Currently alive, at 42 years of age.
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1977 – Born on February 2nd in Barranquilla, Colombia. Colombian singer and songwriter.
1989 – Shakira began her musical career at age 12 and quickly captured fans throughout Latin America.
1993 – Shakira decided to take a hiatus from recording so that she could graduate from high school.
1995 – Her album ‘Pies Descalzos’ spawned several hit singles, including "Estoy Aqui" and "Donde Estas Corazon".
1998 – She released ‘Dónde Están Los Ladrones’, a popular and critical success and the beginning of a close working relationship with producer Emilio Estefan and his wife Gloria.
2001 – She released her first album with English lyrics, ‘Laundry Service’, which included the hit "Whenever, Wherever".
– She won the Best Latin pop Grammy for her "MTV Unplugged" album.
– Announced engagement to Antonio de la Rua, son of the present President of Argentina.
2005 – Her album ‘Oral Fixation, Vol. 1’ included the hit "Hips Don’t Lie" and was named female Latin pop album of the year at the Latin Billboard Music Awards.