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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 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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'The Voice': Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Shakira Steal Singers as Battle Rounds Begin

March 18, 2014 07:55:24 GMT

And so the battle begins on "". On Monday, March 17, coaches , , and paired their singers for a duet and later had to choose which one they wanted to keep. At the same time, other coaches had a chance to steal a contestant from the original coach.
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Shakira Previews 'Dare (La La La)' in Activia Commercial

March 13, 2014 08:35:28 GMT

In partnership with Dannon, has previewed her song called "Dare (La La La)" in a commercial for Activia. The 45-second TV ad, which has aired in Brazil, sees the Latin singer showing off some dance moves in a "fantasy forest" to promote the probiotic yogurt. Meanwhile, the up-tempo dance track is being played in the background.
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Photos: Shakira Dresses as a Bride in 'Empire' Music Video

March 11, 2014 06:20:53 GMT

has teased the music video for her new single, "Empire", with some photos taken from the filming set. Arriving via her Instagram on Monday, March 10, the photos show the Latin singer dressing as a bride.
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Shakira Explains Rihanna Collab: My Boyfriend Won't Let Me Make Videos With Men

March 08, 2014 04:41:58 GMT

revealed the reason why she collaborated with for her single "Can't Remember to Forget You" and its steamy music video. In a new interview with Billboard, the Latin singer explained that she decided to work with the Bajan beauty because her boyfriend Gerard Pique wouldn't let her shoot videos with men.
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Shakira Unveils Self-Titled Album Tracklist

March 04, 2014 05:02:58 GMT

has unveiled the full tracklist of her upcoming self-titled album, "". The deluxe edition of the record will feature 15 new songs including her collaboration with , "Can't Remember to Forget You".
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Video: 'The Voice' Coaches Perform Medley of Their Hits

February 25, 2014 08:43:28 GMT

"" kicked off its sixth season on Monday night, February 24. As usual, the singing competition's coaches opened the show performing together. This time, , , and excited viewers with a medley of each other's hits.
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Shakira Premieres New Single 'Empire'

February 25, 2014 01:52:14 GMT

Shortly after announcing "Empire" as her new single, premiered the new song on Vevo on Monday, February 24. The song opens with the Latin singer showing off her beautiful and strong vocals over the sound of piano.
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Artist of the Week: Shakira

February 17, 2014 05:59:37 GMT

admitted that she was nervous about asking to work with her in "Can't Remember to Forget You", which later became a hit. "[I] thought it was a little bit of a challenge to get her to record this track because she's so busy," she said last month. "I honestly thought it'd never happen, but I said, 'I'm going to send it to her and see what happens.' "
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Shakira Records 'Country, Folk Song' With Blake Shelton for Her New Album

February 12, 2014 07:47:42 GMT

has announced that country superstar will make a guest appearance in her upcoming self-titled album that's arriving on March 25. The Latin singer revealed the exciting news when she visited "On Air With " on Tuesday, February 11.
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Shakira Slammed for New Music Video That Promotes 'Lesbianism'

February 06, 2014 07:04:03 GMT

has been criticized for her recently-released music video for "Can't Remember to Forget You", her duet with . A Colombian councilman, Marco Fidel Ramirez, urges Colombia's National Television Authority to ban the sexy clip from airing on any of the nation's channels.
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Shakira and Rihanna Debut Sexy Music Video for 'Can't Remember to Forget You'

January 31, 2014 04:53:47 GMT

has finally unveiled the full music video for her collaboration with , "Can't Remember to Forget You". The Joseph Kahn-directed clip gives glimpses at the two superstars singing while flaunting their enviable curves in body-baring outfits.
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Shakira Cozies Up to Rihanna in Teaser Pic for 'Can't Remember to Forget You' Video

January 30, 2014 06:12:15 GMT

has posted a new sneak-peek photo from her anticipated "Can't Remember to Forget You" music video. In the photo that arrived via her Instagram on Wednesday, January 29, the Latin star can be seen smoking a cigar while lying down next to her collaborator .
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