Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (born February 2, 1977), Simply Known as Shakira, is a Colombian pop singer .
Shakira is a Spanish name that came from the Arabic word for 'graceful'.
Shakira is a Spanish name That Came From the Arabic word for 'graceful'. She speaks English , Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese , and Italian , and she can perform Arab belly dancing, which was taught by her Lebanesegrandmother. She Speaks Inglés , Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese , and Italian , and She Can Perform Arab belly dancing, Which WAS Taught by her Lebanese grandmother.
Shakira was born in Barranquilla to a Lebanese father and a Spanish-Italian mother, and moved to Bogotá at the age of thirteen. Shakira Was Born in Barranquilla to a Lebanese father and a Spanish-Italian mother, and Moved to Bogotá at theage of thirteen. She released her first album, Magia (Magic), one year later, on the Sony label. She released her first album, Magia (Magic), One Year Later, on the Sony label. The album was only moderately successful, and Peligro (Danger), her second album, was no better received. The album only moderately WAS SUCCESSFUL, and Danger (Danger), her second album, No Better Received WAS.
Shakiraturned to acting and played a role in a Colombian telenovela ('El Oasis'), but returned to the music business in 1995 with the album Pies Descalzos (Barefeet), which established her commercial success. Shakira Turned to acting and played a role in a Colombian telenovela ("El Oasis"), pero returned to the music business in 1995 with the album Pies Descalzos (Barefeet), Which ESTABLISHED hercommercial success. The hit 'Estoy Aquí' became known internationally. The Remixes was created and featured remixes from the songs on Pies Descalzos . The hit 'I'm Here "Became Known Internationally. The Remixes WAS created and featured remixes from the songs on Pies Descalzos .
Following this, Shakira met Emilio Estefan, Jr. , who would become the executive producer of her next album. ¿Dónde Están losLadrones? (Where are the Thieves?) was a huge production which cost over $3 million US. Following this, Shakira met Emilio Estefan, Jr. , Who Would Become the executive producer of her next album. Where Are the Thieves? (Where Are the Thieves?) Which Was a huge production cost over $ 3 million U.S.. It was a huge hit which gained wide critical acclaim and which many consider to be her best albumever. It Was a huge hit Which Gained wide critical acclaim and Which Many Consider to Be her best album ever.
It produced the singles 'Inevitable' and the worldwide mega-hit, 'Ojos Así'. It produces The singles 'Inevitable' and the worldwide mega-hit, "Ojos Así." Its successful blend of rock and Latin soundscapes made it an immense success. Successful Its blend of rock and Latin soundscapes madeit an Immense success. Shakira also produced Shakira MTV Unplugged , a live album based on ¿Dónde Están los Ladrones? . Also Produced Shakira Shakira MTV Unplugged, a live album based on "Where Are the Thieves?. She became widely known throughout the entire Spanish speaking world. She Became Widely Known Entire THROUGHOUT the Spanish speaking world.
Shakira next turned her sights towards theEnglish-speaking market, improving her English enough to begin writing Laundry Service . Shakira her sights next Turned Towards the Inglés-speaking market, Improving Inglés her enough to begin writing Laundry Service . With a more rock-edged feel, Laundry Service was aimed at the international English market although it contained some Spanish songs. With a more rock-edged feel, Laundry Service wasAimed at the international market although it Inglés Contained Some Spanish songs. Some people said that Shakira's English skills were too weak for her to write in English, but Laundry Service was nevertheless a big hit, best known for the infectious single 'Whenever, Wherever' (English version of 'Suerte'), and for being one of the top albums of 2002. Some people Said That Shakira's Inglés...
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