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Shakira Height, Weight, Age & Husband

A world-class singer, Shakira has been performing ever since she was in grade school. After rising to fame in Latin America in the mid to late 90’s, she broke into the English-language market with her 2001 studio album, Laundry Service. Her first album to be recorded in English, it spawned several singles including Underneath Your Clothes, The One, and Whenever Whenever. A smash hit, it was met with critical acclaim upon its release. Not only did it peak at number 3 on the Billboard Top 200, but it also enjoyed success in Canada, Sweden, Switzerland, Finland, Greece, and New Zealand.

Following the release of Fijacio Oral Vol. 1, she came out with her second English language album, Oral Fixation Vol. 2 in the fall of 2005. Largely influenced by Latin pop, it spawned the hit single, Don’t Bother, which went on to attain gold certification in the United States. Praised for its composition and production, the album earned several accolades including an MTV Video Music Award. One of the best-selling albums of 2006, over 8 million copies have since been sold across the globe.

Since then, Shakira has released several additional albums including, She Wolf, Sale el Sol, and Shakira, all of which charted in multiple countries. In fact, she just issued her latest project, El Dorado in May 2017. Despite being sung primarily in Spanish, it featured three English songs, When a Woman, What We Said (Feat. MAGIC!), and Coconut Tree. Out of the entire track list, the most noteworthy song is probably that of Chantaje (Feat. Maluma), which has since gone 16x platinum. Nominated for a Latin Grammy Award, it reached as high as number 15 on the Billboard 200 upon its release; eventually, the album also reached the top of the US Latin Albums and Latin Pop Albums charts.

From her debut until now, Shakira has also gone on tour multiple times. In fact, she is set to hit the road later this fall for her El Dorao World Tour, in support of her eleventh studio album of the same name. Scheduled to kick off in Cologne, Germany on November 8, 2017, it is currently set to continue until early 2018-  although additional dates may be added later on. Speaking of recent events, the singer has also appeared on television a few times this year, for instance on the talk shows, Entertainment Tonight, and The Insider. Last month, she was also featured in an episode of Carpool Karaoke, along with Trevor Noah.

Shakira – 2017 Facts

Real Name

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll

Nick Name

Shakira

Occupation and Job

Singer-songwriter, dancer, and record producer

Famous For

Though she rose to fame in Latin America as early as the mid 90’s, it wasn’t until the early 2000’s that she made herself known in the English-speaking world with the album, Laundry Service.

Age – How Old is She?

She is currently 40 years old.

Birthday/Date of Birth

He was born on February 2nd, 1977.

Place of Birth/Hometown

Shakira was born in Atlantico, Columbia. Growing up, she lived in Barranquilla, a city located on the north coast of Columbia.

Nationality

Columbian

Ethnicity

She is of mixed descent- she is of Lebanese ancestry on her father’s side and Italian and Spanish ancestry on her mother’s side.

Shakira Height, Weight & Body Facts

How Tall – Height in Feet

She is 5’2″ tall.

How Tall – Height in Meters

She is 157 cm tall.

Weight in Pounds

She currently weighs 117 pounds.

Weight in Kilograms

She currently weighs 53 kg.

Body Measurements

Her body measurements are 34-24-37.

Waist Size

24 inches

Foot/Shoe Size

She wears a size 7 (US) shoe.

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Blonde

Shakira’s Personal Life in 2017

Is Shakira in a Relationship?

Shakira has been in a relationship with professional footballer Gerard Pique since 2010.

Shakira’s Boyfriends

Prior to her current relationship, she was engaged to Antonio De La Run from 2001 to 2010. Shortly after their separation, he filed a $100 million lawsuit against her which was later dismissed by the Superior Court.

Mother

Nidia del Carmen Ripoll Torrado

Father

William Mebarak Chadid

Sisters

She does not have any siblings.

Brothers

She does not have any siblings.

Children

With her current partner Gerard Pique, she has two children- a son named Milan Pique Mebarak (b. 2013), and a son named Sasha Pique Mebarak (b. 2015).

High School

She took a break from her early music career to finish high school in the mid 90’s.

Did Shakira Go to College

Shortly after completing one of her tours, Shakira attended the University of California, Los Angeles. In attempts to go unnoticed on campus, she disguised herself as a boy- which surprisingly worked!

Salary

At this time, we do not have any details on Shakira’s salary.

Net Worth

As of 2017, Shakira has an estimated net worth of $220 million.

Sexuality

Straight

Random Facts

Hobbies

She enjoys listening to music, reading, horseback riding, watching movies and painting

Favorite Food

Seafood, Arabian food, Mojarra fried with patron

Favorite Actor

Hugh Grant

Favorite Movie

Horror movies

Favorite TV Show

Unknown

Favorite Color

Black

Favorite Fruit

Mango

Favorite Music Artists

U2, John Lennon, The Police

Favorite Song

With or Without You by U2

Favorite Book

The Prophet by Khalil Gibran

Favorite Sports

Basketball, golf, tennis, and swimming

Horoscope

Born on February 2nd, she is an Aquarius.

Phone Number

This information is currently unknown.

Address

This information is currently unknown.

Shakira’s Social Media Accounts & Usernames

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/shakira

Twitter

https://twitter.com/shakira

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/shakira

Shakira’s Youtube Channels

https://www.youtube.com/user/shakira

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGnjeahCJW1AF34HBmQTJ-Q

Shakira’s Snapchat Username 

Shakira’s Snapchat username is @shakirav.

Other Interesting Facts:

  • She is multi-lingual- not only is she fluent in English and Spanish, but she can also speak Arabic, Italian, and Portuguese
  • At one point during her career, she had a run-in with a fanatic fan who tried to attack her with a bag of cement- luckily she was not injured in the incident.
  • In 2010, she was invited to the White House by President Obama to discuss early childhood development
  • In 2006, she launched a child poverty foundation with Columbian author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • There is a 16-foot iron statue of her in her hometown in Columbia
  • In 1998, she was offered a role in the film, The Mask of Zorro by Steven Spielberg. Believing her English was not good enough, she did not accept the role
  • She and her husband have the same birthdays ten years apart!
Brooke Carter
Freelance writer who loves dogs and anything related to Japanese culture.
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