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Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll better known as Shakira, is a Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, businesswoman, philanthropist and goodwill ambassador for UNICEF.
Shakira was born and raised in Barranquilla, she began performing in school. Shakira’s first studio albums from the 1990s, named Magia and Peligro, didn’t have any success. But, her albums from 1996 and 1998 Pies Descalzos and Dónde Están Los Ladrones? made a breakthrough for her.
Shakira entered the English-language market with her fifth album, Laundry Service in 2001. The single, “Whenever, Wherever“, became one of the most successful singles of 2002.
Next two albums Fijación Oral, Volumen Uno and Oral Fixation, Volume Two, form 2005, with lead single “Hips Don’t Lie” made great success, as well as two other albums, She Wolf (2009) and Sale el Sol (2010).
Shakira’s official song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)“, became the biggest-selling World Cup song of all time with. With over 1.8 billion views, it is one of the most viewed music videos on YouTube.
She has four of the twenty top-selling hits of the 2000s, more than any other artist. Shakira participated as a coach in the TV show The Voice in 2013 and 2014. Her album from 2014, named Shakira, had a great impact with lead single “Can’t Remember to Forget You“.
Shakira has received numerous awards, including 3 Grammy Awards, 13 Latin Grammy Awards, 5 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 charity work, most notably through her Pies Descalzos Foundation. In 2011 U.S. President Barack Obama named Shakira to the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.
Personal life of Shakira
Shakira began a relationship with Argentine lawyer Antonio de la Rúa in 2000, and they broke up 11 years later. They continued the business collaboration.
But de la Rúa sued Shakira in 2013, asking for $100 million he believed he was owed after Shakira suddenly terminated her business partnership with him in 2011. But the lawsuit was dismissed.
Shakira started a romantic relationship with the Spanish football player Gerard Piqué, player of FC Barcelona and the Spanish national team in 2011. Shakira is 10 years older then him.
Shakira gave birth to the couple’s first son, Milan Piqué Mebarak, on January 2013 and to their second son, Sasha Piqué Mebarak, on January 2015, in Barcelona, Spain, where the family lives.