The most popular celebrity ever on Facebook (photos) (Video)
Sunday, 20 July 2014 - 10:51
Colombian singer Shakira has broken records to become the person with the most “liked” page on Facebook. With over 100 million likes, it is the second most-liked page behind Facebook’s own page.
Shakira joined Facebook in 2007 and has a comfortable lead on her fellow pop stars, trailed by Eminem (91.9 million), Rihanna (89.1 million), Michael Jackson (76.9 million) and Katy Perry (72.5 million).
A photo of the singer standing in the Maracanã football stadium in Brazil, where she performed at the closing ceremony of the World Cup 2014, has become her most popular post with 3.6 million likes.
Shakira released her 10th album this year, the self-titled Shakira, to positive critical reception, though it peaked at number 14 in the UK album charts. The album has received Diamond sales certification in her native Colombia however, with 200,000 units sold.
Speaking on the success of her social media page, Shakira said:
“I am honoured and humbled about reaching this milestone, because it’s one that’s purely about connecting with my fans from all parts of the globe. 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.”
Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook, wrote on Shakira’s wall, saying: “Congrats! What an amazing milestone for an amazing person.”
The singer had also set a Guinness World Record with this achievement,
---------------------------------------------------------- Singer Shakira has surpassed 100 million “likes” on Facebook.
The 100 million “likes” makes Shakira the most popular public figure on the website.
Her recent uptick in “likes” is thanks in large part to the World Cup theme song, which she performed.
An image of her performing the theme song, “La La La,” before the World Cup Final garnered more than 3.5 million “likes” on the social media site in just four days.