Shakira, in full Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, (conceived February 2, 1977, Barranquilla, Colombia), Colombian artist who made progress in both Spanish-and English-talking markets and by the mid 2000s was a standout amongst the best Latin American account specialists.

Shakira, who had a Lebanese dad and a local Colombian mother, began hip twirling at an early age and by age 10 had started composing tunes and participating in ability rivalries. A nearby theater maker helped her property a tryout with a Sony Corp. official in 1990, and Shakira was along these lines marked to a record bargain. Her initial two collections, Magia (1991) and Peligro (1993), were just reasonably fruitful, in any case. In the wake of taking a break from account to act in the Latin cleanser show El desert garden, Shakira continued her music profession in noteworthy design with Pies descalzos (1995). The collection created a few hits, including “Estoy aquí,” “Pienso en ti,” and “Un poco de love.”

In 1998 Shakira discharged ¿Dónde están los ladrones?, which incorporated a few essential singles. She prominently won Latin Grammy Awards for best female pop vocal execution (“Ojos así”) and for best shake vocal execution (“Octavo día”). She at that point concentrated her endeavors on setting up herself in the American market. In 2001 her collection MTV Unplugged (2000) won the Grammy Award for best Latin pop collection, and she discharged her first English-language collection, Laundry Service, that equivalent year. In spite of the fact that her English-language songwriting aptitudes were addressed by a few (Shakira composed all her very own verses), Laundry Service sold in excess of 13 million duplicates around the world.

Shakira proceeded with her hybrid accomplishment in 2005 with the arrival of the Spanish-language Fijación oral, vol. 1 in June and the English-language Oral Fixation, Vol. 2 in November. The two collections appeared in the best five in the United States, and her single “Hips Don’t Lie” (highlighting Wyclef Jean) beat diagrams far and wide in 2006. At that year’s Latin Grammy Awards, she caught tune of-the-year and record-of-the-year grants for the single “La tortura,” and Fijación oral, vol. 1 was named collection of the year just as best female pop vocal collection; it likewise won a Grammy Award for best Latin shake/elective collection. A live account, Oral Fixation Tour, followed in 2007. Likewise that year Shakira performed in Hamburg as a feature of Live Earth, an overall show arrangement composed to focus on environmental change and natural manageability.

For her next English-language collection, She Wolf (2009), Shakira embraced an electro-pop solid. The next year she scored another worldwide hit with “Waka (This Time for Africa),” a coordinated effort with a South African band, after it was picked as the official song of devotion of the 2010 World Cup. The track later showed up on her breezily varied Sale el sol (2010), which earned a Latin Grammy for best female pop vocal collection. In 2013–14 Shakira was a mentor on the American broadcast singing challenge The Voice. Her later collections included Shakira (2014), which highlighted a two part harmony with Rihanna, and El Dorado (2017), champ of the Grammy Award for best Latin pop collection and the Latin Grammy for best contemporary pop vocal collection. Furthermore, El Dorado included the single “La bicicleta,” a two part harmony with Carlos Vives that won Latin Grammys for best record of the year and best melody of the year.

Shakira dedicated extensive time and vitality to social causes. In 2003 she turned into a UNICEF generosity minister, heading out globally to bring issues to light of the battles of kids in less-created nations. She additionally made the Pies Descalzos Foundation, which concentrated on helping youngsters dislodged by brutality in Colombia.