Shakira in 2006
Shakira in 2006, during the "Oral Fixation Tour"
Birth nameShakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll Reath
BornFebruary 2, 1977 (age 30)
 Barranquilla, Colombia
Genre(s)Pop music, Latin pop, Rock en espa?ol
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, Producer, Actress
Instrument(s)Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Drums
Years active1991–present
Label(s)Sony BMG, Epic
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.  

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.


According to the United World Chart, Shakira is as of 2008 the sixth most successful artist so far for the last decade, in terms of single sales. She is also the first, and currently only, artist to have two songs in the top ten of the most successful singles since 1999. Los Angeles Times declared Shakira "the most completely adapted crossover performer in contemporary pop music".


Shakira will be awarded with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, making her the first Colombian to receive this honor. 
NombreShakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
Naci?2 de febrero de 1977
OrigenBarranquilla, Colombia
Instrumento(s)Voz, Guitarra, Arm?nica y Bater?a
Discogr?fica(s)Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Epic Records
Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
Cantante y compositora de pop y rock, en espa?ol e ingl?s, naci? en Barranquilla (Colombia), el 2 de febrero de 1977, En ?rabe Shakira significa "mujer llena de gracia", y para los hind?es significa "diosa de la luz".
Se trata de una de las cantantes del ?mbito musical latino con m?s ?xito internacional. Sus discos m?s vendidos han sido Pies Descalzos, ?D?nde est?n los ladrones?, Laundry Service, Fijaci?n Oral Vol. 1 y Oral Fixation Vol. 2; entre sus canciones m?s populares est?n "Estoy Aqu?", "Ciega, Sordomuda", "Ojos As?", "Whenever, Wherever", "Underneath Your Clothes", "La Tortura" (con el cantante espa?ol Alejandro Sanz) y "Hips Don't Lie" (con la colaboraci?n del rapero y productor Wyclef Jean).
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