Shakira Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

17th January 2017

Quote: "I want one of them to be a (soccer) player," Singer Shakira hopes one of her two kids with soccer star boyfriend Gerard Pique follows in dad's footsteps.

9th June 2015

Tweet: "Happy night! Celebrating with the family, Milan and Sasha, the baby of the year of the treble!! Shak #UCLfinal". Pop superstar Shakira celebrates FC Barcelona's triple win after her soccer star beau GERARD PIQUE and his teammates secured the Champions League cup by beating rivals Juventus FC 3-1 on Saturday (06Jun15). The team also won Spain's Copa del Rey and La Liga titles for the 2014-2015 season.

29th April 2015

Quote: "Gerard (Pique, boyfriend) and I pretty much share all parenting responsibilities, although I'm definitely the disciplinarian." Shakira is a tough mum.

29th April 2015

Quote: "In Spain, parents speak to their children as equals, and I feel that the children respond in turn. But, in all three cultures, parents are attentive to their children. Their dad (soccer star Gerard Pique) and I both grew up in very close-knit families, and that has made us openly affectionate parents." Shakira on how she raises her kids.

24th February 2015

Fact: Christina Aguilera showed off her best vocal impressions of Cher, Britney Spears and Shakira during an appearance on America's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday (23Feb15) as she took part in a fun game. The pop star teamed up with host Jimmy Fallon and used his Musical Impressions Generator to randomly select the person she would have to try and emulate and the song she would have to sing. Among the songs she had to belt out were nursery rhyme This Little Piggy and the Golden Girls Tv theme tune.

10th October 2014

Tweet: "So gratifying to see the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Malala, one of education's biggest crusaders and the voice of young women worldwide." Shakira celebrates after learning 17-year-old Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai has been named a recipient of this year's (14) Nobel Peace Prize.

29th August 2014

Tweet: "Yes, we are expecting our second baby!! Thank you all for your well wishes!" Shakira confirms she's pregnant again in a tweet to fans.

14th July 2014

Tweet: "I will never forget this day at Maracana (stadium). Thank you all for bringing me here!" Latina superstar Shakira had a time to remember as she performed her sports anthem La La La (Brazil 2014) during the closing ceremony of the World Cup in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday (13Jul14).

7th May 2014

Quote: "I used to have a crush on Larry David a long time ago." Shakira once dreamed of dating the grumpy funnyman behind Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld.

25th March 2014

Quote: "We try to have quality time. We're very touchy, touchy. We like to be all over each other." Shakira loves to show her affection for soccer star boyfriend Gerard Pique.

5th March 2014

Quote: "If it weren't because of my music projects, I would be pregnant already. I would love to have eight or nine kids with Gerard - my own futbol (soccer) team." Shakira has had to postpone plans to expand her family with her soccer star boyfriend Gerard Pique to work on her new album. The stars are parents to son Milan, 13 months.

5th March 2014

Quote: "I used to go in circles around an idea, but since he arrived I don't have much time - I have to rush back home - so he has helped me learn how to focus." Superstar Shakira credits her baby son Milan with helping her become more decisive.

16th February 2014

Quote: "I told him. I asked him if he agreed with everything and he agreed. I wanted to make sure because he's super jealous. He's a man. He's territorial. He wants to know everything is under control." Shakira reveals she had to seek the blessing of her boyfriend Gerard Pique before shooting her racy new Can't Remember to Forget You video with Rihanna.

7th January 2014

Quote: "My man, Gerard, prefers meat over bone. He doesn't like too skinny. That takes pressure off. I already have a lot to worry about. This month I'm not exercising because I have an album to finish and I have a baby." Sexy singer Shakira is comfortable with her fuller figure after giving birth to baby Milan last year (13). The child is her first with her soccer star boyfriend Gerard Pique.

14th August 2013

Quote: "I'm quite proud of my rear... I don't obsess over my flaws, because I see my body as a whole. Besides, I think men appreciate confidence more than perfection." Pop superstar Shakira names her butt as her favourite body part.

1st August 2013

Quote: "They wanted her just to throw a couple of songs in English on a Latin record and I fought hard. I said, 'Listen. This is her shot. You can't do it halfway... An American audience is not gonna get a record that's mostly Spanish because there's a couple of English cuts on it. They're gonna want to hear the whole thing. This is gonna work.' I fought hard for her... and she sold, like, 13 million (copies) of that album." Gloria Estefan fought record company bosses over Shakira's first English-language album.

16th June 2013

Quote: "Me and my son are gonna become groupies; I'm gonna go to Brazil to watch my man play... Me and my son are gonna be chasing him all over Brazil." Shakira on her family summer plans with her boyfriend, soccer ace Gerard Pique, and their baby.

15th June 2013

Quote: "I occupied third place in one really important contest... in Chile... Ricky Martin was there. He was my judge... He said he voted for me." Shakira knows what contestants on her U.S. Tv show The Voice are going through because she entered talent contests when she was a child.

14th June 2013

Quote: "My boyfriend says that I only have one neuron working properly, so get me a copy of that article... I'll frame it and show him." Shakira wants to show her partner Gerard Pique how smart she is after she was named in a recent news piece about celebrities with high Iqs.

23rd April 2013

Quote: "(It) is the only thing that's been a little stressful. I knew I had to come back here to do The Voice two months after I had delivered a baby. I didn't have my four months of maternity (leave) like every woman on Earth has." Shakira had to work hard to get back in shape for her role on U.S. Tv just three months after giving birth to her first child, son Milan, in January (13).

28th January 2013

Fact: Latin superstar Shakira left hospital in Barcelona, Spain on Sunday (27Jan13) following the birth of her son Milan on Tuesday (22Jan13). The singer and her partner Gerard Pique were photographed smiling as they departed the facility in a car.

23rd January 2013

Tweet: "Huge congratulations to @Shakira and Gerard Piqué on the birth of their son Milan Pique Mebarak." Rocker Dave Stewart sends his best wishes to Latin superstar Shakira and her soccer ace boyfriend, who became parents on Tuesday (22Jan13).

21st November 2012

Fact: Colombian superstar Shakira has won the Best New Feminine Fragrance at the Spanish Perfume Academy Awards for her new scent Elixir.

16th October 2012

Fact: Rocker Mark Hoppus followed in the footsteps of stars including Michael Jackson, Shakira and Jon Bon Jovi by addressing students at England's prestigious Oxford University on Monday night (15Oct12).

8th October 2012

Fact: Shakira has debuted her baby bump on her page. The pregnant singer, who is expecting a boy with soccer star Gerard Pique, posted a photo online of herself cradling her tummy, with the caption, "Now I don't have a six pack, only one pack!"

1st November 2011

Fact: Colombian pop superstar Shakira is to be honoured with the 2,354th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The singer will unveil her plaque on 8 November (11).

6th October 2011

Fact: Hips Don't Lie hitmaker Shakira has been appointed by U.S. President Barack Obama to serve on his prestigious Advisory Commission for Educational Excellence for Hispanics. The Colombian superstar will work with three other American leaders to help improve learning programs for Hispanics living in America.

21st April 2011

Fact: Shakira was on hand to console her boyfriend Gerard Pique after his soccer team lost in the Spanish Cup Final on Wednesday night (20Apr11). The pop superstar was photographed hugging a disappointed Pique after his team Barcelona lost to rivals Real Madrid in the Copa Del Rey contest.

3rd November 2010

Fact: Actress Sofia Vergara hails from the same Colombian town as Shakira and baseball star EDGAR RENTERIA, who won the World Series with the San Francisco Giants on Monday night (01Nov10). The trio is native to Barranquilla.

12th July 2010

Quote: "I really never in my life imagined that I would go straight to the sports section in the newspaper. I've become a football fanatic." Shakira has become a fan of soccer after recording the 2010 World Cup anthem WAKA WAKA (THIS TIME FOR AFRICA).

16th June 2010

Quote: "I couldn't strip. Maybe when I'm 40 I'll change my mind. I grew up on the north coast of Colombia, where life is traditional. There are things I'm not brave enough to do." Shakira is dubious about ever posing nude.

11th June 2010

Tweet: "Performing in South Africa last night was one of the most emotional moments of my life. God bless Africa." Colombian pop superstar Shakira feels honoured to have been a part of the World Cup 2010 launch in Johannesburg on Thursday (10Jun10).

10th June 2010

Quote: "There's something very claustrophobic about the idea of marriage for me. I feel that men can get comfortable. I like Antonio to think of me like his eternal girlfriend." Shakira is putting off plans to marry her fiance, Antonio De La Rua to keep romance alive in their 10-year relationship.

29th April 2010

Fact: Country trio Rascal Flatts teamed up with Shakira for a rendition of her new single Gypsy on U.S. TV talent show American Idol on Wednesday night (28Apr10).

28th March 2010

Quote: "I told him: 'Let's never get married.' It makes everything so much easier. He is very much like me and he understood what I was saying and now we feel very free and happy." Shakira's longtime boyfriend Antonio De La Rua is happy with her decision not to marry.

17th March 2010

Fact: Alicia Keys, the Black Eyed Peas, Shakira and John Legend are among the stars who will perform at the official opening of the soccer World Cup in Johannesburg, South Africa on 10 June (10).

10th February 2010

Fact: Colombian superstar Shakira has been named an ambassador for 1GOAL: Education For All, an international campaign to ensure children around the world receive schooling.

4th December 2009

Quote: "When you are short, people feel pity for you, so you can get away with a lot more stuff. If I was tall, I'd be in big trouble." Shakira is proud of her diminutive stature.

30th November 2009

Quote: "He would look at the watch every night at 11 and say he had to go. But I can't think of breaks. Ideas are flowing and wheels are in motion. I'm like a train that just can't stop right now. When it does stop, it will be a baby station. But I won't stop for long. I need to continue being creative." Shakira can outwork Pharrell Williams in the studio.

25th November 2009

Quote: "I always denied I was a feminist but I think I really am - maybe because I feel more like a woman today." Colombian pop star Shakira has changed her outlook on women's rights.

23rd November 2009

Fact: Colombian pop star Shakira is heading to England's prestigious Oxford University to speak about her charity, The Barefoot Foundation, which aims to improve education for impoverished children. The singer will address the Oxford Union on 7 December (09).

21st November 2009

Quote: "I have to confess, I like British men... I like men in general." Shakira on her taste in guys.

20th November 2009

Quote: "I'm like Halley's Comet. Every four years I try to make an appearance." Shakira likes to take her time on her albums.

19th November 2009

Fact: Colombian-born pop star Shakira listened to Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen lyrics to learn English.

19th November 2009

Quote: "I never went to the gym before in my life. But, at 32, I notice that my body responds negatively to bad food, so I must make double the effort." Shakira is sticking to a diet to ensure her famous curves stay trim.

18th November 2009

Quote: "I thought I was going to be a rock chick... I used to listen to Nirvana and Metallica." Singer Shakira insists she's an unlikely pop star.

12th November 2009

Quote: "In Colombia, I'm the only woman who doesn't have those (fake breasts). Colombian surgeons are the best, along with Brazilians." Shakira insists she's not your average surgically enhanced Colombian girl.

11th November 2009

Quote: "I have them create all the 'K's and 'R's on the computer, because I cannot say them with my accent." Shakira has aides who help her sound word perfect on record.

11th November 2009

Quote: "I love Taylor, she is so sweet and so beautiful and such an amazing talent. I feel flattered." Shakira loved Taylor Swift's impersonation of her on U.S. sketch show Saturday Night Live at the weekend (07Nov09).

28th October 2009

Quote: "I would say, ‘Hey, do you see my hips moving?’ No? This is not working. My hips don’t lie.'" Shakira on how her test for hitmaking inspired her hit HIPS DON'T LIE.

27th October 2009

Quote: “My body feels like it is asking to reproduce, to have a huge belly and carry babies. And when the baby comes, I don’t want to be in the middle of 100,000 projects.” Shakira is hoping to find time to start a family with her boyfriend, Antonio De La Rua.

24th October 2009

Fact: Bon Jovi are to become the latest group to appear on British TV talent show The X Factor. The band will mentor the contestants and sing live on Simon Cowell's programme on 1 November (09). Shakira has also been lined up to appear on the series, while Lady GaGa is in talks with producers to perform.

11th October 2009

Quote: "I never made it to the school choir because the music teacher didn't like my voice. I was pretty sad, but he was probably right. I did have a voice like a goat, but my dad told me to never give up and it's paid off." Shakira's musical ambitions were nearly dashed at a young age.

31st August 2009

Quote: "I'm not a trained dancer. But I do have an unorthodox way to test my music. I've got to make sure I connect to it at a physical level. My body has to move and my hips have to move and if I don't see that reaction, then I know something is not working." Latina superstar Shakira on testing out her new tracks.

7th August 2009

Quote: "British women are the supreme she-wolves. Kate Moss is a she-wolf. Lily Allen, I love her, I really like her lyrics - she is definitely a she-wolf. She is very brave." SHE WOLF singer Shakira on the fearless women who have emerged from the U.K.

6th March 2009

Quote: "My mother hoped I'd look like Michael Caine's wife, Shakira. My parents had no idea it really meant something in other languages. In Arabia, it means 'one who gives thanks to God.' In Pakistan, my name means 'to get drunk.'" Colombian singer SHAKIRA on the many meanings of her name.

16th January 2009

Fact: Sexy Shakira has reteamed with her HIPS DON'T LIE collaborator Wyclef Jean and hip-hop heavyweight Pharrell Williams on her new album. There are also plans for the Colombian bombshell to record new tracks with Calle 13 and Algerian artist Khaled, according to Wyclef and Shakira broke download records in America when their Hips Don't Lie hit became an internet sensation in 2006.

19th November 2007

Quote: "It was such a respite for me. I felt that need to put a brake on everything, to escape from the celebrity life and reclaim a normal life for a while. It was very healthy for me." Shakira on her decision to take a Western civilisation course at Los Angeles' UCLA university this past summer (07).

18th July 2007

Fact: Annie Lennox's first album for four years, SONGS OF MASS DESTRUCTION, will include new tune SING, which features contributions from 23 female superstars, including Madonna, Faith Hill, Dido, Celine Dion, Shakira and Pink.

15th December 2006

Quote: "It's me and Shakira, basically, down here. We don't get bothered at all." Matt Damon loves the anonymous life he can lead with his new family in Miami, Florida.

22nd October 2006

Fact: Colombian pop superstar Shakira was named after SIR Michael Caine's wife. The singer's father is a longtime friend of the British actor.

1st September 2006

Quote: "A song like HIPS DON'T LIE has so many sounds from the Caribbean, from Haiti, from Colombia... so we thought that it would be a cool idea to bring other flavours - like the classical Indian dance and the Bollywood concept." Shakira on why she and Wyclef Jean turned their MTV VMAs performance into a Bollywood-style spectacular at New York's Radio City Music Hall last night (31AUG06).

1st September 2006

Quote: "A song like HIPS DON'T LIE has so many sounds from the Caribbean, from Haiti, from Colombia... so we thought that it would be a cool idea to bring other flavours - like the classical Indian dance and the Bollywood concept." Shakira on why she and Wyclef Jean turned their MTV VMAs performance into a Bollywood-style spectacular at New York's Radio City Music Hall last night (31AUG06).

11th August 2006

Quote: "That's the worst isn't it, when radio drives a song into the ground? I think everyone right now is hearing (Shakira and Wyclef Jean's) HIPS DON'T LIE and is p**sed off by it." Pink is aware her single WHO KNEW is overplayed on radio stations around the world.

15th April 2006

Quote: "I can't wait for the time when curves will be back in style and little fat bellies will be sexy again!" MY HIPS DON'T LIE singer Shakira can't wait for more voluptuous figures to be trendy.

26th March 2006

Quote: "I live a life a journalist would find very boring. I've been dating the same guy for six years, I'm not a party animal and you never see me shopping because I hate shopping." Shakira insists she isn't hounded by the press and paparazzi.

23rd March 2006

Quote: "My mouth is my biggest source of pleasure - singing, conversing, eating, and giving kisses to the person who deserves them." Shakira knows what she likes.

23rd March 2006

Quote: "Someday I'd like to have a farm with lots of animals, and learn to garden. I dream about those things." Shakira has big dreams.

22nd March 2006

Quote: "The only place where I feel like all my inhibitions go away is the stage and I've been feeling that way since I was four." Singer Shakira was born to perform.

14th March 2006

Fact: Colombian pop sensation Shakira has been approached to write the theme tune for the forthcoming drama Fast Food Nation. The RICHARD LINKLATER-directed adaptation of Eric Schlosser's best-selling book is set to star Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Kris Kristofferson, Greg Kinnear and Avril Lavigne.

20th February 2006

Fact: <p>Matthew Perry, Shakira, Jason Mraz and The Donnas were among the stars who turned out to see British singer/songwriter James Blunt when he performed at the House of Blues in Los Angeles last week (ends17FEB06). </p>

29th January 2006

Quote: <p>"It's like a free therapy. It helps you get to know yourself a little better. Good interviews are like guided visits inside your head." Pop star Shakira rejects traditional soul-searching methods to take advantage of intrusive press interviews. </p>

23rd January 2006

Fact: <p>Shakira took so long to get ready for France's NRJ Music Awards ceremony, she missed the beginning of the show and wasn't able to walk the red carpet. </p>

16th January 2006

Quote: <p>"That made me an attention-addicted person. If you ever hear about a rehab clinic for attention-dependant people, let me know, please." Columbian singer Shakira loves to be centre of attention after being doted on as the youngest of seven children. </p>

4th January 2006

Quote: <p>"I have a ring... Four years engaged and no wedding plans. The reality is that it would be very difficult for me to plan a wedding at this point... Maybe some day." Shakira won't be dashing down the aisle to wed longtime love Antonio De La Rua. </p>

13th December 2005

Fact: <p>Rapper Kanye West will end an amazing year by teaming up with Shakira and MAROON 5's Adam Levine for MTV's 14th annual New Year's Eve broadcast. Common, All-American Rejects, Fall Out Boy and Young Jeezy are also scheduled to perform. </p>

12th December 2005

Quote: <p>"I hate shopping. I like clothes, but I hate trying them on." Sexy singer Shakira doesn't like to work too hard on her look. </p>

12th December 2005

Quote: <p>"Colombian food is really good - and really fattening." Shakira tries to control how much of the local delicacies she feasts on whenever she visits her homeland. </p>

10th December 2005

Quote: <p>"It's definitely my biggest source of pleasure because I enjoy conversation, kisses, singing. I live through my mouth." Sexy singer Shakira on her favourite body part. </p>

24th November 2005

Quote: <p>"I actually enjoy sculpting. It's something I'd like to do, some day, in a more serious manner, more dedicated." Columbian pop superstar Shakira plans to get her hands dirty. </p>

4th November 2005

Quote: <p>"My 13-year-old son is travelling here by foot, with his two wives and his three childrens (sic). If he survives the journey I have promised him that he can make penetration with Colombian prostitute Shakira." ALI G comedian Sacha Baron Cohen's alter ego and MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) host Borat SAGDIYEV's brand of humour is offensive as ever. </p>

28th October 2005

Fact: <p>Columbian pop sensation Shakira has commissioned Hammer Guitars to make her a "Barbie pink" axe for her new video DON'T BOTHER. </p>

28th October 2005

Fact: <p>The Mustang Shelby GT car, in which Columbian pop star Shakira romps in her new video DON'T BOTHER, appeared in Nicolas Cage film GONE IN 60 SECONDS. </p>

1st September 2005

Quote: <p>"It's time for him to release a sex tape. He's slippin'." Rocker Tommy Lee, the king of the sex tapes, wants to see Eminem making out with Shakira. </p>


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