From The Vault: Beyonce & Shakira – ‘Beautiful Liar’

Published: Sunday 1st Oct 2017 by Joe

Who doesn’t love a big diva duet? We sure do!

This week’s From The Vault pick comes courtesy of Beyonce and Shakira. It’s 2007’s ‘Beautiful Liar.’

For the re-release of her sophomore album ‘B’Day,’ it was back to the drawing board for Mrs Carter who enlisted Latin sensation Shakira to trade verses with her on the set’s first single.

‘Liar’ was helmed by Stargate and Knowles, who are the same team behind her mega-hit ‘Irreplaceable.’

In the US, the track peaked at #3 and it was also a top charting single in many European countries such as France, Germany and the UK.

It was nominated for Best Pop Collaboration at the 2008 Grammy Awards and Record Of Year at the Latin Grammy Awards 2007.

Jake Nava directed the song’s video, which was dynamite! High fashion, beauty shots, hair-o-graphy and “that” killer belly-dance break. Though minimalistic, it did a brilliant job bridging the gap between these two very different but dynamic artists.

The clip won the VMA for Best Collaboration in 2007.


It’s still puzzling to see that we never got a live showing of this particular track (featuring both ladies), especially when THAT dance break was simply begging for it.

Anyhow, with Bey and Shak still killing it in their respective lanes a whole decade and 5 kids later, who knows what the future holds for this song.

For now though, we salute them for this epic Pop moment!

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  1. John October 1, 2017

    The song peaked at #3 in the U.S. actually. But I agree, WE NEEDED A LIVE PERFORMANCE!! If they performed it live, it would have gone to #1 on the Hot 100.

  2. Kenhern October 1, 2017

    Technically it peaked at number 1 on the dance charts but on the regular Hot 100 is peaked at number 3. So on the post it should be clarified… just saying

  3. DanYiel Iman October 1, 2017

    ‘Twas a great song!!

  4. Suicide Blonde October 1, 2017

    Beyoncé exaggerated with the dance moves, leave belly dance to the expert, Shakira.

    • SayWhat? October 2, 2017

      why cant you just stick to white artists’ posts? You’d be much satisfied with those, it seems. But then again, you come off like an all round miserable person.

  5. ? + ✈ = ? October 1, 2017

    The song was trash

  6. Crookly October 1, 2017

    I used to like this song ,but now realizing the song is terrible!

  7. fatusankoh October 2, 2017

    Beautiful video god bless and protect Bey and fans and family for life

  8. Halsey October 2, 2017

    Shakira slated this

    • Halsey October 2, 2017

      Slayed *

  9. JOHNVIDAL October 2, 2017

    Basic song. Nothing remarkable about it.

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