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a woman full of grace

Created On: August 25th, 2002

Welcome to Woman Full of Grace.  This is a Live Journal community dedicated to the Latin Pop Rock singer, Shakira.  Shakira was born on February Second, 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia.  At the young age of eight, she taught herself how to play a guitar and she wrote her first song.  At age thirteen, dreams would begin to come true, as Sony would sign her to a contract.  She released her first album, "Magia."  And a year later, she released "Peligro."

It wasn't until the hit single on her third album, "Pies Descalzos," that Shakira would have success.  The song "Estoy Aqui" is what started her on her bath to international stardom.  Her success continued with the release of "Donde Estan Los Ladrones," which went multi-platinum; eight times in the United States, five times in Argentina, four times in Central America, three times in Colombia and Chile, two times in Mexico, and oen time in Spain.  Shakira has also done some acting, starring in the role as Luisa Maria in the soap opera "El Oasis."  Shakira has within the past couple of years become a star in the United States.  With translation help from Gloria Estefan, Shakira released her latest album, "Laundry Service," which has gone triple platinum.

Shakira is currently twenty five years old.  She is engaged to Antonio de la Rua, the son of the former President of Argentina.  She is a very religious person, which is evident in a few of her songs.  Her father is Lebanese, which influences her Middle Eastern flare.  The song that shows her Lebanese rootes won her a Latin Grammy, "Ojos Asi."  This song was translated by Gloria Estefan for Shakira's English album, "Laundry Service."  She is currently working on a Spanish album in Uruguary, and there is also news of a tribute album coming out.

Other LJ Communities for Shakira:

Fun Facts About Shakira:

» Her full name is Shakira Isabella Mebarak Ripoll.

» Shakira's name is Arabic for "Woman Full of Grace."

» She is one of nine children.

» She likes to paint pictures of fried eggs.

Rules About This Community:

No Shakira bashing is permitted.  I ask that all members please post whatever you can.  Please LJ-cut any pictures you post, with acception of any icons.  If you do not know how to use the LJ-cut tag, please visit here

Con Amor Siempre,