We already brought you part one of our list of 15 things you probably did not know about Shakira, and now we’re back with part two! Check out eight more fascinating details about the singer and amazing dancer that you definitely (probably) did not know below. You might be surprised by what you find out!
Number Eight: She Loves Bollywood. Whether it’s movies or music, Shakira is a huge fan of the entire Bollywood scene. She loves it so much that she has incorporated some of the classic Bollywood dance moves into her performances.
Number Seven: She Gives Back. In 2010, Shakira was given a medal for her work with children. She was awarded the medal by the U.N. International Labor Organization.
Number Six: She Has a Lot of Awards. Among Shakira’s most impressive accomplishments are her 30 Billboard Latin Music Awards. She also has two Grammy awards and eight Latin Grammy awards.
Number Five: She Does Not Drink. Despite the fact that alcohol is all over, Shakira abstains completely. She doesn’t drink or smoke, and she does not even drink coffee. Considering what amazing shape she is in, maybe we should take a tip or seven from her!
Number Four: She Is a Cougar. Shakira is married to Spanish soccer player Gerard Pique, and she is actually 10 years older than he is! The couple is not married, but they have two sons together.
Number Three: She Has Experienced Major Loss in Her Life. When Shakira was just two years old, she lost her older half-brother when he was hit by a drunk driver on his motorcycle. She wrote her first song when she was eight years old, and it was about the grief her father experienced due to her half-brother’s death.
Number Two: Her First English Album Was Wildly Successful. Shakira’s album, titled Laundry Service, was her first album in English, but it went platinum four times. Shakira called the album Laundry Service because she loves feeling “clean and fresh.”
Number One: She Does Not Have any Tattoos. Though the cover for the singer’s album, Laundry Service, features her with a tattoo, she does not actually have any!