Shakira Mebarak, her full name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll; she was born February 2, 1977 in Barranquilla Colombia, in a poor family. Her mother was a native Colombia and her father was ofLebanese descent.
Since very young girl, Shakira liked music composed and performed his own songs. Participated in several music competitions, and one of these contests managed to capture the interestof a representative of Sony Music, offered the possibility of working for them.
In 1991, with just 14 years, Shakira recorded his first album, 'Magic', which, in spite of having failed a greatsuccess, it could be verified that there was a star with projection of future.
From there the opportunity to represent Colombia in the OTI which was held in Spain and also participated in the festivalViña sea arose you.
Two years later she published her second album, 'Danger' and soon after the third 'Pies Descalzos', with which he became number one in several countries.
In 1997 he won theBillboard awards for best album, the best video and 96 new artist. In addition, early in 1998 received from Gloria Estefan award to the best Latin artist.
At the end of 1998 Shakira released theirfourth album, entitled ' where are thieves? ', with which he obtained several albums of Platinum and a new Billboard Award for best album.
In 2001 he published 'Laundry service', elected in the listsof best-selling albums of the year.
In 2005 Shakira released a new album, titled "Oral fixation". The album has been recorded entirely in English, in places such as the Bahamas, Madrid and Miamiamong others. All songs are signed Shakira, who also collaborated in the production. Highlights the duo with Alejandro Sanz of their first single "La torture".
"Oral fixation" followed, the sameyear, "Oral fixation vol. 2", Sung in English, and is the first album that Shakira edit in this language from "Laundry Service". The album contains shades more rock and some songs touch social issues.
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