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Happy birthday Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll!

Shakira is a world famous singer, songwriter and musician from Colombia. Shakira is Spanish and Italian from her mother’s side and Lebanese from her dad’s side. 

Shakira has won 12 Grammys, 10 of them being Latin Grammys. Shakira has made music for over 20 years, and she is the best selling latin female artist of all time. Shakira speaks seven lanugages, is a mother of two boys, is Unicef’s goodwill ambassador and has her own charity fund, Pies Descalsoz. Shakira is truly a remarkable woman and a great role model.

Facts About Queen Shakira :)

1 – The full name of the Colombian singer is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll. The name Shakira is taken from the Arabic word for “thankful.”

2 – The beautiful singer recorded her very first album when she was only 13.

3 – Shakira speaks several languages: Spanish, Portuguese and English (and also some Italian, French and Catalan).

4 - Shakira and her boyfriend – Barcelona defender Gerard Pique, share the same birthday. She’s 10 years older than the Spanish footballer.

5 – Shakira’s song Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) is the biggest selling World Cup Song of all time!

6 – The star’s sensual moves may impress fans on stage but Mensa International, the oldest high IQ society in the world, revealed that with an IQ of 140 (100 being average) the Colombian has the brains to match her beauty.

7 – Shakira was invited to The White House by President Obama in 2010 to discuss early childhood development and in 2011 was appointed as a member of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.

8 – Shakira received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2011.

– The world-famous singer and songwriter is an international UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and a devoted advocate for children. The singer was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador on 24 October 2003.

10 – Shakira is the founder of the Pies Descalzos Foundation, which provides displaced and underprivileged children in Colombia with access to quality education.

11 – Though she didn’t make her big break until the release of her album Laundry Service in 2001, Shakira’s music career has been going strong since the early ‘90s. In that time she’s picked up eight Latin Grammys and two Grammys in the U.S.

12 – To date, Shakira has won 4 American Music Awards, 6 Billboard Music Awards, 2 GRAMMY Awards, 8 Latin GRAMMY Awards, and 5 MTV Video Music Awards.

13- Shakira is 5′ 2″, while Pique is 6′ 4″.

14- Shakira is addicted to chocolates and Candy Crush