Shakira is a singer, songwriter, belly dancer, producer, and philanthropist. She was born in Colombia. Shakira is a versatile artist. As of this writing, Nielsen SoundScan reports that she has sold more than 125 million albums and singles worldwide.
Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, on February 2, 1977. Shakira is the English equivalent of the Arabic word for “grateful.” William Mebarak Chadid and Nidia Ripoll Torrado are the only parents she is known to have.
It has spawned the international number-one singles “Whenever, Wherever” and “Underneath Your Clothes.” Both El Dorado, Vol. 1 (2005) and Fijacion Oral, Vol.
In Spanish-speaking countries, “Pies Descalzos” in 1995 and “Donde Están Los Ladrones?” in 1998 were both hits, marking the beginning of their success. “Laundry Service,” her fifth album, introduced her to the English-speaking audience (2001).
She has sold over 125 million albums and singles worldwide as of this writing, making her one of the best-selling female vocalists of all time.