Shakira (Shakira full name Isabel Mebarak Ripoll) was born on the second of February 1977, in Barranquilla (Colombia), the son of Lebanese and Colombian.
His first album Magia young Shakira recorded in 14 years. However, it is not earned success with the public, like the second album Peligro, written two years later. But the third - Pies descalzos, suenos blancos ("bare feet, high Dreams") won both the American continent and was a real breakthrough for the young singer. Shakira went on their first tour, giving 59 concerts in 43 cities.
In 1998, Shakira released her next album Dónde Están Los Ladrones ("Where are the thieves?"), Which is still considered the best in the whole of its Spanish-language career. The singer won two awards "Grammy", recorded the first song in English Inevitable and went to a two-month tour.
In 2001, Shakira released a full English album Laundry Service and hair dyed in a light tone. Due to hit Whenever, Wherever the singer came to worldwide success.
In 2005, Shakira recorded the disc in Spanish (Fijacion Oral Vol.1), English (Oral Fixation Vol. 2) and embarked on a world tour of 100 cities in 37 countries. At her concerts visited by nearly 2.5 million people. In 2007, Shakira and Beyonce duet with the song Beautiful Liar received an award at the MTV VMA 2007.
After a long lull in 2009, Shakira released the album She Wolf, which continued its successful tradition of mixing music from different countries, and in 2010 recorded a song for the FIFA World Cup Song 2010 - Waka Waka (This Time For Africa & Esto Es Africa).
In the privacy of the singer everything goes as well: in 2000, she met with Antonio de la Rua, son of former president of Argentina.