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Shake Those Hips With Birthday Girl SHAKIRA!

February 2 marks the 38th birthday of award-winning Colombian singer Shakira!

Shake those hips as you listen to her hits and read some interesting facts about her! 

About Shakira

1. Her full name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll. "Shakira" is Arabic for "graceful" or "full of grace."

2. Shakira is multilingual! She's fluent in Portuguese, Italian, English, Spanish and Arabic!

3. Aside from having a rocking body, she does not have a single tattoo on her!

4. She could pass for a genius with an IQ of 140! 

5. Shakira's Lebanese grandmother taught her the art of Arabian Belly Dancing to stay true to her Middle Eastern roots!

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Shakira's music

6. Shakira was only 13 when she recorded her very first album.

7. In 2011, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

8. Laundry Service is her first English album.  

9. She is a huge fan of Gloria Estefan and appreciates what she has done for Latin music.

10. The biggest selling World Cup Song of all time is Shakira’s song "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)"!

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Shakira's humanitarian efforts

11. In 2010, President Obama invited Shakira to the White House to discuss early childhood development. The next year, Shakira was appointed as a member of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.

12. She is an international UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and a devoted advocate for children. 

13. She is also the founder of the Pies Descalzos (Bare Feet) Foundation which provides underprivileged children in Colombia access to quality education.

14. She even auctioned off more than 40 stage costumes she wore on her 2007 "Oral Fixation" tour to raise funds.

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Shakira's love life

15. In 2000, Shakira began dating the son of Argentina's then-President, Antonio de la Rúa. However, the couple separated after 11 years together.

16. Shakira shares the same birthday with her husband Gerard Pique. The Spanish football player is 10 years younger than the singer.

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Shakira beyond music

17. She was reportedly offered a part in the 1998 film "The Mask of Zorro", but turned down the role because she believed her English wasn't good enough. 

18. She has made cameo appearances as herself on "Ugly Betty" and "Wizards of Waverly Place".

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What's your favorite Shakira song? Feel free to share in the comments section.

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