Shakira is a Colombian singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer, actress, and philanthropist. Born on February 2, 1977, in Barranquilla, Colombia.
Why is Shakira Famous
Shakira burst onto the scene with her album Dirty Laundry, but it wasn’t her first. This famous singer had already released Spanish albums and had local success.
With this crossover hit done in English, she hit the airwaves fast and hard. The combination of her belly-dancing moves with the fun and sultry songs on the album made her a household name.
Shakira Brief History
Shakira knows how to dance. In fact, the way she shakes her hips with a nod to belly-dancing drew her as much attention as her singing. This petite beauty is highly talented, and her career shows some of the great choices she made along the way.
In 2020, she was part of the Super Bowl halftime show with Jennifer Lopez. The show garnered over 100 million views.
Her cause is to focus on early human development, both educationally and health-wise. Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, was born in 1977.
She calls Columbia home. While she had a handful of Spanish albums, her breakthrough came with Laundry Service, which was launched in the United States. It took off and flew up the charts producing hit after hit. The album sold over 13 million copies!
With the combination of her ongoing albums, both Spanish and English, she’s one of the world’s bestselling artists.
Unfortunately, at her prime, just as she was about to tour, she had a bad voice strain and the tours were first canceled, then rescheduled.
With a multitude of awards, Shakira is a force to be reckoned with. Her talent continues, and you can expect the music to continue.
Here’s a neat little piece of trivia. There’s an oversized statue of Shakira in her hometown, towering at over 16 feet tall.