Aguilera’s new album looks to the past, gets ‘Back to Basics’

From her self-titled debut album to her latest, “Back to Basics,” Christina Aguilera has proved that she is not going anywhere anytime soon. Aguilera’s 2006 release is a two-disc marvel has settled for no less than debuting at number one on the Billboard 200.

Christina Maria Aguilera was born on December 18, 1980 and has blessed us with her powerful voice since her Mickey Mouse Club days. When her debut album released in 1999 Aguilera shot to the top of the charts with her hit single “Genie in a Bottle.”

Over the years fans have watched Christina grow up through her music. When her second album “Stripped” was released in October of 2002, fans found a new, provocative, rebel in the songtress. Songs such as “Dirrty” and “Beautiful” reached out to her audience to prove that she is not just the typical pop sensation. Her second album transformed Aguilera into an international superstar after selling over 25 million copies worldwide.

Six years later, after Grammy wins and becoming a newlywed, Aguilera hits the top of the charts once again with her album “Back to Basics.”

Christina Aguilera created a completely original album with sounds taken from the 1920’s, ’30’s and 40’s. She twists a modern sound with vintage jazz, soul and blues. She used her idols, such as Etta James and Billie Holiday as her inspiration for her latest work.

“Back to Basics” was a very personal album to Christina and it is apparent through her choice of lyrics. Songs such as “Save Me From Myself” was dedicated to her husband with a sound that is just as emotional as its lyrics and “Thank You,” which is a dedication to her fans incorporating some of their voicemails.

The album is a chart topper and after listening to Aguilera’s new unique sound, it is evident why she is considered one of the most accomplished performers of the last decade.

“Back to Basics” is worth every penny even if it takes adjusting to Aguilera’s “new” style of music. From blues to jazz her unforgettable, powerful voice, has made a statement in pop music that ensures we will not even think of forgetting her name or music any time in the near future.

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