Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (pronounced [(t)ʃaˈkiɾa isaˈβel meβaˈɾak riˈpol]; English: /ʃəˈkrə/; born 2 February 1977),[3] known mononymously as Shakira, is a Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, and record producer. Born and raised in Barranquilla, she began performing in school, demonstrating Latin American, Arabic, and rock and roll influences and belly dancing abilities. Shakira's first studio albums, Magia and Peligro, failed to attain commercial success in the 1990s; however, she rose to prominence in Latin America with her major-label debut, Pies Descalzos (1996), and her fourth album, Dónde Están los Ladrones? (1998).

Shakira entered the English-language market with her fifth album, Laundry Service. Its lead single, "Whenever, Wherever", became one of the most successful singles of 2002. Her success was solidified with her sixth and seventh albums Fijación Oral, Volumen Uno and Oral Fixation, Volume Two (2005), the latter of which spawned one of the best-selling songs of the 21st century, "Hips Don't Lie", selling over 13 million only counting downloads (not including any other forms of digital sales, streams and physical copies).[4] Shakira's eighth and ninth albums, She Wolf (2009) and Sale el Sol (2010), received critical praise. Her official song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)", became the biggest-selling World Cup song of all time with 10 million downloads.[5][4] With over 1.5 billion views, it is one of the most-watched music videos on YouTube. Shakira served as a coach on the fourth and sixth seasons of the American version of The Voice in 2013 and 2014, respectively. Her tenth album, Shakira (2014), is preceded by its lead single, "Can't Remember to Forget You".

Shakira has received numerous awards, including 5 MTV Video Music Awards, 2 Grammy Awards, 13 Latin Grammy Awards, 7 Billboard Music Awards, 33 Billboard Latin Music Awards and has been Golden Globe-nominated. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and sold over 125 million records worldwide[6][7] with 25.4 million record sales in the United States (as of 2014),[8] making her the best selling South American singer and one of the best selling artists of all time. She carries out well-known philanthropic activities through charity work most notably through her Pies Descalzos Foundation. In 2011, she has been appointed by U.S. President Barack Obama to the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics – a four-person group that will give advice to the president and Education Secretary Arne Duncan.[9][10] In 2014, she was listed as the 58th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.[11]



El Dorado
El Dorado (English: The Golden One) is the eleventh studio album by Colombian singer Shakira, released on 26 May 2017, by Sony Music Latin.
Nada is a song by musical artist Shakira, released on May 19, 2017.
Me Enamoré
Me Enamoré is a song by musical artist Shakira, released on April 7, 2017.
Laundry Service
Laundry Service is the fifth studio album by Colombian singer and songwriter Shakira, globally released on 13 November 2001 by Epic Records.

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November 17, 2017
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November 19, 2017
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November 23, 2017
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February 7, 2018
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February 9, 2018
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Shakira writes heartfelt note to fans after postponing her World Tour
  –  November 16, 2017
Singer Shakira has been forced to postpone her upcoming El Dorado World Tour until 2018. The 40-year-old performer announced that she has suffered a hemorrhage on her right vocal cord, and after postponing a few dates, she has decided to postpone the ...
Shakira postpones tour because of vocal cord hemorrhage
  –  November 15, 2017
Shakira announced she is postponing her world tour. People reported that the 40-year-old singer made the announcement on Instagram Tuesday. A vocal hemorrhage has led her to delay her shows in Europe. “These past few days, just before my first concerts ...
Shakira postpones tour dates due to vocal cord issues
  –  November 15, 2017
Shakira has been forced to postpone the European dates of her world tour until 2018 due to vocal issues. The Hips Don't Lie singer was due to kick off her El Dorado World Tour in Cologne, Germany earlier in November (17) but she had to postpone several ...
Shakira was forced to cancel tour dates for an alarming health issue
  –  November 14, 2017
It all started when Shakira was set to begin her world tour on November 8 in Germany and make her way through Europe for the rest of the year, but the singer posted a heartfelt update right beforehand.
Shakira postpones tour due to vocal cord hemorrhage
  –  November 14, 2017
Nov. 14 (UPI) --Shakira is postponing her European tour due to lingering complications from a vocal chord hemorrhage. The 40-year-old Columbian singer canceled the remaining 2017 dates on her El Dorado tour Tuesday as she continues to recover from the ...
Shakira's name surfaces in Paradise Papers; Singer's lawyer says transactions are legal
  –  November 8, 2017
Valetta (Malta): Singer Shakira has been dragged into the Paradise Papers row after it was revealed that she transferred 30 million pounds in musical rights to an offshore firm in Malta. Shakira is the latest celebrity revealed to have used tax havens ...


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