Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian singer and songwriter.
Born and raised in Barranquilla, Shakira has been referred to as the "Queen of Latin Music"and is noted for her versatility in music.
Following the commercial failure of her first two albums, Magia (1991) and Peligro (1993), she rose to prominence in Hispanic countries with her next albums, Pies Descalzos (1995) and Dónde Están los Ladrones? (1998).
Shakira entered the English-language market with her fifth album, Laundry Service (2001), which sold over 13 million copies worldwide.
With a catalog of 145 songs, Shakira has sold over 80 million records which have made her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
Forbes reported that as of 2018, Shakira has become the female Latin artist who has sold the most albums in history.