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Shakira Releases 'Nunca Me Acuerdo' in Spanish: Listen

January 24, 2014

Staff Reports --


Earlier this month Shakira released a single with Rihanna, "Can't Remember To Forget You," and now the Colombian singer has released a Spanish version sans Rihanna.

"Nunca Me Acuerdo de Olvidarte" is all Shakira and is just as great, if not better than the English version (listen below).

The duet between the two powerhouse singers debuted at no.28, making it Shakira's highest debut to date on the Billboard Hot 100, according to

The Latina singer took to Facebook this week to tell fans how excited she is to release a new album. Here is what she said: "When the time came to put a name to this album..." / "Cuando llegó la hora de buscarle un título a este disco..."

I'm so happy that I will soon be sharing my latest album with you all, something I've been working on for over two years now. The work on this album has spanned a very eventful time, with many ups and downs but ultimately, the happiest period in my life thus far, including the birth of my son. I've explored many different directions, worked with many different people, and written many, many demos before arriving at the finished product I will soon be presenting to you.

When the time came to put a name to this album, I realized that it's not exactly a thematic album, though love is and always has been one of my main subjects and sources for inspiration. It's also not necessarily conceptual, as some of my albums have been in the past.

In the end, what I realized is that throughout the course of creating this body of work, I learned a lot about myself. Though I didn't realize it at the time, all the directions I began exploring in the initial phases of recording were helping to pave a path for me of rediscovery. In the end I realized that I will always be a little bit of everything and I don't have to choose. I am sometimes extremely sensitive, sometimes upbeat, others dreamy and romantic, and even at times a little melodramatic. (Call it the Caribbean blood.) But always authentic and always sincere.

Most importantly, I am enough. Imperfections and all. So what I am offering you now is just that.


Nothing more. A little bit of rock, a little bit of folk, a little reggae and naturally some dance--but as always, and above all, a lot of heart.

I hope you enjoy.


Related story:"Shakira, Rihanna Team Up for Duet"

Listen to "Nunca Me Acuerdo de Olvidarte" below:

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