Hottie, hip swinging, pop Latin singer Shakira first set foot on stage at age 10 in her hometown of Barranquilla, Colombia and had cut her second album for Columbia Records by age 13. But it wasn’t until Sony allowed her to produce her own album in 1995, Pies Descalzos, that her music took off around the world, propelled by her own creative instincts, and achieved platinum status in 1996. The rest of her rise to fame is history and by 2014, Forbes listed her as number 58 of the World’s Most Powerful Women. Now living in Barcelona, Spain with her partner, Spanish soccer star Gerard Piqué and their son, they are expecting their second child. Shakira, now 35, has received 320 music awards from 470 nominations, including two Grammy Awards, eight Latin Grammy Awards, 28 Peoples Choice Awards and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She is also heavily involved in philanthropic activities through charity work and charity concerts. In addition to her charity work and being a new mom, Shakira has been a coach on NBC’s The Voice for the 2012 and 2014 seasons. As with many young Latin stars, Shakira moved to Miami in the late 1990s, buying a house in 2001 at the edge of Biscayne Bay for $3.38 million. When she first arrived in Miami she was working with record producer Emilio Estefan, husband of Cuban-born singer Gloria Estefan, and released Dónde Están los Ladrones? (Where are the Thieves?) in 1998.
Since Shakira now considers Europe her home base, she is selling her Miami Beach residence. Having gone on and off the market with prices ranging from over $14 million to $13 million to the current price of $12.99 million, Shakira’s Miami bayfront house is now back on the market as an unpublicized pocket listing after previously having much publicized bad luck with her former listing agent. Situated with views of the Miami skyline and lights of the Julia Tuttle Causeway, the six-bedroom, nine-bath, 8,400-square foot two-story home sits on a half-acre lot only two blocks from the Miami Golf Club greens.
Located on a street popular with many celebrities such as Matt Damon, Cher, Billy Joel and Jennifer Lopez, after buying the property, Shakira completely renovated the two-story house into a Zen oasis with light hardwood floors throughout, an updated kitchen with high-end appliances and gym. It has a fireplace for the rare chilly night and an attached two-car garage framed by crimson bougainvillea. Rooms are large and airy and filled with sunlight. She added a wooden deck around the pool area with open air dining pavilion with built-in bar and an entire three-bedroom wing measuring 1,663 square feet. Surrounded by tall privacy hedges and an iron entry gate, the property meets the privacy requirements sought by celebrities. For more information.
Live Miami Beach-style on a street chosen by many a celebrity, in the estate being sold by Columbian super songstress, Shakira. Priced at $12.99 million.