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The latest contribution has been the participation in the Campaign for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) which is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Watch her ALS Bucket Challenge Video Here

In 1995, Shakira founded the Pies Descalzos Foundation. Colombian charity with special schools for poor children all around Colombia. During her career, Shakira has performed at a large number of benefit concerts. The Barefoot Foundation helps all children exercise their basic right to an education, paving the way for their growth and development in society.


Here’s some great news to start the week – Shakira was a double winner at last night’s Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, picking up the prizes forTop Latin Artist and Top Latin Song (for Waka Waka).

Shakira and the Barefoot Foundation have been nominated for VH1′s philanthropic awards, the Do Something Awards. VH1 has partnered with DoSomething.org to honor young people’s commitment to social change. Shakira has been nominated as an honoree for her work with the Barefoot Foundation.


Shakira is a Colombian singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, dancer, and philanthropist who emerged in the music scene of Colombia and Latin America in the early 1990s. Born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia, Shakira revealed many of her talents in school as a live performer, demonstrating her vocal ability with rock and roll, Latin and Middle Eastern influences with her own original twist on belly dancing.