The daughter of a Lebanese father and a Colombian mother, Shakira is a Grammy Award-winning singer, dancer, and songwriter. Her first English album, Laundry Service, which she released in 2001, produced the hit single Whenever, Wherever, launching her into international stardom. Shakira has since won two Grammy Awards, eight Latin Grammy Awards, and seven Billboard Music Awards. This informative volume covers the life and career of this popular musician. Chapters cover her childhood in Colombia, her early albums, and her current work in the American music industry.