Most people in this world have known Shakira, whose full name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, as a Columbian Latin pop singer and songwriter. She is also known as the sensation of Latin music because of her fabulous songs and her sensational belly dancing.
Shakira is a very talented girl. at the age of eight, she was writing and composing music. and by the age of thirteen, Shakira was become a local celebrity who had a lucky chance encounter with Sony Columbia executive, Ciro Vargas, on a flight from Barranquilla to Bogota.
After that, Shakira got her first record deal with the company and was released her debut album called Magia (Magic) in 1991. The album, which lacked recording and production cohesion, failed to sell over one thousand copies. After that time, Shakira decided to take a break from recording and graduate from high school.
In 1995, Shakira returned to the music scene with the album called Pies Descalzos (Bare Feet), which solidified her commercial success by selling over 5 million copies worldwide. and in the years after, her career is flying away like a meteor to the top of the world. Later, she quickly becomes the sensation of Latin music and she introduces belly dancing to the whole world.
In 2001, Shakira started work on a crossover album to the English language. Laundry Service is considered to be her first album in English. Laundry Service would eventually go on to sell more than 13 million CDs worldwide, and produces such hits as whenever wherever, underneath your Clothes, Te Dejo Madrid (I Leave you Madrid), Objection (Tango), and The One. Later on, the commercial success of her English album had continued by the years to come. Shakira is now currently engaged to the son of former president of Argentina, Fernando de la Rua.