Shakira Wins Harvard Award
Mon, 28 Feb 2011 09:40:03
The Associated Press reports that hip-shaking singer and philanthropist Shakira has been honored by Harvard University. The Harvard Foundation, the university's center for intercultural arts and science initiatives, gave Shakira its 2011 Artist of the Year award on Saturday.
Congrats to the singer on nabbing such a prestigious honor.
Foundation director S. Allen Counter says the Latin music artist, who has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, was honored for her "distinguished history of creativity," as well as for her charitable contributions. Upon accepting the award, Shakira asked Harvard students to work harder to improve education in developing countries.
Shakira founded the Barefoot Foundation to provide education and nutrition to children in impoverished areas of her native Colombia. She is also a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador.
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