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Music Review: Shakira - El Dorado

Music Review: Shakira - El Dorado
Hips don’t lie. Shakira proved that with her infectious, Latin-flavored dance hits that have helped make her an international superstar. Truth is, the Colombian diva certainly knows how to get hips-a-shaking. Married to Spanish soccer star Gerard Piqué, with whom she has two sons, the 40-year-old Shakira isn’t stopping on her 11th studio. Sung mostly in Spanish with several English tracks, El Dorado kicks off with “Me Enamore (I Fell in Love),” a clip-clopping slice of pop electronica about the romance that led to her marriage. Then Shakira due...
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Shakira - Shakira

altThe world’s hottest Hispanic star has a full plate outside of music: along with running her educational foundation, she regularly meets with global leaders and gives talks to Harvard and Oxford students. But it wasn’t Shakira’s activism that held up her 10th album, but the birth of her son, Milan, with Spanish soccer star Gerard Pique. The Colombian singer pays tribute to baby and boyfriend on her guitar ballad “23,” which she dedicates to the FC Barcelona star and includes the gurgling sound of their newborn. Elsewhere, Shakira aims for a coun...
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