Shakira: Interesting Facts


Shakira: Some Interesting Facts About Latin Music

There is no doubt that most people in this world know Shakira. However, her full name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll. She is the best Columbian Latin pop singer. Besides, she is also a famous songwriter. People referred to her as the sensation of Latin music. Because, not her songs, but also her belly dancing has never failed to amaze people.

Shakira: Some Interesting Facts About Latin Music
Shakira: Some Interesting Facts About Latin Music

She is a talented girl, and she started writing and composing music when she was just eight years old. And when she was thirteen, she became a famous local celebrity. Her life changed when she encountered with Ciro Vargas, Sony Columbia Executive. However, there is a lot of exciting facts about the singer that you would love to know about. So, let’s have a look at those facts. Keep reading the article.

Some Interesting Facts And Information About Famous Columbian Singer Shakira

  • In the year 1991, she got her career’s first record deal with Sony. Her debuted album was Magia, also known as Magic. However, the album lacked recording and production connection and failed to impress people. After that, Shakira took a long break from recording and completed her graduation.
  • She returned to the music world again in the year 1995. She released her second album called Descalzos, which means Bare Feet. However, the album brought her a lot her commercial success. And after that year, her career started flying away like a meteor to the top of the world. In a few years, she emerged as the sensation of Latin music. Besides, she introduces her belly dancing to the world.
  • In the year 2011, Shakira worked on English language albums. Her first English album was the Laundry Service. It received massive success. The album went on to sell above 13 million records across the world. Some of the significant hits were Whenever Wherever, Underneath Your Clothes, Te Dejo Madrid, Objection (Tango), and The One.

About Some Of Her Significant Works

Shakira: Some Interesting Facts About Latin Music
Shakira: Some Interesting Facts About Latin Music
  1. Her first English album named Laundry Service and Whenever Wherever is her bestselling album of Shakira. They both went on sale more than 20 million copies worldwide. Besides, it went to Multi-Platinum in different countries. 
  2. Her single, Hips Don’ Lie from her album Oral Fixation-2 ranked, got a massive success. Besides, it got ranked at No.1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Moreover, it also listed in the No. 1 spot in 55 other countries. The song became so famous that it turned as her signature song. This was the best-selling single album of the 21st century.

Detail Information About Her Achievement And Awards

  • In her career, she has cornered a lot of awards. She received two Grammy Awards. One is Best Latin Pop Album for MTV Unplugged. And another one is Best Latin Pop/Alternative Album for ‘Fijacin Oral Vol. 1.’
  • Also, she has received eight Latin Grammy Awards.

There is no doubt that she is one of the greatest singers in the world. Her magical voice never failed to amaze people.

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