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What Gloria Estefan Revealed About Shakira's Crossover Years

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GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: Shakira performs on the Pyramid Stage at the 2010 40th Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2010 in Glastonbury, England. The gates opened on Wednesday to what has become Europe's largest music festival and is celebrating its 40th anniversary. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images) | Matt Cardy via Getty Images

By Michael Lopez


Who needs Rosetta Stone when you’ve got Gloria Estefan in your corner? The iconic Cuban songstress reportedly coached Shakira on all of her English before she became a crossover star.

In a recent interview, Gloria revealed that Shaki had a tough time mastering Ingles. So to help prepare her for international success, Estefan offered several bilingual tips.

“When Shakira began working with us, she did not know English,” Gloria revealed. “So I had to translate the songs from the album Laundry Service for her and convince her that she could do a triumphant job.”

These days, Shaki’s English seems to be doing just fine. In fact, she’s just about ready to entertain American audiences again as the next major coach on The Voice.

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