Shakira

Shakira

Shakira

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian singer and songwriter. Born and raised in Barranquilla, she began performing in school, demonstrating Latin American, Arabic, and rock and roll influences and belly dancing abilities. Her first studio albums, Magia and Peligro, failed to attain commercial success in the 1990s; however, she rose to prominence in Latin America with her major-label debut, Pies Descalzos (1996), and her fourth album, Dónde Están Los Ladrones? (1998). As of 2001, before releasing her bestseller Laundry Service, she has sold over 10 million albums alone in Latin America.
She has received numerous awards, including 5 MTV Video Music Awards, 3 Grammy Awards, 12 Latin Grammy Awards, 7 Billboard Music Awards, 33 Billboard Latin Music Awards and has been Golden Globe-nominated. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and sold over 125 million records worldwide (over 70 million albums sold)  with 25.4 million record sales in the United States (as of 2014), making her the best selling South American singer and one of the best selling artists of all time. She carries out well-known philanthropic activities through charity work most notably through her Pies Descalzos Foundation. In 2011, she was appointed by U.S. President Barack Obama to the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics – a four-person group that advises the president and Education Secretary. From 2012 to 2015, she was listed among world’s top 100 most powerful women in the world by Forbes In 2017, she was the only artist listed as one of the world’s greatest leaders by Fortune, ranked at 27th. Read more at Wikipedia
Born: 2 February 1977 (age 41), Barranquilla, Colombia
Height: 1.57 m
Partner: Gerard Piqué (2010–)
Children: Milan Piqué Mebarak, Sasha Piqué Mebarak
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