Shakira Is Facebook's Most Popular Person After Achieving 100 Million 'Likes'
The 37 year-old songstress is "honored and humbled" about becoming Facebook's most popular person because she can connect with "fans from all parts of the globe."
Shakira's popularity is at an all-time high!
On Friday (July 18th), the Columbian-born singer was named as the most 'liked' person on Facebook after becoming friends with 100 million users.
The Grammy Award-winning recording artist thanked all her fans for their support shortly after achieving the accolade.
Shakira is the most popular person on Facebook
"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," she said in a statement.
"Social media and specifically Facebook has helped myself and other artists bridge the gap between the stage and the audience," she added. "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."
Shakira also uploaded a short video to the social media site, in which she said, "100 million friends on Facebook, I mean that is incredible. Thank you so much for your support, for your loyalty, for your love...It's really unbelievable, thank you so much.
The 37 year-old singer saw a rapid increase in people liking her official page recently, after uploading a photo of herself attending the 2014 World Cup closing ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, she was liked 3.5 million times over a four day period.
Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO and founder of Facebook, also commented on the achievement. "Congrats!" he wrote in a comment on Shakira's page, "what an amazing milestone for an amazing person."