Christina Aguilera

Feb
8
Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson to Salute Aretha Franklin at Grammys

Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Hudson

Aretha Franklin will be honored with a tribute fit for a queen at this weekend’s Grammy Awards. Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Hudson are set to bring the house down with a musical tribute to the Queen of Soul at the 53rd annual ceremony, CNN has confirmed.

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Feb
8
Video: Christina Aguilera’s Super Bowl Rehearsal Footage

Although she caught flak for flubbing the lyrics to “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Sunday’s Super Bowl XLV, uncovered footage from Christina Aguilera’s rehearsal shows no signs of error. While practicing the National Anthem at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, the powerhouse performer gave a flawless rendition of the patriotic tune, so confident in her abilities that she walked off before finishing the song.

In a statement, the pop singer later explained the gaffe. “I got so lost in the moment of the song that I lost my place,” she said. “I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of it’s anthem still came through.”

Check out what could have been.

[TMZ]

Feb
6
Christina Aguilera Explains National Anthem Flub at Super Bowl

Christina Aguilera

Following her slip-up while performing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Sunday’s Super Bowl XLV, Christina Aguilera has released a statement explaining why she mixed up the lyrics.

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Feb
6
Video: Christina Aguilera Sings the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLV

Christina Aguilera

Like Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, and Beyoncé before her, Christina Aguilera was the latest diva to have the honor of performing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Super Bowl. The blonde superstar, demurely dressed in all black, put her powerful pipes on display at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas, before the Pittsburgh Steelers took on the Green Bay Packers on Sunday (Feb. 6). Xtina made a slight blunder with some of the lyrics, but that couldn’t stop even the toughest NFL players from shedding a tear.

Watch her soaring rendition below and share your thoughts.

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Nov
29
New Music: T.I. f/ Christina Aguilera – ‘Castle Walls’

T.I. and Christina Aguilera

T.I. and Christina Aguilera reflect on the hardships of being a superstar on “Castle Walls,” the new single from Tip’s seventh album No Mercy (Dec. 7). Produced by Alex Da Kid and co-written with his artist Skylar Grey, the somber tune shows the King of the South at his rawest. “The dangers don’t equate to all the time it take away from ya kids,” admits the incarcerated rapper during his introspective verses.

“It’s hip-hop, it’s electro, but I think it’s gonna lend itself to a broad audience,” Alex Da Kid previously told Rap-Up TV. “It has some kind of substance to it in the lyrics. It should work on radio and in the club, hopefully.”

Knock down their walls below.

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Nov
24
New Music: T.I. f/ Christina Aguilera – ‘Castle Walls’ [Snippet]

T.I. and Christina Aguilera

T.I. explains the difficulties of living in the limelight on the somber “Castle Walls,” the latest single from No Mercy (Dec. 7). Produced by Alex Da Kid and co-written by his artist Skylar Grey, the track features a haunting instrumental over which Christina Aguilera sings a touching chorus.

“Everyone thinks that I have it all/ But it’s so empty, living behind these castle walls, these castle walls/ If I should tumble, if I should fall/ Would anyone hear me, screaming behind these castle walls/ There’s no one here at all/ Behind these castle walls.”

Listen to Xtina’s part on the 30-second snippet below.

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Nov
23
Rap-Up TV: Alex Da Kid Builds ‘Castle Walls’ for T.I. and Christina Aguilera

Alex Da Kid is on fire. After producing Eminem and Rihanna’s No. 1 smash “Love the Way You Lie” and Dr. Dre’s new Detox record with Em, “I Need a Doctor,” the London producer has another big collabo lined up.

“Castle Walls” will be the next single from T.I.’s seventh album No Mercy featuring Christina Aguilera. The hitmaker tells Rap-Up TV how he stalked Tip in L.A. to get him to do the song and how Christina came into the picture. A video was shot before the rapper returned to prison.

“It’s hip-hop, it’s electro, but I think it’s gonna lend itself to a broad audience,” he explains. “It has some kind of substance to it in the lyrics. It should work on radio and in the club, hopefully.”

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