Since releasing her first album in 1991, recorded at the incredible age of 13, Shakira has sold over 80 million records, making her the best-selling female Latin artist of all time. She has been awarded a remarkable 3 Grammy Awards, 12 Latin Grammy Awards, 4 MTV Video Music Awards, 7 Billboard Music Awards, 39 Billboard Latin Music Awards and 6 Guinness World Records. With over 32 million listeners, Shakira is the most-streamed female Latin artist on Spotify and her songs have been streamed billions of times. She is also one of only three female artists to have two videos exceeding two billion views on YouTube.
Shakira released her first English language album Laundry Service in 2001, which have sold over 13 million copies worldwide, was the seventh best-selling album of 2002 and one of the best-selling albums of the 21st century. Six singles were released from the album, including the hits Whenever, Wherever, Underneath Your Clothes and Que Me Quedes Tú. Whenever, Wherever was an international success reaching Number 1 in 27 countries and peaking at Number 2 in the UK. Underneath Your Clothes was a Top 10 in both the US and UK, and the Spanish-speaking Que Me Quedes Tú topped both Billboard’s Latin Pop Songs and Hot Latin Songs charts.