Shakira becomes latest artist to sell rights to catalogue of hits

Colombian singer-songwriter sells rights to her 145-song catalogue for undisclosed sum

The Colombian singer Shakira has become the latest big name artist to cash in on her catalogue of hits, selling the publishing rights to the London-based music royalties investment firm Hipgnosis.

The most successful female Latin singer of all-time, with more than 80m album sales to her name, Shakira has sold the rights to her 145-song catalogue for an undisclosed sum. The three-time Grammy award winner’s string of hits, which began with the release of her first album in 1991 at the age of 13, include Hips Don’t Lie, Whenever, Wherever and the 2010 Fifa World Cup song Waka Waka.

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