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Album: She Wolf

She Wolf is the third English studio album (eighth overall) by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira, first released on October 9, 2009, in Europe through Sony Music, October 12 in the UK with RCA Records and November 23 in the US with Epic Records. The album sees Shakira shift from Latin pop and pop rock to electropop while also exploring dancehall. She wrote and produced the entire album, with help from Pharrell Williams and his production outfit The Neptunes, Amanda Ghost, John Hill and Sam Endicott. The US version of the album is labelled the special edition and features additional songs. Shakira told Rolling Stone magazine that the album was recorded by Gustavo Celis during a series of 12-hour-a-day sessions mostly in the Bahamas with John Hill, Pharrell and other collaborators. The hard work helped transform her sound from the slithery Latin-tinged pop of “Hips Don’t Lie” to something more glitchy, buzzing and fiercely danceable. "It's very electronic and dance-oriented, club-oriented. It’s designed for people to have fun and enjoy themselves and forget about their troubles and the crisis,” says Shakira. She also says that she always wanted to do a bass-heavy record without losing “the fusion, which is something I’m always very interested in—bringing in elements from different cultures. So you’re going to find Colombian, Middle Eastern influences, but always with the synthesizers as a dominant element...The worst that can happen to me is repeating myself and repeating the same old formula.” User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.