Shakira is a multi-talented artist from Colombia who is best known for her hit "Waka Waka" (This Time for Africa), becoming the best-selling song of the World Cup with 10 million downloads. She made her mark in the music industry with the release of her album "Pies Descalzos" in 1996. She first became known in Latin America in the late 90s and this success pushed her to enter the UK market with her single, Wherever ", which became one of the most popular singles of 2002. Throughout her singing career, she has won several awards and nominations, including 3 Grammy Awards, 13 Latin Grammy Awards, among others.
Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
Singer, composer, dancer, record producer, entrepreneur
Anniversary / Date of birth
Shakira was born on February 2, 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia.
She is currently 41 years old.
Sign of the sun
His ancestry is Colombian and Lebanese with a bit of Spanish and Italian.
Shakira attended the Ensenanza School in Barranquilla and other Catholic schools.
Later she was admitted to UCLA, where she studied the course of history of Western civilization.
- Father – William Mebarak Chadid
- Mother – Nidia Ripoll
- Brothers and sisters – She's the only child.
Shakira was in contact with the Argentine lawyer Antonio de la Rúa from 2000 to 2010. They separated in August 2010 by invoking a "mutual decision".
She then started dating Spanish soccer star Gerard Pique in 2011. She is 10 years older than her. They have two sons, Milan Piqué Mebarak, born on January 22, 2013 and Sasha Pique Mebarak, born on January 29, 2015.
- In feet – 5 feet 2 inches
- In centimeters – 157 cm
- In meters – 1.57 m
- In kilograms – 53 kg
- In pounds – 117 pounds
- Measurements – 34-24-37
- Chest – 34 inches
- Cut – 24 inches
- hip – 37 inches
- Bra size – 32B
She is naturally brown, but she loves to dye her hair blond.
She is wearing a shoe size 7 (US).
The size of the dress
Her dress size is 4 (US).
- Dancing hips
- Dance movements
- Wavy blond hair
- Separate sung voice
- Small short mount
Shakira released her first album, "Magia", on June 24, 1991 via Sony Music Colombia. She was only 13 years old when she released the album and included songs that she had written since she was eight years old. He failed commercially. Even his second album "Peligro" did not work well.
His big break came in 1995 with the release of his third Latin album, "Pies Descalzos". The album was well received by listeners and made its debut at number one in eight different countries. In the United States, he made his 180th appearance in the US Billboard 200, when he managed to reach number five on the list of best Latin albums in the United States. The album gave birth to six singles and shortly after the release of the album, she left on the Pies Descalzos Tour to promote her album.
Shakira has released eleven studio albums to date –
- Magia (1991)
- Peligro (1993)
- Pies Descalzos (1995)
- Donde 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 (2014)
- El Dorado (2017)
Pop, Latin pop, folk, rock in español, dance, world
Singing, percussion, guitar, drums, harmonica
Columbia, Epic, Live Nation, RCA Records, Sony Music Latin
Beginning of the film
In 2012, Shakira appeared as herself in a documentary film titled "Shakira: The Documentary Film".
Beginning of television
She made her screen debut with the TV movie "El Oasis" in 1996, in which she played the role of Luisa Maria.
Shakira became famous in English-speaking countries with her fifth album, "Laundry Service". The album gave birth to the single "Whenever, Wherever", which has become one of the most popular singles of all time, and sold at 3.5 million. copies in the United States. This album is his best-selling album to date with a worldwide sale of over 20 million copies, bringing him over 4 million dollars.
She is best known for her dance moves and belly dancing.
His signature single "Hips Don's Lie" from the album "Oral Fixation, Vol 2" is still considered one of his best works to date. It culminated in first place in the US Billboard Hot 100 and also reached first place in 55 other countries.
The most popular work of Shakira, "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)", the official song of the 2010 World Cup and the best-selling song of all time with 10 million downloads and 1.6 billion views on YouTube.
She has supported brands like Reebok, Panasonic, Crest, Oral B, etc.
- Favorite song – With or without you (U2)
- Favorite television programs – Scrubs (2001-2010), Philadelphia is always sunny (2005)
- Favorite dish – Pancakes
- Favorite Band – U2, The Police, Soda Stereo
- Favorite type of music – Merengue
- Favorite Actor – Hugh Grant
- Favorite color – Black
- Favorite Sport – Skateboard and Frisbee
- Favorite Author – Oriana Fallaci
- Favorite Book – "The Prophet" by Khalil Gibran
- Favorite Perfume – Issey Miyake Fragrance
- Favorite candies – Chocolate balls
- Favorite Fruits – Mango
- Favorite Flowers – Daisy and Sunflower
- Favorite Animal – Horse
Net worth of Shakira
Shakira has a net worth of $ 300 million. It gains its net worth through record sales, concert tours, endorsements, and other commercial activities. She divides her time between her luxurious homes in Barcelona, Spain and Miami, Florida. It also has several houses in the Bahamas, Barranquilla, Colombia. She owns the Audi A7.
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She is fluent in Spanish (her native language) English and Portuguese. She also speaks a little Italian, Arabic and French.
She started belly dancing at school.
Shakira has sold over 60 million records worldwide during his musical career.
She has won numerous awards including two Grammys, eight Latin Grammys and several World Music Awards, American Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards.
At the age of 18, she founded the Foundation Pies Descalzos (Barefoot), which aims to provide education and nutrition to disadvantaged children in Colombia and other poor countries.
She was ranked 76th on FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" list.
She was ranked 38th on Maxim's 2007 list of 100 women.
In October 2011, Shakira was appointed a member of President Obama's advisory board on educational excellence for Hispanics.
Shakira coached in the 4th and 6th seasons of NBC's hit series "The Voice".
She has three dogs: Coquito, Chan and Gordita.
She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6270 Hollywood Blvd.
In 2010, she launched her own line of beauty products called S by Shakira.
She featured at # 18 of Men's Health magazine titled "100 Sexiest Women of All Time" in 2011.
In 2011, Shakira was honored at the Latin Grammys as the year – round personality of the Latin Recording Academy in 2011.
In 2014, Shakira became the first musical act to appear three times at the FIFA World Cup.
Shakira usually publishes his songs in English and Spanish.
In 2017, she was the only artist ranked among the world's greatest leaders by Fortune, ranked 27th.