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Shakira

Shakira's Oral Fixation Tour in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Background information
Birth name Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
Also known as Shaki, Shak
Born February 2, 1977 (1977-02-02) (age 31) Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia
Genre(s) Pop, Latin pop, rock en Español, pop rock, world
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, dancer, actress, music video director
Instrument(s) Vocals, guitar, harmonica, drums[1]
Years active 1990's – present
Label(s) Sony BMG, Epic
Associated acts Alejandro Sanz, Gustavo Cerati, Wyclef Jean, Carlos Santana, Miguel Bosé, Beyonce,
Website www.shakira.com

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (February 2, 1977), known simply as Shakira, (pronounced /ʃəˈkiːrə/ in English, Arabic: شاکیرة ‭[2]), is a Colombian contralto singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, dancer and philanthropist who has been a major figure in the pop music scene of Latin America since the mid-1990s. She speaks fluent English, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, some Arabic, French and Italian. In 2001, she broke through into the English-speaking world with the release of Laundry Service, which sold over fifteen million copies worldwide.[3] Shakira is the highest-selling Colombian artist of all time, having sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, according to BMI.[4] She has also won numerous awards worldwide, including two Grammy Awards, seven Latin Grammy Awards, fifteen Billboard Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, a People's Choice Award and receiving a Golden Globe nomination. 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. Additionally, she is one of the only artists to have 10 Spanish singles chart on the Billboard Hot 100. “Libel” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Shakira (disambiguation). ... is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... For other places with the same name, see Barranquilla (disambiguation). ... Motto: Capital Barranquilla Governor Carlos Rodado Noriega Area 3,388 km² Population  - Total (2003)  - Density   2,365,663 698 people/km² Adjective Atlanticense Atlantico (Spanish: Atlántico) is a department of Colombia. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... 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According to the United World Chart, Shakira is as of 2008 the 6th most successful artist so far for the last decade, in terms of single sales. She is also the only artist to have two songs in the top ten of the most successful singles since 1999.[5] The United World Chart is a worldwide chart issued every week by Media Traffic, using both sales (digital and physical) and airplay to determine the most popular albums and singles worldwide. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Early life

Shakira was born on February 2, 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia. She is the only child of Nidya del Carmen Ripoll Torrado, a Colombian of Spanish and Italian ancestry, and William Mebarak Chadid who is of Lebanese descent.[6] She has 8 older half siblings from her father's previous marriage, but she often omits the half in interviews because they are so close to her. is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... For other places with the same name, see Barranquilla (disambiguation). ... Languages Italian, Sicilian, Neapolitan, Corsican, Sardinian, Emiliano-Romagnolo, Ligurian, Lombard, Piedmontese, Venetian, Ladin, Friulian Religions predominantly Roman Catholic      The Italians are a Southern European ethnic group found primarily in Italy and in a wide-ranging diaspora throughout Western Europe, the Americas and Australia. ... Of lesser importance than religious belonging, ethnic background is still a factor in Lebanon. ...

Statue of Shakira in Barranquilla, Colombia.
Statue of Shakira in Barranquilla, Colombia.

Shakira means "thankful" (شاكِرة) in Arabic.[7] It is the feminine form of the name Shakir.[8] 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 is widely noted for her keen intellect and is reported to have an IQ of 140.[9] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1728 × 2304 pixel, file size: 376 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Children play around the statue of Shakira in Barranquilla, Colombia. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1728 × 2304 pixel, file size: 376 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Children play around the statue of Shakira in Barranquilla, Colombia. ... For other places with the same name, see Barranquilla (disambiguation). ... Arabic can mean: From or related to Arabia From or related to the Arabs The Arabic language; see also Arabic grammar The Arabic alphabet, used for expressing the languages of Arabic, Persian, Malay ( Jawi), Kurdish, Panjabi, Pashto, Sindhi and Urdu, among others. ... Ripoll Ripoll is the capital of the comarca (county) of Ripollès, in the province of Girona, Catalonia, Spain. ... The Catalans are an ethnic group or nationality whose homeland is Catalonia, or the Principality of Catalonia (Catalan: Catalunya, or Principat de Catalunya), which is a historical region in southern Europe, embracing a territory situated in the north-east of Spain and an adjoining portion of southern France. ...


Shakira wrote her first poem, entitled "La Rosa De Cristal" ("The Crystal Rose") when she was only four years old. As she was growing up, she was fascinated watching her father writing stories on a typewriter, and asked for one as a Christmas gift. She got her wish at age seven and continued writing poetry. These poems eventually evolved into songs. At the age of eight, after an older half-brother was killed in a motorcycle accident (she was only two when this happened), Shakira wrote her first song entitled "Tus gafas oscuras" ("Your dark glasses"). The inspiration came from her father, who for years after the accident wore dark glasses, to hide his grief. Poetry (ancient Greek: poieo = create) is an art form in which human language is used for its aesthetic qualities in addition to, or instead of, its notional and semantic content. ... Mechanical desktop typewriters, such as this Underwood Five, were long time standards of government agencies, newsrooms, and sales offices. ... For other uses, see Motorcycle (disambiguation). ...


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.[10] Before she knew it, Shakira was dancing barefoot on the table, as restaurant patrons responded by clapping enthusiastically. It was then that Shakira said she knew she wanted to be a performer. She enjoyed singing for schoolmates and teachers (and even the nuns) at her Catholic school but in the second grade was rejected for the school choir because her vibrato was too strong. The music teacher told her that she sounded "like a goat".[10][11] At school, she says she had been known as "the belly dancer girl", as she would demonstrate a number she learned every Friday at school.[10] "That's how I discovered my passion for live performance," she says.[9] For other uses, see Restaurant (disambiguation). ... The Goblet drum is a goblet or hour-glass shaped hand drum used in Arab music, Persian music, Balkan music and Turkish music. ... For other uses, see Drum (disambiguation). ... Belly dancers Belly dance is a Western name coined for a style of female dance developed in the Middle East and other Arabic_influenced areas. ... Walking barefoot Going barefoot means not wearing shoes, socks, or other foot covering. ... Vibrato is a musical effect where the pitch or frequency of a note or sound is quickly and repeatedly raised and lowered over a small distance for the duration of that note or sound. ... Belly Dancer (Bananza) is the title of a hit single by R&B singer Akon. ...


Between the ages of ten and thirteen Shakira was invited to various events in Barranquilla and gained some recognition in the area.[12] It was at about this time that she met local theater producer Monica Ariza, who was impressed with her and as a result tried to help her career. During a flight from Barranquilla to Bogotá, Ariza convinced Sony Colombia executive Ciro Vargas to hold an audition for Shakira in a hotel lobby. Vargas held Shakira in high regard and, returning to the Sony office, gave the cassette to a song and artist director. However, the director was not overly excited and thought Shakira was something of "a lost cause". Vargas, not daunted, was still convinced that Shakira had talent, and set up an audition in Bogotá. He arranged for Sony Colombia executives to arrive at the audition, with the idea of surprising them with Shakira's performance. She performed three songs for the executives and impressed them enough for her to be signed to record three albums.[13] Bogota redirects here. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ...


Music career

1991-1994: Magia & Peligro

Shakira's debut album, Magia, was recorded with Sony Music in 1991, when she was only thirteen years old. Though it fared well on Colombian radio and gave the young Shakira much exposure, the album did not fare well commercially, selling less than one thousand copies.[10] After the poor acclaim of Magia, Shakira's label urged her back into the studio to release a follow up with more hit songs, to give the album potential. The album Peligro was released in 1993, but Shakira was not pleased with the final result, mainly taking issue with the production. The album was better received than Magia, though it was also considered a commercial failure, due to Shakira's refusal to advertise it. Although little known outside of her native Colombia, Shakira was invited to perform at Chile's Viña del Mar International Song Festival in February 1993. 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 performed the ballad "Eres" ("You Are") and won the trophy for third place. One of the judges who voted for her to win was then 20-year-old Ricky Martin. Shakira then decided to take a hiatus from recording so that she could graduate from high school. A debut album is the first released music album by an artist or a band. ... Magia (Magic) is Colombian born musician Shakiras debut album. ... ... Peligro (Danger) is Colombian born musician Shakiras second album. ... Opening at Viña del Mar International Festival. ... Enrique Martín Morales (born December 24, 1971), better known by his stage name Ricky Martin, is a Grammy Award and Latin Grammy Award-winning Puerto Rican pop singer who rose to fame, first as a member of the Latin boy band Menudo, then as a solo artist since 1991. ... For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ...


1995–2000: Pies Descalzos & Donde Estan Los Ladrones?

Shakira originally recorded the song ¿Dónde Estás Corazón? (later released on her album Pies Descalzos) for the compilation album "Nuestro Rock" in 1995, released exclusively in Colombia. ¿Dónde Estás Corazón? was the only hit off the album. This allowed Sony to give Shakira a third attempt at making an album. Shakira returned to recording in 1995 with Luis F. Ochoa, using musical influences from a number of countries and an Alanis Morissette-oriented persona which affected some of her next albums,[14] and made her third studio album, Pies Descalzos, which brought her great fame in Latin America. Pies Descalzos sold over five million copies,[12] prompting the release of a remix album, titled simply The Remixes. The Remixes also included Portuguese versions of some of her best-known songs, which were recorded as a result of her success in the Brazilian market, where Pies Descalzos sold nearly one million copies.[12] ¿Dónde Estás Corazón? (in English: Where are you, love?) is a song by Colombian musician Shakira, originally released as a single in 1994. ... ¿Dónde Estás Corazón? (in English: Where are you, love?) is a song by Colombian musician Shakira, originally released as a single in 1994. ... Alanis redirects here. ... Pies Descalzos is Shakiras 1996 breakthrough album. ...


Her fourth album, ¿Dónde Están Los Ladrones? was released in 1998. She began to gain more fans in non-Spanish-speaking countries like Turkey, France, Switzerland, Canada, and especially the United States. Eight of the album's eleven tracks became singles, including "Ciega, Sordomuda", "Moscas En La Casa", "No Creo", "Inevitable", "Tú", "Si Te Vas", "Octavo Día", and the world-famous "Ojos Así". The latter two songs won Shakira one Latin Grammy each. Shakira's first live album, MTV Unplugged, was composed of "Estoy Aquí" and all the songs from ¿Dónde Están Los Ladrones? except Que Vuelvas. Dónde Están los Ladrones? (Spanish for Where Are the Thieves?) is the fourth studio album by Shakira, released in 1998. ... Ciega, Sordomuda (English: Blind, deaf-mute) is a song written and peformed by Colombian-born singer Shakira, released as a the first single from her 1998 multi-platinum album ¿Dónde Están los Ladrones?, it reached #1 on Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart in 1998. ... Moscas En La Casa (English: Flies In The House) is a Latin pop ballad written and performed by Colombian-born singer Shakira, released as the fifth single from her 1998 multi-platinum album ¿Dónde Están los Ladrones?. In the song, Shakira explains the sadness that she feels after... No Creo (English: I dont believe) is a song written and performed by the Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira. ... Inevitable is a Latin rock song written and performed by Colombian-born singer Shakira, released as the third single from her 1998 multi-platinum album ¿Dónde Están los Ladrones?. It has an English version, called Inevitable too, which was only performed by her in some televison shows from... Tú (English: You) is a song written and performed by the Colombian-born musician Shakira. ... Ojos Así (English: Eyes like those) was a single released by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira from her 1998 album ¿Dónde Están los Ladrones? in July 1999. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music...


In March 2000, Shakira embarked on her Tour Anfibio, a two-month tour of Latin America and the United States. In August 2000, she won an MTV Video Music Award in the now-defunct category of People's Choice - Favorite International Artist. 2000 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December This is a timeline for events in March, 2000. ... The Anfibio Tour is the name of the three-month long tour of Colombian singer Shakira. ... The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year. ...


2001–2004: Laundry Service

In 2001, upon the success of ¿Dónde Están Los Ladrones? and MTV Unplugged, Shakira began working on a crossover album to English. Collaborating with Gloria Estefan, she wrote and recorded English versions of the tracks from ¿Dónde Están Los Ladrones?. However, she later decided against using translations of older songs for the album and worked for over a year on new material for the album. Around this time, Shakira also released four songs for Pepsi and for her promotion in the English markets: "Ask for More", "Pide Mas", "Knock on My Door" and "Pideme El Sol". In November 24, 2001, Laundry Service was released, although Shakira chose to exclude the four Pepsi songs. Although it was created with the intent of selling to an English language market, the rock and Spanish dance-influenced album also featured four Spanish songs, including "Que Me Quedes Tú" (As Long as You Stay with Me). Some critics claimed that Shakira's English skills were too weak for her to write in it. The album sold extremely well and was certified triple platinum in the US(denoting sales exceeding 3 million copies)[15] and thus helped to establish Shakira's musical presence in the mainstream North American market.The album has sold approximately 13 million copies worldwide. Gloria Estefan (born Gloria María Fajardo on September 22, 1961 in Havana, Cuba) is a five-time Grammy Award-winning Cuban American singer and songwriter. ... Laundry service redirects here. ... Que Me Quedes Tú (Stay With Me in English) is a Latin pop song written and performed by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira for her 2001 breakthrough English album Laundry Service. ...

Shakira meeting the President of the Dominican Republic on October 9th 2002
Shakira meeting the President of the Dominican Republic on October 9th 2002

In 2002, Shakira also released her Spanish greatest hits volume Grandes éxitos. A DVD and ten-track compilation album, called Live & Off the Record, was also released in 2004, reaching sales of 3 million CDs worldwide, and commemorating Shakira's world tour, the Tour of the Mongoose. Grandes éxitos is a 2002 compilation album of songs by Colombian born musician Shakira. ... Live & Off the Record is a 2004 double live CD and multimedia DVD release by Colombian born musician Shakira. ... Tour of the Mongoose was a worldwide concert tour by the artist Shakira. ...


In September 2002, Shakira won the now-defunct International Viewer's Choice Award at the MTV Video Music Awards with "Suerte". In October of that year, she won 5 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. At Aerosmith's MTV Icon in 2002, Shakira performed "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)". Also in 2002, Shakira joined the likes of Celine Dion, Anastacia, Cher, and the Dixie Chicks for VH1 Divas Live Las Vegas. 2002 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for September, 2002. ... Whenever, Wherever is a pop song written by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira for her first English album Laundry Service (2001). ... The MTV VMALAs (now Premios MTV Latinoamérica) are the Latin American version of the Video Music Awards. ... Whenever, Wherever is a pop song written by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira for her first English album Laundry Service (2001). ... This article is about the band Aerosmith. ... Dude (Looks Like a Lady) is a song by American hard rock band Aerosmith. ... This article is about the musician. ... This article is about the singer. ... This article is about the entertainer. ... The Dixie Chicks are a multiple Grammy-award winning alternative country band and are the highest-selling female band in any musical genre, having sold over 36 million albums as of March 2008. ... In 1998, VH1 debuted the first annual VH1 Divas concert. ...


2005-2007: Fixations Era

Shakira stayed out of the spotlight for over two years. She announced the Oral Fixation project in early 2005. Fijación Oral Vol. 1, the first album of the project, was released on June 3, 2005 in Ireland, on June 6, 2005 in Europe, and on June 7, 2005 in North America, Latin America and Australia. The lead single from the album, "La Tortura", which features Alejandro Sanz, was released as a single in April and achieved large-scale success in different radio and chart formats. It spent a record of twenty-five weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart. "La Tortura" is the most successful song in spanish worldwide having peaked at number 2 at the United World chart. Fijación Oral Vol. ... is the 154th day of the year (155th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 158th day of the year (159th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... (English: The Torture) is a pop-reggaetón song performed by singers Shakira and Alejandro Sanz. ... Alejandro Sanz, born Alejandro Sánchez Pizarro on December 18, 1968 in Madrid, is a Spanish pop/ballad musician. ... The Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart is the most important music chart for Spanish language singles in the American music market. ... (English: The Torture) is a pop-reggaetón song performed by singers Shakira and Alejandro Sanz. ...


Fijación Oral Vol. 1 was very well received by the public. It debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 chart on the week of June 15. According to that publication, the album sold 157,000 copies in its first week of release in the U.S., becoming the highest debut ever for a Spanish language albums. In Latin America, on the very day of its official release in Venezuela, it went Platinum, in Colombia, triple Platinum and in Mexico, it was sold-out. The album sold over one million copies in three days. The second single from the album, "No", was released in July 2005, and peaked at number one in Argentina, Spain and Colombia, there for 14 non-consecutive weeks. This single was number one in several countries in Latin America, but it did not have the same success of the previous two singles in the United States. The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... No is a Latin pop song written by Shakira and Lester Méndez for Shakiras sixth studio album Fijación Oral Vol. ... Ongoing events • 2005 Atlantic and Pacific hurricanes • 2005 Maharashtra floods • 2005 Gujarat Flood • Expo 2005 in Aichi, Japan • Fuel prices • Gomery Comm. ...


On February 8, 2006, Shakira won her second Grammy Award. She was awarded in the category of Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album. is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Grammy Award for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album has been presented since 1998. ...


In late 2006, Shakira released "La Pared" as the fourth single from Fijación Oral Vol. 1. The song reached number one in her native Colombia, Argentina and Spain. Later in 2007, "Las de la Intuición" was released as a single in Spain and Latin America. It became an instantaneous success, topping the radio chart Los 40 Principales for eight non-consecutive weeks and peaking at number one, charting just four weeks in Argentina. In mid-April, Shakira filmed a video for the song in Miami, which was then premiered via the internet on May 7. The video, inspired by the work of photographer Helmut Newton, features Shakira with a bright purple wig, alternating between wearing a tight black corset and either a black shirt with a white tie or a white shirt with a black tie. According to Mexican media, "Las de la Intuición" is to be the fifth and final single from Fijación Oral Vol. 1. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... It is proposed that this article be deleted, because of the following concern: this song is not a single, not otherwise notable If you can address this concern by improving, copyediting, sourcing, renaming or merging the page, please edit this page and do so. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Las de la Intuición (English: (The Women Are) The Intuitive Ones) is a Latin pop song written by Shakira and Luis Fernando Ochoa for Shakiras 2005 album Fijación Oral Vol. ... Los 40 Principales is a musical radio station in Spain with more than 3,000,000 listeners. ... is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Helmut Newton portrait on his gravestone. ... Las de la Intuición (English: (The Women Are) The Intuitive Ones) is a Latin pop song written by Shakira and Luis Fernando Ochoa for Shakiras 2005 album Fijación Oral Vol. ...


Before the release of Oral Fixation Vol. 2, the second CD of the Oral Fixation project, Shakira appeared at the 2005 MTV Europe Music Awards in Lisbon, Portugal were she performed "Don't Bother", the lead single from the album, just minutes before winning an award in the category of Best Female Artist. Oral Fixation Vol. ... The MTV Europe Music Awards were established in 1994 by MTV Europe to celebrate the most popular music videos in Europe. ... For other uses, see Lisbon (disambiguation). ... Dont Bother is the first single released from Shakiras second English language studio album, Oral Fixation Vol. ...


Oral Fixation Vol. 2 was released on November 29, 2005 in North America, Australia, and continental Europe. Two tracks from the album, "How Do You Do" and "Timor", sparked some controversy at the time of its release. The cover of the album was also considered controversial, and had to be altered in several countries. "Don't Bother" failed to peak within the top 40 in the United States. "Hips Don't Lie", the second single released from the album, became Shakira's first number one single on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. On March 28, 2006, the album was re-released and featured "Hips Don't Lie". Shakira received the most number of nominations for the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards with "Hips Don't Lie", but she won only the award for Best Choreography. Shakira embarked on her longest tour, the Oral Fixation Tour, in June, 2006. This tour was used to help promote her albums Fijación Oral Vol. 1 and Oral Fixation Vol. 2. The tour had 125 shows between June 14, 2006 and July 9, 2007. She performed on 5 continents: Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, and Africa. During this tour, Shakira performed a free concert in Mexico on May 27, 2007 with over 210,000 in attendance. This concert set the record for the highest attendance of any concert in Mexican history. On November 12, the "Oral Fixation Tour" DVD was released (November 13 in North America). It is also available in High Definition Blu-ray format.[16] is the 333rd day of the year (334th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Roxette song, see: How Do You Do! How Do You Do is a controversial pop song found on Oral Fixation Vol. ... Timor is a dance-pop song written, produced and performed by Colombian singer Shakira. ... Hips Dont Lie is a Grammy Award-nominated Latin Pop song based in a Salsa and Cumbia mix and fused with Reggaeton beat (Reggaeton Pop) performed by Colombian singer Shakira and Haitian rapper Wyclef Jean. ... is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2006 MTV Video Music Awards aired live on August 31, 2006, honoring the best music videos from July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006. ... Oral Fixation World Tour 2006/2007 (known as Tour Fijación Oral to Spanish-speaking countries) is a concert tour which began in June 2006 in support of Shakiras 2005 Fijación Oral Vol. ... Fijación Oral Vol. ... Oral Fixation Vol. ... is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Oral Fixation Tour is a live DVD by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira, released on November 12th of 2007 (Internationally) and November 13th (North America). ... is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... North American redirects here. ... Blu-ray discs Blu-ray Disc is a next-generation optical disc format jointly developed by a group of leading consumer electronics and PC companies called the Blu_ray Disc Association (BDA), which succeeds the Blu_ray Disc Founders (BDF). ...

Shakira in Milano Italy
Shakira in Milano Italy

2008-present: Next studio album

During an online chat with her fans in "El Heraldo",[17] she revealed that she was going to start writing her New Album in February 2008. No official release date has been announced. Furthermore, at the CD release party for Shakira's singer-songwriter cousin Isa Mebarak in Colombia, Shakira's father William Mebarak stated that Shakira is currently at work beginning to write and produce new songs for her upcoming album. This is being done in "her own studio," (which many fans thought to mean the studio at her home in the Bahamas.[18] Shakira recorded 2005's Fijación Oral Vol. 1 and Oral Fixation Vol. 2 there, as well). February 2008 is the second month of the leap year and has yet to occur. ... [--168. ... Fijación Oral Vol. ... Oral Fixation Vol. ...


However, according to an exclusive interview in "El País," an Uruguayan newspaper, Shakira has begun working on her forthcoming album in Uruguay, where she has a built-in studio in her own private estate.[19] She has been at work there since early February.


Early in the morning on April 3, Shakira arrived at Miami International Airport and told a waiting reporter who asked about the album that she was "still cooking" and would be heading to her studio in the Bahamas later that week. She also said she was preparing a trip to China, although whether this is album-related or for other reasons is unknown. [--168. ...


On April 27, 2008, Shakira arrived in her hometown of Barranquilla, Colombia to help oversee the plans for the new, massive school her foundation is building there. She told reporters in an interview with RCN news that because of her visits to Washington D.C. before the U.S. congress, she has been very busy and has only worked on the new album for "exactly four days" in the month of April. She confirmed the album should be out in December of this year. For other places with the same name, see Barranquilla (disambiguation). ...


Collaborations and other work

In late 2006, Shakira and Alejandro Sanz worked together again in the duet "Te lo Agradezco, Pero No", which is featured on Sanz' album El Tren de los Momentos. The song was a top ten hit in Latin America, and topped Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Te lo Agradezco, Pero No (English: Thank you, but no) is a song recorded by Alejandro Sanz and Shakira, for Sanzs 2006 studio album El Tren de los Momentos. ... El Tren de los Momentos is a studio album by the Spanish Latin pop artist Alejandro Sanz. ...


Shakira worked with Miguel Bosé in the duet "Si Tu No Vuelves", which was released in Bosé's album Papito, which celebrates his 30-year career. Miguel Luchino González Bosé (or Borlani?) (April 3, 1956, Aries, Panama), is a Latin Grammy-winning Spanish musician and actor. ... Si Tu No Vuelves is a re-make of Miguel Boses song featuring the Colombian artist Shakira. ... Papito is Miguel Bosés album released to celebrate his 30 years in the Music industry. ...


In early 2007, Shakira worked with American R&B singer Beyoncé Knowles in the track "Beautiful Liar", which was released as the second single from the deluxe edition of Beyoncé's B'Day. In the week of April 7, 2007, the song jumped 91 positions, from 94 to 3, on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, setting the record for the largest upward movement in the history of the chart. It was also No. 1 on the official UK Singles Chart. The song earned them a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Beyoncé Giselle Knowles (pronounced [1]) (born September 4, 1981) is an American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director, actress, dancer, and fashion designer. ... Beautiful Liar is a song recorded by American R&B singer Beyoncé and Colombian Latin pop singer Shakira. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals has been awarded since 1995. ...


According to Billboard, Shakira, along with Lil Wayne would collaborate on a new track for Carlos Santana's greatest hits CD titled Ultimate Santana.[20] However, this collaboration has been cancelled, and Shakira and Lil' Wayne have been replaced by Jennifer Lopez and Baby Bash.[21] Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. ... For the Costa Rican soccer player, see Carlos Santana (footballer); for the Mexican academic, see Carlos Santana Morales. ... Ultimate Santana is the first career-spanning collection by rock band Santana, combining hits from recent albums Supernatural, Shaman and All That I Am with early classics. ... For the meteorologist of The Weather Channel, see The Weather Channel (United States). ...


Shakira is featured on Annie Lennox's record "Sing", from the album Songs of Mass Destruction, which also features other twenty-three female singers such as Madonna, KT Tunstall, Faith Hill, Dido, Celine Dion, Melissa Etheridge, Joss Stone, Fergie, Anastacia and Pink.[22][23] Annie Lennox (born 25 December 1954) is a Scottish musician, vocalist, and Academy Award-winning songwriter. ... Sing is a song by Annie Lennox, with an expected release on December 03, 2007, as the second single from her fourth solo album Songs Of Mass Destruction, her last album with BMG. The song is a collaboration between Lennox and twenty-three prominent female acts and artists. ... Songs of Mass Destruction is the title of the fourth studio album by Annie Lennox, released on October 1, 2007 in the UK and October 2, 2007, in the U.S.[2]. The album debuted at number 7 in the UK, and number 9 in the U.S. where it... This article is about the American entertainer. ... Kate KT Tunstall (born 23 June 1975) is a Scottish singer and songwriter. ... Audrey Faith Perry McGraw, known professionally as Faith Hill (born September 21, 1967), is an American country singer, known for her commercial success as well as her marriage to fellow country singer Tim McGraw. ... Aeneas recounting the Trojan War to Dido. ... This article is about the musician. ... Melissa Lou Etheridge (born May 29, 1961, in Leavenworth, Kansas) is an Academy Award-winning and two-time Grammy Award-winning American rock musician and singer. ... Joss Stone (born Joscelyn Eve Stoker on 11 April 1987) is a British soul, R&B, and blues singer, songwriter, and occasional actress who emerged to fame in late 2003 with her debut album, The Soul Sessions, which was certified triple platinum by the BPI, and was announced as one... For other uses, see Fergie. ... This article is about the singer. ... Alecia Beth Moore (pronounced [1]) (born on September 8, 1979), known professionally as Pink (often stylized as ), is a two-time Grammy-winning American singer-songwriter who gained prominence in 2000. ...


Love in the Time of Cholera soundtrack

Shakira wrote the lyrics and co-wrote the music for two new songs that are featured in the movie Love in the Time of Cholera, based in the acclaimed novel by Colombian author Gabriel García Marquez. García Marquez himself asked Shakira to write the songs.[24] The songs are called "Pienso en ti", a song from Shakira's breakthrough album Pies Descalzos, "Hay Amores" and the Golden Globe nominated "Despedida." All the songs can be downloaded via iTunes, as well as the score by Antonio Pinto. Love in the Time of Cholera is a 2007 motion picture directed by Mike Newell. ... Gabriel García Márquez Gabriel José García Márquez (born March 6, 1928) is a Colombian novelist, journalist, publisher, and political activist. ...


It was rumored that the song would also be nominated for an Academy Award, but it was not, with many newspapers and critics calling the fact that it was left off the ballots the Academy's "worst snub."[25] Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ...


Acting career

Shakira appeared in the Colombian telenovela El Oasis in 1994, playing the character of Luisa Maria. She has also done a few voices on TV shows and has been acting on some, too.[26] This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ...


Personal life

In 2000, Shakira started dating Antonio de la Rúa, the son of then president of Argentina Fernando de la Rúa, a romance that made headline news throughout Latin America. In March 2001, he proposed to her. De la Rúa and Shakira remain engaged.[27] She currently lives in The Bahamas. Shakira's future mother-in-law Inés Pertiné claimed the wedding would take place in September 2007 in the mansion which Shakira owns in the Dominican Republic (though this didn't happen). She also said that Shakira has already ordered Argentinian designer María Pryor to design her wedding dress,[28] and by Shakira herself in Mexico.[29] Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Antonio de la Rúa (born 1973, Argentina), is the oldest son of the Argentine ex-president, Fernando de la Rúa, (who governed Argentina from 1999 to 2001)and Inés Pertiné. He was an advisor to his father during his fathers presidency and one of the heads... Fernando de la Rúa Bruno (born September 15, 1937) is an Argentine politician. ... March 2001 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December March 3 - A U.S. Air Force Materials Command C-23 Sherpa transport crashes during stormy weather in the U.S. state of Georgia, killing 21. ... September 2007 is the ninth month of that year. ...


In June 2007, Latin American media speculated that the couple had finally split up and that Shakira was involved romantically with Irish actor Colin Farrell since both were seen in a Los Angeles disco. This rumor was immediately denied by Shakira's assistants, stating that she was invited by Penélope Cruz, who later introduced Colin Farrell to Shakira. On the previous days, Shakira and Antonio were seen in a restaurant in New York City, facing and denying the rumors one more time.[30] June 2007 is the sixth month of that year. ... Colin James Farrell (born May 31, 1976) is an Irish actor who has appeared in several high-profile Hollywood films including Daredevil, Miami Vice, Minority Report, Phone Booth, Alexander, In Bruges. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Penélope Cruz Sánchez (pronounced ; born April 28, 1974), better known as Penélope Cruz, is a Golden Globe- and Academy Award-nominated Spanish actress. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


Shakira maintains an intense interest in history. She frequently studies the history and languages of the countries she visits. After her Oral Fixation tour ended in summer 2007, Shakira audited a class in Los Angeles at UCLA, on the History of Western Civilization. She used her middle and last names, Isabel Mebarak, and told the professor she was visiting from Colombia so as to avoid being recognized as a celebrity. [31][32]


Dancing

Dancing during the Oral Fixation Tour 2006
Dancing during the Oral Fixation Tour 2006

‎Shakira is well known for her dancing in various music videos and in concert. Her moves are based on the art of Arabic belly dancing, a part of her Lebanese heritage (her father is Lebanese). She knows the power of her feet and often performs barefoot. Shakira says she learned this form of dance as a young teen to overcome her shyness. She also mentioned in a MTV interview that she learned how to belly dance by trying to flip a coin with her belly.[33] The intense training has afforded her a fluidity in her body movement most seen in the videos to her hits "Ojos Así", "La Tortura", "Hips Don't Lie" and "Beautiful Liar" including "Suerte". She has had several belly dance choreographers, including award-winning Bellydance Superstar Boženka.[34] As the MTV Making the Video for "La Tortura" reveals, she worked with Jamie King on the choreography, but ended up creating most of it herself. Image File history File linksMetadata Shakira_-_La_Coruña_(Oral_Fixation_Tour). ... Image File history File linksMetadata Shakira_-_La_Coruña_(Oral_Fixation_Tour). ... Arabic can mean: From or related to Arabia From or related to the Arabs The Arabic language; see also Arabic grammar The Arabic alphabet, used for expressing the languages of Arabic, Persian, Malay ( Jawi), Kurdish, Panjabi, Pashto, Sindhi and Urdu, among others. ... Belly dancers Belly dance is a Western name coined for a style of female dance developed in the Middle East and other Arabic_influenced areas. ... Walking barefoot Going barefoot means not wearing shoes, socks, or other foot covering. ... Ojos Así (English: Eyes like those) was a single released by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira from her 1998 album ¿Dónde Están los Ladrones? in July 1999. ... (English: The Torture) is a pop-reggaetón song performed by singers Shakira and Alejandro Sanz. ... Hips Dont Lie is a Grammy Award-nominated Latin Pop song based in a Salsa and Cumbia mix and fused with Reggaeton beat (Reggaeton Pop) performed by Colombian singer Shakira and Haitian rapper Wyclef Jean. ... Beautiful Liar is a song recorded by American R&B singer Beyoncé and Colombian Latin pop singer Shakira. ... Whenever, Wherever is a pop song written by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira for her first English album Laundry Service (2001). ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Making the Video is an MTV show, consisting of half-hour episodes, which chronicles the process of filming various music videos. ... (English: The Torture) is a pop-reggaetón song performed by singers Shakira and Alejandro Sanz. ... This article is about the male choreographer. ...


Philanthropy and humanitarian work

In 1997, Shakira founded the Pies Descalzos Foundation. It is a Colombian charity with special schools for poor children all around Colombia. It was funded by Shakira and other international groups and individuals. The name of the foundation is taken from Shakira's third studio album called Pies Descalzos, released in 1995. For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Pies Descalzos Foundation (Bare Feet Foundation) is a Colombian charity founded by pop artist Shakira in 1997[1] with special schools for poor kids in Quibdó (a city on the Pacific coast of Colombia) and Barranquilla. ... This article is about charitable organizations. ... Pies Descalzos is Shakiras 1996 breakthrough album. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ...


During her career, Shakira has performed at a large number of benefit concerts. In 2002 she sang at a Party in the Park concert fundraising for the Prince's Trust. That same year she performed at Divas Live which support VH1's Save the Music Foundation. On July 2, 2005 she performed her hits "Whenever, Wherever" and "La Tortura" on the Live 8 benefit concert at the Palace of Versailles, near Paris. On July 7, 2007, the singer opened the German leg of Live Earth in Hamburg. Her set included "Don't Bother", "Inevitable", "Día Especial" (with Gustavo Cerati) and "Hips Don't Lie".[35] Shakira also performed at the "Clinton Global Initiative", where she performed her hits "Underneath Your Clothes", "Inevitable" and "Hips Don't Lie". On May 17, 2008 Shakira and twenty other Latin American and Spanish artists performed in Buenos Aires and Mexico City to raise money for Shakira's Latin America in Solidarity Action (ALAS) charity.[36] This concert attracted 150,000 people in Buenos Aires. Although tickets were free, the demand exceeded the supply; some fans who were fortunate enough to secure free tickets resold them.[37] A benefit concert is a concert featuring musicians, comedians, or other performers that is held for a charitable purpose, often directed at a specific and immediate humanitarian crisis. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Party in the Park is the generic name given to popular music concerts organised by Capital Radio Group in the UK, typically in various large parks during the summer. ... The Princes Trust is a UK based charity headed by HRH The Prince of Wales. ... In 1998, VH1 debuted the first annual VH1 Divas concert. ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994 and VH1: Music First until 2003) is an American digital television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994 and VH1: Music First until 2003) is an American digital television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently... is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Official Live8 DVD, released in November 2005 Live 8 was a series of concurrent benefit concerts that took place on 2 July 2005, in the G8 states and in South Africa. ... On 2 July 2005, a Live 8 concert was held at the Palais de Versailles, Paris, France. ... The Palace of Versailles, or simply Versailles, is a royal château in Versailles, France. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The Live Earth concert in Germany was held at HSH Nordbank Arena, Hamburg on 7 July 2007. ... Live Earth was a series of worldwide concerts held on 7 July 2007, that initiated a three-year campaign to combat climate change. ... For other uses, see Hamburg (disambiguation). ... Dont Bother is the first single released from Shakiras second English language studio album, Oral Fixation Vol. ... Gustavo Adrián Cerati Clark (born in Buenos Aires on August 11, 1959) is an Argentine artist and songwriter. ... Hips Dont Lie is a Grammy Award-nominated Latin Pop song based in a Salsa and Cumbia mix and fused with Reggaeton beat (Reggaeton Pop) performed by Colombian singer Shakira and Haitian rapper Wyclef Jean. ... is the 137th day of the year (138th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Buenos Aires (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Location of Mexico City Coordinates: , Country Federal entity Boroughs The 16 delegaciones Founded c. ...


Shakira is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and is one of their global representatives. "Shakira, like all our Goodwill Ambassadors, was chosen based on her compassion, her involvement in global issues, her deep commitment to helping children, and her appeal to young people around the world. We're very pleased to have Shakira join the UNICEF family. I know she'll help bring UNICEF's mission to the audience who will have the most impact on our future – young people themselves", said UNICEF's Executive Director Carol Bellamy.[38] This is a list of UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors. ... Carol Bellamy, (born January 14, 1942), is the President and CEO of World Learning, and President of its School for International Training. ...


On April 3, 2006, Shakira was honored at a United Nations ceremony for creating the Pies Descalzos Foundation. At the event, the singer said, "Let's not forget that at the end of this day when we all go home, 960 children will have died in Latin America."[39] is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... UN redirects here. ...


Shakira was recently ranked at number 48 on the list of Top 50 Most Charitable Celebrities by OK! magazine. It reported that she donates approximately $55,000 to charity yearly. OK! is a British weekly magazine, specialising in celebrity news. ...


On September 28, 2007 at the Clinton Global Initiative, it was revealed that Shakira' newest charity, called ALAS Foundation (America Latina en Accion Solidaria - Latin America in Solidarity Action), donated a massive $40 million to help the victims of natural disasters. An additional $5 million will be donated to four Latin American countries, to be spent on education and health. The charity was able to collect US$ 200 million from philanthropists Carlos Slim, Mexico’s richest man, and Howard Buffett, son of U.S. investment guru Warren Buffett, the singer announced on April 15, 2008.[40] is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The Clinton Global Initiative is a project of the non-profit William J. Clinton Foundation and was inaugurated on 15 September 2005 in New York, United States, under the chairmanship of former president Bill Clinton. ... Carlos Slim in Brazil. ... Howard Homan Buffett (August 13, 1903 – April 30, 1964) was an Omaha, Nebraska businessman and four-term Republican Congressman from Nebraska. ... Warren Edward Buffett (born August 30, 1930, in Omaha, Nebraska) is an American investor, businessman and philanthropist. ... is the 105th day of the year (106th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...


In December 2007, Shakira visited Bangladesh to appeal for the victims of Cyclone Sidr. She spent 3 days with the victims and visited children affected by the disaster in schools built by Unicef and participated in the distribution of family kits and warm clothes. She said that little was left of the school she visited in the village of Mirzapur, but it still provided an "oasis" for the children. "I am more convinced than ever that education is the key to so many of the difficulties that our children face in countries like mine or in developing countries like this one. It's the key to a better and safer world," she said.[41] December 2007 is the twelfth month of that year and has yet to occur. ... Lowest pressure 944 hPa (mbar) Fatalities ≥3,447 Damage $Expression error: Unrecognised word gay (2007 USD) Areas affected Bangladesh and West Bengal, India Part of the 2007 North Indian Ocean cyclone season Cyclone Sidr (JTWC designation: 06B, also known as Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Sidr) is the fourth named storm... UNICEF Logo The United Nations Childrens Fund or UNICEF (Arabic: ; French: ; Spanish: ) was established by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946. ... , Mirzapur   is a city in the heart of North India, nearly 650 km between Delhi and Kolkata and also equidistant from Allahabad and Varanasi. ...


Shakira is to be the Honorary Chair for Action Week 2008 (April 21 to 28). The event is put together by the Global Campaign for Education to generate awareness about the Education for All Act. She spoke with the US Congress, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, and World Bank President Robert Zoellick to promote a move towards Global Education. Angelina Jolie served as last year's chair. The Congress of the United States is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States of America. ... In the United Kingdom, the Prime Minister is the head of government, exercising many of the executive functions nominally vested in the Sovereign, who is head of state. ... For others with the same or similar names, see Gordon Brown (disambiguation). ... The World Bank logo The World Bank (the Bank) is a part of the World Bank Group (WBG), is a bank that makes loans to developing countries for development programs with the stated goal of reducing poverty. ... Robert B. Zoellick Robert Bruce Zoellick (IPA: ) (born July 25, 1953) is an American politician and (effective July 1, 2007) the eleventh president of the World Bank. ... Angelina Jolie (born Angelina Jolie Voight on June 4, 1975) is an American film actor, a former fashion model, and a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency. ...


Style

Music and voice

Shakira has told many interviewers that she had grown up listening to oriental music, which influenced many of her earlier works. Shakira is known to be a fan of rock music, especially those of The Police, AC/DC, and Led Zeppelin. This article is about the rock band. ... This article is about the band. ... For the bands 1969 eponymous debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ...


Shakira is known to have adopted many genres, including folk, mainstream pop and rock. Her earlier Spanish albums, including Pies Descalzos and Donde Estan Los Ladrones were a mix of folk music and Latin rock, while her cross-over English album, Laundry Service and her later albums were influenced by pop and rock. Pies Descalzos is Shakiras 1996 breakthrough album. ... ¿Dónde Están Los Ladrones? is an album by Shakira, released in 1998. ... Laundry service redirects here. ...


Shakira is recognized for her powerful, melismatic voice, being one of the few female low voices in the industry. She is a Contralto singer who reportedly has a 2,5-octave.voice. Her 1999 MTV Unplugged performance in New York was critically acclaimed by many American critics and is said to have paved her path towards the English markets. In music, an alto is a singer with a vocal range somewhere between a tenor and a soprano. ... Human voices may be classified according to their vocal range — the highest and lowest pitches that they can produce. ... MTV Unplugged is a series showcasing popular musical artists playing acoustic instruments. ...


Songwriting and producing

Shakira is known to write and produce all of her music. She has been recognised as "an incredible and powerful songwriter" and "a remarkable producer" by numerous critics. She is a self professed perfectionist. Perfectionism can refer to: perfectionism (philosophy) perfectionism (psychology) perfectionist movement a utopian societal movement in the late 19th, early 20th century United States from which hails Oneida Society and which is historically related to the Modern Spiritualist movement. ...


Influence

Shakira is influenced greatly by her Arabic heritage, which served as inspiration for her popular song "Ojos Así." Shakira is also very influenced by well-known rock groups, such as Led Zepellin and AC/DC, resulting in her performance of "Back in Black" during her Tour of the Mongoose. Ojos Así (English: Eyes like those) was a single released by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira from her 1998 album ¿Dónde Están los Ladrones? in July 1999. ... Led Zeppelin were an English rock band, one of the most successful and influential groups in popular music history. ... This article is about the band. ... This article is about the album. ... Tour of the Mongoose was a worldwide concert tour by the artist Shakira. ...


Tours

The Anfibio Tour is the name of the three-month long tour of Colombian singer Shakira. ... Tour of the Mongoose was a worldwide concert tour by the artist Shakira. ... Oral Fixation World Tour 2006/2007 (known as Tour Fijación Oral to Spanish-speaking countries) is a concert tour which began in June 2006 in support of Shakiras 2005 Fijación Oral Vol. ...

Discography

Main article: Shakira discography

Collectors items/no longer available This is the discography of Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira. ...

Studio albums Magia (Magic) is Colombian born musician Shakiras debut album. ... Peligro (Danger) is Colombian born musician Shakiras second album. ...

Soundtracks Pies Descalzos is Shakiras 1996 breakthrough album. ... Dónde Están los Ladrones? (Spanish for Where Are the Thieves?) is the fourth studio album by Shakira, released in 1998. ... Laundry service redirects here. ... Servicio De Lavanderia is an internationally successful 2001 album by the artist Shakira. ... Fijación Oral Vol. ... Oral Fixation Vol. ...

  • 2007: Love in the Time of Cholera (EP)

Live albums Love in the Time of Cholera EP is an EP released by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira in 2007. ...

Compilation albums It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with MTV Unplugged (Shakira). ... Live & Off the Record (or En vivo y en privado) is a 2004 double live CD and multimedia DVD release by Colombian born musician Shakira. ... Oral Fixation Tour is a live DVD by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira, released on November 12th of 2007 (Internationally) and November 13th (North America). ...

The Remixes is a 1997 compilation album of songs released by Colombian born musician Shakira. ... Colección de Oro consists of a collection of Colombian Shakiras first hits, an album to bring listeners back to a time when the talented singer/songwriter started climbing charts throughout Latin America with her romantic compositions and personal reflections about life. ... Grandes Éxitos is a 2002 compilation album of songs by Colombian-born musician Shakira. ... Oral Fixation Volumes 1 & 2 is a three disc box set by Shakira released in 2006. ...

Number-one singles

Year Single Peak positions[42][43][44][45]
WW U.S. U.S.
Latin
EUR UK NET CAN AUS GER ITA AUT FRA JAP MEX POR HUN
1998 "Ciega, Sordomuda" 7 1 17 28 1
1999 "Tú" 1 37 1
2001 "Whenever, Wherever/Suerte" 1 6 1 1 2 1 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2002 "Underneath Your Clothes" 2 9 1 2 3 1 17 1 2 3 1 1 5 1 1 1
2003 "Que Me Quedes Tú" 77 1 1 1
2005 "La Tortura" (feat. Alejandro Sanz) 2 23 1 2 3 3 1 3 1 3 3 4 2 1 1 1
2006 "Hips Don't Lie" (feat. Wyclef Jean) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2007 "Te lo Agradezco, Pero No" 1 1
2007 "Beautiful Liar" (with Beyoncé) 2 3 10 1 1 1 2 5 1 1 2 1 3 2 3 1
Total Number-one hits 2 1 8 3 2 4 3 3 3 4 3 5 2 9 4 5

* Notice, not all of the number-one singles were posted here. The United World Chart is a worldwide chart issued every week by Media Traffic, using both sales (digital and physical) and airplay to determine the most popular albums and singles worldwide. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... This is the discography of Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira. ... Ciega, Sordomuda (English: Blind, deaf-mute) is a song written and peformed by Colombian-born singer Shakira, released as a the first single from her 1998 multi-platinum album ¿Dónde Están los Ladrones?, it reached #1 on Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart in 1998. ... Tú could be: Tú a canadian duo. ... Audio sample Whenever, Wherever is a Latin pop song written by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira for her first English album, Laundry Service (2001). ... Whenever, Wherever is a pop song written by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira for her first English album Laundry Service (2001). ... Underneath Your Clothes was the second English language single released from Laundry Service (2001), the first English album by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira. ... Que Me Quedes Tú (Stay With Me in English) is a Latin pop song written and performed by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira for her 2001 breakthrough English album Laundry Service. ... (English: The Torture) is a pop-reggaetón song performed by singers Shakira and Alejandro Sanz. ... Alejandro Sanz, born Alejandro Sánchez Pizarro on December 18, 1968 in Madrid, is a Spanish pop/ballad musician. ... Hips Dont Lie is a Grammy Award-nominated Latin Pop song based in a Salsa and Cumbia mix and fused with Reggaeton beat (Reggaeton Pop) performed by Colombian singer Shakira and Haitian rapper Wyclef Jean. ... Nelust Wyclef Jean (IPA: ) (born October 17, 1972) is a Haitian-American rapper, guitarist, producer, and member of the hip hop trio The Fugees. ... Te lo Agradezco, Pero No (English: Thank you, but no) is a song recorded by Alejandro Sanz and Shakira, for Sanzs 2006 studio album El Tren de los Momentos. ... Beautiful Liar is a song recorded by American R&B singer Beyoncé and Colombian Latin pop singer Shakira. ... Beyoncé in 2004 with her five Grammys. ...


It should be noted that Shakira's three number-one singles on the Australian ARIA Singles Charts were also number-one debuts, becoming one of the few artists to accomplish this feat. The ARIA charts are the main Australian music sales charts, issued weekly by the Australian Recording Industry Association. ...


See also

List of the most important international awards won by Colombian artist Shakira. ... This article deals with the white population of Latin America. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... This is a list of notable Lebanese people. ... The Catalans are an ethnic group or nationality whose homeland is Catalonia, or the Principality of Catalonia (Catalan: Catalunya, or Principat de Catalunya), which is a historical region in southern Europe, embracing a territory situated in the north-east of Spain and an adjoining portion of southern France. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Baltin, Steve. "Shakira Trots Out 'Mongoose'". Rolling Stone. November 11, 2002. Retrieved January 6, 2007.
  2. ^ See inogolo:pronunciation of Shakira.
  3. ^ Shakira will show Mumbai the moves. ibnlive.com (2007-03-24). Retrieved on 2007-11-03.
  4. ^ http://www.bmi.com/musicworld/entry/535199 BMI.com
  5. ^ Media Traffic "All Time Chart 1999-2007"[1]
  6. ^ "Shakira proud of Arab background". BBC News. November 4, 2005. Retrieved February 11, 2008.
  7. ^ Shakira - Origin and Meaning of the name Shakira at BabyNames.com
  8. ^ Behind the Name: Meaning, Origin and History of the Name Shakira
  9. ^ a b Katz, Gregory. "Shakira it up with Shakira". USA Weekend. December 11, 2005.
  10. ^ a b c d Wright, Evan (2002-04-11). Shakira. Rolling Stone. Retrieved on 2007-04-24.
  11. ^ "Shakira: 'I don't hate Britney'". BBC News. March 24, 2002. Retrieved January 22, 2007.
  12. ^ a b c "Shakira". Contemporary Musicians, Volume 33. 2002. Retrieved February 5, 2007.
  13. ^ Driven: Shakira. VH1. Retrieved on 2007-04-24.
  14. ^ Freedom du Lac, Josh. "In Any Language, a Whole Lotta Shakira Goin' On". The Washington Post. August 31, 2006: page C01. January 22, 2007.
  15. ^ http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/search/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000509297
  16. ^ http://www.sonybmg.no/nye_utgivelser/kommende_utgivelser/ Sonybmg.no
  17. ^ http://www.elheraldo.com.co/ELHERALDO/BancoConocimiento/S/soforo/soforo.asp?CodSeccion=16 Elherado.com
  18. ^ http://www.elheraldo.com.co/ELHERALDO/BancoConocimiento/S/soforo/soforo.asp?CodSeccion=16
  19. ^ http://www.elpais.com.uy/08/02/10/pciuda_329267.asp Elpais.com
  20. ^ Jonathan Cohen (2007-07-13). Santana Rocks With Shakira, Tina, Kroeger. Billboard. Retrieved on 2007-07-16.
  21. ^ http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/070920/nyth124.html?.v=101 Biz.yahoo.com
  22. ^ Contactmusic.com
  23. ^ Contactmusic.com
  24. ^ Bayona, Jose (2007-11-7). Gabriel Garcia Marquez & Shakira are soundtrack pals. SHAKIRAMEDIA.com. Retrieved on 2008-01-08.
  25. ^ [2] A Second Opinion
  26. ^ "El Oasis". IMDb
  27. ^ VOY Music. "Shakira Prepares Wedding" December 29, 2006
  28. ^ Terra Actualidad, "Shakira se casa en septiembre en su residencia de República Dominicana" (Spanish) (Retrieved , Fernando de la Rúa
  29. ^ http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/notas/428276.html Eluniversal.com
  30. ^ [3] ADNMundo.com
  31. ^ Shakira estudia historia en UCLA, <http://www.elpasotimes.com/spanish/ci_6882605>. Retrieved on 14 September 2007 
  32. ^ Shakira Rests Hips to Study at UCLA, <http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=275674&GT1=7702>. Retrieved on 14 September 2007 
  33. ^ Shakira's Belly Dancing Discovery. contactmusic.com (2006-01-27). Retrieved on 2007-07-16.
  34. ^ Bozenka
  35. ^ Live Earth on MSN: The Concerts For A Climate In Crisis
  36. ^ "Shakira holds fundraising concerts in Mexico and Argentina", Colombia Reports, May 18, 2008. 
  37. ^ "Shakira performs at a benefit concert", TicketNews, May 18, 2008. 
  38. ^ http://www.unicef.org/media/media_15183.html UNICEF.org
  39. ^ Parsley, Aaron. "Shakira Honored at United Nations". Teen People. April 4, 2006
  40. ^ "Shakira collects US$200 million por poor children", Colombia Reports, May 16, 2008. 
  41. ^ [4] UNICEF.org
  42. ^ Shakira: Billboard Singles. AllMusic.com. Retrieved on 2007-04-30.
  43. ^ UK Top 40 Hit Database. EveryHit.com. Retrieved on 2007-04-30.
  44. ^ Australian Singles Chart. AustralianCharts.com. Retrieved on 2007-04-30.
  45. ^ United World Chart. MediaTraffic.de. Retrieved on 2007-04-30.

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References

VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994 and VH1: Music First until 2003) is an American digital television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994 and VH1: Music First until 2003) is an American digital television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently... Not to be confused with The Straits Times, the Singaporean newspaper. ... Berita Harian is a major Malay language newspaper in Malaysia. ... Laundry service redirects here. ... This article is about a New York newspaper. ... Dont Bother is the first single released from Shakiras second English language studio album, Oral Fixation Vol. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the main singles chart used by Billboard magazine. ... Oral Fixation 2 is Shakiras second English language album and is the English follow-up to Fijación Oral 1 which was released June 7, 2005. ... Oral Fixation 2 is Shakiras second English language album and is the English follow-up to Fijación Oral 1 which was released June 7, 2005. ...

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Awards
Preceded by
Rubén Blades
for
Tiempo
Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album
2001
for Shakira MTV Unplugged
Succeeded by
Freddy Fender
for La Música de Baldemar Huerta
Preceded by
Ozomatli
for Street Signs
Grammy Award for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album
2006
for Fijación Oral Vol. 1
Succeeded by
Maná
for Amar es Combatir
Preceded by
Alejandro Sanz
for Tú No Tienes Alma
Latin Grammy Award for Record of the Year
2006
for La Tortura
Succeeded by
Juan Luis Guerra
for La Llave de Mi Corazón
Latin Grammy Award for Song of the Year
2006
for La Tortura
Latin Grammy Award for Album of the Year
2006
for Fijación Oral Vol. 1
Persondata
NAME Shakira
ALTERNATIVE NAMES شاکیرة; Ripoll, Shakira Isabel Mebarak
SHORT DESCRIPTION Colombian singer
DATE OF BIRTH February 2, 1977
PLACE OF BIRTH Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

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Maná is a popular Latin American Mexican rock band from Guadalajara whose career has spanned almost three decades. ... Amar Es Combatir, Manás 7th studio album and first in four years, was produced by Maná with the special collaboration of recording engineer Tom Russo (Audioslave, Macy Gray, Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton). ... Alejandro Sanz, born Alejandro Sánchez Pizarro on December 18, 1968 in Madrid, is a Spanish pop/ballad musician. ... The Record of the Year is one of the two most prestigious Latin Grammy Awards presented annually. ... (English: The Torture) is a pop-reggaetón song performed by singers Shakira and Alejandro Sanz. ... Juan Luis Guerra (born June 7, 1957 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is one of the most internationally recognized Dominican singer/songwriters. ... The Song of the Year is one of the most prestigious awards given at the Latin Grammy Awards cerimony. ... The Latin Grammy Award for Album of the Year has been awarded every year since 2000. ... Fijación Oral Vol. ... Pies Descalzos is Shakiras 1996 breakthrough album. ... Dónde Están los Ladrones? (Spanish for Where Are the Thieves?) is the fourth studio album by Shakira, released in 1998. ... Laundry service redirects here. ... Servicio De Lavanderia is the Latin American version of Shakiras album Laundry Service. ... Fijación Oral Vol. ... Oral Fixation Vol. ... The Remixes is a 1997 compilation album of songs released by Colombian born musician Shakira. ... Colección de Oro consists of a collection of Colombian Shakiras first hits, an album to bring listeners back to a time when the talented singer/songwriter started climbing charts throughout Latin America with her romantic compositions and personal reflections about life. ... Grandes éxitos is a 2002 compilation album of songs by Colombian born musician Shakira. ... Oral Fixation Volumes 1 & 2 is a three disc box set by Shakira released in 2006. ... Love in the Time of Cholera EP is an EP released by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira in 2007. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with MTV Unplugged (Shakira). ... Live & Off the Record (or En vivo y en privado) is a 2004 double live CD and multimedia DVD release by Colombian born musician Shakira. ... Oral Fixation Tour is a live DVD by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira, released on November 12th of 2007 (Internationally) and November 13th (North America). ... Magia (Magic) is Colombian born musician Shakiras debut album. ... Peligro (Danger) is Colombian born musician Shakiras second album. ... ¿Dónde Estás Corazón? (in English: Where are you, love?) is a song by Colombian musician Shakira, originally released as a single in 1994. ... Estoy Aquí is a song written by Shakira and Luis F. Ochoa from her 1995 breakthrough album Pies Descalzos. ... Pies Descalzos, Sueños Blancos (Bare Feet, White Dreams) is the second single off Shakiras third album Pies Descalzos. ... Antologia (English: Anthology) is a Latin pop ballad written and performed by Colombian-born singer Shakira, released as single from her 1996 album Pies Descalzos. ... Se quiere. ... Ciega, Sordomuda (English: Blind, deaf-mute) is a song written and peformed by Colombian-born singer Shakira, released as a the first single from her 1998 multi-platinum album ¿Dónde Están los Ladrones?, it reached #1 on Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart in 1998. ... Tú (English: You) is a song written and performed by the Colombian-born musician Shakira. ... Inevitable is a Latin rock song written and performed by Colombian-born singer Shakira, released as the third single from her 1998 multi-platinum album ¿Dónde Están los Ladrones?. It has an English version, called Inevitable too, which was only performed by her in some televison shows from... No Creo (English: I dont believe) is a song written and performed by the Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira. ... Si Te Vas (English: If You Leave) is a song written and performed by the Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira. ... Ojos Así (English: Eyes like those) was a single released by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira from her 1998 album ¿Dónde Están los Ladrones? in July 1999. ... Moscas En La Casa (English: Flies In The House) is a Latin pop ballad written and performed by Colombian-born singer Shakira, released as the fifth single from her 1998 multi-platinum album ¿Dónde Están los Ladrones?. In the song, Shakira explains the sadness that she feels after... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with MTV Unplugged (Shakira). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with MTV Unplugged (Shakira). ... No Creo (English: I dont believe) is a song written and performed by the Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira. ... Audio sample Whenever, Wherever is a Latin pop song written by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira for her first English album, Laundry Service (2001). ... Te Dejo Madrid (English: I leave you, Madrid) is a song written by Colombian singer Shakira describing her love for the city of Madrid, the capital of Spain. ... Underneath Your Clothes was the second English language single released from Laundry Service (2001), the first English album by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira. ... Objection (Tango) and Te Aviso, Te Anuncio (Tango) are latin pop songs written and composed by the Colombian pop star Shakira for her 2001 breakthrough English language album, Laundry Service. ... The One is a pop song written by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira for her first English language album Laundry Service (2001). ... Que Me Quedes Tú (Stay With Me in English) is a Latin pop song written and performed by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira for her 2001 breakthrough English album Laundry Service. ... (English: The Torture) is a pop-reggaetón song performed by singers Shakira and Alejandro Sanz. ... No is a Latin pop song written by Shakira and Lester Méndez for Shakiras sixth studio album Fijación Oral Vol. ... Dont Bother is the first single released from Shakiras second English language studio album, Oral Fixation Vol. ... (Spanish for Day In January) is the third single released from Shakiras 2005 album , following and . Written and composed by the singer, is a love song that tells about how she met her boyfriend, Antonio de la Rúa on a January day. ... Hips Dont Lie is a Grammy Award-nominated Latin Pop song based in a Salsa and Cumbia mix and fused with Reggaeton beat (Reggaeton Pop) performed by Colombian singer Shakira and Haitian rapper Wyclef Jean. ... Illegal is the third single released from Shakiras second English language studio album, Oral Fixation Vol. ... La Pared (The Wall) is a song written, produced and performed by Colombian-born musician Shakira. ... Te lo Agradezco, Pero No (English: Thank you, but no) is a song recorded by Alejandro Sanz and Shakira, for Sanzs 2006 studio album El Tren de los Momentos. ... Las de la Intuición (English: (The Women Are) The Intuitive Ones) is a Latin pop song written by Shakira and Luis Fernando Ochoa for Shakiras 2005 album Fijación Oral Vol. ... Magia (English: Magic) was the first single to ever be released by the now prestigious Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira. ... Lejos De Tu Amor is the second single released by Shakira from her first studio album, Magia. ... Esta Noche Voy Contigo is the third and final single released by Shakira from her first studio album, Magia. ... Peligro was a single by Shakira from her second studio album, Peligro. ... Brujería is a single from Shakiras second studio album, Peligro. The song was written by Eduardo Paz and was released in 1993. ... The first single off Peligro that became her best known in Colombia. ... Tu Seras La Historia De Mi Vida is a single released by Shakira from her second studio album, Peligro. The song was written by Desmond Child. ... Fool is a Latin pop song written and performed by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira for her 2001 album Laundry Service. ... Poem To A Horse is a Pop-rock written and performed by Colombian-born singer Shakira, released as the main single from her 2004 tour album Live & Off the Record. ... Te lo Agradezco, Pero No (English: Thank you, but no) is a song recorded by Alejandro Sanz and Shakira, for Sanzs 2006 studio album El Tren de los Momentos. ... Beautiful Liar is a song recorded by American R&B singer Beyoncé and Colombian Latin pop singer Shakira. ... Si Tu No Vuelves is a re-make of Miguel Boses song featuring the Colombian artist Shakira. ... Sing is a song by Annie Lennox, with an expected release on December 03, 2007, as the second single from her fourth solo album Songs Of Mass Destruction, her last album with BMG. The song is a collaboration between Lennox and twenty-three prominent female acts and artists. ... The Anfibio Tour is the name of the three-month long tour of Colombian singer Shakira. ... Tour of the Mongoose was a worldwide concert tour by the artist Shakira. ... Oral Fixation World Tour 2006/2007 (known as Tour Fijación Oral to Spanish-speaking countries) is a concert tour which began in June 2006 in support of Shakiras 2005 Fijación Oral Vol. ... This is the discography of Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira. ... This page includes the videography of Colombian-born singer-songwriter Shakira [1]: // Shakira discography Category: ... Pies Descalzos Foundation (Bare Feet Foundation) is a Colombian charity founded by pop artist Shakira in 1997[1] with special schools for poor kids in Quibdó (a city on the Pacific coast of Colombia) and Barranquilla. ... List of the most important international awards won by Colombian artist Shakira. ... Antonio de la Rúa (born 1973, Argentina), is the oldest son of the Argentine ex-president, Fernando de la Rúa, (who governed Argentina from 1999 to 2001)and Inés Pertiné. He was an advisor to his father during his fathers presidency and one of the heads... is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... For other places with the same name, see Barranquilla (disambiguation). ... Motto: Capital Barranquilla Governor Carlos Rodado Noriega Area 3,388 km² Population  - Total (2003)  - Density   2,365,663 698 people/km² Adjective Atlanticense Atlantico (Spanish: Atlántico) is a department of Colombia. ...


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Shakira has dismissed once again gossips spread about her wedding with Antonio de la Rua, saying she is now focused on her professional career.
On Saturday Shakira, Bono, Alicia Keys and Chris Rock joined former President Bill Clinton at Harlem's historic Apollo Theater for a roundtable forum on youth activism sponsored by MTV.
Shakira continues with her secret plans for her wedding with Antonio de la Rua.
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