Shakira To Announce New Album On March 22

BY Nii Ogbamey Tetteh February 16, 2024 10:46 AM EDT

If you miss Shakira’s music, then get ready for a special treat sometime soon as the Queen of Latin music returns, next month, with her eleventh studio album.

The sensational performer and Hips Don’t Lie hitmaker, disclosed this on her X (Twitter) handle recently. The compilation, titled Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran, comes as a follow-up to her 2017 project album, known as El Dorado.

The 16-track project, according to the celebrated singer, would be ready on Friday, March 22, 2024, featuring seven previous singles.

“My new album is one I created together with all of you, my pack of shewolves, who were there for me every step of the way.

“Making this body of work has been an alchemical process.  While writing each song, I was rebuilding myself. While singing them, my tears transformed into diamonds, and my vulnerability into strength,” she wrote on X (Twitter).

Music enthusiasts have welcomed the new project, saying they can’t wait to hear her beautiful melodies again. “Shakira is a lovely singer. I was just 10 when I started listening to her… Are you old fan or new tell?” one of her followers wrote.

Shakira has had a successful music career, selling millions of records worldwide, and continues to inspire many young music talents. Her rendition of Waka Waka as theme song for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, is still fresh on the minds of her fans, especially in Africa.

The singer and actress has also starred in a number of movies, apart from philanthropy through her Pies Descalzos Foundation.

In 2016, she was a voice actress in the animated movie Zootopia, voicing a character named Gazelle and singing a song titled Try Everything.

As an influential female artiste, Shakira is celebrated for opening the doors of the international market for other Latin artistes. She has a catalogue of 145 songs, and has sold over 95 million records. Billboard reported that, as of 2023, she is the best-selling female Latin artist of all time.

She has received numerous awards, including three Grammy Awards, fourteen Latin Grammy Awards, five MTV Video Music Awards, and many others.