Shakira's new album is in stores now, which means one thing for country music fans: the highly anticipated Shakira and Blake Shelton duet 'Medicine' is finally out.

 

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Shakira's has called it a country song from the beginning, but believes it's actually not too far out of character from her earlier records.

When she wrote the song she didn’t know what direction to go in but finally decided it was a country song and asked her fellow Voice judge Blake to sing on it with her.

Thanks to twitter we first learned that Blake and Shakira would hook up musically.

(@blakeshelton), thanks so much for this. This song is awesome!!  It’s called ‘Medicine.’

Overall, 'Medicine' is not meant to be a country radio hit, but Shelton believes it's still a hit song, here's what he had to say about it....

“I think she did a hell of a job,” he say's. And I’ll be damned, a month and a half ago she wrote me and said, ‘I wrote the song, and I want you to tell me what you think.’ And I said, ‘Gosh dang, you did exactly what you said you’d do. It sounds like a hit song.’

Now you can decide for yourself. Take a listen to Medicine featuring Shakira and Blake Shelton: