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Shakira makes Facebook history with 100 million profile 'likes'

Latin superstar Shakira has been become the first person on Facebook.com to rack up 100 million 'likes' on her profile page.

The Hips Don't Lie hitmaker hit the social networking milestone on Thursday (17Jul14), four days after she dazzled fans by performing at the soccer World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Only Facebook's own brand page and the profile for its mobile app have scored more 'likes'.

Shakira, who toppled Rihanna as the queen of Facebook in March (14) - with 86.8 million followers, celebrated the new achievement by releasing a statement which reads: "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."

Shakira, who is rumored to be pregnant with her second child, also boasts one of the top 10 most liked Facebook photos in the site's history - a snap of herself smiling as she holds her son Milan on the field at the World Cup's big game last Sunday (13Jul14) has been 'liked' by more than 3.5 million devotees.

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