Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll Spanish born 2 February 1977 is a Colombian singer.

she has been referred to as the "Queen of Latin Music"

Shakira has sold over 80 million record

making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

Forbes Colombia reported that as of 2018, she is the top-selling female Latin artist of all time

She is credited with opening the doors of the international market for other Latin artists.

She has received numerous awards, including three Grammy Awards

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll was born on 2 February 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia.

She is the only child of William Mebarak Chadid and Nidia Ripoll Torrado