If you live in the UK, you might have noticed that there's something missing from the CD racks in your local record shop. Or indeed, on this country's legal download sites.
I refer of course to the new Shakira CD, "Sale el Sol" which has been released worldwide and is doing very well, which is no surprise considering she's been one of the world's biggest superstars over the last 8 years or so.
Switch on a music channel here and you might just have spotted the video for her latest single "Loca" (which bizarrely features Dizzee Rascal??!!). So you want to get her new, predominantly Spanish-language album then, perhaps? So that you can get to know the songs before her upcoming UK tour? Well....no, you can't. Despite appearing in new release schedules for 8th November, "Sale el Sol" is nowhere to be found.
It would appear that the release of the album has either been delayed, or maybe it won't be released at all. Could it be because it's in Spanish, perhaps?
Why is this country's media and music industry so averse to anything in a foreign language?
What a missed opportunity, considering that she is finally coming over here to tour...