UPDATE // NOVEMBER 18:
Shakira and Maluma’s anticipated new music video for “Chantaje” off the Colombian singer’s forthcoming album has finally arrived.
In the Jaume De La Iguana-directed clip, Shakira lures Maluma through different scenarios, allowing him brief glimpses of her gyrating around before eventually letting him catch up.
On another note, congratulations are in order for Shak. She and Carlos Vives’ “La Bicicleta” took home two of the top prizes of the night at the Latin Grammys: song and record of the year.
UPDATE // NOVEMBER 16:
Shakira seductively stares at the camera while getting doused in water throughout the entire lyric video for her Malum-assisted song “Chantaje,” and while the concept is inherently boring, it works. Who doesn’t wanna watch one of the hottest pop stars on the planet get wet in slow motion? Exactly.
UPDATE // OCTOBER 27:
Following Shakira’s recent hit with Carlos Vives on “La Bicicleta,” which she‘ll perform at the AMAs, is her new duet with Maluma. The song is titled “Chantaje,” which means “Blackmail” in English.
The pair teamed up with producers Kevin Jimenez, Chan “El Genio” and Kenai for the track, which boasts a fiery Latin beat and infectious background vocals and breathy vocals from the Colombian singer who coos “pretty boy” at the end, aimed at her very handsome “Chantaje” collaborator.
Tu eres puro, puro chantaje / Puro, puro chantaje / Siempre es a tu manera,” they sing. “Yo te quiero aunque no quieras / Tu eres puro chantaje.”
UPDATE // OCTOBER 25: Shakira’s new song with Maluma is officially titled “Chantaje,” which translates to “Blackmail” in English.
“I hope you guys been paying attention to the clues I’ve been posting today,” Shakira said on Instagram. “I will send a DM to one of the first to correctly guess the name of my new single and the artist I’ve collaborated with. Post your guesses in the comments below, and keep an eye on your Insta inbox…”
Espero que hayan puesto atención a las pistas que he estado dándoles hoy! Estaré enviando un DM a uno de los primeros en adivinar el nombre de mi próximo sencillo y el artista con el que colaboro comentando en este post / I hope you guys been paying attention to the clues I’ve been posting today. I will send a DM to one of the first to correctly guess the name of my new single and the artist I’ve collaborated with. Post your guesses in the comments below, and keep an eye on your Insta inbox…
A preview of the song has already made its way online, which you can listen to here.
UPDATE // OCTOBER 18: Shakira fans are under the impression the Colombian singer’s collaboration with Maluma drops next Friday, Oct. 28. They’ve also already shot a music video for it, which will likely premiere in November.
If her hips don’t lie, her fans don’t either.
— Joanne 10.21.16 (@theixmusic) October 18, 2016
— 🚲 Shakira Media 🚲 (@ShakiraMedia) October 14, 2016
UPDATE // SEPTEMBER 12:
Shakira’s next studio album is underway with help from Maluma.
The pop star is currently crafting a followup to her 2014 self-titled album, and while we don’t know about her eleventh LP, its shaping up to be one of her best, boasting collaborations from MAGIC! frontman Nasri Atweh, Grammy Award winning producer Supa Dups and Colombian singer-songwriter Maluma.
Shakira posted a photo of her and Maluma together with the caption: “Prepárense para lo que estamos cocinando aquí en el estudio” on Instagram, which, according to Google Translate, means they’re cooking up something together in the studio.
Maluma also shared a couple snaps:
The “Try Everything” singer told reporters in November of last year she plans to record throughout 2016, and clearly she’s following through.
“Once I start working on new music, which will be soon. I think by the end of this year, beginning of the next, I’ll start working my new album in the studio, recording and producing new songs,” she said. “I know I will be completely busy as the process of making an album is like a whirlwind that absorbs you.”