Shakira

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Full Name Shakira
Age 43 Years Old
Nick Name Shakira
Gender Female
Famous As Singer
Birth Date February 2nd, 1977
Birth Place Barranquilla

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Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, businesswoman, and philanthropist who is known as one of the best singers in the world who has numerous of awards including 3 Grammy Awards, 13 Latin Grammy Awards, 4 MTV Video Music Awards, 7 Billboard Music Awards, 39 Billboard Latin Music Awards and has been Golden Globe-nominated. She is also known for her official song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)", which featured a South African band Freshlyground, became the biggest-selling World Cup song of all time with 10 million downloads.

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira team up to bring the heat to Super Bowl halftime show

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira are going to bring the heat to the 2020 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show.

Lopez, 50, and Shakira, 42, both posted a photo of them standing side by side on social media to announce the news on Thursday. 'Going to see the world on fire,' Lopez wrote. 'It doesn't get any bigger than this! So excited about getting on that #SuperBowlLIV #PepsiHalftime stage!' Shakira wrote. It will be the first collaboration between the two chart-toppers and the performance happens to fall on  Shakira's 43rd birthday. 'I'm so honored to be taking on one of the world's biggest stages in the company of a fellow female artist to represent Latinos and Latinas from the U.S. and all over the world -- and to top it off, on my birthday' Shakira said in a press release. 'This is a true American dream and we are going to bring the show of a lifetime! '  

Famous for

  •  Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, businesswoman, and philanthropist 
  • Her official song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)"

Where was Shakira born?

Shakira was born on 2 February 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia. She holds the Colombian nationality and belongs to mixed (Italian, Spanish and Lebanese)ethnicity. Her birth name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll with the birth sign of Aquarius. She was born to her father William Mebarak Chadid and mother Nidia Ripoll Torrado.  Her name Shakira is Arabic for "grateful", the feminine form of the name Shakir. She also had eight older half-siblings from her father's previous marriage was killed in a motorcycle accident. Moreover, she started writing a poem being fascinated watching her father writing stories on a typewriter and also wrote her first poem, titled "La Rosa De Cristal/The Crystal Rose" when she was only four years old. Shakira wrote her first song, titled "Tus gafas oscuras/Your dark glasses", which was inspired by her father at the age of eight. Besides, Shakira has been always a talented and inspiring girl since her early childhood. Regarding her education, she attended Catholic schools and also enjoyed singing for schoolmates and teachers (and even the nuns) at her Catholic school. Also, she was known as "the belly dancer girl" in her school, as she would demonstrate every Friday at school.

How tall is Shakira?

Singer Shakira stands the perfect height of 5ft 2in tall with a balanced weight of 53kg. As a singer and also dancer, she has got an amazing fit n slim body physique with the body measurement of 34-24-37 inches and wears a bra size of 32B. She also wears a shoe size of 7(US) and a dress size of 4(US). Moreover, she has a fair complexion with dyed blonde hair and hazel eye color.

Career of Shakira

  • Shakira started her singing career at a very early age and the ages of 10 and 13, Shakira was invited to various events in Barranquilla.
  • Producer Monica Ariza got impressed with her and managed to hold an audition for Shakira where she performed three songs for the executives and impressed them enough for her to be signed to record three albums.
  • Shakira's debut album, Magia, was recorded with Sony Music Colombia in 1990 when she was only 13 years old. The album was released on June 1991.
  • Despite the poor performance of her first album, Shakira's second studio album, titled Peligro, was released on March 1993.
  • Shakira starred in the Colombian TV series The Oasis, loosely based on the Armero tragedy in 1985
  • Shakira returned to recording music under Sony Music along with Columbia Records in 1995.
  • Her third album, Pies Descalzos, was released in February 1996 which brought her great popularity in Latin America by the hit singles "Estoy Aquí", "Pies Descalzos, Suenos Blancos" and "Donde Estas Corazon".
  • In March 1996, Shakira went on to her first international tour, named simply the Tour Pies Descalzos. 
  • Also in that year, Shakira received three Billboard Latin Music Awards for Album of the Year for Pies Descalzos, Video of the Year for "Estoy Aqui", and Best New Artist.
  • Her fourth studio album titled Donde Estan los Ladrones? was released on September 1998 for which she also received her first Grammy Award nomination in 1999 for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album.
  • Shakira's first live album, MTV Unplugged, was recorded in New York City on 12 August 1999.
  • In August 2000, she won an MTV Video Music Award in the category of People's Choice – Favorite International Artist for "Ojos Así". 
  • Upon the success of Donde Estan los Ladrones? and MTV Unplugged, Shakira began working on an English crossover album where earned English with the help of Gloria Estefan.
  • Shakira's fifth studio album and first English language album, titled Laundry Service was released on 13 November 2001. The album became the best selling album of 2002, selling more than 20 million copies worldwide and became the most successful album of her career to date.
  • In September, she won the International Viewer's Choice Award at the MTV Video Music Awards with "Whenever, Wherever". She also won the Latin Grammy Award for the category of Best Short Form Music Video for the Spanish version of the video.
  • In October, she won five MTV Video Music Awards Latin America for Best Female Artist, Best Pop Artist, Best Artist – North (Region), Video of the Year (for "Suerte"), and Artist of the Year. 
  • Shakira's sixth studio album, Fijacion Oral, Volumen Uno, was released on June 2005 and Shakira became the first artist to perform a Spanish language song at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2005.
  • On 8 February 2006, Shakira won her second Grammy Award with the win of Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album for Fijacion Oral, Vol. 1.
  • In November 2006, She received four Latin Grammy Awards, winning the awards for Record of the Year, Song of the Year for "La Tortura", Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for Fijacion Oral, Vol. 1
  • Shakira's second English studio album and seventh studio album, Oral Fixation, Vol. 2, was released on 29 November 2005.
  • Despite the commercial failure of the album's lead single in the U.S., it went on to spawn two more singles. "Hips Don't Lie", which was released as the album's second single in February 2006 and became Shakira's first number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • In early 2008, Forbes named Shakira the fourth top-earning female artist in the music industry.
  • Also In July of that year, Shakira signed a $300 million contract with Live Nation, an international touring giant, which contract was to remain in effect for ten years.
  • Shakira's eighth album titled She Wolf was released in October 2009 internationally and on 23 November 2009 in the U.S.The album sold 2 million copies worldwide, becoming one of Shakira's least successful studio album to date in terms of sales.
  • In May, Shakira collaborated with the South African group Freshlyground to create the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)", which became the biggest-selling World Cup song of all time.
  • In October 2010, Shakira released her ninth studio album, titled Sale el Sol.
  • Shakira's self-titled tenth studio album was later released on 25 March 2014 which became her highest-charting album on the chart.
  • On 13 July 2014, Shakira performed "La La La (Brazil 2014)" with Carlinhos Brown at the 2014 FIFA World Cup closing ceremony at the Maracana Stadium.
  • Shakira also sang the song 'Try Everything' for the movie Zootopia released on 10 February 2016.
  • On 28 October 2016, Shakira released the single "Chantaje" from her eleventh album song became Shakira's most-viewed YouTube video, with over 2.1 billion views as of 1 June 2018.
  • Her eleventh studio album El Dorado was released on 26 May 2017.
  • In January 2018, Shakira won her third Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album for her album El Dorado.
  • Besides, Shakira is well known for her dancing in various music videos and in concert.

Additionally,

  • In 1997, Shakira founded the Pies Descalzos Foundation, a Colombian charity with special schools for poor children all around Colombia. 
  • Shakira is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and is one of their global representatives. 
  • On 27 April 2014 Shakira was honored with the Hero Award at the Radio Disney Music Awards for her Fundacion Pies Descalzos work.
  • In March 2010, she was awarded a medal by the UN International Labour Organization.
  • In November 2010, she received the MTV Free Your Mind award for her continuing dedication to improve access to education for all children around the world.

Is Shakira married?

Singer Shakira is currently in a relationship with the Spanish football player Gerard Pique since 2011 who is the center-back for FC Barcelona and the Spanish national team. Pique, who is exactly ten years her junior met Shakira in the spring of 2010 in the music video for Shakira's song "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)", the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Since then, they are living together in Barcelona, Spain with their two kids named as Milan Pique Mebarak(born on 22 January 2013 ) and Sasha Pique Mebarak(born 29 January 2015). 

Previously,  she was in a relationship with Argentine lawyer Antonio de la Rúa in 2000 but after being together for 11 years, the couple separated in August 2010 in a mutual decision to take time apart from their romantic relationship.

Birthday of Shakira

Shakira celebrates her birthday on the 2nd of February with her friends and family.

Net worth of Shakira

Multi-talented Shakira is earning a good amount of money from her career as a singer, songwriter, dancer, businesswomen, and philanthropist who has sold more than 125 million albums worldwide to date. She earns through her songs, albums, concerts, business and through various sponsorships. She is one of the richest singers in the world with a net worth of $300 Million.