Shakira was born on February 2, 1977, and she was a Columbian singer and songwriter. She was born and raised in Barranquilla and she was tagged as Queen of Latin Music due to her versatility in music.
It must be noted that at age 13, Shakira made her recording debut after she had signed a deal with Sony Music Columbia. However, even though she was not successful with the release of Magia(1991) and Peligro(1993), her subsequent albums became successful and she gained prominence in Hispanic countries.
The albums that made her were Pies Descalzos(1995) and Donde Estan los ladrones? (1998). Her fifth album, Laundry Service (2001) entered the English market and she was able to sell 13 million copies across the world.
Her success and prominence were further boosted with the release of three more albums. These albums topped the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart and were also certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Her English albums were also certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum in various countries across the world. Shakira served as a coach in two seasons of The Voice between 2013 and 2014.
With over 145 songs to her credit, Shakira is known to have sold over 95 million records. She is undoubtedly one of the best-selling artists of all time. As of 2023, according to Billboard, Shakira is the best-selling female Latin artist of all time.
Over the years, she has received a lot of awards. These include three Grammy Awards, twelve Latin Grammy Awards, five MTV Video Music Awards (including the 2023 Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award), seven Billboard Music Awards, thirty-nine Billboard Latin Music Awards, twenty-one Guinness World Records, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
She has other awards, nominations and honors to her credit.
Shakira was the only child of William Mebarak Chadid and Nidia Ripoll Torraso. However, she has eight older half-siblings from her father’s previous marriage.
Shakira dated Argentine lawyer, Antonio de la Rua in 2000. They however separated after 10 years in August 2010. With the passage of time, Shakira started dating Spanish football player, Gerard Pique.
They started dating in 2011. Gerard Pique and Shakira met in Spring 2010 when he made an appearance in the music video for Shakira’s Waka Waka, the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
They had their first son on January 22, 2013. Their second child was born on January 29, 2015.
Shakira Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Shakira is worth $300 million. Most of this wealth was amassed through her music career and other sources. She owns properties in Barcelona, Uruguay as well as a private island in the Bahamas.
Shakira is also said to own many homes which include a 21,000-foot mansion in Miami. She also made $12 million for a season for serving as a coach on some seasons of The Voice.