Shakira
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1977-02-02
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Shakira

Shakira Biography (Wikipedia)

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (born 2 February 1977) is a Colombian singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer, actress and philanthropist. Born and raised in Barranquilla, she made her recording debut under Sony Music Colombia at the age of 13. Following the commercial failure of her first two Colombian albums, Magia (1991) and Peligro (1993), she rose to prominence in Hispanic countries with her next albums, Pies Descalzos (1995) and Dónde Están los Ladrones? (1998). Shakira entered the English-language market with her fifth album, Laundry Service (2001). It sold over 13 million copies, spawned the international number-one singles "Whenever, Wherever" and "Underneath Your Clothes", and propelled her reputation as a leading crossover artist.

Her success was further solidified with the Spanish albums Fijación Oral, Vol. 1 (2005), Sale el Sol (2010), and El Dorado (2017), all of which topped the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart and were certified diamante by the Recording Industry Association of America. Meanwhile, her English albums Oral Fixation, Vol. 2 (2005), She Wolf (2009) and Shakira (2014) were all certified gold, platinum, or multi-platinum in various countries worldwide. Some of her songs have charted at number one in multiple countries, including "La Tortura", "Hips Don't Lie", "Beautiful Liar", "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)", "Loca", and "Chantaje". Shakira served as a coach on two seasons of the American singing competition television series The Voice (2013–2014).

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Past BBC Events

Glastonbury: 2010
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e2v2fx
Worthy Farm, Pilton
2010-06-25T00:40:21
25
Jun
2010

Glastonbury: 2010

Worthy Farm, Pilton
Live Lounge: Shakira
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e42fhn
BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
2009-09-24T00:40:21
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24
Sep
2009
Live Lounge: Shakira

Live Lounge: Shakira

BBC Maida Vale Studios, London

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