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Shakira: Divine Inspiration

"For a long time," Shakira once recalled, "I thought I wouldn't be able to think in English well enough to write songs. Then something clicked in my head, and everything changed. I could express myself in English. I prayed to God and said, 'If you want me to make this album in English, send me a song today. Not tomorrow. Today.' Then I sat and waited, and he sent me 'Objection.' The whole song, in English, the music, everything. Then I knew I could do it."

[Shakira's mother, Nidia, also believed in the power of prayer. When she first met her husband, William, she thought he looked like Omar Sharif. Incredibly, the night before, she had prayed to meet a man... who looked like Omar Sharif!]

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