She has won numerous awards for her musical talents, and now the 34-year-old Columbian superstar Shakira has been recently named Harvard’s Artist of Year. Aside from her contributions as singer of such hits like Hips Don’t Lie and She Wolf, Shakira has been rewarded by the Harvard Foundation because its students and faculty find her, “contributions to music and distinguished history of creativity have been applauded by people throughout the world,” and along with her musical endeavors, Shakira’s charitable work has also made her, “greatly admired worldwide for her humanitarian efforts through her Barefoot Foundation.”
Establishing the Barefoot Foundation when she was only 18, Shakira has used the foundation to open six schools through it with the prime goal to ensure that every child has the basic right to obtain a quality education. Along with her charitable work through her foundation, Shakira has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2003 and has been helping children within impoverished areas such as Haiti. Shakira joins an impressive list of recipients like Salma Hayek, Will Smith, Matt Damon, and Sharon Stone. Congrats on the distinguishable award, Shakira, you honestly deserve it with all that traveling and work you do and while shaking your hip too.