SHAKIRA RELEASES NEW SINGLE “ME GUSTA”
WITH ANUEL AA
- Genre : Pop
- Type: News
- Author : Team ARTISTdirect
- Date : Mon, 13 Jan 2020
Today, multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, philanthropist, and global recording artist Shakira released her new single “Me Gusta”. The new track is a collaboration with Puerto Rican rapper and singer, Anuel AA. The release of the Spanish language song comes ahead of Shakira’s highly anticipated Super Bowl LIV halftime show performance.
“Me Gusta” follows a momentous few months for the Colombian superstar, who wrapped the year with an epic performance at the Davis Cup, featuring a medley of her hits. November saw the theatrical release of Shakira in Concert: El Dorado World Tour, a one-night global cinema event, documenting her acclaimed El Dorado World Tour, which was accompanied by a live album. Shakira In Concert: El Dorado World Tour will premiere on HBO® Friday, January 31st.
Over the course of her career, Colombian singer-songwriter and GRAMMY® winner Shakira has sold over 80 million records worldwide and has won numerous awards including three GRAMMYs®, eleven Latin GRAMMYs®, and several World Music Awards, American Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards, to name a few. She is the only artist from South America to have a number one song in the US, and has had four of the 20 top-selling hits of the last decade.
At the age of 18, she founded the Pies Descalzos (Barefoot) Foundation which currently provides education and nutrition to over six thousand impoverished children in Colombia and is expanding its work to other countries, including newly launched projects in Haiti and South Africa.
In October 2011, Shakira was named a member of President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. Shakira served as coach on the 4th and 6th season of "The Voice," NBC's hit reality vocal competition series that searches for the nation's best voice.
Her tenth studio album "Shakira" was released in 2014, featuring hits such as "Can’t Remember to Forget You," with Rihanna and "La La La (Brazil 2014)" which she performed at the finals of Fifa's World Cup 2014 in Brazil. In 2016, she starred as Gazelle in Disney’s record-breaking film "Zootopia," as well as contributing to its soundtrack with "Try Everything". In June, she launched "La Bicicleta" with fellow Colombian artist Carlos Vives, which broke records in Colombia when it remained #1 for 18 consecutive weeks and spent 13 weeks at #1 in Spain, as well as reaching #1 on US Latin iTunes. The video, shot in Shakira and Carlos’s hometowns of Barranquilla and Santa Marta, respectively, has over 1 billion views on Vevo to date. It was followed up by the seductive track "Chantaje" (Blackmail) feat. Maluma. With over 2 billion views on YouTube, it is one of the platform’s biggest Latin hits in history. It also reached #1 on the "Latin Airplay" chart and was certified Double Platinum in Spain. Shakira recently released her 11th studio album, "El Dorado" which was recorded primarily in Spanish. Upon release, the album charted #1 on iTunes in 37 Countries, won Best Pop Vocal Album at the 2017 Latin Grammy Awards, and Best Latin Pop Album at the 2018 Grammy Awards. It has also been 14X RIAA platinum certified in the US. With over 8 billion streams, it is one of the most-streamed female albums of all time. In November 2018 she wrapped her hugely successful El Dorado World Tour. 2019 saw the release of the concert film Shakira in Concert: El Dorado World Tour, which was shown in cinemas worldwide for a one-night global event and was accompanied by Shakira In Concert: El Dorado World Tour Live Album. She is currently working on new music and on February 2nd will perform at Super Bowl LIV at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.