She performed three songs for the executives and impressed them enough for her to be signed to record three albums.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.Since then, the albums have been pulled from release and are not considered official Shakira albums but rather promotional albums.Shakira originally recorded the song "¿Dónde Estás Corazón?She started dancing on the table, and the experience made her realize that she wanted to be a performer.She enjoyed singing for schoolmates and teachers (and even the nuns) at her Catholic school, but in second grade, she was rejected for the school choir because her vibrato was too strong.Shakira has received numerous awards, including 5 MTV Video Music Awards, 3 Grammy Awards, 12 Latin Grammy Awards, 7 Billboard Music Awards, 33 Billboard Latin Music Awards and has been Golden Globe-nominated.She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and sold over 125 million records worldwide as of 2012 making her the best selling South American singer and one of the best selling artists of all time. President Barack Obama to the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics – a four-person group that advises the president and Education Secretary.
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.
Shakira spent much of her youth in Barranquilla, a city located on the northern Caribbean coast of Colombia, and wrote her first poem, titled "La Rosa De Cristal/The Crystal Rose", when she was only four years old.
As she was growing up, she was fascinated watching her father writing stories on a typewriter, and asked for one as a Christmas gift.
Undaunted and still convinced that Shakira had talent, Vargas set up an audition in Bogotá.
He arranged for Sony Colombia executives to arrive at the audition, with the idea of surprising them with Shakira's performance.