Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is born in Barranquilla, Colombia to Nidia Ripoll and William Mebarak Chadid. She is an only child.
Shakira wins the Grammy for Best Latin Pop Album for Shakira – MTV Unplugged.
Shakira appears on the cover of the August 2005 issue of Glamour Colombia magazine.
Shakira wins the Grammy for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album for Fijación Oral Vol. 1.
Shakira appears on the cover of the April 2006 issue of Elle magazine.
Shakira appears on the cover of the August 2006 issue of Seventeen Russia magazine.
Shakira appears on the cover of the October 2006 issue of Seventeen Mexico magazine.
Shakira appears on the cover of the October 2006 issue of Seventeen Chile magazine.
Shakira appears on the cover of the November 2006 issue of Seventeen Argentina magazine.
Shakira performs Gypsy during The Ellen Show to promote her album She Wolf.
Shakira performs Give It Up To Me during the American Music Awards show to promote her album She Wolf.
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.
Shakira performs Whenever, Wherever at the Palais Omnisports De Paris-Bercy from the album Live In Paris.
The artist releases Get It Started, featuring Shakira, from Global Warming (Deluxe Version).
Shakira 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.
Shakira 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.
Shakira 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.
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!
Rihanna releases the music video for single Can’t Remember To Forget You. Shakira says:
Working with Rihanna was utopia. She’s the sexiest woman on the planet. And at the end of the day, we’re both just basically Caribbean girls. The chemistry was so good and so real. She taught me dance moves. She was a sweet teacher.
Shakira appears on the cover of the February 2014 issue of Glamour magazine. The cover photo along with others in the magazine are taken by Moore.
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.
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.
Shakira performs Loca on Dancing With The Stars to promote her album Sale El Sol.
Shakira performs single Hips Don’t Lie live at iHeart Radio to promote her latest album Oral Fixation, Vol 2.
Shakira performs Can’t Remember To Forget You on The Today Show from her self-titled album Shakira.
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.
Shelton performs Medicine with Shakira at the American Country Music Awards.
Usher, Shakira, Shelton And Levine make an appearance on the show and talk to Carson Daley about their relationships both on and off of the screen.
Shakira performs Empire during the Iheart Radio Music Awards to promote her self titled album.
Shakira performs Empire live at the Billboard Music Awards to promote her self titled album.
Shakira performs Empire during the Billboard Music Awards show to promote her album Shakira.
While preparing to perform at her third World Cup finals’ show in Argentina, Shakira says she:
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.
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.
Bundchen accepts the challenge, dumps a bowl of ice water on her head and challenges Anna Wintour, Mario Testino and Shakira.
Shakira and Pique accept the ALS challenge and nominate Chris Martin and Pope Francis.
Shakira and Pique are expecting their second child together.
Yes, we are expecting our second baby!! Thank you for all your well wishes!
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.
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.
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.’