Shakira Conquers ‘Today’ With Great Performances Of “Empire” And “Hips Don’t Lie”: Watch

Mike Wass | March 26, 2014 1:50 pm

Shakira ramped up her promo campaign with a stellar performance on Today earlier this morning (March 26). The Colombian goddess literally warmed up the half-frozen crowd with mega-hit “Hips Don’t Lie” before launching into current single “Empire”, which subsequently rocketed up the iTunes download chart to number 11.

Eight years have passed since the diva’s Wyclef Jean-assisted smash ruled the airwaves but it’s still a ridiculously catchy pop song and soon had the crowd dancing while Shakira worked her honest hips on stage. “Empire”, which is turning out to be something of a grower, also sounded great live and allows the 37-year-old to embrace her inner-rock star. Watch up top.

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