It set a record as the highest debut for a full-length Spanish-language album in the country which still stands.Internationally, the album topped the charts in Argentina, Germany, Mexico and Spain. 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. 1 became the highest selling Latin pop album of the decade in the United States and the second highest selling Latin album overall.There are different aesthetics, but there is a certain style to the way I write my own songs, a particular way of describing feelings and emotions that I have developed over all these years making songs.I have gotten in touch with my own gift - I am sure, 10 years ago, I was not half as good as I can say I am today, and I am still not good enough."I will not lie to you; it was not a path of roses.It was painful at times to come up with two albums, to write more than 60 songs and to fight my own insecurities and doubts." While speaking about the difference about expressing herself in Spanish and English, Shakira told, "When I express myself in Spanish, I find elements that help me express an idea in perhaps a different way than when I do it in English.
"To start seeing people's first reactions, and how people start relating to these songs and appreciating every single piece of work I have done over the past two years, is the best reward an artist can have after so much hard work," says Shakira.
It set a record for the highest debut of a full-length Spanish-language album in the country (which it still holds, beating Ricky Martin's 65,000-start with "Almas de Silencio" in 2003.
), Stephen Thomas Erlewine of All Music said that releasing the Spanish-language Fijación Oral, Vol.
As of May 2013, over four million copies of the album were sold worldwide and it is the eighth best-selling Latin albums in the United States. Although its lead single ("La Tortura") was the only track to reach the US Billboard Hot 100, the follow-up singles "No", "Día de Enero" and "Las de la Intuición" enjoyed moderate success on the Hot Latin Songs, Tropical Songs and Latin Pop Airplay charts.
In November 2005 Shakira supplemented the album with her second English-language record, Oral Fixation, Vol. The two were packaged together as a box set and released as Oral Fixation, Vol. The projects were promoted with the Oral Fixation Tour in 20, which visited the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.