Shakira & Maluma’s “Chantaje” Has Massive Crossover Potential

Shakira Teams Up With Maluma On "Chantaje"
Shakira joins forces with fellow Colombian pop star Maluma on "Chantaje."

Shakira joins forces with Maluma on new single “Chantaje” (Spanish for “Blackmail”) and it’s a really big deal. The woman with the eternally truthful hips has released more than her fair share of high-profile collaborationss (Beyonce duet “Beautiful Liar” and Rihanna-assisted hit “Can’t Remember To Forget You” spring to mind), so what makes this special? Well, Maluma is Latin pop’s break-out star of 2016. The frequently-shirtless crooner is generating the kind of heat Ricky Martin and Enrique Iglesias did before crossing over.

As such, there was a lot of pressure to come up with a hit and the Colombian duo hasn’t disappointed. “Chantaje” is instantly hummable regardless of your Spanish language skills and will have you moving before the end of the first verse. It’s a winner and has the potential to be a “La Tortura”-sized crossover hit. The video was recently filmed in Barcelona with director Juame De La Iguana and it’s shaping up to be a sexy affair if the above still is any indication. Let’s pray for a little choreography. While we wait for that arrive, listen to the future smash below.

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