Shakira hasn’t forgotten to remember her roots.
The 36-year-old Colombian singer and returning The Voice coach has released a solo Spanish-language version of her latest single “Can’t Remember To Forget You” featuring Rihanna.
Following the English version of the song’s rapid ascent at radio, Shakira launched “Nunca Me Acuerdo de Olvidarte.”
The new version, available as a digital download, is sung solely by Shakira and is expected to make a major impact on Latin radio this week.
The reggae-inspired up-tempo track comes from Shakira’s upcoming album, due March 25. The set will be her first with RCA Records, and first English-language album since 2009’s She Wolf.
Pop radio has taken a liking to the version featuring Rihanna. Dave Adams, program director of pop station WRNW Milwaukee, told Billboard, “Their vocals complement each other well. The song has good tempo, as well as a memorable hook, so I think as a lot of potential to be a hit.”
Encompassing its first week of availability, “Remember” featuring Rihanna, debuts on Billboard’s Pop Songs chart at No. 31 and its Latin Pop Songs chart at No. 25.