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Shakira Drops ‘Acróstico’ Single: Look + Listen

On Thursday (5.11) Shakira dropped “Acróstico,” a piano-infused romantic song that deals with lost love and gratitude. 

Judging from the composition’s content, it seems as if the The Colombian-born singer-songwriter drew from her semi-recent split from husband Gerard Piqué and past experiences, as she took to Instagram to share the lyric video with “You taught me that love is not a scam/And that when it’s real it doesn’t end,” Shakira sings in Spanish.

Earlier this month, the Hispanic superstar accepted the honor of Woman of the Year during the first Billboard Latin Women in Music event in Miami, Florida. “Shakira is the ultimate Woman In Music. Thanks to her, Latin women all over the world were empowered to write and perform deeply personal music,” said Leila Cobo, Billboard’s chief content officer for Latin/Español.

In March, Shakira’s “BZRP Music Sessions Vol. 53” broke YouTube’s record for the fastest Latin track to hit 100 million views and the single also helped her break the record of Most Top 10 hits by a female artist on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs and Latin Airplay charts. Other highs include taking the record for most Billboard charts topped by a Spanish-language song by a female artist and Most #1 hits on the Latin Airplay, Latin Pop Airplay, and Latin Digital Song Sales charts. 

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Author: Al Denté

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