Who is Shakira?

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, known professionally as Shakira, is a Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, and record producer. She was born on February 2, 1977, in Barranquilla, Colombia. Shakira began her career in the 1990s, singing in Spanish and gaining popularity in Latin America. She rose to international fame with her English-language debut album "Laundry Service" in 2001, which included the hit singles "Whenever, Wherever" and "Underneath Your Clothes". Shakira has sold more than 70 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling Latin music artists of all time.

Shakira's Accomplishments

Aside from her successful music career, Shakira is also known for her philanthropic work. In 1997, she founded the Pies Descalzos Foundation, providing education and nutrition to children in Colombia. She has also been an active advocate for education and poverty reduction, working with organizations like the United Nations and the World Bank. In addition, Shakira has won numerous awards throughout her career, including three Grammy Awards, 12 Latin Grammy Awards, and seven Billboard Music Awards. She has also been a judge on the American version of the reality singing competition "The Voice". Shakira's unique style, dynamic performances, and inspiring activism have made her an icon in the music industry and beyond.

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