Rock singer Shakira is ten-time Grammy Award winner. She is Colombian singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, record producer, dancer and occasional actress. She is one of the major figure in pop music scene of Latin America for more than a decade. Her first album in the English-speaking market was Laundry Service. More than fifteen million copies of this album was sold worldwide.
Among the Colombian artists, Shakira is the highest-selling of all time. She is the only artist of Colombian to have reached the number-one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and UK Singles Chart.
Personal Profile (Personal Biography)
Date of Birth: February 2, 1977
Place of Birth: Barranquilla, Colombia
Nick Name Shaki
Alternate Names: Shakira f. Wyclef Jean, Shakira Mebarak
Genre(s): Latin pop, Rock en espaï¿½ol, Dance
Height: 4′ 11¾” (1.52 m)
- 1998 – The Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album (Dónde Están Los Ladrones) – awarded to Fabulosos Calavera by Los Fabulosos Cadillacs.
- 2001 – The Best Latin Pop Album (MTV Unplugged) – won.
- 2006 – The Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album (Fijación Oral Vol. 1) – won.
- 2007 – The Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals (“Hips Don’t Lie” with Wyclef Jean) – awarded to “For Once in My Life” by Tony Bennett with Stevie Wonder.
- Album Of The Year for MTV Unplugged – awarded to Amarte Es Un Placer by Luis Miguel.
- Latin Grammy Award for the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance (“Ojos Así”) – won.
- Latin Grammy Award for the Best Female Rock Vocal Performance (“Octavo Dia”) – won.
- Best Pop Vocal Album – MTV Unplugged (Shakira album) – awarded to Amarte Es Un Placer by Luis Miguel.
- Latin Grammy for the Best Music Video (“Ojos Así”) – awarded to “No Me Dejes de Querer” by Gloria Estefan.
- Latin Grammy for Best Music Video (“Suerte”) – won.
- Latin Grammy Award for the Best Rock Song (“Te Aviso, Te Anuncio (Tango)”) – awarded to “Mala Gente” by Juanes.
- Record Of The Year (“La Tortura” with Alejandro Sanz) – won.
- Album Of The Year (Fijación Oral Vol. 1) – won.
- Song Of The Year (“La Tortura” with Alejandro Sanz) – won.
- Best Female Pop Vocal Album (Fijación Oral Vol. 1) – won.
- Best Short Form Music Video (“La Tortura” with Alejandro Sanz) – awarded to “AtréveteTe, Te!” by Calle 13.
- Best Engineered Album (Fijación Oral Vol. 1) – won.
- 1991: Magia
- 1993: Peligro (Danger)
- 1996: Pies Descalzos (Bare Feet)
- 1998: ¿Dónde Están los Ladrones? (Where Are The Thieves?)
- 2001: Laundry Service / Servicio De Lavanderia
- 2005: Fijación Oral Vol. 1
- 2005: Oral Fixation Vol. 2
- 2000: MTV Unplugged
- 2004: Live & Off the Record (En Vivo Y En Privado (Live And In Private)
- 2007: Oral Fixation Tour: Live from Miami
- 1997: The Remixes
- 2002: Laundry Service: Washed & Dried
- 2002: Grandes Éxitos (Greatest Hits)
- 2006: Oral Fixation Volumes 1&2
- 1996â€“1997: Tour Pies Descalzos
- 2000: Tour Anfibio
- 2002â€“2003: Tour of the Mongoose
- 2006â€“2007: Oral Fixation Tour
- 2010â€“2011: Shakira 2010 World Tour
- Shakira has announced her engagement to Antonio de la Rua, son of the present President of Argentina. 
- Shakira is of Colombian, Lebanese and Macedonian heritage.
- She was ranked No.9 in Stuff magazine’s “102 Sexiest Women in the World” (2002).
- She likes chocolate balls.
- Shakira’s father’s name is William Mebarak Chadid and mother’s name is Nidia del Carmen Ripolli Torrado.
- Shakira’s mother is half Colombian and half Italian. Her father is American with Lebanese and Macedonian ancestry.
- Steven Spielberg offered Shakira the role of Elena Montero in The Mask of Zorro (1998) back when he was originally in talks to direct it. But, Shakira turned the offer down because she felt that not only was she a bad actress, but her English wasn’t so good.
- She was ranked as No.76 in FHM’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005” special supplement. (2005)
- She was featured as No.15 in Maxim Magazine’s “Hot 100 of 2002” supplement. (2002)
- Shakira’s recording of “La Tortura” was a No.1 hit in many countries, specially in Europe.
- She was named No.20 in FHM magazine’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006” supplement. (2006).
Shakira’s Official Website: www.shakira.com