Shakira is a Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, and actress. Born and raised in Barranquilla, she made her recording debut under Sony Music Colombia at the age of 13. Following the commercial failure of her first two Colombian albums, Magia and Peligro , she rose to prominence in Spanish-speaking countries with her next albums, Pies Descalzos and Dónde Están los Ladrones? Shakira entered the English-language market with her fifth album, Laundry Service . It sold over 13 million copies and spawned the international number-one singles “Whenever, Wherever” and “Underneath Your Clothes”.