Shakira Becomes Most Popular On Facebook

By Staff  |  07/18/2014


Facebook has a new leader: it's Shakira.

The international pop star Shakira has topped 100 million likes on Facebook, making her the most popular public figure on the social network, following the success of her hit song "La La La (Brazil 2014)," used for this summer's 2014 FIFA World Cup.

She posted a thank-you video Friday (July 18) for her Facebook fan, which had been liked more than 162,000 people within one hour.

"Social media, and specifically Facebook, has helped myself and other artists bridge the gap between the stage and the audience"” Shakira said in statement.

On Youtube, the video for "La La La" has been viewed more than 236 million times.

Despite the huge number on Facebook, Shakira has a lesser number of Twitter followers of 26.1 million.