"Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll", is a Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer, choreographer, and model. Born and raised in Barranquilla, she began performing in school, demonstrating Latin American music/Latin, Arabic music/Arabic, and rock and roll influences and belly dancing abilities. Shakira released her first studio albums, Magia (Shakira album)/Magia and Peligro (Shakira album)/Peligro, in the early 1990s, failing to attain commercial success; however, she rose to prominence in Latin America with her major-label debut, Pies Descalzos (1996), and her fourth album, Dónde Están los Ladrones? (1998).If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous musicians! More Shakira on Wikipedia.