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Shakira

Shakira during the inauguration for Barack Obama in 2009
Background information
Birth name Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
Born February 2, 1977 (1977-02-02) (age 33)
Barranquilla, Colombia
Genres Latin pop, Brown-eyed soul, pop rock, alternative, world, dance, urban
Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, philanthropist, dancer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, harmonica,[1] drums, percussion
Years active 1990–present
Labels Sony Music Colombia (1990—1996)
Sony Discos (1996—2002)
Epic (2000—present)
Live Nation Artists (2008—present)
Website www.shakira.com
.Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (born February 2, 1977),[2] known professionally as Shakira (pronounced /ʃəˈkɪərə/, Spanish: [tʃaˈkiɾa] or [ʃaˈkiɾa]),[3] is a Colombian[4] singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, dancer and philanthropist who emerged as a musical prodigy in the music scene of Latin America in the early 1990s.^ Front Page Articles Pictures Videos Lookbooks more Polls Notes Links History Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (born February 2, 1977), known simply as Shakira, is a two-time Grammy Award and eight-time Latin Grammy Award-winning Colombian singer-songwriter, musician and record producer who has been a major figure in...
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^ Colombian singer Shakira, who contributes three s .
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^ Colombian singer Shakira holds the four Latin Gra .
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.Born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia, Shakira revealed many of her talents in school as a live performer, demonstrating her vocal ability with rock and roll, Latin and Middle Eastern influences with her own original twist on belly dancing.^ Latin/pop/rock star, Shakira.

^ Shakira was born February 2, 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia.
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^ What do you think of SHakira's belly dancing?
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.Shakira is a native Spanish speaker and also speaks fluent English, Portuguese and Italian.^ Shakira is a singer that speaks spanish like me and she speaks a little bit of English.
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^ Shakira is a native Spanish speaker and also speaks fluent English, Portuguese, Italian,[4] and some Arabic.
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^ Shakira is a native Spanish speaker and also speaks fluent English, Portuguese and Italian.
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[5] .She also sings in Classical Arabic.^ She also sings in Classical Arabic.
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[6] .After commercial flops with local producers on her first two albums, and little-known outside Colombia, Shakira decided to produce her own brand of music.^ After commercial flops with local producers on her first two albums, and little-known outside Colombia, Shakira decided to produce her own brand of music.
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^ In deciding which album to release first, Shakira also broke ranks.
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^ Shakira Mebarak released her first album in Colombia at age 13.
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In 1995 she released Pies Descalzos, which brought her great fame in Latin America and Spain, and her 1998 album ¿Dónde Están los Ladrones? was a critical success. .Since then she has gained many fans in semi-Hispanophone countries, and many non-Spanish-speaking countries, especially the United States.^ Since then she has gained many fans in semi-Hispanophone countries, especially the United States, and many non-Spanish-speaking countries.
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^ She began to gain more fans in non-Spanish-speaking countries like France, Switzerland, Canada, and especially the United States.
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^ Since that time she began to gain more fans in non-Spanish-speaking countries like Turkey, France, Italy, Switzerland, Canada, and especially the United States.
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.In 2001, and aided by heavy rotation of the music video, "Whenever, Wherever", she broke through into the English-speaking world with the release of Laundry Service, which sold over 13 million copies worldwide.^ The single/video "Whenever, Wherever" was released in advance of the album in late 2001, and made her a star in the English-speaking world almost overnight.
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^ Shakira had a number 6 hit with Whenever Wherever from Laundry Service, but this is the biggest it has ever got for her.
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^ In late 2001, the fruits of her labor were released with Laundry Service.

[7][8] Four years later, Shakira released two album projects called Fijación Oral Vol. 1 and Oral Fixation Vol. 2. .Both reinforced her success, particularly with the most successful song in the 21st century to date, "Hips Don't Lie".[9] From October-November 2009 Shakira released her latest album She Wolf worldwide.^ Shakira's a sassy songbird with endless potential and, as the song says, her hips don't lie.
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^ Because my hips don't lie."
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^ Shakira - Hips Don't Lie mp3 Hips Don't Lie song TOP 40 SINGLES USA album .
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.She has won two Grammy Awards, seven Latin Grammy Awards, twelve Billboard Latin Music Awards and has been Golden Globe-nominated.^ The Golden Globe nominations are in and the contenders are...

^ She has won two Grammy Awards, seven Latin Grammy Awards, and has been Golden Globe-nominated.
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^ She has won two Grammy Awards, eight Latin Grammy Awards, and has been Golden Globe-nominated.
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.She is also the highest-selling Colombian artist of all time, and the second most successful female Latin singer having sold round about 50 million albums worldwide.^ All told, Shakira has sold more than 26 million albums worldwide.
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^ All in all, Shakira has sold 50 million albums worldwide, according to her label.
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^ Among the Colombian artists, Shakira is the highest-selling of all time.
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[8] .Additionally, she is the only artist from South America to reach the number-one spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, the Australian ARIA 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.
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^ The second single "Hips Don't Lie" (featuring Wyclef Jean) became her first single to reach number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and UK Singles Chart.
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^ She is also the only artist from South America to reach the number...
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.Shakira is to be given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.^ She is also the first Colombian to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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^ Shakira - Oral Fixation / Don't Bother Big stars walk away with most prizes Shakira's latest fixations .

^ Source: “Shakira Gives $45 Million To Charity!” [ Star ] Image courtesy of Picture Perfect , for use on Gone Hollywood .

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Early life

.Shakira was born on February 2, 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia.^ Grammy-winning Latina pop singer Shakira was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, on February 2, 1977.
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^ Born in real life as Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll on February 2, 1977 at Barranquilla, Colombia.
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^ Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll was born on February 2, 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia.

.She is the only child of Nidya del Carmen Ripoll Torrado and William Mebarak Chadid, who are of Lebanese, Spanish (Catalan) and Italian descent.^ Born February 2, 1977, Shakira is of Spanish, Italian, and Lebanese descent.
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^ Shakira's father's name is William Mebarak Chadid and mother's name is Nidia del Carmen Ripolli Torrado.
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^ She is the daughter of William Mebarak (jeweler and clock salesman) and Nidia del Carmen Ripoll Torrado.
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[2][13][14] .She has eight older half-siblings from her father's previous marriage.^ Shakira has eight half-brothers and sisters from her father's previous marriage.
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^ The death of a half sibling and her father’s reaction to it inspired her to write her first full song at age eight.
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^ Shakira has been a performer since the age of eight, when she wrote her first song for her father, whom she shares with step-siblings.
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Statue of Shakira in Barranquilla, Colombia
.Shakira means "thankful" in Arabic.^ The name Shakira means grateful or thankful in Arabic.
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^ Shakira, whose name means "woman of grace" in Arabic, credits her father's Lebanese heritage for her Middle Eastern-influenced dance moves.
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^ Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, known simply as Shakira (meaning "Woman of Grace" in Arabic), is an internationally famous singer and songwriter.
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[16][17] It is the feminine form of the name Shakir. .Her second name, Isabel, is also that of her paternal grandmother, meaning "my God is my oath", "my God's house" or "my God is abundance", and her name is a Spanish given name for Elizabeth.^ Her second name, Isabel, is also that of her paternal grandmother meaning beautiful.

^ Some people looked at me very suspiciously, a few people asked me, but I told them my name was Isabelle .
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^ Shakira, means "grateful" in Arabic, is named after her grandmother.
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.Her second surname name Ripoll is Catalan.^ Her family name Ripoll is Catalan.

.She spent much of her youth in Barranquilla, a city located in northern Colombia.^ She spent much of her youth in Barranquilla, a city located in northern Colombia.

^ The Latin Pop Superstar Shakira Mebarak Ripoll born in the Coastal City of Barranquilla, Colombia, Shakira means "Woman full of Grace" in arabic.
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Shakira's business acumen is often attributed to a high IQ, which is reported in the entertainment press to be 140.[18]
.Shakira wrote her first poem, entitled "La Rosa De Cristal" ("The Crystal Rose") when she was only four years old.^ Compra la música de Shakira .
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^ Shakira wrote her first poem, entitled "Tus gafas oscuras" ("Your dark glasses") when she was only four years old.

^ Shakira - Las de la intución .
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.As she was growing up, she was fascinated watching her father writing stories on a typewriter, and asked for one as a Christmas gift.^ Growing up, Shakira enjoyed watching her father create poetry on the family typewriter, and at age 4, she wrote her first one, "La Rosa de Cristal."
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^ After receiving a typewriter as a gift, she began to write poems constantly.

.She got her wish at age seven and continued writing poetry.^ Fancying herself a true "artista," Shakira has been dancing, writing and singing since age three and continues to write all of her own music.
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.These poems eventually evolved into songs.^ Her poems eventually evolved into songs .

.At the age of two, an older half-brother was killed in a motorcycle accident and at the age of eight, Shakira wrote her first song entitled "Tus gafas oscuras" ("Your dark glasses") which was inspired by her father, who for years wore dark glasses, to hide his grief.^ Tus gafas oscuras .
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^ Who inspired Shakira?
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^ The death of a half sibling and her father’s reaction to it inspired her to write her first full song at age eight.
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.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.^ 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.

^ Shakira credits her Middle Eastern-influenced dance moves to her father's Lebanese heritage.
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^ She explains how her father took her to a local Middle Eastern restaurant, where she first heard the call of the doumbek, the Arab drum used to accompany belly dancers.
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[20] .Before she knew it, Shakira was dancing on the table, as restaurant patrons responded by clapping enthusiastically.^ By the time she was seven, Shakira displayed an impressive dancing ability when she joined a group of belly dancers at a Middle Eastern restaurant.
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^ One story goes that when Shakira was only 4 years of age, she began dancing to Arabic style music in a restaurant her father had taken her to, much to the delight of the diners.
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^ She remembers her first performance as an impromptu dance on a restaurant table as a child, much to the delight of her family and fellow patrons.
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.It was then that Shakira said she knew she wanted to be a performer.^ Shakira knew early on that she wanted to be a professional musician and by the time she was 8, she was already writing her own songs.
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^ News Shakira wants more space and has put her 6500-square-foot Florida mansion on the market, her real estate agent said Friday.

^ Shakira wants more space and has put her 6,500-square-foot Florida mansion on the market, her real estate agent said.

.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.^ After being rejected from her school choir, she persisted and looked for other singing opportunities and began competing in a weekly television singing competition for children Vivan Los Nios (Long Live the Kids).
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^ While in school, Shakira was making her musical talent known by winning talent shows playing the guitar, and she was even kicked out of her school choir because her voice drowned out the other choir singers.

^ At the age of ten, Shakira tried out for her school choir, but she was not taken because her voice was "too strong."
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.The music teacher told her that she sounded "like a goat".[20][21] At school, she says she had been known as "the belly dancer girl", as she would demonstrate every Friday at school a number she had learned.^ 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.

^ She attended Catholic school and began writing songs at 8 and later choreographed dance routines: "I was known in school as 'the belly dancer girl' because every Friday I would do a number I learned.
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^ Shakira has already said this her most electronic music to date, and she also kept the ethnic fusion sound going with the help of producers like The Neptunes and Wyclef Jean .
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[20] ."That's how I discovered my passion for live performance," she says.^ That's how I discovered my passion for live performance."
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^ Shakira Explains Her Oral Fixation "I live through my mouth," says Columbian beauty...
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^ "I grew up listening to Nirvana, Metallica and later on discovered Led Zeppelin, which, along with the Cure, is my favorite," Shakira says.
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[18]
.When she was eight, Shakira's father declared bankruptcy.^ Shakira composed her first song at eight years old, entitled Tus gafas oscuras (yours glances at them dark) and dedicated to her father.

^ Born to a Colombian mother and an American born Lebanese father, Shakira Isable Mebarak Ripoll has been writing and singing songs since the age of eight.
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.While the details were sorted out, she stayed with relatives in Los Angeles.^ It helps that they've been committed to getting out and meeting fans, which they did yesterday at the ArcLight Cinemas in Los Angeles.
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.On returning to Barranquilla, she was shocked to find that much of what her parents owned had been sold; as she later said "In my childish head, this was the end of the world."^ My parents took me to the park where all the orphans sniffed glue to deal with the tragedies of their own lives.
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^ Spanish is a language with many different accents and intonations, so much different that sometimes I don't fully understand people in my own country living in the coasts(Colombia).
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^ But surely, like all dream sequences, the excursion must come to an end and each returns to his/her respective world.
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[15] .To show her that things could be worse, her father took her to a local park to see orphans who lived there, sniffing glue.^ My parents took me to the park where all the orphans sniffed glue to deal with the tragedies of their own lives.
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^ My parents took me to the park where there were many kids who were orphans and barefoot and sniffing glue --Shakira "They wanted to show me another reality that was much worse than mine," she said, "to make me gain perspective on things."
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^ Although Shakira sang live (a dissimilarity from the show’s tradition of lip-syncing), it’s great to see Shakira do what she does best – dance.
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.The images stayed with her and she said to herself "one day I’m going to help these kids when I become a famous artist."^ At the event she 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 [1] ."
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^ The original said that Shakira performed at the Obama inauguration and that she was one of only two non-American artists to do so.
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^ 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."

[15]
.Between the ages of ten and thirteen Shakira was invited to various events in Barranquilla and gained some recognition in the area.^ Between the ages of ten and thirteen Shakira was invited to various events in Barranquilla and gained some recognition in the area.

^ Between the ages of ten to thirteen, Shakira was invited to various events in Barranquilla, and gained some recognition in the area.
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^ Born in Barranquilla, Colombia, Shakira's first steps in her creative life were developed at a very early age.
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[22] .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.^ 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.

^ It was around this time that she met local theater producer Monica Ariza, who was impressed with Shakira and as a result attempted to help her career.
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^ In 1990, Shakira met Monica Ariza, a local theatre producer, who was eager to expose her talent to the rest of Columbia.
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.During a flight from Barranquilla to Bogotá, Ariza convinced Sony Colombia executive Ciro Vargas to hold an audition for Shakira in a hotel lobby.^ During a flight from Barranquilla to Bogotá, Ariza convinced Sony Colombia executive Ciro Vargas to hold an audition for Shakira in a motel lobby.
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^ An audition for Sony Colombia was soon set up for Shakira with its executive Ciro Vargas, whom Ariza met during a flight to Bogot.
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^ During a flight from Barranquilla to Bogot?, Ariza convinced Sony Colombia executive Ciro Vargas to hold an audition for Shakira in a motel lobby.

.Vargas held Shakira in high regard and, returning to the Sony office, gave the cassette to a song and artist director.^ Vargas held Shakira in high regard and, returning to the Sony office, gave the cassette to a song and artist director.

^ Vargas held Shakira in good regards and returned to the Sony office and gave the cassette to a song and artist director.
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^ During a flight from Barranquilla to Bogotá, Ariza convinced Sony Colombia executive Ciro Vargas to hold an audition for Shakira in a motel lobby.
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.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.^ Vargas, not daunted, was still convinced that Shakira had talent, and set up an audition in Bogot?.

^ 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.
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.He arranged for Sony Colombia executives to arrive at the audition, with the idea of surprising them with Shakira's performance.^ He arranged for Sony Colombia executives to arrive at the audition, with the idea of surprising them with Shakira's performance.
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^ During a flight from Barranquilla to Bogotá, Ariza convinced Sony Colombia executive Ciro Vargas to hold an audition for Shakira in a motel lobby.
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^ An audition for Sony Colombia was soon set up for Shakira with its executive Ciro Vargas, whom Ariza met during a flight to Bogot.
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.She performed three songs for the executives and impressed them enough for her to be signed to record three albums.^ She performed three songs for the executives and impressed them enough for her to be subsequently signed to record three albums.
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^ She performed three songs for the executives and impressed them enough for her to be signed to record three albums .

^ The studio wasn't impressed, but a second audition won them over and Shakira signed a three-album contract.
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[23]

Career

1990-1994: Magia and Peligro

.Shakira's debut album, Magia, was recorded with Sony Music in 1990 when she was only thirteen years old.^ She was signed to Sony Columbia and released her debut album Magia in 1991 when she was only fourteen.
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^ Shakira released her debut LP - Magia .

^ Magia ( Magic ) was Shakira's debut album, recorded with Sony Colombia in 1991, when she was 15.
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.The songs are a collection penned by her since she was 8, mixed pop-rock ballads and disco with electronic accompaniment, however it was hampered by a lack of recording and production cohesion.^ Since then, she established herself as a crossover star with a groundbreaking blend of pop and rock styles.
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^ Since her rock-influenced single "Donde Estas Corazon" launched her career in 1996, she has sold 25 million records worldwide.
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^ Her mixture of rock ballads and Dance Pop (with an occasional tropical touch) is filtered through her image as a talented, beautiful and headstrong young woman.
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.The album was released in 1991 and featured Magia and three other singles.^ The single/video "Whenever, Wherever" was released in advance of the album in late 2001, and made her a star in the English-speaking world almost overnight.
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^ International superstar SHAKIRA is set to release the first single, She-Wolf, from her forthcoming album on September 21st.

^ Her 1991 debut album, Magia, was comprised of songs she'd written over the past five or six years, including some of her earliest efforts.
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.Though it fared well on Colombian radio and gave the young Shakira much exposure, the album did not fare well commercially: only 1,200 copies were sold.^ The album did not fare well commercially, selling less than one thousand copies.
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^ How many albums has shakira sold?
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^ She left the show in 1995 and released her 3rd album Pies Descalzos in 1996 (it sold over a million copies in Columbia).
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[20] and the music video for .Magia became first national pop video in Colombia.^ At the age of 14 Shakira released her first album, Magia ( Magic ), on Sony Records and became a success in her native country of Colombia.
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^ When she released her first English material in late 2001, she became an instant pop sensation, thanks to her quirky poetic sense and a sexy video image built on her hip-shaking belly dance moves.
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^ When she released her first English material in late 2001, she became an instant pop sensation, thanks to her quirky poetic sense and a sexy video image built on her hipshaking belly dance moves.
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.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.^ Shakira released her debut LP - Magia .

^ 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.

^ While growing up in Barranquilla, Colombia, music and poetry were constants in Shakira's life, and she penned one of her first songs after her brother's tragic death in a car crash.
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.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.^ Although she was barely known outside of Colombia, Shakira was invited to appear at Chile's Viña del Mar International Song Festival in February 1993.
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^ The festival gave aspiring Latin American singers a chance to perform their songs, and the winner was then chosen by a panel of judges.

^ What city in Colombia is the singer Shakira from?
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.Shakira performed the ballad "Eres" ("You Are") and won the trophy for third place.^ Shakira's emotional performance of powerful ballad "Eres" (You Are) landed her in third place and began to build her profile outside of Colombia.
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^ Shakira’s emotional performance of powerful ballad “Eres" (You Are) landed her in third place and began to build her profile outside of Colombia.
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^ 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.^ One of the judges who voted for her to win was then 20-year-old Ricky Martin.

^ During these last 3 years she hast turned into the most awarded Colombian artist in the world, and the one who has sold more albums.

^ The 32-year-old Latin singer is engaged to Antonio de la Rua, 36, who is the son of the former Argentine president Fernando,...
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.The second studio album Peligro of the same genre was released in 1993, but Shakira was not pleased with the final result, mainly taking issue with the production.^ After Magia , Shakira released Peligro ( Danger ) in 1993.
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^ The album Peligro was released in 1993, but Shakira was not pleased with the final result.

^ Shakira released Peligro .

.The album was better received than Magia, though it was also considered a commercial failure, due to Shakira's refusal to advertise it.^ The album was better received than Magia , though it was also considered a commercial failure, due to Shakira's refusal to advertise it.

^ After commercial flops with local producers on her first two albums, and little-known outside Colombia, Shakira decided to produce her own brand of music.
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^ She won the latin grammy for 'best hair due' in 1999 for that album, then she made an unplugged version of it in 2000 called "Shakira - Not Live Singing but a Goat Moaning".
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.Shakira then decided to take a hiatus from recording so that she could graduate from high school.^ At age 15, Shakira graduated from high school.
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^ The album was better received than Magia , but Shakira decided to take a hiatus from recording so that she could graduate from high school.
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^ Unfortunately, her first two albums, 1991's Magia and 1993's Peligro , were met with mixed reviews and disappointing results, so Shakira focused on high school instead.
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In the same year, Shakira starred in the Colombian TV Series "The Oasis", loosely based on the Armero tragedy in 1985.

1995–1997: Pies Descalzos

.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.^ The name of the foundation is taken from Shakira's third studio album called Pies Descalzos , released in 1995.

^ Shakira soon returned to the music business with the release of her 1995 album Pies Descalzos (Bare Feet).
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^ Shakira recorded a song for a complication album called "Nuestro Rock" which was sold exclusively in Colombia.

.¿Dónde Estás Corazón? was the only hit off the album.^ After that breakthrough, Pies Descalzos just kept spinning off singles: "Dónde Estás Corazón?," "Antología," "Pienso en Ti," "Un Poco de Amor," "Se Quiere, Se Mata."
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^ The move paid off when her follow-up album, 1998's Dónde Están los Ladrones?
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^ The song she recorded for the album was?D?nde Est?s Coraz?n?, which was the only hit off the album.

.This allowed Sony to give Shakira a third attempt at making an album.^ The song was a breakthrough for Shakira, and Sony allowed Shakira to record a third studio album.

^ Shakira released her first album, Magia (Magic), one year later, on the Sony label.

^ 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.

.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,[24] and made her third studio album, Pies Descalzos (English: Bare Feet).^ The name of the foundation is taken from Shakira's third studio album called Pies Descalzos , released in 1995.

^ The song was a breakthrough for Shakira, and Sony allowed Shakira to record a third studio album.

^ What was the name of Shakira's debut album in English?
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.Recording for the album began in February 1995, after the success of her single ¿Dónde Estás Corazón?.^ Shakira set the music world on fire in 2001 with her single 'Wherever, Whenever', which hails from her highly successful album 'Laundry Service.'
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^ Peligro ( Danger ) was her next album but it wasn't until 1995 when she wrote and recorded the song 'Dnde Ests Corazn?'
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^ In 1995 she released Pies Descalzos, which brought her great fame in Latin America and Spain, and her 1998 album Dnde Estn los Ladrones was a critical success.
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.Sony gave Shakira $100,000 to produce the album since they predicted that the album would not sell past 100,000 copies.^ After commercial flops with local producers on her first two albums, and little-known outside Colombia, Shakira decided to produce her own brand of music.
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^ Shakira's breakthrough came with the 1996 release of Pies Descalzos (Bare Feet), an album that has sold more than four million copies worldwide and one that produced no fewer than six smash singles.
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^ That fourth album was the album that exploded Shakira into international celebrity, ending up with six hit singles in Latin America, topping the charts in eight countries and eventually selling a million copies in the U.S. .

.Starting with this album, Shakira began producing her own music, perfecting her vocals and most of all, creative control over her music.^ After commercial flops with local producers on her first two albums, and little-known outside Colombia, Shakira decided to produce her own brand of music.
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^ Noted for her aggressive, rock-influenced approach, Shakira maintained an extraordinary degree of creative control over her music, especially for a female artist; she wrote or co-wrote nearly all of her own material, and in the process gained a reputation as one of Latin music’s most ambitiously poetic lyricists.
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^ Shakira set the music world on fire in 2001 with her single 'Wherever, Whenever', which hails from her highly successful album 'Laundry Service.'
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.Highly influenced by American alternative market and British groups such as The Pretenders, the album was decently presented at small auditorium at La Castilian Theater in Bogotá on October 6, 1995. The tunes of the album are melodic, musically surprising and gritty, with intellectual lyrics and an electronic/acoustic blend that effectively broke the formulaic mold of Latin pop with an authentic sound that hadn’t been heard before.^ RBD, which reached young listeners with its album "Rebelde" (Rebel), won best Latin pop album for a duo or group, and the same award for new artists.
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^ Shakira set the music world on fire in 2001 with her single 'Wherever, Whenever', which hails from her highly successful album 'Laundry Service.'
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^ The resulting album, "Laundry Service," surprised critics with brilliantly poetic lines, dealing with a wide variety of deep feelings, such as: .
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.The album released on February 13, 1996 internationally.^ February 13, 1996 .
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^ She left the show in 1995 and released her 3rd album Pies Descalzos in 1996 (it sold over a million copies in Columbia).
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^ The subsequent release was Laundry Service , led by the single "Objection," and the album sold 13 million copies, including a third of them in North America.
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It debuted at #1 in 8 different countries. .However, in the U.S. Billboard 200 the album reached #180 peak position and #5 in the U.S. Billboard Top Latin Albums.^ Shakira topped the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart with Fijacion Oral .

^ Four other singles from the album--"Antologia," "Pienso en Ti," "Un Poco de Amor," and "Se Quiere, Se Mata"--all reached the top ten on the Latin charts.
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^ RBD, which reached young listeners with its album "Rebelde" (Rebel), won best Latin pop album for a duo or group, and the same award for new artists.
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.The album spawned six ultimate hit-singles Estoy Aqui (U.S. Latin #2), ¿Dónde Estás Corazón? (U.S. Latin #5), Pies Descalzos, Sueños Blancos, Un Poco De Amor (U.S. Latin #6), Antologia (U.S. Latin #15) and Se Quiere, Se Mata (U.S. Latin #8).^ She left the show in 1995 and released her 3rd album Pies Descalzos in 1996 (it sold over a million copies in Columbia).
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^ Un Poco De Amor (Remixes) (12", Promo) .
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^ The name of the foundation is taken from Shakira's third studio album called Pies Descalzos , released in 1995.

[25] In August 1996, RIAA certified the album platinum status.[26]
.In March 1996, Shakira went on to her first international tour named simply “Tour Pies Descalzos”, that was saddened by death of several fans because of uncontrolled crowd of 50,000 people at the concert in the singer’s native city of Barranquilla.^ What city in Colombia is the singer Shakira from?
  • WikiAnswers - Shakira Questions including "When was Shakira born" 28 January 2010 0:50 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

^ What was the name of Shakira's first album?
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^ She left the show in 1995 and released her 3rd album Pies Descalzos in 1996 (it sold over a million copies in Columbia).
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.June 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] A year later, Shakira received three Billboard Latin Music Awards for Album of the Year (Pies Descalzos), Video of the Year (Estoy Aqui) and Best New Artist.^ On April 27, 2006 she received 6 Latin Billboard Awards.
  • Shakira Latin American Singer : Famous : Biography : Information 16 September 2009 4:04 UTC famous.y2u.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ For what album did shakira won in 2001 grammy awards for best latin pop album?
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^ The year 2009 was a banner one for fashion-forward music videos.
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[27]
.Pies Descalzos sold over 5 million copies,[28][29] prompting the release of a remix album, titled simply The Remixes.^ She left the show in 1995 and released her 3rd album Pies Descalzos in 1996 (it sold over a million copies in Columbia).
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^ Pies Descalzos sold more than 4 million copies, which prompted the release of a remix album, titled simply The Remixes , which sold more than a million copies.
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^ The first results were Pies Descalzos, which was initially released in 1995; a slow seller at first, the album gradually caught on thanks to "Estoy Aqui," which became a hit all over Latin America, as well as Spain.
  • Amazon.com: Shakira: Albums, Songs, Bios, Photos 28 January 2010 0:50 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
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.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.^ The Remixes was created and featured remixes from the songs on Pies descalzos.
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^ One of Shaki s best song.
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^ She left the show in 1995 and released her 3rd album Pies Descalzos in 1996 (it sold over a million copies in Columbia).
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[22]

1998–2000: ¿Dónde Están Los Ladrones? and “MTV Unplugged"

.Having received a World Music Award as the best selling Latin artist, Shakira already prepared some of new material of her second international record.^ But Shakira isn’t really a new artist.

^ Shakira has won two Grammy Awards in her career: Best Latin Pop Album for Shakira MTV Unplugged (2001) and Best Latin Rock/Alternative for Fijación Oral Vol.
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^ Shakira set the music world on fire in 2001 with her single 'Wherever, Whenever', which hails from her highly successful album 'Laundry Service.'
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.She was chosen from dozens of Latin singers to grace the cover of Time magazine in the article titled Era of the Rockera.^ The festival gave aspiring Latin American singers a chance to perform their songs, and the winner was then chosen by a panel of judges.

^ One TIME magazine article reviewing Shakiras video was even titled Shakira wants you to visit so she can play you her CD, personally!
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^ The Decapitator has struck again, this time he has decided to chop the head of Shakira on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

Her fourth album, ¿Dónde Están Los Ladrones? (English: Where Are The Thieves?) produced entirely by Shakira herself and Emilio .Estefan, Jr. as the executive, was released on September 28, 1998. The album, inspired by an incident in an airport in which a suitcase full of her written lyrics was stolen, became a bigger hit than Pies Descalsos.On the day of its official release in Miami the album sold to 300,000 copies in one day.^ Emilio Estefan turned out to be an even bigger hit than its predecessor in 1998.

^ The album sold over one million copies in three days.

^ The first results were Pies Descalzos, which was initially released in 1995; a slow seller at first, the album gradually caught on thanks to "Estoy Aqui," which became a hit all over Latin America, as well as Spain.
  • Amazon.com: Shakira: Albums, Songs, Bios, Photos 28 January 2010 0:50 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.All Music Guide and Rolling Stone gave to the album 4.5/5 stars and Donde Estan Los Ladrones has reached #131 peak position in the U.S. Billboard 200 and charting 11 weeks top spot on the Billboard Top Latin Albums.^ Last week's position 9 Weeks on chart 4 Peak .
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^ The album was buoyed on to top the charts in several Latin countries.
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^ Shakira topped the Billboard Latin Tracks chart with "Tu" for a week.

.It sold over 1,500,000 copies in the U.S. alone, making it one of the best selling Spanish albums in the U.S. Eight of the album's eleven tracks became singles, including Ciega, Sordomuda (U.S. Latin #1), Moscas En La Casa (U.S. Latin #25), No Creo (U.S. Latin #9, U.S. #74), Inevitable (U.S. Latin #3), (U.S. Latin #1, U.S. #95), Si Te Vas, Octavo Día, and the world-famous, Arabic tinged Ojos Así (U.S. Latin #22).^ The single/video "Whenever, Wherever" was released in advance of the album in late 2001, and made her a star in the English-speaking world almost overnight.
  • Amazon.com: Shakira: Albums, Songs, Bios, Photos 28 January 2010 0:50 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ 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.

^ There's a light touch to ballads like "En Tus Pupilas" that's a world away from the Ricky Martinizing of Latin pop.
  • Fijacion Oral Vol. 1 reviews at Metacritic.com 28 January 2010 0:50 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

.The latter two songs won Shakira one Latin Grammy each.^ How many Grammys has Shakira won?
  • WikiAnswers - Shakira Questions including "When was Shakira born" 28 January 2010 0:50 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

^ Shakira has won two Grammy Awards in her career: Best Latin Pop Album for Shakira MTV Unplugged (2001) and Best Latin Rock/Alternative for Fijación Oral Vol.
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^ She has won two Grammy Awards, eight Latin Grammy Awards, and has been Golden Globe-nominated.
  • Shakira Lyrics 28 January 2010 0:50 UTC www.lyrics.com [Source type: General]

.Eventually, ¿Donde Estan Los Ladrones? has sold ten million copies worldwide.^ Shakira released Donde Estan Los Ladrones?

^ "Donde Estan los Ladrones?"
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^ In 2001, she broke through into the English -speaking world with the release of Laundry Service, which sold over fifteen million copies worldwide.
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[30] .Shakira also received her first Grammy Award nomination in 1999 for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album.^ Shakira shakin' Latin rock .

^ For what album did shakira won in 2001 grammy awards for best latin pop album?
  • WikiAnswers - Shakira Questions including "When was Shakira born" 28 January 2010 0:50 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

^ Shakira has won two Grammy Awards in her career: Best Latin Pop Album for Shakira MTV Unplugged (2001) and Best Latin Rock/Alternative for Fijación Oral Vol.
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[31] .Shakira's first live album, MTV Unplugged was recorded in New York City on August 12, 1999. Highly acclaimed by American critics, it is rated as one of her best-ever live performances.^ I live in New York City and my parents live in Jackson Heights.
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^ Shakira performed on Saturday Night Live .

^ Shakira released MTV Unplugged .

[32] .The acoustic album earned the Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album in 2001 and gained sales of 5 million CD’s worldwide.^ For what album did shakira won in 2001 grammy awards for best latin pop album?
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^ Her Oral Fixation album earned her a Grammy and three Latin Grammys.
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^ At the inaugural Latin Grammy Awards ceremony in 2000, Shakira delivered a much-discussed, show-stopping performance of "Ojos Así" and took home Unplugged-related trophies for Best Female Pop Vocal ("Ojos Así") and Best Female Rock Vocal ("Octavo Dia").
  • Amazon.com: Shakira: Albums, Songs, Bios, Photos 28 January 2010 0:50 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

[33] .In March 2000, Shakira embarked on her Tour Anfibio, a two-month tour of Latin America and the United States.^ In March 2000 Shakira embarked on Tour Anfibio , a three-month tour of Latin America and the United States.
  • Shakira Latin American Singer : Famous : Biography : Information 16 September 2009 4:04 UTC famous.y2u.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ 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.
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^ More » Shakira honors U.S. Latinos with awards AP - Aug 4, 2006 Shakira dedicated her seven MTV Video Music Awards nominations to the Latino community in the United States.
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.In August 2000, she won an MTV Video Music Award in the now-defunct category of People's Choice — Favorite International Artist for Ojos Asi.^ OJOS ASI is my favorite song...
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^ In September 2002, Shakira won the now-defunct International Viewer's Choice Award at the MTV Video Music Awards with " Suerte ".

^ In August 2000, she won an MTV Video Music Award in the now-defunct category of People's Choice - Favorite International Artist.

.On September 9, 2000, Shakira performed Ojos Así at the inaugural ceremony of Latin Grammy Awards, where she was nominated in five categories: Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for MTV Unplugged, Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for Octavo Dia, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best Short Form Music Video for Ojos Asi,[34] but she won only in two of them.^ Music video by Shakira performing Did it Again.
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^ Ojos Así MTV Unplugged (11) 01.
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^ Shakira has won two Grammy Awards in her career: Best Latin Pop Album for Shakira MTV Unplugged (2001) and Best Latin Rock/Alternative for Fijación Oral Vol.
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.Shakira's performance of Ojos Asi was voted as the Greatest Latin Grammy performance of all time.^ Shakira has won two Grammy Awards in her career: Best Latin Pop Album for Shakira MTV Unplugged (2001) and Best Latin Rock/Alternative for Fijación Oral Vol.
  • Shakira MP3 Real Ringtones 28 January 2010 0:50 UTC www.funtonia.com [Source type: General]

^ At the inaugural Latin Grammy Awards ceremony in 2000, Shakira delivered a much-discussed, show-stopping performance of "Ojos Así" and took home Unplugged-related trophies for Best Female Pop Vocal ("Ojos Así") and Best Female Rock Vocal ("Octavo Dia").
  • Amazon.com: Shakira: Albums, Songs, Bios, Photos 28 January 2010 0:50 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
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^ As Shakira has matured, so has her music, as demonstrated in songs such as the Arabic-inflected "Ojos Asi" as well as in her live performances.
  • Shakira - Latin - Music - www.real.com 28 January 2010 0:50 UTC europe.real.com [Source type: General]

2001–2004: Laundry Service

.Upon the success of ¿Dónde Están Los Ladrones? and MTV Unplugged, Shakira began working on a crossover album to English.^ Dónde Están los Ladrones?
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^ Her fourth album, ¿Dónde Están Los Ladrones?
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^ Shakira's first live album, MTV Unplugged , was composed of "Estoy Aquí" and the songs from ¿Dónde Están Los Ladrones?
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.Thanks to other successful crossover acts, most notably that of Ricky Martin and Enrique Iglesias, the crossover of Spanish artists to the English market had a great surge of popularity in mainstream music and it was the next logical step in the singer’s career.^ English market crossover .
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^ Other Spanish-language albums followed, each faring better than its predecessor, but it was not until 2001 that she achieved a world-wide breakthrough with the English-language "Laundry Service" album.
  • Shakira Discography at Discogs 28 January 2010 0:50 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

^ Both albums fortified singer's success in the music industry, particularly with the most successful song in the twenty-first century so far (to date), "Hips Don't Lie".
  • Shakira Lyrics 28 January 2010 0:50 UTC www.lyrics.com [Source type: General]

[35] .Shakira worked for over a year on new material for the album.^ What is Shakira's new album name in 2009?
  • WikiAnswers - Shakira Questions including "When was Shakira born" 28 January 2010 0:50 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

^ Shakira headlines MTV New Year's .

^ Currently, Shakira is working on final touches of her upcoming eighth studio album that will be released approximately in the summer 2009.
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."Whenever, Wherever" ("Suerte" in Spanish countries) was released as the first and lead single from Shakira's first English album in October 2001. The song takes heavy influence from Andean music, including the charango and panpipes in its instrumentation.^ All songs on this album are in Spanish.
  • Shakira (I) - Biography 28 January 2010 0:50 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Shakira set the music world on fire in 2001 with her single 'Wherever, Whenever', which hails from her highly successful album 'Laundry Service.'
  • Shakira's house in Miami Beach, Florida pofile - Casa de Shakira - Learn all about the place Shakira calls home 28 January 2010 0:50 UTC www.celebritydetective.com [Source type: General]

^ Wherever Whenever (English Ver lyrics .

.The track was produced by Shakira, and it was an international success.^ Seeking to build on her success, Shakira signed Emilio Estefan -- Gloria's husband and a highly successful music-biz insider -- as her manager and producer.
  • Amazon.com: Shakira: Albums, Songs, Bios, Photos 28 January 2010 0:50 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ DESERT ISLAND DOWNLOADS ; Shakira's Top MP3 Tracks International News Service - Sydney,Australia ...

.The third international studio and the first English-Spanish language album Laundry Service (Servicio De Lavanderia in Latin America and Spain) was released on November 13, 2001. The album debuted at number three on the U.S. Billboard 200 Albums chart.^ With bilingual albums like Laundry Service (Servicio de Lavanderia) and Oral Fixation, Vol.

^ Shakira Laundry Service Album review .
  • Shakira - Latin - Music - www.real.com 28 January 2010 0:50 UTC uk.real.com [Source type: General]

^ The first English song she wrote was Objection, from the album Laundry Service.
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.Seven tracks became international singles: "Whenever, Wherever" (U.S. #6) / "Suerte" (U.S. Latin #1), Underneath Your Clothes (U.S. #9), Objection (Tango) (U.S. #55) / Te Aviso, Te Anuncio (Tango) (U.S. Latin #16), The One, Te Dejo Madrid, Que Me Quedes Tú (U.S. Latin #1) and Poem To A Horse, as the main theme of Shakira’s worldwide tour, the Tour of the Mongoose.^ The single/video "Whenever, Wherever" was released in advance of the album in late 2001, and made her a star in the English-speaking world almost overnight.
  • Amazon.com: Shakira: Albums, Songs, Bios, Photos 28 January 2010 0:50 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
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^ Underneath Your Clothes (12", Promo) .
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^ Te Aviso, Te Anuncio lyrics .

.Because the album was created with the intent of selling to an English language market, the rock and Spanish dance-influenced album gained mild critical success: some critics claimed that her English skills were too weak for her to write in it with Rolling Stone stating "she sounds downright silly" or "Shakira's magic is lost in translation."^ 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 T?" (As Long as You Stay with Me).

^ Although it was created for 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" ( That You Stay With Me ).
  • Shakira Latin American Singer : Famous : Biography : Information 16 September 2009 4:04 UTC famous.y2u.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Shakira made the cover of Rolling Stone .

.Shakira also was criticized by her Latin fans for seemingly abandoning her folk and rock roots in favor of contemporary American pop music.^ Shakira shakin' Latin rock .

^ Shakira has won two Grammy Awards in her career: Best Latin Pop Album for Shakira MTV Unplugged (2001) and Best Latin Rock/Alternative for Fijación Oral Vol.
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^ Genre: Latin Born in Barranquilla, Columbia, Latin pop star Shakira released her debut album Tour Pies Descalzos in 1996.
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.Despite this fact, the album became the best selling album of 2002, selling more than 20 million copies worldwide.^ It's more than the best Clip for me.hey!
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^ It's more than the best Clip for me.
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^ In 2001, she broke through into the English-speaking market with the release of her first album in that language, Laundry Service, which has sold over fifteen million copies worldwide.

[36][37] and became the most successful album in singer’s career. .Around this time, Shakira also released four songs for Pepsi for her promotion in the English markets: "Ask for More", "Pide Mas", "Knock on My Door" and "Pideme El Sol", included in the extended play Pepsi CD.^ Pideme El Sol lyrics .

^ What are the lyrics in english for the song Antologia by Shakira?
  • WikiAnswers - Shakira Questions including "When was Shakira born" 28 January 2010 0:50 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

^ 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.

.At Aerosmith's MTV Icon in April 2002, Shakira performed "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)". Also in 2002, Shakira joined the likes of Cher, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Mary J. Blige, Anastacia, and the Dixie Chicks for VH1 Divas Live Las Vegas.^ It's like she's always annoyed with EVERYTHING. Shakira, on the other hand, continues to look radiant .
  • Shakira Photos & Pics Archive at X17 Online 28 January 2010 0:50 UTC x17online.com [Source type: General]

^ Like a sultans dancer, the only other interactant is indeed the viewer, to whom she speaks and performs directly, although in this particular case, Shakiras performance is for the occidental gaze.
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^ Shakira MTV Video Music Awards Latinoamérica 2002 (2002) (TV) ....
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.In September 2002, Shakira won the now-defunct International Viewer's Choice Award at the MTV Video Music Awards with "Whenever, Wherever". Shakira also won the Latin Grammy Award for the category of Best Short Form Music Video for the Spanish version of this video.^ She won the 2001 Best Latin pop Grammy for her "MTV Unplugged" album.
  • Shakira (I) - Biography 28 January 2010 0:50 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]
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^ For what album did shakira won in 2001 grammy awards for best latin pop album?
  • WikiAnswers - Shakira Questions including "When was Shakira born" 28 January 2010 0:50 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

^ 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 five 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". Laundry Service was certified triple platinum by RIAA in June[38] and thus helped to establish Shakira's musical presence in the mainstream North American market.^ MTV Unplugged was certified platinum.

^ MTV Unplugged was certified 2x platinum.

^ Shakira's female rocker style garnered her the World Music Award for Latin Female Artist of the Year, while the phenomenal success of Laundry Service and "Whenever, Wherever" has catapulted her to fame.
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.In November 2002, Shakira’s label Sony BMG released her Spanish greatest hits compilation Grandes Éxitos.^ In 2002, Shakira also released her Spanish greatest hits volume Grandes ?xitos .

^ In 2002, Shakira also released the greatest hits volume Grandes xitos.
  • Shakira biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links, and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:50 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ 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.

.A DVD and ten-track live album, called Live & Off the Record, was also released in 2004, reaching sales of 3 million CDs worldwide, and commemorating the Tour of the Mongoose, which had a worldwide audience of 1.2 million people.^ 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.

^ A DVD and ten-track compilation album called Live & Off the Record , was also released in 2004 reaching sales of 3 million CDs worldwide, commemorating Shakira's 2002-2003 world tour, the Tour Of The Mongoose.
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^ Shakira: Live & Off the Record, a DVD and a 10-song CD from her 2002-03 world tour (the "Tour of the Mongoose"), was released March 30 2004.
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2005-2007: Fixations Era

.Shakira stayed out of the spotlight for over two years.^ Shakira stayed out of the spotlight for over two years.

^ Four years later, in the same year Shakira released two album projects called Fijación Oral Vol.
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^ Be sure to check out James Montgomery's definitive year-end list for 2009, and enjoy the "10 In 2009" series that will be running over the next two weeks .
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.Many possible dates of release were delayed and she announced the ‘’Oral Fixation’’ project in early 2005 with Rick Rubin as the executive producer.^ Before the release of Oral Fixation Vol.

^ She announced the Oral Fixation project in early 2005.

^ Her English language album 'Oral Fixation 2' will be released in November 2005.
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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 first album, Fijacin Oral 1 (released in June 2005), followed by Oral Fixation 2, (which will be released in November 2005).
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^ November 29 2005 in North America and Australia, and in continental Europe.

^ 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" (U.S. #23), which features the Spanish balladeer Alejandro Sanz, was released as a single in April and achieved large-scale success in different radio and chart formats.^ The single " La Tortura " was certified platinum.

^ The first single off Fijacin Oral 1, "La Tortura" (The Torture), features Spanish pop-star Alejandro Sanz.
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^ Shakira hit the Top 40 with Alejandro Sanz with " La Tortura ."

.It spent a record of twenty-five weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart.^ Shakira topped the Billboard Latin Tracks chart with "Tu" for a week.

^ Shakira topped the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart for a week with "Que Me Quedes Tu."

^ Shakira topped the Billboard Latin Tracks chart with "Ciega, Sordomuda" for 3 weeks.

.Shakira became the first artist to perform a Spanish language song at the MTV Video Music Awards.^ This track was so hot when it appeared in 2005, that it was the first Spanish song performed at the MTV Video Music Awards, where it was also nominated.

^ It was the first ever Spanish performance at the VMA's.
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^ This first encounter for Shakira is her debut video.
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Contrary to low expectations, .Fijación Oral Vol.^ Her third single from "Fijación Oral vol.
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^ Fijación Oral (Vol.
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^ So far, Fijación Oral Vol.
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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 Spanish language albums.^ 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 album.

^ It debuted at number four on the ''Billboard'' 200 chart on the week of June 15.

^ June with a number four placing and the English-language album, Oral Fixation, Vol.
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.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.^ 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.

^ Latina superstar Shakira led an international day of protest Sunday demanding the release of hostages seized by leftist insurgents in Colombia.
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^ At the event she 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 [1] ."
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.The album sold over one million copies in three days.^ The album sold over one million copies in three days.

^ In 2001, she broke through into the English-speaking market with the release of her first album in that language, Laundry Service, which she wrote and produced herself and which has sold 3 million copies in the United States and 13 million copies worldwide.
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^ In 2001, she broke through into the English-speaking market with the release of her first album in that language, Laundry Service, which has sold over fifteen million copies worldwide.

.Four other singles were released following "La Tortura": "No" (U.S. Latin #11), "Dia De Enero" (Colombia #1), "La Pared" (Spain #1) and 2007’s "Las De La Intuición", which became the final single reaching #1 position in Spain and Argentina for several weeks and featuring Shakira with a bright purple wig and black tie in some hyper-sexualized scenes in her music video with Jaume de Laiguana as the director.^ Las De La Intuición lyrics .

^ Las De La Intuición (12") .
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^ File: Shakira - La Tortura .mp3 mp3 .
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.On February 8, 2006, Shakira won her second Grammy Award.^ On February 8, 2006, Shakira won her second Grammy Award.

^ She has won two Grammy Awards, eight Latin Grammy Awards, and has been Golden Globe-nominated.
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^ REAL NAME : Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll BIRTHDAY : February 2, 1977 BIGGEST SINGLE : " Hips Don't Lie " ( 2006 ) BIGGEST LP : Laundry Service (2001) GRAMMY AWARDS : 2 " I'm Always trying to escape from the pressure of expectation.

.She was awarded in the category of Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album (Fijación Oral Vol.^ Latin Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance .
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^ On April 27, 2006, Shakira received six Billboard Latin Music Awards for Fijacion Oral Vol.

^ Her latest album, Oral Fixation, Vol..

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).[39] .Shakira received four Latin Grammy Awards on November 2, 2006: Record of the Year and Song of the Year for ‘’La Tortura’’, Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for Fijación Oral Vol.^ Shakira - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.According to Shakira's biography at her official website[5], Oral Fixation Vol.

^ In 2000, Shakira started dating Antonio de la R?a, the son of then president of Argentina Fernando de la R?a, a romance that made headline news throughout Latin America.

^ Shakira was rumored to have been chosen to record the song "Sabes Una Cosa", but this have recently been denied.

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.[40] .Fijación Oral Vol.^ Her third single from "Fijación Oral vol.
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^ Fijación Oral (Vol.
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^ So far, Fijación Oral Vol.
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sold over 5 million copies worldwide.^ In 2001, she broke through into the English-speaking market with the release of her first album in that language, Laundry Service, which has sold over fifteen million copies worldwide.

^ In 2001, with the heavy rotation of the music video "Whenever, Wherever" on MTV and VH1, she broke through into the English-speaking world with the release of Laundry Service, which sold over twenty million copies worldwide.
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^ Pies Descalzos sold over five million copies, prompting the release of a remix album, titled simply The Remixes .

[41]
Shakira at the Rock in Rio festival in 2006
Before the release of Oral Fixation Vol. .2 Shakira appeared at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2005 in Lisbon, Portugal, where she performed "Don't Bother", the lead single from the album, just minutes before winning an award in the category of Best Female Artist and also in other award in the world.^ Song: Shakira Don t Bother mp3 .
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^ File: Shakira - Don-t Bother.mp3 mp3 .
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^ The single " Don't Bother " was certified gold.

.Oral Fixation Vol.^ Shakira - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.According to Shakira's biography at her official website[5], Oral Fixation Vol.

^ Her latest album, Oral Fixation, Vol..

^ June and Oral Fixation Vol.
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was released on November 29, 2005 in North America, Australia, and continental Europe.^ November 29 2005 in North America and Australia, and in continental Europe.

^ June 3, 2005 in Ireland, on June 6, 2005 in Europe, and on June 7, 2005 in North America, Latin America and Australia.

^ The first album, Fijacin Oral 1 (released in June 2005), followed by Oral Fixation 2, (which will be released in November 2005).
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.The album debuted at number five on the U.S. ‘’Billboard 200’’ Albums chart.^ It debuted at number one in Spain and at number four on the U.S. Billboard 200.
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^ A Skylit Drive Debuts at #9 On Billboard's New Artist Chart!
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^ Shakira herself describes her debut English-language album in a Billboard magazine interview as a rebirth.
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.Two tracks from the album, How Do You Do and Timor, sparked some controversy at the time of its release in the Muslim countries.^ Four years later, in the same year Shakira released two album projects called Fijación Oral Vol.
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^ Of course, you don't have to wait until it is your loved ones birthday to send them a letter – anytime is a good time to tell them how you feel about them.

^ Shakira's "La Tortura," a single from the first of two albums she released in 2005, spent most of the year at No.

.The cover of the album that features Shakira in the image of Eve with forbidden fruit was also considered controversial, and had to be altered in several countries.^ The cover of the album was also considered controversial, and it had to be altered in several countries.

^ Features many great photos of Shakira, album sleeves, lyrics, biographical details and more!
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^ The album cover is a washing machine chocked with several items tumbling inside, each representing some aspect of her new identity.
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‘’Don't .Bother’’ failed to peak within the top 40 in the United States (U.S. #42).^ Out of the whole list only two women from the United States ranked in the top 10.

^ "Don't Bother" failed to peak within the top 40 in the United States.

^ Shakira hit the Top 40 with " Don't Bother ."

.In the beginning of 2006, Haitian rapper Wyclef Jean joined Shakira to record the second single for the album.^ Shakira set the music world on fire in 2001 with her single 'Wherever, Whenever', which hails from her highly successful album 'Laundry Service.'
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^ International superstar SHAKIRA is set to release the first single, She-Wolf, from her forthcoming album on September 21st.
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^ She also worked heavily on another album, traveling to multiple cities while collaborating with such producers as RedOne, Wyclef Jean, and Luis F. Ochoa.
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."Hips Don't Lie", the biggest hit of the 21st century, became Shakira's first number one single on the U.S. ‘’Billboard Hot 100’’, in addition cracking number one in at least 55 countries.^ Shakira hit #1 for 6 weeks with " Hips Don't Lie ."

^ Shakira hit the Top 10 with " Hips Don't Lie ."

^ The single " Hips Don't Lie " was certified gold.

.Shakira and Wyclef Jean also recorded Bamboo version of this song for official theme of FIFA World Cup 2006.^ Hips Don't Lie/Bamboo (2006 FIFA World Cup Mix) lyrics .

^ Shakira's pal Wyclef Jean , who helped make her 2006 "Hips Don't Lie" a Grammy-nominated hit, joins her again on this album on the track "Spy."
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^ Shakira was rumored to have been chosen to record the song "Sabes Una Cosa", but this have recently been denied.

.Shakira along with Red Hot Chili Peppers 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.^ She won only one award for Choreography.
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^ Shakira hit #1 for 6 weeks with " Hips Don't Lie ."

^ Shakira hit the Top 10 with " Hips Don't Lie ."

.Shakira also released the third and the last single "Illegal" featuring Carlos Santana, that reached top positions in some European countries and in the dance charts in the U.S. On February 10, 2007, Shakira performed on the 49th Grammy Awards for the first time ever and earned the nomination Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for "Hips Don’t Lie" with Wyclef Jean.^ Shakira hit #1 for 6 weeks with " Hips Don't Lie ."

^ Shakira hit the Top 10 with " Hips Don't Lie ."

^ The single " Hips Don't Lie " was certified gold.

.Finally, Oral Fixation Vol.^ Oral Fixation, Vol.
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^ Shakira cemented her crossover with "Hips Don't Lie," a belated addition to her English-language "Oral Fixation, Vol.
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^ With bilingual albums like Laundry Service (Servicio de Lavanderia) and Oral Fixation, Vol.

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sold over 8 million copies worldwide.^ In 2001, she broke through into the English-speaking market with the release of her first album in that language, Laundry Service, which has sold over fifteen million copies worldwide.

^ In 2001, she broke through into the English-speaking world with the release of Laundry Service , which sold over fourteen million copies worldwide.
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^ In 2001, with the heavy rotation of the music video "Whenever, Wherever" on MTV and VH1, she broke through into the English-speaking world with the release of Laundry Service, which sold over twenty million copies worldwide.
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[42] .Shakira embarked on her fourth longest tour, the Oral Fixation Tour, in June, 2006. 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 with the worldwide audience of over 2.5 million people.^ Shakira - Oral Fixation vol.

^ When will the Shakira Oral Fixation tour DVD be released?
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^ In June of 2006, Shakira started her biggest world tour to date, the Oral Fixation Tour, which lasted through July of 2007.

.During this tour, Shakira performed a free concert in Mexico City on May 27, 2007 with over 210,000 in attendance.^ After her Oral Fixation tour ended in summer 2007, Shakira audited a class in Los Angeles at UCLA, on the History of Western Civilization.

^ In June of 2006, Shakira started her biggest world tour to date, the Oral Fixation Tour, which lasted through July of 2007.

^ On July 7th, Shakira performed at the Live Earth concert in Germany.

This concert sets the record for the highest attendance of any concert in Mexican history. .Shakira also performed on July 9, 2006 at the FIFA World Cup final in Germany.^ On July 7th, Shakira performed at the Live Earth concert in Germany.

^ Fifa World Cup: Germany 2006 (International: English title) 2006 Billboard Latin Music Awards (2006) (TV) ....
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^ Yes, Shakira will be performing at the Live Earth 2007 Concert in Hamburg, Germany.
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.On November 12, 2007, the "Oral Fixation Tour (DVD) was released (November 13 in North America).^ When will the Shakira Oral Fixation tour DVD be released?
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^ Her English language album 'Oral Fixation 2' will be released in November 2005.
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^ Donda West - Playa Del Rey, CA (July 12, 1949 - November 10, 2007) .
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It is also available in High Definition Blu-Ray format.[43]

2008-present: She Wolf and forthcoming Spanish album

.During an online chat with her fans in El Heraldo,[44] she revealed that she was going to start writing her New Album in February 2008. 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.^ What are some of the songs Shakira produced?
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^ What city in Colombia is the singer Shakira from?
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^ What is Shakira's new album name in 2009?
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This is being done in "her own studio", which many fans thought to mean the studio at her home in the Bahamas.[45] Shakira recorded 2005's Fijación Oral Vol. 1 and Oral Fixation Vol. 2 there, as well.
.After two weeks in London, Shakira flew to Colombia for a peace concert in Leticia (at the three way border of Colombia, Peru and Brazil) with Carlos Vives.^ POP superstar Shakira flew into London for a special meeting with ...

.Followed by hundreds of thousands of fellow Colombians, Shakira was calling for the release of hostages being held by rebels in Colombia and an end to similar kidnappings in the region.^ If Shakira tells you all the other Colombian girls called her a dwarf, you can take 5'2" with a big pinch of salt, believe me.
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^ Barranquilla,Colombia just like shakira so i'm proud to be colombian and short like shakira.so be proud of your height.
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.September 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Afterward, it was reported by Noticias Caracol in Colombia that Shakira returned to her home studio in the Bahamas and continued recording "a little something" with members of Vives' band.^ Currently, Shakira is working on final touches of her upcoming eighth studio album that will be released approximately in the summer 2009.
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^ Shakira wrote her first song by age 8 and was signed to Sony Music Colombia by age 13 (after leaving home to become a model).

^ UK artist brutally chops off Shakira’s pretty head [ Colombia Reports ] .

.In an exclusive interview with Elenco Magazine in Colombia, Shakira confirmed that she has already written nearly 30 songs for the new album but still continues writing, although it is still too early to reveal too much.^ How many albums has shakira written?
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^ What is Shakira's new album name in 2009?
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^ Shakira just confirms what I already knew...
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[46] .It is known that Swedish-Moroccan producer RedOne is working on Shakira's upcoming album.^ Currently, Shakira is working on final touches of her upcoming eighth studio album that will be released approximately in the summer 2009.
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^ She also worked heavily on another album, traveling to multiple cities while collaborating with such producers as RedOne, Wyclef Jean, and Luis F. Ochoa.
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.He previously worked with Shakira on the "Bamboo Mix" of her hit "Hips Don't Lie" which she performed at the World Cup in 2006.[47] On her official forum,[48] the Admin/moderator posted some new info on Shakira's new album.^ Music video by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean performing Hips Don t Lie (featuring Wyclef Jean).
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^ Shakira hit #1 for 6 weeks with " Hips Don't Lie ."

^ Shakira hit the Top 10 with " Hips Don't Lie ."

.He said that Shakira is still doing some experimental phases of the album in various parts of the world (Miami, Florida with Wyclef Jean (producer), Vancouver, Canada (with Luis F. Ochoa), Los Angeles, California (with Red One), London, Uruguay and Bahamas).^ What are some of the songs Shakira produced?
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^ Shakira's home in Miami Beach, Florida.
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^ Shakira set the music world on fire in 2001 with her single 'Wherever, Whenever', which hails from her highly successful album 'Laundry Service.'
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.On July 2, 2008, Shakira signed a 10-year deal with Live Nation, the international touring giant that has begun signing up marquee names for lucrative all-purpose contracts.^ (July 17, 2008) Is set to sign a $70 million contract with Live Nation.
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^ Favorite Flag as abusive Posted 12:50 AM on 10/06/2008 - + LiberalDemIda I'm a Fan of LiberalDemIda I'm a fan of this user 173 fans permalink Shakira is also a hugely popular Latina.
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^ On July 7th, Shakira performed at the Live Earth concert in Germany.

[49] The record label will encompass tours, recordings, sponsorship and merchandise throughout the world, she announced. ."Shakira is one of the few truly global artists," said Jason Garner, global music chief of Live Nation.^ Shakira is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and is one of their global representatives.

^ Although much of modern popular music has strong sexual undertones, few artists in the past have so comfortably addressed their anatomy with as much ease as Shakira.
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^ Hips Dont Lie, the song that marks the unique collaboration of global artists Shakira and Wyclef ...

"She can sell music and tickets in nearly every corner of the globe."[50] .Neither Shakira's representatives nor Live Nation would confirm the value of the deal, but people close to the negotiations said that depending on Shakira's performance over the 10 years, it is likely to be worth between $70 million and $100 million.^ Shakira performed on Saturday Night Live .

^ House Of Shakira Set For Sweden Rock And Live DVD Metal Underground - Urbana,MD,USA Swedish melodic hard rock sensations House Of Shakira have been confirmed for this years Sweden Rock Festival (http://www.swedenrock.com) taking place from the ...

^ Like a sultans dancer, the only other interactant is indeed the viewer, to whom she speaks and performs directly, although in this particular case, Shakiras performance is for the occidental gaze.
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.Shakira's contract with Epic Records calls for three more albums—one in English, one in Spanish, and a compilation, but the touring and other rights of the Live Nation deal would begin immediately.^ Shakira will be featured on Annie Lennox's new song called "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.

^ 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.

^ Four years later, in the same year Shakira released two album projects called Fijación Oral Vol.
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.In early 2008, Forbes has named Shakira the fourth top-earning female artist in music industry.^ Shakira signed a ten-year contract with Live Nation in 2008, prompting Forbes to deem her the fourth top-earning female musician in history.
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^ Noted for her aggressive, rock-influenced approach, Shakira maintained an extraordinary degree of creative control over her music, especially for a female artist; she wrote or co-wrote nearly all of her...
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^ Although much of modern popular music has strong sexual undertones, few artists in the past have so comfortably addressed their anatomy with as much ease as Shakira.
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[51]
.Shakira's official website announced that "The full album is She Wolf due out in October 2009 from Epic" and it "features a predominantly English track list". The site also announced that a Spanish album will be released in 2010.[52] The first single from the English album is titled "She Wolf".[53][54] Shakira wrote and produced the track with John Hill, and Sam Endicott (Lead Singer and Songwriter of The Bravery).^ Shakira Official Website: Shakira.com .
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^ The first English song she wrote was Objection, from the album Laundry Service.
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^ She Wolf was completed in 2009 and readied for release in October, marking her third English-language album.
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[55]
In June 2009, several music journalists and reviewers got an advance listen of the track. The reviews were positive.[56][57] .The Spanish version titled, "Loba", premiered on June 29, 2009.[58] Shakira premiered "She Wolf" on Z100 and KIIS-FM on July 13, 2009.[59][60] On July 14, 2009 "She Wolf" and "Loba" became available to download from iTunes.^ She Wolf from the LP She Wolf ARC Chart Run : 40 - 30 - 24 - 14 - 12 - 11 - 8 - 8 - 11 - 13 - 23 - 32 - off .

^ Shakira - Download Shakira Music on iTunes Apple Store Mac iPod + iTunes iPhone Downloads Support Search .
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^ To preview and buy music by Shakira, download iTunes now.
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[61] .The video for "She Wolf" Premiered on MTV, July 30 at 8pm.^ New Video From Five Finger Death Punch Premiering On MTV's Headbangers Ball .
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[61]
.Shakira confirmed that she will embark on a tour in 2010 on the Elvis Duran & The Morning Show on Z100.^ In March 2000, Shakira embarked on her Tour Anfibio, a two-month tour of Latin America and the United States.

[62]
.Shakira recently performed two songs for two separate Haiti benefit events: "I'll Stand By You", by The Pretenders, and "Solo le Pido a Dios" by Mercedes Sosa.^ Shakira was rumored to have been chosen to record the song "Sabes Una Cosa", but this have recently been denied.

^ For this soundtrack, Shakira wrote two new songs: Hay Amores and La Despedida .

^ Throughout her career, Shakira has performed at a large number of benefit concerts .

Collaborations and other work

.In 2003, Shakira wrote with musician Tim Mitchell a song called "Come Down Love" for the Hollywood movie The Italian Job starring South African actress Charlize Theron & Mark Wahlberg, but finally the song was not included on the soundtrack of the same.^ Shakira wrote her first song by age 8 and was signed to Sony Music Colombia by age 13 (after leaving home to become a model).

^ We Love Shakira - Shakira News , Gossip, Songs, Pictures and Wallpapers Shakira is the Colombian singer/songwriter whose album Pies Descalzos (1995) spawned several hit singles, including " Estoy Aqui " and "Donde Estas Corazon.

^ I admit, I love tall guys who are more "built" then lanky but when in comes down to it ,it doesn't matter if your tall,short or average.
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.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.^ Shakira dyed her long brown hair blonde, romanced Antonio de la Rua (son of the former president of Argentina), and went to work on her first (mostly) English-language album, Laundry Service .
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^ Currently, Shakira is working on final touches of her upcoming eighth studio album that will be released approximately in the summer 2009.
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^ Shakira's "La Tortura," a single from the first of two albums she released in 2005, spent most of the year at No.

.The song was a top ten hit in Latin America, and topped Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart.^ Shakira topped the Billboard Latin Tracks chart with "Tu" for a week.

^ Shakira topped the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart for a week with "Que Me Quedes Tu."

^ Shakira topped the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart and Latin Pop Airplay chart with "Loba."

.Shakira worked with Miguel Bosé in the duet "Si Tú No Vuelves", which was released in Bosé's album Papito, which celebrates his 30-year career.^ "Si Tu No Vuelves", which was released in Bos?'s album Papito, which celebrates his 30-year career.

^ Shakira worked with Miguel Bos?

^ Currently, Shakira is working on final touches of her upcoming eighth studio album that will be released approximately in the summer 2009.
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.In early 2007, Shakira worked with American R&B singer Beyoncé in the track "Beautiful Liar", which was released as the second single from the deluxe edition of Knowles' B'Day.^ The single " Beautiful Liar " was certified gold.

^ Knowles in the track "Beautiful Liar", which was released as the second single from the deluxe edition of Beyonc?'s B'Day .

^ Shakira topped the UK singles chart with Beyonc with " Beautiful Liar ."

.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.^ This Colombian dynamic pop star seemingly has it all as she has broken many music chart records, is super sexy, and epitomizes all that there is to be a HOT Latin performer.
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^ Shakiras first single Whenever, Wherever rocketed to the top of the Billboard charts, and its video clip was among the most frequently requested on American TV networks for weeks.
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^ Shakira topped the Billboard Latin Tracks chart with "Tu" for a week.

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.^ For what album did shakira won in 2001 grammy awards for best latin pop album?
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^ This track was so hot when it appeared in 2005, that it was the first Spanish song performed at the MTV Video Music Awards, where it was also nominated.

^ Golden Globe Best Original Song Nominations .
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The song was one of Knowles' most successful worldwide.The song was particularly popular in Spanish-speaking countries such as Argentina and Spain, where it landed at #1.
.According to Billboard, Shakira, along with Lil Wayne would collaborate on a new track for Carlos Santana's greatest hits CD titled Ultimate Santana.^ According to Billboard , Shakira, along with Lil Wayne would collaborate on a new track for Carlos Santana's greatest hits CD titled Ultimate Santana .

^ Ya Libnan - Beirut,Lebanon The Lebanese-Colombian singer Shakira has an IQ of 140, according to the New York "Village Voice", making her, along with Madonna, the smartest woman in ...

^ One TIME magazine article reviewing Shakiras video was even titled Shakira wants you to visit so she can play you her CD, personally!
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[63] .However, this collaboration has been cancelled, and Shakira and Lil' Wayne have been replaced by Jennifer Lopez and Baby Bash.^ However, we have known recently that this collaboration has been canceled.

^ According to Billboard , Shakira, along with Lil Wayne would collaborate on a new track for Carlos Santana's greatest hits CD titled Ultimate Santana .

^ Shakira and Lil' Wayne have been replaced by Jennifer Lopez and Baby Bash.

[64]
.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.^ Shakira will be featured on Annie Lennox's new song called "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.

^ 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.

^ We Love Shakira - Shakira News , Gossip, Songs, Pictures and Wallpapers Shakira is the Colombian singer/songwriter whose album Pies Descalzos (1995) spawned several hit singles, including " Estoy Aqui " and "Donde Estas Corazon.

[65][65]
.In late 2007, Shakira and Wyclef Jean recorded their second duet “King and Queen”.^ Shakira is also due to release another song with Wyclef Jean on his upcoming album.

^ (UPI) -- Epic Records has issued an unusual casting call for Shakira's next video, "Hips Don't Lie," featuring Wyclef Jean.

^ Shakira (music) has issued a new song dubbed "Hips Don't Lie," which she recorded with Wyclef Jean (music).

.This song is available on Wyclef Jean’s 2007 album Carnival Vol.^ Shakira is also due to release another song with Wyclef Jean on his upcoming album.

^ Shakira (music) has issued a new song dubbed "Hips Don't Lie," which she recorded with Wyclef Jean (music).

.II: Memoirs of an Immigrant
.^ II: Memoirs of an Immigrant (Deluxe Edition) Hip Hop/Rap, Dec 2007 Listen in iTunes Now That's What I Call Music!
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Shakira performing with Usher and Stevie Wonder at the We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial
.Shakira performed on January 18, 2009 at the Lincoln Memorial "We Are One" festivities in honor of the inauguration of President Barack Obama.^ More » Colombian singer Shakira lends support to Obama AP - Oct 4, 2008 Colombian superstar Shakira says Democrat Barack Obama is the best candidate for president, citing his leadership skills.
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^ Although little known outside of her native Colombia, Shakira was invited to perform at Chile's Vi?a del Mar International Song Festival in February 1993.

^ Suzy says on 26/Oct/09 From the September 2009 issue of Latina Magazine: "she stands just 4 feet 11, but Shakira is one of the biggest stars..."
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She performed "Higher Ground" with Stevie Wonder and Usher. She also performed during the evening of January 20, 2009 at the Neighborhood Ball for the President's inauguration. .The song she performed was Van Morrison's "Bright Side of the Road". This song featured Shakira on harmonica.^ Although little known outside of her native Colombia, Shakira was invited to perform at Chile's Vi?a del Mar International Song Festival in February 1993.

In March 2009, Shakira appeared on the album Cantora 1 of the Argentinian folk singer Mercedes Sosa with the song "La Maza", which both singers sang on the ALAS concert in Buenos Aires in May 2008.[66]

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 on the acclaimed novel by Colombian author Gabriel García Marquez.^ For this soundtrack, Shakira wrote two new songs: Hay Amores and La Despedida .

^ I love Shakira's songs.
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^ According to an article published on December 10, 2006 in The Boston Globe , Shakira is to provide three songs for the soundtrack of the film adaptation of the Gabriel Garc?a M?rquez novel Love in the Time of Cholera , which is scheduled for release November 16, 2007.

.García Marquez himself asked Shakira to write the songs.^ The students, all of whom are Americans, were shown the video of Shakiras Whenever, Wherever and asked to write down any commentaries that came to mind.
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^ At the age of eight, after an older brother was killed in a motorcycle accident, Shakira became inspired to write her first song .

[67] .The songs are called "Pienso en ti", a song from Shakira's breakthrough album Pies Descalzos, "Hay Amores" and "Despedida". All the songs can be downloaded via iTunes, as well as the score by Antonio Pinto.^ For this soundtrack, Shakira wrote two new songs: Hay Amores and La Despedida .

^ Pienso En Ti 10.
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^ Pienso en Ti lyrics .
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.Despedida was nominated for Best Original Song at the 65th Golden Globe Awards but did not win.^ She has won two Grammy Awards, eight Latin Grammy Awards, and has been Golden Globe-nominated.
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^ For what album did shakira won in 2001 grammy awards for best latin pop album?
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^ Shakira received the most number nominations for the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards with "Hips Don't Lie", but she won only the award for Best Choreography.

It was rumored that the song would also be nominated for an Academy Award, but it was not, with a source calling the fact that it was left off the nominees the Academy's "worst snub."[68]

Personal life

Shakira was raised Roman Catholic.[69]
.Shakira currently lives in The Bahamas.^ No they never had a relationship, apart from a musical relationship.Shakira currently lives in The Bahamas.
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^ She currently lives in The Bahamas.

^ Shakira lives in The Bahamas.
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.In 2000, she started dating Antonio de la Rúa, the son of the then President of Argentina Fernando de la Rúa, a romance that made headline news throughout Latin America.^ In 2000, Shakira started dating Antonio de la R?a, the son of then president of Argentina Fernando de la R?a, a romance that made headline news throughout Latin America.

^ Since 2000, she has been engaged to Antonio de la Ra, the son of the former President of Argentina.
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^ Its Antonio de la Rúa, the son of the former President of Argentina, Fernando De La Rúa.
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.In March 2001, he proposed to her.^ In March of 2001, he proposed to her.

There have been many rumors regarding the couple over the years. .In June 2007, Latin American media speculated that the couple had finally split up.^ 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.

.On the previous days, Shakira and Antonio were seen in a restaurant in New York City, facing and denying the rumors one more time.^ On the previous days, Shakira and Antonio were seen in a restaurant in New York City, facing and denied the rumors one more time.

^ In 2000, Shakira started dating Antonio de la R?a, the son of then president of Argentina Fernando de la R?a, a romance that made headline news throughout Latin America.

^ Shakira was rumored to have been chosen to record the song "Sabes Una Cosa", but this have recently been denied.

[70] .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, but the wedding did not happen.^ September 2007 in the mansion which Shakira owns in the Dominican Republic (though this didn't happen).

^ Where is Shakira lives in Dominican republic?
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^ Will Shakira take part in Live Earth 2007?
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.She also said that Shakira has already ordered Argentine designer María Pryor to design her wedding dress.^ She also said that Shakira has already ordered Argentinian designer Mar?a Pryor to design her wedding dress.

[71] .All this was denied by Shakira herself in Mexico.^ Oh I won't deny my hips don't lie And I am starting to feel it's right All the attraction, the tension Don't you see baby, this is perfection Shakira, Shakira .
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^ However, these rumors have been denied by Antonio's father, Fernando de la R?a, and by Shakira herself in Mexico.

[72]
.De la Rúa and Shakira remain engaged.^ De la R?a and Shakira remain engaged, with future plans to marry.

^ Shakira - Las de la intución .
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^ Since 2000, she has been engaged to Antonio de la Ra, the son of the former President of Argentina.
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[73] A Twitter update from her on September 4, 2009 stated (translated from the Spanish) "We are neither married nor fighting [contrary to rumors]. We are very together and very good. 9 years!"[74] .Shakira has stated their relationship already works as a married couple, and that "they don't need papers for that."^ They need to see that life it's lots of hard work, but also life it's fun.
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^ No they never had a relationship, apart from a musical relationship.Shakira currently lives in The Bahamas.
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[75]
.Shakira is interested in world history and frequently studies the history and languages of the countries she visits.^ She frequently studies the history and languages of the countries she visits.

^ Shakira maintains an intense interest in history.

[76] .After her Oral Fixation tour ended in summer 2007, Shakira attended a class in Los Angeles at UCLA, on the History of Western Civilization.^ After her Oral Fixation tour ended in summer 2007, Shakira audited a class in Los Angeles at UCLA, on the History of Western Civilization.

^ Shakira - Oral Fixation vol.

^ 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.

.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.^ Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll was born on February 2, 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia.

^ No, her first and middle names, Shakira Isabel, are both feminine names and were recorded at birth.
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^ Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is her birth name.
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[77][78]
Shakira is a cousin of model and 2005–2006 Miss Colombia, Valerie Domínguez.[79][80]

Philanthropy and humanitarian work

.In 1995, Shakira founded the Pies Descalzos Foundation.^ In 1997, Shakira founded the Pies Descalzos Foundation.

^ In response, Shakira gave an nonprofit concert in Buenos Aires and further promoted her humanitarian children's foundation "Pies Descalzos" (Bare feet), named after her third album.
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^ Shakira turned to acting and played a role in a Colombian telenovela ("El Oasis"), but returned to the music business in 1995 with the album Pies descalzos (Barefeet), which established her commercial success.
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.It is a Colombian charity with special schools for poor children all around Colombia.^ It is a Colombian charity with special schools for poor children all around Colombia.

^ Both Rich Men donate US$200 million to charities for children around the World and Shakira is the front Celebrity for this Social Enterprise.
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.It was funded by Shakira and other international groups and individuals.^ It was funded by Shakira and other international groups and individuals.

^ The Black Eyed Peas - who scooped the Best International Group and Best International Album accolades - Madonna and Latin singer Shakira .

The name of the foundation is taken from Shakira's third studio album called Pies Descalzos, released in 1995.
.During her career, Shakira has performed at a large number of benefit concerts.^ Throughout her career, Shakira has performed at a large number of benefit concerts .

^ 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.

^ Yes, Shakira will be performing at the Live Earth 2007 Concert in Hamburg, Germany.
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.In 2002 she sang at a Party in the Park concert fundraising for the Prince's Trust.^ In 2002 she sang at a Party in the Park concert fundraising for the Prince's Trust.

^ Herself Party in the Park 2002 (2002) (TV) ....
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.That same year she performed at Divas Live which support VH1's Save the Music Foundation.^ That same year she performed at Divas Live which support VH1's Save the Music Foundation.

^ Also in 2002, Shakira joined the likes of Celine Dion, Anastacia, Cher and the Dixie Chicks for VH1 Divas Live Las Vegas .

.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 2, 2005 she performed her hits " Whenever , Wherever" and "La Tortura " on the Live 8 benefit concert at the Palace of Versailles, near Paris.

^ The intense training has afforded her a fluidity in her body movement most seen in the videos to her hits "Ojos As?", " La Tortura ", "Hips Don't Lie" and "Beautiful Liar".

^ Music video by Shakira performing Suerte (Whenever, Wherever).
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.On July 7, 2007, the singer opened the German leg of Live Earth in Hamburg.^ On July 7, 2007, the singer opened the German leg of Live Earth in Hamburg.

^ Yes, Shakira will be performing at the Live Earth 2007 Concert in Hamburg, Germany.
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^ Will Shakira take part in Live Earth 2007?
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.Her set included "Don't Bother", "Inevitable", "Día Especial" (with Gustavo Cerati) and "Hips Don't Lie".[81] 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 "America Latina en Accion Solidaria" (ALAS Foundation) charity.^ Music video by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean performing Hips Don t Lie (featuring Wyclef Jean).
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^ On September 28, 2007 at the Clinton Global Initiative, it was revealed that Shakira's newest charity, called ALAS Foundation (America Latina en Accion Solidaria - Latin America for Solidarity), donated a massive $40 million to help the victims of natural disasters.

^ Hips Don't Lie by Shakira notes for trumpet?
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[82] 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.[83]
Shakira, Alejandro Sanz and the King of Spain during the IberoAmerican Summit of El Salvador
.Shakira is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and is one of their global representatives.^ 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.

^ Pepsi, one of Shakiras top sponsors, describes the artist on its website as a voice representative of the new generation of Latin Americans.
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."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.^ 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.

^ "The people of Haiti need our help immediately" The destruction and loss of life in Haiti causes us all to take stock in what is really important.
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.We're very pleased to have Shakira join the UNICEF family.^ 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.^ I know she'll help bring UNICEF's mission to the audience who will have the most impact on our future ?

^ "The people of Haiti need our help immediately" The destruction and loss of life in Haiti causes us all to take stock in what is really important.
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^ "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.

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.On April 3, 2006, Shakira was honored at a United Nations ceremony for creating the Pies Descalzos Foundation.^ In 1997, Shakira founded the Pies Descalzos Foundation.

^ On April 3 2006, Shakira was honored at a United Nations ceremony for creating the Pies Descalzos Foundation.

^ Official website Shakira on iLike Shakira on MySpace Ringtones Shakira's Youtube Channel Barefoot Foundation Fundación Pies Descalzos Movimiento ALAS Sounds like .
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.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."^ No Shakira at the Grammies Cherry Creek News - Denver,CO,USA The Grammies with go off tomorrow night with no Shakira performance this year -- no Latin performers at all.

^ Fijacin Oral 1 was simultaneously released in all of Latin America and charted at number one in almost all of its countries.
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.On September 28, 2007 at the Clinton Global Initiative, it was revealed that Shakira received a commitment of $40 million from the Spanish government to help the victims of natural disasters.^ While at the Clinton Global Initiative conference in New York, Shakira announced that she would donate $45 million to help various areas in Latin America plagued by problems that have gone unfixed.

.An additional $5 million was to be donated to four Latin American countries, to be spent on education and health.^ (July 2008) Announced that Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim and American Howard Buffett will donate $200 million to a foundation that helps poor children in Latin America.
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^ (April 21, 2008) Is donating $45 million to help areas in Latin America plagued by problems still in existence.
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As part of the May 2007 concerts, her ALAS Foundation was able to solicit commitments of US$ 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.[86]
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.^ The remaining $5 will be donated to educational projects for children who live in poverty and cannot afford proper schooling in Latin American countries.

^ This small country has endured so much - more than its fair share of tragedy.
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^ Apparently there’s more than one tape.

It's the key to a better and safer world," she said.[87]
Shakira served as the Honorary Chairperson for "Action Week" 2008 (April 21-27). The event is sponsored by the Global Campaign for Education (GCE), to generate awareness about the Education for All Act. She spoke with the U.S. 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.^ Angelina Jolie and Jon Voight have been estranged for years now, but it looks like the ice may be melting around their relationship.

.People En Español announced in their December 2008/January 2009 issue that Shakira is the "Humanitarian of the Year" as part of their "Las Estrellas del Año" (Stars of the Year) awards.^ He will receive an award for his humanitarian work whilst others who have to compete for awards include Kelly Clarkson, Gwen Stefani, Shakira and Mariah Carey ...

^ The 23-year-old tops the 46th annual worst-dressed list, ahead of fellow chart stars Jessica Simpson, Mariah Carey and Shakira .

^ It was announced April 8 2005 that Shakira would be releasing two albums this year.
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[88] .Shakira was also ranked at number 48 on the list of Top 50 Most Charitable Celebrities by OK! magazine.^ The 23-year-old tops the 46th annual worst-dressed list, ahead of fellow chart stars Jessica Simpson, Mariah Carey and Shakira .

^ Shakiras first single Whenever, Wherever rocketed to the top of the Billboard charts, and its video clip was among the most frequently requested on American TV networks for weeks.
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^ Heavenly Celebrities: Shakira Nude Over 50 sexy pics of Shakira , biography, and vital stats.

It reported that she donates approximately $55,000 to charity yearly.[89]
.On her 32nd birthday, Shakira opened a new $6-Million school in her hometown Barranquilla, which was sponsored by herself and her Pies Descalzos Foundation.^ Official website Shakira on iLike Shakira on MySpace Ringtones Shakira's Youtube Channel Barefoot Foundation Fundación Pies Descalzos Movimiento ALAS Sounds like .
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^ Pepsi, one of Shakiras top sponsors, describes the artist on its website as a voice representative of the new generation of Latin Americans.
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^ While promoting Pies Descalzos, she returned to Barranquilla in 1997 for...
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On December 7, 2009 Shakira was honored as a guest at Oxford University to give a speech about her work with children and education. She was chosen by the Oxford Union and joined the ranks of Albert Einstein, several US Presidents, Mother Teresa, and the Dalai Lama XIV, as a chosen speaker. .During the speech, Shakira said, "That is how I want the youth of 2060 to see us: That our mission for global peace consisted of sending 30,000 educators to Afghanistan, not 30,000 soldiers.^ In fact i have actually met Shakira, i asked her how tall she was she said 5'2 then i said thats impossible ypu must be 5'0 coz im 5'0 and im the same height as you!
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^ News Shakira wants more space and has put her 6500-square-foot Florida mansion on the market, her real estate agent said Friday.

^ By the way I love your song .It is so shaky .I really want to have your autograph.see you later shakira and oh yah dont forget about the question .
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.That in 2010, world education became more important than world domination."^ Shakiras discourse presents an environment where the material motifs are more important than the culture itself.
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In March 2010, she was awarded a medal by the United Nations' International Labor Organization in recognition of being, as UN Labor Chief Juan Somavia put it, a "true ambassador for children and young people, for quality education and social justice."[92]

Style

Music and voice

.Shakira is known to have adopted many genres, including folk, mainstream pop and rock.^ Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World st Blues / Folk st Country st Dance st Electronic st Hip-hop / Rap st Indie / Alternative st Jazz st Latin st Pop st R&B / Soul st Reggae st Rock st World .
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^ Yet, on the outside, Shakira seems to play an alternative role to mainstream depictions of gender in pop culture.
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.In an interview with Rolling Stone she said: "My music, I think, is a fusion of many different elements.^ In one interview with Rolling Stones magazine, Shakira explained that the spirit of conquest is a trait that has survived in human beings from the beginning.
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^ Somehow Im a fusion of all kinds of passions, and my music is a fusion of elements that I can make coexist in the same place, in one song.
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And I'm always experimenting. So I try not to limit myself, or put myself in a category, or... be the architect of my own jail".[93] Her earlier Spanish albums, including Pies Descalzos and ¿Dónde Están 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 rock and pop Latino.[94] .Her 2009 album, She Wolf is more like electropop and dance music.^ TOTP     - Christmas Special (2009) TV episode (performer: "She Wolf") Premios Principales 2009 (2009) (TV) (performer: "Loba", "Lo hecho está hecho") "So You Think You Can Dance" (2 episodes, 2009) ...
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Influences

.Shakira has told many interviewers that she had grown fond to listening to oriental music, which influenced many of her earlier works.^ I've worked in a uniform shop for school kids, and I can't tell you how many times I've been told I'm shorter than a primary school girl.
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.For example, Shakira used the Bollywood theme for her performance of ‘’Hips Don’t Lie’’ at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards in New York City.^ Shakira - free music, pictures, videos .
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^ Shakira (music) has issued a new song dubbed "Hips Don't Lie," which she recorded with Wyclef Jean (music).

^ Shakira "Hips Don't Lie" video .
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[96] It also has influence partly for her Arabic heritage, which was a major inspiration for her breakthrough world hit "Ojos Así".[97] She told Portuguese TV "Many of my movements belong to Arab culture,".[97] She also cites her parents as major contributors to her musical style.[97]
.In childhood, Shakira preferred rock and roll music heavily listening her favorite rock bands like Led Zeppelin,[98] The Beatles, Nirvana, The Police and U2.^ This song rocks i listen to it like a 100 times i just LOVE THIS SONG .
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^ A little further down the new waveish rock band Orson rolls into the chart and Shakira has her first UK top 10 single since 2002.

[99] She lists John Lennon as her #1 musical influence. .She was also deeply influenced by Rolling Stones, AC/DC, The Who, The Pretenders, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Cure, Richard Daniel Roman, Tom Petty, Depeche Mode, Clash, Ramones, who influenced on her many prominent songs.^ Red Hot Chili Peppers Do Charity .
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[100] In a recent interview to Elenco magazine, she noted that in her opinion the perfect songs are "Imagine" by John Lennon and "No Woman, No Cry" by Bob Marley.[101]
.Shakira made several covers of prominent artists such AC/DC and Aerosmith, using them to sing in her tours, resulting in performances of "Back in Black"[102] and "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)" during her Tour of the Mongoose.^ As Gabriel Garca Mrquez once wrote of her, "Shakira's music has a personal stamp that doesn't look like anyone else's and no one can sing or dance like her, at whatever age, with such an innocent sensuality, one that seems to be of her own invention."
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^ Socom says on 26/Dec/07 anonymous, you are dumb, I was merely complimenting Shakira, but it looks like you have some insecurity issues.
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^ Shakira looks mildly amused during some of the sillier parts.
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She also sang the classic Elvis Presley song "Always On My Mind" at the VH1 Divas Live.[citation needed]
.She also has strongly influenced by Andean music and South American folk music, using her native instrumentation for the Latin dance-pop "Whenever, Wherever" and in more serious and mournful "Despedida", marking it the song of my dreams.^ Shakira: South American dream .

^ Shakiras first single Whenever, Wherever rocketed to the top of the Billboard charts, and its video clip was among the most frequently requested on American TV networks for weeks.
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^ A recording company official expresses it so eloquently in saying that she balances a Latin thing, a rock thing, a pop thing and then an Arabic-belly-dancing thing.
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Dancing

Shakira dancing at Rock in Rio
‎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 has a Lebanese background but was raised in Colombia.^ Shakira credits her Middle Eastern-influenced dance moves to her father's Lebanese heritage.
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^ Shakira was born to a Lebanese father and a Colombian mother, and moved to Bogot at the age of thirteen.
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^ Shakira is well known for intense, athletic performances involving belly dancing and Arabic rhythms.
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She 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.^ I want to learn how to do that belly dance I am very interested...
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^ In one interview where she was asked about her belly-dance, she described an incident from her childhood where she started to feel strange sensations inside her body at the sound of music.
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[104] .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", Whenever, Wherever / Suerte, "Beautiful Liar" and She Wolf / Loba.^ An international icon since the mid-nineties, Shakira found stardom in America during the new millennium with the worldwide number one singles, "Wherever, Whenever" and "The Hips Don't Lie."
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^ Whenever, Wherever Buy - Dedicate - Video iLike .
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^ Shakiras first single Whenever, Wherever rocketed to the top of the Billboard charts, and its video clip was among the most frequently requested on American TV networks for weeks.
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She has had several belly dance choreographers, including award-winning Bellydance Superstar Boženka.[105] .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.^ The April 26 episode of MTV's "Making the Video" showed behind-the-scenes clips of "La Tortura" and ended with the premiere of the video.
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^ Shakira's "La Tortura," a single from the first of two albums she released in 2005, spent most of the year at No.

^ The video for "La Tortura" made its debut on Total Request Live (TRL) at number nine, and was the first Spanish music video ever to be included in the countdown.
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Acting

.Shakira appeared in the Colombian telenovela El Oasis in 1995, playing the character of Luisa Maria.^ Shakira turned to acting and played a role in a Colombian telenovela ("El Oasis"), but returned to the music business in 1995 with the album Pies descalzos (Barefeet), which established her commercial success.
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In December 2009, Shakira appeared as herself in the Ugly Betty episode "The Bahamas Triangle".[107]
.In 2010, Shakira will appear as herself in a special hour-long episode of Wizards of Waverly Place.^ Like women in the Orient, Shakira appears willing to demean herself for the viewers pleasure.
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Records, achievements and trivia

.According to BMI, Shakira is the highest-selling Colombian artist of all time, having sold more than 50 million albums worldwide.^ Puerto Rican Daddy Yankee became a bankable star, selling a million copies of his Barrio Fino CD, while Shakira fused the rhythm into her monstrously ...

^ Shakira Trades Up for Bigger and Better Starpulse.com - Branford,CT,USA Shakira is selling her five-bedroom mansion for $5.8 million because she needs more space.

^ Shakira sizzles on Firstnet Times of Oman - Oman MUSCAT -- Firstnet brings Columbian superstar Shakira as she takes centrestage on Channel [V as the Chosen One, all this month.

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.According to Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems, "Hips Don't Lie" was the most-played pop song in a single week in American radio history.^ Shakira "Hips Don't Lie" video .
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^ Oh I won't deny my hips don't lie And I am starting to feel it's right All the attraction, the tension Don't you see baby, this is perfection Shakira, Shakira .
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^ Your the best singer ever I love Hips don't lie & Whenever where ever .
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.It was played 9,637 times in one week.^ One TIME magazine article reviewing Shakiras video was even titled Shakira wants you to visit so she can play you her CD, personally!
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Shakira became the first artist in the history of the Billboard charts to earn the coveted number one spots on both the Top 40 Mainstream and Latin Chart in the same week doing so with "Hips Don't Lie".[110]
."La Tortura" broke the record on the Billboard's Hot Latin Tracks chart, appearing at #1 more than any other single (a total of 25 non-consecutive weeks).^ Shakira's "La Tortura," a single from the first of two albums she released in 2005, spent most of the year at No.

^ In other news, Shakira has the biggest selling single in the world since the year 2000, in total she has 4 songs in the top 20 singles.

[111]
According to Yahoo!, "Hips Don't Lie" is the Best-Selling Single of the Last 10 Years, which is apparently the best-selling single since 2000.[112]
.According to Forbes Magazine, Shakira was the 4th highest-earning woman in music for 2008 behind Madonna, Barbra Streisand and Celine Dion.^ Ya Libnan - Beirut,Lebanon The Lebanese-Colombian singer Shakira has an IQ of 140, according to the New York "Village Voice", making her, along with Madonna, the smartest woman in ...

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Discography

Tours

Awards

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

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Baltin, Steve "Shakira Trots Out 'Mongoose'". Rolling Stone. November 11, 2002. Retrieved January 6, 2007.
  2. ^ a b "Shakira proud of Arab background". BBC News Online. November 4, 2005. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4406486.stm. Retrieved 2009-02-10. 
  3. ^ See Inogolo: pronunciation of Shakira
  4. ^ Diego, Ximena (2001) Shakira. Fireside. pp. 44 and 68
  5. ^ "Shakira Uno Di Noi Interview". YouTube. 2006-12-12. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8wBrRayiYA. Retrieved 2009-10-31. 
  6. ^ "Shakira — Singing in Arabic live in concert, Dubai 2007". YouTube. April 25, 2007. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4-e5Yhfums. 
  7. ^ "Shakira's Biography". Shakira.com. 2008-05-14. http://www.shakira.com/biography/. Retrieved 2009-10-31. 
  8. ^ a b Shakira’s songs are the heart of her success, BMI.com
  9. ^ "Hips Don't Lie". Bestuff. http://bestuff.com/stuff/hips-dont-lie. 
  10. ^ Diver, Mike (2009-10-19). "Shakira She Wolf Review". BBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/dq8r. Retrieved 2009-10-25. 
  11. ^ "New addition to Hollywood walk revealed". Ireland On-line. 2008-06-21. http://breakingnews.iol.ie/entertainment/story.asp?j=259023634&p=z59xz434x. Retrieved 2009-10-31. 
  12. ^ "Recent Walk of Fame Recipients". Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. http://hollywoodchamber.net/icons/walk_of_fame.asp. Retrieved 2009-06-24. 
  13. ^ Shakira: dELIAs Interview: "Through my veins runs Spanish, Lebanese and Italian blood".
  14. ^ "Shakira's Catalan Blood". YouTube. 2006-09-02. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fshzEmNXBM8. Retrieved 2009-10-31. 
  15. ^ a b c Amy Turner (2009-03-01). "Shakira: Every little thing she does is magic". The Times. http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/article5802815.ece. Retrieved 2009-02-28. 
  16. ^ "Origin and Meaning of the name Shakira has also been referred to as the feminine form of the name Shakir". http://www.babynames.com/name/SHAKIRA. 
  17. ^ Campbell, Mike (2009). "Behind the Name: Meaning, Origin and History of the Name Shakira". Babynames.com. Mike Campbell. http://www.behindthename.com/php/view.php?name=shakira. Retrieved 2009-02-10. 
  18. ^ a b Katz, Gregory. "Shakira it up with Shakira". USA Weekend. December 11, 2005.
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Shakira
File:Shakira - La Coruña (Oral Fixation Tour).JPG
Shakira during the Oral Fixation Tour
Background information
Birth name Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
Also known as Shakira
Born 2 February 1977
Origin Barranquilla, Colombia
Genres Pop rock
Occupations Singer/Dancer
Years active 2000s
Website http://shakira.com

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (born 2 February 1977), known as Shakira, is a two-time Grammy Award-winning and eight-time Latin Grammy Award-winning Colombian singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, record producer, dancer and occasional actress.

The Colombian music artist is also known for having made a song named "Timor" based on fighting in East Timor between gangs (groups of criminals with guns), security forces (small, personal armies), and the government.

Year Album Chart position Albums sold
US UK FR DE AU CA AT CH
1991 "Magia" - - - - - - - -
1000
1993 "Peligro" - - - - - - - -
1200
1995 "Pies Descalzos" - - - 71 - - - -
4 000 000
1997 "The Remixes " - - - - - - - -
1 200 000
1998 "¿Dónde Están los Ladrones?" 131 - - 79 - - - 73
7 000 000
2000 "MTV Unplugged" 124 - 32 91 - - 55 -
3 000 000
2002 "Laundry Service" 3 1 5 1 2 4 1 1
13 000 000
2002 "Grandes Exitos" - - 3 - - - - 45
2 500 000
2004 "Live and Off the Record" 45 - - 14 - - 9 20
3 000 000
2005 "Fijación Oral Vol.1" 4 122 7 1 3 7 2 2
4 000 000
2005 "Oral Fixation Vol. 2" 5 12 8 6 5 2 7 3
+7 000 000
2009 "She Wolf" 15 - 1 3 1 5 3 3
2 000 000
2010 "Sale el sol" 7
400 000

= Singles

=

Year Song Album Chart position Points
USA Latin GER FRA SPA EUR ITA UK WW
1991 "Magia" Magia - - - - - - - - - -
"Esta Noche Voy Contigo" - - - - - - - - - -
"Sueños" - - - - - - - - - -
1993 "Peligro" Peligro - - - - - - - - - -
"Brujería" - - - - - - - - - -
"Eres" - - - - - - - - - -
1994 "Tú Serás La Historia De Mi Vida" - - - - - - - - - -
1995 "Dónde Estás Corazón" Pies Descalzos - 5 - - 10 - - - - -
"Estoy Aquí" - 2 - - 1 - - - - -
1997 "Se Quiere, Se Mata" - 8 - - - - - - - -
"Antología" - 15 - - 2 - - - - -
1998 "Ciega, Sordomuda" ¿Dónde Están los Ladrones? - 1 - 28 1 - - - - -
"Ojos Así" - 22 - 15 9 52 - - - -
1999 "Tú" - 1 - - - - - - - -
"Inevitable" - 3 - 27 1 - - - - -
"No Creo" - 9 - - - - - - - -
"Moscas En La Casa" MTV Unplugged - 25 - - 7 - - - - -
2001 "Whenever, Wherever"/"Suerte" Laundry Service 6 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 8.541.000
2002 "Underneath Your Clothes" 9 - 2 2 1 2 3 3 2 5.727.000
"Objection (Tango)" 55 16 1 10 15 12 6 17 13 2.500.000
"Te Dejo Madrid" - 45 - - 1 - - - - -
2003 "The One" - - 39 15 - - 20 - 29 500.000
"Que Me Quedes Tú" - 1 - - 10 - - - - -
"Fool" - - - - - - - - - -
2003 "Poem To A Horse" Live & Off the Record - - - - - - - - - -
2005 "La Tortura" (feat. Alejandro Sanz) Fijación Oral Vol. 1 23 1 3 7 1 2 3 34 2 5.985.000
"No" (feat. Gustavo Cerati) - 11 - - 1 - - - - -
"Don't Bother" Oral Fixation Vol. 2 42 - 6 24 18 7 5 9 4 3.000.000
2006 "Día De Enero" Fijación Oral Vol. 1 - 29 - - - - - - - -
"Hips Don't Lie" (feat. Wyclef Jean) Oral Fixation Vol. 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 9.845.000
"Illegal" - - 11 - - - 4 34 23 703.000
"La Pared" Fijación Oral Vol. 1 - - - - 1 - - - - -
2007 "Las de la Intuición"/"Pure Intuition" Fijación Oral Vol. 1 - - 10 - 1 43 - - - -
2009 "She Wolf"/"Loba" She Wolf 11 1 2 - 1 4 1 4 2 3.105.000
"Did it again"/"Lo hecho esta hecho" - 6 34 - 12 44 15 - - -
"Give it up to me"(feat. Lil Wayne) 29 - - - - - - - - -
2010 "Gypsy"/"Gitana" 65 6 7 - 3 25 - - 36 -
"Waka Waka (this time for Africa)" FIFA World Cup 2010 Official Song 38 2 1 1 1 1 1 21 7 -
"Loca"(feat. El Cata or Dizzee Rascal) Sale el sol 32 1 - - 1 29 1 - 19 -
Year Song Album Chart position Points
USA Latin GER FRA ESP EUR ITA UK WW
2007 "Te lo Agradezco, Pero No" (Alejandro Sanz feat. Shakira) El Tren de los Momentos 124 1 - - 1 - - - - -
2007 "Beautiful Liar" (with Beyoncé) B'Day - Deluxe Edition 3 10 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 4.416.000
2007 "Si Tu No Vuelves" (Miguel Bosé feat. Shakira) Papito - - - - - - - - - -

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