It’s official, Christina Aguilera is back. At least that’s what Billboard is proclaiming. They’re not the only ones. Along with her legion of fans, her contemporaries are also singing her praises. Lady Gaga recently tweeted the old Christina is back and declared her love for “Your Body“. The publication snags The Voice judge for their September 29th issue in anticipation for X-Tina’s highly-anticipated comeback album, Lotus.
In the magazine, the 31-year-old singer opens up about her new studio effort and being a mentor/judge on The Voice. She also gives Billboard a sneak peek and first listen at Lotus‘ tracks. So jealous. I smell a huge winner for Christina. Lotus‘ imminent success will probably erase the Bionic debacle from everyone’s memories. Check out the singer looking radiant on the cover below.
If you watched last night’s episode of The Voice, you probably caught a sneak peek of Christina Aguilera’s upcoming music video. If you didn’t feel like watching more blind auditions, then you definitely missed it. Luckily for those who haven’t seen the “Your Body” teaser, I have it here for you. The track is the lead cut off X-Tina’s upcoming album, Lotus.
“This album is about self-expression and freedom. There is a lot I have gone through personally over the past few years, and this record represents a rebirth for me. The record is about freedom and getting back to the root of who I am and what I love to do.” – Christina Aguilera to Ryan Seacrest
Since her last effort Bionic in 2010 bombed big time commercially and critically, Christina has a lot riding on “Your Body” and her seventh studio album. NBC recently revealed that the 31-year-old entertainer wasn’t returning for the Spring edition of The Voice to work on her music and tour. If “Your Body” and other tracks from Lotus don’t connect with fans, Aguilera will have a lot of free time on her hands.
In the short clip provided, Christina is seen with a baseball bat, shopping at a convenience store, hitchhiking on a highway and straddling a guy while wearing some too-tight clothing. Speaking of said guy, he’s smoking hot. I can’t wait for the full-length music video to see if she has him in a few gratuitous shirtless scenes. Check out a preview below of what promises to be an “explosive” clip.
NBC made the official announcement today that Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green are leaving The Voice for a one season hiatus as they attend to some other projects. Aguilera is taking a break from the show to promote and tour her new album Lotus and will actually be premiering a teaser of her music video for “Your Body” on The Voice this evening. This is the first single from the upcoming album.
Cee Lo Green will be busy starring and executive producing a comedy for NBC that is actually loosely based on his real-life relationship with his wife and kids.
Both Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera will be back for Season 5 of the singing show. The Two big name replacements have been announced for Season 4 and I think they’re great choices! Find out who they are below.
Just in time for the weekend, Christina Aguilera debuted her new single “Your Body” on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show. The single is a track from her upcoming album titled Lotus, which is due out November 13, 2012. “Your Body” is going to be available for download on iTunes this coming Monday, September 14.
The pop track is very catchy and sassy, and showcases Christina’s vocals and I am totally loving it. I’m sure there will be some killer remixes to this song in no time, but even without a remix, the song is very refreshing. I’m eager to hear the rest of her album and certainly can’t wait to see her music video which she’ll apparently give a teaser for on The Voice on Monday.
Aguilera told Seacrest, “This album is about self-expression and freedom. There is a lot I have gone through personally over the past few years and this record represents a rebirth for me. The record is about freedom and getting back to the root of who I am and what I love to do.”
Listen to the track below and share your thoughts in the comments!
Are you watching the third season of The Voice? If so, you better enjoy the current judging panel while you still can. Come 2013, those red swivel chairs might have new occupants. Did Britney Spears scare Xtina off television? Nope. Christina Aguilera revealed to Billboard magazine, that she wants to take a break to get back to making music. A similar sentiment shared by Jennifer Lopez as to why she left American Idol. The “Genie In A Bottle” singer did leave the door open and commented, that she’ll probably be back after doing her own thing for a while. That’s assuming that The Voice is still on the air
“[The Voice] kept me away from my heart, which is creating my own music,” Christina said. “It’s been a joy to be a part of other people’s journey, to be able to inspire and be a part of new singers coming up in this business … but I was starting to get really worried and concerned that I wouldn’t have the time to go and be an artist again.”
Aguilera’s imminent departure shouldn’t come too much of a surprise. Executive producer Mark Burnett expressed during a press conference a couple of months ago, he’d like to have a rotating roster of judges for upcoming seasons. Given that the initial ratings for the NBC show are down from their previous two outings, it looks like the show may have reached its peak in the Spring. I maintain airing another season so soon after Season 2 was a mistake. That said, I’ve watched the first couple of episodes and really enjoyed a few of the blind auditions. Check out my Top 5 performances so far below.
Every year at the end of summer, MTV hosts the Video Music Awards, all an out spectacle celebrating the best music videos of the past year. Each year the VMAs turn out some of the most exciting and theatrical performances.
With this year’s awards show airing tonight, I decided to compile a list of my personal favorite VMA performances. Keep in mind I have a thing for female artists, drama, powerful voices, and train wrecks.
In the late 90s, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears battled it out on the Billboard charts. This Fall, the two pop divas will face off against each other on television with competing reality singing shows. Before we get the Nielsen ratings for their Fall premieres, the blonds go head-to-head on newsstands everywhere. Earlier today, Patrick shared Britney Spears’ Elle October 2012 issue, and now I bring you Christina’s Lucky magazine cover.
The 31-year-old Voice judge dons denim shirts, jean vests and lace tops for her photo spread snapped by Robert Erdmann. Apparently it’s the 1980s all over again ;) Inside the issue, X-Tina discusses her new album, achieving success at an early age and her body issues. Check out her photos below, along with a few quotes. Don’t forget to vote on which former Mickey Mouse Club alum has the better October 2012 cover in our poll.
On Fame At A Young Age
“When you’re young, it’s so easy to get bull-dozed. There were these two ladies who worked at the record label who always wanted to come to fittings and dress me up like a Barbie doll. It was disgusting.”
On Stripped’s Success
“I was 21 and fearless. It was a really great turning point for me to be the artist I’d always wanted to be.”
Christina Aguilera is about to return to your playlists with a new collaboration with hit-maker Max Martin called “Your Body“. The diva has been shooting the music video and working on her album cover shoot as well. I’ve included a couple pictures that she posted below.
The leaked demo of “Your Body” hit the web today and I think it’s definitely in the right direction for Christina. Although it’s a dance track, this demo version is a bit too slow for me so I’m hoping the real version will pick up the pace. I’m pretty sure that was the same thing that happened with Britney Spears “Hold It Against Me,” with the demo being slow and the real one being much more up beat. Regardless, the track sounds hot and I love the lyrics.
Listen to the demo version of “Your Body and let me know what you think!