She came into this world born on 2 February 1977. Her birthplace is in Berencia, Colombia. Her mother is Spanish and Italian. She is a Colombian singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, dancer and philanthropist who emerged as a musical genius in the Latin American music scene in the 1990s. Her’s full name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll. Her mother’s name is Nidia Ripoll and father’s name is William Mebarak Chhadid. Her first two albums with local producers were unsuccessful. Donde Están los Ladrones released an album that sold over 7 million copies worldwide and made them a critical success. Over 50 million albums have been sold worldwide. She’s famous song “Waka Waka” was chosen as the official song of the 2010 Football World Cup. She has eight half-siblings, children from her father’s previous marriages. Her name means “thankful” in Arabic. Her’s name is a feminine form of the name Shakir. Her second name, Isabel, is also the name of her great-grandmother. She spent most of her youth in Barranquilla, a city located in northern Colombia. Her IQ is said to be 140 according to a magazine.
When she was only four years old, she wrote her first book called “Rosa de la Cristal” (“The Crystal Rose”). She used to watch her father writing stories on a typewriter. When she became a little wiser, she asked her father for a typewriter as a Christmas gift. Her wish was fulfilled when she was seven years old and she continued to write poetry. Eventually these poems developed into songs. She wrote her first song, titled “Tus Gafas Oskuras” (“Your Dark Glasses”), after a half-brother died in a motorcycle accident at the age of eight. Her’s father went bankrupt when she was eight years old. At the time the details were being obtained, she was living with relatives in Los Angeles. When she was from the age of 10 to 13, she was invited to various events in Barranquilla. And from this she started getting recognition in her field. It was around this time that she met local theater producer Monica Ariza, Vargas held she in high regard, and returned to Sony’s office, she handed over a song and cassette to the artist director. She’s a pop artist with a “rock and roll heart”.
She currently lives in the Bahamas. She began dating Antonio de la Rua, son of Argentine President Fernando de la Rua, in 2000. Antonio proposed to her in 2001. The couple separated after being in a relationship for 10 years. In 2011, she entered a relationship with Gerard Piqué. Gerard Piqué is a Spanish football player. And she was playing center for Barcelona and for the Spanish national team during that time. She was 10 years older than Gerard. The couple first met in the 2010. She gave birth to Gerard’s first son on 22 January 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. Which she named Milan. She gave birth to her second son on 29 January 2015. According to the information received from the Internet, the couple is one of the most powerful couples in the world.
In 1995 she founded the Pies Descalzos Foundation. This is a Colombian charity that helps special schools for poor children around Colombia. She is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and one of its global representatives. She is the best-selling Colombian artist . She was over fifty million albums sold worldwide. According to Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems, “Hips Don’t Lie” is the most-played pop song in one week in the history of American radio. It was played 9,637 times in a week.
She released her first studio album titled Magia in 1991. Her second studio album was Peligro released in 1993. In 1995 her 3rd album Pies Descalzos was released. Her Dónde Están los Ladrones in 1998? The studio album was released. She released here fourth studio album titled Laundry Service in Laundry Service . She had two studio albums released in 2005 called Fijación Oral, Vol 1 and Oral Fixation, Vol 2. In 2009 she released the studio album She Wolf Salt. In 2010 she released the studio album Sale el Sol. In 2014, she released the studio album Shakira Salt. And in 2017 she released the album El DoradoStudio.
|Real Name||Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll|
|Age||44 year old|
|Date Of Birth||2 February 1977|
|Birth Place||Barranquilla, Colombia|
|Father||William Mebarak Chadid|
|Mother||Nidia del Carmen Ripoll Torrado|
|Partner Name||Gerard Piqué (2011–)|
|School||La Ensenanza School, Barranquilla|
|University||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Height||5 feet 2 inches or 1.57 m|
|Weight||117 pounds or 53 kilograms|
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size||7 (US)|
|Bra (Breast||Approx Size 34|
|Hip Size||Approx 34|
|Waist Size||Approx 26|
|Dress Size||7 (US) Approx|
|Are you married ?||No|
|Is she Lesbian||No|
|Ex-Boy Friend Name||Antonio de la Rúa (2000–2010)|
|Partner Name||Gerard Piqué (2011–present)|
Her net worth approx $300 million dollars.
She has done many tours in her career so far such as Tour Pies Descalzos from 1996 to 1997, Tour Anfibio in 2000, Tour of the Mongoose from 2002 to 2003, Oral Fixation Tour from 2006 to 2007, The Sun Comes from 2010 to 2011 Out World Tour , El Dorado World Tour in 2018 and The 2021 World Tour in 2021 .
She started her television career from 1994. She appeared as Luisa Maria Rico in El oasis in 1994, as Mentor Assistant in Popstars Brazil in 2002. She then starred in Taina in 2002, 7 Vidas in 2005, Ugly Betty in 2009, Wizards of Waverly Place in 2010, Dora and Friends: Into the City in 2011. Appeared as Coach/Mentor on The Voice in 2013–2014. After that she appeared in Dreamland in 2014, Global Goal: Unite for Our Future in 2020 and The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II in 2020.
In 2002, she appeared in Shakira: The Documentary Film. She then appeared at the Pies Descalzos Foundation in 2007, Hagamos que Salga El Sol in 2011 and A Day with Shakira. She lent her voice to a character named Gazelle in Zootopia released in 2016. In 2020, she appeared while starring in Miss Americana.
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