Some facts about Shakira

  1. Shakira is a famous Colombian singer.
  2. Birth name: Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
  3. Her nickname is Shaki.
  4. She speaks Spanish, English and Portuguese as well as some French, Italian and Arabic.
  5. She was born in Barranquilla, Colombia on February 12, 1977.
  6. Parents: Nidia Ripoll and William Mebarak Chadid.
  7. Shakira is of Lebanese, Catalan and Italian descent.
  8. Shakira reportedly has an IQ of 140.
  9. Shakira has won 2 Grammy Awards, 7 Latin Grammy Awards, and 12 Billboard Latin Music Awards.
  10. Wrote her first song at 8 years old.
  11. Her astrological sign is Aquarius.
  12. Shakira lists John Lennon as her #1 musical influence.
  13. Shakira has sold over 60 million albums worldwide.
  14. She is 5' 2" (1.57 m) tall.
  15. Her Chinese zodiac sign is the Dragon.
  16. She is the youngest of eight siblings.
  17. Her album sales in the U.S. stand at 9.6 million.
  18. Favorite actor: Hugh Grant.
  19. Shakira means in Hindi, Goddess Of Light and in Arabic, Woman Full Of Grace.