Shakira's most successful singles, 2010 World Cup theme song Waka Waka, has reached the top of the charts in 19 countries and is the official single of the World Cup that has sold the most and fastest in the era of digital music.
As of 2014, the singer has sold more than 125 million copies of singles and albums worldwide. She has won three Grammy Awards, twelve times the Latin Grammy Awards, thirty-three at the Billboard Latin Music Awards and five times the MTV Video Music Awards, and is considered the most commercially successful Colombian music artist of all time and singer most popular Latin in the world.
The Colombuian pop-star has had a pioneering role for the entire category of South American artists, being the first and only singer from Latin America to have reached the top spot in the national charts of Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
In 2011, her name was included in the prestigious Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Shakira in troubles?
Shakira would face up to eight years in prison for several counts, such as tax fraud. In particular, it is the Barcelona Public Prosecutor's Office that would ask the Colombian pop-star for three years and two months of imprisonment for six crimes against the public treasury.
According to the report of the copetent authorities: "The accused had actually stayed in Spain. 242 days in 2012, another 212 days in 2013, 243 days in 2014. And he was absent from this country to fulfill his professional and recreational commitments: 124 days in 2012, 153 days in 2013 and 122 days in 2014." According to IRS inspectors during those years, Shakira would have spent 183 days or more in Spain, the number of days a person begins to be considered a resident.
Shakira's legal representatives, through a statement in which they confirmed that the criminal case filed against her is a violation of her rights, said the pop star would have refused the deal with the tax authorities: "We are absolutely certain of her innocence And she doesn't accept conformity." Fraud 14.5 million euros Between 2012 and 2014, in order to avoid paying personal income tax and wealth tax. According to investigators, Shakira pretended not to reside in Spain during that period.