Artist News adds Britney and Shakira to solo album roll call

By | Published on Tuesday 31 January 2012

Britney Spears and Shakira are the latest guests to join the all-star line-up on’s fourth studio album, ‘#willpower’, which is due out later this year.

Mick Jagger and Jennifer Lopez appeared on the recently released single ‘THE (The Hardest Ever)’, and Alicia Keys, Swedish House Mafia, Swizz Beatz, Eva Simons, and LMFAO will also feature on the album. Oh, and Busta Rhymes is on there somewhere, but that’s pretty much a given these days, there are few albums he doesn’t appear on in some capacity.

Speaking to Capital FM, said: “I have a song with Alicia Keys – me, Alicia and Swedish House Mafia. Me and Shakira have been trying to finish the stuff we started, and me and Britney is really crazy. So we got a song with me, LMFAO and Eva Simons. A song with me and Busta Rhymes and Swizz Beatz. I got a whole other bunch of collaborations”.

Discussing the album’s social networking-ready title, he explained: “#willpower is just a reminder to myself of staying consistent with the dream – keeping the dream alive. It was all a dream when I was fifteen years old – 20 years later I managed to take the dream from an idea to physicality. So #willpower is uplifting songs, encouragement for those that need it”.

Joy. In other Shakira news, the Colombian singer has been made a Chevalier De L’ordre Des Arts Et Des Lettres (or Knight Of The Order Of The Arts And Letters) by the French government. So that’s nice.