Shakira's back and she's belly dancing on walls again, this time with Rihanna by her side. The pop stars unveiled the stunningly beautiful visuals for their collaboration, "Can't Remember to Forget You" and it's got us all talking.
"It's very reggae and it has a lot of the vintage feel at the same time," The Voice coach told VEVO News about her post-break up confessional. "That's why I thought that Rihanna would be the perfect feature in this song; her voice in this song is just unreal because she is reggae. I don't think I've ever heard a female singer deliver her lines in a reggae song with such authenticity, you know?"
The video, which features the pop divas lamenting about their "selective memory" as they dance their way through a mansion and its outdoor pool, was directed by Joseph Kahn, who worked with Rih Rih and Eminem for "Love the Way You Lie."
The song is the lead single from Shakira's self-titled, 10th studio album, expected Mar. 25 with more collaborations including Ne-Yo, "who's out of this world," she said.
Audio for the "Can't Remember to Forget You" was released Jan. 13, and it has so far climbed to No. 28 on the Billboard charts. Combine the rapidly rising chart success with the popularity of the single's Spanish language version and an Instagram post of her baby boy that garnered 2.1 million likes, Shakira has made a return to Billboard's Social 50 chart, which ranks "the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Myspace and Instagram." It's her first time atop the chart since this time last year.
This is her first album since 2010's Sale el Sol.
"I love proving to myself with every album that I can still do it," Shakira admitted, after saying that she "always suffers" through the creative process. But she's "extremely happy" with how her album came out. "It's always nerve-racking, it's always the same feeling, the same butterflies in your stomach. You never know how your body of work is going to be received ... [but] at the end of the day, I feel like I have an album that I wanted to have."
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