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About Shakira

Before Shakira took the stage alongside Jennifer Lopez at the 2020 Super Bowl, she told Apple Music that the performance was intended “to celebrate Latin culture and the importance of women in the industry.” It was the realization of a dream that the singer—born Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll in Barranquilla, Colombia, in 1977—has worked toward since she started writing songs at eight and released her debut album, Magia, at 14. Following years of success in the Latin music world, she set her sights on conquering the English-language charts, soliciting the help of Gloria Estefan on her 2001 crossover hit, “Whenever, Wherever,” the lead single from her multiplatinum-selling fifth album, Laundry Service. Combining poetic lyrics with tropical rhythms, pop hooks, and influences as diverse as folk and electronic music, she quickly became one of the best-selling Latin American artists in history and a worldwide star. Her 2005 team-up with Wyclef Jean on “Hips Don’t Lie” inspired fans to emulate her dance moves, while 2009’s “She Wolf” became a club hit thanks to its sultry beat and ferocious lyrics. She’s since added to her resume with the 2010 World Cup anthem “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa),” collaborations with Beyoncé, Lil Wayne, Rihanna, and Pitbull, among others, and the 2016 hit “Chantaje,” with Maluma—all of it confirming she’s truly a global icon whose talents defy boundaries. In 2023, Shakira recaptured the zeitgeist with the acerbic confessionals of “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53,” alongside superstar producer Bizarrap, which became a global smash and set the stage for her long-awaited comeback album, Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran. Her first all-Spanish LP in decades featured a galaxy of stars: reggaetón queen KAROL G for the scorching perreo “TQG,” banda-sinaloense bosses Fuerza Regida for “El Jefe,” and cumbia crooners Grupo Frontera on “(Entre Paréntesis).”

Barranquilla, Colombia
February 2, 1977
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