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|Album Back To Basics By Christina Aguilera - Sep 2006|
|Out August 14th|
After pop Christina ("Genie In A Bottle") and Xtina Christina ("Dirrty"), here comes Bombshell Christina. The new image is Veronica Lake, the new sound is Ella Fitzgerald via Busta Rhymes. It shouldn't work, but it does. "Slow Down Baby" and "Ain't No Other Man" are dancefloor smashes, while the burlesque, X-rated "Nasty Naughty Boy" has to be heard to be believed....
|Pop Diva Goes 'Back To Basics' - Sep 2006|
|Of the pop princesses who charted in the earlier years of the century - Britney, Mandy and Jessica among them - only one avoided criticisms of her vocal talent. For sure, Christina Aguilera inspired her fair share of snide comments - about her sex kitten image, ego and provocative fashion sense - but no one doubted she could sing. |
Early hits like 'Genie In A Bottle' showcased a strong voice, and the string of videos that followed introduced us to a beautiful young singer-dancer. But it wasn't until 2002's Stripped album and songs like 'Beautiful' and 'Fighter' that the full grandeur of her v...
|Pipe Cleaner: Her Voice: Fantastic, Her Songs: Overdone - Sep 2006|
|Back 2 Basics 3 stars out of 5|
While Britney Spears procreates and confides to Matt Lauer that her music is in limbo, her onetime rival CHristina Aguilera is burdened by no such distracions or dilemmas. On her third proper album, Xtina asserts herself as the foremost striver of the teen-pop graduating class, now approaching its 10-year reunion. Her nearly two dozen new tracks, sperad over two discs, play like a dial-scanning sample of satellite radio: there's no-scrub hip hop, adult-alternative folk-blues, small-combo jazz, World War II boogie-woogie, slow jams, hot adult-contemporary weepers...
|Christina Aguilera - Sep 2006|
|4 stars |
What you need to know...
This is the first album in four years from the former teen pop sensation.
Christina seals her transformation from Dirrty Girl to a vintage Hollywood pin-up with a sophisticated new sound. The fiesty diva returns with her modern take on the smoky jazz and soulful ditties of the 20s, 30s, and 40s. Or so the hype goes. In truth, it's more of a cocktail of sounds from contemporary R'n'B and 60s-inspired soul to the big-band sound of the swinging 40s. All in all, its a fine comeback, delivering delicious late-night jazz, heart-warming ballads...
|Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - Sep 2006|
|Her willingness to get down and "dirrty" in her pop videos is well-documented but Christina Aguilera is no bimbo: she talks to Attitude about sexuality, freedom of expression, the foibles of showbusiness, and how loved up she is with her new husband.|
"You're still dirty, aren't you?" I say to Christina Aguilera as she sits opposite me in a darkened bar in one of Londons swishier hotels in a black dress cut up to her and down to there.She just gives me a sort of "Thank You!" smile; within the first five minutes of our conversation shes already said something about...
|VMA: Highs and Lows, Ringtones and Clunkers - Sep 01, 2006|
|Shakira shook her hips, Justin Timberlake showed us his "SexyBack," and unlike past years, no single artist dominated at the winner's podium. |
But the evening lacked one of those notorious moments that have marked previous MTV Video Music Awards.
Madonna, Britney and Christina didn't lock lips. Eminem wasn't there to pick a fight with Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.
There was no Rage Against the Machine to rage against anyone.
Now that the show passes into our memories, what water-cooler moments did the 23rd edition of the show provide?
Which artists actually advanced their car...
|Aguilera Adds Sizzle to MTV's Video Music Awards - Sep 01, 2006|
|Ravishing in red, songstress Christina Aguilera brought down the house at the 2006 Video Music Awards, while Ms. Beyoncé blew the roof off and had everyone's full attention as she made the trench coat glamorous.|
"I was inspired by ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith' because Angelina had the sexy trench coat," Beyoncé revealed.
Justin Timberlake made a grand return with his hit song "SexyBack," hip-shaking Shakira shook things up and Jennifer Lopez dodged a stage crasher!
But the real craziness happened backstage after the VMAs, and only "Extra's" cameras captured every wild m...
|The MTV Audience Has Spoken! - Sep 01, 2006|
|Christina Aguilera performed a heart-wrenching rendition of her ballad "Hurt" with Linda Perry accompanying her on the piano.|
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|Red-Hot Couples Take Over Video Music Awards - Sep 01, 2006|
|Christina Aguilera's husband, Jordan Bratman, waited for his wife inside, and his sexy wife showed us that her love for Jordan is literally skin deep.|
"This was the first tattoo I got in honor of my now-husband Jordan," Christina showed us. "And one on my back, it's a wedding tattoo, ‘I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.' He's amazing. He's my best friend."
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|MTV VMA Red Carpet Report - Sep 01, 2006|
|The Raconteurs breezed by, stopping only briefly to praise Christina Aguilera's "Ain't No Other Man," and to respond to a query about how often they wash their hair. "Not very often," singer Jack White said. "We don't have time for that sort of thing. We have to play for three hours tonight."|
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|Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - Sep 01, 2006|
|Gentlemen Prefer Blondes|
Her willingness to get down and "dirrty" in her pop videos is well-documented but Christina Aguilera is no bimbo: she talks to Attitude about sexuality, freedom of expression, the foibles of showbusiness, and how loved up she is with her new husband.
Interview Simon Gage
"You're still dirty, aren't you?" I say to Christina Aguilera as she sits opposite me in a darkened bar in one of Londons swishier hotels in a black dress cut up to her and down to there.She just gives me a sort of "Thank You!" smile; within the first five minutes of our ...
|Viacom, Warner bid for BMG Music Publishing - Sep 01, 2006|
|U.S. media conglomerate Viacom has teamed up with private equity group Apollo to submit an offer for BMG Music Publishing in a bid battle that could top 1.5 billion euros ($1.92 billion), sources close to the matter said.|
BMG Music Publishing, which owns the rights to thousands of songs including hits by Christina Aguilera and Coldplay, is being sold by German media conglomerate Bertelsmann to help finance a 4.5 billion-euro buyback of a minority stake in the company.
The Viacom/Apollo group submitted its offer by a deadline of Thursday, the sources said on Friday. Warner Music Group also bi...
|Battle of Babes - Sep 01, 2006|
|IT WAS a battle of the babes at the world's biggest music video awards show.|
Christina Aguilera, Beyonce and Shakira set the MTV Video Music Awards alight in New York last night.
Although the girls missed out on the top gongs, they put fire into what critics said was a lacklustre show.
Shakira belly-danced her way through Hips Don't Lie, showing off the impressive dance moves that earned her a Best Choreography award.
And Christina belted out a big power ballad, working her 1920s showgirl look in a long beaded gown with her trademark red lipstick and peroxide locks.
But it was Beyonce who ha...
|Standing Ovations to Christina, Beyonce, and JT for Dressing Up the MTV Awards - Sep 01, 2006|
Christina Aguilera may be single-handedly responsible for bringing Hollywood glamour to the music world.
Madonna and Gwen Stefani have dabbled in the past, but Christina has embraced the look and made it her own, as evidenced in her music, in her videos, and — looking as if she'd just stepped out of a George Hurrell photograph — in her dazzling Versace gown on the red carpet.
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|All Hail King James Of MTV - Sep 02, 2006|
|CHRISTINA AGUILERA failed to land a single gong, but along with SHAKIRA and J-Lo she added to the glam factor.|
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|It's A Burner On The Dancefloor - Sep 02, 2006|
|WE always knew Christina Aguilera was a fan of hotpants. But it seems her routine at the VMAs was so red-hot, it set her dress on fire.|
The smouldering 25-year-old belted out her hit Ain't No Other Man but didn't win a gong... unless she got one for steamiest bum....
|Thrill Is Gone At MTV Music Video Awards - Sep 02, 2006|
|Christina Aguilera, who previously shocked our senses as the dirty Xtina, looked downright classy as she performed a low-key ballad. There were no wardrobe malfunctions whatsoever during Timberlake's perfunctory show kick-off. Shakira and Wyclef Jean performed a colourful but rote performance of her smash Hips Don't Lie. Ludacris and Pharrell posed their way through Showstopper. Not even Britney Spears and Kevin Federline, who appeared via videotape, could strike a spark.|
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|Christina Misses Out - Sep 02, 2006|
|CHRISTINA AGUILERA was a surprise loser at the event. Dressed in a glittery red dress, she performed a medley of songs from her new album but missed out on the Best Female Video to Kelly Clarkson....|
|American Girls Are So Blunt - Sep 02, 2006|
|James wasn't the only loved-up star at the awards. Sexy singer Christina Aguilera and her husband Jordan Bratman were all over each other.|
She couldn't resist resting her hand on his leg and nuzzling his shoulder while watching Beyonce and Shakira sizzle on stage before her own steamy performance.
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|Hurricane Lashes Mexico Tourist Spot - Sep 02, 2006|
|Hollywood stars including Demi Moore, Ashton Kucher, Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn visit places like the One and Only _ a hotel where the posted rates go well above $2,000 a night. Keith Richards got married in Cabo San Lucas with Mick Jagger as best man, Christina Aguilera had her bachelorette party there, Jessica Simpson celebrated her 26th birthday there and Kate Beckinsale's stay was immortalized on the Internet by paparazzi shots of her in a bikini.|
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|I WOULD NEVER DO A REALITY TV SHOW WITH MY HUSBAND - Sep 02, 2006|
|I WOULD NEVER DO A REALITY TV SHOW WITH MY HUSBAND|
As she makes her pop comeback, we sit the singer down for a good old girlie gossip.
Christina Aguilera has come a heck of a long way since she burst onto the pop scene as a bottle-blonde teenager in 1998.
Not only is she all grown up now, but Christina, 25, also bagged herself a husband last year - in the shape of music executive Jordan Bratman.
But one thing hasn't changed. The singer's Dirrty image is as raunchy as ever, and she's still more than happy to flaunt her body in barely there outfits. And after taking a well-deserved break, the ...
|Christina Aguilera has pipes, but two CDs' worth can be a little much - Sep 03, 2006|
|Christina Aguilera - Back To Basics|
Christina Aguilera has been called "the best voice of our generation" by former Mouseketeer partner Justin Timberlake, and on the ambitious double album "Back to Basics," Aguilera's first release in four years, she's out to prove she's a voice of ALL generations.
As its title and the va-va-voom Rita Hayworth pinup '50s-era album art imply, "Back to Basics" eyes an old-school aesthetic by name-checking jazz and R&B greats such as Billie Holiday and Etta James, samples an old Gladys Knight and the Pips B-side ("Wind...
|Chrsitina hits NYC! - Sep 04, 2006|
|Wearing vintage Herve Leger, Christina Aguilera fated her new album, Back to Basics, on Aug. 15 at NYC club Marquee, where she sang her hit "Come on Over" to hubby Jordan Bratman and danced to Journey tunes with Marc Jacobs.|
After a visit to TRL, Xtina flaunted her gams in a vintage dress, Alexander McQueen trench and Louboutin accessories. How'd she get those legs? "I wanted to feel stronger, so I tried boxing," she tells Life & Style.
Earlier, while en route to Good Morning America, Christina was pinupworthy in a slinky frock and shy-high Christian Louboutin heels. ...
|Pop diva ‘Back to Basics’ on new cd - Sep 04, 2006|
|With the enormous amount of hip-hop music taking over the radio waves, it feels good to hear a change of tunes that bring us back to the root of where music today began. After four years of waiting, Christina Aguilera’s third album, Back To Basics has finally been released.|
She’s reinvented herself once again to platinum blond curls and dark red lips for a more glamorous look. She puts her dark locks and skimpy outfits away to reveal the most in-depth and personal album she has made thus far (but not to worry, fellas, she hasn’t completely lost her “dirrty” touch). Her soulful and extremely p...
|Christina Is Dim Shady, Lady - Sep 04, 2006|
|CHRISTINA AGUILERA wore huge sunglasses on a New York night out with hubby JORDAN BRATMAN.|
They might explain why she looks like she dressed in the dark.
How else could she justify a dark bra under a see-through white jumper?
It’s either that or she has an album to promote ......
|Aguilera: 'I Want A Baby Boy' - Sep 04, 2006|
|CHRISTINA AGUILERA is hoping to kick start her family by giving birth to a baby boy.|
The CAR WASH hitmaker married JORDAN BRATMAN last November (05), but insists she'll wait a few years before making babies with the marketing executive.
When she sang about her "little girl" on her new album track THE RIGHT MAN, fans began to suspect a baby was already on the way.
She says, "When the time is right. I have the prediction I'm going to have a boy first.
"So I hope people don't think I'm trying to jinx myself by writing about a little girl.
"I'd be overjoyed by eith...
|Aguilera To Renew Vows Every Five Years - Sep 04, 2006|
|Newlywed pop star CHRISTINA AGUILERA plans to renew her wedding vows to JORDAN BRATMAN every five years. |
The BEAUTIFUL singer married the marketing executive last November (05) and has never been happier.
And she insists her next trip down the aisle will be much less traditional.
She says, "We want to renew our vows every five years, so next time I'll do it a little more rock 'n' roll.
"My husband was surprised at my dress, he thought I'd chose some crazy colour."...
|The turmoil of world events seemed to color pop music's top-selling seasonal ant - Sep 04, 2006|
|"We've seen a change in what the consumer wants to hear," said Jimmy Rosemond, chief executive of Czar Entertainment, a New York-based management company. "Every element of hip-hop was in the songs of this summer. Shakira had Wyclef Jean producing; Nelly Furtado had Timbaland, one of the best hip-hop producers out there; Gnarls Barkley has Cee-Lo, who was with ['90s Southern rap group] Goodie Mob. And half of Christina Aguilera's new album was produced by DJ Premier, another one of the best hip-hop producers out there.|
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|Good, But Not Quite A 'Day' To Remember - Sep 04, 2006|
|She's employing the opposite of Christina Aguilera's thinking on the ambitious- but-flawed "Back to Basics" (RCA) album. If Aguilera's approach was like trying to run a marathon and coming up short, Beyoncé's idea is to walk a few blocks and look mighty fierce doing it.|
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|"I was involved with a gay person" - Sep 04, 2006|
|She may be happily married to a man, but that hasn't stopped songbird Christina Aguilera from admitting that she was once in love with a person with a gay past.|
The 'Still Dirrty' singer came clean about her preferences during an interview with The Advocate.
"I guess I can say I think I kind of did. I was involved with someone who has a gay past. I was in the relationship knowing that," the New York Post quoted her, as saying.
As for her onstage lip-lock with Madonna a few years ago, well though Britney Spears got more attention than her own smooch with the queen of pop, Aguilera ...
|Welcome to my Bubble - Sep 04, 2006|
|The new breed of pop singers loves to tell us about the burdens of stardom. Their music is better when they don't.|
In the history of pop music, there is exactly one good song about celebrity: Fame, which required the combined effort of David Bowie and John Lennon to be brought into existence. Otherwise, from the Rolling Stones' Star Star to Britney Spears' Lucky, the subject has been a disaster for any artist who comes near it. It's not that people aren't interested in celebrity--Mary Hart's summerhouse is a monument to the contrary--but that the pleasures it provides are voyeuristic, defined...
|Aguilera takes her music, style to 'Fashion Rock' - Sep 04, 2006|
|Christina Aguilera is very, very happy, and she doesn't care who knows it. |
The 25-year-old Grammy winner - who headlines CBS' "Fashion Rocks" special at 9 p.m. Friday - has traded in her controversial self-described "nasty" look for a softer, more glamorous retro style that mirrors "Back to Basics," her well-received new double-CD release that pays tribute to music she always has cherished.
"I was a young girl, about 6 or 7 years old, when I was introduced to the sound of old blues, jazz and soul music," she says. "I've always connected with it, ...
|FASCINATING FACT 2060 - Sep 04, 2006|
|Punk pop star PINK owns the piano which LINDA PERRY from 4 NON BLONDES composed all her music on. CHRISTINA AGUILERA's hit song BEAUTIFUL was also written with the instrument....|
|Love Pact - Sep 04, 2006|
|There definitely ain't no other man for Christina Aguilera! At her Aug. 15 CD release party for Back to Basics, the bombshell singer gushed to Life & Style about hubby Jordan Bratman, "The best part of married life is being married to my best friend." |
And she hopes it'll stay that way! Before the bash, Christina, 25, told friends she has devised a special plan so that she and Jordan, 29, stay as close as possible during her upcoming tour.
"We can't be apart for more than three days," Christina announced. "Whether Jordan flies to me or I find the time to fly ho...
|Aguilera's Wedding Woes - Sep 05, 2006|
|Pop superstar CHRISTINA AGUILERA almost had a disastrous wedding day after her stylist forgot to bring her wedding veil. |
The GENIE IN A BOTTLE star married marketing executive JORDAN BRATMAN in a California ceremony last year (05).
The singer admits she was furious when her stylist misplaced the essential wedding accessory and promptly fired her for the lapse, vowing never to work with her again.
Aguilera says, "At my wedding, I said 'Let's put the veil on' and it wasn't there. It was an oversight of my stylist, who I will never work with again.
"Thank God I had my mom's lace...
|BMG Music Publishing attracts 3 buyout offers - Sep 05, 2006|
|The music group's roster includes contemporary artists like Maroon 5, Christina Aguilera and Nelly as well as catalogs of longtime musicians like B.B. King and Joan Jett, according to its Web site.|
(Note, this will not affect Christina)
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|List of the 20 Most Talked About Celebrities Released - Sep 05, 2006|
|Angelina Jolie, Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt round out the top five. Other celebrities making an appearance on the most talked about list include Christina Aguilera, Mel Gibson, Justin Timberlake, David and Victoria Beckham, and Nicole Kidman.|
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|Young, gifted, and blonde - Sep 05, 2006|
|Christina Aguilera stripped down to basics|
If Christina Aguilera’s new album is her idea of getting Back to Basics (RCA/BMG), what does this pop princess do when she when she wants to get fancy? It boggles the imagination. As this executive producer, principal songwriter, and back-to-blonde bombshell explains in the package’s “Back to Basics Bonus Video,” her album is a tribute to the “blues, jazz, and soul artists” whom she’s loved since she was a little girl, divided into two CDs. The first features 13 hip-hop-inflected updates of classic soul styles, produced primarily by DJ Premier, of hi...
|Christina Aguilera 'Back To Basics' - Sep 05, 2006|
|The title means a couple of things. One, she no longer dresses like a porn star. Two, she's reminding everyone that it was a still-pretty-impressive voice that got her here in the first place. Three, that this ridiculously long double CD is filled with highfalutin songwriting of the old school mixed with high-gloss hip-hop production. The latter comes courtesy of DJ Premier, one of the most important hip-hop producers of all time, the former from Linda Perry, gal-pop's go-to gal for cred building. |
Why Aguilera felt the need to release a double CD where a single would have been really compell...
|Britney Spears Asks Justin Timberlake & Christina Aguilera To Be Godparents - Sep 05, 2006|
|Britney Spears will likely give birth sometime in October to her second baby. Many are predicting the little baby will be a girl from her online registry and. So - who will act as Godparents to the new little baby?|
Star Magazine will report in this week's issue that it will be Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera.
The weekly magazine teases.
Britney Spears raises eyebrows again, asking former co-stars on The Mickey Mouse Club, Justin Timberlake, 25 and Christina Aguilera, 25, to be godparents to her soon-to-be daughter, due this month.
However, the three pop-stars share more t...
|Christina Aguilera - Back to basics - Sep 05, 2006|
|While Britney Spears transformed from a pop princess to a sloppy, white trash teen mom, enemy Christina Aguilera let the world know this summer that she got her nipplepiercing removed.|
The star thought of these accessories as unapropriate for a married woman - Aguilera married this year - and just as little as the new phase in her carreer. Because after the decent all-American-girl-period from Genie in a bottle and the glossy porn of Dirrty, Xtina reinvented herself. This time as a 'serious' singer, who places herself emphatic in the musical tradition of de greatest from jazz, blues and soul....
|Justina Aguilera get mashed up - Sep 06, 2006|
|JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE's new single SexyBack has been ‘mashed up’ with Christina Aguilera's Ain’t No Other Man. |
Just-ina Aguilera, it would seem.
The track – mixed by the quirky DJ Spider - begins with Christina’s vocals over Justin’s instrumental backing, before the pair are blended together.
It’s a bit cheesy but sure to be well received in the clubs.
Other mixes by the Spider include Michael Jackson Vs Beyonce’s Don’t Stop Naughty Girl, and The Bee Gees Vs Black Eyed Peas’ interesting version of My Humps In Night Fever.
Our favourite, though, has to be Pink Floyd Vs Grange Hill – Another B...
|Christina's Wedding Day Aguiro - Sep 06, 2006|
|CHRISTINA AGUILERA'S wedding day got very Dirrty when she had to sack her stylist.|
The singer was fuming when her wedding veil was left behind just before her ceremony to marketing exec Jordan Bratman last year.
Christina was dismayed to find her stylist had forgotten the essential piece of wedding gear and promptly fired her on the spot.
She raged: "At my wedding I said, 'let's put the veil on' and it wasn't there. It was an oversight of my stylist, who I will never work with again.
In the end Christina had to resort to improvising with some of her mum's old wedding attire for the Ca...
|Back To Basics - Christina Aguilera - Sep 06, 2006|
Star rating: *****
Christina Aguilera keeps on moving ahead. When you see her perform live, it is the artistry of the performance that's overwhelming and with this latest double set, it's the production values that blow you away.
She knew what she wanted and she could afford to go out and get the best to help her achieve her goals.
It's difficult to give a single rating for the album though because these are two very different discs and, depending on your taste in music and probably age, the one will appeal more than the other.
My best is Enter the Circus disc, which has Aguilera...
|Dylan Drops Danity, Squashes Simpson - Sep 06, 2006|
|Rounding out the Top 10 were holdovers: Christina Aguilera's Back to Basics at four, Cheetah Girls 2 soundtrack at five and OutKast's Idlewild at seven. Nickelback's All the Right Reasons reentered in the 10 spot after dropping to 12 last week.|
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|Get A Room, Chris - Sep 07, 2006|
|We know that Christina Aguilera and her husband Jordan Bratman haven't long since got hitched but really, do these loved-up birds have to flutter their affection about so much? |
They're in danger of becoming Siamese twins...
And yes, we are feeling a little cynical this morning if you were wondering.
Anyhoo, the reason for their soppy appearance was all for a good cause.
They were joining the likes of Dita Von Teese and singers Eve and Kelis at the M.A.C. AIDS Fund dinner in New York.
And the dish of the day was a large helping of glamour.
So, if you can bear to get past the snap of C...
|Christina Aguilera Does Uk Glamour - Sep 07, 2006|
|Well, there she is again! Christina Aguilera is on the cover of yet another magazine. This time it’s Uk Glamour.|
The magazine presents her as the super-sexy star, who has entered a new phase in her life, both professionally & personally. They also describe her as turning from a younger, more delicate Madonna to an incarnated Marilyn Monroe.
Christina says about her self: I’m a woman of many facets and I like to express all of those. I’m not going to shy away from the fact that I am a sexual being.”
In the interview, Xtina also lets you in on a lot of her wedding details, like the missin...
|Christina Aguilera - (RCA) Back to Basics - Sep 07, 2006|
|During the late-'90s glut of pop and pop performers, the two artists it seemed might have careers beyond the throngs of screaming 13-year-olds were Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera. While the latter allegedly brought sexy back, the former elected to go Back to Basics. This double album is an intrepid undertaking long on aspiration and not at all short on achievement. |
Disc one begins with a scratch montage by none other than DJ Premier, who produces five tracks on the album including her lead single Ain't No Other Man and masterful closing track Thank You. Mark Ronson and Rich Harriso...
|See Christina Live - Sep 08, 2006|
|To celebrate Yahoo! Music's 'Get Your Freak On', a fan’s only version of Christina Aguilera’s latest video, 'Ain’t No Other Man', we’re giving you the chance to see the lady herself live in concert in Germany.|
Click on the Yahoo! Music ‘Get Your Freak On’ link and submit a 30 second video of yourself singing and dancing to Christina's new single 'Aint No Other Man' and you may end up staring in her new fans only video! Yahoo! Music 'Get Your Freak On'. Check out Shakira's fan's only 'Hips Don’t Lie' video for inspiration.
Courtesy of Yahoo! Music you and a friend could be jetting off to Germ...
|Aguilera's Double Disc Is A Guilty Pleasure - Sep 09, 2006|
|Ambition is less admirable when everyone involved expects to make millions regardless of creative success. But give Christina Aguilera credit for this semi-audacious double disc. She takes some chances and, maybe more importantly, sheds the sleazed-out freak imagery of 2002's "Stripped" as surely as she previously did the squeaky clean teen-pop persona of "Genie in a Bottle."|
Disc One places Aguilera where she sounds most comfortable, a solid R&B setting that looks back fondly (especially on the self-explanatory "Back in the Day") but keeps the beats and prod...
|Stars Strut Their Stuff At Fashion Rocks - Sep 09, 2006|
|Dance-fueled performances by Beyonce, Christina Aguilera and the Pussycat Dolls highlighted last night's (Sept. 7) Fashion Rocks concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The show, the unofficial kick-off to New York's Fall Fashion Week, also featured a surprising apperance by Kanye West, new songs from Jamie Foxx and Aguilera and performances of a bevy of singles that have topped the Billboard Hot 100 this year.|
Aguilera began the night with a piano duet with Sir Elton John, who curated the event. She later returned to perform the cabaret-esque song "Candyman," from her new RCA ...
|Back-to-basics experiment pays off for Christina Aguilera - Sep 09, 2006|
|WHEN “back to basics,” Christina Aguilera’s two-disc, 22-song follow-up to her crass and unremarkable 2002 sophomore album, “Stripped,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart last week, it marked the end of the singer’s flirtation with over-the-top image-tweaking and a remarkable catharsis after that episode of emotional cum artistic meltdown. This time around, the singer impresses more than she shocks.|
Anger and defiance
The 25-year-old diva’s anger and defiance -- to an abusive father (“Oh Mother”), her harsh critics (“Still Dirrty”) and her former recording partner, Scott Torch (“F....
|Elton, stars shine - Sep 09, 2006|
|Fashion Rocks, the Condé Nast-sponsored benefit concert at Radio City Music Hall that kicked off Fashion Week Thursday night, was supposed to be a tribute to the way music influences the way people dress.|
But it was more of a way for many of today's biggest pop stars to show off their own fall offerings before they hit the road. Christina Aguilera unveiled a big-budget musical version of "Candyman," matching the racy lyrics and retro Andrews Sisters sound with a wartime-influenced display of flapper dresses and men in uniform. Beyoncé, in a tribute to Josephine Baker, donned a minis...
|Top of the Pops - Sep 11, 2006|
|This week, a parade of stars take Manhattan. Who’s worth the ticket price?|
1. Justin Timberlake
8/31 at Roseland Ballroom
His new album, FutureSex/LoveSounds, demonstrates a more mature, edgier sound as evidenced by its great first single, “SexyBack.”
2. Christina Aguilera
9/7 at Radio City
Aguilera’s just one of the stars on the Fashion Rocks lineup, but with no tour dates yet announced in support of her chart-topping album, Back to Basics, this is the show to catch.
9/3 at Jones Beach
The newly svelte singer’s voice is as big as ever—as is her ability to churn out catchy pop ...
|Christina owes $25 tanning tab! - Sep 11, 2006|
|The owners of Suntastic Tanning Studio in Wexford, PA., have a bone to pick with Christina Aguilera. |
The salon is near where the millionaire pop princess grew up, and as a child she was apparently a frequent customer.
And according to the onwer, she stiffed them out of a whoping $25!
In 1999, she bought a package of six sessions for $30 dollars.
Christina, who favored the Beach Bum Rum tanning lotion, only paid a $5 down payment.
But the owners say they aren't going to hold their breath waiting for the money.
"Christina is a sweet girl and probably doesnt remember,"...
|Christina Aguilera's New Album 'Back To Basics' is an Instant Hit Worldwide, Hit - Sep 11, 2006|
|The numbers don't lie. With more than 2.5 million copies of her new CD "Back To Basics" shipped worldwide, RCA/BMG Grammy-winning superstar Christina Aguilera has reconfirmed her global popularity. Less than a week after its Aug. 14 release, the album hit #1 in scores of countries, including the U.K. (her first #1 ever in Britain), Canada, Japan, Germany, Australia, Ireland, Switzerland, Austria, Holland, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, Thailand and Taiwan. The CD also debuted in the Top 5 in New Zealand, Denmark, Italy, Norway, Sweden and Mexico. |
Adding fuel to the fire, Christina is...
|Staind guitarist talks fair food, fatherhood and more - Sep 11, 2006|
|An interview with Staind's guitarist, Mike Mushok. Christina mentioned.|
Q: Whose new album is going to sell more, Christina Aguilera's or Paris Hilton's?
A: I sure hope Christina Aguilera's. Just go away, Paris Hilton. I mean it's just like who cares? Christina can sing ... she's written some decent songs.
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|Singer kicks off 18-date tour November 17 in Sheffield, England. - Sep 11, 2006|
|Christina Aguilera may have set the stage all summer for a proposed tour where she'd torch up America's legendary blues and jazz clubs, but before she does that, she's going to make the rounds in Europe. But don't despair — she hasn't given up|
her dream, she's just deferred it till next year.
"At a certain point, we are fitting in the more intimate blues/jazz club tour," she said, "which I'm really excited about. It's going to be an amazing, amazing show that I can't wait to put on, but dates are to be determined for that whole shebang."
Not so for the European tour, the ...
|BARBRA STREISAND AND CHRISTINA AGUILERA JOIN AS SPECIAL GUESTS OF "TONY BEN - Sep 11, 2006|
|Music Special Produced and Directed by Academy Award-Winning Director Rob Marshall |
Streisand and Aguilera Join Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Michael Bubl Among Other Musical Artists
BURBANK September 11, 2006 With the upcoming release of his new album TONY BENNETT: DUETS/An American Classic on September 26, musical icon Tony Bennett brings his television special to NBC this Thanksgiving holiday. "Tony Bennett: An American Classic," presented by Target, premieres on Tuesday, November 21 (8-9 p.m. ET).
In a rare television guest appearance, Barbra Streisand joins Bennett for a duet ...
|Christina up close - Sep 12, 2006|
|Christina Aguilera just released her big, bold Back to Basics. She’s also managing her career, enjoying her marriage, and speaking up for her LGBT friends. A gay press exclusive with the 25-year-old superstar.|
Christina Aguilera can also whip your ass at Donkey Kong. “I’m extremely good at video games,” asserts the Staten Island, N.Y.– born, Pennsylvania-raised singer between sips of Pellegrino in the bustling bar of L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills. “People come over to my house after a night of going out just to try to beat my scores. I have all the top scores.”
Spend a little time with ...
|Christina supports gay unions - Sep 12, 2006|
|CHRISTINA Aguilera has spoken out in support of gay marriages after being moved to tears at a friend's lesbian wedding. |
The pop babe, who famously locked lips with Madonna on stage, insists prejudice against gay couples is outdated and senseless.
Christina, married to marketing exec Jordan Bratman, said: "My trainer married her girlfriend last weekend and me and Jordan went. It was beautiful. I was so touched by their vows to each other. I totally cried.
"I never get people who think being gay is some kind of choice. It just saddens me."
Despite marrying Jordan last Novembe...
|Christina Aquilera is back in business with "Back to Basic" - Sep 12, 2006|
|Christina Aguilera is back in business with Back To Basics|
Disk 1 Review
After making her fans wait nearly four years for new music, Christina Aguilera has bounced back on the scene with her 3rd album, entitled "Back To Basics". Like a lot of artists, Aguilera's music only gets better as she progresses as a musician. On "Back To Basics," she makes a successful attempt to blend retro blues and jazz music with modern pop and R&B melodies. The album proves to be worth the wait as Aguilera delivers a special 2-disk album of 22 tracks guaranteed to hold us down until the n...
|Aguilera hit by a Vibe Brown-out - Sep 12, 2006|
|Is Bobby Brown really hotter than Christina Aguilera?|
Vibe magazine apparently thinks so — and Aguilera's peeps are peeved.
It was disappointing enough for Aguilera — who did a big interview and photo shoot for Vibe's October cover to hype her chart-topping album "Back to Basics" — when there was a regime change at the music mag, and the new editors dumped the megawatt pop star in favor of Whitney Houston's troubled hubby.
But I hear the Aguilera camp went ballistic — with her powerful manager, Irving Azoff, sending a saber-rattling letter alleging breach of contract — when Vibe wa...
|For The Record: Quick News On Lil' Kim, Diddy, Outkast, Gwen Stefani, Kanye West - Sep 13, 2006|
|Kanye West, Christina Aguilera, Beyoncé, Gwen Stefani, Diddy, Nick Lachey and dozens more will be featured in "Big Red Book," a collection of photos benefiting model Petra Nemcova's Happy Hearts Fund. The charity organization, founded by Nemcova after her experience in the 2004 tsunami, aids children who have been affected by natural, economic and health-related disasters. The book is currently in production, with stars such as Russell Simmons, Serena Williams and Joaquin Phoenix having their photos shot in New York this week. ......|
|Interactive bluetooth campaign with Sony Ericsson and Aguilera ringtones - Sep 13, 2006|
|All Bluetooth users can benefit from a unique one-week offer allowing them to receive free of charge a Christina Aguilera ringtone if they are within 30 metres of an Abribus. With this Abribus campaign Mobistar is taking the road of permission marketing.|
Today Mobistar is surprising its customers and other mobile users with an exclusive Abribus campaign. The telecom operator is the first to use the new Bluetooth technology from Alterwave commercialised by JCDecaux Innovate within the 2m2 JCDecaux network. “Traditional mass communication must give way to new communication methods. This campaig...
|Jennifer Aniston Is People Magazine's Best Dressed Woman Of 2006 - Sep 14, 2006|
|Rounding out the top ten are: 4. Beyonce; 5. Eva Longoria; 6. Charlize Theron; 7. Kate Moss; 8. Christina Aguilera; 9. Jessica Simpson; 10. Kate Hudson. |
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|Going Back to Basics - Sep 14, 2006|
|It's not something that happens frequently. As a matter of fact, it happens only once every 20- or 30-something years. A singer with a voice out of this world comes onto the scene and blows everyone else out of the water. For our generation, that title belongs to none other than Christina Aguilera.|
Christina made her debut in 1999 with the release of her self-titled album, Christina Aguilera. At first glance, she didn't look any different than the rest of the cute, blonde, bordering on sexy in a jailbait kinda way, bubblegum pop-princesses. She fit that mold and was immediately thrown into th...
|CHRISTINA AND JORDAN STILL SMITTEN ALMOST ONE YEAR ON - Sep 14, 2006|
|Snuggling close to each other at a London party, Christina Aguilera and husband Jordan Bratman proved that for them the honeymoon continues. The pop siren, who exchanged vows with her music exec love ten months ago, was at a bash thrown by gemstone designer Stephen Webster. |
The sparkling company at the party - which marked 30 years in the business for the celebrity jeweller - also included another newlywed, Cheryl Tweedy, attending without husband Ashley Cole, Lady Victoria Hervey and Brian Ferry, who'd been drafted in to serenade the guests. But Christina and Jordan seemed wrapped up in a w...
|Princess Xtina's topping tiara - Sep 15, 2006|
|CHRISTINA AGUILERA proves she's the world's favourite pop princess as she steps out in a twinkling tiara. |
The Dirrty girl was looking demure and sophisticated as she left London's Cuckoo club on the arm of her hubby Jordan Bratman, last night.
Christina is in the UK to promote her latest album Back To Basics, which is currently sitting pretty at number 13 in the charts.
And after hearing her loved-up vocals on latest single, Ain't No Other Man, we've no doubt Jordan is Christina's perfect Prince Charming....
|Who's That Curl? - Sep 15, 2006|
|SHE sported a tiara... but Christina Aguilera was more like a spoiled madam than a princess when she turned up nearly an hour late to a close pal's bash - because she'd lost her hair curlers.|
The 25-year-old diva - who showed up looking fab in a slinky figure-boosting frock - flew in for celebrity jeweller Stephen Webster's do at Soho's Hertford House. But was too late to give her planned speech.
And she spurned guests including Cheryl Cole, Calum Best and Sophie Anderton to spend the entire night snogging the face off hubby Jordan Bratman before heading off to the Cuckoo Club.
|SEE CHRISTINA AGUILERA LIVE! - Sep 15, 2006|
|Christina Aguilera is back in what looks set to be the most sensational live tour of the year, and we've got tickets to give away.|
The Grammy Award-winning songstress will tour the UK in November – her first UK dates for 3 years – after opening her eagerly awaited European tour in Sheffield Arena, November 17th.
The tour follows the huge success of ‘Aint No Other Man’ and the LP ‘Back To Basics’, which reached Number 1 in the US and the UK, giving Christina her first ever UK Number 1 album.
One of the world’s most successful female artists of all time, Christina wowed audiences at London’s ...
|Billboard single reviews: Aguilera, Powter - Sep 16, 2006|
|ARTIST: CHRISTINA AGUILERA |
NEW YORK (Billboard) - Christina Aguilera's "Ain't No Other Man," in all its incarnations -- single release to chart-topping club remixes -- was a triple-play triumph of talent reaching its prime, melodic potency and sheer star power. Follow-up ballad "Hurt" dramatically shifts gears from sass to sad, further giving testament to Aguilera's stupefying gifts as an emotive, mature powerhouse singer. The force of her vocal as she relates the pain of moving past a relationship in ruins is daunting, with a melody and lush production that ...
|OUR FANTASY CELEBS - Sep 18, 2006|
|ANGELINA Jolie, Robbie Williams and Johnny Depp were the most fantasised-about celebrities.|
In the female category, Angelina was well in the lead, with Jennifer Aniston a distant second.
Close behind her was the cute Kylie Minogue and not far away in fourth was Christina Aguilera.
But when it came to a favourite celebrity to have dinner with, Jennifer Aniston was joint first with Angelina.
Davina McCall made it on to that list, but not the fantasy sexual partner category.
Robbie Williams was still the man when it came to favourite dinner date, but Gordon Ramsay and Billy Connolly also man...
|Music Review: Christina Aguilera - "Hurt" - Sep 18, 2006|
|"Hurt," the second single from Christina Aguilera's already gold album Back to Basics, is one weeper of a ballad. From the slow opening to a soft piano all the way to the spine-tingling bridge, "Hurt" chronicles the pain and regret one can feel after losing someone they love. But what's great about the song is it's so much more than the standard, stock loved-and-lost ballad.|
"Seems like it was yesterday when I saw your face/You told me how proud you were, but I walked away/If only I knew what I knew today." I'm already welled up with tears as prolific songwriter ...
|'Idol' Dropout Mario Vazquez Shows 'Grittier' Side On Debut, Hopes For Spot On C - Sep 18, 2006|
|Mario Vazquez, the only "American Idol" finalist ever to drop out of the show (back in season four), spoke about the possibility of opening Christina's tour.|
"We're in talks of maybe being the second act to open for Christina Aguilera when she goes overseas," Vazquez said. "My fingers are crossed for that."
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|DIDDY PLANS GRAND TOUR - Sep 18, 2006|
|Rap mogul DIDDY is planning another marathon - as he crisscrosses America to promote his new album PRESS PLAY. The BAD BOY FOR LIFE hitmaker is planning a sleep-free promotional tour, during which he'll pick up city honours and host parties at a host of stops. Diddy's cross-country trek will begin next week (18SEP06) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - a month before the new album is released. Included in the non-stop schedule will be special Press Play listening parties and official ceremonies, where Diddy, real name SEAN COMBS, will be honoured by mayors and other local officials. In some cities...|
|For The Record: Quick News On Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Kevin Federlin - Sep 18, 2006|
|Christina Aguilera is creating a video montage of fan testimonials for her upcoming tour — and she's reaching out to them for help. The singer is asking fans to send in video clips lasting 15 seconds or less that express what Aguilera's music means to them and how it has inspired them. Fans should upload the clips on BabyJaneFanClub.com, and the winners will be announced on the site November 17. ...|
Does Britney Spears think Kevin Federline is "Crazy"? Maybe so — she'll be appearing on that song on K-Fed's new album, Playing With Fire. Ya Boy ("Dance With a Pimp") and Bosc...
|And You Thought Wearing Stilettos Hurt - Sep 18, 2006|
|So, it may not be Lindsay Lohan’s best week ever, but we have total faith in her that she will make the cast on her fractured wrist as stylish as possible. But, we’ve already learned that you just can’t keep a good fashionista down, painful injury or not. Brooke Burns (right) tackled her broken neck with a sense of humor and a bedazzler — check out her super sparkly neck brace at an event in Los Angeles last December. One of PEOPLE’s Best Dressed, Christina Aguilera (left) sliced two tendons in her wrist in July 2005 but still managed to be the height of style, even attending the Dior Couture ...|
|Listen Up: Diddy Feat. Christina Aguilera - Tell Me - Sep 19, 2006|
|I know there’s been a lot of Christina posts lately, but I just got this song in my inbox and HAD to post it. I’d rather Diddy just die and never come back but Christina’s voice on this track is HOT SHIT!...|
|CHILI PEPPERS LEAD MTV EMA NOMINATIONS - Sep 19, 2006|
|RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS lead the nominations for the MTV Europe Music Awards after being named in four categories. |
The DANI CALIFORNIA hitmakers are nominated for Best Group, Best Rock Act, Best Song and Best Album, while KANYE WEST, CHRISTINA AGUILERA, MADONNA, NELLY FURTADO and SHAKIRA all up for three awards.
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE will host the awards show, which will be broadcast live from Copenhagen, Denmark, on 2 November (06), and is also nominated for
Best Male Artist and Best Pop Act. PHARRELL WILLIAMS, ROBBIE WILLIAMS, SEAN PAUL, BEYONCE KNOWLES, MUSE and KEANE are all up for two awar...
|Chili Peppers, Muse & Madonna lead MTV EMA nominations - Sep 20, 2006|
|The event taking place on November 2nd|
Nominations were announced today for the 13th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, with the Red Hot Chili Peppers leading the big list in four categories.
Today's announcement, which confirmed that the bash is to be hosted by Justin Timberlake this year in Copenhagen, Denmark, also sees Madonna, Nelly Furtado, Shakira, Christina Aguilera, Kanye West and Muse at the top of the pile, with three nominations each.
The Chili Peppers' latest album, "Stadium Arcadium" will challenge Madonna's "Confessions on a Dance Floor", Nelly Furtado's &quo...
|Congratulations to Christina! - Sep 20, 2006|
|Congratulations to Christina! Nominated for Best Female, Best Pop and Best Album at the 2006 MTV Europe Music Awards! Watch it live on November 2nd!...|
|Us Hot Hollywood 2006 - Sep 21, 2006|
|Star file: Christina Aguilera|
Her good friend, Justin Timberlake:
"I am inspired by artists who try to do something than the last time around. "Sexyback is definitely taking him in a different direction, and I respect that. I think each record should think outside the box. I admire anyone not doing the same old, same old.”
Her baby-making plans:
"I don’t like to think in terms of numbers, but I would like to have a few. I want to keep it spontaneous. But a boy and a girl would be nice. We have to get through the next year and a half, and then see what happens.”
Her love for h...
|Aguilera Sends Spears A Bumper Baby Basket - Sep 21, 2006|
|CHRISTINA AGUILERA has splashed out on the ultimate baby gift to finally end her feud with BRITNEY SPEARS. |
GENIE IN A BOTTLE singer Aguilera called her favourite Los Angeles baby boutique, Petit Tresor, to request a $500 (GBP278) gift basket, crammed with goodies for her one-time pop rival.
Among the top-line items Aguilera selected for her former MICKEY MOUSE CLUB pal's new baby SUTTON PIERCE were a set of porcelain crockery, a cuddly elephant, a hooded towel, slippers and a nightlight.
The basket was delivered to the Malibu, California home Spears shares with husband KEVIN FEDERLINE an...
|Aguilera plots acting career - Sep 22, 2006|
|Christina Aguilera has some advice for fans: "Never believe everything you read or see or hear." |
The singer shared that pearl of wisdom in Jane magazine's October issue, on newsstands Tuesday — and added, "Which I'm sure you are not going to want to print."
They did print it, along with Aguilera's thoughts on documenting her life with Jordan Bratman for television: "My marriage is sacred to me, and I feel that they would exploit it."
But while reality TV doesn't appeal to the singer, acting does. "I'm going to read scripts while I'm on the road working ...
|BOOKED: Diddy feat. Christina Aguilera - Erik White, director - Sep 22, 2006|
|Artist: Diddy feat. Christina Aguilera |
Song: "Tell Me"
Label: Bad Boy/Atlantic
Director(s): Erik White
Production Co: F.M. Rocks...
|AGUILERA WANTS TO ACT - Sep 23, 2006|
|Pop star CHRISTINA AGUILERA is planning to swap music for a movie career, but insists she would never play herself on screen. |
The AIN'T NO OTHER MAN singer will spend her forthcoming tour masterminding her assault on Hollywood.
She says, "I'm going to read scripts while I'm on the road working this record. "I think so many who start off as musicians and cross over just end up playing themselves.
"To me, that's not a challenge whatsoever. I want to quote-unquote act!"
And she insists she'd never, ever consider being on a reality show with her husband - unlike fellow ...
|Naked ambition - Sep 25, 2006|
|Revealing (almost) all ... Christina Aguilera says if a woman likes her body and she feels comfortable with it, she should be able to show it.|
Never backward in coming forward, Christina Aguilera sits down for a candid Q&A with Sal Morgan, discussing her new album, look, love and a few old demons.
Do you think your image now is a more accurate reflection of the real you?
At this time in my life, yeah. When I did Stripped  that was a more accurate description of where I was at, at that point. You know I'm always very honest in bringing to the forefront and with my music where I'm a...
|Guns N' Roses Take On Aguilera, Chester Bennington Joins Alice In Chains At Inla - Sep 25, 2006|
|Guns N' Roses treated the sold-out Hyundai Pavilion audience to a 19-song, hit-filled set featuring all but three tracks from Appetite for Destruction and only four new songs. There were a few surprises, including guitarists Robin Finck and Richard Fortus played an instrumental version of Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful".|
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|Back To Basics - Christina Aguilera - Sep 25, 2006|
|Back To Basics|
by Christina Aguilera
2 CDs, 22 tracks
Aguilera's second CD was called Stripped, suggesting a bare, lean sound. It was in fact an everything and the kitchen sink, bloated swamp of diva excess. Enjoyable in a certain light, but the name was misleading.
Back To Basics though, that's a clear declaration of an intent to cut the fat and smoke and mirrors and go for a raw, minimal aesthetic on her third outing. Only this premise isn't even attempted- the record is just as overladen as Stripped was. 22 songs over 2 CDs doesn't really gel with the idea of simp...
|A Second Chance To Be In A Christina Aguilera Fan Video - Sep 26, 2006|
|If you missed the "Ain't No Other Man" Fan Video contest with Yahoo, or if you just want a chance to be in a second one, now is the time. Christina wants YOUR VIDEO to be part of her live show!! Following the enormous response to the "Thank You" fan appreciation contest earlier this year, Christina has taken it a step further and has created another contest to thank all of you who have joined Baby Jane and have been amazing fans through the years. This time she wants you to send in a "spoken word" video message (15 seconds or less) letting her know how her music...|
|Christina Aguilera praises Paris Hilton's musical efforts - Sep 27, 2006|
|Washington, Sept 27: Pop star Christina Aguilera has lauded rival Paris Hilton’s efforts for trying her hand at music. |
In August this year the hotel heiress launched a serious bid at a music career with her debut pop album ‘Paris’ that was panned by critics and musicians alike.
However, Aguilera insisted that new artists are always "welcome" in the industry, and lent Hilton her full support.
"There are always going to be other records and other singers out there, and years from now I'm sure there'll be the next Christina Aguilera coming up. I welcome it. I think it's great...
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