Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian singer. Born and raised in Barranquilla, she has been referred to as the “Queen of Latin Music” and is noted for her musical versatility.

She made her recording debut with Sony Music Colombia at the age of 13.

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll was born on 2 February 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia. She is the only child of William Mebarak Chadid and Nidia Ripoll Torrado.

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She is of Colombian and Lebanese descent.

Her father William was born in New York City to a family from Lebanon. When he was five, his family moved to Colombia.

Her Colombian mother’s side has two Spanish surnames, Ripoll and Torrado, the former of which is Catalan and originates from four brothers who immigrated from Catalonia to coastal Colombia in the 19th century.

She has also claimed to have distant Italian roots through an ancestor with the surname “Pisciotti”.

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Gerard Piqué Bernabeu is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a center-back for La Liga club Barcelona.

He is considered one of the best defenders of his generation. Originally one of the most promising students at La Masia, Piqué joined Manchester United in 2004.

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Born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Piqué started his career in FC Barcelona’s youth teams as a defensive midfielder, but before he signed his first professional contract with the club, he decided to join Manchester United.

The Premier League club did not pay a fee for Piqué as he was too young to have a professional contract.