Shakira

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, known professionally as Shakira, is a Colombian singer-songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer and model. Shakira was born on February 2, 1977. Born and raised in Barranquilla, she began performing in school, demonstrating Latin, Arabic, and rock and roll influences and belly dancing abilities. Shakira released her first studio albums, Magia and Peligro, in the early 1990s, failing to attain commercial success. however, she rose to prominence in Latin America with her major-label debut, Pies Descalzos, and her fourth album, Dónde Están los Ladrones?


Shakira entered the English-language market with her fifth album, Laundry Service, which has sold over 20 million copies worldwide. Its lead single, “Whenever, Wherever”, became the best-selling single of 2002. Her success was solidified with her sixth and seventh albums Fijación Oral, Vol. 1 and Oral Fixation, Vol. 2 , the latter of which spawned the best-selling song of the 21st century , “Hips Don’t Lie”.

Shakira’s eighth and ninth albums, She Wolf and Sale el Sol , received critical praise but suffered from limited promotion due to her strained relationship with label Epic Records. Her official song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, “Waka Waka”, became the biggest-selling World Cup song of all time. With over 500 million views, its music video is the sixth most-watched video on YouTube. Since 2013, Shakira has served as a coach on the American version of The Voice, although she temporarily left the series during the fifth season.

Shakira has won many awards including five MTV Video Music Awards, two Grammy Awards, eight Latin Grammy Awards, seven Billboard Music Awards, twenty-eight Billboard Latin Music Awards and has been Golden Globe-nominated. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and she is the highest-selling Colombian artist of all time, having sold over seventy million albums and fifty million singles.Her U.S. album sales stand at 9.9 million. Outside of her work in the music industry, Shakira is also involved in philanthropic activities through charity work and benefit concerts, notably her Pies Descalzos Foundation, her performance at the “Clinton Global Initiative” created by former U.S. President Bill Clinton, and her invitation to the Oval Office by President Barack Obama in February 2010 to discuss early childhood development.

Shakira is a native Spanish speaker who speaks fluent English and Portuguese, as well as some Italian, French, Catalan and Arabic. Shakira is a Roman Catholic, and me Pope John Paul II in 1998. She is interested in world history, and she frequently studies the history and languages of the countries she visits.

After her Oral Fixation tour ended in the summer of 2007, Shakira attended a summer school class in Los Angeles at UCLA Extensions, where she took courses in History of Western Civilization. She used her middle and last names, Isabel Mebarak, and told the professor she was visiting from Colombia so as to avoid being recognized as a celebrity. Shakira is a cousin of model and 2005–2006 Miss Colombia, Valerie Domínguez. In an interview on The Paul O’Grady Show, she referred to herself as a mutt due to her diverse ancestry, which she noted as a theme behind her song “Gypsy”.Shakira is a native Spanish speaker who speaks fluent English and Portuguese, as well as some Italian, French, Catalan and Arabic. Shakira is a Roman Catholic, and met Pope John Paul II in 1998. She is interested in world history, and she frequently studies the history and languages of the countries she visits.

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