RUMOR BUSTED: "Love And Rock", Shakira And Miley Cyrus Not Recording Duet For Charity
UPDATE: Epic Records, Shakira's record label, informs The Huffington Post that the rumor about a duet between Shakira and Miley Cyrus is not true.
Shakira and Miley Cyrus are reportedly recording a song together which they will reveal on Valentine's Day, February 14, at a gala benefit for children with heart ailments. The song, "Love and Rock", will serve to raise funds for this shared cause, with all proceeds going to charity.
Neither Shakira or Cyrus will include the song in their current or upcoming albums, with one of Shakira's representatives telling a Spanish-language Venezuelan newspaper that "This song is being done for charitable purposes, not commercial ones." The song is expected to be made available for download via popular digital music sites.
Both stars are known for their support of charitable causes, Shakira perhaps more so due to her very public efforts with her Pies Descalzos organization to help children living in poverty receive an education. In 2011, in recognition for this work and much more, Shakira was honored by The Latin Recording Academy as their 2011 Person of the Year.
This is not Cyrus' first time recording a song for charity. In 2010, following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Cyrus released a cover of R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts", with all proceeds to benefit Haiti relief.
Here are Shakira and Miley Cyrus enjoying moments of success:
Those Hips Don't Lie
Edgy Miley Cyrus
Award Goes To Shakira
Shakira wins award for Best Female Pop Vocal Album during the 12th Annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada, on November 10, 2011.
Favorite Movie Actress? Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus onstage accepts the award for favorite actress for "The Last Song" at Nickelodeon's 24th Annual Kids' Choice Awards at Galen Center on April 2, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
Miley Cyrus Singing
Look At Shakira Perform!
And Miley On Stage!
LBD Miley Cyrus