Waka-waka girl Shakira turns 34 today

The singer, songwriter and record producer Shakira, who has sold over 60 million albums, will celebrate her 34th birthday today.

Shakira's hips don't lie and neither does AskMen.com's list of the 99 Most Desirable Women, which yesterday revealed that Shakira is ranked at No. at 26. The Colombian singer was lauded by the men's magazine for staying hot while working hard at her music, and her philanthropy.

“Shakira has displayed sturdy international staying power in the ever-fickle music industry.
 

After receiving a medal from the International Labor Organization of the United Nations, Shakira further flexed her global appeal through 2010 by crooning the official FIFA World Cup song, 'Waka Waka (This Time for Africa),' which sold 4 million copies around the world and became YouTube’s fourth most popular video ever,” an article in the mag said.

The singer of “You notice, I notice” has also decided to take up residence in Barcelona, after repeatedly expressing her love and interest in Spanish lands, although press reports say the reason could be the player Gerard Pique.

The pop-rock singer and footballer birthday the same day, although it is unknown whether together or separately will celebrate with her friends to prevent the press to get the desired photograph confirm the romance.  Meanwhile, Shakira is enjoying the success of their single “rising sun”, which broke records in the channels of “Youtube”, reaching over 300 million hits since its launch.

In addition, the singer who was born on February 2, 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia, and has the name Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, use his visit to Costa Rica, on April 10 next, to inaugurate the National Stadium.

The artist, who last year participated in television programs to benefit the victims of the earthquake in Haiti as the telethon “Hope for Haiti now” and the special issue “Together for Haiti”, by Latino artists, is the daughter of William Mebarak Lebanese and Colombian Nidia Ripoll.

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