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SHAKIRA

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Natalia Piotrowska

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By Natalia Piotrowska
& Miguel Brito SHAKIRA Biographical Info Thesis Chracterisitc #3 Characteristic #2 Characteristic #1 Creditable Sources Shakira is a caring, hardworking,and patriotic Colombian pop singer.

She dedicates herself to her work and inspires many throughout the world. But what really makes her unique is how unpredictable she could be. . . Shakira is very patriotic. She encourages the study
of different cultures to younger audiences. Shakira,full name Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, on February 2, 1977.Shakira began her musical career at age 12 and quickly captured fans throughout Latin America. She moved to Miami with her family to continue her dreams, and taught herself to write songs in English where she had found a producer and manager to sponsor her. Shakira’s first English album, ‘Laundry Service’, released in 2001. Years later,she became a twelve Billboard Latin Music Awards, and has been Golden Globe-nominated.She also is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, and was awarded a UN International Labor Organization medal in 2010 for her efforts.
She still continues to work hard and is currently working on her 10th album. "I have learned that I am an adult already. And to grow with something is sometimes painful. And its great; I don't say it's a bad thing-but many things change, and many more responsibilities come, and you have more closure in your life, and more possibilities. It's just that it's not as pink as before, but its more interesting." "I am trying to make my accent so it won't bother anyone, but I am not going to drive myself crazy trying to pretend I am an American girl when I am from Colombia."
-Shakira Most of her songs are influenced
from Indian themes or from the Arab culture.
Shakira is one of the first singers to combine Arabian music with Rock and Roll.
She strongly inspires teenagers to study different languages and study the history of countries. Her different styles resulted in a Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year. Shakira is very caring. She founded the Pies Descalzos Foundation. It is a Colombian charity with special schools for poor children all around Colombia and she donated over $100,000.She visited the kids often to encourage them not to give up and always help others. Shakira also cares about her family and friends and supports their needs.
Shakira is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and is one of their global representatives, which is a program that helps a region in need.She donates approximately $55,000 to charity yearly. She also opened a new $6-million school in her hometown Barranquilla, which was sponsored by herself and her Pies Descalzos Foundation. "I'm lucky to have family around me. Otherwise, I'll be taking the risk of falling in love with myself. But there are always people close to me who I trust, who will scold me and pull my ears if I need it. Fame isolates people from reality. That happens to many artists, and I don't want it to happen to me."
-Shakira She had also worked with President Barack
Obama, which she was appointed as a member of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. Shakira is also very hardworking capable of being a workaholic in order to achieve her long-range goals. If she's not performing or recording and album, she works at home trying to come up with new songs. Most of her time is dedicated to singing and dancing, or working with her family and helping out her foundation. Now, her U.S. album sales stand at 9.6 million. "I think that that's why I am probably a romantic and a passionate person. But I also have a very disciplined side, very disciplined and very demanding. Sometimes my sense of responsibility is my worst torturer."
-Shakira http://shakira.com/ : ©ROCNATION 2012 Name of site: Shakira
Date of access: 1/27/2013 http://www.poemhunter.com/lyrics/shakira/biography/ : Name of Site: Biography of Shakira http://www.thebiographychannel.co.uk/biographies/shakira.html : Date of Access: 1/30/2013 Name of Site: Shakira's Life Shakira gave birth to Milan Pique I Mebarak, on January 22, 2013. She is currently dating center back for FC Barcelona, soccer player Gerard Pique also the father of Milan. Biographical Info
Being the youngest daughter in the family, she inherits an of Lebanese-Colombian blood from her parents, William Mebarak and Nidia del Carmen Ripoll Torrado. htt://www.barefootfoundation.com Shakira released her first album when she was only 13. This album was only released in Colombia and was entitled "Magia" or "Magic." Shakira released her first official album worldwide when she was 18 which was called Pies Descalzos which is the same name as her foundation. She got her big break with her hit song "Estoy Aqui" in 1996. Shakira has had the privilege to work with Barrack Obama countless times. She performed at his first inauguration and got to work with him for the rights of latin immigrants. She has spoken with him and met with him previous times. Obama has even made her a member of his advisory comission on Hispanic Education. Fact 1: Fact 2:
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