XXL Magazine recently reported that Shakira has dumped Epic and hired Jay-Z's Roc Nation to manage her career. In honor of their newfound partnership, we are counting down our favorite Latina collaborations with hip-hop stars. Check out who made the cut!
1. Rappers: Shakira
Shakira and Jay-Z:
The Colombian singer is joining forces with Jay-Z and is officially the newest member of his management company Roc Nation. Shakira is known for a wildly successful music career, which includes two Grammy Awards and eight Latin Grammy Awards. Her last album "Sale el Sol" sold four million copies worldwide and produced hits like "Rabiosa" and "Loca." Shakira will join other Roc Nation stars including, Rihanna and Willow Smith.
2. Rappers: Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez and Ja Rule:
Before we knew her as "Jenny From the Block," Jennifer Lopez was confessing her realness to the world with help from Ja Rule in the hit track "I'm Real." The single off of her "J.Lo" album hit number one on Billboard's Hot 100 charts back in 2001. The song wasn't well received by everyone. Some fans were furious about J.Lo's use of the N word, which is bleeped out in the radio version.
3. Rappers: Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan and Pharrell:
Gloria Estefan and Pharrell proved to be the perfect musical marriage for her latest album "Miss Little Havana." The album produced by the Neptunes star produced two hits, including her second single titled, “Hotel Nacional.” The track debuted at number one and made her the first woman to top Billboard’s Latin Songs chart! Can you say "Wepa"?!
4. Rappers: Christina Milian
Christina Milian and Kanye West:
Christina Milian used some help from Kanye West to get her bling back for the single "Diamonds," which was later retitled "Elope." The song may not have blown up into a radio hit, but we still enjoyed the hip-hop crooner and Cuban singer's dynamic for the track off of her album "Dream in Color." We guess some dreams just don't come true...
5. Rappers: Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera and Red Man:
At the height of Christina Aguilera's X-Tina stage, the half-Ecuadorian singer was serving up an ultra raunchy performance in her single featuring Red Man, "Dirrty." The Grammy Award-winner's single hit Billboard's Hot 100 chart and helped put her album "Stripped" on the map.