Uploaded by lilpop18 on Feb 20, 2007
With the surge of Latin artists emerging into the spotlight and conquering the pop international charts, it's no surprise that Latin Pop/Rock singer Shakira has gained the recognition of a superstar in her native Latin American and worldwide. Shakira female rocker style garnered her the World Music Award for Latin Female Artist of the Year, while the phenomenal success of Laundry Service and "Whenever, Wherever" has catapulted her to fame.
I Choose Shakira to do my project on because when the school year first started Senorita Maurer Play her songs i.e. My Hips Don’t Lie. After hearing it a few times I started to like it. So I went home downloaded it and play it 2 or 3 times a week.
Born in Barranquilla, Colombia, on February 2, 1977, Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is the youngest sibling of her parents' eight children. Her father William Mebarak, who is American of Lebanese descent, and Colombian mother, Nidia Ripoll, both supported their daughter's ambition of becoming a singer.
Shakira knew early on that she wanted to be a professional musician and by the time she was 8, she was already writing her own songs. This undeniable prodigy even began playing the guitar by 11 years of age.
While in school, Shakira was making her musical talent known by winning talent shows playing the guitar, and she was even kicked out of her school choir because her voice drowned out the other choir singers. Elsewhere, Shakira impressed judges at local and national competitions, who declared her winner of these contests.
At the age of 13, Shakira had become Sony Colombia's newest artist, and her first album, entitled Magia (Magic) was released. The album was a compilation of songs that she had written between the ages of 8 and 13.
The album was well received and Colombian listeners were beginning to realize who this feisty musician was. The 16-year-old Shakira was chosen to represent her native Colombia at the Festival OTI in Spain, but since she was under the minimum age, she could not participate.
Shakira's second album, Peligro (Danger) was released, and...