After months of anticipation and excitement, global superstar Shakira unleashes one of the hottest albums of 2017—her eleventh full-length record, “El Dorado“.
As soon as it went on sale, this 13-song musical treasure claimed the #1 spot on the digital stores’ “Overall Top Albums” chart. El Dorado is powered by a series of massive hits. This week, both the most recent single “Me Enamoré” and “Chantaje” [feat. Maluma] have simultaneously climbed to the Top 5 of the Billboard “Hot Latin Songs” chart.
In just a week, the music video for “Me Enamoré”, which the artist co-directed with Jaume de Laiguana, racked up over 41.4 million YouTube/VEVO views, while Spotify streams surpass 28 million and counting. Watch the official music video for “Me Enamoré” here.
That tracklisting is a true powerhouse. El Dorado boasts “La Bicicleta” (The Bicycle), a shimmering fusion of urban and Colombian vallenato music in collaboration with Carlos Vives which held #1 on the Billboard “Latin Airplay” chart for 25 weeks and was certified 5x Platinum in Spain. Meanwhile, “Chantaje” (Blackmail) feat. Maluma generated over 1.1 billion views on YouTube, becoming “one of the platform’s biggest Latin hits in history,” reached #1 on the “Latin Airplay” chart, and has been certified 16x platinum by RIAA. Simultaneously, “Deja vu” with Prince Royce soared to #1 on the Billboard “Tropical Songs” chart. Now, “Me Enamoré” (I Fell in Love), paints a picture of true love, sharing her own story with Spanish soccer star Gerard Piqué.
The full track listing for “El Dorado” is as follows:
- Me Enamoré
- Chantaje (feat. Maluma)
- When a Woman
- Perro Fiel (feat. Nicky Jam)
- Trap (feat. Maluma)
- Comme moi (feat. Black M)
- Coconut Tree
- La Bicicleta (feat. Carlos Vives)
- Deja vu (feat. Prince Royce)
- What We Said (feat. Magic!) [Comme moi English version]
El Dorado is her first predominantly Spanish-language album since Sale el Sol (2010) and her first studio release since her self-titled 2014 album. El Dorado marks an impressive return from an artist who has captivated audiences worldwide beginning when she was just 18 with Pies Descalzos, which exploded across Latin America, Laundry Service in 2001, which cemented her crossover into the global and anglo markets, record-breaking hits such as “Hips Don’t Lie“, “La Tortura“, and “Waka waka“—and she shows no signs of slowing down with this latest musical venture, sonically rich and as always, a fusion of world sounds and signature “Shakira” tracks.
Over the course of her career, Colombian singer-songwriter and GRAMMY® winner Shakira has sold over 60 million records worldwide and has won numerous awards including two GRAMMYs®, eight 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 900 million views on Vevo to date. It was followed up by the seductive track “Chantaje” (Blackmail) feat. Maluma. With over 1.1 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.
Buy ‘’El Dorado’’ here.
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