21 Facts About Shakira

1. In 1998, Shakira moved to Miami, signing a management deal with the Latin music mogul Emilio Estefan, who encouraged her to record in English.

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2. At the age of 13 Shakira left Barranquilla for Colombia's capital of Bogota to take a modeling job.

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3. In 2010, Shakira entered a committed relationship with Gerard Pique, who is a professional FIFA soccer player from Spain.

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4. In 2007, Shakira auctioned off 40 of the costumes she wore during concerts to raise money for her charity, The Barefoot Foundation.

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5. In 2011, Shakira got her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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6. On 9 November 2011, Shakira was honored as Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year and performed a cover of Joe Arroyo's song "En Barranquilla Me Quedo" at the Mandalay Bay Events Center as a tribute to the singer, who had died earlier that year.

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7. Around this time, Shakira released four songs for Pepsi for her promotion in the English markets: "Ask for More", "Pide Mas", "Knock on My Door", and "Pideme el Sol".

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8. In March 2000, Shakira embarked on her Tour Anfibio, a two-month tour of Latin America and the United States.

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9. Pop Star Shakira asked her home country Colombia on Friday to pump more money into education to achieve peace and equality among citizens.

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10. On 3 April 2006, Shakira was honored at a UN ceremony for creating the Pies Descalzos Foundation.

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11. On 27 April 2014 Shakira was honored with the Hero Award at the Radio Disney Music Awards for her Fundacion Pies Descalzos work.

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12. In 1997, Shakira founded the Pies Descalzos Foundation, a Colombian charity with special schools for poor children all around Colombia.

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13. In 2014, Shakira became the first musical act to perform three times at the FIFA World Cup.

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14. In 2011, Shakira was honored at the Latin Grammys as 2011's Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year.

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15. On 7 April 2017, Shakira released the song "Me Enamore" as the second official single taken from her eleventh studio album El Dorado, which was released on 26 May 2017.

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16. In 2010 Shakira collaborated with rapper Pitbull for the song "Get It Started", which was slated to be the lead single from Pitbull's upcoming album, Global Warming.

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17. In October 2010, Shakira released her ninth studio album, titled Sale el Sol.

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18. In January 2009, Shakira performed at the Lincoln Memorial "We Are One" festivities in honor of the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

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19. In February 2007, Shakira performed for the first time at the 49th Grammy Awards and earned the nomination for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for "Hips Don't Lie" with Wyclef Jean.

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20. In March 1996, Shakira went on to her first international tour, named simply the Tour Pies Descalzos.

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21. Between the ages of 10 and 13, Shakira was invited to various events in Barranquilla and gained some recognition in the area.

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