Shakira

Shakira

Words like “phenomenon” and “unique” are easy to use, but it’s a whole lot harder to actually be those things. Yet nine albums into her recording career, Shakira is well worthy of both accolades - and many more.

Just look at the numbers. Shakira’s debut album as a 14-year-old, Magia, might have shifted only 1,200 copies in her native Colombia, but the eight albums she’s made since have sold a combined total of more than 70 million records. She saw her 2006 hit, Hips Don’t Lie, reach number one in an incredible 55 countries. The video for... more