January 22, 2014


Shakira Promises "Rock, Folk, Reggae & Dance" on Self-Titled Album

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Kevin Mazur/WireImage for T-Mobile

A lot has happened to Shakira since she released her last studio album in 2010: She separated from her partner of 11 years, started dating soccer star Gerard Pique, gave birth to a baby boy, took over for Christina Aguilera on The Voice for one season, successfully fought off a $100 million lawsuit from her ex and dropped a killer collabo with Rihanna.

So even though self-titled albums have become a recent, admittedly boring trend (Britney Jean, Beyonce, Paramore), Shakira can be excused for deciding to title her 10th studio album simply Shakira.

"Throughout the course of creating this body of work, I learned a lot about myself," Shakira wrote on Facebook. "I am sometimes extremely sensitive, sometimes upbeat, others dreamy and romantic, and even at times a little melodramatic. (Call it the Caribbean blood.) But always authentic and always sincere. Most importantly, I am enough. Imperfections and all. So what I am offering you now is just that."

The Colombian pop star promises the music on Shakira will be as eclectic as the range of emotions she felt while recording it and "rediscovering" herself. "[It's] a little bit of rock, a little bit of folk, a little reggae and naturally some dance—but as always, and above all, a lot of heart."

Shakira drops March 25. In the meantime, listen to her reggae-flavored Rihanna collabo "Can't Remember to Forget You" below.