Shakira

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Like many eponymous albums, Shakira's self-titled 2014 set marks a new beginning: a new album for a new label after she got a new job. The new job was as a co-host on the hit American televised musical contest The Voice, the new label was RCA, and the new album was her first full-fledged pop album since She Wolf, the rather brilliant, hard electronic dance record that stiffed in 2009. She bounced back in 2010 with Sale el Sol, but that album wasn't made with the U.S. market in mind, something that certainly can't be said of Shakira. Opening up with a duet with Rihanna, and later finding space for her Voice co-host Blake Shelton, Shakira is determined to appeal ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Like many eponymous albums, Shakira's self-titled 2014 set marks a new beginning: a new album for a new label after she got a new job. The new job was as a co-host on the hit American televised musical contest The Voice, the new label was RCA, and the new album was her first full-fledged pop album since She Wolf, the rather brilliant, hard electronic dance record that stiffed in 2009. She bounced back in 2010 with Sale el Sol, but that album wasn't made with the U.S. market in mind, something that certainly can't be said of Shakira. Opening up with a duet with Rihanna, and later finding space for her Voice co-host Blake Shelton, Shakira is determined to appeal to all audiences here: don't like the relentless dance of "Dare La La La"? Stick around for the reggae collaboration with Magic! on "Cut Me Deep," or maybe the appealing faux-folk of "23" or the full-bore adult-pop assault of "The One Thing," which may be the best cut here. Unlike Oral Fixation, which spilled over with so much ambition it couldn't be contained on a single disc, this is concentrated: every track has its purpose; none has excess. That doesn't necessarily mean that every cut is cohesive but Shakira is the rare pop star who can pull an album together through sheer force of personality. Whatever the setting, she not only sounds comfortable, she sounds powerful, and that goes a long way toward making Shakira a nice state-of-the-art pop album for America and the rest of the world.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/25/2014
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 888430416628
  • Catalog Number: 304166
  • Sales rank: 22,544

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Can't Remember to Forget You - Rihanna (3:26)
  2. 2 Empire (3:59)
  3. 3 You Don't Care About Me (3:41)
  4. 4 Dare (La La La) (3:06)
  5. 5 Cut Me Deep (3:15)
  6. 6 23 (3:59)
  7. 7 The One Thing (3:12)
  8. 8 Medicine - Blake Shelton (3:18)
  9. 9 Spotlight (3:23)
  10. 10 Broken Record (3:14)
  11. 11 Nunca Me Acuerdo de Olvidarte (3:26)
  12. 12 Loca por Ti (3:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Shakira Primary Artist, Vocals, Cajon
Paul Gendler Guitar
Hossam Ramzy Conductor
Victor Indrizzo Drums
Greg Kurstin Bass, Guitar, Drums, Keyboards
Chantal Kreviazuk Background Vocals
Luis Fernando Ochoa Bass, Guitar
Derek Wells Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Electric Guitar
Anye Bao Drums
Dr. Luke Guitar
Blake Shelton Vocals
David Levita Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Aaron Sterling Drums
Mateo Camargo Keyboards
Dave Clauss Guitar
Kid Harpoon Guitar, Drums, Keyboards
Adam Messinger Guitar
Busbee Acoustic Guitar, Bass
Ina Wroldsen Background Vocals
Alex Tanas Drums
Mark Pellizzer Guitar
Nasri Background Vocals
John Hill Bass, Guitar, Drums, Keyboards
Ben Spivak Bass
Alejandro Serrano Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Federico Lorusso Piano
David Cardenas Vasquez Keyboards
Pablo Uribe Trujillo Guitar, Mandolin
The Hossam Ramzy String Orchestra Strings
Technical Credits
Daniel Alexander Composer
Jeff Balding Engineer
Carlinhos Brown Percussion Arrangement
Hossam Ramzy Producer
Greg Kurstin Programming, Producer, Engineer
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Lester Mendez Programming
Mark Bright Composer
Shakira Composer, Producer, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements, Percussion Arrangement
Chantal Kreviazuk Composer
Kuk Harrell Vocal Producer
Max Martin Composer
Luis Fernando Ochoa Composer, Producer, Additional Production
Steve Mac Composer, Producer, String Arrangements, Vocal Producer
Jorge Drexler Composer
Dr. Luke Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Hillary Lindsey Composer
J2 Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Alexandre Lins Engineer, Choir Production
Billboard Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Mateo Camargo Engineer
Dave Clauss Programming, Engineer, Drum Engineering
Kid Harpoon Producer
Chris Stevens Programming
Alex Pasco Engineer
Adam Messinger Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Erik Hassle Composer
Nasri Atweh Composer
Sam Martin Drum Engineering
Alberto Herrera Composer
Busbee Composer, Programming, Producer, String Arrangements
John Conte Jr. Composer
Henry Walter Composer
Carlos Hernandez Composer
Dann Pursey Engineer
Ina Wroldsen Composer
Alex Tanas Composer
Mark Pellizzer Composer
Raelene Arreguin Composer
Tom Hull Composer
Laura Sisk Engineer
Mathieu Jomphe Composer
Clint Gibbs Engineer
Lukasz Gottwald Composer
Jay Singh Composer
Steve Lu Producer, String Arrangements
Cirkut Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Nasri Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Robyn Fenty Composer
John Hill Composer, Programming, Producer
Ben Spivak Composer
Juan Clapera Composer
Josep Bellavista Composer
Jaime Levine Management
David Cardenas Vasquez Engineer
Nicole Levy Marketing
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