ABC will exclusively debut international superstar Shakira’s first single, “She-Wolf,” from her upcoming album on Epic Records, in the ABC Music Lounge. The song will be available to download for free at www.abcmusiclounge.com starting Sunday, July 12 at 7:00 p.m., ET/4:00 p.m., PT, until Monday, July 13, at midnight, ET/9:00 p.m., PT.
Shakira wrote and produced “She-Wolf” with John Hill (Santogold). The full album (title to be announced) is due out in October 2009.
Shakira boasts a string of chart-topping hits in both English and Spanish and sales of over 50 million records. Her last project, “Oral Fixation Volumes 1&2,” has sold in excess of 8 million albums worldwide, with the singles “La Tortura” and “Hips Don’t Lie” having earned over 10 million digital downloads.
ABC Music Lounge, which launched in May 2009 on ABC.com, provides users with an interactive online music experience that is uniquely ABC. Reflective of the network’s commitment to using digital platforms to deepen its relationship with viewers, the ABC Music Lounge showcases everything about the music and artists featured on ABC’s popular primetime schedule, offering a deep catalog of music-related content. The site features a streaming radio station programmed with over 12 hours of music featured on such ABC series as “Brothers & Sisters,” “Castle,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice,” “Scrubs” and “Ugly Betty,” among others. Visitors to the site can get a glimpse of ABC’s music future as the radio station also showcases new music picked by series producers, music supervisors and others involved in the music selection process for shows that have previously seen tremendous success.
In addition to a streaming radio station, the ABC Music Lounge is home to music videos, exclusive performance footage, photos and behind-the-scenes interviews with artists, series producers and music supervisors on topics such as “why certain songs were chosen for specific scenes” and “how having their music featured within a show affected their careers.”