Shakira to Host the First Spanish-Language Episode on Beats 1 Radio

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Leading up to the release of her 11th studio album El Dorado on May 26, fans will be happy to learn that Shakira is opening up about the project on three episodes of Apple Music’s Beats 1 radio. Shakira will host a three-part bilingual series where she will shed light on the creative process behind the record and her development as an artist. Alongside major releases like Drake’s Views, Beats 1 interviews have become high-profile events for superfans to learn about albums for the first time. Following two wildly successful collabs with Prince Royce and Maluma, and a three-year break since her last album, Shakira’s appearances on Beats 1 should be no different.

The first episode is set to air on May 20, and will feature a conversation and exclusive playlist of her influences, aired entirely in Spanish – the first of its kind for Beats 1. The following two episodes will be aired in English, with more background on her inspirations and an interview with Beats 1 host Ebro. Here’s hoping there’s time to talk about the pink wig and pet pig from the “Chantaje” video (these are the hard questions; that’s all I’m saying).

Beats 1 is a free-tier service of Apple Music, so anyone can tune in to the programs here.

Tune into the first episode on Saturday, May 20 at 2 p.m. EST. The second episode airs Sunday, May 21 at 2 p.m. EST, and the final one airs on Thursday, May 25 at 6 p.m.