Shakira Lights Up Sunset Strip with Electrifying Concert to Launch “Laundry Service” Album

Tower Records Hosts Unforgettable Night as Shakira Takes the Stage

Los Angeles, CA – In a dazzling spectacle that reverberated through Sunset Strip, global music sensation Shakira took center stage at Tower Records on November 17, 2001, to launch her highly anticipated album, “Laundry Service.” The iconic music store transformed into a concert arena as fans gathered to witness the Colombian superstar showcase her latest musical masterpiece.

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Nov. 17, 2001 - SHAKIRA IN CONCERT TO LAUNCH NEW ALBUM.''LAUNDRY SERVICE''.AT TOWER RECORDS ON SUNSET IN LA..SHAKIRA. FITZROY BARRETT /    11-17-2001           K23425FB     (D)(Credit Image: © Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)RMDM63XX–Nov. 17, 2001 – SHAKIRA IN CONCERT TO LAUNCH NEW ALBUM.”LAUNDRY SERVICE”.AT TOWER RECORDS ON SUNSET IN LA..SHAKIRA. FITZROY BARRETT / 11-17-2001 K23425FB (D)(Credit Image: © Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Nov. 17, 2001 - SHAKIRA IN CONCERT TO LAUNCH NEW ALBUM.''LAUNDRY SERVICE''.AT TOWER RECORDS ON SUNSET IN LA..SHAKIRA. FITZROY BARRETT /    11-17-2001           K23425FB     (D)(Credit Image: © Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)RMDM6402–Nov. 17, 2001 – SHAKIRA IN CONCERT TO LAUNCH NEW ALBUM.”LAUNDRY SERVICE”.AT TOWER RECORDS ON SUNSET IN LA..SHAKIRA. FITZROY BARRETT / 11-17-2001 K23425FB (D)(Credit Image: © Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Nov. 17, 2001 - SHAKIRA IN CONCERT TO LAUNCH NEW ALBUM.''LAUNDRY SERVICE''.AT TOWER RECORDS ON SUNSET IN LA..FANS. FITZROY BARRETT /    11-17-2001           K23425FB     (D)(Credit Image: © Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)RMDM3E30–Nov. 17, 2001 – SHAKIRA IN CONCERT TO LAUNCH NEW ALBUM.”LAUNDRY SERVICE”.AT TOWER RECORDS ON SUNSET IN LA..FANS. FITZROY BARRETT / 11-17-2001 K23425FB (D)(Credit Image: © Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Nov. 17, 2001 - SHAKIRA IN CONCERT TO LAUNCH NEW ALBUM.''LAUNDRY SERVICE''.AT TOWER RECORDS ON SUNSET IN LA..SHAKIRA. FITZROY BARRETT /    11-17-2001           K23425FB     (D)(Credit Image: © Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)RMDM63YW–Nov. 17, 2001 – SHAKIRA IN CONCERT TO LAUNCH NEW ALBUM.”LAUNDRY SERVICE”.AT TOWER RECORDS ON SUNSET IN LA..SHAKIRA. FITZROY BARRETT / 11-17-2001 K23425FB (D)(Credit Image: © Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Nov. 17, 2001 - SHAKIRA IN CONCERT TO LAUNCH NEW ALBUM.''LAUNDRY SERVICE''.AT TOWER RECORDS ON SUNSET IN LA..SHAKIRA. FITZROY BARRETT /    11-17-2001           K23425FB     (D)(Credit Image: © Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)RMDM63YG–Nov. 17, 2001 – SHAKIRA IN CONCERT TO LAUNCH NEW ALBUM.”LAUNDRY SERVICE”.AT TOWER RECORDS ON SUNSET IN LA..SHAKIRA. FITZROY BARRETT / 11-17-2001 K23425FB (D)(Credit Image: © Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Nov. 17, 2001 - SHAKIRA IN CONCERT TO LAUNCH NEW ALBUM.''LAUNDRY SERVICE''.AT TOWER RECORDS ON SUNSET IN LA..SHAKIRA. FITZROY BARRETT /    11-17-2001           K23425FB     (D)(Credit Image: © Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)RMDM6406–Nov. 17, 2001 – SHAKIRA IN CONCERT TO LAUNCH NEW ALBUM.”LAUNDRY SERVICE”.AT TOWER RECORDS ON SUNSET IN LA..SHAKIRA. FITZROY BARRETT / 11-17-2001 K23425FB (D)(Credit Image: © Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Nov. 17, 2001 - SHAKIRA IN CONCERT TO LAUNCH NEW ALBUM.''LAUNDRY SERVICE''.AT TOWER RECORDS ON SUNSET IN LA..SHAKIRA. FITZROY BARRETT /    11-17-2001           K23425FB     (D)(Credit Image: © Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)RMDM6400–Nov. 17, 2001 – SHAKIRA IN CONCERT TO LAUNCH NEW ALBUM.”LAUNDRY SERVICE”.AT TOWER RECORDS ON SUNSET IN LA..SHAKIRA. FITZROY BARRETT / 11-17-2001 K23425FB (D)(Credit Image: © Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Nov. 17, 2001 - SHAKIRA IN CONCERT TO LAUNCH NEW ALBUM.''LAUNDRY SERVICE''.AT TOWER RECORDS ON SUNSET IN LA..SHAKIRA. FITZROY BARRETT /    11-17-2001           K23425FB     (D)(Credit Image: © Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)RMDM63YC–Nov. 17, 2001 – SHAKIRA IN CONCERT TO LAUNCH NEW ALBUM.”LAUNDRY SERVICE”.AT TOWER RECORDS ON SUNSET IN LA..SHAKIRA. FITZROY BARRETT / 11-17-2001 K23425FB (D)(Credit Image: © Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Nov. 17, 2001 - SHAKIRA IN CONCERT TO LAUNCH NEW ALBUM.''LAUNDRY SERVICE''.AT TOWER RECORDS ON SUNSET IN LA..SHAKIRA. FITZROY BARRETT /    11-17-2001           K23425FB     (D)(Credit Image: © Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)RMDM63YY–Nov. 17, 2001 – SHAKIRA IN CONCERT TO LAUNCH NEW ALBUM.”LAUNDRY SERVICE”.AT TOWER RECORDS ON SUNSET IN LA..SHAKIRA. FITZROY BARRETT / 11-17-2001 K23425FB (D)(Credit Image: © Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Nov. 17, 2001 - SHAKIRA IN CONCERT TO LAUNCH NEW ALBUM.''LAUNDRY SERVICE''.AT TOWER RECORDS ON SUNSET IN LA..SHAKIRA. FITZROY BARRETT /    11-17-2001           K23425FB     (D)(Credit Image: © Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)RMDM63Y9–Nov. 17, 2001 – SHAKIRA IN CONCERT TO LAUNCH NEW ALBUM.”LAUNDRY SERVICE”.AT TOWER RECORDS ON SUNSET IN LA..SHAKIRA. FITZROY BARRETT / 11-17-2001 K23425FB (D)(Credit Image: © Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Nov. 17, 2001 - SHAKIRA IN CONCERT TO LAUNCH NEW ALBUM.''LAUNDRY SERVICE''.AT TOWER RECORDS ON SUNSET IN LA..SHAKIRA. FITZROY BARRETT /    11-17-2001           K23425FB     (D)(Credit Image: © Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)RMDM63YA–Nov. 17, 2001 – SHAKIRA IN CONCERT TO LAUNCH NEW ALBUM.”LAUNDRY SERVICE”.AT TOWER RECORDS ON SUNSET IN LA..SHAKIRA. FITZROY BARRETT / 11-17-2001 K23425FB (D)(Credit Image: © Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Nov. 17, 2001 - SHAKIRA IN CONCERT TO LAUNCH NEW ALBUM.''LAUNDRY SERVICE''.AT TOWER RECORDS ON SUNSET IN LA..FANS. FITZROY BARRETT /    11-17-2001           K23425FB     (D)(Credit Image: © Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)RMDM3E31–Nov. 17, 2001 – SHAKIRA IN CONCERT TO LAUNCH NEW ALBUM.”LAUNDRY SERVICE”.AT TOWER RECORDS ON SUNSET IN LA..FANS. FITZROY BARRETT / 11-17-2001 K23425FB (D)(Credit Image: © Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Nov. 17, 2001 - SHAKIRA IN CONCERT TO LAUNCH NEW ALBUM.''LAUNDRY SERVICE''.AT TOWER RECORDS ON SUNSET IN LA..SHAKIRA. FITZROY BARRETT /    11-17-2001           K23425FB     (D)(Credit Image: © Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Shakira’s performance was nothing short of electrifying, as she belted out tracks from “Laundry Service” with unparalleled energy and charisma. The intimate setting of Tower Records on Sunset provided a unique backdrop, allowing fans to experience the magic of Shakira’s music up close and personal.

The Grammy-winning artist’s infectious enthusiasm ignited the crowd, turning the album launch into a memorable musical celebration. Fitzroy Barrett, renowned for capturing iconic moments in the music industry, expertly documented Shakira’s powerhouse performance, ensuring that the night’s magic would be preserved for posterity.

“Laundry Service,” Shakira’s first English-language album, marked a significant milestone in her career, showcasing her versatility as an artist and further solidifying her global appeal. The Tower Records event served as a vibrant prelude to the album’s widespread success, captivating fans and critics alike.

Shakira’s charisma extended beyond the stage as she took time to interact with fans, sign autographs, and share the excitement surrounding “Laundry Service.” The event underscored the intimate connection between the artist and her audience, reinforcing Shakira’s reputation as a genuine and engaging performer.

As the final notes echoed through Tower Records on Sunset, Shakira’s album launch left an indelible mark on the music scene. The images captured by Fitzroy Barrett immortalized the moment when Shakira, at the height of her musical prowess, shared her artistry with a captivated audience on the iconic Sunset Strip.

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