Fijación Oral, Vol. 1

Fijación Oral, Vol. 1

When Fijación Oral, Vol. 1 hit stores in 2005, Shakira was on top of the world. She'd gained legions of devoted Latin American fans with a decade of generation-defining anthems on albums Pies Descalzos and Dónde Están Los Ladrones and swung big for the U.S. and European markets with her first English-language record, Laundry Service, at the turn of the millennium. Her gamble paid off, and enormous hits such as “Whenever, Wherever” and “Underneath Your Clothes” made her a household name around the globe. But the deliberate commercial intent behind Laundry Service also created some unease that the stargazing, raven-haired poet of the ‘90s had been usurped by a blonde pop princess for the Y2K generation. In order to placate the whispers in her ranks, and without any intention of conceding her progress toward global domination, Shakira undertook a gargantuan two-part album cheekily dubbed Fijación Oral, or

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