Shakira awarded Harvard medal

The singer is named Artist Of The Year by top US university

"La Loca" has been awarded the prestigious award for her music and humanitarian work.

Shakira will receive her medal on February 26th during the university's Cultural Rhythms Festival at Sanders Theatre in Cambridge, Massachussets.

Previous celebrities awarded the medal have included Will Smith, Halle Berry, Matt Damon, Wyclef Jean and Jackie Chan.