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Oral Fixation Vol. 2 is the second English studio album (seventh overall) by Colombianmarker pop singer-songwriter Shakira, released on November 28, 2005 by Epic Records. According to her biography on her website and Epic Records, the album has sold more than 8 million copies worldwide.

Background

"The title comes from the fact that I have always lived through my mouth," Shakira has said. "It is my biggest source of pleasure and my most accessible vehicle to discover and enjoy the world. I am fixated on chocolate! I am fixated on the spoken word, the written word, the things I have said and the things I should never have said. This is the reason why I decided on the names for the albums (FijaciĆ³n Oral Vol. 1/Oral Fixation Vol. 2)".

For the album artwork, Shakira called upon Renaissance icons to explain the significance of Oral Fixation. In Oral Fixation Vol. 2 the same child from the past album is perched in a tree and reaches for an apple held in Shakira's hand. "Vol. 2 is more of a Jungian sort of thing, since the reference is to a universal archetype of Eve (Adam and Eve) and the original sin. I think that is something that is really subconsciously in our minds. On the cover of Vol. 2 I wanted to add another reason for Eve to bite the forbidden fruit - that would be her oral fixation." The cover was changed in many Middle Eastern regions, mainly in GCC countries, due to the exposure of Shakira's body. It is alternated with one in which the tree leaves extend to cover her belly; it only shows the top of her body and covers the rest.

Track listing

Standard edition

Reloaded edition

Side 2 (Wal-Mart Exclusive DVD)


Side 2 (Target Exclusive Bonus DVD)
  • "Hey You (Live from MTV 5 Star)" (Video)
  • "Obtener Un Si (Live from MTV 5 Star)" (Video)
  • "Don't Bother" (Music video)
  • "Don't Bother (Remix Audio)"


Chart performance

The album debuted at #5 on Billboard 200, selling 128,000 copies in the U.S.marker in its opening week. That makes Shakira's second top five album in the same year. When the album was re-released with "Hips Don't Lie" and an alternate version of "La Tortura", the album shot up 92 spots on the Billboard 200 from #98 to #6. It sold 81,000 copies that week, which was a 643% increase. As of March 8, 2007, the album has sold more than 1,700,000 units in the United States alone. The album has been certified Platinum by the RIAA in the United States. Shakira received 18 Platinum certifications for the sales of Oral Fixation Vol. 2 in following countries: Canadamarker, Mexicomarker, Austriamarker, Germanymarker, Hungarymarker, Italymarker, Norwaymarker, Portugalmarker, Spainmarker, Switzerlandmarker, Argentinamarker, Perumarker, Chilemarker, Indiamarker, Greecemarker, USmarker, UKmarker, and her home country, Colombiamarker.

Oral Fixation Vol. 2 was named the ninth best selling album of 2006 worldwide. Also it was the 23rd best selling album in the United Statesmarker of 2006. After the performance of "Hips Don't Lie" at the MTV Video Music Awards 2006 which featured Shakira dancing in an Indianmarker outfit, the album topped India Charts and was certified Platinum.

In April 2007 Oral Fixation Vol. 2 re-entered the UK Albums Chart at #70 the same week that "Beautiful Liar", Shakira's duet with Beyonce, entered the singles charts at No. 10 solely through downloads. It has since moved to #69. The album was also certified Platinum in the UK in April 2007.

Chart (2006) Peak

position
Australian Albums Chart 9
Austrian Albums Chart 6
Belgian Flanders Albums Chart 8
Belgian Wallonia Albums Chart 12
Canadian Albums Chart 3
Dutch Albums Chart 2
Danish Albums Chart 1
Finnish Albums Chartmarker 13
French Albums Chart 8
Italian Albums Chart 6
Mexican Albums Chart 28
Norwegian Albums Chart 2
Portuguese Albums Chart 2
Spanish Albums Chart 3
Swedish Albums Chart 4
Swiss Albums Chart 3
UK Albums Chart 12
U.S. Billboard 200 5


Certifications

Country (2006-2008) Certification Sales/

shipments
Australia Gold 35,000
Austriamarker Gold 15,000
Canadamarker 2x Platinum 200,000
Greecemarker Platinum 40,000
Japanmarker Gold 100,000
Netherlandsmarker Gold 35,000
New Zealandmarker 3x Platinum 45,000
Russiamarker Diamond 200,000
Switzerlandmarker 2x Platinum 60,000
United Kingdommarker Platinum 400,000
United Statesmarker Platinum 1,800,000


See also



Notes

  1. Shakira's Biography. Shakira.com (2008-05-14). Retrieved on 2009-09-24.
  2. Official Announcement for Shakira's new album
  3. Shakira - Hips Dont Lie Live 2006 VMAs (MTV reedit). YouTube. Retrieved on 2009-09-24.
  4. UK Music Charts | The Official UK Top 75 Albums: Week of Mon 04 Feb - Yahoo! Music UK. Uk.launch.yahoo.com. Retrieved on 2009-09-24.
  5. UKMIX - Forums - View topic - BPI Certifications. Trusted-doubler.com. Retrieved on 2009-09-24.
  6. http://www.billboard.com/#/album/shakira/oral-fixation-vol-2/721902
  7. Australian Certification ARIA. Retrieved October 6, 2008.
  8. Austrian certification IFPI Austria. Retrieved October 6, 2008.
  9. Canadian Certification CRIA . Retrieved October 6, 2008.
  10. RIAJ - November 2006 RIAJ'.' Retrieved January 2, 2009.
  11. Dutch Certification NVPI. Retrieved October 6, 2008.
  12. New Zealand Cetification March 31, 2008 RIANZ . Retrieved October 6, 2008.
  13. Russian certification OPOR. Retrieved October 6, 2008.
  14. Swiss Certification swisscharts.com . Retrieved October 6, 2008.
  15. British Certification BPI. Retrieved October 6, 2008.
  16. [1] Billboard .



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