First Name: Shakira
Last Name: Mebarak Ripoll
Nationality: Colombian
Full Name: Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
Date of Birth: 02 February 1977
Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia
Height: 5'2 (157cm)
Eye Color: Brown - Dark
Hair Color: Dyed Blonde
Star Sign: Aquarius

Occupation: Singer
Music Genre: Pop, Latin

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, 2 February 1977, Barranquilla, Colombia. This Colombian singer first broke into the Latin
Music charts in 1995, and has since established herself as a crossover star with a groundbreaking blend of pop and rock
styles. The daughter of a Colombian mother and a Lebanese father, her name means "woman full of grace" in Arabic.
Shakira left her family home at the age of 13 to pursue a modelling career in Bogotá, but ended up signing a recording
contract with Sony Records. She released her debut album in 1991, but despite indicating a precocious talent (all the
tracks were self-written) neither this nor the follow-up Peligro enjoyed much commercial success.

Shakira returned to high school before branching out into acting, appearing on the Colombian soap-opera El Oasis. She
released her breakthrough album, the rock-orientated Pies Descalzos, in 1996. The album was buoyed by the chart-topping
success of the singles "Estoy Aqui" and "Dónde Estás Corazón?", and went on to top the album charts in several Latin
countries. The follow-up Dónde Están Los Ladrones? and an MTV Unplugged recording session were equally successful, and in 2000 Shakira won a Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance ("Ojos Asi") at the inaugural Latin Grammy Awards. The following year's Laundry Service, her first album to include English language songs, affirmed the singer's superstar status when it broke into the Top 5 of the mainstream US pop chart. The album went on to enjoy international acclaim, buoyed by the huge commercial success of the singles "Whenever, Wherever" and "Underneath Your Clothes".

Shakira Albums:

  • En Vivo y en Privado
  • Live & Off the Record [DVD & CD]
  • Laundry Service [Japan]
  • La Tortura
  • Underneath Your Clothes (Acoustic)
  • Don't Bother
  • Fijacion Oral Vol. 1
  • La Tortura (Shaketon Remix)
  • Grandes Exitos Grandes Exitos
  • Tortura [EP]
  • Oral Fixation Vol. 2 Oral Fixation Vol. 2
  • Don't Bother [CD 1-2]
  • Hips Don't Lie, Pt. 1 [Maxi Single]
  • Las De La Intuicion
  • Hay Amores
  • Despidida
  • Dónde Están los Ladrones?//Pies Descalzos
  • She Wolf She Wolf
  • The Sun Comes Out
  • Sale el Sol
  • Waka Waka