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Shakira named Latin Grammy Person of the Year

The Associated Press, Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 9:18pm (PST)

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Her hips don't lie and neither do her massive album sales.

International pop star Shakira was honored as the 2011 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year in Las Vegas Wednesday night.

The 34-year-old Colombian singer was recognized at a tribute dinner attended by some of Latin music's biggest stars, including Venezuelan crooner Franco De Vita, Mexican rocker Alejandra Guzmán and salsa legend Gilberto Santa Rosa.

Shakira has sold more than 60 million albums in Spanish and English and is the youngest person to receive the Latin Recording Academy's most prestigious award. Previous honorees include Carlos Santana, Gloria Estefan and Ricky Martin.

The "Hips Don't Lie" singer is up for three awards, including album of the year, at the 12th Annual Latin Grammy Awards Thursday night in Las Vegas.

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