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Name :Shakira Isabel Mebark Ripoll

Date :February 2,1977

Hometown :Atlántico,Colombia

Height :5'2

Hair :Brown/Blond

Eyes :Brown

Occupation :Singer

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (born February 2, 1977), known simply as Shakira , is a Colombian contralto singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, record producer, dancer, philanthropist and occasional actress who has been a major figure in the pop music scene of Latin America since the mid-1990s.

In 2001, she broke through into the English-speaking world with the release of Laundry Service, which sold over fifteen million copies worldwide.A two-time Grammy Award-winning and seven-time Latin Grammy Award-winning artist, Shakira is the highest-selling Colombian artist of all time, having sold more than 60 million albums worldwide according to the United World Chart. She is also the only artist from South America to reach the number-one spot on the Billboard Hot 100, the Australian ARIA chart, the United World Chart and the UK Singles Chart.

According to the United World Chart, Shakira is as of 2007 the fourth most successful artist so far from the 2000s. She is also the only artist to have two songs in the top ten of the most successful singles since 1999. She has a total of four, the lowest one being number 51

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll was born on February 2, 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia. She is the only child of Nidia del Carmen Ripoll Torrado, a Colombian of Spanish and Italian ancestry, and William Mebarak Chadid, of Lebanese descent.Shakira means "grateful" or "thankful". Her second name, Isabel, is also that of her paternal grandmother meaning beautiful.Her family name Ripoll is Catalan. She spent much of her youth in Barranquilla, a city located in northern Colombia.Shakira wrote her first poem, entitled "Tus gafas oscuras" ("Your dark glasses") when she was only four years old. After receiving a typewriter as a gift, she began to write poems constantly. Her poems eventually evolved into songs. At the age of eight, after an older brother was killed in a motorcycle accident, Shakira became inspired to write her first song.

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