Posted 02 May 2004 - 03:19 PM
WHAT'S the real reason Christina Aguilera canceled her tour? The songbird shocked her fans when she pulled out of her three-month tour, citing strained vocal cords. The 28-city tour was supposed to start May 13, but according to a press release, Aguilera's doctors advised her to rest her voice, which had been strained during rehearsals. But music industry insiders aren't buying it. "People strain their vocal chords all the time," one insider said. "There are treatments they give, and people usually take a week or two off, but never have they canceled a three-month tour." The real culprit, the insider notes, is "slow ticket sales. Her shows were only selling at 40 to 60 percent capacity. She needs a hit album to reboost her fan base." Her most devoted fans will be hurt the most, having gone through ticket brokers and paid a premium for the best seats. They'll only be refunded the face value of the tickets. Insiders say Aguilera's management was unrealistic. Even teamed with Justin Timberlake, the Justified & Stripped tour didn't net many sellouts. "How could they think she could sell enough at amphitheaters with a newcomer like Chingy as a opener?" Aguilera's rep said: "Not true."
Posted 29 May 2004 - 11:05 AM
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Posted 03 November 2005 - 09:49 AM
LEAVE A MESSAGE: Christina Aguilera holding a contest via her fan club for fans to leave her a creative voicemail explaining what her music means to them and she'll put it on her next album. The winner will be announced in the spring.
That's kinda a cool thing to do for your fans.
Posted 20 November 2005 - 07:22 AM
Posted 21 July 2006 - 08:46 AM
Posted 15 August 2006 - 07:54 PM
Overheard at PopWatch HQ this afternoon:
writer1: what should we write to commemorate today's release of Back to Basics? how about something like: ''Xtina, congrats on escaping skank-dom!''
writer2: who says she isn't a skank anymore? don't make her come to the 29th floor and prove it!
writer1: got a better angle?
writer2: i haven't heard the new xtina, alas. so it's quite possible she's not a skank. but I still think there's a skank within. or i hope there is!
writer1: that sounds like a good title for a post-feminist self-help book: the skank within"
writer2: LOL. and she had that song "the voice within"
writer1: i like that side of her too, but what i really like about her, as opposed to all the other pop tarts she came of age with, is that she can actually, you know, SING
writer2: yeah, that's a pretty novel hook for a singer nowadays
writer1: but she's also the xtina who not too long ago sang the words "What to do when the music starts to drop/that's when we take it to the parking lot/And I bet you somebody's gonna call the cops"
writer2: that's skank!
writer1: the woman contains multitudes
writer1: i smell a doctoral dissertation: ''Genre in a Bottle: Dialectic and Discourse in the Works of Christina Aguilera''
writer2: sign me up
writer1: extra credit for defending your dissertation wearing a red pleather bustier
writer2: or a pair of chaps with your alter ego's name spelled across the backside of your underpants
writer1: and double extra credit if you're a guy
Posted 16 August 2006 - 10:12 PM
Posted 20 August 2006 - 08:06 PM
Yes and it is off the chain, gospel, blues. R&B and Jazz!
Has anyone bought the cd yet (or downloaded it)? I might get it this weekend if I remember.
Posted 20 August 2006 - 10:10 PM
Not to be a bitch, but that sounds horrible to me- I don't like any of those genres to be honest - especially jazz . Hopefully there are a few good pop songs? I'll get it anyway, I need to expand my taste in music, lol.Yes and it is off the chain, gospel, blues. R&B and Jazz!
Has anyone bought the cd yet (or downloaded it)? I might get it this weekend if I remember.
Posted 24 August 2006 - 08:33 AM
by David Jenison
Aug 23, 2006, 4:25 PM PT
Going Back to Basics has paid off for Christina Aguilera.
The former teen queen, whose last album, 2002's Stripped, was kept out of the top slot by Eminem's dominant 8 Mile soundtrack, fended off five other Top 10 debuts this time around to open atop the Billboard 200.
For the week ended Sunday, Back to Basics pummeled the competition, selling 342,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the best first-week numbers this year for a female artist. Back to Basics also opened at number one in the U.K., Canada, Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Ireland, among others.
The ex-Mouseketeer, whose new album puts modern twists on popular '20s and '30s sounds, landed a big radio hit with the Top 10 single "Ain't No Other Man." Since her number-one-selling 1999 self-titled debut, which scored three chart-topping tracks, Aguilera has only had one other solo single crack the Top 10, the Grammy-winning "Beautiful," which reached number two. She did top the charts, though, with the Moulin Rouge!-spawned hit "Lady Marmalade" (with Pink, Lil' Kim and Mya).
Though not a threat to Aguilera, Lyfe Jennings' The Phoenix sold more than 135,000 copies to take the two spot. The Buckeye State singer, whose disc did land atop Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, is currently lighting up the airwaves with "S.E.X.," his most successful radio single since last year's Top 40 hit "Must Be Nice."
California-born country singer Trace Adkins checked in at number three on the Billboard 200 with his new album, Dangerous Man, selling nearly 115,000 copies. The disc also topped the Hot Country Albums list, per Billboard. Adkins first broke onto the country music scene 10 years ago with the rookie hit Dreamin' Out Loud.
Meanwhile, the R&B pop foursome Cherish sold 91,000 copies of Unappreciated to open at four, while the Disney Channel followed up the success of High School Musical with another soundtrack, Cheetah Girls 2, debuting at five with 87,000 copies.
Eminem protιgι Obie Trice landed the sixth and final Top 10 bow at eight, selling 74,000 copies of Second Round's on Me. The disc is predominantly produced by Eminem, who also appears on the track "There They Go."
With the slew of Top 10 bows, last week's chart champ, Rick Ross' Port of Miami, dropped down to seven on 79,000 copies. Rounding out the Top 10: Now That's What I Call Music! Vol. 22 at six, the Step Up soundtrack at nine and Nickelback's All the Right Reasons in the 10 spot.
Elsewhere, the soundtrack to Snakes on a Plane slithered in at 43. The collection includes the single "Snakes on a Plane (Bring It)," by Cobra Starship, a new group by Midtown singer Gabe Saporta. The single features guest appearances by Gym Class Heroes, Academy Is... and the Sounds' sexy singer Maja Ivarsson, who stole the show at last week's soundtrack release party at the Key Club in Hollywood. The disc also features a cut by Gnarls Barkley vocalist Cee-Lo.
Other noteworthy debuts included Cham's Ghetto Story at 53, Dave Navarro's new band the Panic Channel at 108 with (ONe), and Yanni's Live: The Concert Event at 124.
Posted 09 September 2006 - 03:00 AM
The 'Beautiful' singer - who married music executive Jordan Bratman last November - says, when the time comes for her to have children, she is sure her first-born will be a baby boy.
She said: "I have the prediction that I'm going to have a boy first. But I'd be overjoyed with either."
Christina also wants to have cooking lessons before she becomes a mum - so she can be a better parent.
The pop superstar is desperate to improve her domestic skills, because she wants to be able to cook her future children special treats.
She told Glamour Magazine: "I want to be able to have the same kind of relationship with my children that my mum had with me, and one of the things that I love coming home to is her cooking. I want to be able to do that for my kids."
Posted 10 September 2006 - 04:02 PM
her nose looks different. nose job? looks nice
Posted 11 September 2006 - 09:11 PM
Posted 06 October 2006 - 07:50 AM
Pop star Christina Aguilera gets off to a swinging start recently on the California set of her new video for "Hurt," the latest single from her Back to Basics album.
Posted 12 October 2006 - 01:11 PM
Posted 14 October 2006 - 10:36 AM
Posted 27 March 2008 - 12:23 PM
Having a new baby at home hasn't extinguished the sparks between Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman!
The new parents are so determined to keep their two-year marriage red-hot that they've taken to skinny-dipping by moonlight. The couple, who welcomed son Max into the family on Jan. 12, can be heard loudly frolicking in the pool of their $11.5 million Beverly Hills mansion around midnight.
"They don't just splash around they laugh, scream, swear and make sexy noises," says a source. "We're happy that they're happy, but we wish they'd keep it down a bit. There are a lot of old people who live around here, and they don't like noise after the dinner hour."
Still, the 27-year-old pop singer and her record producer husband, 30, are preferable to the house's former owner, Ozzy Osbourne, adds the source. Ozzy who sold the Mediterranean villa after wrapping up his MTV show, The Osbournes would blast "horrific, ear-splitting rock music."
Source: star magazine
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