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Shakira

Shakira

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Famous as :

Latin pop singer

Birth Name :

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll

Birth Date :

February 02, 1977

Birth Place :

Barranquilla, Colombia

Claim to fame :

Album "Laundry Service" (2001)

Biography


The talented Latin pop singer Shakira was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, on February 2, 1977, as Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll. Being the youngest daughter in the family, she inherits an exotic look with the mixture of Lebanese-Colombian blood from her parents, William Mebarak Chadid and Nidia del Carmen Ripoll Torrado. At her early age, she listened to the music of her parents' culture as well as English-language songs, preferably those came from Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, The Police, and The Cure.

"I was so in love with that rock sound" she said, "But at the same time because my father is of Lebanese descent, I am devoted to Arabic tastes and sounds. Somehow I am fusion of all of those passions and my music is a fusion of elements that I can make coexist in the same place in one song."

Latest News


Shakira and America Ferrera Call Out Donald Trump Over 'Racist' Remarks About Mexicans

July 03, 2015 03:37:06 GMT

and are the latest celebrities who speak out against 's recent "hateful and racist" comment about Mexican immigrants. While Shakira called out the billionaire on Twitter, America Ferrera chose to pen a satiric letter published in The Huffington Post.
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Video: Selena Gomez Shows Hidden Skill to Impersonate Taylor Swift and Shakira

June 24, 2015 08:48:50 GMT

took Twitter questions and dares during the "Interview from a Hat" challenge while stopping by iHeartRadio on Monday, June 22. The "Good For You" songtress didn't hesitate to show her hidden skills, including impersonating her best pal .
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Christina Aguilera Mocks Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, Shakira in 'The Voice' Promo

May 20, 2015 09:40:40 GMT

shows off her other talent besides singing by impersonating fellow female singers in "" promo video. She amusingly mimics , , , , and who are all depicted auditioning to be a coach on the NBC singing competition series.
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Shakira Brings Sons Milan and Sasha to Cheer on Gerard Pique at His Soccer Match

April 20, 2015 06:38:42 GMT

brought her two adorable sons, 2-year-old Milan and 2-month-old Sasha, to cheer on their father Gerard Pique at his soccer game in Barcelona on Saturday, April 18. The FC Barcelona center-back was playing against Valencia CF at that time.
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Shakira Shares New Snap of Newborn Son Sasha

April 16, 2015 08:14:56 GMT

In addition to previously sharing photos of her newborn baby boy Sasha, has taken to Twitter to share a new image of her adorable son. The little boy was seen in the tweet pic wearing a bright blue knit sweater. "Sasha out for a stroll! / Sasha de paseo! Shak," so his singer mother captioned it.
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Madonna, Pink, Shakira, Ariana Grande Among Stars Celebrating International Women's Day

March 09, 2015 04:43:21 GMT

Celebrities celebrated International Women's Day on social media on Sunday, March 8 using hashtags like #InternationalWomensDay, #NoCeilings and #NotThere. , , and were among those who showed their support on Twitter.
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Shakira Debuts Full Face Photo of Newborn Son Sasha

February 06, 2015 01:14:38 GMT

First it was just a photo of his little feet, and soon thereafter debuted the first full face snap of his newborn second son Sasha Pique Mebarak. The songbird shared the photo via her World Baby Shower website, through which people can donate baby goods to families in need around the world.
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Shakira Shares First Pic of Newborn Son Sasha on Instagram

February 05, 2015 01:18:16 GMT

Days after giving birth to Sasha Pique Mebarak, her second son with Gerard Pique, shared the first pic of the infant on her Instagram account. Sasha, who was born on Thursday, January 29 in Barcelona, Spain, joins older brother Milan Pique Mebarak who was born in January 2013.
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Shakira and Gerard Pique Bring Their Newborn Baby Home on Their Birthdays

February 03, 2015 08:50:45 GMT

was discharged from hospital just four days after giving birth to her second son with Gerard Pique, Sasha Pique Mebarak. The 38-year-old singer was all smiles when she was picked up by Gerard on Monday, February 2. That day, the pair also celebrated their joint birthday.
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Shakira Gives Birth to Her Second Son With Gerard Pique

January 30, 2015 19:50:12 GMT

welcomes baby No. 2. The Colombian singer, 37, delivered a healthy baby boy on Thursday in Spain. It's her second son with Spanish football player Gerard Pique, 27. The couple named the bundle of joy Sasha Pique Mebarak.
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Shakira and Gerard Pique Throw 'World Baby Shower' With UNICEF to Welcome Their Second Child

January 20, 2015 04:05:38 GMT

and her beau Gerard Pique are hosting a "World Baby Shower" campaign for UNICEF to welcome their second baby. The couple is expanding their original "World Baby Shower" initiative they came up with when celebrating baby shower for their first child Milan.
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Shakira's New Album to Feature Collaboration With Iggy Azalea

January 06, 2015 08:27:47 GMT

A new album is apparently underway. Spanish newspaper El Mundo recently reported that the Latin singer has been working on her 11th studio effort, which is said to be a bilingual project featuring collaborations with Mexican rock band , Spanish singer/songwriter and Australian raptress .
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Shakira Is Expecting Second Son, Parents Confirm

September 10, 2014 04:26:43 GMT

's parents, William Mebarak and Nidia Ripoll, confirmed that her daughter's pregnant with second son in an interview with Hola! magazine on Tuesday, September 9. "We're very happy," William and Nidia told the magazine, "Yes, another little boy. A playmate for Milan."
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Shakira Pregnant With Baby No. 2

August 28, 2014 22:31:06 GMT

is adding another baby to her growing family with her longtime boyfriend, soccer player Gerard Pique. She announces that she's expecting a second child on the Spanish version of Cosmopolitan magazine, and then confirms it on her social media.
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Shakira's 'Loca' Is a Rip-Off of a Dominican Artist's Song, Judge Rules

August 21, 2014 04:19:50 GMT

A Manhattan federal court judge has ruled that 's song "Loca" is a rip-off of another song. In a ruling on Tuesday, August 19, Judge Alvin Hellerstein said that the Spanish version of the single infringed on a 1998 song called "Loca con su Tiguere" by a Dominican songwriter named Ramon Arias Vasquez.
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Shakira Becomes the First Person Ever to Reach 100 Million Facebook Likes

July 19, 2014 02:33:05 GMT

became the first person ever who got 100 million likes on Facebook. On July 18, she posted two videos to express her gratitude to her fans who helped her reach the amazing milestone.
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Video: Shakira Performs 'La La La' at World Cup's Closing Ceremony

July 14, 2014 01:46:46 GMT

stole the spotlight at 2014 FIFA World Cup Final closing ceremony held at Maracana Stadium in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, on Sunday, July 13. Looking hot in a red sequined strappy dress with a revealing fringe skirt, the singer delivered an amazing live performance of her World Cup song, "La La La (Brazil 2014)".
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Shakira, Wyclef Jean Tapped to Close 2014 FIFA World Cup

July 04, 2014 02:45:08 GMT

It has been confirmed that will perform at the closing ceremony of 2014 FIFA World Cup. The Latin singer is slated to perform her "La La La (Brazil 2014)" at the event that will take place at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on July 13.
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Shakira's 'La La La (Brazil 2014)' Music Video Stars Beau Gerard Pique, Son Milan

May 23, 2014 04:47:23 GMT

has released a music video for "La La La (Brazil 2014)", her newest World Cup anthem. For the new visuals, which was dropped on Thursday, May 22, the Latin singer recruited a number of soccer players including boyfriend Gerard Pique to make cameos in it.
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Video: Shakira and Blake Shelton Perform 'Medicine' on 'The Voice'

May 21, 2014 01:41:17 GMT

Two "" coaches and took the stage of the singing competition during its Monday, May 19 episode. They reunited to give another live performance of their collaborative single titled "Medicine".
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Stars to Watch at 2014 Billboard Music Awards Red Carpet

May 19, 2014 01:00:29 GMT

looked healthy and happy as she hit the red carpet of 2014 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 18. The formerly rehabbed singer stole the attention with a strapless white flare gown featuring a black silk chiffon and a big black bow on the rear.
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'The Voice' Unveils Final 3 Singers, Shakira Hints at Quitting the Show

May 14, 2014 03:17:43 GMT

The three finalists who will be vying for the winning title on "" season 6 finals next week have been unveiled. On Tuesday, May 13, the show sent home two other singers, leaving one coach without any chance to claim victory at the end of the competition.
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Video Premiere: Shakira's 'Dare (La La La)'

May 08, 2014 06:38:20 GMT

invades the dance floor in a music video for her latest single "Dare (La La La)". The song is released in two versions, English and Spanish, and both get similar music videos that show the Colombian singer busting her sexy moves. A crowd joins her near the end of it.
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'The Voice': Gwen Stefani Officially Joins in Season 7, Shakira and Usher Lose Another Singer

April 30, 2014 02:41:58 GMT

It's official; has signed up for "" season 7. She will join the show's veterans and as well as new coach in the panel for the upcoming fall installment, replacing . The singer confirmed the news by posting on Instagram, "it's true! gx @nbcthevoice," along with a photo of her recreating "The Voice" iconic hand gesture.
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Shakira Performs 'Empire' on 'The Voice'

April 23, 2014 04:16:28 GMT

took the stage of "" during its result show on Tuesday, April 22. The Latin singer, who also serves as the coach on the popular singing competition, treated viewers with the live version of her current single "Empire".
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'The Voice' Recap: Shakira and Adam Levine Pick Their Top 3

April 15, 2014 07:21:50 GMT

Preparing for the Live Rounds, the coaches narrow down their team to 3. After , it's and 's turn to pick their top 3 singers on "" Playoffs Monday, April 14.
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Video: Blake Shelton Duets With Shakira at 2014 ACM Awards

April 07, 2014 04:48:00 GMT

was among country music's big names who took the stage at the 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday night, April 6. The singer teamed up with fellow "" coach to give the first live performance of their collaboration, "Medicine".
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ACM Awards 2014: Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift Are Red Carpet Stand-Outs

April 07, 2014 01:12:59 GMT

Walking the carpet with husband , stole the attention at 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 6 with her slim look. She wore a Randi Rahm figure-hugging dress that is adorned in hand-beaded Swarovski crystals.
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Shakira Clears Up Comment About Boyfriend Being 'Territorial'

April 06, 2014 03:14:37 GMT

retracted her comment about boyfriend Gerard Pique after realizing that people did not see what she actually meant. The pop star clarified the interview that she did with Billboard a month ago in which she said her man was "very territorial."
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Shakira Plays a Runaway Bride in 'Empire' Music Video

March 26, 2014 02:20:19 GMT

has debuted the music video for "Empire", the newest single off her newly-released self-titled album "". "To celebrate album release day, here's the brand new video for Empire!" the Latin singer alerted her fans on Twitter on Tuesday, March 25 and attached a link to the clip.
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