Shakira

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Shakira
Shakira
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Born:
February 02, 1977
Birth Name:
Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
Nickname:
Shaki
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Awards:
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 6 nominations.
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Some Facts
Was featured as #15 in Maxim Magazine's "Hot 100 of 2002" supplement. (2002)
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 8, 2011.
Her recording of "La tortura" was a #1 hit in many countries, most of them in Europe.
Delivered her son, Milan, via caesarean section.
Lists John Lennon as her #1 music influence.
Personal Quotes
My belly dancing represents me - it's a trademark. I've tried to incorporate it in original ways in modern songs. But sometimes it bugs me a bit that people resort to (saying) that I'm shaking my ass with a huge sexual charge, instead of recognizing it as a move that, yeah, it's loaded with sensuality, but it's also part of an artistic expression.
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In any woman's life there's a moment when we stand in front of a mirror and we're not happy. It might be when we're 32 and we think about what it will be like being 36, or when we're 36 we might think of being younger. We're never content with the way we are and the way we look. But, if you start loving yourself the way you are, and accepting yourself the way you are, your outlook totally changes.
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The industry is a bit more visual oriented (more) towards something to the eyes than something to the ears, That's a bit of a contradiction. We can't forget that, at the end of the day, what really matters here is music. I must confess that sometimes I have been a victim of that.
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I guess there's many ways to become an enlightened human being, but I guess the shortest path is always through love. And the shortest path to becoming a better person is always through loving someone. If you don't know how to treat the ones that you love then how are you going to treat those that you don't know, or those who are your enemies?
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Writing in English was a major challenge. I didn't want other songwriters to write for me. I wanted to preserve the spirit of my songs in Spanish. I am the same Shakira in English as I am in Spanish.
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Filmography
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