6 Sep 2021 – 5:26 p. m.
The Colombian singer is a whole box of surprises. Here we tell you details that you surely did not know about the Barranquilla.
Shakira She is one of the most recognized Colombian and Latin artists worldwide. For that same reason, her life arouses so much curiosity and many want to know even the smallest detail of who this artist is and what she does.
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For this reason, We have collected 10 curiosities that you probably did not know of this singer who is also a businesswoman.
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1. Speak 6 languages
Shakira is a polyglot and is fluent in six different languages. Besides of Spanish, which is her mother tongue, the singer speaks French, Portuguese, Italian, Arabic and Catalan.
2. He composed his first song at age 8
Since she was a child, Shakira has proven to be an artist. When she was just 8 years old, the singer and author composed a song titled “Your black glasses”. The theme was dedicated to his father, William Mebarak, who began to wear dark glasses after the death of his eldest son.
Here you can listen to the song, which was later recorded by the Barranquilla:
Shakira. Your dark sunglasses. Magic
3. Shakira has multiple awards
His work is widely recognized worldwide. Shakira has fans all over the planet that is why she has received multiple awards and recognitions. The Colombian has 39 Latin Billboard Music Awards, 7 Billboard Music Awards, 3 Grammy Awards
4. “Where are the thieves?” it’s one of the best albums of all time
In 2020, the magazine Rolling Stone located his album Where Are the Thieves? among the 500 best of all time. This musical work is in position 496. In addition, it is the only rock album in Spanish in the list.
5. Why is your album called “Where Are the Thieves?”?
It was titled this way because the singer’s luggage was stolen where she had all the lyrics of the songs she was going to record. Shakira had to rewrite the songs and this title came out of her experience.
6. Shakira and the World Cups
The Barranquilla has sung in three World Cups. His first appearance was in 2006 at the World Cup in Germany. There, the artist performed her success “Hips don’t lie”.
Shakira feat. Wyclef Jean – Bamboo & Hips Don’t Lie (FIFA 2006 World Cup Closing Ceremony 09.07.06)
Later, in 2010, where she met Piqué, Shakira sang again at the World Cup in South Africa. It was there that “Waka Waka” became a worldwide hit.
Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) (Official Song of the FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010)
Finally, in 2014, the Colombian performed at the closing ceremony of the Brazil World Cup with her success “La La La”.
Shakira – La La La (Brazil 2014) (Official Video) ft. Carlinhos brown
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7. She is the Latina who has sold the most records
According to Forbes magazine, by 2018, Shakira had sold 70 million albumss. This makes her the Latin female artist that has sold the most albums in history.
8. She is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
In 2003, Unicef appointed Shakira as a goodwill ambassador. At that time, the Colombian was 26 years old and the youngest ambassador of the organization. The intention is to promote the improvement of the conditions of the disadvantaged and vulnerable child population.
9. He does not want to marry Piqué
Shakira and Piqué have been together for a decade now and are the parents of two children: Milan and Sasha. And although many hope that the couple will marry, apparently the marriage is not going to happen. In an interview with 60 minutes the artist said “I don’t want him to see me as the wife; I prefer that he see me as his girlfriend “. In addition, Shakira added “it is like a forbidden fruit; I want to keep him attentive ”.
10. You have trouble with the Spanish treasury
Shakira is currently facing problems with the Barcelona Prosecutor’s Office for alleged tax fraud. The Barranquilla would face a lawsuit in Spain for avoiding the payment of 14.5 million euros in taxes.
After three years of investigation, a judge has concluded that there is “sufficient evidence” for the Colombian to sit on the defendant’s dock and testify about six tax crimes related to tax evasion.