As she was growing up, she was fascinated watching her father writing stories on a typewriter, and asked for one as a Christmas gift.She got that typewriter at the age of seven, and has continued writing poetry since then. When Shakira was two years old, an older half-brother was killed in a motorcycle accident; six years later, at the age of eight, Shakira wrote her first song, titled "Tus gafas oscuras/Your dark glasses", which was inspired by her father, who for years wore dark glasses to hide his grief.Though it fared well on Colombian radio and gave the young Shakira much exposure, the album did not fare well commercially as only 1,200 copies were sold worldwide.
Born and raised in Barranquilla, she began performing in school, demonstrating Latin American, Arabic, and rock and roll influences and belly dancing abilities.
Shakira's first studio albums, Magia and Peligro, failed to attain commercial success in the 1990s; however, she rose to prominence in Latin America with her major-label debut, Pies Descalzos (1996), and her fourth album, Dónde Están los Ladrones? As of 2001, before releasing her best seller Laundry Service, she has sold over 10 million albums alone in Latin America.
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.
Antonella was said to have shown her dislike for the Colombian star when she did not publicly acknowledge her birthday on social media last month.