Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Dancer & Record Producer
Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (born February 2, 1977), (ʃəˈkɪərə) is a Colombian singer-songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model. Born and raised in Barranquilla, she began performing in school, demonstrating Latin, Arabic, and rock and roll influences...Wikipedia
Born: 2nd February, 1977, Barranquilla, Colombia
Height: 5' 2" (157 cm)
Claim to Fame: Latin American sensation, her song "Whenever,Wherever"
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My belly dancing represents me - it`s a trademark. I`ve tried to incorporate it in original ways in modern songs. But sometimes it bugs me a bit that people resort to (saying) that I`m shaking my ass with a huge sexual charge, instead of recognizing it as a move that, yeah, it`s loaded with sensuality, but it`s also part of an artistic expression.
I think my dad is the only Arabic descendent who is an unsuccessful businessman.
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Shakira is soon to give birth but not without doing some good first.
She shared this pic and accompanied it with the following message:
“Our second son arrives soon. We invite you to join our #WorldBabyShower for @UNICEF at worldbabyshower.org /// Nuestro segundo hijo llegará pronto. Participen en el #WorldBabyShower con #UNICEF”
That’s pretty awesome if you ask us. She could be making it all about her but she isn’t at all. Read More
Posted by mandia27 6 days ago
She held off announcing the pregnancy for a while but Shakira clearly couldn't be more delighted – as shown in her latest instagram picture. The Hips Don't Lie singer smiles proudly as her partner, footballer Gerard Pique, tenderly cradles her tummy.
Her parents Nidia Ripoll and William Mebarak Chadid revealed in HELLO!'s sister publication HOLA! that the couple are expecting another boy.
"We're very happy," said Nidia and William. "She's having another baby boy. We don't know anything about names yet."
Their eldest... Read More
Posted by Jeeh 3 months ago
She’s really starting to show.
The latest pics of Shakira show her dressed up a little more frumpy than usual but we don’t blame her one bit – as we all know she is preggers right now.
There is no hiding that baby bump now! Read More
Posted by mandia27 3 months ago
A gold star for Milan! Shakira posted an adorable video to Facebook on Wednesday, Sept. 24, where she's teaching her 20-month-old son Milan how to read in Spanish.
"Learning to read with mommy," the pregnant-again singer, 37, captioned the clip shared with her 102-million-plus fans. In the video, Milan sits on Shakira's lap as she holds a notepad and marker in her hands. The "Hips Don't Lie" songstress scribbles several words and asks Milan to spell them out for her.
A bubbly baby Milan rapidly reads back "mama" and... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 4 months ago
It’s another boy for Shakira!!
Her own parents told “Hola”:
“She’s having another baby boy – a playmate for Milan.”
When asked about any names the singer is thinking about for her second baby they said they didn’t know.
Maybe, Rome?? Florence?? Read More
Posted by mandia27 4 months ago
Sport - likes to play tennis and swimming.
While promoting Pies Descalzos, she returned to Barranquilla in 1997 for a huge homecoming concert, the first one since becoming a star. Tragedy struck that night when the venue failed to control the 50,000 fans rushing in to see their star. Two people ended up being trampled to death, and this deeply affected her.