Well deserved! We'll clap for this!
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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