Shakira to Receive Star in Hollywood Walk of Fame

Shakira’s legacy will live on indefinitely in Hollywood now that the “Rabiosa” singer will be honored with a star on its Walk of Fame on later this month.

The Colombian superstar is scheduled to have her name cemented in the legendary walkway on Nov. 8, just hours before receiving the ‘Person of the Year' accolade as part of the 2011 Latin Grammys ceremony the next day for her philanthropic contributions.

She joins fellow Latinas Christina Aguilera and Penélope Cruz, who also have a star in the Walk of Fame.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce posted the news on its website Tuesday, adding a detailed biography of the Shakira, which includes background information on her non-profit organization “Pies Dezcalsos” and her newest accomplishment—being chosen by President Barack Obama as his Latin American education ambassador.

It also pointed out that Shakira is “the highest-selling Colombian artist of all time.”

The ceremony is set to take place across the street from the W Hollywood Hotel in the popular Hollywood and Vine corner.

Earlier this year, Shakira also received an award from Harvard University.

The award, a medal with Harvard president Drew Faust’s signature encrypted on it, was presented at the Annual Cultural Rhythms ceremony.

“The students and faculty of the Harvard Foundation are honored to present multi- platinum artist Shakira with the 2011 Artist of the Year award,” S. Allen Counter, director of the Harvard Foundation, told the Harvard Gazette.

“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,” he added.

Shakira will become the youngest person to ever be honored at the upcoming ‘Person of the Year Gala’ event the eve of the Latin Grammys, in Las Vegas.

She follows in the footsteps of famous Latinos like Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin and Placido Domingo have received this honor in past years.

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