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ars Headline hakira than 15 countries, racked up almost 2.4 billion views on YouTube, and it swept Gerard Piqué into her life. The Barcelona soccer star was one of several World Cup players who appeared in the music video. The couple now has two boys, live in Barcelona and have enough combined star power that Forbes Magazine named them one of the most powerful couples on the planet. Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll began her singing career at the age of 10, when she entered a singing contest and won. At 13, she signed her first record deal. Five years later, she was one of the biggest rockeras - rock stars - in Latin America. By age 24 she was blasting up the U.S. charts with a new look and a new song: "Wherever, Whenever." At 18, with money from her first hit album, she started a foundation to educate disadvantaged children. Over the years, she has built six schools and educated 23,000 children in Colombia. She's considered a global leader on education who lobbies presidents and governments to invest in early childhood development. Shakira considers this her ultimate goal. “My musical career has served as a vehicle to work for children, which is the project of my life.” When Bill Whitaker from “60 Minutes” asked Shakira what the message of the Super Bowl performance would be. Shakira told him “"Listen, I'm a woman. I'm a Latina. It wasn't easy for me to get to where I am. And being at the Super Bowl is the proof that everything is possible. That the dreams of a little girl from Barranquilla, Colombia, they were made of something of what dreams are made of and I'm gonna be there, giving it all.” "She's such a dynamic performer," Lopez marveled about Shakira. "She does her own thing, there's nobody like her, so I know that the two of us together are going to bring that special brand of what we do." &