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Shakira Named Harvard's Artist Of The Year

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Well deserved! We'll clap for this!

Harvard University announced this morning that Colombian singer, songwriter, and philanthropist Shakira has been named their 2011 Artist of the Year by the school's foundation. Gorgeous!

S. Allen Counter, director of the Harvard Foundation, released a statement, explaining their choice, saying:

“The students and faculty of the Harvard Foundation are honored to present multiplatinum artist Shakira with the 2011 Artist of the Year award. Her contributions to music and distinguished history of creativity have been applauded by people throughout the world, and she is greatly admired worldwide for her humanitarian efforts through her Barefoot Foundation.”

Honestly, she is such a beautiful person, inside and out. They really couldn't have picked anyone better to honor.

Shakira will be awarded the foundation’s most prestigious honor at the annual Cultural Rhythms award ceremony on Feb. 26.

Congrats, BB! Put it right next to all your Grammys!

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17 comments to “Shakira Named Harvard's Artist Of The Year”

  1. 6one9 says – reply to this



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    Shakira supports illegal immigration. Fuck Shakira up her ass!

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    Re: Eldridge Cleaver – god your like a broken record.

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    I don't hate her, I dont have anything against her, but being completely honest she doesn't make quality music.. she is just very commercial, but she is NOT an artist

  5. 5

    Re: AttFinch – Stalk much?

  6. 6

    I think she is SO beautiful and talented, and if anyone deserves this award I would say she does!

  7. 7

    Did she even go to Harvard? I thought that was the point of honoring someone.

  8. 8

    yay!! Perez spelled Colombia right! I'm so glad :)

  9. 9

    that's great if you like to honor people who steal their musical ideas from anyone and everyone.

  10. auds says – reply to this


    I'm confused, WHAT did she even DO this past year? Not much, that's what. Harvard is just giving out awards to anyone who'll give them publicity.

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    excuse me, but what the hell is harvard doing handing out awards to music artists?

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    Re: Eldridge Cleaver – Who cares? No one but you. Loser.

    She is gorgeous, talented, and a caring lovely person.

    Congrats to Shakira on her award.

  13. 13

    Re: puck880 – She has been writing her own music since she was 8, she has like 11 albums and has collaborated with many artists

  14. 14

    Re: audsRe: squidgen – Umm she has released 2 albums within the past 2 years and is currently on her world tour, on top of that she has time to help the poor.

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    Re: Eldridge Cleaver – only boring dumb fucks like you.

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    Re: audsRe: audsRe: audsRe: auds – im confused too! what did she do the past year? ohhh yes, i remeber now! she was all arround the world promoting education for children, and building schools with her fundation! is TOO much for u when u try to write Harvard without mistakes, they choosed not a singer, but an Artist. alguien que habla 5 idiomas y tiene sensibilidad de artista. y si alcanzaste a traducir esto con tu traductor de google, te felicito, pero Harvard no da premios por eso ;)