Following the worldwide success of her most recent studio production, Sale el Sol, Shakira celebrates the arrival of 2011 with the launch of her latest single
and title track of the album. "Sale el Sol"
is a song written by Shakira and her friend and collaborator Luis Fernando Ochoa, who has been working with the artist since the beginnings of her career.
The single has a special meaning for Shakira in this new year, "I believe that in all of us there is a sun that can never be extinguished... and this song is evidence of that," said Shakira, who dedicated the song to her friend Gustavo Cerati during her concert at Rock In Rio Madrid this past year.
In 2010, "Loca", Shakira's previous single off the album, became an international hit reaching #1 on the radio in Latin America, Europe and the US Latin Charts. Likewise, the album has remained #1 in sales for 10 straight weeks on Soundscan Latino in the US and has gone Diamond, Platinum and Gold in countries throughout Latin America and Europe.
"Sale el Sol" is now available in U.S. iTunes - click here to get it