Shakira

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Date of Birth February 2, 1977
Place of Birth Barranquilla, Colombia
Age 44 years old
Horoscope Aquarius

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Shakira

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian singer-songwriter, arranger, record producer, dancer, actress and philanthropist. Born and raised in Barranquilla, she made her recording debut under Sony Music Colombia at the age of 13. Following the commercial failure of her first two Colombian albums, Magia and Peligro, she rose to prominence in Hispanic countries with her next albums, Pies Descalzos and Dónde Están los Ladrones?. Shakira entered the English-language market with her fifth album, Laundry Service. It sold over 13 million copies, spawned the international number-one singles "Whenever, Wherever" and "Underneath Your Clothes", and propelled her reputation as a leading crossover artist. Her success was further solidified with the Spanish albums Fijación Oral, Vol. 1, Sale el Sol, and El Dorado, all of which topped the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart and were certified diamante by the Recording Industry Association of America. Meanwhile, her English albums Oral Fixation, Vol.

Born: Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, February 2, 1977, Barranquilla, Colombia
Occupation: Singer-songwriter, record producer, arranger, dancer, actress, philanthropist
Years active: 1990–present
Organization: Barefoot Foundation
Partner(s): Antonio de la Rúa (2000–2010), Gerard Piqué (2011–present)
Children: 2
Awards: Full list
Website: Shakira's Official site
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About Shakira

Colombian singer-songwriter whose 2006 song "Hips Don't Lie" became a #1 hit. She initially gained fame from her 1995 major-label debut album, Pies Descalzos, and found international success with her 2002 track "Whenever, Wherever."

Before Fame

She was known as the belly dancer girl to those in her school, and wrote a poem called "The Crystal Rose" when she was four. When she was attending UCLA, she would wear dark sunglasses and a hat so that people wouldn't gawk at her.

Achievement

Her song "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" received over 500 million views and became the seventh most-watched video on YouTube. In 2016, she voiced the character Gazelle in the Disney animated film Zootopia.

Family Life

She announced her relationship with Spanish soccer star Gerard Pique in 2011. The couple welcomed their first son, Milan Piqué Mebarak, on January 22, 2013 and their second son, Sasha Pique Mebarak, on January 29, 2015.

Associations

She collaborated with fellow Colombian sensation Maluma on the hit songs "Chantaje," "Clandestino" and "Trap."

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  • Colombian female singers
  • English-language singers
  • Belly dancers
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  • Colombian female dancers
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  • World Music Awards winners
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Latest information about Shakira updated on February 28, 2021.

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