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


Why Famous: Whenever Wherever, Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)

Born: February 2, 1977
Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia
Age: 44 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
  • 2009-07-13 "She Wolf", the lead single from Shakira's eighth album, premieres
  • 2011-11-09 Shakira is honoured as Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year

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