Shakira Biography

Shakira is a highly popular award winning Columbian pop singer and dancer. This biography of Shakira provides detailed information about her childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline.

Quick Facts
Also Known As:
Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
Famous as:
Singer
Nationality:
Birth Date:
Age:
Sun Sign:
Aquarius
Height:
1.57 m
Born in:
Barranquilla
father:
William Mebarak Chadid
mother:
Nidia del Carmen Ripoll Torrado
Spouse/Partner:
Gerard Piqué
children:
Milan Piqué Mebarak
Founder/Co-Founder:
Pies Descalzos Foundation, ALAS Foundation
Net worth:
$300 million as of Apr 27, 2017
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awards:
2002 - ALMA Awards for Outstanding Female Performer
2002 - ALMA Awards for Album of the Year
2006 - ALMA Awards for Outstanding Female Performer
2006 - ALMA Awards for Album of the Year
2008 - ALMA Awards for Humanitarian
2005 - American Music Awards for Favorite Latin Artist
2006 - American Music Awards for Favorite Latin Artist
2010 - American Music Awards for Favorite Latin Artist
2012 - American Music Awards for Favorite Latin Artist
2007 - ASCAP Latin Award for Pop/Ballad Winning Song
2007 - ASCAP Pop Music Award for Most Performed Songs
2008 - Ascap Latin Award for Pop/Ballad Winning Song
2010 - Ascap Latin Award for Pop/Ballad Winning Song
2011 - Ascap Latin Award for Pop/Ballad Winning Song
2011 - ASCAP Latin Pop Music Award for Most Performed Songs
2011 - ASCAP Pop Music Award for Most Performed Songs
2012 - ASCAP Latin Award for Pop/Ballad Winning Song
2009 - Bambi Awards for International Pop Artist
2010 - Bambi Awards for International Pop Artist
2005 - Billboard Music Awards for Latin Album of the Year
2005 - Billboard Music Awards for Latin Song of the Year
2005 - Billboard Music Awards for Latin Album Artist of the Year
2006 - Billboard Music Awards for Top Pop 100 Airplay Track
2011 - Billboard Music Awards for Top Latin Artist
2011 - Billboard Music Awards for Top Latin Song
2012 - Billboard Music Awards for Top Latin Artist
2000 - BMI Latin Award for Songwriter of the Year
2000 - BMI Latin Award for Winning Songs
2000 - BMI Latin Award for Winning Songs
2000 - BMI Latin Award for Winning Songs
2001 - BMI Latin Award for Winning Songs
2002 - BMI Latin Award for Winning Songs
2003 - BMI Latin Award for Winning Songs
2003 - BMI Latin Award for Winning Songs
2003 - BMI Pop Award for Winning Songs
2003 - BMI Pop Award for Winning Songs
2004 - BMI Latin Award for Winning Songs
2006 - BMI Urban Award for Billboard No. 1s
2007 - BMI Latin Award for Song List
2007 - BMI Awards for BMI Latin Ringtone of the Year
2007 - BMI Awards for BMI Song of the Year
2007 - BMI Latin Award for Song List
2007 - BMI Pop Award for Song List
2008 - BMI London Awards for Dance
2008 - BMI London Pop Awards
2010 - BMI Latin Awards for Song List
2011 - BMI Latin Awards for Song List
2012 - Cyprus Music Awards for Best Latin Artist
2003 - Echo Awards for Best International Female Artist
2001 - Grammy Awards for Best Latin Pop Album
2006 - Grammy Awards for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album
2006 - Groovevolt Music Awards for Best Latin Album
2006 - International Dance Music Awards for Best Latin Track
2007 - International Dance Music Awards for Best Latin/Reggaeton Track
2008 - Ivor Novello Award for Best-selling British song
2002 - Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica Awards for Artist of the Year
2002 - Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica Awards for Best Female Artist
2002 - Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica Awards for Best Pop Artist
2002 - Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica Awards for Best Artist North
2002 - Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica Awards for Video of the Year
2005 - Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica Awards for Video of the Year
2005 - Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica Awards for Artist of the Year
2005 - Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica Awards for Best Female Artist
2005 - Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica Awards for Best Pop Artist
2005 - Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica Awards for Best Artist Central
2006 - Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica Awards for Song of the Year
2009 - Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica Awards for Agent of Change
1997 - Latin Billboard Music Awards for Best Pop Album
1997 - Latin Billboard Music Awards for Best Video of the Year
1997 - Latin Billboard Music Awards for Best New Artist
2001 - Latin Billboard Music Awards for Best Latino Artist
2002 - Latin Billboard Music Awards for Viewer's Choice
2006 - Latin Billboard Music Awards for Latin Ringtone of the Year
2006 - Latin Billboard Music Awards for Latin Pop Airplay Song of the Year
2006 - Latin Billboard Music Awards for Hot Latin Song of the Year
2006 - Latin Billboard Music Awards for Hot Latin Song of the Yea
2006 - Latin Billboard Music Awards for Spirit of the Hope
2006 - Latin Billboard Music Awards for Latin Pop Album-
2007 - Latin Billboard Music Awards for Latin Tour of the Year
2010 - Latin Billboard Music Awards for Female Artist of the Year
2010 - Latin Billboard Music Awards for Female Artist of the Year
2011 - Latin Billboard Music Awards for Female Artist of the Year
2011 - Latin Billboard Music Awards for Solo Artist of the Year
2011 - Latin Billboard Music Awards for Latin Social Artist of the Year
2011 - Latin Billboard Music Awards for Latin Digital Download of the Year
2011 - Latin Billboard Music Awards for Latin Album of the Year
2011 - Latin Billboard Music Awards for Latin Pop Album of the Year
2011 - Latin Billboard Music Awards for Latin Digital Album of the Year
2012 - Latin Billboard Music Awards for Female Artist of the Year
2012 - Latin Billboard Music Awards for Female Artist of the Year
2012 - Latin Billboard Music Awards for Solo Artist of the Year
2012 - Latin Billboard Music Awards for Latin Social Artist of the Year
2000 - Latin Grammy Awards for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance
2000 - Latin Grammy Awards for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
2002 - Latin Grammy Awards for Best Short Form Music Video
2006 - Latin Grammy Awards for Album of the Year
2006 - Latin Grammy Awards for Best Pop Vocal Album
2006 - Latin Grammy Awards for Record of the Year
2006 - Latin Grammy Awards for Song of the Year
2011 - Latin Grammy Awards for Best Pop Vocal Album
2002 - MuchMusic Video Awards for Favourite International Artist
2002 - MuchMusic Video Awards for Best International Artist Video
2005 - MTV Europe Music Awards for Best Female
2010 - MTV Europe Music Awards for Free Your Mind
2000 - MTV Video Music Awards for International Viewer's Choice Latin America(North)
2002 - MTV Video Music Awards for International Viewer's Choice Latin America(North)
2006 - MTV Video Music Awards for Best Choreography in a Video
2007 - MTV Video Music Awards for Most Earthshattering Collaboration
2003 - NRJ Music Awards for International Song of the Year
2003 - NRJ Music Awards for International Album of the Year
2003 - NRJ Music Awards for International Female Artist of the Year
2006 - NRJ Music Awards for International Song of the Year
2011 - NRJ Music Awards for International Song of the Year
2011 - NRJ Music Awards for International Female Artist of the Year
2012 - NRJ Music Awards for the Career
2006 - Orgullosamente Latino Awards for Solo Artist of the year
2010 - Orgullosamente Latino Awards for Solo Female Artist of the year
2007 - People's Choice Awards for Favorite Pop Song
2006 - Premios 40 Principales Award for Best International Song
2006 - Premios 40 Principales Award for Best International Artist
2009 - Premios 40 Principales Award for Best International Song In Spanish Language
2009 - Premios 40 Principales Award for Best International Artist In Spanish Language
2011 - Premios 40 Principales Award for Best International Artist In Spanish Language
2011 - Premios 40 Principales Award for Most influential Latin artist in the world
2012 - Premios 40 Principales Award for Best International Artist In Spanish Language
2005 - Premios Juventud Award for Favourite Rock Star
2005 - Premios Juventud Award for Favourite Pop Star
2005 - Premios Juventud Award for Best Moves
2005 - Premios Juventud Award for I Hear Her Everywhere
2005 - Premios Juventud Award for Dynamic Duet
2006 - Premios Juventud Award for Favourite Rock artist
2006 - Premios Juventud Award for Best Moves
2007 - Premios Juventud Award for Best Moves
2007 - Premios Juventud Award for My Idol is
2010 - Premios Juventud Award for Best Moves
2010 - Premios Juventud Supernova Award
2010 - Premios Juventud Award for My Favorite Video
2010 - Premios Juventud Award for My Ringtone
2010 - Premios Juventud Award for The Perfect Combo
2011 - Premios Juventud Award for Best Moves
2011 - Premios Juventud Award for My Favorite Video
2011 - Premios Juventud Award for Favorite Ringtone
2011 - Premios Juventud Award for Your Favorite CD
2011 - Premios Juventud Award for The Super Tour
2012 - Premios Juventud Award for Best Moves
1997 - Premios Lo Nuestro Award for Best Pop Female Artist
1997 - Premios Lo Nuestro Award for Best New Artist
1999 - Premios Lo Nuestro Award for Best Pop Female Artist
1999 - Premios Lo Nuestro Award for Pop Album Of The Year
2000 - Premios Lo Nuestro Award for Best Pop Female Artist
2001 - Premios Lo Nuestro Award for Rock Album of the Year
2001 - Premios Lo Nuestro Award for Best Rock Artist
2001 - Premios Lo Nuestro Award for Best Rock Performance
2002 - Premios Lo Nuestro Award for Best Pop Female Artist
2002 - Premios Lo Nuestro Award for Best Latin female Artist
2003 - Premios Lo Nuestro Award for Best Pop Female Artist
2003 - Premios Lo Nuestro Award for People's Internet Choice
2004 - Premios Lo Nuestro Award for Best Pop Female Artist
2006 - Premios Lo Nuestro Award for Pop Song Of The Year
2006 - Premios Lo Nuestro Award for Group Or Duo Of The Year
2006 - Premios Lo Nuestro Award for Pop Album of the Year
2007 - Premios Lo Nuestro Award for Best Pop Female Artist
2010 - Premios Lo Nuestro Award for Video of the Year
2011 - Premios Lo Nuestro Award for Best Female Artist
2012 - Premios Lo Nuestro Award for Artist of the Year
2012 - Premios Lo Nuestro Award for Best Pop Female Artist
2012 - Premios Lo Nuestro Award for Pop Song of the Year
2012 - Premios Lo Nuestro Award for Pop Album of the Year
2007 - Premios Nuestra Tierra award for Best Pop Artist of the Year
2007 - Premios Nuestra Tierra award for Best Pop Performance of the Year
2007 - Premios Nuestra Tierra award for Best Artist of the Year
2007 - Premios Nuestra Tierra award for Best Urban Performance of the Year
2007 - Premios Nuestra Tierra award for Best Album of the Year
2007 - Premios Nuestra Tierra award for Best Song of the Year
2008 - Premios Nuestra Tierra award for Best movie Soundtrack national
2010 - Premios Nuestra Tierra award for Best website Colombian artist
2010 - Premios Nuestra Tierra award for Best Artist of the Year
2010 - Premios Nuestra Tierra award for Best Pop Artist of the Year
2010 - Premios Nuestra Tierra award for Best Pop Performance of the Year
2010 - Premios Nuestra Tierra award for Best Music Video of the Year
2011 - Premios Nuestra Tierra award for Best Song of the Year
2011 - Premios Nuestra Tierra award for Best Song of the Year (Public)
2011 - Premios Nuestra Tierra award for Best Music Video of the Year
2011 - Premios Nuestra Tierra award for Best Artist of the Year
2011 - Premios Nuestra Tierra award for Best Artist of the Year (Public)
2012 - Premios Nuestra Tierra award for Best Artist of the Year (Public)
2012 - Premios Nuestra Tierra award for Twittered of the Year
2012 - Premios Nuestra Tierra award for Best Pop Performance of the Year
2002 - Premios Oye! Award for Best International Female Artist
2002 - Premios Oye! Award for Best Pop Female Artist
2005 - Premios Oye! Award for Best Pop Female Artist
2006 - Premios Oye! Award for Best English Record of the Year
2006 - Premios Oye! Award for Premio Social a la Música
2006 - Premios Oye! Award for Best Spanish Song of the Year
2006 - Premios Oye! Award for Best English Song of the Year
2006 - Premios Oye! Award for Video of the Year
2007 - Premios Oye! Award for Best Spanish Song of the Year
1999 - Ritmo Latino Music Awards for Best International Female Artist
1999 - Ritmo Latino Music Awards for Artist of the Year
2002 - Ritmo Latino Music Awards for Music Video of the Year
2011 - Swiss Music Awards for Best International Hit
2010 - Teen Choice Awards for Choice Others Activist
2011 - TRL Music Awards for Wonder Woman
2012 - VH1 Do Something Awards for DO SOMETHING Music Artist
2011 - Virgin Media Music Awards for Best Female
1998 - World Music Awards for World Best Selling Latin Female Artist
2003 - World Music Awards for World Best Selling Latin Female Artist
2006 - World Music Awards for World Best Selling Latin Female Artist
2010 - World Music Awards for World Best Selling Latin American Artist
- VEVOCertified Awards for 100
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Best known for her scintillating belly dance moves in the video of the song ‘Hips Don’t Lie’, Shakira is a highly successful Columbian pop artist who has sold over 70 million albums worldwide. Musically inclined from childhood, she wrote her first poem when she was just four and began dancing impromptu at a restaurant where groovy music was being played. She often used to sing and dance for her classmates and teachers at school and earned the nickname ‘the belly dancer girl’. As a young teen she began performing around town and caught the attention of local theater producer Monica Ariza who introduced the talented young girl to Sony Colombia executive Ciro Vargas. She released her first album ‘Magia’ when she was just 14. Though the album did not do well commercially it gave the teenage performer much exposure. She received a breakthrough with her third album ‘Pies Descalzos’ which peaked at No. 1 in eight different countries. She also earned several awards and nominations for the album and became an almost overnight star. Her success in Latin music propelled her to try her hand at English language albums and her first attempt at this genre, ‘Laundry Service’ went Multi-Platinum and is considered the most successful album of her career.

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Shakira
Childhood & Early Life
  • She was born as Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll to Nidia Ripoll and William Mebarak Chadid. She had several half-siblings from her father’s previous marriage.
  • An artistically inclined child, she started writing poetry as a four-year old and also loved to dance from childhood.
  • She sang and danced to entertain her teachers and schoolmates and earned the nickname ‘the belly dancer girl’.
  • She was famous in her locality and was often invited to perform at various events.
  • A local theater producer, Monica Ariza arranged for Ciro Vargas, a Sony Colombia executive, to hold an audition for the teenager. Impressed Sony Colombia singed her to record three albums.
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Career
  • Her debut album ‘Magia’ was released in 1991. It included songs she had written since she was eight. The album did not do well commercially.
  • Her second album ‘Peligro’ was out in 1993. Even though this album performed better than its predecessor, still it was a commercial failure. After releasing this album, she took a break to attend classes and graduate from high school.
  • She was back to the music scenario in 1996 with her third album ‘Pies Descalzos’. The album spawned six hit singles and received favourable reviews from critics. She went on the Tour Pies Descalzos to promote her album.
  • Her next album ‘Donde Estan los Ladrones?’ was out in 1998. It featured Latin Pop style music with elements of rock en Espanol. The album became of the highest selling Spanish language albums in the U.S. with sales of over 7 million copies worldwide.
  • She made her foray into the English language market with the album ‘Laundry Service’ in 2001. The album was characterized by Latin rock and Latin pop styles and its lead single ‘Whenever, Wherever’ topped the U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart.
  • Her Spanish album ‘Fijacion Oral, Vol. 1’ was released in June 2005. It was followed by the release of the English album ‘Oral Fixation, Vol. 2’ in November the same year. The single ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ from the latter peaked at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and became her signature song.
  • Her album ‘She Wolf’ was out in 2009. It featured a sound different from her previous work with elements of electropop, dancehall and world styles. It was appreciated for its different appeal.
  • In 2010, she sang ‘Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)’, the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup with the South African band Freshlyground. The song was a super hit.
  • ‘Sale el Sol’, her most recent album was released in 2010 in the wake of the success of the song ‘Waka Waka’. The album was critically acclaimed and was a worldwide commercial success.
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Major Works
  • Her debut English album ‘Laundry Service’ featuring the lead single ‘Whenever, Wherever’ is her best selling album till date with a worldwide sale in excess of 20 million copies. It went Multi-Platinum in several countries.
  • The single ‘Hips Don’s Lie’ from the album ‘Oral Fixation, Vol. 2’ peaked at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and also reached the No. 1 spot in 55 other countries. It became her signature song and is the best selling single of the 21st century.
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Awards & Achievements
  • She has won two Grammy Awards: Best Latin Pop Album (2001) for ‘MTV Unplugged’ and Best Latin Pop/Alternative Album (2006) for ‘Fijaci�n Oral Vol. 1’.
  • She is the proud recipient of eight Latin Grammy Awards including Best Pop Vocal Album in 2010 for ‘Sale el Sol’.
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Personal Life & Legacy
  • She was in a long term relationship with lawyer Antonio de la Rua for several years before calling it quits in 2011.
  • She is currently in a relationship with Spanish football player Gerard Pique with whom she also has a son.
  • She is well-known for her philanthropy and charitable works. She founded the Pies Descalzos Foundation in 1997 which funds special schools all over Columbia for poor children.
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Trivia
  • Beatles star John Lennon was her topmost influence.
  • The former Miss Colombia, Valerie Dominguez is her cousin.
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