Shakira

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll ( born 2 February 1977) is a Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, and record producer. 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).

Shakira entered the English-language market with her fifth album, Laundry Service. Its lead single, “Whenever, Wherever”, became the best-selling single of 2002. Her success was solidified with her sixth and seventh albums Fijación Oral, Vol. 1 and Oral Fixation, Vol. 2 (2005), the latter of which spawned one of the best-selling songs of the 21st century, “Hips Don’t Lie”. Shakira’s eighth and ninth albums, She Wolf (2009) and Sale el Sol (2010), received critical praise. Her official song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”, became the biggest-selling World Cup song of all time. With over 1.2 billion views, it is one of the most-watched music videos on YouTube. Shakira served as a coach on the fourth and sixth seasons of the American version of The Voice in 2013 and 2014, respectively. Her tenth album, Shakira (2014), is preceded by its lead single, “Can’t Remember to Forget You”

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Feeling your loss my dear friend Azzedine, wherever you are now, your love and your ingenious legacy will always be with us, with me. I will miss you so much. Shak

Feeling your loss my dear friend Azzedine, wherever you are now, your love and your ingenious legacy will always be with us, with me. I will miss you so much. Shak

Ustedes son mi más grande incentivo. Y cuando cante otra vez para ustedes querré que no acabe jamás! Shak

Ustedes son mi más grande incentivo. Y cuando cante otra vez para ustedes querré que no acabe jamás! Shak

@shakira cuentas con nosotros. Es deseo, promesa y ganas. Y yo cuento contigo y tu música para que sepas tomar mi mano si lo precisás. Sin dudar. Porque yo no dudo #ToneladasDeAmorParaShakira

@shakira cuentas con nosotros. Es deseo, promesa y ganas. Y yo cuento contigo y tu música para que sepas tomar mi mano si lo precisás. Sin dudar. Porque yo no dudo #ToneladasDeAmorParaShakira

Quiero felicitar a mi amigo @AlejandroSanz por ser la Persona del Año esta noche en los @LatinGRAMMYs @Univision. Para mí es el amigo del año y de todos los años, y un talento al que ningún otro se compara! Te quiero mucho Ale! Gracias por darnos tanto!!! Shak

Los quiero tanto! Gracias por ser mi apoyo. Shak

Los quiero tanto! Gracias por ser mi apoyo. Shak

Message from Shakira re the Cologne show / Nota de Shakira sobre el show de Colonia. ShakHQ

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