International pop star Shakira is officially the most popular person on online social networking platform Facebook, with over a 100 million 'likes' for any public figure.
Shakira's global appeal, her posts, interactions with fans and her overall personality, have managed to win her the 100 million-plus likes. To celebrate this milestone, she posted a video on her page thanking her fans.
"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," Shakira said in a statement issued on behalf of Facebook.
She believes social media and specifically Facebook has helped herself and other artists bridge the gap between the stage and the audience.
"We've been able to create a conversation, where both artists and fans can share with one another their thoughts, achievements, the most important moments of their lives in photographs and videos, and have a real, ongoing dialogue" said the 37-year-old crooner.
She often takes to the social networking site to thank her fans and communicate with them.