Shakira's biography

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Shakira's biography

  1. 1. SHAKIRA’S BIOGRAPHY Amin Andrea Catherine Lorenzo Silvana
  2. 2. BACKGROUND INFORMATION Date of birth: February 2, 1977 Nationality: Born and raised into a middle class family in Barranquilla, Colombia. Shakira was the daughter of William Mebarak, of Lebanese descent, and Nidia Ripoll, Colombian Catalan ancestors. Shakira means "grateful" in Arabic.
  3. 3. Statue of Shakira in Barranquilla, Colombia
  4. 4. CAREER: Shakira is a singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and Colombian Latin pop rock genre in Spanish and English. Albums: Shakiras debut album, Magia and Peligro, was recorded in 1990 when she was only thirteen years old. Pies descalzos (1996) ¿Dónde están los ladrones? (1998) Laundry Service (2001) Grandes éxitos Shakira (2002) Fijación oral (2005) Oral Fixation Vol 2 (2005) Loba (2009) Sale el sol (2010)
  5. 5. INSPIRATION: In childhood, Shakira preferred Rock and roll music, listening heavily to her favorite rock bands like Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Nirvana, The Police and U2 She lists John Lennon as her No.1 musical influence. She was also deeply influenced by The Rolling Stones , AC/DC, The Who, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Cure, Depeche Mode, The Clash, Ramones, whose influence can be heard on her many prominent songs.
  6. 6. MOST POPULAR SONGS: "Hips Dont Lie" featuring Wyclef Jean "Beautiful Liar" with Beyonce "Whenever, Wherever" "Underneath Your Clothes" "She Wolf" "La Tortura" featuring Alejandro Sanz "Give It Up To Me" featuring Lil Wayne "Loca" featuring Dizzee Rascal "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)" featuring Freshlyground "Dont Bother"
  7. 7. AWARDS: She has won two Grammy Awards, eight Latin Grammy Awards, twelve Billboard Latin Music Awards and has been Golden Globe nominated. She is also the highest-selling Colombian artist of all time, and the second most successful female Latin singer after Gloria Estefan.
  8. 8. PERSONAL LIFE: In 2000, Shakira started dating Antonio de la Rúa. On January 10, 2011, Shakira announced on her website that after 11 years together, she and de la Rúa had separated Shakira has recently been dating Gerard Piqué (10 years younger centre back for FC Barcelona). "I present to you my sunshine“
  9. 9. PHILANTHROPY: In 1995, Shakira founded the Pies Descalzos Foundation. It is a Colombian charity with special schools for poor children all around Colombia. During her career, Shakira has performed at a large number of benefit concerts. Shakira is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and is one of their global representatives. Shakira was honored as the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year on November 9, 2011 for her philanthropy and contributions to Latin Music.
  10. 10. OPINION We wrote this Shakira’s biography because we think she is one of the most celebrated artists of the moment, because she is a chameleon and dares with all kinds of jobs, and because we admire his social work 
  11. 11. SOURCE OF INFORMATION Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shakira

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