Shakira’s Transformation: Captivating Images of the ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ Songstress Then & Now

She’s got rhythm. Shakira, born Feb 2. 1977, is Colombian singer and actress. She started singing in her native Spanish before her English language pop crossover and has continued to record in both languages since. Shakira’s biggest hits include “Whenever, Wherever” and “Underneath Your Clothes” from her 2001 album “Laundry Service”, “La Tortura” from her 2005 album ‘ Fijación Oral, Vol. 1’, and “Hips Don’t Lie”, from her English 2005 album, ‘Oral Fixation, Vol. 2’. She’s sold over 80 million records, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

The talented artist and belly dancer has also received numerous awards for her music, including three Grammy Awards, twelve Latin Grammy Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, and seven Billboard Music Awards. In 2009, ‘Billboard’ also named her the Top Female Latin Artist of the Decade. In 2020 she teamed up with Jennifer Lopez to entertain at the Super Bowl Half Time Show, which was one of the most-watched TV events in the world.

Ready for more Shakira? Click through the gallery to check out some of the singer’s best moments throughout her rise to success.

Actor Hector Elizondo stands behind Shakira as she holds up her award for best female rock performance at the first Latin Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in 2000. She looked awesome in a red dress.

Shakira attends VH1’s ‘Divas Las Vegas’ in 2002. She showed off a cropped denim vest and a black cut-off skirt.

Shakira smiles after filming the music video for her and Wyclef Jean’s song ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ in Los Angeles in 2006. She showed off her stomach in an orange crop top and matching long skirt while dancing away in the video.

Shakira poses backstage at the 2008 ALMA Awards in Pasadena, CA in 2008. She wore a stunning long black sleeveless gown.

President-elect Barack Obama greets Marisa Tomei, center, and Shakira during the ‘We Are One: Opening Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial’ in Washington D.C., on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009. It was a happy moment.

Shakira attends the MTV Video Music Awards in 2009. She wore a black and silver sleeveless mini dress and black boots that went over her knees.

Shakira performs beneath the Puerta de Alcala monument in Madrid in 2005 to promote the city’s 2012 Olympic bid. She looked amazing while confidently dancing on stage.

Shakira poses during during the presentation of her new album ‘Shakira’ in Barcelona, Spain in 2014. She was all smiles in a long-sleeved black cut-out dress.

Shakira attends ‘The Voice’ Red Carpet Event at The Sayers Club on Thursday, April 3, 2014, in Los Angeles. She posed in a sheer top and black leather pants.

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