Shakira Hollywood Walk of Fame
Grammy-winning Colombian pop star Shakira now has a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She received a star on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame during a ceremony in which she was accompanied by her parents and hundreds of fans.
On Tuesday, Shakira Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony were surrounded by hundreds of screaming, flag-waving fans. She unveiled her sidewalk star in front of the W Hollywood Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard. She is the 2,454th celebrity recognized along Hollywood’s avenue of dreams, and dedicated the honor to all of her fans and supporters and the Hispanic community in the United States in particular.
Shakira Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony comes on the eve another tribute on Wednesday in Las Vegas, where the Latin Recording Academy will honor her as its 2011 Person of the Year at a tribute dinner and concert at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. The celebration precedes the Latin Grammy Awards extravanganza, which will be held Thursday at the adjacent Mandalay Bay Events Center.
Shakira deserves the star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She is one of those artists who has done much for charities, for children, for the environment. She regularly spends time with her charities, speaks about her goodwill work and is thankfully someone who is welcomed by many international organizations. Her music isn’t bad either.
Shakira, born Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll in Barranquilla, Colombia, was just 14 when she released her first album, “Magia.” Her popularity rose in Latin America and Spain with the 1995 release of “Pies Descalzos” and the 1998 release of her album “Donde Estan los Ladrones?” In 2001, she sold more than 13 million copies worldwide of her first English language album “Laundry Service,” which contained the hit single “Whenever, Whereever.”
Her best-known hit singles include “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa), the official song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa; “Hips Don’t Lie,” with Haitian rapper Wyclef Jean; and “La Tortura,” a duet with Spanish pop star Alejandro Sanz.