Shakira is a singer-songwriter, dancer, businesswoman, model, actress and record producer who was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, on February 2, 1977. She started her career in 1995 with the album “Pies descalzos” in the company of Luis Fernando Ochoa, then in 1998 released “Where are the thieves” But her success in the international market came in 2001 with her album “Laundry Service” giving way to a new stage of her life in which she accumulated a large number of sales giving her the title of the Female artist with the highest number of sales during the 2000s.
Also, I place “hips Don’t Lie” among the first forty best-selling in the history of music. In 2013, she became the second woman alive with the highest awards obtained and the third in history, and she is also considered one of the most influential women in the world, despite all her success, Shakira continues to surprise us every day, so we bring you 10 Facts You probably didn’t know about her.
Her full name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll with Spanish-Italian descent for her mother and Lebanese-American for her father.
Her name has a beautiful meaning in Arabic “Woman full of grace”, she was also encouraged by her paternal grandmother to dance Arabic dance from 4 years to maintain her Arab roots.
When she was little, she was rejected by her school’s choir, because her music teacher considered that she had a shrill voice, but the singer never gave up and today assures that if she had modified her voice, she would not have the success she achieved.
Her favourite hobby is to work with clay in her spare time, and she made most of the vases and planters in her mother’s house.
At 13 years of age, she moved to Bogotá, where she began to work singing in bars and as a model.
She has a highly developed sense of smell because she says that at certain times she reminds people of their scent rather than their name.
She is the only artist in the history of VEVO to achieve more than 100 million views with the same song in two versions.
She is the only singer to participate musically in three consecutive soccer World Cups.