Shakira got huge fame in Latin America but she came into the English-language market along with Laundry Service (2001), her 5th album. Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll could be a far-famed singer to all music lovers. She is a Latin singer, record producer, dancer, choreographer, and an excellent model also. She was born in Barranquilla, Republic of Colombia where she was raised also.
"Whenever, Wherever" was the primary hit album of this singer. And with the release of her next albums, the sixth and seventh albums, she could see her success.
Shakira is taken into account is considered and renowned not just for her nice music and belly dance but for her prestigious awards. She won several awards, as well as 5 MTV Video Music Awards which only a few musicians could achieve. She won prestigious 8 Latin Grammy Awards and 2 Grammy Awards. She also got 7 billboard Music Awards and 28 billboard Latin Music Awards, and she was golden globe nominated.
Shakira is the only child of William Mebarak Chadid and Nidia Ripoll. Her beloved father was born in the New York town as her grandparents left Lebanon. Nidia Ripoll, the mother of Shakira has Spanish and Italian descent.
Shakira got her inspiration at the age of four; she was taken to a Middle Eastern restaurant by her father where she heard doumbek utilized in Arabic music that was in the midst of belly dancing. She became fascinated at that point and determined to learn that art of performance.
When Shakira was between 10 and 13, she was invited to different programs in her native place and gained some recognition within the area. it completely was at concerning this point that she met a Monica Ariza, a theater producer, who wondered along with her and consequently tried to assist her career.
When she was only thirteen years of age, Sony Music Company in Colombia organized recording a number of her songs. The album was a set of pop, ballads and disco.
In 2012, it absolutely was declared that Usher and Shakira would replace with CeeLo Green and Christina Aguilera for one of the seasons beside Blake Shelton and Adam Levine.
Today she is beloved by numerous individuals in the world. Many of her audience love her due to her unique illustration of belly dance. People that want to see Latin flavor within the music will certainly appreciate Shakira’s musical skills. Shakira is not only famous within the U.S. or Latin America. She has a large crowd within the Asia, Australia and even Russia.
Shakira’s other activities
Shakira is famous not only as a famous singer. Her spheres of interest are quite broad. She took part in several TV series as an actress. Shakira was offered a role in the film “Love in the time of cholera”, but refused because of some sciences where she was supposed to be named. Shakira became the face of the traditional Christmas Freixenet advertising campaign. Shakira also has her own beauty line and released three unique perfumes. She also takes part in charity and runs her own charity fund Pies Descalzos (which is translated as “bare feet”) which helps children from poor families in Columbia and other countries in Latin America. So this lady can really be called a really many-sided person.
Shakira’s new album
2017 became a very fruitful year for Shakira and all her fans. The singer released her eleventh studio album after a three-years break. This bright bilingual album released on the 26th of May is called El Dorado. Critics’ reviews are not homogeneous, however, the album was ranked high in various music charts. Most songs are inspired by Shakira’s relations with her fiancé Gerard Pique and her motherhood. Though the singer was rumored about leaving her music career to concentrate on the role of mother and wife, still she came back to the studio and it is really good news for all her fans. Notwithstanding Shakira wants her family to remain the top priority, their support persuaded her to come back to music, asit is an inseparable part of her nature. It's no doubt that this bright lady will successfully manage to combine all the roles and statuses which are important for her.
One more important event for all Shakira’s fans this year is Shakira tour 2017 in support of her new album. It will be her first going on tour since 2011 when she was in concert with her “The Sun Comes Out” world tour. It will become the sixth world tour of the artist. 2017 tour will take place mostly in Europe and North America. However, concert schedule includes some dates in Latin America. As for the tour dates, they are already announced. Tour 2017 dates are November, 18 - February, 10. All in all, this concert tour includes 33 shows. For most of them the dates are already confirmed. For example, Miami concert will take place in the 12th of January, and concert Chicago - on January, 23. Nevertheless, Latin American concert dates will be announced a little bit later. Though concerts 2017 are to start only in autumn, concert tickets are already on sale.
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