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Shakira Releases 20th Anniversary Edition of ‘Laundry Service’

Celebrating its impressive anniversary, Shakira has released a 20th anniversary edition of ‘Laundry Service (Washed and Dried)’ today.

Marking two decades since the Colombian artist’s very first English language album, the 44-year-old singer/songwriter marked the occasions with special anniversary edition of the full length featuring four bonus tracks, including a previously unreleased remix of ‘Whenever, Wherever’ from Shakira’s electrifying 2020 Super Bowl LIV halftime performance. The LP also features a Sahara remix of the hit single, an acoustic version of ‘Underneath Your Clothes’, and an Afro-punk take on ‘Objection (Tango)’. And, following the album release, a 12” vinyl edition will be available as of 12.17.

Addressing her new album via her YouTube video channel, Shakira stated: “’Laundry Service’ was a testament to the fact that I was able to do anything. That my commitment was so huge … my commitment to music and to my own dreams that nothing was going to be an obstacle, not even myself.” “It was the first English language album that I made, and it was a huge challenge for me at the time. At that point, I had had some success in the Spanish world, but it was exhilarating and scary at the same time to push myself to new territories.”

To celebrate the anniversary of her legendary album, Shakira will host a special listening party for ‘Laundry Service (Washed and Dried)’ on Tim Burgess’ Twitter Listening Party on Saturday (13.11.21) at 3pm EST. And there is also a special line of official 20th Anniversary ‘Laundry Service (Washed and Dried)’ merchandise available for purchase, including t-shirts, hoodies, sweatpants, blankets, magnets, mugs, posters, tote bags and more.

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Author: Al Denté

Photo: Alejandro Bárcenas