Shakira Biography

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, is a Colombian singer-songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model. 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. 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. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Shakira
Full Name:
Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
Nationality:
Colombia
Profession:
Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Dancer, Choreographer, Model, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist
Ethnicity:
Colombian people, White Latin American, Lebanese peo
Religion:
Catholicism
Date of Birth:
February 2, 1977 (45)
Astrological Sign:
Aquarius
Shakira Timeline
  • 1999-08-12
    Shakira records her first live album in New York City, titled "MTV Unplugged"
  • 2001-11-13
    Shakira's fifth studio album and first English language album, "Laundry Service", is released
  • 2009-07-13
    "She Wolf", the lead single from Shakira's eighth album, premiers
  • 2011-11-09
    Shakira is honoured as Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year
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