Early life:) Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, was born on February 2nd, 1977, and was raised in Barranquilla, Colombia. She has 8 older half-siblings. At age 7 the school rejected her in the choir because her vibrato was too strong and the choir teacher said that her voice sounded like a "goat". Also she would get taken out of class because of her hyperactivity. She had been known as "the belly dancing girl" and would show what she had learned every friday. "That's how I discovered my passion for live performance", said Shakira.
In September 2012, The Voice announced that Shakira would be joining season 4 of the show with Usher, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton. At that time Shakira announced another album making it earn the "Grammy Award for best Latin Pop Album". She also won an MTV Video Music Award in the category in people's choice.
The type of music genre that Shakira has made or sung would be: pop, Latin Pop, Rock en Espanol, dance, folk, World. She has reached the U.S. Latin board with just some hit singles like "Un poco de Amor", "Donde Estas Corazon?", and "Piez Descalzos, Suenos Blancos". That just goes to show that she is a successful Latin Music Artist.