Born on February 2nd 1977. in Barranquilla Colombia. Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll. is one of the most successful female Latin vocalist. With a Lebanese male parent and Colombian female parent. Shakira honors her Latino and Arabic heritage with the music that she produces. She wrote her foremost vocal at the age of 8 and signed her first record trade at 13. Shakira subsequently became a music ace in the Spanish-language states ; she was known for her strong vocals and unbelievable hip-shaking belly dance moves. She was really popular in states all over the universe. but she had non reached the top dad charts in the United States yet. Harmonizing to Sony. the music record label. Shakira is the highest-selling Colombian creative person of all clip. holding sold between 50 to 60 million albums. Shakira was a really of import. and influential figure in the Latina community.
In add-on to her busy calling. Shakira along with other international groups and persons created the Pies Descalzos Foundation. The Pies Descalzos is a Colombian charity with particular schools for hapless kids all around Colombia. The name of the foundation was named and taken from Shakira’s 3rd studio album called “Pies Descalzos” . which was released in 1995. Through out her calling. Shakira has performed in many benefit concerts. she’s American ginseng at a Party in the Park concert fund-raising for the Prince’s Trust. That same twelvemonth she performed at Divas Live. which supports VH1’s Save the Music Foundation. On May 17. 2008. Shakira and twenty other Latin American and Spanish creative persons performed in Buenos Aires and Mexico City to raise money for Shakira’s Latin America in Solidarity Action “America Latina en Accion Solidaria” besides known as the ALAS Foundation charity ; the concert attracted 150. 000 people in Buenos Aires.
She is besides a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. and was awarded a UN International Labor Organization decoration in 2010 for her all of her philanthropic attempts. Shakira was against the execution of the Arizona legislative act SB1070 against illegal in-migration. stating that it goes against civil rights. Shakira is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and is one of their planetary representatives. “Shakira. like all of the other Goodwill Ambassadors. was chosen based on her compassion. her engagement in planetary issues. her deep committedness to assisting kids. and her entreaty to immature people around the universe. ” In March 2010. she was awarded a decoration by the UN International Labor Organization in
acknowledgment of being. as UN Labor Chief Juan Somavia put it. a “true embassador for kids and immature people. for quality instruction and societal justness. ”
In November 2010. after executing as the gap act of the MTV European Music Awards. the Colombian vocalist besides received the MTV Free Your Mind award for her go oning dedication to better entree to instruction for all kids around the universe. Even in recent old ages. Shakira is still being recognized for her difficult work. On October 5. 2011. US President Barack Obama announced that Shakira was appointed as a member of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.