Beautiful Liar

Album: B'Day Deluxe Edition (2007)
Charted: 1 3
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  • This song finds Shakira and Beyoncé talking about how the same man told each of them that she was the one and only. Instead of starting a fight or plotting to get back at the guy, they decide he isn't worth it, and to ignore him. Beyoncé considers it a female-empowerment song. >>
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  • On the week of April 7, 2007 this made the biggest ever leap in the Billboard Hot 100 when it rose 91 positions to land at #3. It broke the previous record, which was the 95-7 jump of "Smack That" by Akon featuring Eminem on the chart dated October 14, 2006.
  • Beyoncé recorded this herself before asking Shakira to sing on it with her. The song has a Latin flavor and some Spanish lyrics that suited Shakira well.
  • Though this only reached #3 in America, the song was a smash hit internationally, topping the charts in 32 different countries, including the UK, France, Germany, Italy and New Zealand.
  • Mikkel S. Eriksen, half of the songwritng/production duo Stargate, who co-created the tune, said the project was a lesson in simplicity. "This song is very simple," he told Sound on Sound. "Most of the time we have more chords in a song, because we find it hard writing a great song on just one chord. But if you do it right, you can make it work, and this song is an example."
  • Beyoncé and Shakira, who recorded their parts separately in their respective studios, met to film the music video. Directed by Jake Nava, the clip finds the singers emerging from a smoky background as they individually perform their parts, mirroring each others' outfits and dance moves, until they finally meet for a sultry belly-dancing session.

    The video won the MTV Video Music Award for Most Earthshattering Collaboration in 2007.
  • This was nominated for Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals at the 2008 Grammy Awards, but lost to "Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)" by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss.
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Comments: 4

  • Nadia from Phoenix, Azthis is one of those songs that the video is so good it will carry it further then the song alone.
  • Reza from Shiraz, Iranhey shakira and beyonce. one of the sexiest videos ive ever seen. love it
  • Emily from Derby, United KingdomI LOVE THIS SONG! iT IS AWESOME
  • Fani from Avlon, GreeceI really love this song.......And it's rhythm calls you to dance
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