2 Feb : 39 years of stardom as she was a born star

Columbian singer and performer Shakira was born today in 1977. She is one of the best selling artist in the world. She wrote her first poem when she was only 4. Since then, she has never looked back. She recorded her first album when she was just 13. She was the first personality to have 100 million followers on Facebook. 2010 World Cup song ‘Waka Waka (This time for Africa)” was the highest sold world cup song.

Best ever ‘Shakira’

The famous Columbian Novelist and Journalist Gabriel Gracia Marquez, was astonished with Shakira's fantastical work rate. Excerpt from an article in the Guardian in 2002, that sees Shakira from Marquez eyes. Both had two things in common - both were Columbian and both had dreams and the capability of making it true.

"I always knew that I was tremendously creative," she says. "I recited love poems, I wrote stories and I got excellent grades in every subject, except for maths." She couldn't stand it when her parents' friends asked her to sing when they came to the house. "I'd much rather have a crowd of 30,000 than five old farts listening to me sing and strum a guitar." She looks vulnerable, but she has always been absolutely certain that she would be world famous. She didn't know how, and she didn't know what for, but about this she never had the slightest doubt. It was her destiny.
Today, her dreams have more than come true. Shakira's music doesn't sound like anybody else's, and she has invented her own brand of innocent sensuality. "If I didn't sing, I'd die," is a thing often said lightly, but in Shakira's case it's true: when she's not singing, she's hardly alive. Her inner peace comes from an ability to feel alone in the middle of a crowd. She never has stage fright: she's only frightened of not being on stage: "I feel," she says, "like a lion in the jungle." It's where she can be who she really is.

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आज मशहूर Colombian singer और performer शकीरा का जन्म दिन है. 1977 में कोलंबिया में जन्मीं शकीरा दुनिया भर में अपने एल्बम की 6 करोड़ से ज़्यादा कॉपी बिकने की वजह से दुनिया के Best selling artists में गिनी जाती हैं. 2010 फुटबॉल वर्ल्ड कप का उनका गीत “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”, सबसे ज़्यादा बिकने वाला वर्ल्ड कप गाना रहा. शकीरा ने 4 साल की उम्र में अपनी पहली कविता लिखी थी और ये कविताएं आगे चल कर गानों की शक्ल लेने लगीं. 1990 में शकीरा ने सिर्फ 13 साल की उम्र में अपना पहला एल्बम रिकॉर्ड किया था. जुलाई 2014, में Shakira दुनिया की पहली ऐसी शख्सियत थीं जिन्हें Facebook पर 100 million लोग फॉलो करते हैं.