Fijación Oral, Vol. 1 (English: Oral Fixation, Vol. 1) is a Latin pop
album, the sixth studio album by Colombian recording artist Shakira
(pictured). It followed her first English-language record, Laundry
Service, an international success. It received generally favorable
reviews that complimented Shakira's evolving style. Released in June
2005, it debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200, and topped the
charts in Argentina, Germany, Mexico and Spain. Fijación Oral, Vol. 1
was the Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album at the 2006 Grammy Awards, and
the Album of the Year and the Best Female Pop Vocal Album at the Latin
Grammy Awards. It became the highest selling Latin pop album of the
decade in the US. Four singles were released to promote the album,
although only the lead single ("La Tortura") reached the US Billboard
Hot 100. In November 2005 Shakira supplemented the album with her second
English-language record, Oral Fixation, Vol. 2. The two were packaged
together and promoted with the Oral Fixation Tour.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fijaci%C3%B3n_Oral,_Vol._1>
Today's selected anniversaries:
American Revolutionary War: At the Battle of Quebec, British
forces repulsed an attack by the Continental Army to capture Quebec City
and enlist French Canadian support.
Queen Victoria selected Ottawa, then a small logging town, to
be the capital of the British colony of Canada.
Times Square in New York City held its first New Year's Eve
celebrations with the ball drop.
Three disgruntled employees set fire to the Dupont Plaza Hotel
in San Juan, Puerto Rico, which killed 98 people and injured 140 others,
making it the second deadliest hotel fire in United States history.
Taipei 101 in Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan, opened to the
public as the world's tallest skyscraper.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
A state of dreaming while awake; a loose or irregular train of thought;
musing or meditation; daydream.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
If man does find the solution for world peace it will be the
most revolutionary reversal of his record we have ever known.
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