Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, and philanthropist who gained international fame for her unique blend of Latin, rock, and pop music. Born on February 2, 1977, in Barranquilla, Colombia, she began her musical career at a young age and released her first album at 13.

Her breakthrough came in the late 1990s with the release of her album “¿Dónde Están los Ladrones?” and the single “Whenever, Wherever” from her fifth studio album “Laundry Service” (2001). The latter song became a massive hit, propelling her to global stardom.

Shakira is known for her energetic performances, distinctive voice, and ability to combine various musical styles in her songs. Her music often incorporates elements of Latin, pop, rock, and Middle Eastern influences, creating a unique and catchy sound.

Throughout her career, she has released numerous chart-topping albums and singles, including hits like “Hips Don’t Lie,” “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa),” “Underneath Your Clothes,” and “She Wolf.” Her performances at major events, including the FIFA World Cup, have also contributed to her worldwide recognition.

Apart from music, Shakira is actively involved in philanthropy, notably through her foundation “Barefoot Foundation,” which focuses on providing education and nutrition to underprivileged children in Colombia and around the world.

Her impact on the music industry, combined with her philanthropic efforts, has solidified her status as one of the most influential and admired figures in the entertainment world.

She has been in a high-profile relationship with Spanish footballer Gerard Piqué for several years. They first met in 2010 when Piqué appeared in the music video for Shakira’s song “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa),” the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Their relationship became public shortly after the music video’s release, and they’ve been together since. Piqué plays as a center-back for FC Barcelona and the Spanish national team.

Together, Shakira and Piqué have two children, Milan and Sasha. Despite being public figures, they tend to keep their personal life relatively private, occasionally sharing glimpses of their family life on social media but generally avoiding discussing their relationship in the media.

Their relationship has been portrayed as supportive and loving, with both individuals being quite successful in their respective careers while managing to balance family life. As of my last update, they’ve maintained a strong and enduring relationship.

Top 10 Best Shakira Songs

Whenever, Wherever
Hips Don’t Lie
Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)
She Wolf
Objection (Tango)
Underneath Your Clothes
Can’t Remember to Forget You
Beautiful Liar
Ojos Asi
Try Everything

Antonio de la Rúa (2000–2010)
Gerard Piqué (2011–2022)

Children: 2

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