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.