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Shakira in Concert

Shake your “hips don’t lie” at the Shakira concert at Chicago’s United Center, Jan. 23, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel in historic Hyde Park!

Grammy Award winning Columbian pop star Shakira Isabel Mebrak Ripoll comes to town for a post-holiday concert, having sold 60 million albums and now adding to that astounding total. The El Dorado Tour will continue the career one of the most prolific pop stars on the planet. None other than Prince Harry’s fiancée Meghan Markle claims that she fell out of her top while dancing at an audition for a Shakira video. Oh, that rascal Meghan!

Shakira lists Latin, Arabic and rock and roll influences on her music. She also claims John Lennon as her favorite star. Her first two albums had limited success, but then came “Laundry Service” in 2002, her fifth album and the one that appealed to audiences everywhere.

Shakira has won two Grammys, five MTV Video Music Awards, thirteen Latin Grammy Awards and a whole lot of other awards. “Hips Don’t Lie,” the most played pop song in a single week in American radio history. Among many accolades, Shakira played at the inauguration of President Barak Obama. She supports a foundation which provides funds to educate poor children in Columbia. She is also a star of films and television.

The United Center, “the house that Jordan built,” is located at 1901 W. Madison Street in Chicago. For tickets, go online to and follow the prompts.

Make your Shakira concert experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, in Hyde Park. The hotel offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. Enjoy the free breakfast. The Lake Shore Café offers lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.