[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Shakira[/lastfm]‘s hips are not lying these days! The “Whenever, Whereever” singer is receiving quite the accolades this month. She’ll start her day making her mark on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and end it by receiving the Person of the Year Award at the Latin Grammys.
[photogallerylink id=71223 align=left]Since arriving on the US scene in 2001, Shakira has twisted and shook her hips right into our hearts. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce broke the news on their website just days ago where they detailed her work with children under her “Pies Descalzos” (Barefoot) Foundation, which she started at 18 and has recently opened its sixth school. According to the site, “The foundation provides education and nutrition to more than six thousand impoverished children in Colombia and is expanding its work to other countries, including newly-launched projects in Haiti and South Africa.”
Also notably, Shakira was named to the White House Education commission by President Obama, solidifying her status as a philanthropist and social activist.
She has become an advocate of education in a global perspective and has spoken to world leaders on the topic to advocate for social policy changes. She fights for every nation, not just her native Colombia. Her song “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” became the official theme song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
She introduced her music and culture to the American public, being the first person to sing a Spanish song on the MTV Video Music Awards in 2005 and has been a staple on dance floors all around the world with hits like “Hips Don’t Lie.”
Shakira has earned Grammys, Latin Grammys, Latin Billboard Awards and has even been nominated for a Golden Globe award. She may not just be the Latin Grammy person of the year, but perhaps the decade.
Not to mention, she is the highest selling Colombian artist of all-time. These are only parts of her extensive resume. Need I say more?
Don’t forget to check out her new album, a concert album, Shakira: Live From Paris,on Dec. 6.
Congratulations, Shakira, you deserve every bit of it!
“Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”
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