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Shakira Hits 50 Million Facebook Fans

Posted: 05/11/2012 6:07 pm Updated: 05/11/2012 6:08 pm

If her newly released music video for her song "Addicted To You"--which is quite possibly her sexiest video ever-- doesn't prove Shakira is a pop-star, perhaps her Facebook page will. Today the Colombian singer hit a new milestone-- she reached 50 million (yes, million) Facebook fans.

Shakira posted a photo on her Facebook fan page where she's wearing a birthday hat and holding a sign that reads "50 million". She writes "Wow! 50 million fans on Facebook. This is incredible. Thanks so much for all the love! Un beso. Shak."

The singer was ranked as No. four of Facebook's 15 Most Popular People by Huffington Post in March. Lady Gaga came in at n third place and Rihanna placed second. Eminem topped the list at number one.

Other Hispanic celebrities with large number of followers are Selena Gomez with 29 million, Enrique Iglesias with 29 million and Jennifer Lopez with 12 million. But hitting 50 million followers, Shakira most definitely takes the lead.

Some Of Shakira's Best Moments:

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  • At The Summit Of The Americas 2012

    Colombian singer Shakira performs the Colombian National Anthem during the opening remarks of the Summit of the Americas at the Julio Cesar Turbay Ayala Convention Center in Cartagena, Colombia, April 14, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Shakira at the NRJ Music Awards in Cannes

  • Supporting Hand Over Of Land Titles To Marginalized Communities

    Colombian singer Shakira holds a child during an event to hand over land titles to representatives of the Afro-Colombian community at the Plaza de San Pedro in Cartagena, Colombia on April 15, 2012. The land restititution is an attempt by Colombia to recognized marginalized communities who were forced from their land by armed groups. US President Barack Obama attended the event. AFP PHOTO/Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Receiving Her Medal

    Colombian singer Shakira poses with France's minister for Culture and Communication Frederic Mitterrand after being awarded with the medal of knight of the Order of Arts and Letters on January 28, 2012 in the French southern city of Cannes.

  • Shakira and Piqué

    Shakira arrives with Pique to the FIFA Ballon d'Or award at the Kongresshaus in Zurich.

  • At the 2011 Grammy Awards

    Colombian musician Shakira claims her award for Best Female Pop Vocal Album during the 12th Annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada in November 2011.

  • Shakira and Sofia

    Colombian actress Sofia Vergara presents Colombian singer Shakira with the Person of the Year Award onstage during the 12th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards.

  • 2011 Person Of The Year Award

    Honoree Shakira performs during at the 2011 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year award ceremony.

  • Shakira Honored On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

    Shakira is honored on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame in November 2011 in Hollywood, California.

  • Shakira at White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics

    Shakira took part in the President's Advisory Commission of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics in Washington in October 2011.

Also on HuffPost:

Facebook's 15 Most Popular People: Celebrity Pages With The Most Likes:
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