Shakira, famous for her unique and beautiful voice and dancing skills, belongs to Barranquilla. She celebrates her birthday on February 2, 1977. Shakira has earned the title of the Latin Music Queen. She is one of the most popular Latin recording artists in the English and Spanish markets. Shakira has collaborated with well-known musicians. Her music video with Wyclef Jean made her one of the world’s prettiest ladies.[page] [pagename:Shakira|Biography|Awards|Biografía|Premios] Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, born in Barranquilla, Colombia on February 2, 1977, known simply as Shakira (meaning "Woman of Grace" in Arabic), is an internationally famous singer and songwriter. [page] Shakira is a two-time Grammy Award and eight-time Latin Grammy Award-winning Colombian singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer who has been a major figure in the pop music scene of Latin America since the mid-1990s. In 2001, she broke through into the English-speaking market with the release of her first album in that language, Laundry Service, which has sold over 3.5 million copies in the United States and 15 million copies worldwide. Shakira is the highest selling Colombian artist of all time, having sold nearly fifty million copies of her albums, and the only artist from that country to reach the number-one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and UK Singles Chart. [page] Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, cantante y compositora de pop y rock, en español e inglés, nació en Barranquilla (Colombia), el 2 de febrero de 1977,En árabe Shakira significa "mujer llena de gracia", y para los hindúes significa "diosa de la luz". [page] Se trata de una de las cantantes del ámbito musical latino con más éxito internacional. Sus discos más vendidos han sido Pies Descalzos, ¿Dónde están los ladrones?, Laundry Service, Fijación Oral Vol. 1 y Oral Fixation Vol. 2; entre sus canciones más populares están "Estoy Aquí", "Ciega, Sordomuda", "Ojos Así", "Whenever, Wherever", "Underneath Your Clothes", "La Tortura" (con el cantante español Alejandro Sanz) y "Hips Don't Lie" (con la colaboración del rapero y productor Wyclef Jean).