Shakira – Shay’s Spotlight Artist of the Week
Colombian native Shakira is multifaceted and multi-talented. She's a singer/songwriter, dancer/choreographer, model, producer, actress, entrepreneur, activist and mom.
Shakira released her 10th and latest, self-titled, album earlier this year and she also has a new fragrance on the market. She also announced in August that she and boyfriend, Gerard Pique, are expecting their second child together.
Her first 4 albums were released strictly to Latin America but her 5th album was released in the U.S. in 2001 and sold more than 20 million copies. She's had her ups and downs with both the Latin and American music critics but the people love her. She's won numerous awards and continues to make music her way; from the heart. Her first album was recorded when she was only 13 years old; she is now one of the best selling artists in the world.
Shakira has ventured out from just singing to also mentoring young, new artists as a judge on The Voice along side Usher, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine. Shakira has a diverse and eclectic music background ranging from folk, pop, Latin, rock, Arabic, tribal and more. She comes from a diverse background, with a Lebanese father and Spanish mother which means her music is a fusion of it all. One thing you can say about Shakira is it's never boring!
On top of all the great music she brings us, she also has a fragrance line, along with lotions and body sprays. She also started a charter school, Pies Descalzos Foundationto, to help poor children in Colombia, she is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambasador, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, and still continues to go on tour and take care of her children.