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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.
Shaki is getting in touch with her Latin roots for her new merengue-inspired album Sale el Sol (dropping Oct. 19). But what about her look? El Residente of Calle 13, featured in Shakira’s song Gordita, raps, “I liked you when you were more gordita, with black hair, rounder face and sort of rockerita." Which got us thinking: Do you miss the old Shakira’s look?
Vicky Cristina, who? Barcelona belongs to Shakira in the new video for “Loca,” the merengue-powered single from the Colombian singer’s upcoming album Sale el Sol (out October 19; Sony). Shot in the Catalonian capital, the “crazy” clip captures our favorite hip-shaker roller-skating by the beach, frolicking in a water fountain and taking to the streets on a motorcycle. “Barcelona is one of my favorite cities and has become a second home to me,” said Shakira. “The video is just about having fun and being real in...
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Shakira put on a big show in New York city this week for a sold-out crowd at Madison Square Garden. Front and center at the concert were Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and the President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos, who are in town for the United Nations General Assembly. The Presidents took pictures with fans as they were escorted to their respective seats by Secret Service. Shakira personally thanked them both from the stage for coming to see her.
The Colombian pop icon made a grand entrance through the...
Shakira's fans were in for a special treat when she performed in Montreal to kick off her new tour, aptly titled, Shakira in Concert.
The Colombian pop star (who has Lebanese roots) performed an awesome belly dance routine that made the audience go nuts! Watch the video below and you'll clearly see that Shakira's hips really don't lie:
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Shakira's first single, "Loca," off of her new Spanish-language album Sale el Sol hit the web today. The tune is a catchy merengue remix of the El Cata song "Loca Con Su Tiguere."
She's released the single in English with a verse featuring British grime rapper Dizzee Rascal and in Spanish featuring El Cata's original vocals. Last month, Shakira got into some...
Shakira told Latina.com that her upcoming all-Spanish album, Sale El Sol, promises to be a triumphant return to her roots. And judging by the new album cover released today, she's definitely keeping it glamorous!
“My new album is completely different from ‘Loba,’” Shakira told us in Miami at the Premios Juventud. “It reminds me a lot of Donde Estan Los Ladrones and Pies Descalzos."
When asked about the songs on the album, the singer gushed: "It’s an album...