Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (; Spanish: [ʃaˈkiɾa]; born 2 February 1977) is a Colombian singer, songwriter, and dancer. Born and raised in Barranquilla, she began performing in school, demonstrating Latin American, Arabic, and rock and roll influences and belly dancing abilities. Shakira's first studio albums, Magia and Peligro, failed to attain commercial success in the 1990s; however, she rose to prominence in Latin America with her major-label debut, Pies Descalzos (1996), and her fourth album, Dónde Están los Ladrones? (1998). As of 2001, she had sold over 10 million albums alone in Latin America.
Shakira entered the English-language market with her fifth album, Laundry Service in 2001. Its lead single, "Whenever, Wherever", became one of the most successful singles of 2002. Her success was solidified with her sixth and seventh albums Fijación Oral, Volumen Uno and Oral Fixation, Volume Two (2005), the latter of which spawned the best selling single of the 2000s, "Hips Don't Lie". Shakira's eighth and ninth albums, She Wolf (2009) and Sale el Sol (2010), received critical praise. Her official song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)", became the biggest-selling World Cup song of all time with 10 million downloads. With over 1.8 billion views, it is one of the most viewed music videos on YouTube. She has four of the twenty top-selling hits of the 2000s, more than any other artist. Shakira served as a coach on the fourth and sixth seasons of the American version of The Voice in 2013 and 2014, respectively. Her tenth album, Shakira (2014), was preceded by its lead single, "Can't Remember to Forget You".
Shakira has received numerous awards, including 5 MTV Video Music Awards, 3 Grammy Awards, 13 Latin Grammy Awards, 7 Billboard Music Awards, 39 Billboard Latin Music Awards and has been Golden Globe-nominated. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and sold over 125 million records worldwide as of 2012 (over 70 million albums sold) with an estimated over 33.5 million record sales in the United States (as of 2018), making her the best selling South American singer and one of the best selling artists of all time. She performs charity work, most notably through her Pies Descalzos Foundation. In 2011, she was appointed by U.S. President Barack Obama to the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics – a four-person group that advises the president and Education Secretary. From 2012 to 2015, she was listed among world's top 100 most powerful women in the world by Forbes. In 2017, she was the only artist listed as one of the world's greatest leaders by Fortune, ranked at 27th.
El Dorado (English: The Golden One) is the eleventh studio album by Colombian singer Shakira, released on 26 May 2017, by Sony Music Latin. The album is mainly sung in Spanish, with three songs sung in English. After her self-titled tenth studio album (2014), Shakira had her second child, suffered from writer's block and was uncertain about the future of her career. However, her collaboration on "La Bicicleta" with Carlos Vives and support from her boyfriend, Gerard PiquÃ©, encouraged Shakira to continue to work on music.
Genre: Pop, Latin pop, reggaeton
Release date: May 26, 2017
Shakira is the tenth studio album by Colombian singer Shakira, released on 21 March 2014 by RCA Records. It is her first English-language album since her eighth studio album, She Wolf (2009). Shakira revealed in November 2011 that she had begun work on the album, which continued into 2014. The album was initially set to be released in 2012, but was delayed because of Shakira's pregnancy. Since starting the album, Shakira departed Epic Records, signed a new management deal with Roc Nation and subsequently signed to Epic's sister label, RCA Records.
Release date: Mar 21, 2014
|1||Dare (La La La)||3:13|
|2||Can't Remember To Forget You||3:26|
|4||You Don't Care About Me||3:44|
|5||Cut Me Deep||3:18|
|10||The One Thing||3:13|
|11||Nunca Me Acuerdo De Olvidarte||3:28|
|12||Loca Por Ti||3:42|
|13||La La La||3:31|
|16||Boig Per Tu||3:42|
|17||La La La (Brazil 2014)||3:31|
|1||Sale El Sol||3:32|
|3||Antes De Las Seis||2:57|
|5||Addicted To You||2:35|
|6||Lo Que Más||2:28|
|12||Waka Waka (Esto Es África)||3:33|
|13||Loca (JS Mix)||3:16|
|14||Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)||3:31|
She Wolf (Spanish: Loba) is the eighth studio album by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira. It was released on 9 October 2009, by Epic Records and Sony Music Latin. As executive producers, Shakira and Amanda Ghost enlisted collaborators including The Neptunes, John Hill, Wyclef Jean, Lukas Burton, Future Cut, Jerry Duplessis and Timbaland. Musically, the record shifts from her traditional Latin pop and pop rock musical styles, instead exploring electropop, with influences of folk and world music. The lyrical themes of the album mostly focus on love and relationships and were based on the conversations Shakira had with her friends.
Release date: Oct 9, 2009
Laundry Service (Spanish: Servicio de Lavandería) is the fifth studio album by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira, globally released on 13 November 2001 by Epic Records. It is her first album to be primarily recorded in English. After the release of her fourth studio album Dónde Están los Ladrones?, which became a success in Latin America, Shakira was encouraged by American singer Gloria Estefan to record songs in English as she believed the singer had the potential to crossover into the English-language pop market. Shakira was initially hesitant to undertake the project, but later decided to learn English well enough to be able to write songs in the language herself. The title of the album was chosen to reflect Shakira's views on love and music. It was also released as Servicio de Lavandería in Hispanic regions in January 2002. Musically, Laundry Service is primarily a pop rock record but it also experiments with a variety of other musical styles, including Andean music, dance-pop, Middle Eastern music, rock and roll and tango. The lyrical theme of the album is mostly based around love and romance. Every song on the album was written and produced by Shakira.
Genre: Pop rock
Release date: Nov 13, 2001
|2||Underneath Your Clothes||4:02|
|3||Te Aviso, Te Anuncio||4:23|
|4||Que Me Quedes Tu||4:41|
|7||Ready For The Good Times||4:15|
|9||Te Dejo Madrid||3:05|
|10||Poem To A Horse||5:07|
|11||Eyes Like Yours||3:59|
|2||Si Te Vas||3:34|
|3||Moscas En La Casa||3:34|
|9||?Donde Estan Los Ladrones?||3:33|
|10||Sombra De Ti||3:38|
|15||¿Dónde Están Los Ladrones?||3:29|
Pies Descalzos (English: Bare Feet) is the third studio album and major-label debut by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira, released on October 6, 1995, by Sony Music and Columbia Records. Its music incorporates Latin pop styles, additionally experimenting with pop rock elements. Looking to revive her struggling career after the commercial failures of her first two studio efforts Magia and Peligro, she assumed a prominent position in its production. As executive producer, Luis Fernando Ochoa co-wrote and co-produced each of the eleven tracks on the record with Shakira.
Genre: Latin pop, pop rock
Release date: Oct 6, 1995
|3||Un Poco De Amor||4:00|
|7||Te Espero Sentada||3:28|
|8||Pies Descalzos (Suenos Blancos)||4:00|
|9||Pienso En Ti||2:34|
|10||Donde Estas Corazon||3:57|
|11||Se Quiere...Se Mata||3:38|
|14||Pies Descalzos, Sueños Blancos||3:16|
|15||¿Dónde Estás Corazón?||3:29|
|16||Se Quiere, Se Mata||3:23|
Peligro (English: Danger) is the second studio album by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira, released on 25 March 1993, by Sony Music Colombia.
Genre: Latin pop, new jack swing, rock
Release date: Mar 25, 1993
Magia (English: Magic) is the debut album by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira. It was released in June 1991 by Sony Music Colombia, with whom she signed a three-album recording contract. The record is a collection of pop ballads Shakira wrote since she was eight years old, with themes inspired from the experience hanging out with males, adventure stories, and dreams of living on the coast.
Release date: Jun 24, 1991