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Her paternal grandparents emigrated from Lebanon to New York City, where her father was born. From her mother, she has Spanish Catalan and Castilian   and Italian  ancestry.
She was raised Catholic and attended Catholic schools.
As she was growing up, she was fascinated watching her father writing stories on a typewriterand asked for one as a Christmas gift. She got that typewriter at the age of seven, and has continued writing poetry since then. These poems eventually evolved into songs.
She enjoyed singing for schoolmates and teachers and even the nuns at her Catholic school, but in second grade, she was rejected for the school choir because her vibrato was too strong.
The music teacher told her that she sounded "like a goat". The images stayed with her, and she said to herself: Vargas held Shakira in high regard and, returning to the Sony office, gave the cassette to a song and artist director.
However, the director was not overly excited and thought Shakira was something of "a lost cause". He arranged for Sony Colombia executives to arrive at the audition, with the idea of surprising them with Shakira's performance.
She performed three songs for the executives and impressed them enough for her to be signed to record three albums. Magia and Peligro Shakira's debut album, Magiawas recorded with Sony Music Colombia in when she was only 13 years old.
The album was released in June and featured "Magia" and three other singles. Though it fared well on Colombian radio and gave the young Shakira much exposure, the album did not fare well commercially as only 1, copies were sold worldwide. The festival gave aspiring Latin American singers a chance to perform their songs, and the winner was then chosen by a panel of judges.
Shakira performed the ballad "Eres" "You Are" and won the trophy for third place. One of the judges who voted for her to win was the then 20 year old Ricky Martin whose initial prominence had come from his membership in Menudo.
Shakira's second studio album, titled Peligrowas released in March, but Shakira was not pleased with the final result, mainly taking issue with the production. The album was better received than Magia had been, though it was also considered a commercial failure due to Shakira's refusal to advertise or promote it.
Shakira then decided to take a hiatus from recording so that she could graduate from high school. Latin breakthrough Main articles: Ochoa, using musical influences from a number of countries and an Alanis Morissette -oriented persona which affected two of her next albums.Jul 12, · Shakira is the famous Colombian singer; she is probably the most successful Latino-American singer of the present days.
Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll was born on February 2, , in the Colombian town Barranquilla, into the family of William Mebarak Chadid and Nidia Ripoll Torrado.2/5(1). Shakira was born in Colombia on February 2, She is a Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, as well as record producer.
Shakira has won two Grammy Awards, seven Latin Grammy Awards as well as 12 Billboard Latin Music Awards. She made her debut as a singer at the age of 13 by sung her own written song what she wrote at 8 years old. Shakira Early Life: Shakira was born on February 2, , in Barranquilla, Colombia to Lebanese father, William Mebarak Chadid and Colombian mother, Nidia Ripoll.
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Shakira is a professional Colombian singer-songwriter. Now he is 40 years old in This 3-page includes: ~A Spanish biography of the famous Colombian singer Shakira. It covers her family background, early career and what made her famous as well as her relationships, family life and and charitable work.
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