Shakira.

What makes Shakira's birthday so special?

It was exactly 44 years ago that one of the most important Latin stars in history was born. Shakira was the one who paved the way for all Spanish-speaking artists. Scroll down and discover why Shakira's birthday is so important to the world and to herself

  • Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll was born in Barranquilla, Colombia and despite her 5ft 2in (1.57 m) she is a music giant.
  • The singer began writing songs at the age of 5 and decided to pursue her dream of being a star at 13 when she got her first record deal with Sony Colombia in 1990 to launch her first studio album Magia.
  • After a 21-year career and 16 Grammy Awards, Shakira has an estimated net worth of $300 million.
     
Shakira on stage.

Shakira is probably one of the most complete artists in the world.

She can play 5 musical instruments and speak 7 languages fluently (Spanish, English, French, Arabic, Catalan, Italian and Portuguese).

Shak' is also the best-selling Latin artist in history with more than 80 million copies around the world.

But besides being extraordinary and loved by millions of fans, what makes February 2nd such an important date for the artist?

Shakira has been in a relationship since 2010 with world soccer star Gerard Piqué, a Barcelona FC player in Spain, with whom she has two children in common: Milan, 8, and Sasha, 5.

Shakira, Gerard Piqué and both of their children.

The couple is solid, and they are always very much in love.

Is the secret to their success the fact that both are of the same sign?

Well, both are from Aquarius and also were born exactly the same day. Only 10 years apart.

February 2nd is a very special day for Shakira because she shares her birthday with the love of her life and the father of her children.

So today, when she turns 44, she will be turning 34.

The age difference has never been an issue for the duo and in fact they are one of the lowest-profile celebrity couples and with the least public scandals of our generation.

From here we celebrate the birthday of the artist and her partner with the music video for the song "Me Enamore" (I Fell In love) that Shakira wrote for Gerard Piqué and with whom she recorded it.

Kelsey Miller

Certified English teacher by the University of Cambridge. Wine enjoyer, writing lover and cute Hollywood actors expert.+ info

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