Shakira's new album will be self-titled and she took to Facebook to explain her reasoning.
"When the time came to put a name to this album, I realized that it's not exactly a thematic album, though love is and always has been one of my main subjects and sources for inspiration. It's also not necessarily conceptual, as some of my albums have been in the past," she wrote about naming the album after herself.
"In the end, what I realized is that throughout the course of creating this body of work, I learned a lot about myself. Though I didn't realize it at the time, all the directions I began exploring in the initial phases of recording were helping to pave a path for me of rediscovery."
The 36-year-old also revealed that the album took her two years to make and will be infused with some rock, folk, reggae as well as dance music. It seems the record will also be an uplifting one since it was created during "the happiest period" in her life, including the birth of her son Milan.
Shakira released the first single from her tenth studio album earlier in January. Can't Remember To Forget You features Rihanna, whom the Colombian star praised in her recent interview with Glamour magazine.
"[W]orking with her was utopia. She's the sexiest woman on the planet," she said in the February issue. "And at the end of the day, we're both just basically Caribbean girls. The chemistry was so good and so real. She taught me dance moves. She was a sweet teacher."
Shakira's self-titled album will be released on March 25.