Sharika Biography, Music Career, Awards, Boyfriend & Albums! Colombian pop singer and dancer Shakira is incredibly popular and has won numerous Grammy, Latin Grammy, and American Music Awards. She was born in the Colombian city of Barranquilla on February 2, 1977. Unique offspring of Colombian-born Nidia del Carmen Ripoll Torrado and American William Mebarak Chadid.
Shakira is the best-selling Colombian musician of all time, with estimates of more than 70 million records sold worldwide. She is well known for her hits “Whenever, wherever” and “Hips Don’t Lie.” She has additionally participated as a judge on the well-known singing competition program The Voice.
Sharika’s First Recording Contract
With Sony Music Colombia, Shakira (then a teenager) got her first recording contract. For this company, she released her 1991 debut album, “Magia,” which featured songs she had written from when she was eight to thirteen years old. She released “Danger,” her second album, in 1993, two years later. She had been selected to represent Colombia in the OTI Festival, but she was too young to go. Her participation in the 1993 Festival of the Song in Via del Mar opened the doors to the Latin American market with her rendition of the ballad “Eres.”
Sharika’s Third Album Pies Descalzos 1998
In 1996, she made a comeback to the music scene with her third album, “Pies Descalzos.” Six successful singles were produced by the album, which also earned positive reviews from reviewers. To promote her album, she undertook the “Tour Pies Descalzos” tour. Where Are the Ladrones? her subsequent album was published in 1998. It included rock and en Espanol-influenced Latin Pop music. One of the best-selling Spanish-language albums in the US is the result of this release. Over seven million copies were sold all over the world.
In 2001, she made a foray into the English-language market with the release of the album “Laundry Service.” The album’s main hit, “Whenever, Wherever,” topped the “U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Songs” chart and was characterized by Latin rock and Latin pop styles.
From 2000 through 2010, Shakira dated Antonia de la Ra, the son of the former president of Argentina. Although things started out amicably, problems quickly surfaced when de la Rua sued Shakira for $100 million after she allegedly abruptly ended their commercial arrangement. She started dating Spanish footballer Gerard Piqué in 2010. Milan Piqué Mebarak is the name of the couple’s son. The multilingual Shakira speaks Spanish as her first language. She is a Roman Catholic who likes to study world history, which she did by enrolling in a UCLA Extensions course.
Shakira has received numerous honors throughout her career, including two Grammy Awards, eight Latin Grammy Awards, four American Music Awards, seven Billboard Music Awards, 28 Billboard Latin Music Awards, seven NRJ Music Awards, and two International Dance Music Awards. She has also won five MTV Video Music Awards and two Grammy Awards. In 2011, she received recognition with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Personal Details of Sharika-
|Real Name||Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll|
|Father||William Mebarak Chadid|
|Mother||Nidia del Carmen Ripoll Torrado|
|Profession||Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer,
Dancer, Philanthropist Entrepreneur
|Net Worth||$220 million|
|Date of birth||February 2, 1977|
|Ethnicity||Italian, Spanish, and Lebanese|
|Sun Sign/ Zodiac Sign||Aquarius|
|Height in Feet/ Inches||5’ 2”|
|Weight in Kilograms||65 kg|
|Waist Size||24 Inches|
|Hip Size||37 Inches|
|Shoe Size||8 US|
|Dress Size||4 US|