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Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian singer. She is famous for her her latin music. Shakira has made a name for herself as a dancer too. She is an extremely talented Belly Dancer. She is one of the most popular female artists in the world. She recorded the 2010 FIFA World Cup song WAKA WAKA. Her most famous English singles are “Whenever Wherever” and “Hips Don’t Lie”. She is currently listed as the 58th most powerful women in the world by Forbes. She is also an occasional model.

Shakira was born as Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll. She was born on February 2 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia. She is of Lebanese and Spanish descent. Her father William Mebarak Chadid was Lebanese. Her mother Nidia Ripoll was from Colombia. She started writing poetry as a child.

Shakira wrote her first poem at the age of four. Her father took her to an Arabian restaurant as a child. She heard the Arabian music and started dancing. She decided to become a performer. She was known at school as the “belly dancing girl”. Her first album Magia was released in 1990. She was 13 at the time. She was popular in Latin America in the 90’s. Shakira gained worldwide fame with her English album Laundry Service. Laundry Service was released in 2001. “Whenever Wherever” became a famous song in the world. She broke through the international market with her debut English album. In 20067 she released “hips Don’t Lie”. She has provided the Official song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup song called Waka Waka. She was a judge on two season of The Voice. She was the judge in the 4th and 6th season.

Shakira is currently in a relationship with Gerard Pique, a Spanish footballer. He is currently playing for FC Barcelona. Shakira gave birth to Milan Pique. Shakira has won two Grammy Awards. She also has five MTV Music Video Awards and seven Billboard Music Awards to her name.

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