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Shakira releases video for new single 'Empire'

Shakira releases video for new single 'Empire'

March 26 (UPI) -- Colombian pop star Shakira unveiled the video for her new single, "Empire," on Tuesday.
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Shakira to release deluxe edition of new album featuring three bonus tracks

Shakira to release deluxe edition of new album featuring three bonus tracks

March 21 (UPI) -- Colombian pop singer Shakira announced Friday that she's planning to release a deluxe edition of her upcoming album that will include three bonus songs.
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Shakira, Rihanna release video for 'Can't Remember to Forget You'

Shakira, Rihanna release video for 'Can't Remember to Forget You'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Colombian singer Shakira released the official video for her newest single "Can't Remember to Forget You" on Thursday.
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Shakira, Usher to return to 'The Voice' in February

Shakira, Usher to return to 'The Voice' in February

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Shakira, Usher, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will be the mentors when Season 6 of "The Voice" kicks off in Los Angeles in February, NBC said.
Soft drinks linked to aggression, lack of focus in children

Soft drinks linked to aggression, lack of focus in children

NEW YORK, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Young children who drink four or more soft drinks a day are twice as likely to get into physical fights and destroy people's things, U.S. researchers say.
Danielle Bradbery, 16, wins Season 4 of 'The Voice'

Danielle Bradbery, 16, wins Season 4 of 'The Voice'

LOS ANGELES, June 18 (UPI) -- Danielle Bradbery was declared the Season 4 winner of the singing competition series "The Voice" in Los Angeles Tuesday night.
2-hour episodes of 'The Voice' on the way

2-hour episodes of 'The Voice' on the way

LOS ANGELES, May 30 (UPI) -- The June 10 and 17 live episodes of the U.S. singing competition series "The Voice" will each be 2 hours long, NBC announced Thursday.
NBC confirms 2013-14 casting for 'The Voice'

NBC confirms 2013-14 casting for 'The Voice'

LOS ANGELES, May 17 (UPI) -- Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton are to serve as coaches on America's "The Voice" this fall, NBC confirmed Friday.
Aguilera, Green to return to 'The Voice' in the fall

Aguilera, Green to return to 'The Voice' in the fall

LOS ANGELES, May 16 (UPI) -- Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Cee Lo Green are to serve as judges of the fall season of the U.S. reality series "The Voice," EW.com said.
Christina Aguilera to again judge 'The Voice' in Season 5

Christina Aguilera to again judge 'The Voice' in Season 5

LOS ANGELES, May 15 (UPI) -- Christina Aguilera is to return as a judge on "The Voice" after taking a season off from the U.S. series to promote her album "Lotus," Zap2it.com reported.
Shakira's ex-boyfriend, business partner sues for $100 million

Shakira's ex-boyfriend, business partner sues for $100 million

HOLLYWOOD, April 13 (UPI) -- Shakira's ex-boyfriend and former business partner is suing the Colombian singer for $100 million, saying he is the "principal architect" in her success.

Hard Rock memorabilia tour on tap

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Three rock and roll memorabilia exhibits will be touring Hard Rock Cafes across the United States and Europe, the restaurant chain announced.

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Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (born February 2, 1977), known professionally as Shakira (pronounced /ʃəˈkɪərə/, Spanish:  or ), is a Colombian singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, dancer, and philanthropist who emerged as a musical prodigy in the music scene of Latin America in the early 1990s. Born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia, Shakira revealed many of her talents in school as a live performer, demonstrating her vocal ability with rock and roll, Latin and Middle Eastern influences with her own original twist on belly dancing. Shakira is a native Spanish speaker and also speaks fluent English and Portuguese.

After commercial flops with local producers on her first two albums, and little-known outside Colombia, Shakira decided to produce her own brand of music. In 1995 she released Pies Descalzos, which brought her great fame in Latin America and Spain, and her 1998 album ¿Dónde Están los Ladrones? was a critical success. Since then she has gained many fans in semi-Hispanophone countries, and many non-Spanish-speaking countries, especially the United States. In 2001, and aided by heavy rotation of the music video, "Whenever, Wherever", she broke through into the English-speaking world with the release of Laundry Service, which sold over 20 million copies worldwide. Four years later, Shakira released two album projects called Fijación Oral Vol. 1 and Oral Fixation Vol. 2. Both reinforced her success, particularly with the most successful song in the 21st century to date, "Hips Don't Lie". From October-November 2009 Shakira released her latest album She Wolf worldwide.

She has won two Grammy Awards, seven Latin Grammy Awards, twelve Billboard Latin Music Awards and has been Golden Globe-nominated. She is also the highest-selling Colombian artist of all time, and the second most successful female Latin singer after Gloria Estefan, having sold over 50 million albums worldwide according to BMI. Additionally, she is the only artist from South America to reach the number-one spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, the Australian ARIA chart, and the UK Singles Chart. Shakira is to be given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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