Born Feb. 2, 1977
Shakira, born Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, is a Colombian singer, musician, dancer and philanthropist. She emerged in the Latin music scene in the early 1990s and reached stardom for her distinct style of rock when she released Pies Descalzos in Latin America in 1995. After her crossover pop single “Whenever, Wherever” was released in 2001, Shakira found success in the United States and worldwide with her first English album, Laundry Service. She has won two Grammys, seven Latin Grammys and is the highest-selling Colombian artist of all time.
Shakira is working on a special television program with producer Quincy Jones to raise funds for the 2.4 million victims left homeless after what many are saying has been Colombia’s worst rain season in decades.
Last Friday in Bogota, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos publicly thanked the Barranquilla native for her involvement in helping the country after harsh winter rains caused flooding and mudslides, killing more than 250 people.
“Thank you very much for your solidarity, for that great heart you’ve always had,”...
It looks like dating younger men is becoming a trend in Hollywood these days for high-profile Latinas. Everyone from Shakira to Eva Longoria to Selena Gomez has been spotted on the arms of a younger man lately. No matter whether the age difference is two years or ten, we're loving it!
Here's a look at a few of our favorite Latinas and the younger men they are romancing.
Looks like the cat is finally out of the bag! After Colombian tabloid Caras published an undeniable photo of Shakira and Gerard Piqué sharing a passionate kiss, the FC Barcelona star was bombarded with questions about their relationship at a press conference for the Mango mens line he reps, H.E.
At first, Piqué pretended he didn't know what photograph reporters were asking him about, until one crafty journalist...
Ladies and gentlemen, we present you with the first public image of Shakira and Gerard Piqué locking lips.
The winner of the coveted shot? Caras Colombia magazine. And the magazine devotes pages and pages to the romance that shocked the world. Caras picked up this major exclusive with the image as Shakira marks her return home after an absence of three years from the stage in Bogota.
Although the pop star and the FC Barcelona defender seem to be opening up about their relationship...
Shakira is a woman of her word. After tweeting earlier this week that she wanted to meet Rodolfo Burgos, the Chilean man who impersonated her on the Chilean show Yo soy, the Colombian singer has now invited her master impersonator to her upcoming concert in Santiago, Chile.
"I want to enjoy the moment," Burgos ...
Rodolfo Burgos, a contestant on the hit reality singing competition "Yo Soy" in Chile, stood up in front of a panel of judges and declared, "Yo Soy Shakira" (I am Shakira) before proceeding to sing a cover of the Shaki hit "Gitana," that wowed the show's panel of judges.
Although Rodolfo's performance initially drew a number of puzzled stares from the judges (and the show's host had his hand over his mouth to hold back his laughter), they eventually came around and praised Burgos' performance. And we're not surprised! If you close your eyes and...