Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll was given birth to in the year 1977 and has been involved with singing, dancing, modeling, and choreographing and also as a song writer in her career. Shakira was born and brought up in “Barranquilla” and started her school extracurricular activities such as “belly dancing”. However, she released her debut studio album titled “Magia and Peligro” during the 90’s.
Thou the album were short of the success she would have wished for. Nevertheless, it was the album “Pies Descalzos” in the year 1996 and the 1998 album “Donde Estan Los Ladrones” that made her popular. Her previous album had mostly been her native languages, however she released her fifth album “Laundry Service” as English and in it was the single “Whenever, wherever” which became the most sold single in the year 2002.
Shakira’s success in the music industry was confirmed after she released her sixth album and the next (seventh album) “Fijacion Oral and Oral Fixation” in the year 2005. The album “Oral Fixation” became the bestselling song of the new century (21st).
The singer has since then released her eighth and ninth album which earned her praise but didn’t make enough sales at the time due to her misunderstanding with “Epic Records”. The 2010 world cup theme song in South Africa “Waka Waka” was sang by Shakira and it became the most sold ever world cup song ever in the history, grossing over 950 million view on YouTube.
She released her tenth album “Shakira” in the year 2014 and has also been involved with coaching with “The Voice” (American Version). She is regarded as one of the bestselling Latin artiste of all time with her albums grossing over 125 million records but nationwide and worldwide.
Her musical success has earned her several awards including the Grammy Awards on two occasions, Billboard Award (7), MTV Video Musical Awards, Billboard Latin Music Awards (28) and also a earned her nomination in the Golden Globe Award. Forbes ranked her as the 58th most powerful woman in the world and she also became the first ever individual to reach Facebook followers hundred million landmark.
Shakira Age and Nationality
- Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
Date of birth
- 1977 February 2nd
Place of Birth
- Barranquilla, Columbia (Columbia)
How Tall is Shakira – Shakira Height, Weight, Age and Full Body Measurement
Body Build Type
- 157 cm
- 53 kg
- 87 – 61 – 94 cm
- 32 B
- Size 7 (USA)
- Brown (Natural)
- Dark Brown
- La Ensenanza School
- UCLA Extension
- William Mebarak Chadid (Father)
- Nidia Ripoll (Mother)
- Roman Catholic
- Dancer, singer, songwriter, model, producer
- Gerard Pique (Married. 2011)