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Shakira featuring Rihanna new single 'Can't Remember to Forget You' released

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Shakira's highly awaited single 'Can’t Remember to Forget You' that features Rihanna will be officially released today and will be available on iTunes.

This will be first official track off of Shakira’s upcoming studio album which is due out this spring.

Shakira’s last album was her Spanish-language "Sale el Sol" that was released in 2010 and before that was her album in English "She Wolf".

On December 8 Shakira tweeted: "I Just finished the video for my first single with director Joseph Kahn!" and on January 6th , both Shakira and Rihanna tweeted that new single would be titled "Can't Remember to Forget You"

The news that Rihanna would be dueting with Colombian superstar (it makes sense because of the Roc Nation affiliation) was first leaked by Pitbull during a radio interview.

The rapper originally wanted Rihanna to sing the hook for his lead single, Timber, he later asked Ke$ha to be the featured artist.

'That is an ironic situation there. The person we were looking at first to work on that record was actually Rihanna, and Rihanna had something she had to do with Shakira, so she wasn't able to work on our record,' said Pitbull, who collaborated with Shakira on the song "Get It Started" which was the lead single from his album Global Warming .

Shakira who is on the cover of the February 2014 issue of Glamour said that that working on her duet with Rihanna "was utopia".

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"She's the sexiest woman on the planet. And at the end of the day, we're both just basically Caribbean girls. The chemistry was so good and so real. She taught me dance moves. She was a sweet teacher," added the singer.

Shakira will also be returning to be NBC's "The Voice" as a coach next month replacing Christina Aguilera, while Rihanna has started work on her new album after being featured on Eminem's "The Monster".

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