Gloria Estefan Pulls Pitbull for 'Wepa' Remix
Gloria Estefan has called on current dance music and rap star Pitbull to spit fire on a blazing new remix of her comeback single 'Wepa'.
The early-90s pop diva originally developed 'Wepa' with hit producer Pharrell Williams, who has done A-grade pop tracks for Madonna's "Hard Candy" and Shakira's "She Wolf" record. However, as she continues to work closely with The Neptunes producer on the rest of her album - several club-ready remixes of 'Wepa' are due to scorch the dance floor.
Check out Gloria's exclusive premiere of the 'Wepa' R3hab remix featuring Pitbull:
'Wepa' is a feel-good party track that hears Gloria singing in both English and Spanish lyrics. The singer explained that the term "wepa" itself doesn't have a direct translation - it is simply a popular colloquial term like 'wow' or 'hey', used mostly by Colombians and Puerto Ricans.
The dance music direction Gloria is re-embracing now is something that has always been at the core of her career, particularly in the Miami Sound Machine era. The 53-year old pop diva is generally acknowledged as the "Queen of Latin Pop", having sold over 100 million albums worldwide (31.5 million alone in the US) and picking up numerous Grammy Awards along the way. She is best known for her hits 'Dr Beat' and her 90s cover of 'Turn The Beat Around'.
'Wepa' - which was released digitally in late July - became Gloria's first commercial English-language single in eight years. The Latin diva is expected to release her forthcoming 11th studio album "Miss Little Havana" later this year.
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