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Ripoll, Shakira Isabel Mebarak (Shakira)

Born: 1977 AD
Currently alive, at 38 years of age.

Nationality: Colombian
Categories: Musicians


1977 - Born on February 2nd in Barranquilla, Colombia. Colombian singer and songwriter.

1989 - Shakira began her musical career at age 12 and quickly captured fans throughout Latin America.

1993 - Shakira decided to take a hiatus from recording so that she could graduate from high school.

1995 - Her album 'Pies Descalzos' spawned several hit singles, including "Estoy Aqui" and "Donde Estas Corazon".

1998 - She released 'Dónde Están Los Ladrones', a popular and critical success and the beginning of a close working relationship with producer Emilio Estefan and his wife Gloria.

2001 - She released her first album with English lyrics, 'Laundry Service', which included the hit "Whenever, Wherever".

         - She won the Best Latin pop Grammy for her "MTV Unplugged" album.

         - Announced engagement to Antonio de la Rua, son of the present President of Argentina.

2005 - Her album 'Oral Fixation, Vol. 1' included the hit "Hips Don't Lie" and was named female Latin pop album of the year at the Latin Billboard Music Awards.


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