entertainer Shakira was born on February 2, 1977, and this limber hottie is famous around the world for her smooth belly dancing style and the way she shakes her hips. Her love of dance and music began at an early age when her mother took her out to eat at a Middle Eastern restaurant. As the story goes, as soon as she heard the rhythm, she jumped up on the table. At that moment, it became apparent how much she loves performing live. Shakira is the best-selling Colombian recording artist of all time, and she comes from very humble roots. Her father was a writer who encouraged her creativity by purchasing her first typewriter. Shakira started pounding the keys and creating poetry, which then evolved into her songs. There were four Spanish albums released before her 2001 English debut called Laundry Service
. As soon as that record dropped, the entire world was mesmerized by her unique vocal style, as well as her curvy hips. I definitely wouldn't mind holding her waist while she swivels those hips of hers in my face! In 2008, she was named by Forbes as the 4th highest-earning woman in music, behind Barbara Streisand, Madonna
and Celine Dion. This exotic beauty has won dozens of awards including 5 MTV Video Music Awards, 8 Latin Grammy statuettes and nearly 30 Billboard Latin Music Awards. Shakira has combined forces with vocal divas like Rihanna
and she often performs barefoot
because she says that it makes her feel more grounded. This is excellent news for all of her foot fetish fans!