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Shakira Concert

Shakira Live Concert 2017

Shakira Live Concert 2017
Palau Sant Jordi
Nov 25 - Nov 26

An international superstar

Grammy winning singer Shakira was born in Barranquilla, Colombia on 2 February 1977. She is the highest-selling Colombian artist of all time and the second most successful female Latin American singer. She began her music career at a young age when she wrote her first song at age 8, going on to sign her first record deal at 13. Her first successful album was released in 1996, Pies Descalzos meaning Bare Feet in English, selling more than 3 million copies.

Fast forward to 2012 and Shakira's worldwide album sales had reached more than 70 million. She went on to become a judge on the singing-competition show The Voice, which was aired in 2013, alongisde Usher, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. Her song "Waka Waka" also become the theme song for 2010 FIFA World Cup, where she also performed at the closing ceremony.

Shakira performing
Shakira performing

Charity work

Shakira is heavily involved in a number of charities, including her own foundation. Her work mainly focuses on universal education and early childhood development. In October 2011, President Barack Obama appointed Shakira to the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, a commission dedicated to advising Obama and Secretary Arne Duncan on issues of educational success related to Hispanic students. She is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and was honoured by the United Nations' International Labor Organisation for her philanthropic efforts in 2010.

Pies Descalzos

Shakira created this foundation in the late 1990s when she was just 18 years old, with the goal to improve education, nutrition and health for children in Colombia. The foundation provides support programs for children and their families and helps find solutions for a better quality of life.

Music video

Here is one of Shakira's most well known songs, Hips Don't Lie.

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