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Laundry Service

Studio album by Shakira
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Album Type Studio Album
Release Date 12 November 2001
13 November 2001
Year(s) Recorded 2000–
Recording Location 01
Crescent Moon Studios and Criteria Recording Studios (Miami, Florida)
Compass Point Studios (Nassau, Bahamas)
Album Length 49:14
Record Label Epic
Music Producer Brendan Buckley
Pablo Floresi
Javier Garza
Lester Mendez
Tim Mitchell
George Noriega
Luis F. Ochoa
Shakira
Music Genre(s) Pop rock
Pop
Music Genre Pop/Rock
Latin
Number of Tracks 13
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Laundry Service (Spanish: Servicio de Lavandería) is the fifth studio album by Colombian singer and songwriter Shakira, globally released on November 13, 2001 by Epic Records. It is her first album to be primarily recorded in English. After the release of her fourth studio album Dónde Están los Ladrones?, which became a success in Latin America, Shakira was encouraged by American singer Gloria Estefan to record songs in English as she believed the singer had the potential to crossover into the English-language pop market. Shakira was initially hesitant to undertake the project, but later decided to learn English well enough to be able to write songs in the language herself. The title of the album was chosen to reflect Shakira's views on love and music. It was also released as Servicio de Lavandería in Hispanic regions in January 2002. Musically, Laundry Service is primarily a pop record but it also experiments with a variety of other musical styles, including Andean music, dance-pop, Middle Eastern music, rock and roll and tango music. The lyrical theme of the album is mostly based around love and romance. Every song on the album was written and produced by Shakira under the guidance of Emilio Estefan.

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