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Not to be confused with Shakila. Shakira_sentence_0

This article is about the singer. Shakira_sentence_1

For her eponymous album, see Shakira (album). Shakira_sentence_2

For other uses, see Shakira (disambiguation). Shakira_sentence_3

In this Spanish name, the first or paternal family name is Mebarak and the second or maternal family name is Ripoll. Shakira_sentence_4


BornShakira_header_cell_0_1_0 Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
(1977-02-02) 2 February 1977 (age 43)

Barranquilla, ColombiaShakira_cell_0_1_1

Other namesShakira_header_cell_0_2_0 La Shak, ShakiShakira_cell_0_2_1
OccupationShakira_header_cell_0_3_0 Shakira_cell_0_3_1
Years activeShakira_header_cell_0_4_0 1990–presentShakira_cell_0_4_1
OrganizationShakira_header_cell_0_5_0 Barefoot FoundationShakira_cell_0_5_1
Partner(s)Shakira_header_cell_0_6_0 Shakira_cell_0_6_1
ChildrenShakira_header_cell_0_7_0 2Shakira_cell_0_7_1
AwardsShakira_header_cell_0_8_0 Full listShakira_cell_0_8_1
GenresShakira_header_cell_0_9_0 Shakira_cell_0_9_1
InstrumentsShakira_header_cell_0_10_0 Shakira_cell_0_10_1
LabelsShakira_header_cell_0_11_0 Shakira_cell_0_11_1
WebsiteShakira_header_cell_0_12_0 Shakira_cell_0_12_1

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (/ʃəˈkɪərə/; Spanish: [ʃaˈkiɾa; born 2 February 1977) is a Colombian singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actress, and philanthropist. Shakira_sentence_5

Born and raised in Barranquilla, Shakira has been referred to as the Queen of Latin Music and is noted for her versatility in music. Shakira_sentence_6

She made her recording debut under Sony Music Colombia at the age of 13. Shakira_sentence_7

Following the commercial failure of her first two Colombian albums, Magia (1991) and Peligro (1993), she rose to prominence in Hispanic countries with her next albums, Pies Descalzos (1995) and Dónde Están los Ladrones? Shakira_sentence_8

(1998). Shakira_sentence_9

Shakira entered the English-language market with her fifth album, Laundry Service (2001). Shakira_sentence_10

It sold over 13 million copies, spawned the international number-one singles "Whenever, Wherever" and "Underneath Your Clothes", and propelled her reputation as a leading crossover artist. Shakira_sentence_11

Her success was further solidified with the Spanish albums Fijación Oral, Vol. 1 (2005), Sale el Sol (2010), and El Dorado (2017), all of which topped the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart and were certified diamante by the Recording Industry Association of America. Shakira_sentence_12

Meanwhile, her English albums Oral Fixation, Vol. 2 (2005), She Wolf (2009) and Shakira (2014) were all certified gold, platinum, or multi-platinum in various countries worldwide. Shakira_sentence_13

Some of her songs have charted at number one in multiple countries, including "La Tortura", "Hips Don't Lie", "Beautiful Liar", "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)", "Loca", and "Chantaje". Shakira_sentence_14

Shakira served as a coach on two seasons of the American singing competition television series The Voice (2013–2014). Shakira_sentence_15

Shakira has received numerous awards, including three Grammy Awards, twelve Latin Grammy Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, seven Billboard Music Awards, thirty-nine Billboard Latin Music Awards, six Guinness World Records and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Shakira_sentence_16

In 2009, Billboard listed her as the Top Female Latin Artist of the Decade. Shakira_sentence_17

Having sold more than 75 million records worldwide, Shakira remains one of the world's best-selling music artists. Shakira_sentence_18

Forbes reported that as of 2018, Shakira has become the Female Latin artist who has sold the most albums in history. Shakira_sentence_19

She is also ranked as the most-streamed Latin artist on Spotify and became one of only three female artists to have two YouTube videos exceeding two billion views. Shakira_sentence_20

For her philanthropic work with her Barefoot Foundation and her contributions to music she received the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year and Harvard Foundation Artist of the Year awards in 2011. Shakira_sentence_21

She was appointed to the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics in the US in 2011, and Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government in 2012. Shakira_sentence_22

Forbes ranked her among the top-earning women in music in 2008 and 2019. Shakira_sentence_23

Shakira is the first artist to perform three times at the FIFA World Cup. Shakira_sentence_24

Early life Shakira_section_0

Born on 2 February 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia, she is the only child of William Mebarak Chadid and Nidia Ripoll Torrado. Shakira_sentence_25

Her paternal grandparents emigrated from Lebanon to New York City, where her father was born. Shakira_sentence_26

Her father then immigrated to Colombia at age 5. Shakira_sentence_27

The name Shakira (Arabic: شاكرة‎) is Arabic for "grateful", the feminine form of the name Shakir (Arabic: شاكر‎). Shakira_sentence_28

From her mother's side, she has two Spanish surnames - Ripoll and Torrado, the former of which is Catalan and originates in four brothers who immigrated to coastal Colombia in the 19th century. Shakira_sentence_29

She was raised Catholic and attended Catholic schools. Shakira_sentence_30

She has eight older half-siblings from her father's previous marriage. Shakira_sentence_31

Shakira spent much of her youth in Barranquilla, a city located on the northern Caribbean coast of Colombia, and wrote her first poem, titled "La Rosa De Cristal/The Crystal Rose", when she was only four years old. Shakira_sentence_32

As she was growing up, she was fascinated watching her father writing stories on a typewriter, and asked for one as a Christmas gift. Shakira_sentence_33

She got that typewriter at the age of seven, and has continued writing poetry since then. Shakira_sentence_34

These poems eventually evolved into songs. Shakira_sentence_35

When Shakira was two years old, an older half-brother was killed in a motorcycle accident; six years later, at the age of eight, Shakira wrote her first song, titled "Tus gafas oscuras/Your dark glasses", which was inspired by her father, who for years wore dark glasses to hide his grief. Shakira_sentence_36

When Shakira was four, her father took her to a local Middle Eastern restaurant, where Shakira first heard the doumbek, a traditional drum used in Arabic music and which typically accompanied belly dancing. Shakira_sentence_37

She started dancing on the table, and the experience made her realize that she wanted to be a performer. Shakira_sentence_38

She enjoyed singing for schoolmates and teachers (and even the nuns) at her Catholic school, but in second grade, she was rejected for the school choir because her vibrato was too strong. Shakira_sentence_39

The music teacher told her that she sounded "like a goat". Shakira_sentence_40

At school, she was often sent out of the class because of her hyperactivity (ADHD). Shakira_sentence_41

She says she had also been known as "the belly dancer girl", as she would demonstrate every Friday at school a number she had learned. Shakira_sentence_42

"That's how I discovered my passion for live performance," she says. Shakira_sentence_43

To instill gratitude in Shakira for her upbringing, her father took her to a local park to see orphans who lived there. Shakira_sentence_44

The images stayed with her, and she said to herself: "One day I'm going to help these kids when I become a famous artist." Shakira_sentence_45

Between the ages of 10 and 13, Shakira was invited to various events in Barranquilla and gained some recognition in the area. Shakira_sentence_46

It was at this approximate time that she met local theater producer Monica Ariza, who was impressed with her and as a result tried to help her career. Shakira_sentence_47

During a flight from Barranquilla to Bogotá, Ariza convinced Sony Colombia executive Ciro Vargas to hold an audition for Shakira in a hotel lobby. Shakira_sentence_48

Vargas held Shakira in high regard and, returning to the Sony office, gave the cassette to a song and artist director. Shakira_sentence_49

However, the director was not overly excited and thought Shakira was something of "a lost cause". Shakira_sentence_50

Undaunted and still convinced that Shakira had talent, Vargas set up an audition in Bogotá. Shakira_sentence_51

He arranged for Sony Colombia executives to arrive at the audition, with the idea of surprising them with Shakira's performance. Shakira_sentence_52

She performed three songs for the executives and impressed them enough for her to be signed to record three albums. Shakira_sentence_53

Career Shakira_section_1

1990–1995: Beginnings Shakira_section_2

Shakira's debut album, Magia, was recorded with Sony Music Colombia in 1990 when she was only 13 years old. Shakira_sentence_54

The songs are a collection made by her since she was eight, mixed pop-rock ballads and disco uptempo songs with electronic accompaniment. Shakira_sentence_55

The album was released in June 1991 and featured "Magia" and three other singles. Shakira_sentence_56

Though it fared well on Colombian radio and gave the young Shakira much exposure, the album did not fare well commercially, as only 1,200 copies were sold worldwide. Shakira_sentence_57

After the poor performance of Magia, Shakira's label urged her to return to the studio to release a follow-up record. Shakira_sentence_58

Though she was little known outside of her native Colombia at the time, Shakira was invited to perform at Chile's Viña del Mar International Song Festival in February 1993. Shakira_sentence_59

The festival gave aspiring Latin American singers a chance to perform their songs, and the winner was then chosen by a panel of judges. Shakira_sentence_60

Shakira performed the ballad "Eres" ("You Are") and won the trophy for third place. Shakira_sentence_61

One of the judges who voted for her to win was the then 20-year-old Ricky Martin, whose initial prominence had come from his membership in Menudo. Shakira_sentence_62

Shakira's second studio album, titled Peligro, was released in March, but Shakira was not pleased with the final result, mainly taking issue with the production. Shakira_sentence_63

The album was better received than Magia had been, though it was also considered a commercial failure due to Shakira's refusal to advertise or promote it. Shakira_sentence_64

Shakira then decided to take a hiatus from recording so that she could graduate from high school. Shakira_sentence_65

In the same year, Shakira starred in the Colombian TV series The Oasis, loosely based on the Armero tragedy in 1985. Shakira_sentence_66

Since then, the albums have been pulled from release and are not considered official Shakira albums but rather promotional albums. Shakira_sentence_67

1995–2000: Latin breakthrough Shakira_section_3

Shakira originally recorded the song "¿Dónde Estás Corazón?" Shakira_sentence_68

(later released on her album Pies Descalzos) for the compilation album Nuestro Rock in 1994, released exclusively in Colombia. Shakira_sentence_69

The song was an instant success on radio stations in Colombia and Sony decided to finance her third record, by giving her the last chance due to previous commercial failures. Shakira_sentence_70

Shakira returned to recording music under Sony Music along with Columbia Records in 1995 with Luis F. Ochoa, using musical influences from a number of countries and an Alanis Morissette-oriented persona which affected two of her next albums. Shakira_sentence_71

These recordings spawned her third studio album, and her international debut album, titled Pies Descalzos. Shakira_sentence_72

Recording for the album began in February 1995, after the success of her single "¿Dónde Estás Corazón? Shakira_sentence_73

". Shakira_sentence_74

The album, Pies Descalzos, was released in October 1995 in the Latin American countries and in February 1996 in the US. Shakira_sentence_75

It reached number five on the U.S. Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. Shakira_sentence_76

The album spawned six hit singles, "Estoy Aquí", which reached number two on the U.S. Latin chart, "¿Dónde Estás Corazón?" Shakira_sentence_77

which reached number five on the U.S. Latin chart, "Pies Descalzos, Sueños Blancos" which reached number 11 on the U.S. Latin chart, "Un Poco de Amor" which reached number six on the U.S. Latin chart, "Antología" which reached number 15 on the U.S. Latin chart, and "Se quiere, Se Mata" which reached number eight on the U.S. Latin chart. Shakira_sentence_78

In August 1996, RIAA certified the album platinum status. Shakira_sentence_79

In March 1996, Shakira went on to her first international tour, named simply the Tour Pies Descalzos. Shakira_sentence_80

The tour consisted of 20 shows and ended in 1997. Shakira_sentence_81

Also in that year, Shakira received three Billboard Latin Music Awards for Album of the Year for Pies Descalzos, Video of the Year for "Estoy Aqui", and Best New Artist. Shakira_sentence_82

Pies Descalzos later sold over 5 million copies, prompting the release of a remix album, simply titled The Remixes. Shakira_sentence_83

The Remixes also included Portuguese versions of some of her well-known songs, which were recorded as a result of her success in the Brazilian market, where Pies Descalzos sold nearly one million copies. Shakira_sentence_84

Her fourth studio album was titled Dónde Están los Ladrones? Shakira_sentence_85

Produced by Shakira with Emilio Estefan, Jr. as the executive producer it was released in September 1998. Shakira_sentence_86

The album, inspired by an incident in an airport in which a suitcase filled with her written lyrics was stolen, became a bigger hit than Pies Descalzos. Shakira_sentence_87

The album has reached a peak position of number 131 on the U.S. Shakira_sentence_88

Billboard 200 and held the top spot on the U.S. Latin Albums chart for 11 weeks. Shakira_sentence_89

It has since sold over 7 million copies worldwide and 1.5 million copies in the U.S. alone, making it one of the best selling Spanish albums in the U.S. Shakira_sentence_90

Eight singles were taken from the album including "Ciega, Sordomuda", "Moscas En La Casa", "No Creo", "Inevitable", "", "Si Te Vas", "Octavo día", and "Ojos Así". Shakira_sentence_91

Shakira also received her first Grammy Award nomination in 1999 for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album. Shakira_sentence_92

Shakira's first live album, MTV Unplugged, was recorded in New York City on 12 August 1999. Shakira_sentence_93

Highly acclaimed by American critics, it is rated as one of her best-ever live performances. Shakira_sentence_94

In March 2000, Shakira embarked on her Tour Anfibio, a two-month tour of Latin America and the United States. Shakira_sentence_95

In August 2000, she won an MTV Video Music Award in the category of People's Choice – Favorite International Artist for "Ojos Así". Shakira_sentence_96

In September 2000, Shakira performed "Ojos Así" at the inaugural ceremony of the Latin Grammy Awards, where she was nominated in five categories: Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for MTV Unplugged, Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for "Octavo Día", Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best Short Form Music Video for the video for "Ojos Así". Shakira_sentence_97

2001–2004: English transition with Laundry Service Shakira_section_4

Upon the success of Dónde Están los Ladrones? Shakira_sentence_98

and MTV Unplugged, Shakira began working on an English crossover album. Shakira_sentence_99

She learned English with the help of Gloria Estefan. Shakira_sentence_100

She worked for over a year on new material for the album. Shakira_sentence_101

"Whenever, Wherever", called "Suerte" in Spanish-speaking countries, was released as the first and lead single from her first English album and fifth studio album throughout the period between August 2001 and February 2002. Shakira_sentence_102

The song took heavy influence from Andean music, including the charango and panpipes in its instrumentation. Shakira_sentence_103

It became an international success by reaching number one in most countries. Shakira_sentence_104

It was also her first success in the U.S., by reaching number six on the Hot 100. Shakira_sentence_105

Shakira's fifth studio album and first English language album, titled Laundry Service in English-speaking countries and Servicio De Lavanderia in Latin America and Spain, was released on 13 November 2001. Shakira_sentence_106

The album debuted at number three on the U.S. Shakira_sentence_107

Billboard 200 chart, selling over 200,000 records in its first week. Shakira_sentence_108

The album was later certified triple platinum by the RIAA in June 2004 as well. Shakira_sentence_109

It helped to establish Shakira's musical presence in the mainstream North American market. Shakira_sentence_110

Seven singles were taken from the album such as "Whenever, Wherever"/"Suerte", "Underneath Your Clothes", "Objection (Tango)"/"Te Aviso, Te Anuncio (Tango)", "The One", "Te Dejo Madrid", "Que Me Quedes Tú", and "Poem to a Horse". Shakira_sentence_111

Because the album was created for the English-language market, the rock and Spanish dance-influenced album gained mild critical success, with some critics claiming that her English skills were too weak for her to write songs for it; Rolling Stone, for one, stated that "she sounds downright silly" or "Shakira's magic is lost in translation". Shakira_sentence_112

A similar view was expressed by Elizabeth Mendez Berry in Vibe: "While her Spanish-language albums sparkled with elegant wordplay, this record is rife with cliches, both musically and lyrically. Shakira_sentence_113

[...] For Anglophone Latin lovers, Shakira's lyrics are best left to the imagination." Shakira_sentence_114

Despite this fact, the album became the best selling album of 2002, selling more than 13 million copies worldwide. Shakira_sentence_115

and became the most successful album of her career to date. Shakira_sentence_116

The album earned her the title as the biggest Latin female crossover artist in the world. Shakira_sentence_117

Around this time, Shakira also released four songs for Pepsi for her promotion in the English markets: "Ask for More", "Pide Más", "Knock on My Door", and "Pídeme el Sol". Shakira_sentence_118

In Chicago Tribune, journalist Joshua Klein defined her international ascent "as multilateral, multicultural and cooperative as they come." Shakira_sentence_119

In 2002, at Aerosmith's MTV Icon in April 2002, Shakira performed "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)". Shakira_sentence_120

She also joined Cher, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Mary J. Blige, Anastacia, and the Dixie Chicks for VH1 Divas Live Las Vegas. Shakira_sentence_121

In August, she performed "Objection (Tango)" at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards, and won the International Viewer's Choice Award with "Whenever, Wherever". Shakira_sentence_122

She also won the Latin Grammy Award for the category of Best Short Form Music Video for the Spanish version of the video. Shakira_sentence_123

In October, she won five MTV Video Music Awards Latin America for Best Female Artist, Best Pop Artist, Best Artist – North (Region), Video of the Year (for "Suerte"), and Artist of the Year. Shakira_sentence_124

In November, she embarked on the Tour of the Mongoose with 61 shows occurring by May 2003. Shakira_sentence_125

The tour was also her first worldwide tour, as legs were played in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Shakira_sentence_126

Shakira's label, Sony BMG, also released her Spanish greatest-hits compilation, Grandes Éxitos. Shakira_sentence_127

A DVD and 10-track live album, titled Live & Off the Record, was also released in 2004, commemorating the Tour of the Mongoose. Shakira_sentence_128

2005–2007: Fijación Oral, Volumen Uno and Oral Fixation, Volume Two Shakira_section_5

Shakira's sixth studio album, Fijación Oral, Volumen Uno, was released in June 2005. Shakira_sentence_129

The lead single from the album, "La Tortura", reached the top 40 on the Hot 100. Shakira_sentence_130

The song also featured the Spanish balladeer Alejandro Sanz. Shakira_sentence_131

Shakira became the first artist to perform a Spanish language song at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards. Shakira_sentence_132

The album was extremely well received. Shakira_sentence_133

It debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 157,000 copies in its first week. Shakira_sentence_134

It has since sold over two million copies in the U.S., earning an 11× Platinum (Latin field) certification from the RIAA. Shakira_sentence_135

Due to its first week sales, the album became the highest debut ever for a Spanish language album. Shakira_sentence_136

After only a day of release in Latin America, the album earned certifications. Shakira_sentence_137

In Venezuela, it earned a Platinum certification, in Colombia, a triple Platinum certification, while in Mexico demand exceeded shipments and the album was unavailable after only one day of release. Shakira_sentence_138

Four other singles were also released from the album: "No", "Día de Enero", "La Pared", and "Las de la Intuición". Shakira_sentence_139

Fijación Oral, Vol. 1 has since sold over four million copies worldwide. Shakira_sentence_140

On 8 February 2006, Shakira won her second Grammy Award with the win of Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album for Fijación Oral, Vol. 1. Shakira_sentence_141

She received four Latin Grammy Awards in November 2006, winning the awards for Record of the Year, Song of the Year for "La Tortura", Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for Fijación Oral, Vol. 1. Shakira_sentence_142

The lead single for Shakira's seventh album, Oral Fixation, Vol. 2, "Don't Bother", failed to achieve chart success in the U.S. by missing the top 40 on the Hot 100. Shakira_sentence_143

It did, however, reach the top 20 in most countries worldwide. Shakira_sentence_144

Shakira's second English studio album and seventh studio album, Oral Fixation, Vol. 2, was released on 29 November 2005. Shakira_sentence_145

The album debuted at number five on the Billboard 200, selling 128,000 copies in its first week. Shakira_sentence_146

The album has gone on to sell 1.8 million records in the U.S., and over eight million copies worldwide. Shakira_sentence_147

Despite the commercial failure of the album's lead single in the U.S., it went on to spawn two more singles. Shakira_sentence_148

"Hips Don't Lie", which featured Wyclef Jean, was released as the album's second single in February 2006. Shakira_sentence_149

It would become Shakira's first number one single on the Billboard Hot 100, in addition to reaching number one in over 55 countries. Shakira_sentence_150

Shakira and Wyclef Jean also recorded a Bamboo version of the song to serve as the closing ceremony song of the FIFA World Cup 2006. Shakira_sentence_151

Shakira later released the third and final single from the album, "Illegal", which featured Carlos Santana, in November 2006. Shakira_sentence_152

She then embarked on the Oral Fixation Tour, which began in June 2006. Shakira_sentence_153

The tour consisted of 125 shows between June 2006 and July 2007 and visited six continents. Shakira_sentence_154

In February 2007, Shakira performed for the first time at the 49th Grammy Awards and earned the nomination for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for "Hips Don't Lie" with Wyclef Jean. Shakira_sentence_155

In late 2006, Shakira and Alejandro Sanz collaborated for the duet "Te lo Agradezco, Pero No", which is featured on Sanz's album El Tren de los Momentos. Shakira_sentence_156

The song was a top ten hit in Latin America, and topped the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart. Shakira_sentence_157

Shakira also collaborated with Miguel Bosé on the duet "Si Tú No Vuelves", which was released in Bosé's album Papito. Shakira_sentence_158

In early 2007, Shakira worked with American R&B singer Beyoncé Knowles for the track "Beautiful Liar", which was released as the second single from the deluxe edition of Beyoncé's album B'Day. Shakira_sentence_159

In April 2007, the single jumped 91 positions, from 94 to three, on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, setting the record for the largest upward movement in the history of the chart at the time. Shakira_sentence_160

It was also number one on the official UK Singles Chart. Shakira_sentence_161

The song earned them a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. Shakira_sentence_162

Shakira was also featured on Annie Lennox's song "Sing", from the album Songs of Mass Destruction, which also features other 23 other female singers. Shakira_sentence_163

In late 2007, Shakira and Wyclef Jean recorded their second duet, "King and Queen". Shakira_sentence_164

The song was featured on Wyclef Jean's 2007 album Carnival Vol. II: Memoirs of an Immigrant. Shakira_sentence_165

Shakira wrote the lyrics, and jointly composed the music, for two new songs that are featured in the movie Love in the Time of Cholera, based on the acclaimed novel written by Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez. Shakira_sentence_166

García Marquez himself asked Shakira to write the songs. Shakira_sentence_167

The songs that Shakira lent to the soundtrack were "Pienso en ti", a song from Shakira's breakthrough album Pies Descalzos, "Hay Amores", and "Despedida". Shakira_sentence_168

"Despedida" was nominated for Best Original Song at the 65th Golden Globe Awards. Shakira_sentence_169

2008–2010: She Wolf Shakira_section_6

In early 2008, Forbes named Shakira the fourth top-earning female artist in music industry. Shakira_sentence_170

Then, in July of that year, Shakira signed a $300 million contract with Live Nation, which was to remain in effect for ten years. Shakira_sentence_171

The touring group also doubles as a record label which promotes, but does not control, the music its artists release. Shakira_sentence_172

Shakira's contract with Epic Records called for three more albums as well – one in English, one in Spanish, and a compilation, but the touring and other rights of the Live Nation deal were confirmed to begin immediately. Shakira_sentence_173

In January 2009, Shakira performed at the Lincoln Memorial "We Are One" festivities in honor of the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Shakira_sentence_174

She performed "Higher Ground" with Stevie Wonder and Usher. Shakira_sentence_175

She Wolf, was released in October 2009 internationally and on 23 November 2009 in the U.S. Shakira_sentence_176

The album received mainly positive reviews from critics, and was included in AllMusic's year-end "Favorite Albums," "Favorite Latin Albums," and "Favorite Pop Albums" lists. Shakira_sentence_177

She Wolf reached number one on the charts of Argentina, Ireland, Italy, Mexico and Switzerland. Shakira_sentence_178

It also charted inside the top five in Spain, Germany and the United Kingdom. Shakira_sentence_179

It debuted at number fifteen on the Billboard 200. Shakira_sentence_180

She Wolf was certified double-platinum in Colombia and Mexico, platinum in Italy and Spain, and gold in numerous countries including France and the United Kingdom. Shakira_sentence_181

The album sold 2 million copies worldwide, becoming one of Shakira's least successful studio album to date in terms of sales. Shakira_sentence_182

In May, Shakira collaborated with the South African group Freshlyground to create the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Shakira_sentence_183

"Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)", which is based on a traditional Cameroonian soldiers's Fang song titled "Zangalewa" by the group Zangalewa or Golden Sounds. Shakira_sentence_184

The single later reached the top 20 in Europe, South America and Africa and the top 40 in the U.S. and was performed by Shakira at the World Cup kick-off and closing. Shakira_sentence_185

It became the biggest-selling World Cup song of all time. Shakira_sentence_186

2010–2015: Sale el Sol and Shakira Shakira_section_7

In October 2010, Shakira released her ninth studio album, titled Sale el Sol. Shakira_sentence_187

The album received critical acclaim and was included in AllMusic's "Favorite Albums of 2010" and "Favorite Latin Albums of 2010" year-end lists. Shakira_sentence_188

At the 2011 Latin Grammy Awards ceremony, Sale el Sol was nominated for "Album of the Year" and "Best Female Pop Vocal Album", winning the award in the latter category. Shakira_sentence_189

Commercially the album was a success throughout Europe and Latin America, Sale el Sol peaked atop the charts of countries Belgium, Croatia, France, Mexico, Portugal and Spain. Shakira_sentence_190

In the United States, it debuted at number seven on the US Billboard 200 chart marking the highest debut for a Latin album for the year and was Shakira's fifth album to peak at number one. Shakira_sentence_191

According to Billboard, 35% of its first-week sales were credited to strong digital sales. Shakira_sentence_192

The album also peaked at number one on both the Top Latin Albums and Latin Pop Albums charts, achieving strong digital sales in the region. Shakira_sentence_193

The lead single, "Loca", was number one in many countries. Shakira_sentence_194

The album had sold over 1 million copies worldwide in 6 weeks, and over 4 million since its release. Shakira_sentence_195

In September, Shakira embarked on The Sun Comes Out World Tour, in support of her two most recent albums. Shakira_sentence_196

The tour visited countries in North America, Europe, South America, Asia, and Africa with 107 shows in all. Shakira_sentence_197

The tour was met with positive reactions from critics, who praised Shakira's stage presence and energy during her performances. Shakira_sentence_198

On 9 November 2011, Shakira was honored as Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year and performed a cover of Joe Arroyo's song "En Barranquilla Me Quedo" at the Mandalay Bay Events Center as a tribute to the singer, who had died earlier that year. Shakira_sentence_199

In 2010 Shakira collaborated with rapper Pitbull for the song "Get It Started", which was slated to be the lead single from Pitbull's upcoming album, Global Warming. Shakira_sentence_200

The single was released on 28 June 2012. Shakira_sentence_201

She was also signed to Roc Nation under management purposes for her upcoming studio album. Shakira_sentence_202

On 17 September 2012, it was announced that Shakira and Usher would replace Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green for the fourth season of the U.S. TV show The Voice, alongside Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. Shakira_sentence_203

Shakira announced that she would focus on her new album in the fall and eventually returned for the show's sixth season in February 2014. Shakira_sentence_204

Shakira originally planned to release her new album in 2012, but due to her pregnancy, plans to release the single and video were postponed. Shakira_sentence_205

In December 2013, it was announced that Shakira's new single had been delayed until January 2014. Shakira_sentence_206

Shakira's self-titled tenth studio album was later released on 25 March 2014. Shakira_sentence_207

Commercially the album debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart with first week sales of 85,000 copies. Shakira_sentence_208

By doing so, Shakira became the singer's highest-charting album on the chart, although it also achieved her lowest first-week sales figure (for an English-language album). Shakira_sentence_209

The album spawned three singles. Shakira_sentence_210

After release the first two singles from the album, "Can't Remember to Forget You" and "Empire". Shakira_sentence_211

RCA chose "Dare (La La La)" as third single. Shakira_sentence_212

The World Cup version was officially released on 27 May to impact radio stations, features Brazilian musician Carlinhos Brown. Shakira_sentence_213

On 13 July 2014, Shakira performed "La La La (Brazil 2014)" with Carlinhos Brown at the 2014 FIFA World Cup closing ceremony at the Maracanã Stadium. Shakira_sentence_214

This performance became her third consecutive appearance at the FIFA World Cup. Shakira_sentence_215

2016–present: El Dorado and Super Bowl LIV Shakira_section_8

Shakira had a voice role in the Disney animated movie Zootopia, which featured the single "Try Everything", released on 10 February 2016. Shakira_sentence_216

Shakira began work on her eleventh studio album in the beginning of 2016. Shakira_sentence_217

In May 2016, she collaborated with Colombian singer Carlos Vives on the track "La Bicicleta", which went to win the Latin Grammy Award for Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Shakira_sentence_218

On 28 October 2016, Shakira released the single "Chantaje" with Colombian singer Maluma; though the song was a track from the upcoming eleventh studio album, it was not intended to be the lead single. Shakira_sentence_219

The song became Shakira's most-viewed YouTube video, with over 2.1 billion views as of 1 June 2018. Shakira_sentence_220

On 7 April 2017, Shakira released the song "Me Enamoré" as the second official single taken from her eleventh studio album El Dorado, which was released on 26 May 2017. Shakira_sentence_221

She also released the song "Perro Fiel" featuring Nicky Jam as a promotional single for the album on 25 May 2017. Shakira_sentence_222

Its official release as the third single took place on 15 September 2017, the same date its music video, which was filmed in Barcelona on 27 July 2017, was released. Shakira_sentence_223

Before being released as a single, "Perro Fiel" was already certified as gold in Spain for selling over 20,000 copies on 30 August 2017. Shakira_sentence_224

In January 2018, Shakira won her third Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album for El Dorado, making her the only female Latin artist to do so. Shakira_sentence_225

She then released "Trap", the fourth single off the album and her second collaboration with Maluma. Shakira_sentence_226

The El Dorado World Tour was announced on 27 June 2017, through Shakira's official Twitter account, and was slated to be sponsored by Rakuten. Shakira_sentence_227

Other announced partners of the tour were Live Nation Entertainment's Global Touring Division (which had previously collaborated with Shakira on her The Sun Comes Out World Tour) and Citi, which the press release named as, respectively, the producer and the credit card for the North American leg of the tour. Shakira_sentence_228

The tour, it was announced, would begin on 8 November, in Cologne, Germany. Shakira_sentence_229

But due to voice-strain related problems the singer experienced during her tour rehearsals, the date was cancelled one day before the original tour schedule, and it was announced that it would be rescheduled for a later date. Shakira_sentence_230

On 9 November, for the same reason, she also announced the postponements to later dates, to be determined and announced, for both shows in Paris, as well as the following ones in Antwerp and Amsterdam. Shakira_sentence_231

On 14 November, Shakira made an announcement, through her social networks, in which she revealed that she had suffered a haemorrhage on her right vocal cord in late October, at her last series of rehearsals, and that she thus needed to rest her voice for some time to recover; this forced the postponement of the tour's entire European itinerary to 2018. Shakira_sentence_232

The Latin American dates were expected to be announced later, when the tour resumed. Shakira_sentence_233

There were plans to bring the tour, when it did resume, to countries such as the Dominican Republic. Shakira_sentence_234

In addition, a journalist from the Brazilian edition of the Portuguese newspaper Destak announced, on his Twitter account, that the Colombian singer would visit Brazil the following March. Shakira_sentence_235

However, according to the same newspaper, due to Shakira's hiatus to recover from her vocal-cord haemorrhage, the Latin American dates were also postponed to the second half of 2018. Shakira_sentence_236

Eventually, Shakira did recover fully from the haemorrhage she had suffered and resumed her tour, performing in Hamburg, Germany on 3 June 2018. Shakira_sentence_237

In January 2018 she announced the dates for her El Dorado World Tour. Shakira_sentence_238

She began the first leg of her tour in Europe, starting in Hamburg, Germany on 3 June and then ending in Barcelona, Spain on 7 July. Shakira_sentence_239

She then spent a short time in Asia on the 11 and 13 July, after which she went to North America. Shakira_sentence_240

She started her time there on 3 August in Chicago and finished in San Francisco on 7 September. Shakira_sentence_241

Her tour dates for Latin America, started in Mexico City on 11 October and finished in Bogota, Colombia on 3 November. Shakira_sentence_242

Forbes ranked her among the world's highest-paid women in music in 2019, at number 10. Shakira_sentence_243

In February 2020, she and Jennifer Lopez performed for the Super Bowl LIV halftime show. Shakira_sentence_244

According to Billboard, the halftime show had a viewership of 103 million people. Shakira_sentence_245

On YouTube, it became the most viewed halftime show at that point in time. Shakira_sentence_246

Shakira appeared in two television specials with performing her songs during the COVID-19 pandemic, including Global Goal: Unite for Our Future (with "Sale el Sol") and The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II (with "Try Everything"). Shakira_sentence_247

Artistry Shakira_section_9

On her music, Shakira has said that, "my music, I think, is a fusion of many different elements. Shakira_sentence_248

And I'm always experimenting. Shakira_sentence_249

So I try not to limit myself, or put myself in a category, or... be the architect of my own jail." Shakira_sentence_250

Shakira has frequently stated she is inspired by oriental music and Indian music, which influenced many of her earlier works. Shakira_sentence_251

She has also been influenced by her Arabian heritage, which was a major inspiration for her breakthrough world hit "Ojos Así". Shakira_sentence_252

She told Portuguese TV, "Many of my movements belong to Arab culture." Shakira_sentence_253

She also cites her parents as having been major contributors to her musical style. Shakira_sentence_254

She is also strongly influenced by Andean music and South American folk music, using her native instrumentation for her Latin dance-pop songs. Shakira_sentence_255

Her earlier Spanish albums, including Pies Descalzos and Dónde Están los Ladrones? Shakira_sentence_256

were a mix of folk music and Latin rock. Shakira_sentence_257

Her cross-over English album, Laundry Service and later albums were influenced by pop rock and pop Latino. Shakira_sentence_258

"Laundry Service" is primarily a pop rock album, but also draws influences from a variety of musical genres. Shakira_sentence_259

The singer credited this to her mixed ethnicity, saying: "I am a fusion. Shakira_sentence_260

That's my persona. Shakira_sentence_261

I'm a fusion between black and white, between pop and rock, between cultures – between my Lebanese father and my mother's Spanish blood, the Colombian folklore and Arab dance I love and American music." Shakira_sentence_262

The Arabian and Middle Eastern elements that exerted a high influence on Dónde Están los Ladrones? Shakira_sentence_263

are also present in Laundry Service, most prominently on "Eyes Like Yours"/"Ojos Así". Shakira_sentence_264

Musical styles from different South American countries surface on the album. Shakira_sentence_265

Tango, a style of fast-paced ballroom dance that originated in Argentina, is evident on "Objection (Tango)", which also combines elements of rock and roll. Shakira_sentence_266

The uptempo track features a guitar solo and a bridge in which Shakira delivers rap-like vocals. Shakira_sentence_267

She Wolf is primarily an electropop album that combines influences from the musical styles of various countries and regions, like Africa, Colombia, India, and the Middle East. Shakira_sentence_268

Shakira termed the album as a "sonic experimental trip", and said that she researched folk music from different countries in order to "combine electronics with world sounds, tambourines, clarinets, oriental and Hindu music, dancehall, etc." Her 2010 album, Sale el Sol, is a return to her beginnings containing ballads, rock songs, and Latin dance songs like "Loca". Shakira_sentence_269

In 2017, Deutsche Welle's journalist Kate Müser commented on Shakira's "globalized sound": "[her] Latin beats, spiced with Middle Eastern and other world elements and made comfortably familiar by being churned through the pop machine, make you feel like a citizen of the world." Shakira_sentence_270

As a child, Shakira was influenced by rock music, listening heavily to rock bands like Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Nirvana, The Police and U2, while her other influences included Gloria Estefan, Madonna, Sheryl Crow, Alanis Morissette, Marc Anthony, Meredith Brooks and The Cure. Shakira_sentence_271

Dance Shakira_section_10

Shakira is well known for her dancing in her music videos and concerts. Shakira_sentence_272

Her distinctive dancing style is said to combine Latin dancing with Middle Eastern belly dancing, which is derived from her Lebanese heritage, and her hip shaking is mentioned in songs, such as Fifth Harmony's "Brave Honest Beautiful". Shakira_sentence_273

She is noted for usually employing minimal production, usually taking the stage with minimal makeup and natural hair, and without background dancers in her performances, preferring to focus on her vocals, dance moves, and stage presence. Shakira_sentence_274

She often performs barefoot, a form of dance she learned as a young teen to overcome her shyness. Shakira_sentence_275

She also mentioned in a MTV interview that she learned how to belly dance by trying to flip a coin with her belly. Shakira_sentence_276

Singing Shakira_section_11

Shakira is known for her "unique and mesmerizing" singing voice which includes her "trademark" yodeling. Shakira_sentence_277

Analyzing Shakira's cover of Je l'aime à mourir, vocal teacher Beth Roars also noted Shakira's use of yodeling, explaining that there is "heaviness at the bottom of her tone" which "flips up" into "her head voice", as well as her ability to execute "complex" "melisma". Shakira_sentence_278

She also noted Shakira's use of "Arabic scales", then stating that she uses "harmonic minor scales instead of pentatonic scales". Shakira_sentence_279

Legacy Shakira_section_12

Shakira is a prominent figure in Latin music, and her crossover to the global market is such that The New York Times called her the "Titan of Latin Pop" for her unique and leading position in Latin music saying "Shakira is a titan of Latin pop. Shakira_sentence_280

Even as a new generation of Spanish-speaking artists are crossing over into American music's mainstream, Shakira's output stands alone." Shakira_sentence_281

A similar comparative perspective has been made by The Independent naming Shakira an "International Phenom" for her global appeal and sales statistics, further elaborating with "To put her in perspective, other Latin exports such as Ricky Martin and Jennifer Lopez are mere minnows next to Shakira, both selling half the number of records she does". Shakira_sentence_282

Forbes has deemed Shakira as "crossover phenom" for her unmatched success of crossover and one of the world's most powerful Latinas. Shakira_sentence_283

Forbes further listed Shakira as one of the world's most powerful female celebrities. Shakira_sentence_284

Her unprecedented crossover has inspired other Latin American artists to attempt crossing over, one example is Mexican pop star Paulina Rubio, having MTV saying "there's no question that Shakira opened doors in this country for artists like Rubio to succeed." Shakira_sentence_285

Similarly Spin credits Shakira to have paved the way for other Latin artists to crossover, naming names like Maluma, and J Balvin. Shakira_sentence_286

After the crossover, her global and mainstream presence became big enough for Time magazine to call Shakira a "pop legend." Shakira_sentence_287

She was marked as "one of the most influential artists of the 21st century" by ET . Shakira_sentence_288

Throughout her career, Shakira has earned several titles, including "The Crossover Queen" by The Economist, "The Queen of World Cup" by Billboard, and "Latin America's Pop Queen" by Pitchfork. Shakira_sentence_289

Billboard has also noted that Shakira's music videos have "redefined the role of dancing in music videos", while listing her as the best Latin female music video artist of all time. Shakira_sentence_290

The book titled "Reggaeton" published by Duke University Press credits Shakira for popularizing the genre (reggaeton) in North America, Europe, and Asia. Shakira_sentence_291

The Public Broadcasting Service has deemed Shakira as one of the three "most successful artists of the so-called Golden Age of Latin Music which reshaped America's cultural landscape for the twenty-first century" Alongside her impact on Latin and mainstream pop culture, Shakira has also impacted Popular Culture in the Arab World due to her popularity in the region. Shakira_sentence_292

In a publication titled "Popular Culture in the Arab World: Arts, Politics, and the Media" the American University in Cairo Press credits Shakira for impacting and shifting the images of Arab pop stars such as Moroccan Samira Said, and Lebanese Nawal Al Zoghbi saying "[they] have shifted their image and sound in attempt to follow in her (Shakira's) footsteps". Shakira_sentence_293

In 1999 Shakira's MTV Unplugged became the program's first episode to be broadcast entirely in Spanish The concert is also noted to be the first time a Latin pop act attempted an Unplugged, as well as the first Latina solo act to do so. Shakira_sentence_294

In 2001 Shakira's Whenever Wherever was aired on MTV with both the English and Spanish versions. Shakira_sentence_295

According to a spokesman for the channel, this is noted as "the first time that U.S. MTV has aired a Spanish-language video." Shakira_sentence_296

In 2005 La Tortura became the first ever full Spanish-language music video to air on MTV without an English version. Shakira_sentence_297

The same year it also became the first ever Spanish song to be nominated and performed at the MTV Video Music Awards. Shakira_sentence_298

In 2006 Hips Don't Lie was selected as one of the greatest songs by 21st century female artists by National Public Radio, ranked at number 65. Shakira_sentence_299

"Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" was named by Billboard the best and most commercially successful World Cup song. Shakira_sentence_300

Published by the US Bureau of International Information Programs, the journal Global Issues (2006) cited Shakira as an example of a celebrity "in today's globalized world" who "made it big by sharing the uniqueness of their talent and culture with the global community." Shakira_sentence_301

In 2020, The New Zealand Herald found Shakira's longevity in the industry "particularly impressive given her ability to breach the lines of crossover, a feat not many artists have been able to achieve." Shakira_sentence_302

A similar remarks have were made by Paper (magazine) when writing about Shakira's longevity and being one of the few pre-digital era artists to successfully crack the digital-streaming era of music, penning "[Shakira] is a titan in the digital era of music where she devours billions of streams with her catalog." Shakira_sentence_303

In 2010, Google revealed that Shakira was the most searched female entertainer of the year. Shakira_sentence_304

In 2020, Shakira was the most Googled musician of the year. Shakira_sentence_305

Many artists have cited Shakira as their inspiration and/or have been influenced by her, such as Beyoncé, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez,, Lauren Jauregui, Justin Bieber, Fergie, Maluma, Karol G, Natti Natasha, Lele Pons, Andres Cuervo, Wendy Sulca, Camila Cabello and Becky G Shakira_sentence_306

Shakira has even received the admiration of intellectuals and writers such as Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez who has said "No one of any age can sing or dance with the innocent sensuality Shakira seems to have invented". Shakira_sentence_307

Márquez wrote an essay exalting Shakira's "phenomenal musical talent", and "extraordinary maturity". Shakira_sentence_308

Her influence has transcended the boundaries of pop culture, that she has become a socio-political influencer, and was named as one of the "World's Greatest Leaders" of 2017 by Fortune Magazine. Shakira_sentence_309

The Guardian has written an extensive article about Shakira's impact on Colombia's social change, specifically in education, and her ability to discuss this issue with world leaders like Barack Obama, and Gordon Brown. Shakira_sentence_310

Similarly The Independent has described Shakira as a "living proof that pop and politics mix" further noting that through her efforts and influence she is able to have "the ears of the global political elite". Shakira_sentence_311

Monuments Shakira_section_13


  • In 2006, a six-tonne (6.6-short-ton), 5-metre-tall (16 ft) statue of Shakira; "" designed by the German artist Dieter Patt was installed in Shakira's hometown Barranquilla in the park near Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez, where Shakira performed during her Oral Fixation Tour.Shakira_item_0_0
  • On December 6, 2006, Shakira received the key to Miami, the honour was presented to her by Mayor Manny Díaz for her "global representation of Latinos". The day was declared as "Shakira Day" in the city.Shakira_item_0_1
  • In July 2018 Shakira visited Tannourine in Lebanon which is the village of her paternal grandmother. During her visit Shakira visited the Cedars Reserve in Tannourine where a square in the forest was named after her. The square holds the name "Shakira Isabelle Mebarak"Shakira_item_0_2

Achievements Shakira_section_14

Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Shakira Shakira_sentence_312

Shakira has received numerous awards and recognition for her work. Shakira_sentence_313

She is the recipient of three Grammy Awards and twelve Latin Grammy Awardsthe most for a female artist. Shakira_sentence_314

Shakira has sold more than 75 million records worldwide, making her one of world's best-selling music artists. Shakira_sentence_315

Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems said that "Hips Don't Lie" was the most-played pop song in a single week in American radio history. Shakira_sentence_316

It was played 9,637 times in one week. Shakira_sentence_317

Shakira became the first artist in the history of the Billboard charts to earn the coveted number one spots on both the Top 40 Mainstream and Latin Chart in the same week doing so with "Hips Don't Lie". Shakira_sentence_318

Additionally, she is the only artist from South America to reach the number-one spot on the U.S. Shakira_sentence_319

Billboard Hot 100, the Australian ARIA chart, and the UK Singles Chart. Shakira_sentence_320

Her song "La Tortura" at one time held the record for Billboard's Hot Latin Tracks chart, appearing at number-one more than any other single with a total of 25 non-consecutive weeks, a record currently held by the Luis Fonsi song "Despacito" with 56 weeks. Shakira_sentence_321

Nokia stated in 2010, that there were more Shakira music downloads in the prior year than for any other Latino artist in the last five years, and She Wolf topped the Top 10 Latino downloads. Shakira_sentence_322

In 2010, she was ranked number five on the 'Online Video's Most Viral Artists of 2010' with 404,118,932 views. Shakira_sentence_323

In 2011, Shakira was honored at the Latin Grammys as Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year, and by the Harvard Foundation as Cultural Rhythms Artist of the Year. Shakira_sentence_324

She also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located at 6270 Hollywood Blvd. Shakira_sentence_325

Originally, she was to be given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2004, but she turned the offer down. Shakira_sentence_326

In 2012, she received the honor of Chevalier De L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Shakira_sentence_327

In 2014, Shakira became the first musical act to perform three times at the FIFA World Cup. Shakira_sentence_328

In the same year, Aleiodes shakirae, a new species of parasitic wasp was named after her because it causes its host to "shake and wiggle". Shakira_sentence_329

Forbes ranked Shakira on their list of "Top 100 World's Most Powerful Women" at number 40 in 2012, at 52 in 2013, and at 58 in 2014. Shakira_sentence_330

In 2015 Time recognized Shakira as one of the most influential people on social media. Shakira_sentence_331

Shakira and Argentinian president; Cristina Fernández de Kirchner were the only Latin influencers named on the list. Shakira_sentence_332

More so Time noted that Shakira has an "unparalleled platform" on social media where she promotes her philanthropy. Shakira_sentence_333

In 2008, Shakira was named as the Honorary Chair of the Global Campaign for Education Global Action Week. Shakira_sentence_334

In 2018, Spotify included Shakira in the list of top 10 most streamed female artists of the decade on the platform, making her the highest streamed Latin artist. Shakira_sentence_335

In 2020, Shakira became the first female artist in history to have 4 songs from different decades to have over 100 million streams on Spotify, also marking her as the only artist with Spanish songs, the only Latin artist, and third overall after Michael Jackson and Eminem to achieve this milestone. Shakira_sentence_336

In 2020 she broke the Vevo Certified Awards records, and set the record at 37, becoming artist with the most videos with over 100 million streams ever. Shakira_sentence_337

She is now worth $300 million. Shakira_sentence_338

Other ventures Shakira_section_15

Shakira has ventured into many other businesses and industries. Shakira_sentence_339

She acted in the Colombian telenovela El Oasis in 1994, playing the character of Luisa Maria. Shakira_sentence_340

Shakira began her own beauty line, "S by Shakira", with parent company Puig, in 2010. Shakira_sentence_341

Among the first perfumes it released included "S by Shakira" and "S by Shakira Eau Florale", along with lotions and body sprays. Shakira_sentence_342

As of 2019, she has released 30 fragrances, not counting deluxe editions. Shakira_sentence_343

On 17 September 2015, she was featured as a playable bird in the game Angry Birds POP! Shakira_sentence_344

for a limited time, and also in a special tournament in the game Angry Birds Friends after a few weeks. Shakira_sentence_345

On 15 October 2015, Love Rocks starring Shakira was the first video game that featured the pop star. Shakira_sentence_346

On 14 August 2015, at Disney's D23 Expo, it was announced that Shakira would play a character in the Disney animated movie Zootopia; in it, she would give voice to Gazelle, the biggest pop star in Zootopia. Shakira_sentence_347

Shakira also contributed an original song to the film, titled "Try Everything", which was written and composed by Sia and Stargate. Shakira_sentence_348

It opened to a record-breaking box office success in several countries and earned a worldwide gross of over $1 billion, making it the fourth highest-grossing film of 2016 and the 43rd highest-grossing film of all time. Shakira_sentence_349

Philanthropy and politics Shakira_section_16

Main article: Pies Descalzos Foundation Shakira_sentence_350

In 1997, Shakira founded the Pies Descalzos Foundation, a Colombian charity with special schools for poor children all around Colombia. Shakira_sentence_351

It was funded by Shakira and other international groups and individuals. Shakira_sentence_352

The name of the foundation was taken from Shakira's third studio album, Pies Descalzos, which she released in 1995. Shakira_sentence_353

The foundation's main focus is on aid through education, and the organization has five schools across Colombia that provide education and meals for 4,000 children. Shakira_sentence_354

On 27 April 2014 Shakira was honored with the Hero Award at the Radio Disney Music Awards for her Fundación Pies Descalzos work. Shakira_sentence_355

In 2005, Shakira became a founding member of Latin America in Solidarity Action, a coalition of artists and business leaders seeking to promote integrated early childhood public policies. Shakira_sentence_356

In 2008, she served as the Honorary Chair of the Global Campaign for Education Global Action Week. Shakira_sentence_357

Later, in 2010, she collaborated with the World Bank and the Barefoot Foundation to establish an initiative that distributes educational and developmental programs for children across Latin America. Shakira_sentence_358

Shakira is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and is one of their global representatives. Shakira_sentence_359

On 3 April 2006, Shakira was honored at a UN ceremony for creating the Pies Descalzos Foundation. Shakira_sentence_360

In March 2010, she was awarded a medal by the UN International Labour Organization in recognition of being, as UN Labour Chief Juan Somavia put it, a "true ambassador for children and young people, for quality education and social justice". Shakira_sentence_361

In November 2010, after performing as the opening act of the MTV European Music Awards, the Colombian singer also received the MTV Free Your Mind award for her continuing dedication to improve access to education for all children around the world. Shakira_sentence_362

In October 2010, Shakira expressed disagreement with French president Nicolás Sarkozy and his policy of expelling Romani people from the country. Shakira_sentence_363

In the Spanish edition of the magazine GQ, she also directed a few words to Sarkozy, "We are all gypsies". Shakira_sentence_364

In the interview she made her viewpoint very clear: "What is happening now to them (the gypsies) will happen to our children and our children's children. Shakira_sentence_365

We must turn to our citizens to act for the fundamental rights of human beings and condemn all that seems to us indictable", she declared. Shakira_sentence_366

In February 2011, the FC Barcelona Foundation and Pies descalzos reached an agreement for children's education through sport. Shakira_sentence_367

Shakira was honored at the Latin Grammys as the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year on 9 November 2011, for her philanthropy and contributions to Latin Music. Shakira_sentence_368

Also in 2011, she was appointed by President Barack Obama to the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. Shakira_sentence_369

The World Literacy Foundation announced Shakira as the recipient of the 2020 Global Literacy Award for "her significant contribution to the improvement of literacy for disadvantaged children around the world." Shakira_sentence_370

On 2 November 2018, during a visit to her birthplace, Barranquilla, for the construction of a school through her Barefoot Foundation (Pies Descalzos Foundation), Shakira spoke about the educational policies of the government under Ivan Duque (President of Colombia, 2018–2022). Shakira_sentence_371

Speaking against the government's intentions to reduce the national education budget from 13% to 7%, she said, "This is unacceptable. Shakira_sentence_372

It shows that instead of progressing forward we are moving backward. Shakira_sentence_373

We need to invest more in education and we need to build more schools in places where there are none". Shakira_sentence_374

She also talked about social inequality and unschooling. Shakira_sentence_375

In 2020, Shakira was appointed by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge as a voters’ council member for the ‘’Earthshot Prize’’ which provides 50 environmental pioneers with the funds needed to further their work in tackling major problems impacting the environment. Shakira_sentence_376

Personal life Shakira_section_17

Shakira began a relationship with Argentinian lawyer Antonio de la Rúa in 2000. Shakira_sentence_377

In a 2009 interview, Shakira stated their relationship already worked as a married couple, and that "they don't need papers for that". Shakira_sentence_378

After 10 years together, Shakira and de la Rúa separated in August 2010 in what she described as "a mutual decision to take time apart from our romantic relationship". Shakira_sentence_379

She wrote that the couple "view this period of separation as temporary", with de la Rúa overseeing Shakira's "business and career interests as he has always done". Shakira_sentence_380

As first reported in September 2012, de la Rúa sued Shakira in April 2013, asking for $100 million he believed he was owed after Shakira suddenly terminated her business partnership with him in October 2011. Shakira_sentence_381

His lawsuit was dismissed by a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge in August 2013. Shakira_sentence_382

Shakira entered a relationship with the Spanish football player Gerard Piqué, centre back for FC Barcelona and the Spanish national team in 2011. Shakira_sentence_383

Piqué, who is exactly ten years her junior, first met Shakira in the spring of 2010, when he appeared in the music video for Shakira's song "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)", the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Shakira_sentence_384

Shakira gave birth to the couple's first son Milan on 22 January 2013 in Barcelona, Spain, where the family had taken up residence. Shakira_sentence_385

Shakira gave birth to their second son Sasha on 29 January 2015. Shakira_sentence_386

Forbes listed Shakira and Gerard in their list of "World's Most Powerful Couples". Shakira_sentence_387

Discography Shakira_section_18

Main article: Shakira discography Shakira_sentence_388


Tours Shakira_section_19


Filmography Shakira_section_20

Main article: Shakira videography Shakira_sentence_389

Television Shakira_section_21


YearShakira_header_cell_1_0_0 TitleShakira_header_cell_1_0_1 RoleShakira_header_cell_1_0_2 NotesShakira_header_cell_1_0_3
1994Shakira_cell_1_1_0 Shakira_cell_1_1_1 Luisa Maria RicoShakira_cell_1_1_2 Shakira_cell_1_1_3
2002Shakira_cell_1_2_0 Shakira_cell_1_2_1 Mentor assistantShakira_cell_1_2_2 Shakira_cell_1_2_3
2002Shakira_cell_1_3_0 TainaShakira_cell_1_3_1 HerselfShakira_cell_1_3_2 Episode: "Abuelo Knows Best"Shakira_cell_1_3_3
2005Shakira_cell_1_4_0 7 vidasShakira_cell_1_4_1 HerselfShakira_cell_1_4_2 Episode: "Todo por las pastis"Shakira_cell_1_4_3
2009Shakira_cell_1_5_0 Ugly BettyShakira_cell_1_5_1 HerselfShakira_cell_1_5_2 Episode: "The Bahamas Triangle"Shakira_cell_1_5_3
2010Shakira_cell_1_6_0 Wizards of Waverly PlaceShakira_cell_1_6_1 HerselfShakira_cell_1_6_2 Episode: "Dude Looks Like Shakira"Shakira_cell_1_6_3
2011Shakira_cell_1_7_0 Dora and Friends: Into the CityShakira_cell_1_7_1 HerselfShakira_cell_1_7_2 Episode: "Dora's Explorer Girls: Our First Concert"Shakira_cell_1_7_3
2013–2014Shakira_cell_1_8_0 The VoiceShakira_cell_1_8_1 Coach/MentorShakira_cell_1_8_2 Seasons 4 and 6Shakira_cell_1_8_3
2014Shakira_cell_1_9_0 DreamlandShakira_cell_1_9_1 HerselfShakira_cell_1_9_2 Episode: "3"Shakira_cell_1_9_3
2020Shakira_cell_1_10_0 Global Goal: Unite for Our FutureShakira_cell_1_10_1 HerselfShakira_cell_1_10_2 Television specialShakira_cell_1_10_3
2020Shakira_cell_1_11_0 The Disney Family Singalong: Volume IIShakira_cell_1_11_1 HerselfShakira_cell_1_11_2 Television specialShakira_cell_1_11_3

Film Shakira_section_22


YearShakira_header_cell_2_0_0 TitleShakira_header_cell_2_0_1 RoleShakira_header_cell_2_0_2 NotesShakira_header_cell_2_0_3
2002Shakira_cell_2_1_0 Shakira: The Documentary FilmShakira_cell_2_1_1 HerselfShakira_cell_2_1_2 DocumentaryShakira_cell_2_1_3
2007Shakira_cell_2_2_0 Pies Descalzos FoundationShakira_cell_2_2_1 HerselfShakira_cell_2_2_2 DocumentaryShakira_cell_2_2_3
2011Shakira_cell_2_3_0 Hagamos que Salga El SolShakira_cell_2_3_1 HerselfShakira_cell_2_3_2 DocumentaryShakira_cell_2_3_3
2011Shakira_cell_2_4_0 A Day with ShakiraShakira_cell_2_4_1 HerselfShakira_cell_2_4_2 DocumentaryShakira_cell_2_4_3
2016Shakira_cell_2_5_0 ZootopiaShakira_cell_2_5_1 GazelleShakira_cell_2_5_2 Voice roleShakira_cell_2_5_3
2020Shakira_cell_2_6_0 Miss AmericanaShakira_cell_2_6_1 HerselfShakira_cell_2_6_2 DocumentaryShakira_cell_2_6_3

See also Shakira_section_23


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