Legacy Recordings Set to Deliver 20th Anniversary Digital Expanded Edition of Shakira’s Laundry Service (Washed and Dried) on Friday, November 12
Bonus Tracks include Debut Release of “Whenever, Wherever (Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show Remix)” from Shakira’s 2020 Super Bowl LIV Halftime Performance
Five Live Performance Clips from Shakira’s 2001 Laundry Service Release Party at NYC’s Roseland Ballroom Coming to YouTube on Friday, November 12
Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will celebrate the 20th anniversary of international superstar Shakira’s first English language album with the release of Laundry Service (Washed and Dried) (an expanded digital edition featuring four bonus tracks new to DSPs) on Friday, November 12.
Laundry Service (Washed and Dried) Expanded Edition here.
The newly expanded 20th anniversary digital edition of Shakira’s Laundry Service (Washed and Dried) premieres the previously-unreleased remix of “Whenever, Wherever” from Shakira’s electrifying halftime performance at Super Bowl LIV (February 2, 2020).
In addition to the previously unreleased “Whenever, Wherever (Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show Remix),” Laundry Service (Washed and Dried) offers three more bonus tracks newly available on DSPs: “Whenever, Wherever” (Sahara remix), “Underneath Your Clothes” (acoustic version) and “Objection (Tango)” (Afro-punk version).
A 12″ vinyl edition of Laundry Service will be released in the United States on Friday, December 17 and may be pre-ordered here.
On November 12, 2001, the eve of the original release of Laundry Service, Shakira performed a transcendent set at her album release party at New York’s fabled Roseland Ballroom. Shakira – Live at Roseland, five songs from that historic showcase –“Objection,” “Underneath Your Clothes,” “Ojos Así,” “Inevitable,” and “Whenever, Wherever”–will be released as individual clips on YouTube on November 12, 2021, the 20th anniversary of Shakira’s Roseland show.
Shakira talks about Laundry Service (Washed and Dried) and more in an exclusive 20th anniversary video interview here.
On Saturday, November 13, Shakira will host a special listening party for Laundry Service (Washed and Dried) on Tim Burgess’ Twitter Listening Party at 3pm EST (8pm UK).
Shakira and Live Nation will be offering a special line of official 20th Anniversary Laundry Service (Washed and Dried) merchandise including apparel (t-shirts, hoodies, sweatpants), blankets, magnets, mugs, posters, tote bags and more. Details at Shakira’s merchandise site.
Born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia, Shakira made her first recordings for Sony Music Colombia at the age of 13, establishing and growing her reputation in the Hispanic music scene as a must-see artist and performer over the span of her first four studio albums. After her fourth studio album–1998’s ¿Dónde Están los Ladrones? (English: Where Are The Thieves?)–became a success in Latin America, Spain and the U.S. Latin communities, her first live album–MTV Unplugged (the show’s first all-Spanish episode, recorded August 1999)–provided major exposure in the U.S.
As the 21st century dawned, Shakira, a glowing star in the Latin American music world, wanted to record her fifth studio album primarily in English, assuming the daunting challenge of essentially learning a new language well enough to write lyrics that matched the universal music she felt in her body, heart and soul. “I had to find a way to express my ideas and my feelings, my day-to-day stories in English. So I bought a couple of rhyming dictionaries, read poetry, and authors like Leonard Cohen and Walt Whitman,” she said in her cover-story interview with Faze.
Originally released November 13, 2001 on Epic Records, Laundry Service (and the limited edition Laundry Service: Washed and Dried, bonus tracks now available digitally) launched Shakira into the international pop music stratosphere. A fascinating amalgam of musical styles, influences and inspirations, Laundry Service incorporated elements of Andean music, dance, pop, Middle Eastern sound, rock ‘n’ roll, tango while showcasing Shakira as both artist and entertainer. Exploring themes of love and romance, many expressed in her newly found command of English, Shakira penned every song on the album while coproducing under the direction of executive producer Emilio Estefan.
Laundry Service generated six singles including the worldwide #1 smash “Whenever, Wherever” and the subsequent hits “Underneath Your Clothes,” “Objection (Tango),” “Te Dejo Madrid,” and “Que Me Quedes Tú” and “The One.” Laundry Service topped the charts around the world in countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada and Switzerland, while entering the Top 5 in other countries such as Argentina, France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom. Stateside, Laundry Service peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200 chart. Laundry Service has sold 18 million copies around the world, making it one of the top-selling albums of the 21st century.
As of November 12, 2021, the RIAA has certified Shakira’s Laundry Service 4x platinum in the United States with the “Whenever, Wherever” single certified 2x platinum and “Underneath Your Clothes” earning gold status.
Over the course of her extraordinary career, Shakira has sold more than 80 million records and is one of the world’s top-selling Latin female recording artists. She has earned numerous awards including three Grammy Awards, twelve Latin Grammy Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, seven Billboard Music Awards, thirty-nine Billboard Latin Music Awards, six Guinness World Records and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Billboard named Shakira the Top Female Latin Artist of the Decade twice in the 21st century (the 2000s and the 2010s). In 2011, Shakira received the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year and Harvard Foundation Artist of the Year awards for her philanthropic work with her Barefoot Foundation and her contributions to music. She was appointed to the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics in the US in 2011, and awarded the Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government in 2012.
Shakira – Laundry Service (Washed and Dried) – 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition
1. “Objection (Tango)”
2. “Underneath Your Clothes”
3. “Whenever, Wherever”
5. “The One”
6. “Ready for the Good Times”
8. “Te Dejo Madrid”
9. “Poem to a Horse”
10. “Que Me Quedes Tú”
11. “Eyes Like Yours (Ojos Así)”
12. “Suerte (Whenever, Wherever)”
13. “Te Aviso, Te Anuncio (Tango)”
14. Whenever, Wherever (Sahara remix)
15. Underneath Your Clothes (acoustic version)
16. Objection (Tango) (Afro-punk version)
17. Whenever, Wherever (Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show Remix)