Thursday, July 30, 2009

MTV to premiere Shakira's new video tonight

Shakira fans are about to get bitten by the “She Wolf” this week. On Thursday, July 30th at 8PM, MTV is giving the world the first look of Shakira’s video, “She Wolf,” the first single from her upcoming album of the same name. Viewers will be able to watch “She Wolf” across MTV, MTV Tr3s, mtvU, MTV Hits, as well as and at that time.

In the 2 weeks since its release, “She Wolf” has been streamed more than 3 million times. It exploded on to the pop radio chart at #25, and saw the greatest increase in airplay of all songs on pop radio this week.

“Time goes by and I just feel a little bit more in touch with my own freedom, in a way, and I think “She Wolf” is about that. It’s about the woman who knows what she wants, a woman who is in touch with her subconscious desires and fights for them with teeth and claws like a wild beast," said Shakira about the Jake Nava-directed video. The video’s concept and signature dance moves were created by Shakira herself.

Shakira has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide and has won 10 Grammy’s, including 2 American and 8 Latin. Her last album, “Oral Fixation,” featured the hit singles "Hips Don't Lie" and "La Tortura," and sold over 8 million albums and 10 million singles worldwide. Shakira’s newest English album is set for worldwide release in October 2009. The album, her 6th studio effort, was written and produced by Shakira, and features guest writers and producers that include Wyclef Jean, John Hill, and Pharrell Williams.

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