She is a Actress, Composer, Editor, Producer, Writer and a Spanish Rock Singer.
In 1996 she had 6 different songs throughout the year on one of many Latin singles charts.
Also in 1996 she appeared for the first time in a non-singing part playing the character of “Luisa Maria” in the weekly TV series “El Oasis” that was aired in Columbia.
The first hit she had on the U.S. English charts was “Whenever, Wherever” that also was her first song on the Canadian charts and it peaked at #4 on both the Canadian & English charts in 2001.
She composed her very first English language song in 2001 titled “Objection (Tango)” that was a single and also appeared on her album titled “Laundry Service”.
In 2002 she was ranked #9 in “Stuff” magazine’s annual poll of the “102 Sexiest Women in the World”.
In 2006 her cousin “Valerie Dominguez Tarud” who is a fashion designer, won the “Miss Colombia” pageant.
She sings in the song Hips Dont Lie with Wyclef Jean.
Shakira's first appearance on TV was when she was 13 years old. She appeared in a popular Colombian program.
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