Shakira Signs to Roc Nation

blame it on Shake February 20, 2012

As odd as it might sound, XXL has revealed that the Colombian songstress has signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation for management. Joining the likes of Rihanna, Wale, No I.D., Santigold, S1 and Melanie Fiona.

The news definitely marks a coup for Roc Nation. With worldwide appeal, Shakira has sold more than 60 million albums and won 12 Billboard Latin Music Awards, eight Latin Grammy Awards and two Grammy Awards.

And the real reason for this post? For me to express how annoyed I get when I think Deja Vu is about to play… only to get shot down with a Wyclef Jean intro. And I know I’m not alone on that one!

  • maybe a cosign is all she needs to take off again? nah?

  • nito

    that shit cray

  • KING

    she can get it

  • bjdask

    It’s a strategic signing, Young Money signed Christina Milian and Roc Nation signed Shakira.

  • BoomShakaLaka

    it’s only management lol and isn’t Wale also managed by Roc Nation?

  • Flawed Nursery Rhymes

    lol @ bjdask, its the rap cold war out here

  • Turtle

    Is Jay Elec gone from the Roc???

  • dede

    wale is with mmg.. j.cole is roc nation

  • SmokinAces

    @bjdask did you seriously relate Shakira, an INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR with MULTIPLE GRAMMYS, MILLIONS OF RECORDS SOLD, HIGH GROSSING TOURS, ETC. to Christina Milian who has none of the above? And Wale is signed to MMG, managed by Roc Nation btw.

    This is not as odd a signing as it seems. It’s a hell of a smart business move. Shakira sells out shows all over the world and still sells millions of records. Plus Roc Nation is not just a RAP label, but an all around entertainment company.

  • SmokinAces

    BTW, only management still gets you about 15% of an artist gross income. Nothing to scoff at at all.

  • Mike

    Good Looks for the Roc Nation camp.

  • Biz

    I’m not sure what the point is…niggas dont care about the culture only the money

  • Freddy Hearsecury

    Deja Vu is the joint classic

  • Mike

    Damn, this is a pretty big move. She runs shit in Spain.

  • The Truth

    Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz took that same intro from another song: Amores Como El Nuestro by Jerry Rivera which is the original song that used it. Check it out.