Saturday, October 15, 2011


"Beautiful Liar" is a song recorded by American R&B singer Beyoncé and Colombian Latin pop singer Shakira. The song's theme is about female empowerment and lyrically, the song finds the two female protagonists singing about being charmed by the same man, however instead of fighting over him, both ladies agree and realize that he is not worth their time. The single was generally well-received by music critics who praised the fact that Knowles and Shakira managed to come with a beautiful collaboration by "forbidding their vanity or ego from getting in the way of business." "Beautiful Liar" was nominated for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards. The single won an Ivor Novello Awards for Best-Selling British Song in 2008. In April 2011, Billboard magazine listed the song at number four on its list of the 10 All-Female Hit Collaborations. A commercial success, the song peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and held the distinction of having the largest upward movement on this particular chart until 2008. "Beautiful Liar" became a chart topper in several European countries including France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Its accompanying music video, which incorporates belly dancing moves, was directed by English director Jake Nava. "Beautiful Liar" was nominated in the category of the Video Of The Year accolade at the 2007 BET Awards. It was awarded the Most Earthshattering Collaboration at the 2007 MTV Video Music Award. The song was a part of Knowles' set list on her world tours as from 2007. Knowles and Shakira, never sang the song live together.

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