Just in case you were wondering what inspired me to write this post, you can thank/blame the CW’s Beauty and the Beast. While the show starring Kristin Kreuk and that sexy Jay Ryan wasn’t nearly as bad as critics panned it to be, there were a couple things I wish were included. What you ask? Perhaps a singing teapot and candlestick ;) Obviously I kid, but watching the show made me nostalgic for the animated film’s theme song by Peabo Bryson and Celine Dion.
During the Disney Renaissance era (late 80s and 90s), the Mickey Mouse studio returned to making successful animated films. Year after year, Disney raked in boffo dollars by adapting well-known stories which appealed to the masses and critics alike. Beauty and the Beast also became the first animated film nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. The Lion King til this day still remains as the highest-grossing traditionally animated film in history.
Not only were Disney films successful at the box office during this time, but they also fared well on the Billboard charts. Both The Lion King and Pocahontas OST hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart and The Little Mermaid was certified 6x platinum. A few of the films even earned Best Oscar nods for their respective theme songs. Take a stroll down Disney memory lane below and find out what my Top 5 Disney Songs from the 1990s are after the videos.
Celebrity scents. Is this still a trend? Is anyone actually buying these celebrity endorsed perfumes and colognes or are they just another ploy for actors and singers to get their faces out there. Either way, Christina Aguilera is seeing red in her latest promo shots for a new ad campaign for her sinfully sweet scent, Red Sin.
Shot by photographer and designer, Mark Kliddell, Aguilera looks absolutely radiant in a red glow with the essence of her platinum blonde hair still shining through. Mark’s famous for making celebrities looking good for their endorsements. He’s shot punk rocker, Avril Lavigne for her Abbey Dawn clothing line and even worked alongside one of Christina’s former Mickey Mouse Club members, Britney Spears for her Candies campaign. Check out Aguilera’s sexy new shots and sound off below.
After recently revealing her deadly music video for “Your Body,” our favorite genie in a bottle has released the cover artwork for her upcoming Lotus album and I’ve included it below.
Aguilera is fully exposed as she blooms from a lotus flower on the cover of the new album. I think she looks beautiful and considering how much people criticize her body weight, I think it was very courageous of her to flaunt it on the cover. Someone with a little time on their hands decided to make a parody of the cover and show Aguilera rising out of a KFC bucket instead of a flower. That photo is making it’s round on the web (I’ve included it below so you know what I’m referring too.
I personally think Aguilera is looking “finger looking good“, sans the KFC. Check out the album artwork below.
During the week of October 3, 1992, Billboard launched its Pop Songs radio airplay chart, gauging the biggest hits on mainstream Top 40 radio. To commemorate the chart’s 20th anniversary, Billboard is counting down the Top 100 Pop Songs on the chart over the past two decades (1992-2012). From rock to country music and everything in between, each genre is represented well in the countdown. That said, you’ll be surprised to know who lands in the Top 10.
Given that it’s a Pop Chart, you’d assume the artists in the above picture would’ve made the upper echelon of the list. Sure Katy Perry, Britney Spears, LMFAO and Adele make the Top 100 cut, but fail to make the Top 10. Instead, the list is occupied mostly by pop-rock ballads with a dance track thrown in for good measure. Even more shocking is who landed the No. 1 slot. Here are a few highlights from the Top 100 Pop Song list, with the Top 10 after that.
When I first heard Cee Lo Green was releasing a Christmas album, I was beyond curious to know what his take on holiday tunes would sound like. Based on the first snippet from his upcoming Cee Lo’s Magic Moment, it’s surprisingly pretty traditional. At least his duet with Christina Aguilera on “Baby It’s Cold Outside“. That said, I expect a few surprises on the album. it is Cee Lo after all.
In addition to Aguilera, the album boasts a few notable collaborations including Rod Stewart, B.o.B. and … wait for it… The Muppets. The album will include traditional tracks like “Silent Night” and “The Christmas Song” along with a cover of Mariah Carey’s modern classic, “All I Want For Christmas Is You”. Cee Lo’s Magic Moment hits stores on October 30. Check out Green and Aguilera’s duet below.
After so much teasing, Christina Aguilera has finally released her music video for her new single “Your Body” and we’ve got your first look below.
Aguilera plays a woman who lives in the desert in a trailer who, as the video kicks off, seeks advice from an online psychic about what her week looks like. The psychic informs her, “You’re gonna have a killer week“. He couldn’t have been more bang on. Throughout the video, Aguilera encounters hot guys that she hooks up with and the kills them. The first guy she blows then blows him up. The second guy she takes into a stall, then mauls him. And a third guy thinks he’s gonna get to go to third base with her, but instead she beats him with a bat. Instead of blood, there’s glitter. As the video disclaimer says in the beginning, “No men were harmed in the making of this video“.
She’s like a hotter version of Aileen Wuornos aka “Monster”. With each of her victims, she’s also wearing a different disguise. Check out the video below and let me know what you think!
In the new clip, we see her with a handful of different looks, one where she’s wearing a “Rich Bitch” necklace as shown above. On the flipside, in another scene she stands in front of a trailer in a trailer park. She also wakes up next to a hottie that she wants to straddle while seated in a car.
I’m really looking forward to checking out the video when it comes out later this week. Even more so, I’m looking forward to hearing the rest of the album. I love “Your Body,” so it’s certainly very promising!
Excuse me while I compose myself. ROTFLMFAO!!! Is Christina Aguilera delusional or simply a closet comedienne? Cuz that statement is as funny as shizz. What is in this woman’s Kool-Aid? And please share because it sounds like it gives an amazing head trip.
In her interview with Billboard magazine, X-Tina discusses her upcoming rebirth with her 7th studio album, Lotus. The conversation covers a wide spectrum of topics from her stint on The Voice, helping former team member Chris Mann with his debut album, Britney rivalry and much more. Out of all her answers, her response regarding her 2010 Bionic bomb is the most notable. She claims people just weren’t ready for it and it’ll be appreciated more as time goes on.
“I can proudly say [Bionic] was ahead of its time, to be honest. It wasn’t so commercialized. You had to really be a music lover, be a true fan of music and the love of being open to really appreciate that record. It’s just a special piece in my body of work that will forever live on. The older the record gets the more people will come to appreciate it actually and check it out.” – Christina Aguilera
Do you agree with the 31-year-old’s statement. Do you think Bionic will be appreciated for generations to come? Failure certainly hasn’t taught Christina any humility ;) Take a trip down memory lane and give “Not Myself Tonight“, “WooHoo” and “You Lost Me” another listen below. Perhaps, she’s actually preaching the gospel. Plus check out her response to the interviewer asking if she’ll watch X Factor. It’s classic Aguilera.