Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll

by Jasmine Jones

Shakira  is one of a kind singer , dancer &song writer from Barranquilla , Colombia. she have 10 studio albums , and 43 singles. and shes only 37 years of age.  shes a mother of a baby boy . she also been married twice Antonio de la rua (2000–10) and now she married to Gerard Pique.

baby Shakira
she was 5 years old
teenage Shakira

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll was born on February 2, 1977 ,

Shakira wrote her first poem when she only four ( La Rosa De Cristal ) The Crystal Rose.When Shakira was two years old, an older brother was killed in a motorcycle accident.  At the age of eight  Shakira wrote her first song, titled Tus gafas oscuras (Your dark glasses) , that was inspired by her father. Who had  wore dark glasses to hide his grief . At school she was know as the belly dancer girl. She showed the hole school what she learned every Friday

Shakira now

At the ages of 10-13 she was invited to alot of events , and in one those events she met local theater producer Monica Arizam, who love her talent. He arranged for Sony Colombia executives to arrive at the audition, with the idea of surprising them with Shakira's performance. She performed three songs for the executives and impressed them enough for her to be signed to record three albums.

Its was 1990- 1995 when it all started

  • Shakira is the highest-selling Colombian artist of all time, having sold between 50 to 60 million albums.
  • Hips don't lie was the most-played pop song in a single week in American radio history.  
  • Shakira became the first artist in the history of the Billboard charts to earn the coveted number one spots on both the top 40 Mainstream
  • Latin charts in the same week doing so with "Hips Don't Lie
  • she be on the hit show the voice
  • her song Hips Don't Lie is the best-selling single of the last decade
Shakira performing with Usher and Stevie Wonder at the We Are One:

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