Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a major, worldwide, pop-culture figure of recent times. She is currently the highest-selling Colombian artist of all time, having sold around fifty million albums worldwide or more. Prior to her album Laundy service- her big break in the North American market in 2001- she was already a big hit in her native Latin America in the mid-90s, winning 8 latin grammy awards, and eventually two Grammy awards.
Out side the realm of singing and her well-known dancing, she is an active philantropist and has occasionaly branched into acting, starring in the Spanish telenovela El Oasis in 1996. She is said to have an IQ of 140.
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