Shakira 

Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, better and more simply known as Shakira, was born on February 2, 1977 in Barranquilla (Colombia) from a Lebanese father (William Mebarak Chadid) and a Colombian mother (Nidia del Carmen Ripoll Torrado). He took his first steps in the field of music by writing his first song at the age of eight. Earning her fame as a child prodigy, at the age of thirteen she signed her first contract with Sony Music Colombia and published her first album entitled “Magia”.After graduating, she decided to devote herself entirely to music, recording her second album “Peligro”, which was well received. But it is with the following “Pies descalzos” that she reaches an extraordinary popularity in Latin America, Brazil and Spain. The figures on which the album travels far exceed one million. In particular, it goes like wildfire in Brazil, an immense land with an equally immense market.
His fourth album “Dònde estàn los ladrones?” is produced in collaboration with a great Latin music artist, Emilio Estefan, and honestly the magic touch is immediately felt. In the meantime, Shakira’s fan base spreads to the United States, Argentina, Colombia, Chile and Mexico, projecting it into the empyrean of platinum records that begin to flake like manna in the desert. On the other hand, this work has been kissed by the good sort if it is true that it also conquers a coveted Grammy and two Latin Grammy Awards. by now Shakira is unquestionably the queen of Latin pop, able to seduce the crowds with captivating songs, incisive and sung with a very special voice, not at all common or trivially honeyed. In fact, Shakira’s timbre is distinguished by a virile trait that makes it recognizable among a thousand. From all this success remained a little ‘excluded the European market, which had recently heard the Latin typhoon and dance that was overwhelming him. Shakira’s next album takes care of the musical colonisation of the old continent. “The album ranges from the tango of “Objection” to the Middle Eastern taste of “Eyes like yours”, from the lyrical innovations of “Underneath your clothes” to the melodic complexity of “The one” to get to the pop-rock of “Whenever wherever”, the first single on top of the radio airplay of the world.By skillfully mixing Latin American sounds with Arabic accents Shakira has definitely been able to create a unique style, far from many competitors who besiege him (Ricky Martin and company), keeping his creative verve unspoiled despite starting to compose songs in English.Much of his notoriety is also due to the various commercials he has shot for the advertising campaigns of many brands, making it really popular. Shakira also has other numbers in addition to voice and music: a breathtaking body and his ability to brush up the ancient movements of belly dance.He currently lives in Miami Beach, and is sentimentally linked to Antonio De La Rua, lawyer and son of the former president of Argentina. after the album “Oral fixation vol. 2” in 2005 it took a long time for the new work released in 2009 entitled “She Wolf” In 2010 he sings the official song of the South African World Cup, “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”.

Discography

Magia (1991)

Peligro (1993)

Pies Descalzos (1995)

Dónde Están los Ladrones? (1998)

Laundry Service (2001)

Fijación Oral, Vol. 1 (2005)

Oral Fixation, Vol. 2 (2005)

She Wolf (2009)

Sale el Sol (2010)

Shakira (2014)

El Dorado (2017)

El Dora2 (2019)