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“Since she debuted I have had a crush on Shakira. As a performer she is absolutely "Sexy", which you can probably chalk up to her Lebanese/Colombian ancestry. During interviews she
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“My wife's niece told me about her long before anyone knew her as she took music classes with her in Barranquilla. The teacher (who also taught my son piano) often told Shakira that
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About this musician


Born: February 02, 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia
Years Active: 90 's, 00's
Genre: LATIN

After achieving superstardom throughout Latin America, Colombian-born Shakira became Latin pop's biggest female crossover artist since Jennifer Lopez. 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. 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.

Shakira Mebarak (full name: Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll) was born February 2, 1977, in Barranquilla, Colombia, into a poor family. Her mother was a native Colombian and her father was of Lebanese descent, and so as a child Shakira soaked up music from both cultures; she also listened heavily to English-language rock & roll, listing her favorite bands in later interviews as Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, the Police, the Cure, and Nirvana. Shakira wrote her first song at age eight, began entering (and winning) talent competitions at age ten, and started learning the guitar at age 11 (one story runs that around this age, she was kicked out of her school choir for singing too forcefully). In 1990, at age 13, Shakira moved ...
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Instruments: Vocals
Genre: Latin
Country: Colombia
Birth Date: Feb 2, 1977
Gender: Female
Height: 59 inches
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