Quick Facts About Shakira Ripoll
Celebrated Name Shakira
Age 47 years old
Nick Name Shakira
Birth Name Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
Birth Date 1977-02-02
Gender Female
Profession Colombian singer
Nationality Colombian
Place of Birth Barranquilla, Colombia
Father William Mebarak Chadid
Mother Nidia del Carmen Ripoll Torrado
Brother Tonino Mebarak, Moises Mebarak, Antonio Mebarak, Edward Mebarak, and Robin Mebarak
Sister Patricia Mebarak, Lucy Mebarak and Ana Mebarak
Net Worth $350 million
Height 1.57 m
Weight 53 kg
Shoe Size 4 (US)
Boyfriend Gerard Piqué
Marital Status In a relationship
Famous for "Titan of Latin Pop" who got famous from her super hit songs, ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ and ‘Whenever, Wherever’ and also because of her distinctive dancing the style which is said to be unique to her in the industry that combines Middle Eastern belly dance w
Ethnicity mixed Italian, Spanish and Lebanese
Horoscope Aquarius
Religion Catholic
Hair Color dark brown
Eye Color Hazel
Body Measurement 34-24-37 inches
Dress Size 4(US)
Breast Size 32B

Who is Shakira?

Shakira is a Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, businesswoman, and philanthropist. She is hugely recognized for the super hits songs ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ and ‘Whenever, Wherever’.  she is enormously respected and honored as "Titan of Latin Pop" in the Colombian pop music industry. Shakira has won several Latin Grammy, Grammy, and American Musical Awards. Shakira is the all-time top-selling Colombian singer with approx. 70 million music albums sold internationally. She has appeared as a judge on the most popular music competition show like “The Voice”.

What is Shakira famous for?

Shakira is best famous as "Titan of Latin Pop" who got famous from her super hit songs, ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ and ‘Whenever, Wherever’ and also because of her distinctive dancing the style which is said to be unique to her in the industry that combines Middle Eastern belly dance with Latin dancing. Her hip shaking is mentioned in songs, like Fifth Harmony’s “Brave Honest Beautiful”.

Why is Shakira important?

Shakira is a prominent figure in Latin music, and her crossover to the global market is outstanding that The New York Times has titled her as the "Titan of Latin Pop" for her unique and leading position in Latin music saying "Shakira is a titan of Latin pop. Her unprecedented crossover has inspired other Latin American artists to attempt crossing over, one example is Mexican pop star, Paulina Rubio, having MTV saying "there's no question that Shakira opened doors in this country for artists like Rubio to succeed. Many artists have cited Shakira as their idol or inspiration and have been influenced by her, such as Beyoncé, Rihanna, Lauren Jauregui, Rita Ora, Justin Bieber, Maluma, Karol G, Natti Natasha, Lele Pons, and Andres Cuervo.

Is Shakira Arabic?

Shakira is a Colombian by nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity, Italian, Spanish and Lebanese. She was raised Catholic and her zodiac is Aquarius. Only her title name Shakira is an Arabic word meaning "grateful". She was born in Colombia on 2th February, as in Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll in Barranquilla, Colombia. She was born to a Colombian mother, Nidia Ripoll Torrado, and Lebanese father, William Mebarak Chadid. She has eight older half-siblings from her father's previous marriage. She composed her first song when she was only 8 years old and afterward signed her first recorded deal at 13 years of age.

Shakira spent much of her youth in Barranquilla, a city located on the northern Caribbean coast of Colombia, and wrote her first poem, titled "La Rosa De Cristal/The Crystal Rose" when she was only four years old and also at the same age after she first heard the Doumbek, a traditional drum used in Arabic music highly motivated her to be belly dancer performer. At the age of eight, Shakira wrote her first song, titled "Tus gafas oscuras/Your dark glasses", which was inspired by her father. At school, she was often sent out of the class because of her hyperactivity (ADHD). Between the ages of 10 and 13, Shakira was invited to various events in Barranquilla and gained some recognition in the area. She met local theater producer Monica Ariza during the time who eventually helped her to impress Sony Colombia executives at the audition in Bogotá and she was signed to record three albums which were her roadway to stardom. There is not enough information on her education background. She attended Catholic schools as a child.

What is Shakira's career?

She made her recording debut under Sony Music Colombia at the age of 13. Following the commercial failure of her first two Colombian albums, Magia (1991) and Peligro (1993), she rose to prominence in Spanish-speaking countries with her next albums, Pies Descalzos (1995) and Dónde Están Los Ladrones? (1998). Shakira entered the English-language market with her fifth album, Laundry Service (2001). It sold over 13 million copies and spawned the international number-one singles "Whenever, Wherever" and "Underneath Your Clothes". Her success was further solidified with the Spanish albums Fijación Oral, Vol. 1 (2005), Sale el Sol (2010), and El Dorado (2017), all of which topped the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart and were certified diamante by the Recording Industry Association of America. Meanwhile, her English albums Oral Fixation, Vol. 2 (2005), She Wolf (2009) and Shakira (2014) were all certified gold, platinum, or multi-platinum in various countries worldwide. Some of her songs have charted at number one in multiple countries, including "La Tortura", "Hips Don't Lie", "Beautiful Liar", "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)", "Loca", and "Chantaje". Shakira served as a coach on two seasons of the American singing competition television series The Voice from 2013 to 2014.

Shakira has received numerous awards, including three Grammy Awards, thirteen Latin Grammy Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, seven Billboard Music Awards, thirty-nine Billboard Latin Music Awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2009, Billboard listed her as the Top Female Latin Artist of the Decade.[6] Having sold more than 75 million records worldwide, Shakira remains one of the world's best-selling music artists. She is ranked as the most-streamed Latin artist on Spotify and became one of only three female artists to have two YouTube videos exceeding two billion views.

Is Shakira married?

Shakira's current relationship status is single and she is not married to date. However, she was in a long term relation with Antonio de La who is an Argentine lawyer since 2000. After 11 years together, Shakira and de la Rúa separated in August 2010. After that, she entered a relationship with Gerard Pique who is the Spanish football player and plays as a center back for FC Barcelona. He also played for the Spanish National team in 2011. He is ten years junior to her. The couple has a first son named Milan Pique Mebarak who was born on 22 January 2010 and a second son named Sasha Pique Mebarak on 29 January 2015. The couple is happily living together as of now.

What is Shakira's net worth?

Shakira’s net worth is estimated at $300 million as of 2019. Most of her earnings have been accumulated and comes from her music career. She has been working in a music career long before in 1990. During her musical career so far, Shakira reportedly earned $4 million for her 2001 album, Laundry Service, $8.7 million for Oral Fixation, $4.2 million for the Spanish version of the same album, $2 million for She-Wolf and $2 million for Sale el Sol. Similarly, she also bagged in $53 to $100 million for various tours and her jackpot $300 million for a ten-year deal with Live Nation. Shakira also has earned from various commercials, sponsorships, and endorsements. Shakira earned over $660,000 for her role as a spokesperson for the Freixenet Christmas commercial and her annual salary for music competition show, The Voice was $12 million. Furthermore, Shakira has ventured into many other businesses and industries. She acted in the Colombian telenovela El Oasis in 1994, playing the character of Luisa Maria.

Shakira began her beauty line, "S by Shakira", with parent company Puig, in 2010. Among the first perfumes, it released included "S by Shakira" and "S by Shakira Eau Florale", along with lotions and body sprays. she partnered with Mattel’s Fisher-Price to develop a 12-part web series and a new line of toys.  As of 2019, she has released 30 fragrances, not counting deluxe editions. Shakira rides, Audi A7 Sportback car. Similarly. She lives in Miami Beach home, located at 3140 North Bay Road Drive, bought at $11.6 million. She also has a mansion in Esplugues de Llobregat near Barcelona.

How old is Shakira?

The Latin pop titan legend, Shakira is now 42 years old as of 2019 but her face glow and Karisma still shines brightly to many fans all around the world. She is still rocking the stages, concerts and record industries. She has a decent height of 5feet 2inches tall. She is a unique ballet dancer and has a very slim and sexy body. Her body weight is 53kg. She has a pair of beautiful hazel eyes. Her hair is dark brown but she dyes it blonde mostly. Her body measurements are 34-24-37 inches. Her bra size is 32B. Similarly, she wears a dress size of 4(US) and puts on the Shoe size of 7(US). She has a straight sexual orientation.

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