Shakira is a famous singer of Colombian descent, one of the most successful Latin American women on the world pop scene. Shakira’s music is characterized by a special unique style – a mixture of pop-rock, Latin, and folk and her performances are always whole shows of oriental dances and memorable performances.
|Name||Shakira Isabel Merabak Ripoll|
|DOB||2 February 1977|
|Age||44 Years ( in 2021 )|
|Birth Place||Barranquilla, Colombia|
|Net worth ( $ )||$300 million|
|Net worth ( ₹ )||₹ 2300 Crore|
CHILDHOOD OF SHAKIRA
Shakira Isabel Merabac Ripoll (this is the full name of the singer) was born on February 2, 1977, in the city of Barranquilla, Colombia. The girl was the only child of Nydia Ripoll and William Shadid, and she also had 8 Step-brothers and sisters on her father’s side. Her dad is Lebanese by birth, whose ancestors moved to New York, and her mother has Spanish and Italian roots.
The future celebrity grew up surrounded by books, musical rhythms and precious stones – her father owned a large jewelry store. From early childhood, Shakira began to show interest in literature and music, her parents introduced her to this – her dad William even wrote books. Already at 1.5 years old, the girl knew the alphabet, at 3 she learned to read and write, and at 4 she was already prepared for school.
At school, an active and beautiful girl predicted a career as a ballerina or a dancer, because she simply adored performing oriental dances and often performed on stage.
CARIER START OF SHAKIRA
Already at the age of 14, with the release of her first album, the charming and talented Colombian woman gained fame – first in her hometown, and then throughout the country. In 1993, Shakira represented Colombia at the Chilean Music Festival and took third place with her own song “Eres” (“You are”).
The next year, the young singer has already released her second album “Peligro” (“Danger”). From a commercial point of view, the album came out unsuccessful, in addition, Shakira had to make concessions with the management when recording it, which made the disclose its originality. Despite unjustified expectations, after graduating from school, the girl came to grips with the creation of the third album.
THE HEYDAY OF A MUSICAL CAREER
In the fall of 1996, Shakira, having a rather modest budget at her disposal, presented her third studio album, Pies Descalzos (Bare Feet). Finally, she was waiting for a huge success, thousands of discs sold, an army of fans, and the first world tour.
In 1996, Shakira was named “Woman of the Year” and “Person of the Year” – she became the first Colombian to conquer overseas countries, for example, she was very warmly received in Japan. Then the girl received awards from the Billboard Music Awards.
After a long break in her career, in 2009 Shakira released the album “She Wolf”, unlike anything else in her discography – more electronic. This did not prevent him from becoming popular, and the single of the same name won the hearts of many listeners.
In 2010, the singer was honored to record the official song for the FIFA World Cup, which was held in South Africa. The groovy track “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” really turned out to be a real hymn to summer, positive and joyful.
SHAKIRA’S PERSONAL LIFE
In 1997, it became known about the singer’s romance with the fashionable actor Oswald Rios. The lovers hid their feelings in public, but everyone knew very well about their relationship. However, this romance did not last long – the couple broke up after 8 months.
In 2000, Shakira began a relationship with the son of Argentine President Fernando de la Rua Antonio. A year later, the young man proposed to the singer. The lovers planned to get married, but the artist said that these were all rumors. Nevertheless, the romance lasted long enough. Only in January 2011, Shakira officially announced her break with Antonio.
On the set of the “Waka Waka” video, the girl met Barcelona defender Gerard Pique . The couple have been together since the fall of 2010, however, the lovers talked about their relationship only in March 2011. They soon moved to Barcelona, and in 2013 their first child, Milan Pique Mebarak, was born. In January 2015, another son was born in Shakira’s family – Sasha.
In 2020, Shakira again began to delight fans with creativity – in January she presented the song “Me Gusta”, recorded together with rapper Anuel AA. A few months later, the singer shared a video recorded for her. At the same time, Shakira performed at the finals of the National Football League of America along with Jennifer Lopez.
Shakira continues to amaze with her youthful appearance – the singer has been over 40 for a long time, but her charming photos from the beach often appear on social networks, on which her ideal figure is noticeable.