Shakira

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Colombia, Singer
February 2, 1977

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, better known professionally as Shakira, is a Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, businesswoman, and philanthropist. Born and raised in Barranquilla, she began performing in school, demonstrating Latin American, Arabic, and rock and roll influences and belly dancing abilities. Shakira's 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, she had sold over 10 million albums alone in Latin America.

Also known as Songwriter, Dancer, Record Producer, Businesswoman, Actress, Model

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  • Shakira: I'm just taking every input that I receive and it's turning into inspiration. Yesterday I finished a song and I was so thrilled. So we'll see. I just want to put music out there.
  • Shakira: I know... my hobbies are very impractical, but it took a lot of hours after the kids were asleep. Thank you Plato and predecessors for all the "fun" over the past month!
  • Shakira: So proud of the positive efforts of companies in these difficult times, like my partners at Puig, who’ve turned over their perfume factory to the production of vital hand sanitizer to donate to the Spanish government.