Agreed. But then again, I was also wondering how come somebody like JLO never earned the place in S's airspace? Is it the matter of branding and management, or Shakira has her ways of being picky and doing things her way?
Branding and quality of music. J Lo does too many things to be taken seriously as a musician, compared to Shakira that focuses solely on music. Also, J Lo is an incredible performer, but her material has always been lackluster commercial music. Shakira didn't follow that route until much later in her career, and she had already established herself as a worldwide name. Shak has had some seminal hits (Whenever Wherever, Hips, Waka Waka) to cement her status as a legend, but J Lo has no huge worldwide hit that people think of immediately. J Lo also generally has branded herself as a beautiful, sexy woman that can dance. Shakira has branded herself as that, but also someone that has talent, a recognizable voice, diversity in music, known as a songwriter and for being intelligent, and generally being multicultural. Her music has touched much more people than J Lo's music has. J Lo also hasn't had a hit in a while, with the closest one being On The Floor and not may hits for a long while before then.
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