Shakira pre-orders available for self-titled album

Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and global recording artist Shakira announces that the pre-order is available now for her forthcoming self-titled album Shakira by revealing another song from her album entitled “Empire.”

Her forthcoming studio album Shakira is set for release March 25th on RCA/Sony Latin Iberia and is available for pre-order at select retailers including Amazon. Shakira fans may pre order the new CD that contains three exclusive tracks at and fans may pre-order the new digital album at iTunes and receive the new track “Empire” instantly.

Shakira’s current single and video “Can’t Remember to Forget You” featuring Rihanna is available now via RCA Records/Sony Latin Iberia and has skyrocketed online with over 150 million views and counting, and the single is being played on over 200 US radio stations.

Shakira is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on her album, working with a who’s who list of top collaborators including John Hill (Santigold, Jay Z, The Vaccines), Kid Harpoon (Florence + The Machine, Calvin Harris), Greg Kurstin (P!nk, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry), Steve Mac (Kelly Clarkson, One Direction), Mark Bright (Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts), Busbee (P!nk, Lady Antebellum, Katy Perry), The Messengers (Pitbull, Chris Brown, Christina Aguilera) and fellow The Voice TV judge, country superstar Blake Shelton.

In other Shakira news, the Latin superstar is involved in opening the Pies Descalzos Foundation school in Lomas del Peye, Colombia benefiting more than 6,000 children and young people throughout the country.

Shakira states, “A new school and community center that will become a motor of change and development for Cartagena.”

This school and community center spans 8,000 square meters and 55 rooms distributed among early childhood, primary, secondary, and specialized classrooms, as well as a cafeteria, library, and sports facilities. It also boasts a staff of 34 teachers under the direction of Father Alfonso Moreno Grau. This educational institution seeks to implement a new way of operating, wherein the diocese of Cartagena along with the archbishop Jorge Enrique Jimenez will be at the head of the school administration. It’s a model in which the responsibility is shared amongst three sectors and alliances: the archdiocese, the mayor of Cartagena, and the Pies Descalzos Foundation.

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Author: Buddy Iahn

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