LATINO VOICES
10/16/2014 02:38 pm ET Updated Oct 17, 2014

The Side Of Shakira Not Everyone Knows About

Shakira has won the hearts of thousands around the world ever since, well, this happened:

But the Colombian artist had a huge career in Latin America before she crossed over and promised fans they'd be together "Whenever, Wherever."

At the beginning of her career, Shak donned her natural jet black hair that curled in the heat of her native Barranquilla. Colombians and Spanish-speakers worldwide knew her as a Latin rock star with an edgy look and powerful lyrics. It's safe to say things have changed.

Shakira may now be a former "The Voice" coach and forever synonymous with honest hips, but in the hearts of thousands of Latin American fans there will always be a nostalgia for the rocker Shak that gave them "Pies Descalzos" and more.

The singer recently announced her next album would be in Spanish, the first of its kind in ten years if no English tracks make it on the record. Inspired by this news, here's a look at a side of Shakira not everyone is aware of.

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