Shakira and Fuerza Regida join forces for the anticipated song “El Jefe”

Shakira ventures into the regional Mexican genre, collaborating with Fuerza Regida for a new track, introducing corridos in her portfolio.

Shakira, the international pop sensation, is taking a bold step in her illustrious musical journey. At 46, she’s proving that her versatility knows no bounds. This time, she’s delving into the rich world of regional Mexican music, a genre she has never explored before. The song, titled “El Jefe”, is set to be a collaboration with the rising Mexican band, Fuerza Regida.

This announcement comes in the wake of Shakira’s landmark year. After her stellar recognition at the MTV VMAs 2023, the Colombian singer’s influence in the music realm remains unchallenged. For her, 2023 hasn’t just been about awards; it’s been a year brimming with music. Her fans, both old and new, have been treated to a consistent release of hits. Now, with “El Jefe” on the horizon, the anticipation is palpable.


“I’m going to release a new song next week, called El Jefe”


Who joins Shakira?

Rumors had been swirling on social media, with fans speculating about the potential collaboration of Peso Pluma, one of the current titans of Mexican music. However, it’s been confirmed that Shakira’s partner in this audacious endeavor will be Fuerza Regida. Their recent track record, particularly the popular duet “Bebé Dame” with Grupo Frontera, showcases their increasing prominence in the regional music scene.

“El Jefe” isn’t just another song. Sources speculate that it might be Shakira’s heartfelt reflection on her feelings and experiences. Moreover, it represents an opportunity for her to amplify the voices of emerging regional Mexican artists.

For those marking their calendars, Shakira and Fuerza Regida’s “El Jefe” is set to drop on all digital platforms on Wednesday, September 20, 2023.

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