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Barranquilla, Atlántico
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Latin, R&b, Pop

February 2, 1977

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll

Pies Descalzos (1995)

¿Dónde Están Los Ladrones? (1998)

Laundry Service (2001)

Fijación Oral Vol. 1 (2005)

Oral Fixation Vol. 2 (2005)

She Wolf (2009)

Sale el Sol (2010)


Shakira: Live and Off the Record (2004) (writer)

Shakira: Laundry Service - Washed and Dried (2002) (writer)


Shakira: Live and Off the Record (2004) (producer)


"El oasis" (1996) TV series

Singer Shakira Shakira Dancing Shakira Shakira Jungle Pose

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Whenever, Wherever
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Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (born February 2, 1977), known professionally as Shakira, is a Colombian singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, dancer and philanthropist who emerged as a musical prodigy in the music scene of Latin America in the early 1990s. Born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia, Shakira revealed many of her talents in school as a live performer, demonstrating her vocal ability with rock and roll, Latin and Middle Eastern influences with her own original twist on belly dancing. Shakira is a native Spanish speaker and also speaks fluent English, Portuguese and Italian. She also sings in Classical Arabic.

After commercial flops with local producers on her first two albums, and little-known outside Colombia, Shakira decided to produce her own brand of music. In 1995 she released Pies Descalzos, which brought her great fame in Latin America and Spain, and her 1998 album ¿Dónde Están los Ladrones? was a critical success. Since then she has gained many fans in semi-Hispanophone countries, especially the United States, and many non-Spanish-speaking countries. In 2001, and aided by heavy promotion of the music video, "Whenever, Wherever", she broke through into the English-speaking world with the release of Laundry Service, which sold over thirteen million copies worldwide. Four years later, Shakira released two album projects called Fijación Oral Vol. 1 and Oral Fixation Vol. 2. Both reinforced her success, particularly with the most successful song in the 21st century to date, "Hips Don't Lie". From October-November 2009 Shakira released her latest album She Wolf worldwide.

She has won two Grammy Awards, seven Latin Grammy Awards, and has been Golden Globe-nominated. She is also the highest-selling Colombian artist of all time, and the second most successful female Latin singer having sold over 50 million albums worldwide, according to BMI. Additionally, she is the only artist from South America to reach the number-one spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, the Australian ARIA chart, and the UK Singles Chart.

Shakira is Arabic for "grateful" or "full of grace."

Fluent in Portuguese, Italian, and English, in addition to Spanish.

Hates to wear jewelry.

Her Lebanese grandmother taught her the art of Arabian Belly Dancing so she can stay true to her middle eastern roots

Has perfect pitch (the ability to recognize any note upon hearing it or sing any note without prior to hearing it)

She likes chocolate.

Steven Spielberg offered her the role of Elena Montero in The Mask of Zorro (1998) back when he was originally in talks to direct it. But, she turned the offer down because she felt that not only was she a bad actress, but her English wasn't good enough.

When she was two years old her oldest half-brother died in an accident while he was riding a motorcycle and a drunk man hit him with his car.

She loves to eat corozos, a little Colombian fruit that is sweet-sour.

Lost her suitcase with all her songs from Donde Estan Los Ladrones in an airport in Bogota Colombia. This happened a couple of months before she walked into the recording studio to begin on that album.

Mattel put out several Barbie dolls inspired by Shakira and her look.

Lists John Lennon as her #1 musical influence.

Is a huge fan of Bollywood movies and music from India. She got in touch with Farah Khan, the most famous choreographer in India, and asked her if she could choreograph a dance for her performance at the 2006 MTV Video Awards. That night, her performance was the most memorable one as she sang and danced to 'Hips Don't Lie' in traditional Indian clothing.

Best concert she ever saw - Depeche Mode.

Her first tape was Donna Summers' Bad girls.

Natural haircolour is black.

Favourite flowers are sunflower and daisy.

Sport - likes to play tennis and swimming.
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