I never made it to the school choir because the music teacher didn't like my voice. I was pretty sad. But he was probably right; I did have a voice a bit like a goat, but my dad told me to never give up and to keep going, and it's paid off.
My videos represent the artist in me very well, but not the kind of woman I am.
Writing songs has a therapeutic effect, and it either kills off love or wins the heart of the lover.
I like fragrances that have some sweetness to them. All three I have developed have that as a common element.
In the full light of day, I don't want to think about the sunset.
Writing in English was a major challenge. I didn't want other songwriters to write for me. I wanted to preserve the spirit of my songs in Spanish. I am the same Shakira in English as I am in Spanish.