Shakira profile


Shakira Queen of Latino

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (born February 2, 1977), is a Colombian singer-songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model. Born and raised in Barranquilla, she performed as far back as her school years, demonstrating Latin, Arabic, and rock music influences. She was even accomplished at belly dancing. Shakira released her first studio albums, Magia and Peligro, in the early 1990s. The albums failed to gain commercial success, with Magia selling about 1200 copies, despite winning an award at a Latin music festival. However, she rose to fame in Latin America with her major-label debut, Pies Descalzos (1996), and her fourth album, Dónde Están los Ladrones? (1998).

Shakira entered the English-language scene with her fifth album, Laundry Service. Its lead single, "Whenever, Wherever", was a monumental song, becoming 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 (2005), the latter of which spawned the best-selling single of the 21st century, "Hips Don't Lie".

Her official song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)", became the biggest-selling World Cup song of all time. 


Gender: Female
Born: 1977-02-02
Country: Colombia
Is Active: Yes