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Shakira

  • She signed with Sony Records when she was 13 years old.
  • Her hometown is Barranquilla, Colombia, a coastal city of about 1 million people.
  • She was just 18 when she became Colombia's most popular musician.
  • Since Colombia is a very Catholic country, Shakira was educated by nuns. But she claims that she always knew she would be a public figure.
  • Freddy DeMann has helped Shakira make the transition to the English language. He was the one who launched Michael Jackson's solo career, along with Madonna and Alanis Morisette.
  • Shakira wants one of her not-yet-born children to be like the crocodile hunter on the Discovery Channel.
  • One of her immediate family members (like her mother, father, or half brother) always accompanies her on tours. Colombians are very family-oriented.
  • "Shakira" is Arabic for "full of grace."
  • Her grandparents were from Lebanon, her father was born in New York, and then moved to Colombia when he was little. She has nine half siblings.
  • Shakira began writing poems when she was four. Her first was called, "La Rosa de Cristal." That's Spanish for "The Crystal Rose."
  • She got a guitar when she was eight and her first song was "Tus Gafas Oscuras." The translates to "Your Dark Glasses."
  • When she was ten, she began touring the Colombian equivalent of local fairs. Her act was patterned after pop star Selena.
  • Her records have been banned in Argentina, because she is dating the son of the former president. That president was forcibly driven out of power, but Shakira still says she loves his son, Antonio de la Rua.
  • Her full name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll.
  • She was named Latin Female Artist of the Year at the 1998 World Music Awards.
  • She has a genius-level IQ of 140.
  • She's about 4'11".

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