On August 27 Shakira released her English-debut single, “Whenever, Wherever”…

On August 27, 2001 Latin superstar Shakira released her English-debut single, “Whenever, Wherever,” from her third studio and English-language debut album, “Laundry Service.” The single, which Shakira helped write, emphasizes how fate has lead her to find her significant other. Like many of Shakira’s music, it heavily features distinct South American elements, with Shakira incorporating…

On February 2 Shakira was born…

On February 2, 1977 Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, better known as Shakira, was born.  The Colombian and Lebanese singer has had a career spanning 25 years, incorporating both Latin and Arabic influences in her music — as seen through her well-known belly dancing.  “Ojos Asi” by Shakira, released in 1999 — becoming one of her…

On November 13 Shakira released her English debut album…

On November 13, 2001, “Laundry Service,” Shakira’s first full-length English album was released. The pop-rock album (with influences of Latin and Middle Eastern sounds), received positive reviews from critics, and eventually sold over 3.5 million copies within the United States. In addition, the lead single, “Whenever, Wherever,” was an international success, reaching number one in…

On August 27 Shakira released her English-debut single “Whenever, Wherever”…

On August 27, 2001 Latin superstar Shakira released her English-debut single, “Whenever, Wherever,” from her third studio and English-language debut album, “Laundry Service.” The single, which Shakira helped write, emphasizes how fate has lead her to find her significant other. Like many of Shakira’s music, it heavily features distinct South American elements, with Shakira incorporating…

On February 2 Shakira was born…

On February 2, 1977 Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, better known as Shakira, was born. The Colombian and Lebanese singer has had a career spanning 25 years, incorporating both Latin and Arabic influences in her music — as seen through her well-known belly dancing. “Ojos Asi” by Shakira, released in 1999 — becoming one of her…

On November 13 Shakira released her English debut album…

On November 13, 2001, “Laundry Service,” Shakira’s first full-length English album was released. The pop-rock album (with influences of Latin and Middle Eastern sounds), received positive reviews from critics, and eventually sold over 3.5 million copies within the United States. In addition, the lead single, “Whenever, Wherever,” was an international success, reaching number one in…

On August 27 Shakira released her English-debut single, “Whenever, Wherever”…

On August 27, 2001 Latin superstar Shakira released her English-debut single, “Whenever, Wherever,” from her third studio and English-language debut album, “Laundry Service.” The single, which Shakira helped write, emphasizes how fate has lead her to find her significant other. Like many of Shakira’s music, it heavily features distinct South American elements, with Shakira incorporating…

On February 2 Shakira was born…

On February 2, 1977 Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, better known as Shakira, was born. The Colombian and Lebanese singer has had a career spanning 25 years, incorporating both Latin and Arabic influences in her music — as seen through her well-known belly dancing. “Ojos Asi” by Shakira, released in 1999 — becoming one of her…

On November 13 Shakira released her U.S. debut album, “Laundry Service”…

On November 13, 2001, “Laundry Service,” Shakira’s first full-length English album was released. The pop-rock album (with influences of Latin and Middle Eastern sounds), received positive reviews from critics, and eventually sold over 3.5 million copies within the United States. In addition, the lead single, “Whenever, Wherever,” was an international success, reaching number one in…

On August 27 Shakira released her English-debut single, “Whenever, Wherever” …

On August 27, 2001 Latin superstar Shakira released her English-debut single, “Whenever, Wherever,” from her third studio and English-language debut album, “Laundry Service.” The single, which Shakira helped write, emphasizes how fate has lead her to find her significant other. Like many of Shakira’s music, it heavily features distinct South American elements, with Shakira incorporating…