Colombian Pop Sensation Shakira
Shakira was writing songs and playing guitar by the age of eight, winning talent contests and listening to Janis Joplin and The Cure. When her parents heard that a Sony Records executive was staying at a nearby hotel, they had their daughter catch him in the lobby and sing him a song. Within a week, she had a three-record deal with Sony Discos. She appears above at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards in New York City.