Shakira entered the English-language market with her fifth album, Laundry Service.Its lead single, "Whenever, Wherever", became one of the most successful singles of 2002. Last week, the pair was spotted sharing a cozy meal at the W Hotel in Barcelona, and the singer, 33, and the athlete, 23, get thisclose in Shakira’s upcoming video for her song “Gypsy,” premiering in April. They’re very flirty,” a source tells PEOPLE of the video shoot.“They had a lot of chemistry while they were filming.” Absent from the set to witness said chemistry?
Shakira spent much of her youth in Barranquilla, a city located on the northern Caribbean coast of Colombia, and wrote her first poem, titled "La Rosa De Cristal/The Crystal Rose", when she was only four years old.
He arranged for Sony Colombia executives to arrive at the audition, with the idea of surprising them with Shakira's performance.
She performed three songs for the executives and impressed them enough for her to be signed to record three albums.
To instill gratitude in Shakira for her upbringing, her father took her to a local park to see orphans who lived there.
The images stayed with her, and she said to herself: "One day I'm going to help these kids when I become a famous artist." It was at this approximate time that she met local theater producer Monica Ariza, who was impressed with her and as a result tried to help her career.