Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll known as Shakira is a Colombian singer-songwriter, dancer, producer, choreographer and model.

In the early 1990s, Shakira emerged in the music industry of Colombia, though she was only known in her own country. In 2001, Shakira crossed into the English market with her third album Laundry Service, which sold over 15 million copies worldwide.

Whenever, Wherever was her first single in English and it became the best selling single of 2002. Since releasing her albums in English Shakira has been a successful artist.worldwide.

Outside of her work in the music industry, Shakira is also involved in philanthropic activities through charity work and benefit concerts.

She is currently in a relationship with Spanish footballer Gerard Piqué and they have a son Milan Piqué Mebarak who was born on January the 22nd of this year.