Larry's Look | Pop singer Shakira

Larry's Look | Pop singer Shakira

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by LARRY SPRINKLE / NBC Charlotte

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Posted on June 3, 2013 at 9:38 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- After achieving superstardom throughout Latin America, Colombian-born Shakira became Latin pop's biggest female crossover artist since Jennifer Lopez.

Noted for her aggressive, rock-influenced approach, Shakira wrote or co-wrote nearly all of her own material, and in the process gained a reputation as one of Latin music's most successful song writers. 

When she released her first English material in late 2001, she became an instant pop sensation, thanks to her quirky poetic sense and a sexy video image built on her hip-shaking belly dance moves.

Shakira signed a ten-year contract with Live Nation in 2008, becoming the fourth top-earning female musician in history.

She also worked heavily on another album, traveling to multiple cities while collaborating with such producers as RedOne, Wyclef Jean, and Luis F. Ochoa. Shakira scored a major international hit in 2010 with "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)," the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup that became an international smash hit.

Lately, she’s transitioned into a coach on The Voice and is very much enjoying this phase of her career. With only a small group of competitors left, she has the very  talented Sasha Allen to coach. 

Sasha was saved her from elimination when her first mentor, Maroon 5’s Adam Levine, chose someone else for his team during the show’s Battle Rounds earlier in the season.

This morning on Larry’s Look, Shakira talked about her amazing career in music.  She did mention that with all her success, she feels that there are many goals she hasn’t met.

She also talked about the incredible pressure she feels as a coach on The Voice, and how important it is for her to offer the best guidance for Sasha.
 

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