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29 Jan, 2015

Sasha Piqué Mebarak born


Shakira and Pique welcome their second child together, a boy Sasha Piqué Mebarak.

We are happy to announce the birth of Sasha Piqué Mebarak, son of Shakira Mebarak and Gerard Piqué, born January 29 at 9:54pm, in Barcelona. The name Sasha is of Greek and Russian descent and means ‘defender of mankind’ and ‘warrior.’

24 Oct, 2014

Launches line of baby toys

Shakira pairs with Fisher-Price to launch First Steps, a collection of toys and baby gear. Shakira is the first celebrity with whom the company has partnered. The line is to appear on shelves in November. Shakira:

I saw how important developmental milestones are and how toys can help babies reach them — including with my own son. I wanted to design a line of toys that stimulated development in the crucial early stages of life, the stages in which learning can be achieved through supervised play, fostering the development of psychological, social and motor skills.

9 Sep, 2014

Expecting a boy

Shakira says in an interview that she and Pique are expecting a boy. Shakira’s parents Nidia Ripoll and William Mebarak Chadid also shared the baby’s gender with Hola! magazine.

We’re very happy. She’s having another baby boy — a playmate for Milan.

22 Jul, 2014

Most liked Facebook celebrity

Shakira is the first person to attract more than 100 million fans on Facebook and becomes the most “liked” celebrity on the social network, ahead of Eminem and Rihanna who have 91.9 million and 89 million fans respectively. During the World Cup, Shakira has been active in Facebook, and a photograph of her taken during the event received more than 3.5 million “likes”. Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and chief executive of the social network, congratulated the singer in a comment on her page.

Social media and specifically Facebook has helped myself and other artists bridge the gap between the stage and the audience.

13 Jul, 2014

Thanks soccer for changing her life

While preparing to perform at her third World Cup finals’ show in Argentina, Shakira sayshe:

will never forget that I met the love of my life at the World Cup.

She met Spain defender Gerard Pique while promoting ting her 2010 World Cup anthem, “Waka Waka — Time for Africa.”

If it wasn’t for the World Cup my son Milan would not be here.

27 Mar, 2014


Single Release

Shakira sings with Shelton in the single, Medicine. Shakira:

I think I have real folk roots in my previous albums.The acoustic guitars, that type of narrative, songs that have a traditional structure. And I said to Shelton, ‘I want to do that type of song.’ When I wrote the song I didn’t know what direction to go in and I did like eight versions. Dance, pop … but I said no, this is a country song.

24 Feb, 2014

Shakira interview


Seacrest interviews Shakira during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and asks her which The Voice co-host gets on her nerves the most.

Adam [gets on my nerves the most] because he’s so competitive! And Usher is like Switzerland, he’s a little more neutral. And Blake can get on my nerves too, but he’s too funny.  But I think the chemistry is better than ever, it’s just great.

11 Feb, 2014

Shakira interview


Seacrest interviews Shakira during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and asks her if her boyfriend agreed with the sexy theme of her video with Rihanna, Can’t Remember to Forget You. 

I told him. I asked him if he agreed with everything and he agreed I wanted to make sure because he’s super jealous. He’s territorial. He wants to know everything is under control.

13 Jan, 2014

Shakira interview


Seacrest interviews Shakira during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and questions her about her collaboration with Rihanna.

We’re both from the Caribbean, so I always thought we had this common ground and this song is pretty reggae, but it also has that rock attitude that I think Rihanna has, so that’s why I thought she was the natural choice for collaboration on this record, but I also thought it was a little bit of a challenge to get her to record this track because she’s so busy. I honestly thought it’d never happen, but I said, ‘I’m going to send it to her and see what happens.’ And she heard the record and she loved it and she said she was on board and I was the happiest girl alive!

13 Aug, 2013

Self cover

Magazine Cover

shakiraShakira appears on the cover of the September 2013 issue of Self magazine. She talks about how she got her abs and how she stayed fit when she was pregnant.

I did Zumba throughout my pregnancy. That helped me not gain too much weight.

22 Jan, 2013

Milan Pique Mebarak born


shakiraShakira and Pique welcome their first child, Milan Mebarak. Their son is born in Barcelona, Spain, and weighs 6 lbs, 6 oz.

I’d like to ask you all to accompany me in your prayers on this very important day of my life.

19 Sep, 2012

Expecting first child

shakira-2-240x320Shakira and Pique are expecting their first child.

As some of you may know, Gerard Pique and I are very happy awaiting the arrival of our first baby! At this time we have decided to give priority to this unique moment in our lives and postpone all the promotional activities planned over the next few days.

8 Nov, 2011

Hollywood Walk of Fame

Walk of Fame

Ripoll is presented with own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her work in the category of Recording.

This is incredible. I would like to thank you all for this honor and I would like to share it with all of you in the United States who have listened and understood my music for the past years. And I would like to dedicate this to the Latin community in the U.S., a community that restlessly works and dreams every day to make this a better country.

8 Feb, 2006

Wins Grammy


Shakira wins the Grammy for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album for Fijación Oral Vol. 1. 

21 Feb, 2001

Wins Grammy


indexShakira wins the Grammy for Best Latin Pop Album for Shakira – MTV Unplugged.

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