Does She Ever Rest?
Shakira releases the Spanish-language album Fijación Oral: Volumen 1, one of two albums she puts out in 2005. "It wasn't planned," she tells PEOPLE. "One day I found out I had 60 songs, so I selected 20 of them – some were in English, some were in Spanish. I realized I had two albums there." The English release, Oral Fixation: Vol. 2, which includes Santana, comes out November 29.
Originally left off Oral Fixation: Vol. 2 but added as a bonus track on a later edition, Shakira's single "Hips Don't Lie" reaches No. 1 on both the U.S. Top 40 and Latin charts in the same week, becoming the first song to do so. A duet with Wyclef Jean also sets a record, becoming the most played song in pop-radio history, with 9,582 spins in one week.
Shakira ties the Red Hot Chili Peppers for most nominations (seven) when the contenders for the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards are announced in New York City. Despite being up for big-ticket categories, such as Video of the Year and Best Female Singer, she wins only one statue for Best Choreography at the Aug. 31 ceremony at Radio City Music Hall.
With the release of her third English-speaking album, She Wolf, Shakira covers Rolling Stone. In the interview, she reveals she’s ready to conquer the U.S. charts and possibly start a family. "My body feels like it is asking to reproduce," she says.
Shakira's Breaking Point
After years of fielding questions about marriage, Shakira and boyfriend of 11 years Antonio de la Rúa split. "We made a mutual decision to take time apart from our romantic relationship," the pair writes on the singer's website. "We view this period of separation as temporary and as a time of individual growth as we continue to be partners in our business and professional lives."
Bouncing Baby Boy
The Voice judge and boyfriend Piqué welcome son Milan, whose birth they announce on Shakira's website. "The name Milan (pronounced MEE-lahn), means dear, loving and gracious in Slavic; in Ancient Roman, eager and laborious; and in Sanskrit, unification," they share.
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- Real Name
- Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
- Date of Birth
- February 09, 1977
- Birth Place
- Barranquilla, Colombia
Gerard Piqué, boyfriend (2011 to present)
Antonio de la Rua, ex-boyfriend (2000 to 2010; engaged)
Milan Piqué Mebarak, son (1/22/2013)