Did you know?: Shakira first artiste to get 100 million ‘likes’ on Facebook

The singer feels blessed and took time out for a special thanks to her loyal fans on Facebook.

July 20, 2014

Singer Shakira has garnered 100 million ‘likes’ on her Facebook page. The singer is honoured and humbled about reaching this milestone. To honour her achievement, the singer posted a retrospective video of her notable Facebook moments over the years, which included her charity work, album covers, a baby bump photo and snapshots of her son, Milan, as well as a video thanking her fans for their support.

“I can interact meaningfully with [fans] on a regular basis and the response is immediate,” she said, reported the Huffington Post.  “[Having the most popular Facebook page] is something I never necessarily anticipated but it was a really welcoming and heart-warming surprise,” she added.

The singer feels blessed and took time out for a special thanks to her loyal fans on Facebook. “100 million fans 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,” she said in a video she posted.

The Colombian singer-songwriter has set a new world record and praises social media for giving a platform to fans and artistes to exchange thoughts, ideas and moments.  “Social media, specifically Facebook has helped me and other artistes bridge the gap between the stage and the audience,” she said.

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO, was also impressed and commented on the singer’s page, saying, “Congrats! What an amazing milestone for an amazing person,” reported People magazine. 

Published in The Express Tribune, July 21st, 2014.

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