Colombian singer Shakira has been declared as the person with the most “liked” page on Facebook.
According to a statement released by Facebook on Monday, 21 July, 2014, with over 100 million likes, Shakira’s Facebook account is the second most-liked page behind Facebook’s own page.
It was gathered that 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 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.