Shakira or Katy Perry?

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They're two of the most popular and prolific female superstars performing today. How well do know Katy Perry and Shakira? Take this quiz and find out.

Who said “My brain, I believe, is the most beautiful part of my body”?

With a reported IQ of 140, Shakira’s brain is certainly both smart and beautiful.

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Which woman passed Justin Bieber in 2013 to become the most followed Twitter user?

Perry tops the list for Twitter followers with 78.1 million, compared to Shakira, who has around 35.6 million followers (as of November 2015).

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Who has won five MTV Video Music Awards, two Grammy Awards, seven Billboard Music Awards and has been nominated for a Golden Globe?

In addition, Shakira has won an astonishing 28 Billboard Latin Music Awards.

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Both Katy Perry and Shakira have stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Which woman received her star first?

Shakira was given the honor of a Hollywood star in 2011; Katy Perry’s star became official in 2015.

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Which artist credits Freddie Mercury and Queen as one of her biggest musical influences?

Perry grew up in a strict Christian home and wasn’t allowed to listen to music except for gospel and Christian music. When she heard Queen at a friend’s house, it changed her ideas about music forever.

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Who was honored by the United Nations in 2006 for her humanitarian group, the Barefoot Foundation?

Founded in 1997 by Shakira, the Fundacion Pies Descalzos helps poor and impoverished children in her native Colombia.

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While we're on the topic of humanitarian efforts, who was named UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador in 2013?

With UNICEF, Perry traveled to Madagascar to bring attention to the situation of children in the tropical island country, one of the poorest in the world.

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Which woman holds the record of most-played pop song in a single week?

According to Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems, “Hips Don’t Lie” was the most-played pop song in a single week in American radio history. It was played 9,637 times in one week.

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Which superstar's third album achieved a feat that's only been accomplished once before by Michael Jackson?

Five singles from Perry's third album, "Teenage Dream," went straight to the top of the charts. Michael Jackson's 1987 album "Bad" is the only other album in history to also have five No. 1 hits.

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Who composed her first song at 8 years old and signed her first record deal at 13?

Shakira’s first five albums were recorded only in Spanish. It wasn’t until Shakira moved to Miami and learned English that she released her first English-language album, Laundry Service, in 2001.

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Which singer has also acted on television and lent her voice in film?

Perry is the voice of Smurfette in both “Smurfs” movies. She’s also had live appearances on the hit shows “How I Met Your Mother” and “The Simpsons”.

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Who co-owns Bonds Cay island in the Bahamas?

Shakira bought the 500-acre, undeveloped island in 2011 with Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters for $15 million, in the hopes of developing both luxury resorts and artist colonies.

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Who do the lyrics “Maybe the reason why all the doors are closed, so you can open one that leads you to the perfect road” belong to?

Perry’s empowering anthem “Firework” was nominated for Record of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance at the 54th Grammy Awards.

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Who has a 15-foot tall, 6-ton metal statue of herself erected in her hometown?

Shakira's hometown of Barranquilla, Colombia is so proud of their superstar, a statue in Shakira's likeness was unveiled in 2006.

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Which superstar’s fans go by a playful pet name?

Known as “KatyCats,” Perry’s fans embrace all things Perry -- including her own cat, which is named “Kitty Purry”.

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Who broke concert attendance records in Mexico?

In May 2007, Shakira gave a free concert at Mexico City’s central town square, called Zocalo. More than 210,000 people showed up, making it the biggest concert ever by a national and international artist in Mexico.

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Which singer is known for her quirky costumes, colorful hair and outrageous stage props while on tour?

On her two major concert tours -- California Dreams and the Prismatic World Tour -- Perry wowed audiences with loud, over-the-top and entertaining sights and sounds.

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Who said, “I want to push the envelope and I want to do something different and exciting and make people, keep them on their toes at all times.”?

Perry said this when asked how she separates herself from other female artists.

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Which singer has performed duets on albums with superstars such as Beyoncé, Santana, Alejandro Sanz and Wyclef Jean?

Shakira has collaborated with both American and Latino artists both on her albums and in live performances.

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Who was recently named Forbes’ Top-Earning Female Musician for 2015, earning more than $135 million in one year?

Perry earned the impressive title from her massively successful “Prismatic” world tour, a string of hit songs and a multitude of celebrity endorsements.

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Speaking of Forbes, which female celebrity made the magazine’s World’s Most Powerful Women list in 2013?

Ranked No. 52, Shakira appeared on the coveted list alongside Angelina Jolie and other female entertainers who ignite change and better others’ lives through humanitarian or philanthropic efforts.

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Who sang, “When the friends are gone, when the party's over / We will still belong to each other.”?

Shakira’s song “Underneath Your Clothes” is from her “Laundry Service” album and is one of her most popular songs in the U.S.

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Which woman has been part of a well-publicized feud with a fellow pop star?

Katy Perry and Taylor Swift seemed to be best friends since they met in 2008. In 2013, however, Swift accused Perry of luring three of her backup dancers back to her tour. The feud has been playing out on social media and in the two artists' music.

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Who recently became the face behind an app game by Rovio Entertainment?

The creators of Angry Birds teamed up with Shakira on the game “Love Rocks,” which features an animated Shakira hosting a puzzle game featuring matching jewels in exotic locations.

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Both superstars hold multiple Guinness Book of World Records. Who holds more?

While Shakira holds an impressive three records (for Three Consecutive Performances at the World Cup and First Person to Reach 100 million Likes on Facebook), Perry holds four (Best Start on U.S. Digital Chart by a Female Artist, First Female with Five No. 1 Singles from One Album, Most Twitter Followers and Most Viewed Super Bowl Halftime Performance).

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Who has been quoted saying, “Maybe the biggest change is that I think about the future more . . . when it comes to living, it's all about the present."

Quoted in <i>Ocean Drive Magazine</i> in 2014, Shakira spoke about becoming a mother and how it’s changed her outlook on life.

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Who topped YouTube’s Most Watched Video’s List for 2014?

Katy Perry’s single “Dark Horse” topped the list with more than 715 million views since its premiere in February of 2014. Shakira did make the list -- she captured the third and fourth spot with the songs “Can’t Remember to Forget” (more than 442 million views) and her World Cup anthem “La La La” (more than 418 million views).

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Whose third album was inspired by rock groups such as Nirvana, Aerosmith, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers?

In a strong departure from her teen-pop Latin style, Shakira's album "Pies Dezcalzos" ("Bare Feet") solidified her status as a superstar.

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Which woman helped deliver a baby in a living room?

Katy Perry's sister, Angela Hudson, had a water birth at a friend's home in 2014. Perry recorded everything on her phone to capture the event.

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Who sat in the big red chair on "The Voice" in 2013 and 2014, replacing Christina Aguilera?

Shakira was a judge on The Voice for two seasons. In 2014, Shakira cited family and career commitments when she announced she wouldn't be returning to the hit TV show.

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