Colombian latin pop and rock en Español singer-songwriter Shakira (birth name Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll) was born on February 2, 1977, Barranquilla, Colombia. She wrote her first song when she was eight years old and, in later years, gained some recognition around her home town Barranquilla through various events. She quickly gained popularity with the hit singles, "Whenever, Wherever" and "Underneath Your Clothes", from her debut English album. You may download Shakira's debut English album, Laundry Service, in mp3 from our site. Her follow-up album, Fijación Oral Vol. 1, was released in 2005. It produced five hit singles, "La Tortura", "No", "Día de Enero", "La Pared" and "Las de la Intuición". The album has won numerous awards worldwide, and has sold more than 8 million copies worldwide. It also holds the record for highest debut ever for a Spanish language album in the United States.