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Album: Sale El SolReleased: 2010
This is a track from Colombian pop rock singer-songwriter Shakira's seventh studio album, Sale el Sol (English: The Sun Comes Out). Two versions were recorded of the song - an English one featuring vocals from Cuban-American rapper Pitbull and a Spanish version featuring Dominican artist El Cata.
Miami beat maker Jim Jonson, who provided additional production told MTV News about the Pitbull version of this Shakira song: "It's funny. I've done three sessions with her. I brought Pitbull into one of the sessions. He convinced her to come to the Dominican Republic. He took her to Little Havana. He took her to the 'hood clubs. She came to me, and she had some ideas to do some mambo. I told her I don't really do mambo, but we can find the best players, and I can produce it. We sat down, and she had some ideas. I had ideas, and Pit had ideas."
The Spanish version spent five weeks at #1 in Spain. It also topped the charts in Portugal and Mexico.