Shakira must be rated as one of the sexiest stars in the world. Her seductive dance moves and latin music have helped sell millions of records around the world.

Full Name: Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
Date of Birth: February 2, 1977
Place of Birth: Barranquilla, Colombia
Career Highlights: Over 140 awards including two Grammy awards and the 2008 Ivor Novello award for 'Beautiful Liar' with Beyonce Knowles. Debut UK hit was Whenever, Wherever
Highest charting singles include: Hips Don't Lie feat Wyclef Jean reached No 1 in 2006, 'She Wolf' reached No 4 in 2009.

Key Facts:

  • Shakira's Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) the official song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
  • Her next studio album, the bilingual Sale el Sol, is due for an October 19
  • Shakira performed with Usher and Stevie Wonder at the We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration
  • Shakira is a cousin of model and 2005–2006 Miss Colombia, Valerie Domínguez.
  • Shakira is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and is one of their global representatives.
  • In December 2009, Shakira appeared as herself in the Ugly Betty episode "The Bahamas Triangle".


Gypsy Hips Don't Lie
Waka Waka Whenever, Wherever
Underneath Your Clothes She Wolf