Shakira Photos, Galleries and Videos


Shakira  photo
Vote 387 Vote her as hottest girl of

Born in Barranquilla, Colombia to Nidia and William, Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll ("Shakira") was an only child, though she has 8 half-siblings from her father's previous marriage.

Read More


View More


She was raised Roman Catholic. As a child, Shakira wrote poems, which eventually became songs. She enjoyed belly dancing, experiencing it when she was four years old. No one taught her how. She said, "It's proof that a collective, genetic memory really exists because as long as I've been aware, as soon as I hear the beat of a Derbeque, my hips begin to move instantly, without any effort at all" (

At age thirteen, Shakira moved to Bogota to pursue a modeling career, but ending up signing a record deal with Sony's Columbian division instead.

Shakira made her debut album, "Magia," when she was thirteen. Other albums followed, but it wasn't until her album "Laundry Service" that she was able to cross over into the English market. Her song, "Whenever, Wherever" reached number one in most countries and the album went triple platinum in less than a year after its release. She told Time, "I knew I could write songs in English. I just had to get over the fear."

Shakira speaks English and Portuguese with a smattering of Italian, French, Catalan and Arabic and has a contralto vocal range.

Shakira has become the highest-selling Colombian artist of all time, having sold 60 million albums worldwide. She has toured and released two concert albums, 2007's "Live" and 2008's "Oral Fixation Tour."

In 2008, Shakira signed a ten-year contract with Live Nation and Forbes named her the fourth top-earning female musician in history (

Shakira listed John Lennon as her biggest influence, though many other bands inspired her as well.

Shakira dated Antonio de la Rua for over 11 years, beginning in 2000, but they broke up. She told Teen People, "I looked at him from a distance and said, 'Oh my God, how handsome this guy is.'" She is currently dating Gerald Pique and they are expecting their first child. She tweeted a photo of them, translated as "I present my sun to you."

Aside from singing, Shakira replaced Christina Aguilera as one of the regular coaches on the NBC singing competition show "The Voice." She also began her own beauty line, "S by Shakira" in 2010.

Shakira created her own charity, the Pies Descalzos Foundation that helps poor children in Colombia.

Shakira has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, has won five MTV Video Music Awards and two Grammy Awards, among other accomplishments.

When not touring, Shakira lives in Barcelona, Spain.

Random Thought

  • In Venice, Italy they don't have streets, they have canals. So in Venice, we gotta keep the kids off the canals.

    Mitch Hedberg
  • My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them.

    Mitch Hedberg
  • I'm sick of following my dreams. I'm just going to ask them where they're goin', and hook up with them later.

    Mitch Hedberg
  • I want to get a vending machine, with fun sized candy bars, and the glass in front is a magnifying glass. You'll be mad, but it will be too late.

    Mitch Hedberg
  • My belt holds my pants up, but the belt loops hold my belt up. I don't really know what's happening down there. Who is the real hero?

    Mitch Hedberg
  • Rice is great if you're really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something.

    Mitch Hedberg
Shakira /div>
Shakira   photo Singer/songwriter <p>Born in Barranquilla, Colombia to Nidia and William, Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (&quot;Shakira&quot;) was an only child, though she has 8 half-siblings from her father&#39;s previous marriage.</p>
387 387
Shakira D.O.B.1977-02-02 AGE 39 HOMETOWN Barranquilla, Colombia CURRENT TOWN Barcelona, Spain HEIGHT 5' 2" HAIR COLOR darkhaired EYE COLOR brown ETHNICITY Latina JOB Singer/songwriter MARITAL STATUS Single RELATED CELEBRITIES Dating Gerard Pique/span>
Shakira  photo Shakira  photo