Friday, February 26, 2010

Shakira and Rafael Nadal team up for "Gypsy" video

Epic Records recording artist SHAKIRA teams up with Rafael Nadal on the set of her hot new video for the latest single “Gypsy” off of her critically acclaimed album She Wolf.

"Shooting this video with Rafa was a great experience, he is very sweet and made it easy and fun,” said Shakira. “He and I have so much in common -- starting out so young in our respective careers and traveling the world -- I felt this would translate the spirit of the lyrics in the song and I was thrilled he wanted to be a part of it."

The video for “Gypsy” and “Gitana” (the Spanish version) were shot in Barcelona, Spain by Shakira’s longtime collaborator Jaume De Laiguana. The sexy video captures a flirtatious and playful onscreen chemistry between Shakira and Rafael Nadal who plays the love interest.

The inventive mix of mandolin, banjo and sitar on “Gypsy” weaves a tale of a transient drifter.

The video will debut worldwide on February 26th on and MTV worldwide.

"It has been a great experience and I had a lot of fun doing it. I had some time in between tournaments and preparation and could not miss this opportunity,” commented Rafael Nadal of his role in the video. “Shakira, as always, was spectacular. Working with a woman as charming as her, well, it makes it a lot easier to tell the truth. It was great, very easy, she’s really sweet and that always makes the hours go by faster."

Shakira boasts a string of chart-topping hits in both English and Spanish and sales of nearly 50 million records. Prior to She Wolf, Shakira’s Oral Fixation Volumes 1&2, sold in excess of 8 million albums worldwide with the single “Hips Don’t Lie” having earned over 10 million digital downloads. Fans can expect an album of new and unique repertoire in Spanish to come in 2010.

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