Shakira was introduced as a “one-woman empire” by Miranda Lambert at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. It's a fitting title — Shakira’s powerful performance of ‘Empire’ singlehandedly brought the house down.

The Latina singer appeared on stage in a black and gold glittery ensemble and fierce thigh-high boots, looking absolutely stunning, as always. In case she wasn’t already looking hot enough, the high flames bursting on stage behind her added even more heat.

The crowd went wild as Shakira got up close and personal, interacting with fans along the stage as she belted out the pop-rock song. Cameras followed her as she jumped into the audience, never once faltering on her strong vocals, and made her way around the crowd to a smaller stage in the middle of the venue. Her attitude while performing is unbeatable — her hair-whipping, mic-stand throwing antics added to the already high energy of her show.

Check out Shakira’s powerful performance of ‘Empire’ up above!