The person I admire

5. The person I admire

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripolli known simply (simpli) as Shakira (meaning “Thankful or Grateful” in Arabic derived from “Shukran” Arabic for thank you). She is a Latin Pop singer and songwriter.Shakira was born on February 2, 1977, in Colombia, Shakira. She moved to Bogotá with her family at the age of thirteen, and released her first album, Magia (Magic) a year later. The album achieved moderate luck in her native country.Her next album “Peligro” achieved [a’tshi:vd] less eclat [eikla] tham the first album. Then she decided to turn acting and played a role in a Columbian telenovela “el oasis”.She returned to the music business in 1995 with the album Pies Descalzos , which established her commercial luck. The hit Estoy Aquí became known internationally.Today, Shakira is considered by many to be a great talent. Shakira, who performed at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards in Miami, Florida on August 28, was nominated for three MTV Video Music Awards: “Best Female Video”, “Best Dance Video”, and “Viewers Choice” for her smash “La Tortura”. On November 3, 2005 she won the Best Female award at MTV Europe Music Awards in Portugal.What about Shakira, she has very strong principles and she is exceptionally talented. She not only sings, but also helps for children, which live in poverty. She has a really strong and remarkable voice. As Gabriel García Márquez once wrote of her, “Shakira’s music has a personal stamp that doesn’t look like anyone else’s and no one can sing or dance like her, at whatever age, with such an innocent sensuality , one that seems to be of her own invention.”

“I am a person who has many dreams, but as soon as I accomplish one I move on to the next. That’s my fatal , absurd nature. Human beings are slaves to our dreams and I am, too.”