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Shakira confirms new album title in lengthy letter to fans

Shakira has revealed that her upcoming new album will be self-titled.

The songstress confirmed today (January 22) in a long letter to fans that the record - which will be released in the UK on March 24 - reflects her own personality, which is often a mixed bag.

She wrote: "I’m so happy that I will soon be sharing my latest album with you all, something I’ve been working on for over two years now. The work on this album has spanned a very eventful time, with many ups and downs but ultimately, the happiest period in my life thus far, including the birth of my son. I’ve explored many different directions, worked with many different people, and written many, many demos before arriving at the finished product I will soon be presenting to you.

"In the end, what I realised is that throughout the course of creating this body of work, I learned a lot about myself. Though I didn’t realize it at the time, all the directions I began exploring in the initial phases of recording were helping to pave a path for me of rediscovery. In the end I realised that I will always be a little bit of everything and I don’t have to choose. I am sometimes extremely sensitive, sometimes upbeat, others dreamy and romantic, and even at times a little melodramatic. (Call it the Caribbean blood.) But always authentic and always sincere."

Shakira concluded: "Most importantly, I am enough. Imperfections and all. So what I am offering you now is just that. Shakira. Nothing more. A little bit of rock, a little bit of folk, a little reggae and naturally some dance - but as always, and above all, a lot of heart. I hope you enjoy."






Listen to Shakira and Rihanna's 'Can't Remember to Forget You' below: