Colombian singer-songwriter whose 2006 song "Hips Don't Lie" became a #1 hit. She initially gained fame from her 1995 major-label debut album, Pies Descalzos, and found international success with her 2002 track "Whenever, Wherever."
She was known as the belly dancer girl to those in her school, and wrote a poem called "The Crystal Rose" when she was four. When she was attending UCLA, she would wear dark sunglasses and a hat so that people wouldn't gawk at her.
Her song "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" received over 500 million views and became the seventh most-watched video on YouTube. In 2016, she voiced the character Gazelle in the Disney animated film Zootopia. In 2017, she became the first artist to have four Spanish language songs off of the same album become Billboard Hot 100 hits.
She announced her relationship with Spanish soccer star Gerard Pique in 2011. The couple welcomed their first son, Milan Piqué Mebarak, on January 22, 2013 and their second son, Sasha Pique Mebarak, on January 29, 2015.