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Shakira’s New Album Slated for October Release

Shakira announced her new album “Sale el sol/The Sun Comes Out,” slated for release on October 19th on her blog. The album will include her world-wide hit “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa),” which recently topped the Swedish single tally. The album will also be preceded by the new single “Loca,” an interpretation of the Dominican artist El Cata’s song “Loca con su tiguere.” Shakira has also collaborated with the UK scene’s biggest grime artist Dizzee Rascal on an English version. This is a surefire way to return to the upper reaches on the UK singles chart. The track was co-produced by The Neptunes, the production duo consisting of Pharrell Williams.

Shakira has not visited the top ten in the UK since the summer of 2009, where “She Wolf” reached No.4. The follow-up “Did It Again” (with Kid Cudie) only managed to climb to No.26, while the Lil Wayne duet “Give It Up to Me” failed to chart at all. “Gypsy” stalled at No.167 and “Waka Waka” peaked at No.21.

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Guetta Re-issue Vaults Into No.1

The French disc jockey David Guetta returns to the UK’s pole position with the re-issue of “Gettin’ Over.” The track peaked at No.41 upon its original release back in August 2009. A remixed version, featuring vocals by Chris Willis, Fergie and LFMAO enters the top this week becoming Guetta’s third No.1.

So far, five singles have been issued from Guetta’s 2009 album One Love. “When Love Takes Over” reached No.1 in several markets and Destiny Childs’s member Kelly Rowland burnt many a dancefloor last summer.

That track was followed by the Akon collaboration “Sexy Bitch,” re-named “Sexy Chick” in different markets. That single also made the top of the UK singles chart and was the second biggest hit of 2009 in Australia. The title track, “One Love,” with Estelle peaked at No.46.

“Memories” with Kid Cudie became the fourth hit, peaking at No.15. The track made it to the top in Belgium, the Czech Republic and France.

Re-issuing “Gettin’ Over” successfully adds a third UK chart-topper to Guetta’s merits and the single has also topped the German dance chart as well as the US Hot Dance Club Play chart.