Three times the charm for Christina Aguilera…
The 38-year-old half-Ecuadorian American singer plans to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her self-titled debut album this month with not just one, but three special releases.
Aguilera announced the news on Twitter, saying: “This month marks 20 years since my debut album, Christina Aguilera, was released! In its honor, I’m releasing xxtra special versions digitally & at my store..and more surprises…on Aug 23rd!”
She also urged fans to share their memories of the record using the #XXtinahashtag. The commemorative reissues will be released via Legacy Recordingsthe day before the official anniversary of Christina Aguilera on August 24.
The digital edition will feature the original album’s songs along with rare versions, remixes and a cappella tracks that were previously unavailable for streaming.
In Aguilera’s store, there will be a limited amount of special collector’s bundles that include the following: a picture disc vinyl edition with an autographed and numbered Certificate of Authenticity, a collectible Christina Aguilera cassette, the digital download and a selection of 20th-anniversary retro merchandise.
Lastly, Urban Outfitters plans to stock an exclusive limited edition of the original album pressed on “Genie Fiery Orange Vinyl.” That will be available both in stores and online on August 23.
Christina Aguilera debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in 1999, went eight times platinum and earned the singer her first Grammy for best new artist. The album birthed classic singles like “Genie in a Bottle,” “What a Girl Wants,” “I Turn to You” and “Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You).”