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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll Profile

Birth name - Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll

Also known as - Shaki

Born - February 2, 1977, (age 30), Barranquilla, Colombia

Genre(s) - Latin pop, pop, rock en Español, pop-rock

Occupation(s) - Singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, dancer, actress

Instrument(s) - Vocals, guitar, harmonica, drums

Years active - 1990 – present

Associated acts - Alejandro Sanz, Gustavo Cerati, Wyclef Jean, Carlos Santana, Beyoncé Knowles, Miguel Bosé

Website - http://www.shakira.com

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll Biography

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (born February 2, 1977), known simply as Shakira , is a Colombian-Lebanese singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, record producer, dancer and occasional actress who has been a major figure in the pop music scene of Latin America since the mid-1990s. In 2001, she broke through into the English-speaking world with the release of Laundry Service, which sold over twelve million copies worldwide. A two-time Grammy Award-winning and eight-time Latin Grammy Award-winning artist, Shakira is the highest-selling Colombian artist of all time, having sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. She is also the only artist from South America to reach the number-one spot on the Billboard Hot 100, the Australian ARIA chart, the United World Chart and the UK Singles Chart. Shakira is also known for having an IQ of 140.

According to the United World Chart, Shakira is as of 2007 the fourth most successful artist so far from the 2000s. She is also the only artist to have two songs in the top ten of the most successful singles since 1999.

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