Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (born February 2, 1977), known professionally as Shakira is a Colombian singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, dancer, and philanthropist who emerged as a musical prodigy in the music scene of Latin America in the early 1990s. Born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia, Shakira revealed many of her talents in school as a live performer, demonstrating her vocal ability with rock and roll, Latin and Middle Eastern influences with her own original twist on belly dancing. Shakira is a native Spanish speaker and also speaks fluent English and Portuguese.
Waka Waka, This Time For Africa
Shakira’s official World Cup 2010 song is now Number One in all countries served by radio network Los 40 Principales – Spain, Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile and Argentina.