Grammy-winning Colombian singer, Shakira, now has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In a ceremony Tuesday, surrounded by hundreds of fans, Shakira's star unveiled in front of the W Hollywood Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard. It is the star of the 2454 Hollywood along the way.
"It's incredible," said the singer and activist. "I want to thank you all." Shakira says she remembers being on that path as a tourist when he was 7 years old accompanied by his mother who said, "Shaki, one day you will have your own star sign here."
"If someone heard the conversation, they would think him crazy," said Shakira, is flanked by his parents at the ceremony. Ceremony for 34-year-old singer took place at night as a tribute to her Latin Grammy Person of the Year in Las Vegas. Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll was born in Barranquilla, Colombia. Shakira was 14 years old when he released his first album, Magia.
Its popularity increased in Latin America and Spain with the release of Pies Descalzos in 1995 and released his album Donde Estan los Ladrones? in 1998. In 2001, he sold more than 13 million copies worldwide for his first English language album Laundry Service, which contained her hit: Whenever, Wherever.
She won his first Grammy when "MTV Unplugged" was selected as the best Latin pop album. "Donde Estan los Ladrones?" won the Grammy as album rock / alternative best Latin. Shakira has spent millions of dollars to fight poverty and provide education for the poor through her Foundation Pies Descalzos.
Shakira's star dedicated to fans who think he "had to listen, support, and understand my music for years," and to Hispanics in the U.S. that he was praised as a "community of work and dream every day to make this a better country" .
A committee chose celebrities who qualify get the Walk of Fame star, and those who receive it pay a fee of U.S. $ 30 thousand.