I’ve heard of Shakira even before she decided to take a risk in entering the global market with her first English album Laundry Service. Her name pops up every now and then in MTV and music sites when the focus is in the Latin market. During that time, Ricky Martin and Jennifer Lopez successfully reached international stardom and Shakira was next in line. I remember being confused with the scenario: Shakira is a singer from Colombia with long blonde hair oozing with sex appeal who obviously has Arabian music influences in her first single and she can really sing! In fact, her voice is quite unique that time and it wasn’t hard to spot if the song played on the radio is hers or not. Back in high school, I was very much into performing. In fact, I prioritize it more over my academic standing. One time, I was asked to perform “Whenever, Wherever” on a dance music medley. It was then that I decided to borrow my friend’s CD of Shakira’s Laundry Service.