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Shakira reportedly pregnant with her second child

Shakira reportedly pregnant with her second child

PORTLAND, Ore., July 28 (UPI) --Shakira and boyfriend Gerard Pique are expecting their second child, according to multiple reports.
Annie Martin
Shakira releases video for World Cup song 'La La La (Brazil 2014)'

Shakira releases video for World Cup song 'La La La (Brazil 2014)'

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 22 (UPI) --Shakira unveiled the video for her new single "La La La (Brazil 2014)" on Thursday.
Veronica Linares
Nicki Minaj dons revealing cut-out dress at 2014 Billboard Music Awards

Nicki Minaj dons revealing cut-out dress at 2014 Billboard Music Awards

LAS VEGAS, May 19 (UPI) --Nicki Minaj arrived to Sunday night's 2014 Billboard Music Awards in a risque black cut-out dress by Alexander McQueen.
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Katy Perry throws 'Birthday' party at 2014 Billboard Awards

Katy Perry throws 'Birthday' party at 2014 Billboard Awards

NEWCASTLE, England, May 19 (UPI) --Katy Perry stripped down to a playful body suit while performing her latest single, "Birthday," at the 2014 Billboard Awards on Sunday.
Veronica Linares
Coldplay, Sheeran booked to perform on 'The Voice' finale Tuesday

Coldplay, Sheeran booked to perform on 'The Voice' finale Tuesday

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., May 16 (UPI) --Coldplay, OneRepublic, Tim McGraw and Ed Sheeran have been booked to perform on Tuesday's season finale of "The Voice," NBC announced.
Karen Butler
Ludacris to host the Billboard Music Awards

Ludacris to host the Billboard Music Awards

LAS VEGAS, May 14 (UPI) --Recording artist and actor Ludacris will host Sunday's 2014 Billboard Music Awards, producers announced Wednesday.
Karen Butler
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.
Veronica Linares
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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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.
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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.
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Colombian singer Shakira perfoms at O2 Arena in London on December 20, 2010. UPI/Rune Hellestad
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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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