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Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (born February 2, 1977),known professionally as Shakira (pronounced /ʃəˈkɪəɹə/, Spanish: [ʃaˈkiɾa] is a Colombian singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, dancer, and philanthropist who emerged in the music scene of Colombia and Latin America in the early 1990s. Born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia, Shakira revealed many of her talents in school as a live performer, demonstrating her vocal ability with rock and roll, Latin and Middle Eastern influences with her own original twist on belly dancing. Shakira is a native Spanish speaker and also speaks fluent English and Portuguese as well as some Italian, French and Arabic.

After commercial flops with local producers on her first two albums, and being little-known outside Colombia, Shakira decided to produce her own brand of music. In 1995 she released Pies Descalzos, which brought her great fame in Latin America and Spain, and her 1998 album ¿Dónde Están los Ladrones? was a critical success selling over 7 million copies worldwideIn 2001, aided by the worldwide success of her first English single "Whenever, Wherever" that became the best selling single of 2002, she broke through into the English-speaking world with the release of Laundry Service, which sold over 13 million copies worldwide Four years later, Shakira released two album projects called Fijación Oral Vol. 1 and Oral Fixation Vol. 2. Both reinforced her success, particularly with the best selling song of the 2000s, "Hips Don't Lie

In 1995, Shakira founded the Pies Descalzos Foundation. It is a Colombian charity with special schools for poor children all around Colombia. During her career, Shakira has performed at a large number of benefit concerts. Among the most famous are the Live 8 benefit concert in July 2005, the Live Earth concert, Hamburg where she headlined the show, as well as the "Clinton Global Initiative" created by former US President Bill Clinton. She was also invited to the Oval Office by President Barack Obama in February 2010 to discuss early childhood development

She has won two Grammy Awards seven Latin Grammy Awardstwelve Billboard Latin Music Awardsand has been Golden Globe-nominated She is also the highest-selling Colombian artist of all time, and the second most successful female Latin singer after Gloria Estefan, having sold over 60 million albums worldwide according to Sony Music EntertainmentHer U.S. album sales stand at 9.6 million

In the fall of 2009, Shakira released her sixth album She Wolf worldwide.Shakira's "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)", was chosen as the official song for the 2010 World Cup The song has received generally positive critical reception, and has become a worldwide smash hit and the selling World Cup song of all time On YouTube, the English version of the music video is the 3rd most watched video of all time with over 370 million views Her seventh studio album, the bilingual Sale el Sol, was released October 2010 and has sold 2 million copies worldwide

She was engaged to the son of the former President of Argentina, Antonio de la Rúa. Their relationship lasted almost 11 years and ended in August 2010 She is now dating Spanish footballer Gerard Piqué and confirmed their relationship in March 2011
1 Early life
2 Music career
2.1 1990–94: Career beginnings
2.2 1995–97: Pies Descalzos and The Remixes
2.3 1998–2000: Dónde Están Los Ladrones? and MTV Unplugged
2.4 2001–04: Laundry Service and international success
2.5 2005–08: Fijación Oral Vol. 1 and Oral Fixation Vol. 2
2.6 2009–present: She Wolf and Sale el Sol
2.7 Collaborations and other work
3 Other work
3.1 Philanthropy
4 Personal life
4.1 Relationships
4.2 Other
5 Style
5.1 Music and voice
5.2 Influences
6 Records and achievements
7 Discography
8 Tours
9 See also
10 Notes
11 References
12 External links
Shakira was born on February 2, 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia. She is the only child of Nidia Ripoll and William Mebarak Chadid and is of Lebanese (Arab), Macedonian Spanish (Catalan and Castilian), and Italian descentShe has eight older half-siblings from her father's previous marriage.Shakira's father is originally from the United States, born in New York, at the age of 5 his family moved to Sincelejo from New York then relocated to Barranquilla.
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