Shakira Releases Sexy New Spanish Single 'Chantaje'

The singer teamed up with fellow Colombian crooner Maluma to drop her first Spanish-language song in two years

Shakira returns to remind the world that “Whenever, Wherever” you are, she’s still one of the hottest songstresses in the game.

On Friday, the South American chanteuse released her new single “Chantaje,” a sexy, buoyant jam sung in her native tongue. The track — translation: “blackmail”— only includes four words in English, including “pretty boy,” which is fitting. That happens to be the nickname of her feature guest, fellow Colombia native Maluma, 22, who guests to offer some steamy Spanish banter.

“Chantaje” is the first Spanish-language single Shakira, 39, has dropped since her 2014 self-titled album (which included the cut “La La La”) and is expected to be included on her forthcoming eleventh studio album that she is currently preparing.

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Lionel Hahn/ABACA USA/Startraks

The new LP will be The Voice coach’s first since she and partner Gerard Piqué — who were already parents to 3-year-old Milan — welcomed their second son Sasha in January 2015.

In the days leading up to the release of “Chantaje,” Shakira took to social media to unveil the track, offering clues on her Instagram account then direct messaging fans to provide more hints about the Latin bop. Next, the singer will drop the video for the single, which she and her duet partner filmed in her husband’s native Barcelona.

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