BiographyBorn with Barranquilla (Colombia), port city located at the edge of the Caribbean Sea of a mother Colombia Nidia LED Carmen Ripoll Torrado, and of a Lebanese father Catholic born in New York, William Mebarak Chadid. Its first name ( rear شاكِرة ) means in Arabic “full with grace”. His/her brothers and sisters, resulting from a preceding marriage of his/her father, are: Lucia, Alberto, Braces, Tonino (nearest to Shakira and works for it), Antonio and Eduardo.
As of the 8 years age, it composed its first song Tus Gafas Oscuras . This song was dedicated to his/her father who carried glasses to hide his sadness to have lost a son. It was presented to many contests and televised shows of its area, in particular in a weekly television program, Vivan Los Niños . Now, it became a local celebrity.
Thanks to Monica Ariza (its producing), it passed a hearing in front of Ciro Vargas which proposed to audition it because it was impressed. Vargas proposes the demonstration of Shakira to an artistic producer from Sony but he is not convinced by the young wonder and thinks that it is a lost cause. A trap is tended to the leaders of Sony Music Entertainment: they are brought in a bar to Bogota where Shakira interprets 3 songs. There, they fall under its charm and make it sign a contract to record 3 discs.
It is thus at 13 years that it records its first disc Magia , which became a collector's item because of the success of the singer. Peligro is its second album, in 1993, whereas it is only 16 years old but unfortunately success is still not with go. She chooses to make a station-wagon and to finish the college.
Shakira makes its appearance, in 1994, on television and plays in the series El Oasis , in contract with Televisión de Colombia. She sings the credits in duet with one of the other actors and will leave the series in 1997. Its following album, Black and white descalzos, will make of it a star in Latin America and Spain, grace in particular to individual Estoy Aquí. In 1997, at the time of a concert in its birthplace (Barranquilla) two young girls will die at the entry in the concert crushed by crowd, following this Shakira event thought of putting an end to its career but found the force to continue thanks to its fans.
Then, in 1998, appears the album ¿ Dónde están los ladrones? , with Emilio Estefan as executive producer and Shakira itself like producing artistic. The album, with the songs Ciega, sordomuda and Ojos Así , does nothing but increase its success. At the time of the exit of individual the " Ojos Así" it surprises its fans and his entourage while raising a red hair fire. With the end of the year 1999, it astonishes again while becoming fair, color which it kept until recently (it chooses this color to feel sexier and to be less compared with the Canadian singer, Alanis Morissette). She starts the round Tour Anfibio in March 2000 and will complete it in May 2000.
It then decides to learn English. The album Laundry Service in 2001, and the individual one with the clip Whenever, Wherever carry out its dream of international career. It chooses to name Off its round Tour The Mongoose (“the round of the mongoose”).
After a long absence in France, Shakira returns in 2005, with Tortured, sensual title which will introduce an album in two volumes: Oral Fijación Vol.1 on June 6th in Oral Spanish and Fixing Vol.2 on November 29th in English. The name of the album means “oral French fixing”. The singer explains that “all comes from the mouth, this sensual part of the body with which (it) tries out the life”. The two albums Oral Fijación Vol.1 and Oral Fixing Vol.2 were dedicated to Patricia Tellez her manager in Latin America lasting of the years and abruptly deceased of the continuations of a cancer in 2004.
In February 2006, Shakira recorded a Duo with Wyclef Jean, of the Fugees. The title names Hips Don' T Lie . It is reproduced on the republication of the album Oral Fixing Vol.2 left in March 2006. Hips Don' T Lie was remixée in a version known as “bamboo” which was sung by the Colombian the July 9th, for the final of the Football world cup of 2006. A polemic settled around the piece: it could be that there was Plagiat. The intro of Hips Don' T Lie (which returns several times in the song) is a Sample piece of Salsa Amores como el nuestro of Jerry Rivera. However, Sony had already given its agreement so that there is use of the piece. Moreover, another Hispanic composer-songwriter, Luis Días attack the Colombian singer for the verse yawned in the hold of noche, yawned in the hold of día .
With regard to the first opus, Oral Fijación Vol.1 , an individual third named Dia de Enero left in the Hispanic countries.
Moreover, Shakira launched on June 14th, 2006 the kickoff of its new round Oral Fixing Tower to Saragossa in Spain, country in which it remained until July before continuing in August and September in the United States. Other dates throughout the world should be added soon. But it is known already that it will go to the Mexico and in other countries latinos this autumn.
The concert in the Croatian capital , Zagreb, had a Déficit of 320.000 euros because there were not enough sold tickets: they were too expensive compared to the average revenue in this country. The fact that the concert was announced only one month in advance can have also had an incidence. Although certain places were allotted free, there were only 4000 people in the stage.
Two new individual left in November 2006:
The first, the pared (the Wall) is the 4th individual one of the opus oral Fijacion vol.1 . This title is apparently only one individual of promotion, not marketed and a clip is available. The clip was turned during one in these concerts in Mexico in October 2006 and offers an acoustic performance to the song.
The second individual one, left him universally, are entitled It . Extracted the Oral opus Fixing Vol.2 , this title is a duet with the guitarist Carlos Santana who plays all mow low of the music. It is not same success that striking down it Hips don' T binds , but is classified nevertheless in thirty the better individual ones sold in the world, lasting the 3 last weeks of 2006.
To also note that its DVD " Live In Miami - Oral examination Tour" Fixing; who is drawn from his last round will be available in the vats on November 12th, 2007 with CD in no-claims bonus.
Its voiceIts voice characterized by various nuances, its style full with freshness, a little disrespectful, and, its overflowing youth of vitality, made of it the largest current artist of Colombia. The success of Shakira is ensured by songs easy to include/understand and which make it possible its public to be identified. The texts speak about its own experiences of the daily life or those of the others.
Its voice was several times criticized. Already during its childhood, the members of a Chorale did not want any because she sang like a Chèvre according to them, this comparison will become a nickname, which will wound it enormously and she failed to give up her dream because of this episode. Now, one said of Shakira that it has a beautiful voice, but on the other hand that its wild side, when it sings destroyed its talent and its songs. But, on the contrary for good number of fans, it is the characteristic of its voice and its single profile which belongs to its personality.
At the 13 years age, she announced in Colombia in public that one day she would sing in France.
DanceThe Eastern Danse requires all the body of that which carries out it. Shakira learned the very young Eastern dance, almost all alone. According to it, that came to him naturally because of the origins Libanais are of his/her father. Young person, the singer danced in public to overcome her timidity.
Therefore one enormously sees it moving the top of his body in the clips Tortured It and Hips Don' T Lie .
At the time of the Turn Off The Mongoose, the Colombian, through dancing too much, had a Tendinite with the belly. Shakira also likes to make the “dance of the robot” during its concerts. The singer had several choreographers of belly dance, in particular celebrates it Bozenka.
HumanitarianThe name of the foundation that Shakira created whereas it was only 18 years old, in favor of the disadvantaged Colombian children, is the same one as that of its third album, Pies descalzos . It of known as: “The Colombia must deal with his/her children because they represent the future”. Shakira succeeded in building schools and giving food with association. The dream to build a foundation comes to him from its childhood when the jewelry of his/her father went bankrupt and that it took it along in the poorest districts of Barranquilla, the misery of these people have such an impact on the Shakira young person whom she was made the one day promise to help these people who did not have anything to live and eat decently.
April 3rd, 2006, it was rewarded by UNO for its humane work. By receiving the price (which it shared with other personalities like Angelina Jolie), it declared: “Let us not forget only at the end of this day when we all go to the house, 960 children will have died in Latin America. ” On April 27th of the same year, with the Latin Billboard Awards it was honoured by the Spirit off Hope Award for its foundation.
December 12th, 2006, Shakira continues its combat for the children and inaugurates the foundation WENT (América Latina Acción Solidaria, in French Latin America Interdependent Action ) with the assistance of many Latin-American artists and which aims at giving access to education to the underprivileged children of Latin America. She promised a gift of 45 M $ including 5 M for schools in South America.
Personal lifeSince 2001, Shakira has a connection with Antonio of Rúa, the son of the former Argentinian president Fernando of Rúa. They met in a restaurant, and it is by crossing the glance of the other (whereas they were with several tables one of the other) which they had a love at first sight.
This union is very criticized in Latin America and especially in Argentine. Antonio, wire of the former Argentinian president, took a very active share in the decisions and the Directorate of Political Affairs of his father when this one was with the Argentinian government. When the government crumbled completely during the crisis, Antonio was regarded as partly responsible.
The native tongue of Shakira is Spanish, it is also perfect bilingual in English and manages in Italian and Portuguese.
- Tower Magpies Descalzos
- Turn Anfibio
- Turn Off The Mongoose
- Oral Fixing Tower
- 1991 : Magia
- 1993 : Peligro
- 1995 : Black and white descalzos
- 1997: The Remixes
- 1998 : ¿Dónde Están Los Ladrones?
- 2000 : MTV Unplugged + DVD
- 2001: Laundry Service
- 2002: Laundry Service (Washed And Dried) + DVD
- 2002: Large Exitos
- 2004: Live & Off The Record + DVD
- 2005: Oral Fijación Vol.1 + DVD
- 2005: Oral Fixing Vol.2
- 2006: Oral Fixing Vol.2 (republication)
- 2007: Live In Miami - Oral examination Fixing Tower
IndividualPositions of individual of Shakira in the world.
See also: List of rewards of Shakira
In 2001, Shakira obtains a Grammy Award in the category “ Latin Best Pop Album ” for its album MTV Unplugged . In 2006, it obtains a second from it, for Fijacion Oral vol. 1 in the category “ Latin Best Rock'n'roll/Alternative Album ”. These two rewards are most important in its career.
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