Shakira

Singer Shakira
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Full Name: Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
Profession: Singer

Nationality:
Colombia
Colombian

Biography: Whenever Wherever, Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)

Born: February 2, 1977
Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia
Age: 45 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius

Historical Events

  • 1999-08-12 Shakira records her first live album in New York City, titled "MTV Unplugged"
  • 2001-11-13 Shakira's fifth studio album and first English language album, "Laundry Service", is released
  • 2006-11-02 7th Latin Grammy Awards: Shakira first female artist to win Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year
  • 2007-07-07 Worldwide charity concert event "Live Earth" takes place at 12 venues on seven continents; performers include: Genesis, Keith Urban; Foo Fighters; John Legend; Melissa Etheridge; Dave Matthews Band; The Police; Roger Waters; Madonna; Alicia Keys; Garth Brooks; Crowded House; Jack Johnson; Shakira; Soweto Gospel Choir; Angélique Kidjo; UB40; Jack Johnson; Linkin Park; Rihanna; Pharrel Williams; Yusef Islam; Sarah Brightman; and Nunatak
  • 2009-07-13 "She Wolf", the lead single from Shakira's eighth album, premieres
  • 2010-06-23 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Gorillaz, Muse, and Stevie Wonder headline; other performers include Vampire Weekend, Snoop Dogg; Shakira, Willie Nelson, Ray Davies and The Pet Shop Boys
  • 2011-11-09 Shakira is honoured as Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year

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