Shakira's wax figure at Madame Tussauds

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Get on stage with Shakira

My brain, I believe, is the most beautiful part of my body

- Having sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, Shakira is the highest-selling Colombian artist of all time.

- She is the only South American artist to reach the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100

- In 2007, Shakira enrolled in a Western Civilization course at UCLA. She used a different name so she would not be recognized

- Her mother is half Colombian and half Italian and her father is American with Lebanese and Macedonian ancestry. In addition to Spanish, Shakira is fluent in Portuguese, Italian and English

- Born Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll on February 2, 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia

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