Shakira Short Bio
Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll was born in Barranquilla, Colombia as the only daughter of Nidia Ripoll and William Mebarak Chadid. She has Lebanese, Catalan and Castilian as well as Italian descent. At the age of four, she shows her skill by writing poem and started to practiced belly dancing at the age of four.
Shakira Body Measurement Table
|Date of birth||February 2, 1977|
|Age||37 years old|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Height||5 feet 2 inches|
|Hip Size||37 inches|
|Waist Size||24 inches|
|Weight||57 kg or 125 pounds|
Shakira first album that was launched around 1990 entitled Magia, was recorded with Sony Music Colombia followed her second album entitled Peligro. Both not commercially success and she feel unsatisfied with it. She then recorded her mainstream third studio album entitled Pies Descalzos but it was commercially failed. Knows about the possibility, she tries to distributes her album with her own way and it was commercially success. the album that was released in February 1996 reached number one-hundred-eighty on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 but reached number five on the U.S. Billboard Top Latin Albums chart.She started her own international tour named Tour Pies Descalzos in March 1996 and she also received Grammy Award nomination in 1999 for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album in 1999.
Shakira released her English album debut entitled Laundry Service with the lead single “Whenever, Wherever” that reaching number six on the Hot 100. She latter released her sixth studio album entitled Fijación Oral, Vol. 1 in June 2005. Its single, “La Tortura” was in number 40 on the Hot 100. She then released the next album entitled Oral Fixation, Vol. 2 with lead single “Don’t Bother” but it was commercially failed. But the other single, “Hips Don’t Lie”, was received positive review and nominated for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for “Hips Don’t Lie” with Wyclef Jean in 49th Grammy Awards.
Shakira as released her eighth studio album entitled She Wolf on July 13, 2009.Though the album only received moderate success, she was awarded with Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year. It was reported that Shakira will replaced Christina Aguilera for the talent show the Voice next season.
Shakira was involved in eleven years relationship from 2000 t0 2011 with Antonio de la Rúa. Latter she was dated Spanish footballer and plays at centre back for FC Barcelona, Gerard Pique. She announced about it through her Twitter account on March 29, 2011. The duo was named as one of romantic couple and both was blessed with the son named Milan Piqué Mebarak who was born on January 22, 2013.