Shakira is a Latina pop singer. She was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, on February 2,1977. Shakira parents names are Nadia Del Carmen Ripoll Torrado and William Mebarak Chdid. Achild prodigy and a star throughout the Spanish-speaking world, the Colombian vocalist Shakira made a successful crossover to English-language pop with her 2001 album Laundry Service. Shakira's camera-friendly looks and carefully controlled image concealed both a creative artist who wrote most of her own material and an astute businesswoman who became an international star without alienating her original Latin American fan base.