Shakira is a Colombian singer/dancer known for shaking her booty and having hips that 'don't lie'. Shakira's first taste of success in the English music industry came in 2001 with her hit dance single 'whenever, wherever.' Shakira was an instant star in America, her fiery personality matched with her black roots against her bleach blonde hair helped her to stand out amongst other female artists. Her first hit was followed by iconic songs such as 'Underneath Your Clothes', 'Don't Bother', and 'Hips Don't Lie'. The list of artists that Shakira has partnered with is impressive and extensive, and her collection of Latin/English Grammys speak for themselves. Shakira currently resides in The Bahamas, and was in an 11 year relationship with Antonio de la Rua. The couple recently split, and Shakira made this statement : " we view this period of separation as temporary and as a time of individual growth as we continue to be partners in our business and professional lives". Rua is very involved in the business side of Shakira's career so it would no doubt get messy if they were to split altogether. Shakira is definitely the gem of Latin America, and she continues to do her home country proud as she tops the charts and is involved in charitable organizations.