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Shakira performed the ballad "Eres" ("You Are") and won the trophy for third place.
One of the judges who voted for her to win was the then 20 year old Ricky Martin, whose initial prominence had come from his membership in Menudo.
Her success was solidified with her sixth and seventh albums Fijación Oral, Volumen Uno and Oral Fixation, Volume Two (2005), the latter of which spawned the best selling single of the 2000s, Shakira's eighth and ninth albums, She Wolf (2009) and Sale el Sol (2010), received critical praise.
Her official song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)", became the biggest-selling World Cup song of all time with 10 million downloads.
Though it fared well on Colombian radio and gave the young Shakira much exposure, the album did not fare well commercially as only 1,200 copies were sold worldwide.
After the poor performance of Magia, Shakira's label urged her to return to the studio to release a follow-up record.
Vargas held Shakira in high regard and, returning to the Sony office, gave the cassette to a song and artist director.
Born and raised in Barranquilla, she began performing in school, demonstrating Latin American, Arabic, and rock and roll influences and belly dancing abilities.
Shakira's first studio albums, Magia and Peligro, failed to attain commercial success in the 1990s; however, she rose to prominence in Latin America with her major-label debut, Pies Descalzos (1996), and her fourth album, Dónde Están los Ladrones? As of 2001, before releasing her best seller Laundry Service, she has sold over 10 million albums alone in Latin America.
To instill gratitude in Shakira for her upbringing, her father took her to a local park to see orphans who lived there.
The images stayed with her, and she said to herself: "One day I'm going to help these kids when I become a famous artist." It was at this approximate time that she met local theater producer Monica Ariza, who was impressed with her and as a result tried to help her career.The songs are a collection made by her since she was eight, mixed pop-rock ballads and disco uptempo songs with electronic accompaniment; however, it was hampered by a lack of cohesion in both its recording and the production.