Shakira Biography

Who Is Shakira

Shakira full name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll,  born on February, 2, 1977. She is a Colombian famous singer and dancer. She born and raised in Barranquilla, and since childhood she is performing in Latin American, Arabic, and Rock and Roll. In her few initial albums, she failed to gain the commercial success but later on with getting experience she came back strongly with amazing success.

She has many awards including five Music Awards, two German Awards, seven Billboard Award and many locals and plenty of others. She has also won many Hollywood awards and numerous Latin American award. She is also participating actively in charities from 2014 and ranked as 158th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. Please continue reading the Shakira biography and her early life in upcoming section.

Early Life

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll was born on 2 Feb, 1977 in Barranquilla Colombi. Her father name is William Mebarak Chadid and mother name is Nidia Ripoll Torrado. She is the only child of parents also her grandparents migrated from Lebanon to New York City. She spent most of childhood in the Barranquilla, Colombia. She was just four at age, when Shakira’s father took her to a local restaurant and she performed a song there. She enjoyed singing with school mates and studied at catholic school. In the below section you can read about the Shakira biography and her family and personal life.

Family and Personal life

Shakira fall in relationship with the Spanish soccer player Gerard Pique. The couple had first child back in 2013, named him Milan which means “dear, loving and gracious. They got their 2nd child in January 2015. The couple is living very happily and world’s famous couple as well.

Before dating with Gerard Pique, she also dated with the Antorio de la Rua, the son of former Argentina president. Later, the couple got separated with each other. The Antorio de le Rua claimed that he had helped her getting popularity and promoting Shakira Brand.


She started her career since childhood when she was dropped from her catholic school. She started performing in different festivals from childhood and learned the belly dancing. She recognized as the most famous Colombian artist and pop musician. She released first album of English in late 2001.

Her very first album Magia was comprised on songs that she has written in 5 to 6 years. She also wrote rock and roll rhythms. The first big achievement was Pies Descalzos, which was initially released in 1995, and got hit in all over Latin America and in Spain.

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