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Global Superstar Shakira To Release Her Next Album With Sony Music Entertainment



(December 17, 2013 — New York) Multi-platinum, two-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, philanthropist, and global recording artist Shakira announces today that she will be releasing her next album through Sony Music Entertainment and is her first with RCA. The brand new album will be released on RCA/Sony Latin Iberia due out early 2014, with the album’s first single targeted for release in January.

Shakira is currently in the studio working on her forthcoming album, following her stint as a coach on NBC’s The Voice on the show’s most highly rated season yet. Shakira is set to reclaim the coach throne in the spring season of 2014.

Comments Doug Morris, CEO, Sony Music Entertainment, “Shakira is a worldwide superstar and an amazing talent. I’m thrilled that she’ll be remaining with the Sony Music family.  It was a tough battle and the competition was enormous.  Good luck, Shak!”

Comments Afo Verde, Chairman and CEO for Sony’s Latin Region, Spain and Portugal, “Shakira is a unique, brilliant artist. She spreads the spirit of Latin culture around the world. It is an honor and a privilege to work with her, and together with our colleagues from RCA, to continue bringing her music to fans around the world.

Comments Peter Edge, CEO, RCA Records, “Shakira is an enormously talented artist and human being with incredible songwriting skills, a unique and unmatched vocal style and sensational star quality. RCA partnering with Sony Latin Iberia will greatly strengthen our ability to reach new fans and embrace her already massive worldwide appeal.”

About Shakira:

Over the course of her career, Colombian singer-songwriter and Grammy winner Shakira has sold over 60 million records worldwide and has won numerous awards including two Grammys, eight Latin Grammys, four World Music Awards, three American Music Awards and five Billboard Music Awards, to name a few. She is the only artist from South America to have a number one song in the US, and has had four of the 20 top-selling hits of the last decade.  At the age of 18, she founded the Pies Descalzos (Barefoot) Foundation which currently provides education and nutrition to over six thousand impoverished children in Colombia and is expanding its work to other countries, including newly launched projects in Haiti and South Africa.  In October 2011, Shakira was named a member of President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.  Shakira served as coach on the 4th season of “The Voice,” NBC’s hit reality vocal competition series that searches for the nation’s best voice.  She will return to the show on season 6.  Shakira is currently recording her new album.