Columbian multi-talented beauty Shakira A.K.A Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll was born on 2nd February 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia. Shakira Mebarak father is a Lebanese American immigrant and her mother a native of Colombia of Italian and Spanish descent. According to Shakira Mebarak bio, she started her musical career at age 12 and quickly became popular throughout Latin America. She was awarded the 2001 Best Latin pop Grammy for her "MTV Unplugged" album. She penned her first song at the age of 8 and signed her first record deal at 13. She distinctively managed to set her trademark by performing Performs barefoot in most of her stage shows. After the failure of first two albums, Shakira managed to taste the success through her third album and contributed in every aspect of its production. Released in 1996, Pies Descalzos literally means "bare feet" was sold more than 3 million copies. The album featured her trademark sound a mixture of Latin rock and Arabic musical styles. In 1998, another record titled Donde Estan Los Ladrones? (Where are the thieves?), touched the top of Billboard's Latin charts. Soon after, Shakira managed to take home her first Grammy Award for best Latin pop album for Shakira: MTV Unplugged (2000). She is appointed as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
Shakira Mebarak net worth
As per the recent estimations of 2017, Shakira Mebarak net worth has been estimated somewhere around 220 million US dollars. With the success of albums, Shakira eventually became a music superstar in the Spanish-language region. Shakira is known by the music lovers for her strong vocals and incredible hip-shaking belly dance moves. While massively popular throughout much of the rest of the world, Shakira had not yet achieved a major record on the U.S. pop charts. In an effort to increase her American fan following, in 1997, the singer relocated with her family to Miami, Florida where she taught herself to write songs in English. She appointed Emilio Estefan, of Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine to work as her manager and producer. In 2001, Shakira landed with her first English-language album entitled Laundry Service which quickly wrapped her success in the United States. The album reached No. 3 on the charts with the sales more than 200,000 copies in its first week of release. Laundry Service's big hits included "Whenever, Wherever" and "Underneath Your Clothes." In 2005, Shakira again reached to the Top 10 of the albums chart. She released the Spanish-language Fijacion Oral, Vol. 1 in June of that year which later followed by the English-language Oral Fixation, Vol. 2 in November. Fijacion Oral, Vol. 1 brought Shakira to win her second Grammy for best Latin rock/alternative album. While touring extensively, Shakira came with the release of two concert albums 2007's Live and 2008's Oral Fixation Tour. In July 2009 she put out a new single "She Wolf" from her studio album of the same name. The album listed No. 15 on the Billboard charts in 2009 and became platinum in 2010. Throughout the same time her hit "Waka Waka" from 2010's Sale el Sol became the theme song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. As of 2012, Shakira's U.S. album sales had marked nearly 10 million and her worldwide album sales had reached more than 70 million. In late 2012, Shakira was signed as one of the newest judges of NBC's popular singing-competition show The Voice. Shakira and Usher joined returning judges Adam Levine and Blake Shelton replacing Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green.
Shakira Mebarak personal life
Talking about Shakira Mebarak personal life, she had been dating Antonio de la Rua, son of former Argentine President Fernando de la Rua. By now Shakira is in a relationship with Spanish soccer player Gerard Pique. She gave birth to their first child on 22nd January 2013. They named their son Milan. Besides her busy career, Roman Catholic Shakira created the Pies Descalzos Foundation to support children in her native Colombia.
Shakira Mebarak age
At this moment, Shakira Mebarak age is 40 years old. She stands at the height of 5 feet and 2 inches with the body measurements of 34-24-37. Her bio and profile have been featured by several celebrity wiki sites including Wikipedia and IMDb. Updates about her can be also retrieved from her official social pages.