Shakira was born on Feb 2, 1977 in Barranquilla. She started her career with first studio albums, Magia and Peligro in the 1990. She entered the English-language market with her fifth album, Laundry Service. Its lead single, "Whenever, Wherever", became the best-selling single of 2002.
Shakira continued her successful career with her albums Fijación Oral, Vol. 1 and Oral Fixation, Vol. 2 (2005), the latter of which released one of the best-selling songs of the 21st century, "Hips Don't Lie " which was another hit song of her.
Shakira’s official song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)", became the biggest-selling World Cup song of all time with over 1.2 billion views. It is one of the most-watched music videos on YouTube.