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Wednesday 30 July 2014

Shakira reveals next album title

Shakira has announced her next album

Shakira has decided to name her new album after herself.

The Hips Don't Lie singer, 36, said she plumped for the title Shakira because she has learnt "a lot about myself".

She wrote on her Facebook page that she had been working on the record for two years.

"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," she said.

" When the time came to put a name to this album, I realised 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 realised is that throughout the course of creating this body of work, I learned a lot about myself," t he Columbian singer said.

"I realised 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."

Shakira, who recently collaborated with Rihanna, added: "Most importantly, I am enough. Imperfections and all. So what I am offering you now is just that."

The self-titled record will be released on March 25.

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