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"Copa Vacía" by Shakira featuring Manuel Turizo is a song that explores the frustration and longing in a one-sided relationship. The lyrics express the singer's desire for more attention and affection from their partner, who seems to always be preoccupied with work and other commitments. The metaphor of a "copa vacía" or empty glass represents the singer's thirst for love and emotional fulfillment. Despite their efforts to fix the relationship, the singer feels like their attempts are in vain, as their partner remains distant and unresponsive. The song captures the feelings of disappointment and the struggle to fill the void in a relationship that lacks reciprocity.
Shakira is a Colombian singer, songwriter, and actress. She began her music career in the early 1990s, releasing her first album in 1991. Since then, she has become one of the most successful Latin American artists of all time, selling over 150 million records worldwide. Her unique blend of Latin, rock, and pop music has earned her numerous awards, including multiple Grammy Awards and Latin Grammy Awards. In addition to her music career, Shakira is also known for her philanthropic work, including her 'Pies Descalzos' Foundation, which provides education and resources to underprivileged children in her home country of Colombia.