Hips Recognized for Truthfulness, Philanthropy

February 26, 2011 at 6:12 PM Leave a comment

The Boston Herald reports that the Harvard Foundation has awarded pop superstar Shakira its 2011 Artist of the Year award.

Foundation director S. Allen Counter says the Latin music artist, who has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, was honored for her “distinguished history of creativity,” as well as for her charitable contributions.

The singer founded the Barefoot Foundation, which aims to improve education and nutrition for poor children in her native Colombia.

In case any readers are cynical enough to wonder if fame plays a greater part than artistry in Harvard’s recipient selection process, please note that previous winners include Jackie Chan and Will Smith.

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