Shakira

Shakira

Colombian singer (born 1977)
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Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll ( shə-KEER-ə, born 2 February 1977), known mononymously as Shakira, is a Colombian singer and songwriter. Born and raised in Barranquilla, she has been referred to as the "Queen of Latin Music" and has been praised for her musical versatility. She made her recording debut with Sony Music Colombia at the age of 13. Following the commercial release of her first two albums, Magia (1991) and Peligro (1993), she rose to prominence in Hispanic countries with her next albums, Pies Descalzos (1995) and Dónde Están los Ladrones? (1998). She entered the English-language market with her fifth album, Laundry Service (2001), which sold over 13 million copies worldwide. Buoyed by the international success of her singles "Whenever, Wherever" and "Underneath Your Clothes", the album propelled her reputation as a leading crossover artist. Broadcast Music, Inc., described Shakira as a "pioneer" who extended the global reach of Latino singers. In 2022, MTV included her in the list of "The Most Influential Women in the History of Music", being the only Latina on the list. In 2024, she released her twelfth studio album Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran.

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Shakira was born on Wednesday, 2 February 1977 in Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia. Her full name at birth was Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll. She is best known as a singer. Shakira's country of citizenship (nationality) is Colombian. Shakira attended high school at La Ensenanza School in Barranquilla.. Her religion is listed as Roman Catholic. She is 5' 2" (157 cm) tall and weighs 125 lbs (57 kg) with an athletic build. She has dark brown eyes and dyed blonde hair (color). Her net worth is reported to be $300,000,000 US dollars. Shakira is 47 years old and her zodiac star sign is Aquarius.

You can find people similar to Shakira by visiting our lists MTV Video Music Award winners and Colombian women singer-songwriters.

Full name at birth
Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
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Claim to fame
her dancing hips, her belly dancing, and her songs such as Whenever, Wherever, Hips Don’t Lie, Beautiful Lier, Loca, Waka Waka, Chantaje and more
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Date of birth
2 February 1977
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Place of birth
Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia
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Occupation
Singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, businesswoman, philanthropist, actress, model, goodwill ambassador for UNICEF
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PERSONAL DETAILS

Height
5' 2" (157 cm)
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Weight
125 lbs (57 kg)
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Distinctive feature
  • Hips
  • Big hair
  • Curly hair
  • Petite short frame
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Dress size
4-6
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Shoe size
7
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Pets
  • Coquito (dog)
  • Chan (dog)
  • Gordita (dog)
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ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Residence
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Bonds Cay, The Bahamas
  • Miami, Florida, USA
  • Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia
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Net worth
$300,000,000 USD
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High school
La Ensenanza School in Barranquilla.
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Talent agency
  • Roc Nation
  • Richard De La Font
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Partner: Lucien Laviscount (Dating)
Apr 2024-
Shakira and Lucien Laviscount
i make music and i wear sexy clothes, i don't make poorly lit porn photos in hotels like Paris Hilton.
  • On March 22nd 2024, Shakira released her twelfth studio album, "Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran".
  • On May 6th 2023, Shakira was honored as Billboard’s First-Ever ‘Latin Woman of the Year’.
  • In January 2023, it was revealed that Shakira had decided to construct a wall between her and ex-boyfriend Gerard Pique’s parents’ house in order to separate the two properties due to the several conflicts between her and Gerard’s parents.
  • In December 2018, Shakira was charged with tax evasion and it was reported that she had failed to pay $16.3 million between the years 2012 and 2014. However, she denied the accusations in June 2019. In July 2022, it was revealed that the Spanish prosecutor was seeking a prison term of 8 years and a fine of more than 23 million euros for Shakira in the tax fraud case.
  • In January 2021, Shakira sold her music catalog which contained 145 songs to Hipgnosis Songs Fund for an undisclosed amount.

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