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Pictures of Young Shakira Throughout The Years




When we hear the name Shakira, the first things we think of are her powerful vibrato and dynamic hips.

That’s because Shakira has stood out from amongst the music industry as “Queen of Latin Music,” being an incredible singer, songwriter, and energetic performer.

Her full name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll. She was born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia, and became a music artist at the age of 13.

Selling 75 million records worldwide has granted her the opportunity of receiving three Grammy Awards and twelve Latin Grammy Awards.

There is more to discover about this beautiful and talented curly-headed artist, especially details surrounding a young Shakira and her progress throughout the years.

Shakira When She Was Young:

1. Shakira, at around 10 years old, singing in her home.

Shakira first fell in love with music when she was just 4 years old. Her father had taken her to a Middle Eastern restaurant where she heard the Doumbek drum, which is traditional to Middle Eastern music and usually accompanies belly dancing. She started dancing on the table and realized her dream of becoming a performer. Every time she learned a new dance number, she would perform it in front of classmates at school, which landed her the тιтle of “the belly dancing girl.” Between the ages of 10 and 13, she was invited to events in Barranquilla that gave her some recognition.

2. 15-year-old Shakira smiling in a pH๏τo wearing a red top that’s falling off her shoulder

Shakira was set up with Ciro Vargas, a Sony Colombia executive who was determined to give her a sH๏τ at having a career in the music industry. He organized an audition for her in Bogotá and arranged for other executives to show up, surprising them with her performance. They were so pleased that they signed her to the label to record three albums, one of which was Magia, her debut album with Sony Music Colombia.

3. Shakira and Ricky Martin in 1993 at Vina Del Mar Festival in Chile.