Spanish tax authorities have charged pop singer Shakira with tax evasion for the years 2012,2013 and 2014.
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For the past few years, the Spanish government has been accused of targeting footballers for tax evasion, racking up allegations against such superstars like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Javier Mascherano. This week, things took a slightly different turn when Spanish tax authorities set their sights on the partner of FC Barcelona footballer Gerard Piqué. Granted, this isn’t just any WAG: Piqué’s partner is international pop singer Shakira. Spanish tax authorities have charged Shakira with tax evasion for the years 2012,2013 and 2014.
Shakira, whose full name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, was born in Colombia in 1977. Her debut album, Magia, hit the charts in 1990 when she was just 13 years old. Within a decade she had sold millions of albums and become a household name.
In 2010, Shakira recorded the catchy “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa),” which was the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. She met Piqué while filming the video for the song. The video has more than 2 billion views on YouTube. You can see it here:
(Fun fact: Piqué also made an appearance in Shakira’s follow-up World Cup 2014 song, “ La (Brazil). ”)
Within a few years, the pair were officially an item. Shakira gave birth to the couple’s first son in Barcelona in 2013.

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