Shakira Is Coming Back With ‘Chantaje’, And She’s Bringing Maluma With Her
Colombian musical royalty unite.
The ever-prolific, ever truthful hip-having Queen of Laundry Service Shakira is returning to us shortly with a brand new single called "Chantaje" — and she's got a very special, very popular special friend joining in on the fun: reggaeton prince Maluma.
Shaki painstakingly teased the long-rumored collaboration on her Instagram yesterday via a series of clues, which one fan accurately guessed: one involving magic (the title of both of their debut albums), one with Maluma's crown tattoo, and one using Alejandro Sanz's nickname "Chan" in a word puzzle. (She doesn't make this easy...)
In fact, she's still going today with the teases: "The first person to guess the duration of Chantaje will be the first to receive my new single artwork!" she announced earlier today (Oct. 26).
And already, we've got the winning fan — and a sultry photo of the two to boot.
This won't be the first time the two pair up musically, either: Maluma supplied a verse on Shakira's "La Bicicleta" with Carlos Vives, another Colombian pairing, earlier this year.
Shakira's last studio album, her self-titled Shakira, was released in 2014.
Bring on the blackmail — that's what "chantaje" is, by the way.