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Shakira smashes Facebook record, notches 100 million likes

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Facebook compiled some pretty surprising facts about Shakira’s fans too. 

Shakira is the first person to receive 100 million likes on Facebook. The Colombian singer took the time today to thank her fans, recording messages in both English and Spanish.

Facebook combed through all of the data it has on Shak’s fans—did you know Shakira sometimes refers to herself as “Shak”? —to put together a series of infographics.

Here are two of the more interesting revelations: Shakira’s most-liked post received 3.5 million likes in four days, and of those 100 million subscribers, 4,642 are also named Shakira.

There’s also video taking a look back at all of Shakira’s most-moving moments, as captured on Facebook—and a lot of Gerard Piqué.

Facebook did not respond to a request for comment.

H/T People | Image via Calcio Streaming/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Brendan O'Connor

Brendan O'Connor

Brendan O’Connor is a technology and politics reporter. In April 2016, he joined Gawker Media Group as a staff writer, where he covers the alt-right for its special projects desk.