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 one of the best-selling songs of the 21st century, "Hips Don't Lie".
"As some of you may know, Gerard and I are very happy awaiting the arrival of our first baby!
At this time we have decided to give priority to this unique moment in our lives and postpone all the promotional activities planned over the next few days," Shakira, 35, wrote on her website.
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? Shakira entered the English-language market with her fifth album, Laundry Service.
Its lead single, "Whenever, Wherever", became one of the most successful singles of 2002.
, Shakira also sweetly revealed Gerard, 29, is her favorite person to follow on Instagram.
RELATED: Shakira's Baby Son is Already a Soccer Star — Watch the Video!is a Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, and record producer.Born and raised in Barranquilla, she began performing in school, demonstrating Latin American, Arabic, and rock and roll influences and belly dancing abilities."I like to surround myself with people that have dreams and that fight for them everyday.I think he’s a big role model for young girls and young guys.We've been hoping there's more to the story, and it seems we've got our wish.