Shakira becomes first artist to reach 100 million ‘likes’ on Facebook

Singer passes landmark milestone ahead of pop rivals

Shakira has become the first person ever to pass 100 million “likes” on Facebook.

The pop singer reached the milestone yesterday (July 17). Her latest accolade follows her most “liked” picture of all time on Facebook, when a photo of her visiting Rio de Janeiro for the 2014 FIFA World Cup closing ceremony picked up more than 3.5 million likes over just four days.

Issuing a statement to mark the moment, Shakira said: “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. Social media and specifically Facebook has helped myself and other artists bridge the gap between the stage and the audience.”