She was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, on February 2, 1977.

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is her full name.

At age 8, Shakira wrote her first song.

In 2001, when her hit song "Whenever, Wherever" came out, she became famous all over the world.

Shakira can speak four languages well.

She's sold more than 80 million songs all over the world.

Throughout her journey, Shakira has won a lot of awards.

She is known for helping people in need.

Shakira is known for being good at belly dancing.

She is the first artist to have two different music videos hit 1 billion views on YouTube.