Shakira Biography Age, Height, Songs, Wiki


Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (born February 2, 1977, Barranquilla, Colombia), better known as Shakira, is a Colombian singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, philanthropist and producer. She debuted in the early 1990s in her home country, becoming known throughout the continent with the release of the album Pies Descalzos in 1996. This was followed two years later by the material ¿Dónde Están Los Ladrones?

Beginning in the third millennium, Shakira became known worldwide thanks to the Laundry Service record, which sold over fifteen million units. The promotion was made with songs such as “Whenever, Wherever”, “Underneath Your Clothes” or “Objection”, the first being one of the biggest commercial hits of the decade.

In 2005, the soloist promoted the recording of “La Tortura”, which became the first single from Fijación Oral Vol. 1. The song enjoyed worldwide acclaim, being one of the most successful songs in Spanish. Fijación Oral Vol. 1 was succeeded by Oral Fixation Vol. 2, a collection of English compositions. A reissued version of it included the song “Hips Don’t Lie”, which won first place in most music hierarchies in the world.

The album, which includes the singer’s eighth studio material, is titled She Wolf and was released in Europe in October 2009. It was preceded by the promotion of the eponymous song that marks a change in musical style and image for Shakira. This was followed by Sale el Sol – a year later – which is the synthesis of the soloist’s approximately twenty years of musical career.

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Throughout her career, the soloist has sold over 50 million albums, being declared the best-selling Colombian artist of all time and one of the best-known Latin music performers. The singer-songwriter was also awarded two Grammy Awards and seven Latin Grammy Trophies for her musical achievements. His songs “Whenever, Wherever”, “La Tortura” and “Hips Don’t Lie” have set unprecedented records by other musicians to date.

Personal Life:

In 2000 the artist began a relationship with Antonio de la Rúa, the son of the then President of Argentina, Fernando de la Rúa. Over the years there have been various articles in the international press about the two.

In June 2007, a series of rumors began in the Latin American press that the couple had broken up. However, the couple had been seen during a meeting in a restaurant, which was denied by previous press articles.

Subsequently, various reports emerged that the artist and Rúa were ready to formalize their relationship, but everything was denied by the soloist, who stated: “I used to think that I should get married and that I should have children. But we behave like a married couple; we don’t need documents for that. ”

Shakira also stated in the November 2009 issue of Rolling Stone Magazine that she does not want to get married because she does not want to occupy the front pages of scandalous news newspapers if she reaches the point of divorce, the publication citing -o: “It’s funny how the newspapers want to see you married, and then see you divorced. Well, I won’t do any of that. ”

However, the singer stated that she wants to start a family, stating: “I don’t have any problems because we are not married. We behave like a married couple, even if we are not married.

But we have been together for nine years, and we have reached a consensus, and we are thinking of having children. ” In January 2011, Shakira announced that she had broken up with Antonio de la Rua, and in March she officially confirmed on Twitter the relationship between her and FC Barcelona defender Gerard Pique, presenting him as “the sun My “.

In September 2012, the soloist confirmed in a message on her official Facebook page that she was pregnant, expecting her first child with Pique, and stated that she would suspend all promotional activities until birth.

On January 22, 2013, at 9:36 p.m., Shakira became a mother, giving birth at the Teknon Hospital in Barcelona, ​​by cesarean section, to a boy whom she and her father, Gerard Pique, named Milan.

According to statements made by the artist’s impresario, Fifi Kurzman, Shakira studied for years on her own. Kurzman also stated that the soloist is interested in the history and languages of the countries she visits.

In August 2007, after completing the promotional tour for the albums Fijación Oral Vol. 1 and Oral Fixation Vol. 2, the artist took a course on “Introduction to Western Civilization: Ancient Civilizations from Prehistory to 843 AD.”

(Introduction to Western Civilization: Ancient Civilizations from Prehistory to About A.D. 843) at UCLA University in Los Angeles, California.

Personal Information:

  • Name: Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
  • Famous as : Shakira
  • Date of Birthday: February 2, 1977
  • Nationality: Colombian
  • Famous: Hispanics Hispanic Women
  • Age: 43 Year Old Females
  • Sun Sign: Aquarius
  • Born Country: Colombia
  • Born In: Barranquilla, Colombia
  • Profession: Singer
  • Height: 5’2″ (157 cm), 5’2″ Females
  • Spouse/Ex-: Gerard Piqué
  • Father: William Mebarak Chadid
  • Mother: Nidia Del Carmen Ripoll Torrado
  • Children: Milan Piqué Mebarak
  • Partner: Antonio De La Rúa (2000–2010), Gerard Piqué (2011)
  • Founder/Co-Founder: Pies Descalzos Foundation, ALAS Foundation

First musical activities

Shakira was born on February 2, 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia, to Nydia del Carmen Ripoll Torrado, of Spanish descent, and William Mebarak Chadid, of Lebanese descent. She has eight half-brothers and sisters from a previous marriage of her father.

It is of Roman Catholic religion. The singer showed a creative spirit from an early age, composing her first poem, “La Rosa De Cristal” (Romanian: “Crystal Rose”), at the age of four. Throughout her childhood she wrote a number of short literary works, while her first song was written at the age of eight.

“Tus gafas oscuras” (en: “Your black glasses”) was inspired by a motorcycle accident that resulted in the death of one of his half-brothers. The term “Shakira” in Arabic is the word “grateful.”

Also at the age of four, her father took her to an oriental restaurant, where she first heard the sounds of Middle Eastern music. Soon she began to dance on the table, which was acclaimed by those present.

According to the artist, this was caused by “a natural instinct to move my hips and belly to the beat of the music.” Despite her passion for music, she was not accepted into the school choir because of her vocal modulation, which was too pronounced.

At the same time, his music teacher likened his voice to the sounds of a goat. The soloist returned to the institution after winning her first music competition to prove her potential to her teacher.

At the age of eight, the company Shakira’s father worked for went bankrupt. While the situation stabilized, she lived with her relatives in Los Angeles, California. When she returned to Barranquilla, she noticed that most of the family’s property was sold. She later stated the following:

“In my child’s mind, this was the end of the world.” Her father wanted to show her that the situation could be worse than that, taking her to an orphanage. After two years he began to play at a number of events in his hometown, gaining some notoriety.

Producer Monica Ariza, who was impressed with her songs, persuaded Sony Columbia President Ciro Vargas to audition for Shakira. He performed three songs and signed a contract to produce three albums.

List of Songs:

Song Title Album NameYear
“Addicted to You (Shakira song)” daggerSale el Sol2010
“Always on My Mind”VH1 Divas Las Vegas2002
“Amor (Celos de ti)”Al Compas de un Sentimiento1996
“Animal City”Oral Fixation Vol. 22005
“Antes de las Seis” daggerSale el Sol2010
“Antología”Pies Descalzos1996
“Años Luz”She Wolf2009
“Ask for More”N/A2003
“Ay Haiti”N/A2010
(with Artist for Haiti)
“Back in Black”Live & off the Record2004
“Beautiful Liar” daggerB’Day (deluxe edition)2007
“Boig per Tu”Shakira (Spanish/Latin American deluxe edition)2014
“Broken Record”Shakira2014
“Can’t Remember to Forget You” (feat. Rihanna) daggerShakira2014
“Cazador de Amor”Magia1991
“Chasing Shadows”Shakira (Deluxe edition)2014
“Ciega, Sordomuda” daggerDónde Están los Ladrones?1998
“Controlas Mi Destino”Peligro1993
“Costumes Makes the Clown”Oral Fixation Vol. 22005
“Cuentas Conmigo”Magia1991
“Cut Me Deep”(feat. Magic!Shakira2014
“Dançando”Real Fantasia2012
(Ivete Sangalo featuring Shakira)
“Dare (La La La)” daggerShakira2014
“Despedida”Love in the Time of Cholera2008
“Devoción”Sale el Sol2010
“Dia de Enero” daggerFijación Oral Vol. 12005
“Día Especial”
(featuring Gustavo Cerati)
“Did It Again”She Wolf2009
“Did It Again”She Wolf (U.S. deluxe edition)
(remix) (featuring Kid Cudi)
“Don’t Bother” daggerOral Fixation Vol. 22005
“Dónde Están los Ladrones?”Dónde Están los Ladrones?1998
“Dónde Estás Corazón?”Pies Descalzos1996
“Dreams for Plans”Oral Fixation Vol. 22005
“El Último Adiós (The Last Goodbye)”N/A2001
(with various artists)
“Empire” daggerShakira2014
“En Tus Pupilas”Fijación Oral Vol. 12005
“Escondite Inglés”Fijación Oral Vol. 12005
“Esta Noche Voy Contigo”Magia1991
“Este Amor Es Lo Más Bello del Mundo”Peligro1993
“Estou Aqui”Pies Descalzos (Brazilian edition)1996
“Estoy Aquí”Pies Descalzos
“Eterno Amor”Peligro1993
“Eyes Like Yours (Ojos Así)”Laundry Service2001
“Fool”Laundry Service2001
“Gafas Oscuras”Magia1991
“Gitana”She Wolf (Spanish/Latin American deluxe edition)2009
“Give It Up to Me”She Wolf (North American deluxe edition)
(feauting Lil Wayne)
“Good Stuff”She Wolf
“Gordita”Sale el Sol2010
(featuring Residente Calle 13)
“Gracias a la Vida”N/A
(with Juanes, Alejandro Sanz, Laura Pausini, Miguel Bosé, Beto Cuevas and Michael Bublé)
“Gypsy”She Wolf2009
“Hay Amores”Love in The Time of Cholera2007/2008
“Hey You”Oral Fixation Vol. 22005
“Higher Ground”Lincoln Memorial “We Are One”2009
(Stevie Wonder & Usher featuring Shakira)
“Hips Don’t Lie”Oral Fixation Vol. 2 (Reloaded edition)2006
(featuring Wyclef Jean)
“How Do You Do”Oral Fixation Vol. 22005
“I’ll Stand by You”Hope for Haiti Now2010
(featuring The Roots)
“Illegal”Oral Fixation Vol. 22005
(featuring Carlos Santana)
“Aatini Al Nay” (Intro)Oral Fixation Tour2007
“Inevitable”Dónde Están los Ladrones?1998
“Islands”Sale el Sol2010
“Je L’aime à Mourir”Shakira: Live from Paris2011
“King and Queen”Carnival Vol. II: Memoirs of an Immigrant2007
(Wyclef Jean featuring Shakira)
“Knock on My Door”N/A2003
“La Maza”Cantora 12009
(Mercedes Sosa featuring Shakira)
“La Pared”Fijación Oral Vol. 12005
“La La La” daggerShakira2014
“La La La (Brasil 2014)” (featuring Carlinhos Brown daggerShakira (International physical deluxe edition)2014
“La La La (Brasil 2014) (Spanish Version)” (featuring Carlinhos Brown daggerShakira (Spanish/Latin American deluxe edition)2014
“La Tortura”Fijación Oral Vol. 12005
“Las de la Intuición”Fijación Oral Vol. 12005
“Lejos de tu Amor”Magia1991
“Lo Hecho Está Hecho”She Wolf2009
“Lo Hecho Está Hecho”She Wolf (Spanish/Latin American deluxe edition)
(featuring Pitbull)
“Lo Imprescindible”Fijación Oral Vol. 12005
“Lo Que Más”Sale el Sol2010
“Loba”She Wolf2009
“Loca”Sale el Sol2010
(featuring Dizzee Rascal)
(featuring El Cata)
“Loca por Ti”Shakira2014
“Long Time”She Wolf2009
“Mariposas”Sale el Sol2010
“Medicine” (feat. Blake Shelton) double-daggerShakira2014
“Men in This Town”She Wolf2009
“Mon Amour”
“Moscas en la Casa”Dónde Están los Ladrones?1998
“Necesito de Ti”Magia1991
“No”Fijación Oral Vol. 12005
(featuring Gustavo Cerati)
“No Creo”Dónde Están los Ladrones?1998
“Nothing Else Matters/Despedida”Shakira: Live from Paris2011
“Nunca Me Acuerdo de Olvidarte” daggerShakira2014
“Objection (Tango)”Laundry Service2001
“Obtener un Sí”Fijación Oral Vol. 12005
“Octavo Día”Dónde Están los Ladrones?1998
“Ojos Así”
“Pés Descalços”Pies Descalzos (Brazilian edition)1996
“Pide Más”data-sort-value=”” style=”background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; ” class=”table-na” | N/A2003
“Pídeme el Sol”
“Pienso en Ti”N/A1996
“Pies Descalzos, Sueños Blancos”Pies Descalzos
“Poem to a Horse”Laundry Service2001
“Pure Intuition”N/A2007
“Que Me Quedes Tú”Laundry Service2001
“Que Vuelvas”Dónde Están los Ladrones?1998
“Quiero”Pies Descalzos1996
“Quince Años”Peligro1993
“Rabiosa”Sale el Sol2010
(featuring El Cata)
(featuring Pitbull)
“Ready for the Good Times”Laundry Service2001
“Sale el Sol”Sale el Sol2010
“Se Quiere, Se Mata”Pies Descalzos1996
“Será, Será (Las Caderas no Mienten)”Oral Fixation Vol. 2 (Spanish/Latin American edition)2006
(featuring Wyclef Jean)
“She Wolf”She Wolf2009
“Sing”Songs of Mass Destruction2007
(Annie Lennox featuring various artists)
“Si Te Vas”Dónde Están los Ladrones?1998
“Si Tú No Vuelves”Papito2007
(Miguel Bosé featuring Shakira)
“Sombra de Ti”Dónde Están los Ladrones?1998
“Something”Oral Fixation Vol. 22005
“Somos El Mundo 25 Por Haiti”N/A2010
(with various artists)
“Spy”She Wolf2009
(featuring Wyclef Jean)
“Suerte”Laundry Service2001
“That Way”Shakira (Deluxe edition)2014
“The One Thing”Shakira2014
“Te Aviso, Te Anuncio (Tango)”Laundry Service2001
“Te Dejo Madrid”
“Te Espero Sentada”Pies Descalzos1996
“Te Lo Agradezco, Pero No”El Tren de los Momentos2007
(Alejandro Sanz featuring Shakira)
“Te Necesito”Pies Descalzos1996
“The Day and the Time”Fijación Oral Vol. 12005
(featuring Gustavo Cerati)
“The One”Laundry Service2001
“Timor”Oral Fixation Vol. 22005
“Todo Para Ti”N/A2003
(Michael Jackson featuring various artists)
“Todos Juntos”We Did It! Dora’s Greatest Hits2010
(Dora the Explorer featuring Shakira)
“Tú”Dónde Están los Ladrones?1998
“Tu Boca”Sale el Sol2010
“Tú Serás la Historia de Mi Vida”Peligro1993
“Último Momento”Peligro1993
“Um Pouco De Amor”Pies Descalzos1996
(featuring Howard Glasford)
“Un Poco de Amor”Pies Descalzos (Brazilian edition)
“Underneath Your Clothes”Laundry Service2001
“Vuelve”Pies Descalzos1996
“Waka Waka (Esto Es África)”Listen Up! The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Album2010
(featuring Freshlyground)
“Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”
(featuring Freshlyground)
“Waka Waka (Esto Es África)”Sale el Sol
“Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”Listen Up! The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Album
“What More Can I Give”N/A2003
(Michael Jackson featuring various artists)
“Whenever, Wherever”Laundry Service2001
“Why Wait”She Wolf2009
“Your Embrace”Oral Fixation Vol. 22005

Filmy Career:

Movie TitleYearType
Shakira: The Documentary Film2002Documentary
Pies Descalzos Foundation2007Documentary
Hagamos que Salga El Sol2011Documentary
A Day with Shakira2011Documentary
Miss Americana2020Documentary

Television Shows:

Show TitleYear
El oasis1994
Popstars Brazil2002
7 vidas2005
Ugly Betty2009
Wizards of Waverly Place2010
Dora and Friends: Into the City2011
The Voice2013–2014
Global Goal: Unite for Our Future2020
The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II2020

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