't Get You Out of My Head," Kylie would rattle the American pop psyche, reminding the rather insular scene that the bubbly girl who had first made waves with the 1987 cover of "The Loco Motion" had developed into a stylish, experienced, and able pop performer with a clear agenda — both musically and visually — and the chops to match. To focus on Minogue's American problem would only be looking at a small fraction of the larger story.
Runtime: 1 hrEnrique Iglesias, an international Latin pop-star who was determined to find his own path to success and not be overshadowed by his world famous father, Julio Iglesias. In 1995 Enrique dropped out of University to debut his first album, which proved to be a huge success. This paved the way to stardom for Enrique and he is now one of the top selling artists of our time. By 2014 he has sold more than one hundred million records worldwide, amassed more than seventy number-one rankings, voted as the sexiest singer alive and has been labelled as â€˜The King of Latin Popâ€™. Follow the rise to success of the Latin Hero, Enrique Iglesias.
Mis Planes Son Amarte
Runtime: 1 hrAn archeologist becomes obsessed with an inexplicable finding that shakes the world. He discovers the shape of a contemporary astronaut in an ancient archaeological site. His research now leads him to the photo of a beautiful native woman of a pre-Columbian civilization. The woman is the missing link between his studies and the answers he is looking for. The archeologist goes in search of this captivating woman and embarks on a journey that will take him through the beautiful and remote landscapes of Colombia, only to find out that she is now very old. Wise and loving but old. Through her, he will discover the true meaning of life.
The scientist then becomes an astronaut and goes on an intergalactic journey back in time to find the woman in her youth. With her, he finds the absolute truth about life and the universe, and learns that the only matrix and creative energy is LOVE.
Queens of Pop
Runtime: 27 minIn January 2011, ARTE viewers voted for the ‘Queens of Pop’. 8 pop queens were chosen from 50 proposals and these are presented in a 26-minute documentary: From the 1960s: Diana Ross. From the 1970s: Donna Summer and Debbie Harry. From the 1980s: Madonna. From the 1990s: Britney Spears and Mariah Carey. From 2000-2009: Lady Gaga and Beyoncé. The title of the programme, ‘Queens of Pop’, in itself shows where the emphasis lies – none of those simplistic chart rankings, but instead a documentary series that looks at our cultural history, dealing with the women who shaped popular music over the past fifty years.