I was five years old; I got addicted to being on stage. I felt like it was the most wonderful place on Earth, performing in front of an audience, who in this case were a bunch of classmates, kids my age.
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.