Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll; (born February 2, 1977), known mononymously as Shakira, is a Colombian singer-songwriter who emerged in the music scene of Colombia and Latin America in the early 1990s. Born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia, Shakira began performing in school, demonstrating her vocal ability with rock and roll, Latin and Arabic influences with her own original twist on belly dancing. Shakira is a native Spanish speaker and also speaks fluent English and Portuguese as well as some Italian, French, Catalan and Arabic.
“Je l’aime à mourir” (English: I love her to death) is a French-language song written by Francis Cabrel. It is taken from his second hugely album Les Chemins de traverse released in 1979 that sold over 600,000 copies in France. The single “Je l’aime à mourir” became a hit single for Francis Cabrel in France,Quebec (Canada), Europe and internationally. In France the single sold 500,000 copies, making it to the top of the French Singles & Airplay Chart Reviews, staying at number one for five consecutive weeks (charts of 7, 14, 21 and 28 September and 6 October 1979). The single became the most sold Cabrel single ever.
Watch Shakira singing Je L’aime a Mourir Live in Paris in Spanish and French: