Born Feb 2, 1977

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, known mononymously as Shakira, is a Colombian singer-songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer and model who emerged in the music scene of Colombia and Latin America in the early 1990s. Born and raised in Barranquilla, Shakira began performing in school, demonstrating her vocal ability with rock and roll, Latin and Arabic influences with her own original twist on belly dancing.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Shakira.


1977 Birth Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll was born on February 2, 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia. … Read More


1990 13 Years Old Shakira's debut album, Magia, was recorded with Sony Music Colombia in 1990 when she was only 13 years old. … Read More
1993 16 Years Old Although little known outside of her native Colombia, Shakira was invited to perform at Chile's Viña del Mar International Song Festival in February 1993. … Read More
" (later released on her album Pies Descalzos) for the compilation album Nuestro Rock in 1995, released exclusively in Colombia. … Read More
1996 19 Years Old In March 1996, Shakira went on to her first international tour named simply the Tour Pies Descalzos. … Read More


1998 - 1999 3 More Events
In March 2000, Shakira embarked on her Tour Anfibio, a two-month tour of Latin America and the United States.
2001 - 2003 4 More Events
Shakira's sixth studio album, Fijación Oral, Vol. 1, was released in June 2005. … Read More
On February 8, 2006, Shakira won her second Grammy Award with the win of Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album for Fijación Oral, Vol. 1.


In February 2007, Shakira performed for the first time at the 49th Grammy Awards and earned the nomination for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for "Hips Don't Lie" with Wyclef Jean.
2008 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In early 2008, Forbes named Shakira the fourth top-earning female artist in music industry. … Read More
In January 2009, Shakira performed at the Lincoln Memorial "We Are One" festivities in honor of the inauguration of President Barack Obama.
In May, Shakira collaborated with the South African group Freshlyground to create the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)", which is based on a traditional Cameroonian soldiers' Fang song named "Zangalewa" by the group Zangalewa or Golden Sounds. … Read More
In 2011, Shakira was honored at the Latin Grammys as 2011's Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year.
2012 - 2014 4 More Events
Shakira gave birth to their second son, Sasha Piqué Mebarak, on January 29, 2015.
2016 39 Years Old 1 More Event
Shakira began work on her eleventh studio album in the beginning of 2016. … Read More
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