Colombian singer Shakira revealed that she has an ongoing obsession to performing on stage that it is like a lifeblood to her. Shakira said that this strong affinity to stage performance started out when she was five years old when she saw a gyrating belly dancer in a restaurant. It was the epiphany that her parents saw that little Shakira was destined to be a star.
The 32 year old She Wolf singer told The Guardian UK she "was dancing and doing performances in school, every Friday, the same number over and over again. I was five years old, I got addicted to being on stage. It felt like the most wonderful place on Earth, performing in front of an audience, who in this case were a bunch of classmates, kids my age".
When she was 8, another revelation came in when Shakira discovered she could write songs. Her father would even register them to the notary so that nobody can steal these songs from her. Yet, Shakira's choir master did not like her voice at all. Shakira said that: "He thought I had a pronounced vibrato. He said I sounded like a goat and I would destabilize the entire choir if I was allowed to join". Your choir master was right all along - you're not destined to sing as a group because you'll likely rise to become a global solo performer!