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Shakira Biography

The song Whenever, Wherever made Shakira a huge star!
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Shakira Biography - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
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Shakira is makin' big waves right now. It seems as if this Latin beauty burst onto the scene out of no where but Shakira has been making music since she was 14.

Birthdate: February 9, 1977

Shakira Gets Her Start

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll was born in the Columbian city of Barranquilla. When Shakira was 13, she headed to Bogot to become a model. Instead of a modeling contract, Shakira ended up with a recording contract with Sony Music Columbia. In 1991, at the age of 14, Shakira released her debut album, Magia (Magic). The entire album was made up of songs written by Shakira. The CD didn't do very well and neither did her follow-up album, Peligro (Danger), so Shakira decided to make the jump into acting. In 1994, Shakira appeared on a Columbian soap opera called El Oasis but went back to music the next year. Shakira's album Pies Descalzos (Barefeet) sold over one million copies in Brazil.

Shakira's US Success

Shakira co-produced her following album Donde Estan Los Ladrones? with Emilio Estefan (Gloria's hubby) and the album went multi-platinum in the US, Columbia, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Central America and Spain. The Latin singer has already won a Grammy and has two Latin Grammys under her belt. Shakira's first English-language CD, Laundry Service, was a huge success in North America. Shakira's new CD is due out in the spring of 2004.

Shakira - Did U Know?

  • Shakira was appointed as a UNICEF Ambassador, making her the youngest UNICEF Ambassador ever.
  • Shakira's name means "the graceful one."
  • Shakira speaks five languages (Italian, Spanish, English, Arabic and Portugese).

Shakira Says...

"I was so in love with the rock sound but at the same time because my father is of 100 percent Lebanese descent, I am devoted to Arabic tastes and sounds. Somehow I'm a fusion of all of those passions and my music is a fusion of elements that I can make coexist in the same place, in one song."

1Shakira I would like to know you personally. When you have your next show can you send me tickets because I love you?

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Stephtorock

Stephtorock wrote:

Empire is the best song she has besides hips don't lie
commented: Mon May 26, 2014

Rolly143

Rolly143 wrote:

I like some of her songs..
commented: Mon May 26, 2014

-_-NowYouSeeMeD
She has a nice voice but for some reason....I just don't like ##### ppl...makes me sick :P
commented: Mon May 26, 2014

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shae508 posted in Latest Trends:
Ooohhh yeah I was talking about the song. It's not good for kids at all, which is why it shouldn't be on this site.
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oh the song!,thought ur taking about the dance,i was talking about the dance not the song cuz the song says the n word a lot another bad word but im talking about the dance not the song 
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shae508 posted in Latest Trends:
The fact that you're cussing me out proves that you're the sensitive one. not me :) I was just stating my opinion  . Now since you want to be a baby and curse when you get upset. Maybe you get off the forums and go back to listening your 'music'. Have a nice day. :)
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shae508 posted in Latest Trends:
"Chrisdelghetto" wrote:uhh stupid ,its appropriate plus some kids listen to that,also the site is 10-17 and yea i know its a kids site but kids like and do the dance  No. It's not. Maybe you should LISTEN to the song.
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-bangs head- I'm sorry, but your grammar and spelling is getting on my last. I'm talking about kids who parents DON'T want them seeing this song. KW could get in trouble if parents see this. And if you're going to post those lyrics. Post them in the LYRICS section with a warning that it may have cussing and or worst. Dude. (And I'm on my phone. And still had better spelling and grammar.)
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