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Who is Shakira?
Shakira, full name Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, is a Colombian born singer and songwriter. She has even had some appearances on the big screen as both an actress and a writer. She is also a self-described, and fairly so, philanthropist. Shakira was born on February 2nd, 1977. She knew from a very young age that she wanted to be a singer, and very quickly learned that she had a real talent for it. Her first album was released in Colombia at the age of just 13! It was produced by Sony Records, a label that has continued to grow and expand to all genres of music. In part thanks to finding and promoting the would-be icon Shakira.
Shakira has had a very impressive career, but it hasn't been smooth sailing all the time. There has been regular mention of her having issues with predatory managers. I won't go into the details, but it wasn't pleasant. She seems to be doing a lot better, for the most part, she even performed at the 2020 super bowl. A very prestigious performance that very few artists have ever had the chance to do. If I had to put money on the one song of hers that you have heard and loved, it would be Hips Don't lie. This single sat at number one in the charts for 5 weeks in a row and has almost one million copies sold. Not to mention well over twenty million streams.
Why is she so famous?
Shakira is most famous for her hit single Hips Don't lie. But, there is more to her. She has done a huge amount of charity work for all sorts of causes, she seems to be a genuinely good person. She is always giving, always trying to help others, and has been a relatively drama-free person as superstars go. She has a bit of infamy with her managers, sure. But it would be unfair to say that was her fault. She was treated poorly and she stood up for herself. She used her platform to make a point publicly. Anyone willing to put their reputation on the line to do what they think is right should be commended.
Why might you want to know how much she weighs?
It is quite peculiar to look as good in your 40s as Shakira does. It is even more impressive to stay as slim and toned as she has. If you saw her perform at the Super Bowl halftime show then you will know what I'm talking about. She has managed to do it all by working hard and eating right. Which is a far sight more than many other men and women in her position can say. Shakira weighs just 117 pounds, which puts her right in the middle of the healthy range according to the Body Mass Index. Anyone who judges her for her weight, either that she weighs too much or too little, simply needs to look at this index and her argument falls apart. She looks great, she's slim, she's talented. This tends to attract internet trolls and those who are jealous. Well, there is plenty to be jealous of.