Born Feb 2, 1977
Age 38
Hometown Atl%C3%A1ntico De...
Religion Roman Catholic
Genres Dance pop + Rock ...
Record Label Roc Nation
Height 5' 2" (157 cm)
Weight 125 lbs (56.7 kg)...

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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  • William Mebarak
    William Mebarak
  • Nidia del Carmen Ripoll Torrado
    Nidia del Carmen Ripoll Torrado


  • Lucy Mebarak
    Lucy Mebarak
  • Robin Mebarak
    Robin Mebarak
  • Patricia Mebarak
    Patricia Mebarak
  • Tonino Mebarak
    Tonino Mebarak
  • Alberto Mebarak
    Alberto Mebarak
  • Moises Mebarak
    Moises Mebarak
  • Edward Mebarak
    Edward Mebarak


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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 21 Years Old Her fourth studio album, Dónde Están los Ladrones?, produced entirely by Shakira herself and Emilio Estefan, Jr. as the executive producer, was released in September 1998. … Read More
1999 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Shakira also received her first Grammy Award nomination in 1999 for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album.
In March 2000, Shakira embarked on her Tour Anfibio, a two-month tour of Latin America and the United States.
2001 - 2005 6 More Events
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. … Read More
2012 35 Years Old On September 17, 2012, it was announced that Shakira and Usher would replace Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green for the fourth season of the U.S. TV show The Voice, alongside Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. … Read More
Shakira gave birth to the couple's first son, Milan Piqué i Mebarak, on January 22, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain, where the family resides.
On January 6, 2014, both Shakira and Rihanna tweeted that the new single would be titled "Can't Remember to Forget You". … Read More
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