Shakira Becomes ‘Most Liked’ Female on Facebook With 100 Million Likes
If Shakira ever feels the need to connect with her fans, all she needs to do is log onto Facebook. The 37-year-old Colombian singer is the first female celebrity to hit 100 million likes, which makes her the “most liked” female personality on the social network site.
“I am honored and humbled about reaching this milestone, because it’s one that’s purely about connecting with my fans from all parts of the globe,” Shakira said in a released statement. “Social media and specifically Facebook has helped myself and other artists bridge the gap between the stage and the audience. We’ve been able to create a conversation, where both artists and fans can share with one another their thoughts, achievements, the most important moments of their lives in photographs and videos, and have a real, ongoing dialogue.”
Said Justin Osofsky, Facebook’s VP of Global Operations and Media Partnerships: “The combination of Shakira’s global appeal, her authentic engagement with fans and her use of Facebook as a multi-media platform has positioned her to achieve the incredible milestone of 100M fans.”
Shakira released her self-titled album in March and announced a few days ago that she is pregnant again.