Shakira was born on February 2, 1977, in Colombia. She is a singer, songwriter, dancer, and producer. Shakira is mostly famous for such hits as “Whenever, Wherever”, “Underneath Your Clothes”, “Beautiful Liar”, and “Hips Don’t Lie”. She holds numerous awards, including two Grammies and seven Billboard Music Awards.
Shakira was a talented girl. When she was just 18 months old, she already knew the alphabet. At 36 months, she learned how to read and write, and by the time Shakira turned 4, she was ready to attend school. Her mother believed that Shakira would become an artist since she loved drawing. At four, the girl started writing poetry. In school, she was interested in dancing. When she turned eight, her parents understood that she had a talent for singing. It was then, Shakira wrote her first song “Your Dark Glasses”. Shakira also impressed everyone with her beauty. When she turned 10, the girl won a beauty pageant. She also started performing in public.
In 1991, Shakira met Ciro Vargas from Sony Music and he convinced her to record an album. Shakira had to study and record the LP at the same time. The album Magia didn’t make it into the charts and neither did her next album Peligro (1993). However, Shakira continued to conquer the world by attending music festivals. She won a Chile’s festival Vina Del Mar where she performed her own song “ERES”. By the time Shakira turned 15, she was already popular.