Christina Aguilera is officially back. Well, I don’t think she ever really left but you know what I mean. On May 3rd, Aguilera dropped the music video for her song “Accelerate” featuring Ty Dolla $ign and 2 Chainz. Let’s just say we are ecstatic that one of the original pop queens is back. Her and Britney Spears are basically the Magic Johnson and Larry Bird of pop music.
Aguilera was born in Staten Island but her family moved around a lot when she was a kid due to her father’s service in the United States Army. She began singing at a young age, and even joined the show The Mickey Mouse Club in 1993 when she was just 13. She had other future celebrities as co-stars including Ryan Gosling, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Keri Russell.
Following her cover of the song “Run To You” for the Mulan soundtrack, she caught the attention of RCA Records, who signed her to a record deal. She released her first single “Genie In A Bottle” in 1999, and the rest is really history. Her self-titled album was released and Aguilera became one of the biggest pop stars on the planet. She went on to win the Grammy for Best New Artist in 2000.
In 2001, she began to shed her “good girl” image and contributed to the Moulin Rouge soundtrack, appearing on the song “Lady Marmalade” with P!nk, Lil Kim, and Mya. She went on to release one of her most famous music videos for “Dirty“, which was simply magnificent. Truly one of the GOATs.
Over the course of the next decade, she would release more music and become even more of a media personality, even appearing in a few movies including Get Him To The Greek and Pitch Perfect 2.
She also served as the judge on NBC’s The Voice for six seasons. But now, Christina is back and she has shown that she can still bring the heat.
Check out the video for her new song “Accelerate” below.