Fans Choose Shakira’s ‘Don’t Wait Up’ as This Week’s Favorite New Music

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Shakira‘s latest song “Don’t Wait Up” has topped this week’s new music poll.

Music fans voted in a poll published Friday (July 16) on Billboard, choosing the Colombian superstar’s new EDM track as their favorite new music release of the past week.

“Don’t Wait Up,” co-produced by Shak and Ian Kirkpatrick, brought in 68% of the vote, beating out new music by Normani and Cardi B (“Wild Side”), John Mayer (Sob Rock), Pop Smoke (Faith), Willow (Lately I Feel Everything), and others.

“Don’t Wait Up” arrives more than a year after the release of Shakira’s Anuel AA-assisted song “Me Gusta” and seven months after her chart-topping collaboration with Black Eyed Peas on “Girl Like Me.”

It’s also her first all-English track since 2017’s “When a Woman” and “What We Said” featuring MAGIC!, which appeared on her El Dorado album.

“I have to say, I’m very nervous because it’s my first English song in a long time because I’ve been focusing on Spanish songs only lately, but this song came about and I’m like, yeah, it’s time,” Shakira told Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1. “It’s time to do this again and I’m happy, and I’m so inspired right now.”

Placing second on the past week’s tally with nearly 19% of the vote was Normani’s new single “Wild Side,” featuring Cardi B. The exciting collab arrives nearly one year after the former Fifth Harmony member appeared in the music video for Cardi and Megan Thee Stallion‘s Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit “WAP.”

“Wild Side” follows Normani’s 2019 solo single “Motivation” and a 2020 remix featuring 21 Savage.

See the final results of this week’s new music release poll below.

 
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