Born in Barranquilla, Colombia, on February 2, 1977, Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is the youngest sibling of her parents' eight children. Her father William Mebarak, who is American of Lebanese descent, and Colombian mother, Nidia Ripoll, both supported their daughter's ambition of becoming a singer. Shakira knew early on that she wanted to be a professional musician and by the time she was 8, she was already writing her own songs. This undeniable prodigy even began playing the guitar by 11 years of age. While in school, Shakira was making her musical talent known by winning talent shows playing the guitar, and she was even kicked out of her school choir because her voice drowned out the other choir singers. Elsewhere, Shakira impressed judges at local and national competitions, who declared her winner of these contests.
By Samantha Highfill Battle round is on! As show plays musical chairs with coaches, we weigh pros and cons of each bombshell
Battle round is on! As show plays musical chairs with coaches, we weigh pros and cons of each bombshell
Say goodbye to spring and hello to summer because beautiful sunny weather has officially arrived! Check out how your favorite celebs celebrated the change of season below in our favorite Instagram pics of the week! Photos: The 12 Hottest Nail Polish Shades For Summer Usher posted this fun behind-the-scenes photo Monday with his Voice co-stars Blake Shelton and Shakira. Joe Jonas enjoyed a boys night at Yankee Stadium with his brother Kevin on Tuesday. Ryan Seacrest shared this cool pic Wednesday with the caption, "Which side will you land on? #idol." Bar Refaeli made our week with this adorable #ThrowbackThursday shot. How cute was she? Hilary Duff took baby Luca for a stroll on Friday and dressed him up in the most precious outfit we've ever seen! News: 5 Reasons to Watch the 2013 Billboard Music Awards This Weekend What was your favorite celeb photo this week? Let us know @OKMagazine and in the comment section below. Also, don't forget to follow us on Instagram! Photo credit: Courtesy of Instagram
Related: Shakira & Usher Returning To ‘The Voice’ For Season 6 UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — May 17, 2013 — Illustrating the continuity between its original and current coaches lineup, “The Voice” will bring back Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton for its fifth cycle in fall and will pair Levine and Shelton with Shakira and Usher for the sixth cycle in midseason. The announcement was made by Paul Telegdy, President of Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment. “We locked in a plan several months ago to have the outstanding Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green rejoin Blake and Adam for cycle 5, and we’re pleased to announce that the original four coaches are going to be back together in the fall,” said Telegdy. “They’re the reason this show was launched so strong for the first three cycles and we owe them a debt of gratitude. And after careful consideration of everyone’s schedules for next spring, we are excited to be returning the current cycle of judges — Shakira and Usher along with Blake and Adam — for cycle 6, which will premiere after the Winter Olympics.” “We’re very fortunate to have these six incredible artists to weave in and out of the show as their performing and recording schedules permit,” said NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt. “The show has taken off largely due to the rapport ... Read More »
CeeLo Green and Christina Aguilera will return this fall, with Shakira and Usher back for season 6.read more
Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera will return this fall, with Shakira and Usher back for season six.read more
What kind of wallpapers do you like the most?RSS Feeds