El Dorado, Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira’s eleventh studio album, despite the occasional dalliance with English, is a thoroughly Spanish-language affair, firmly grounded in the Latin music scene. Lead single, Chantaje (“Blackmail”), features Colombian singer Maluma – who also appears on Trap – and the track’s reggaeton musicality is quite catchy, holding the listener’s attention even if they can’t understand the he-versus-she back-and-forth. French rapper Black M features on Comme Moi (“Like Me”), while Canadian reggae fusion group Magic! appear on the English version of the song, What We Said.
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