• Shakira
    • Famous as : Latin pop singer
    • Birth Name : Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
    • Birth Date : February 02, 1977
    • Birth Place : Barranquilla, Colombia
    • Spouse : -
    • Claim to Fame : Album "Laundry Service" (2001)

Shakira 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."

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