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Transcript of Shakira
Born February 2nd 1977
Shakira was born in Barranquilla, Colombia. She is the daughter of Nidia Ripoll and William Mebarak. She has 8 half siblings from her father's previous marriage.
Shakira wrote her first poem when she was 4 years old called "The Crystal Rose". Growing up she loved her dad's typewriter and finally got one when she was 7. The poems eventually turned into songs. When she was 2 her half brother died from a motorcycle accident. So later on she wrote her first song called "Your dark glasses" which was about her dad. She titled it "Your dark glasses" because after the incident her dad always wore dark glasses to hide his grief.
She tried out for her Catholic schools choir but her music teacher said she sounded "like a goat". Yet Shakira preformed a dance every Friday and everyone called her the "belly dancer girl". "Thats how i discovered my passion for preformance" she said.
Shakira recorded her first album called Magia with Sony Music Colombia in 1990 when she was 13 years old. She preformed 3 songs to get 3 albums.
~Shakira can speak English, Portuguese, Italian, French, Arabic and Catalan.
~She is a singer, song writer, belly dancer and record producer.
Shakira tried out for her school choir but her teacher said she sounded "like a goat". Yet that didn't stop her from living her dream obviously.
Shakira won 5 MTV music awards for Latin, America in 2002. She won Best Female Artist, Best Pop Artist, Best Artist In The North West Region, Video Of The Year and Artist Of The Year.
She has won 234 awards so far.
By: Mia, Erin, Maisy, and Kyla
Shakira is currently in a relationship with Gerard Pique. She is 35 and pregnant with a boy.
Table of Contents
~picture ~later on
~basic facts ~awards
~growing up ~pictures
~ her dad
Why I chose Shakira
I chose Shakira because she is very inspiring. She started off trying to sing, got turned down, was a dancer, and now dances and sings. Even though her teachers didn't think she could sing it didn't stop her which i think is fantastic.
Quotes of hers
"My brain, I believe is the most beautiful part of my body."
"I think I look like a chipmunk."