Shakira

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Shakira

Shakira performing in Barack Obama's inaugural ceremony in January 2009
Background information
Birth name Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
Born February 2, 1977 (1977-02-02) (age 37)
Barranquilla, Colombia
Genres Latin pop, Rock en Español, dance,[1] world
Occupations Singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, dancer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, harmonica,[2] drums, percussion
Years active 1990–present
Labels Sony Music Latin, Epic, Live Nation
Website shakira.com

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (born February 2, 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia), known as Shakira, is a two-time Grammy Award-winning and eight-time Latin Grammy Award-winning Colombian singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, record producer, dancer, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors and occasional actress.

Shakira is also a philanthropist. She has created the NGO's Pies Descalzos Foundation in Colombia, and the Barefoot Foundation in the US, to help children world-wide.

Shakira is also known for having made a song named "Timor" based on fighting in East Timor between gangs (groups of criminals with guns), security forces (small, personal armies), and the government.

The first single from Shakira's tenth album was released in January 2014.[3] Shakira was released on 21 March 2014.

Career[change | change source]

In 1991 Shakira's first album Magia was released. Her second album Pies Descalzos was released in 1993. In 2001 she released her first English album Laundry Service. The album's first single "Whenever, Wherever" was the best selling single of 2001. In 2005 she released her second English album Oral Fixation, Vol.2. In 2009 She Wolf was released. The first single "She Wolf" reached number four in the UK Singles Chart. On January 14 2014 Shakira released a single with Rihanna, "Can't Remember to Forget You".[4]

Personal life[change | change source]

Shakira's first language is Spanish. She also speaks Portugese and English. As well as this she can speak some Italian, French, Catalan and Arabic. On January 22, 2013 Shakira gave birth to Milan Piqué Mebarak.[5]

Year Album Chart position Albums sold
US UK FR DE AU CA AT CH
1991 Magia - - - - - - - -
1000
1993 Peligro - - - - - - - -
1200
1995 Pies Descalzos - - - 71 - - - -
7,000,000
1997 The Remixes - - - - - - - -
2,500,000
1998 ¿Dónde Están los Ladrones? 131 - - 79 - - - 73
10,000,000
2000 MTV Unplugged 124 - 32 91 - - 55 -
5,000,000
2002 Laundry Service 3 1 5 1 2 4 1 1
20,000,000
2002 Grandes Exitos - - 3 - - - - 45
3,500,000
2004 Live and Off the Record 45 - - 14 - - 9 20
3,000,000
2005 Fijación Oral Vol.1 4 122 7 1 3 7 2 2
4,500,000
2005 Oral Fixation Vol. 2 5 12 8 6 5 2 7 3
8,000,000
2009 She Wolf 15 - 1 3 1 5 3 3
2,000,000
2010 Sale el sol 7
2,800,000

Singles[change | change source]

Year Song Album Chart position Points
USA Latin GER FRA SPA EUR ITA UK WW
1991 "Magia" Magia - - - - - - - - - -
"Esta Noche Voy Contigo" - - - - - - - - - -
"Sueños" - - - - - - - - - -
1993 "Peligro" Peligro - - - - - - - - - -
"Brujería" - - - - - - - - - -
"Eres" - - - - - - - - - -
1994 "Tú Serás La Historia De Mi Vida" - - - - - - - - - -
1995 "Dónde Estás Corazón" Pies Descalzos - 5 - - 10 - - - - -
"Estoy Aquí" - 2 - - 1 - - - - -
1997 "Se Quiere, Se Mata" - 8 - - - - - - - -
"Antología" - 15 - - 2 - - - - -
1998 "Ciega, Sordomuda" ¿Dónde Están los Ladrones? - 1 - 28 1 - - - - -
"Ojos Así" - 22 - 15 9 52 - - - -
1999 "" - 1 - - - - - - - -
"Inevitable" - 3 - 27 1 - - - - -
"No Creo" - 9 - - - - - - - -
"Moscas En La Casa" MTV Unplugged - 25 - - 7 - - - - -
2001 "Whenever, Wherever"/"Suerte" Laundry Service 6 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 8,541,000
2002 "Underneath Your Clothes" 9 - 2 2 1 2 3 3 2 5,727,000
"Objection (Tango)" 55 16 1 10 15 12 6 17 13 2,500,000
"Te Dejo Madrid" - 45 - - 1 - - - - -
2003 "The One" - - 39 15 - - 20 - 29 500,000
"Que Me Quedes Tú" - 1 - - 10 - - - - -
"Fool" - - - - - - - - - -
2003 "Poem To A Horse" Live & Off the Record - - - - - - - - - -
2005 "La Tortura" (feat. Alejandro Sanz) Fijación Oral Vol. 1 23 1 3 7 1 2 3 34 2 5,985,000
"No" (feat. Gustavo Cerati) - 11 - - 1 - - - - -
"Don't Bother" Oral Fixation Vol. 2 42 - 6 24 18 7 5 9 4 3,000,000
2006 "Día De Enero" Fijación Oral Vol. 1 - 29 - - - - - - - -
"Hips Don't Lie" (feat. Wyclef Jean) Oral Fixation Vol. 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 9,845,000
"Illegal" - - 11 - - - 4 34 23 703,000
"La Pared" Fijación Oral Vol. 1 - - - - 1 - - - - -
2007 "Las de la Intuición"/"Pure Intuition" Fijación Oral Vol. 1 - - 10 - 1 43 - - - -
2009 "She Wolf"/"Loba" She Wolf 11 1 2 - 1 4 1 4 2 3,105,000
"Did it again"/"Lo hecho esta hecho" - 6 34 - 12 44 15 - - -
"Give it up to me"(feat. Lil Wayne) 29 - - - - - - - - -
2010 "Gypsy"/"Gitana" 65 6 7 - 3 25 - - 36 -
"Waka Waka (this time for Africa)" FIFA World Cup 2010 Official Song 38 2 1 1 1 1 1 21 7 -
"Loca"(feat. El Cata or Dizzee Rascal) Sale el sol 32 1 - - 1 29 1 - 19 -
Year Song Album Chart position Points
USA Latin GER FRA ESP EUR ITA UK WW
2007 "Te lo Agradezco, Pero No" (Alejandro Sanz feat. Shakira) El Tren de los Momentos 124 1 - - 1 - - - - -
2007 "Beautiful Liar" (with Beyoncé) B'Day - Deluxe Edition 3 10 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 4,416,000
2007 "Si Tu No Vuelves" (Miguel Bosé feat. Shakira) Papito - - - - - - - - - -

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