Colombian singer and dancer Shakira shook her hips to worldwide crossover success, becoming the second-most successful female Latin singer of all time (after Gloria Estefan). Born Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll in 1977 to a Colombian mother and a Lebanese father, she started writing songs as a child and performed in local talent shows. Her debut album, titled ‘Magia,’ dropped in 1991 and started her successful Spanish-language career. A decade later, she released her first English album, ‘Laundry Service.’ It peaked on the U.S. charts at No. 3 and featured the smash single ‘Whenever, Wherever.’ Shakira’s other big hits include the infectious ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ and the 2010 World Cup theme ‘Waka Waka (This Time for Africa).’ She raised her stateside profile even further with a pair of coaching stints on ‘The Voice.’
If Shakira ever feels the need to connect with her fans, all she needs to do is log onto Facebook. The 37-year-old Colombian singer is the first female celebrity to hit 100 million likes, which makes her the "most liked" female personality on the social network site.
Happy weekend, PopCrushers! It's time to kick off your Friday night in the best way possible: with the latest installment of the PopCrush Mini-Mix! PopCrush Mini-Mix 14 features remixed tracks some of our absolute fave pop artists, like Rixton, Shakira, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, MKTO and more. What are you waiting for? Crank up that volume!
Shakira was introduced as a “one-woman empire” by Miranda Lambert at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. It's a fitting title — Shakira’s powerful performance of ‘Empire’ singlehandedly brought the house down.
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