Shakira was gyrating, shaking, and shimmying her way up the Latin music charts long before the United States went crazy over “Whenever, Wherever”. Her look was a little different when she was recording Spanish-Language albums, but the changes she made were well received by American audiences, not to mention the rest of the world. She followed her first effort with more bestselling albums. Throughout her career she continued to record in Spanish and English, often releasing two versions of her records in each language. The support of the Latin music community and the worldwide market has led Shakira to be among the most successful Latin recording artists ever.