Shakira modeling at Toyota Center tonight: Shakira shimmies into town tonight at Toyota Center, and frankly, she's pretty much the only artist Rocks Off regrets having to miss while we're in Austin covering ACL. Say what you will about her caterwauling voice and her corny foreign-ness. There's something so playfully goofy about Shakira that we absolutely love her.
Long before the She Wolf was playing stadium shows in big American cities, the part-Lebanese performer had learned belly dancing as a teenager. Her moves helped her otherwise awkwardly-shot video (and odd lyrics) for the song "Whenever, Wherever" propel her to mainstream U.S. fame. Even fans who don't like her unusual voice can't deny her hips don't lie.
In honer of her appearance tonight, Rocks Off came up with a list of some of the best belly buttons in music. And if you're headed to the show tonight, remember, keep your eyes on the hands.