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Date: Jan 28 2002


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Shakira has been a huge star in South America for several years. However, her latest album, Laundry Service, is her first with songs in English.
The native of Colombia is only 24 years old, but her music shows a lot of maturity. This is probably because she’s been writing songs since she was 8.
Laundry Service is a diverse mix of different styles. From pop, to disco, to rock, to Latin, to world music, Shakira bravely blends a wide variety of sounds.


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Although Shakira is not a native English speaker, her album shows that she has a good handle on the language.
The first hit from the album, “Whenever, Wherever,” has several verses worth paying attention to. Here are two of them:
“Thereover, hereunder
You’ll never have to wonder
We can always play by ear
And that’s the deal my dear”
“You’ve got me head over heels
There’s nothing left to fear
If you really feel the way I feel”



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I’ve been a Shakira fan for several years. However, I have to admit that I like it better when she sings in Spanish. For some reason the songs are more interesting to me, even though I can’t understand them.
Are you a Shakira fan? Have you heard her new album? Do you like it? Let us know! Come to the Music Mix message board.
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hi am ann from uganda and am 21old. liked shakirah from the 1st time i had whenever wherever.and now i like her more i heard her song when i was in my o-level senior 3 now am abig woman my mail is thanks i wish to be your friendSmile

02:41 PM Oct 04 2007 |




i can not say much,i just knew about her on ebaby,thanks to u,her firm fans,for letting me know her,i will listen some of her latest songs

10:43 AM Oct 04 2007 |




i like her songs very much! she has a rarely voice & moves very well! she is a really SUPERSTAR!

10:47 AM Oct 01 2007 |




I fell in love with her


10:18 PM Sep 13 2007 |




04:33 PM Aug 30 2007 |




I like SHAKIRA,she is the best one for me, wow her stylish her dancing her voice ,really she is cool ,
I love youuuuu SHAKIRA

06:11 PM Apr 09 2007 |



Viet Nam

she is my favorite singer

11:35 AM Mar 15 2007 |

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