The beautiful Colombian singer and songwriter Shakira hit the media in the 2000s.
It’s hard to say if her looks or her voice is more beautiful!
Shakira started her singing career in 1991 at a young age. She has released more than 20 albums to date.
From 2000 to 2010, her most popular albums were “Sale El Sol”, “She Wolf” and “Oral Fixation”.
As for her biggest hits, she has released several songs that now have over 1 billion views on YouTube.
These songs include “Hips Don’t Lie”, “Chantaje”, “Can’t Remember to Forget You” and “Waka Waka”, which have a whopping 3 billion views!
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In 2017, Shakira underwent a routine medical checkup, as all singers should occasionally.
Everything seemed to be great.
However, after her checkup, Shakira continued to record songs in the music studio when she noticed a slight change in her voice.
She explained that she suddenly had the feeling that she had a bad cold and that her throat was very hoarse. Shakira immediately went to her doctor and it was a good decision to do so.
She had lesions on her vocal cord, which soon progressed and made it difficult for her to sing or even talk.
The bleeding on her right vocal cord made the popular singer postpones her 2017 tour to 2018.
She successfully healed her vocal cords and the lesions resolved after several months of healing treatments.
The 44-year-old singer Shakira marked 30 years of her musical career in 2021. She released her debut albums in 1991, when she was only 14 years old.
Besides her amazing voice, Shakira is known for her very seductive belly dancing, which she learned from her grandmother by the way!
As for her dating history, there isn’t much drama going on.
Shakira was in a relationship with Argentine lawyer Antonio de la Rúa for over 10 years before they went their separate ways.
In 2012, de la Rúa even sued Shakira for an unexpected termination of their business deal. But we can all agree it wasn’t unexpected – after all, the two broke up and we all know how weird it is to work with your ex.
In 2011, Shakira started dating football player Gerard Piqué, 10 years younger.
The two met on the shooting set of Shakira’s music video for “Waka Waka”, the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
After three years of dating, the couple welcomed their first son Milan in 2013.
Shakira and Piqué expanded their family again in 2015 when they had their second son Sasha.
The two are not currently married, but they seem very much in love!
It is not uncommon for singers to face health issues, especially when it comes to their vocal cords.
It often happens after the singer has strained his voice or has had too many concerts in a short span of time.
For example, Elton John had more than 200 concerts in just one year, which led to surgery on his vocal nodules.
Like Elton John, Frank Ocean tore his vocal cords apart after straining his voice during a concert.
Adele had a vocal injury, as did Shakira, which led to vocal cord surgery in 2011. Her voice was in danger and there was a possibility that Adele would never sing again, but thankfully she made a full recovery!
Other singers who have had the same or similar health problems related to their vocal cords include Alicia Keys, Miley Cyrus, Mariah Carey, Sam Smith and Justin Timberlake.