Aguilera Tops Billboard’s Dance Charts with “Let There Be Love”

Christina Aguilera has plenty of reason to do a happy dance this week…

Along with showing off her svelte body during a high-octane performance at Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards, the 32-year-old half-Ecuadorian singer has landed another No. 1 song on Billboard’s Dance/Club Play Songs chart with “Let There Be Love.”

Christina Aguilera

It’s the second single from her most recent album Lotus to top the chart, following “Your Body,” which reigned in December.

It’s also the eighth Dance/Club Play Songs No. 1 song of Aguilera’s career. Her other chart toppers include “Not Myself Tonight,” “You Lost Me.”

During her Billboard Music Awards performance with Pitbull, they performed their Dance/Electronic Songs No. 1 “Feel This Moment.”

Aguilera to Receive “People’s Voice” Award…

Christina Aguilera is the People’s Voice

The 32-year-old half-Ecuadorian singer and The Voice coach will receive the People’s Voice award at next month’s People’s Choice Awards.

Christina Aguilera

Aguilera, a nominee for Favorite Celebrity Judge, is being recognized for her achievements in the music industry and her ability to reach millions of fans around the globe.

In addition to picking up the special award, Aguilera will take the stage to perform on the live show. No word on what song the “Your Body” singer will tackle yet. But if it’s anything like the performance Aguilera gave at the American Music Awards, it should be a high-energy affair.

The People’s Choice Awards will be broadcast live on January 9, 2013.

Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” Gets the Jimmy Fallon Treatment…

Sure Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” is inescapable this season, even topping Billboard’s Holiday Songs chart… But the instaclassic is getting a funtastic makeover.

Mariah Carey & Jimmy Fallon
Backstage before a recent taping of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the 42-year-old part-Venezuelan singer, host Jimmy Fallon and his backing band, The Roots, put a new spin on the Christmas classic by performing the song using classroom instruments.

To increase the adorable quotient: a quartet of kids pop up throughout the performance to sing backup.

Even with the unusual instruments like a ukulele and xylophone, the song comes together quite nicely in delightful harmony.

It’s Fallon’s latest creative re-do of a Latina artist’s song, following his take on Christina Aguilera‘s “Your Body,” featuring office supplies.

Aguilera’s “Your Body” Gets the Office Treatment

Musical instruments, who needs them? Certainly not Christina Aguilera!

During a recent visit to NBC‘s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the 31-year-old half-Ecuadorian American Grammy-winning singer created a musically delicious watercooler moment with only her voice and some offices supplies.

Christina Aguilera

Aguilera, Jimmy Fallon and Fallon’s house band The Roots joined forces for a sweet-sounding performance of The Voice coach’s recent single “Your Body,” using office supplies like a stapler as their musical instruments.

Fallon and The Roots did something similar a few months ago with classroom instruments to Carly Rae Jepsen‘s “Call Me Maybe.”

Your Body” is the first single off of Aguilera’s seventh studio album Lotus, which will be released next week.


Aguilera Reveals “Lotus” Track Listing

If you’re looking to learn more about Christina Aguilera’s soon-to-be-released album, you’re in luck…

Weeks before the scheduled release of her new album, Lotus, the 31-year-old half-Ecuadorian Grammy-winning singer spread the news of album’s final track listing via her Twitter account.

Christina Aguilera

Lotus, Aguilera’s seventh studio album, will feature 13 tracks, including songs with fellow The Voice mentors Cee-Lo Green and Blake Shelton.

“#LOTUS song titles revealed! So excited for you all to hear the album. Weeks away! XoXtina,” Aguilera tweeted.

The album, which has cover art that shows a naked Aguilera in the middle of a lotus flower, features the album’s debut song “Your Body“, as well as the songs “Red Hot Kinda Love“, “Best of Me” and “Cease Fire.”

Aguilera’s duets with her The Voice co-mentors are “Make the World Move” with Green and “Just A Fool” with Shelton.

Fans who buy the deluxe edition will be treated to four special tracks, “Light Up the Sky“, “Empty Words“, “Shut Up” and “Your Body Martin Garrix Remix.”

To promote the release of the album, Aguilera will perform at the American Music Awards two days before it hits stores. Asked about what she had in store for her AMAs appearance, the singer-songwriter told  MTV, “It’s very exciting. It’s definitely going to be a reflection of what Lotus means to me. If you take that album cover and give it a little performance twist, I’ll bring that album cover to life, so it’s going to be really fun.”

Full track listing for “Lotus” (Standard Issue):

  1. “Lotus Intro”
  2. “Army of Me”
  3. “Red Hot Kinda Love”
  4. “Make the World Move” feat. Cee-Lo Green
  5. “Your Body”
  6. “Let There Be Love”
  7. “Sing for Me”
  8. “Blank Page”
  9. “Cease Fire”
  10. “Around the World”
  11. “Circles”
  12. “Best of Me”
  13. “Just a Fool” feat. Blake Shelton

Pitbull & Christina Aguilera “Feel This Moment” Together

He’s already managed to get it started with Shakira… And, now Pitbull’s ready to feel this moment with another Latina singing sensation.

The 31-year-old Cuban American rap superstar has joined voices with Grammy-winning singer and The Voice coach Christina Aguilera on the new track “Feel This Moment.”

Pitbull & Christina Aguilera

It’s the latest single from Pitbull’s upcoming album Global Warming, which the singer discussed in a special preview on YouTube last month.

“One day when my light is glowing, I’ll be in my castle golden / But until the gates are open, I just wanna feel this moment,” Christina sings on the track.

Global Warming is scheduled for release on November 19, nearly one week after Aguilera’s new album Lotus –featuring the single “Your Body” – goes on sale.

Pitbull Earns Two American Music Award Nods

It could be called a case of déjà vu for Pitbull

For the second straight year, the 31-year-old Cuban American rap superstar has earned two American Music Award nominations. And, he’s picked them up in exact same categories as last year.


Pitbull is nominated in the Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock, where he’ll face stiff competition from Usher, Justin Bieber and Flo Rida.

In addition, Pitbull has received a nomination in the Favorite Artist – Latin category.  He’s up against Don Omar and three-time AMA Latin Artist award winner Shakira, who last picked up the award in the category in 2010. Pitbull and Shakira most recently collaborated together on the dancetastic track “Get It Started.”

The 40th American Music Awards nominations were announced on Tuesday morning in Los Angeles by Christina Aguilera. The “Your Body” singer, who will release her seventh studio album next month, is the first performer announced for the telecast.

The American Music Awards will be broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre on November 18 at 8:00 pm on ABC.

For the sixth year, winners will be determined by online voting.

Click here for the complete list of American Music Award nominees.

Aguilera Releases Risqué Artwork for New Album

On her last album Bionic, Christina Aguilera encouraged listeners to “Desnudate”… But on her latest studio effort, she’s the one getting naked.

The 31-year-old half-Ecuadorian songstress has released the oh-so-revealing cover artwork for her forthcoming album Lotus.

Christina Aguilera

Aguilera wears nothing to cover her skin but her long, flowing blond hair to cover her breasts, while a white light effect conceals her lower body part. She stands at the center of a lotus flower as if she’s blossoming from it.

When discussing album, she explained the meaning behind the title, “Album title: Lotus. Representing an unbreakable flower that survives under the hardest conditions and still thrives.”

Christina Aguilera's Lotus Artwork
“If you love ‘Fighter‘, you’re going to love my new album,” she gushed about the new record in an interview with Lucky magazine. “As a 31-year-old woman, I’ve been uncovering my independence, and it’s been really fun to explore in the new songs.”

On another occasion, she told Ryan 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.”

Aguilera’s seventh studio album will be released on November 13, with “Your Body” as its lead single.

Aguilera Releases Killer Music Video for “Your Body”

Talk about a killer clip… Christina Aguilera has released the music video for “Your Body,” the first single off her upcoming album, Lotus.

From the beginning of the 31-year-old half-Ecuadorian American singer’s Melina Matsoukas-directed clip, which was released Friday, it’s clear The Voice coach is feelin’ forceful against non-females.

Christina Aguilera's Your Body Video

“No men were harmed in the making of this video,” reads the graphic at the beginning of the official music video for “Your Body,” which features a trailer-trashtastic Aguilera seducing and slaughtering several men who only want to love her body.

Seemingly inspired by the animated cartoon violence on her TV screen, Aguilera takes out one male victim after another… A dude with a car that she blows up, a pool-playin’ playa she takes out in the bar’s bathroom and more.

Produced by Max Martin and Shellback, “Your Body” debuted at No. 34 on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 after hitting the web last week. It’s the first single off of Aguilera’s fifth studio album, Lotus, which she has called a “rebirth.”

“This album represents a celebration of the new me, and to me the lotus has always represented this unbreakable flower that withstands any harsh weather conditions in its surroundings, that withstands time and remains beautiful and strong throughout the years,” Aguilera told Billboard in last week’s cover story previewing the new album. “Once I could start writing my own songs, beginning with Stripped, I tried to infuse as much as I could to promote strength and inspire people with that message. And now I’m at a place at 31, where the last time I felt this way was when I was 21 with Stripped and I had a lot to say and a lot to express.”

Along with “Your Body,” Lotus will feature a collaboration with Sia on “Blank Page” and a duet with her fellow The Voice coach Cee Lo Green on “Make The World Move.”

Aguilera can currently be seen each week as a coach on the third season of the hit NBC singing competition show.

Lotus is due out November 13 on RCA Records.

Aguilera Reveals Brand New Single, “Your Body”

Christina Aguilera is opening up about her latest body of work…

Christina Aguilera

The 31-year-old half-Ecuadorian American singer and The Voice coach took to Twitter on Wednesday to shed light on her upcoming album.

“Album title: Lotus. Representing an unbreakable flower that survives under the hardest conditions and still thrives,” she wrote.

It’s Aguilera’s first album since 2010’s Bionic, and it fins her  exploring a variety of styles.

“Conceptually I didn’t target one particular sound/genre,” Aguilera tweeted, explaining that “a Lotus intro” will “set the tone for the whole record.”

In addition, Aguilera shared her soon-to-be-released single with her followers and expose the oh-so-revealing artwork for the highly anticipated song.

“Can’t wait for you all to hear it,” wrote Aguilera about the new track. “Friday it comes out. Here’s the single. #YourBody

Aguilera new album, titled Lotus, won’t be released until November, but “Your Body” is set for a release this Friday.

In addition, the Monday, September 17 episode of The Voice will feature a clip of the music video for “Your Body.”

Christina Aguilera's Your Body Artwork

Melina Matsoukas, who also directed Rihanna’s MTV Video Music Award-winning “We Found Love” video, directed the “Your Body” video.

While answering fans questions on Twitter, Aguilera revealed more about Lotus:

“There are some beautiful personal ballads on this album. I wouldn’t do a record without them,” she wrote.