Well! Justice has just been served on a big ol’ plate full of lotus flowers and red lipstick tubes.
After “Beautiful” diva Christina Aguilera slightly fumbled her words during her (still iconic) performance of “The Star Spangled Banner” at the opening of the 2011 Super Bowl, Staind frontman Aaron Lewis went on a short rant mid-concert about artists who “try to change that f**king song.” Rude — and, unfortunate for him, oddly prophetic.
Fast forward to this past weekend, when Lewis was in charge of belting out the tune for Game 5 of the World Series in San Francisco. And almost right off the bat, he missed the mark: “What so proudly we hailed…were so gallantly streaming.” Oops! That’s a lyrical mismatch. You Got Cursetina’-ed! More »
The holiest of anniversaries is fast approaching, pop fanatics. That’s right, Lotus turns two on November 13, and we’ll personally be taking the entire month off to observe this treasured holiday. Or — sigh — maybe we’ll just have to make due with the fact that Christina Aguilera has announced new music for 2015.
Yesterday news broke that the soulful bombshell will be returning to her coaching duties on The Voice next year after taking the past two seasons off (thus leaving Shakira and Gwen Stefani, respectively, to fill in for her). Later in the evening, the mom of two hit up Twitter to let her followers know she’s got some other good stuff cooking — and she even tossed out the eyebrow-raising hashtag #FireAndFun while doing so!
Could that be a hint? Catch Tweetina’s update below. More »
Watch out ladies and gentleman – Legendtina is back! After taking a break for two consecutive seasons, Christina Aguilera now plans to return to The Voice for its upcoming eighth season. Host Carson Daly announced the news this morning (October 14) on Today.
During her absence, Shakira and Gwen Stefani have filled in her red seat. But the singer has kept busy, with her engagement to now-fiance Matt Rutler and the birth of her daughter, Summer Rain, back in August. In the current season of the show, Gwen Stefani has become one of the favorites amongst the judges and has even used it as a platform to boost her comeback (she’ll reportedly be premiering her new single, “Baby Don’t Lie” on its stage). More »
Backtracking is our recurring look back at the pop music that shaped our lives. Our friends may come and go, but we’ll be spinning our favorite albums forever.
1999: the year when pop music ruled the world. From the United States to the UK, the genre was inescapable on music charts, televisions shows, the radio and even our favorite magazine covers. The brink of Y2k gave way to the fresh faces of pop that quickly became music legends of our time: Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, *NSYNC and Christina Aguilera. All but Aguilera were already dominating the international charts, with the singer being the last of the four to release her debut. She was introduced to the music scene as part of the 4 Pop Blondes, which included Spears, Jessica Simpson and Mandy Moore. The battle of becoming the the “It” girl in music at that time was a tough one, but nobody could hold the then-19-year-old down (never can, never will)!
Prior to her debut album, many knew Aguilera as a bright-eyed young girl from from 1993′s The New Mickey Mouse Club. Released just eight months after Britney Spears’ iconic …Baby One More Time, at first Christina’s debut was placed in the shadows of pop music’s first princess. But the worldwide success of the four singles that emerged from Christina Aguilera proved that she was a star all her own. While Spears was looked at as the sweet girl next door with her endearing personality, Aguilera showed early signs of her “Xtina” alter ego, as she was unafraid to be mainstream music’s sexualized and rebellious bad girl. Both stars may have had a lot on common at the time, but there was no doubt that Christina Aguilera was bound to achieve a status that placed her within the ranks of Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston.
During this musical era, record labels were focused on creating flash-in-the-pan pop phenomenons. Nonetheless, the raw talent that shone throughout Christina Aguilera saved the album from becoming too candy-coated.
Today we celebrate the 15th anniversary of Christina’s self-titled debut album, which was released on August 24, 1999, and gave rise to an international superstar — as well as the birth of Legendtina. (SAY!) More »
Sure, it’s not quite #TBT yet, but that doesn’t mean we’re not already fondly daydreaming about yesteryear.
With all the excitement surrounding the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards — with upcoming performances due from Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj — we got to thinking about some of the best VMAs red carpet appearances from our pop tarts, past and present.
From Britney Spears to Hilary Duff to Ciara to Avril Lavigne, our favorite pop ladies rocked the red carpet in the fiercest fashions from over a decade ago. And the boys? Don’t worry — Jay-Z, ‘N Sync and Usher held it down too.
Check out the gallery up top of some of our favorite throwback looks from the VMAs. What are some of your fave looks? Let us know in the comments below. More »
chair-turner Christina Aguilera
and the singer’s fiance Matt Rutler welcomed their new daughter
on Saturday (August 16), at Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Late Sunday night, Christina then tweeted the name of her baby girl: Summer Rain Rutler
Bionic icon Christina has a six-year-old son named Max Liron Bratman from her previous marriage to music executive Jordan Bratman. Aguilera and Bratman divorced in 2010. More »
has given birth to her second child. On August 16, she welcomed her daughter with fiance Matt Rutler
at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to Us Weekly
Aguilera and Rutler met in 2010 while shooting Burlesque; she was starring in the film alongside Cher, while he was working as a production assistant. The couple revealed their engagement on Valentine’s Day, then that they were expecting a week later. “So blissful in taking this time for creating all things blossoming new on the horizon…album, baby & beautiful music to come,” Aguilera said on Twitter. More »
and Rita Ora
set YouTube on fire yesterday (August 13) with their ferocious “Black Widow”
video. The X
co-directed visual is loosely based on Quintin Tarantino
‘s Kill Bill
films but one fan thought the “Fancy”
diva’s style (namely her multi-colored locks) served Christina Aguilera
circa “Come On Over (All I Want Is You)”
realness. He posted a side-by-side
on Instagram to prove the point and was more than a little surprised when the Australian rapper replied. And corrected him.
“I see @xtina still inspiring the girls in 2014,” 106th captioned the image. “She’s amazing,” Iggy replied. “But it was actually bey in her bootylicious video with her hot pink dipped ends that I was feeling.” The straight-talking femcee is, of course, referring to Destiny’s Child‘s iconic 2000 chart-topper. While we’re on the topic of Beyonce, I’m pretty sure her 2005 Pepsi commercial with Jennifer Lopez also influenced the killer clip. (After all, they were based on the same source material). See the cute exchange after the jump. More »
:: Nominated by Boston Marathon Bombing Survivors, Justin Timberlake
along with The Tennessee Kids
take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and elect Jimmy Fallon
and The Roots
to be next in line. [Billboard
:: Heavily pregnant Christina Aguilera gives her unborn daughter a sneak peak at some of her new music. How much do you wish you were that baby right now? [Daily Mail]
:: 2 Chainz is being called “the baby whisperer” after his song “I’m Different” is the only thing that stopped a little girl from crying. [MTV]
:: Jessica Simpson threw sister Ashlee Simpson a “bohemian pool party” for her marriage to Evan Ross and also managed to show off her bangin’ bikini bod, yet again. [People]
:: After spending around $100,000 dollars on a scrapped album, Ryan Adams reveals that he is “too old to care” who likes his records. [NME]
Find out what music you can catch on TV today below! More »
Has Christina Aguilera
ever looked more beautiful? The glowing mom-to-be recently posed nude for V
magazine (belated Stripped
promo?) — showing off her prodigious baby bump and even her fiance’s ass. But more about that later. It turns out, Xtina decided to undress as a way of empowering other women to feel confident about their bodies. Only a #legend.
“I’m proud to embrace my body through all stages of life, staying fearless and confident in surrendering to the unknowns the future has in store,” she said in a statement that could be mistaken for lyrics from “Lotus Intro”. The 33-year-old certainly shows no fear. She poses naked in one snap with only a well-placed hand for coverage and displays her breasts through a transparent dress in another. Oh, and her man Matt Rutler makes an unexpected cameo and flashes his butt. See their eye-popping family photos after the jump. More »