Thursday, June 20, 2024

Shakira Hits 100 Million Likes on Facebook, Becomes Most Likable Woman in the World


I didn’t write this. The whole thing verbatim comes from the press release, which I liked so much because it’s so insane. In a good way. Shakira is the most likable woman in the world. I don’t know her, but I agree! Hips don’t lie!

The official Facebook page of multi-platinum, multi Grammy Award-winning global recording artist and activist Shakira has remarkably reached 100 million likes, making her the first person ever to reach this incredible milestone. With an impressive fan base spanning the entire globe, this achievement classifies Shakira as the “Most Likable Woman in the World.” Shakira’s most recent photo during her visit to Rio de Janeiro for her 2014 FIFA World Cup closing ceremony performance has already collected over 3.5 million likes in only four days, becoming her most liked Facebook Post to date.

“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 expresses. “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.”


Justin Osofsky, Facebook’s VP of Global Operations and Media Partnerships, also acknowledges this magnificent achievement. “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 recently gave an electrifying performance of her newest single, “La La La (Brazil 2014)” featuring Carlinhos Brown, at the closing ceremony of the FIFA World Cup™ on July 13, 2014. The single “La La La (Brazil 2014)” featuring Carlinhos Brown is available on ONE LOVE, ONE RHYTHM: THE OFFICIAL 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP™ALBUM. This marked the third time Shakira performed at the FIFA World Cup™, making her the first artist to have three consecutive performances at the global event.  Her hit song “Waka Waka” was the last official song of the FIFA World Cup™ in 2010, and she performed her smash “Hips Don’t Lie” at the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ in Berlin.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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