SHAKIRA’S BIOGRAPHY Amin Andrea Catherine Lorenzo Silvana
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.
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)
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.
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"
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.
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“
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.
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
SOURCE OF INFORMATION Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shakira