A singer Shakira turns 45 today!
Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll was born on February 2, 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia. Shakira has been called the “queen of Latin music” although her genres have ranged from reggae to Latin to pop.
Shakira: everything you need to know
Shakira first signed with Sony Music Columbia when she was just 13 years old. She released her first album, Magia, in 1991 and her second album, Peligro, in 1993.
She released her next two albums Descalzo pies in 1995 and Donde Estan los Ladrones? in 1998.
In 2001, Shakira released her first English album titled Laundry Service. The album sold over 13 million copies worldwide and featured hit singles like “Whenever, Wherever”.
She has released three other Spanish albums: Fijacion Oral, Vol. 1 in 2005, and Salty the Ground in 2010 and Eldorado in 2017, all of which exceeded the Billboard Top Latin Albums Chart and was certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America.
She has also released several other albums in English: Oral Fixation, vol. 2 in 2005, wolf in 2009, and Shakira in 2014 were all certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum in various countries around the world.
Songs like ‘La Tortura’, ‘Hips Don’t Lie’, ‘Beautiful Liar’, ‘Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)’, ‘Loca’ and ‘Chantaje’ brought him international acclaim. In addition to singing, Shakira was also a coach on two seasons of “The Voice” from 2013 to 2014.
Shakira is one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, with over 80 million records sold worldwide. In 2018, Forbes reported that Shakira had become the most album-selling Latin female artist in history.
Shakira has received numerous accolades for her work, including three Grammy Awards, twelve Latin Grammy Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, seven Billboard Music Awards, thirty-nine Billboard Latin Music Awards, six Guinness World Records, and a star on the Hollywood Walk. . of glory. Shakira was also named Best Latin Female Artist of the Decade by Billboard twice in the 2000s and 2010s.
In addition to her musical work, Shakira is also known for her philanthropy. She created the Barefoot Foundation in 1997 to help poor and destitute children. For her philanthropic efforts and musical achievements, she received Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year and Harvard Foundation Artist of the Year awards in 2011.
Later that year, she was appointed to the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics in the United States and Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government in 2012.
Today fans are celebrating Shakira’s birthday with all her best hits! Looked!
“Hips Don’t Lie”
For some fans, there wasn’t a time when they went to a party and that song wasn’t playing on the speakers.
“Sometimes there’s just a voice in your head that says ‘Shakira Shakira,'” one fan wrote.
“This song is timeless,” shared another fan.
“It’s a great Latino and Caribbean mix,” another shared. “Shakira and the refugees should make more music. They create a good sound.
“Shakira is a gem,” added another. “She’s one of the best female celebrities I’ve ever known.”
‘Do not bother’
In the music video for ‘Don’t Bother,’ Shakira shares the plot of an entire movie in just four minutes and thirty seconds
“Singing this song just like Shakira does it loudly while driving alone at night is so much fun,” one fan wrote.
“Still obsessed with this song,” another shared. “Never Gets Old, Go Shak!!”
“I love how Shakira is always experimenting with different styles and beats,” said another. “Everything is fine with him.”
When Shakira performed this song on the Super Bowl Halftime Show, it propelled “Whenever, Wherever” into the top 10 of the charts!
“Shakira looks like she hasn’t aged a day, and she’s extremely talented too,” one fan wrote.
“Even though I don’t remember hearing this song much as a kid, it ALWAYS takes me back to my childhood!” another fan shared. “I feel like Shakira naturally has a nostalgic vibe to her music from the 2000s, no matter when it’s the first time you hear it.”
“Love the way she sings that,” another fan commented. “She goes through so many vocal resonators depending on the section, it’s so interesting and unique.”
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