Shakira - Topic
Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, businesswoman, and philanthropist. Born and raised in Barranquilla, she made her recording debut under Sony Music Colombia at the age of 13. Following the commercial failure of her first two Colombian albums, Magia and Peligro, she rose to prominence in Spanish-speaking countries with her next albums, Pies Descalzos and Dónde Están los Ladrones?. Shakira entered the English-language market with her fifth album, Laundry Service. It sold over 13 million copies and spawned the international number-one singles "Whenever, Wherever" and "Underneath Your Clothes".
Her success was further solidified with the Spanish albums Fijación Oral, Vol. 1, Sale el Sol, and El Dorado, all of which topped the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart and were certified diamante by the Recording Industry Association of America. Meanwhile, her English albums Oral Fixation, Vol. 2, She Wolf and Shakira were all certified gold, platinum, or multi-platinum in various countries worldwide.