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Shakira

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (born February 2, 1977), known professionally as Shakira is a Colombian singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, dancer, and philanthropist who emerged in the music scene of Colombia and Latin America in the early 1990s. Born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia, Shakira revealed many of her talents in school as a live performer, demonstrating her vocal ability with rock and roll, Latin and Middle Eastern influences with her own original twist on belly dancing. Shakira is a native Spanish speaker and also speaks fluent English and Portuguese as well as some Italian, French and Arabic. After commercial flops with local producers on her first two albums, and being little-known outside Colombia, Shakira decided to produce her own brand of music. In 1995 she released Pies Descalzos, which brought her great fame in Latin America and Spain, and her 1998 album ¿Dónde Están los Ladrones? was a critical success selling over 10 million copies worldwide. In 2001, aided by the worldwide success of her first English single "Whenever, Wherever", she broke through into the English-speaking world with the release of Laundry Service, which sold over 15 million copies worldwide. Four years later, Shakira released two album projects called Fijación Oral Vol. 1 and Oral Fixation Vol. 2. Both reinforced her success, particularly with the best selling song of the 2000s, "Hips Don't Lie".

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Josh Duhamel to Fergie -- Have All The Guys You Want ... I'll Just Watch

Josh D. to Fergie
Have All The Guys You Want ... I'll Just Watch

Josh Duhamel says Fergie is free to hookup with any guy she wants in a music video -- which is much more than we can say for Shakira's husband.But since Shakira's backup plan was Rihanna ... the… READ MORE >

- 37 days ago
Shakira's Butt -- Stirs G-String Mystery on the Beach

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Stirs G-String Mystery On the Beach

We know Shakira's hips don't lie, but her ass is another story -- because even though she put on a sexy g-string to hit the beach in Hawaii ... she kept her goods under wraps!Why so cruel,… READ MORE >

- 268 days ago
Shakira -- My Ex Is a Liar ... AND I CAN PROVE IT!!!

Shakira
My Ex Is a $250 Million Liar AND I CAN PROVE IT!!!

It's a good thing Shakira keeps her old emails ... 'cause the pop star says she found an old cyber-exchange that proves her ex-BF is lying through his Argentinian teeth in his $250 million… READ MORE >

- 291 days ago
Shakira -- My Ex Ain't Getting $100 Million from Me

Shakira
My Ex Ain't Getting $100 Million from Me

The $100 million lawsuit Shakira's ex-lover filed against her is a joke because he has next to nothing to do with her mega-stardom -- this according to Shakira, who's refusing to give him a dime.… READ MORE >

- 378 days ago
Shakira -- Belly Belly Pregnant!

Shakira
Belly Belly Pregnant!

A very pregnant Shakira is showing off her huge baby bump in various states of dress ... and undress.The 35-year-old Colombian beauty flashed her covered-up bulging belly while out on the streets… READ MORE >

- 458 days ago
Pregnant Shakira -- Takin' Her Fetus for a Stroll

Shakira
Takin' Her Fetus for a Stroll

The same day she revealed she's pregnant with her first child, Shakira was spotted out wearing a loose fitting black top with her hunky Spanish futbol player boyfriend Gerard Piqué in… READ MORE >

- 576 days ago
Shakira -- Bummin' Around in Miami

Shakira
Bummin' Around in Miami

Dear Aida Yespica, You lose. Love, Shakira. READ MORE >

- 834 days ago
Shakira & BF -- Grab Ass On Greek Vacation

Shakira & BF
Grab Ass On Greek Vacation

Shakira and her soccer star boyfriend Gerard Pique couldn't take their hands off each other during their yacht-filled getaway in Greece last week -- and TMZ has the butt-grabby pics to prove it.… READ MORE >

- 1032 days ago
Shakira -- NOBODY Stole My Jewelry!

Shakira
NOBODY Stole My Jewelry!

Shakira was NOT the victim of a gutsy ring-stealing fan in Mexico last week ... despite widespread reports to the contrary and a viral video which appeared to capture the crime ... her publicist… READ MORE >

- 1101 days ago

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