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Christina Aguilera Drops Kanye-Produced “Accelerate” Single Off Of Her First Studio Album In Six Years

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Christina Aguilera revved up for her first single off her new album, teaming up with Kanye West for the hip-hop infused track “Accelerate,” which premiered today with an accompanying music video. This is the first song by Xtina in over five years to hit the airwaves, and fans were ready to hear their anthem.

Xtina gave fans a very different side to her music and creativity in her latest project.

Her use of music, lyrics, glitter and camera work gives a very artistic glam grunge vibe. It is kind of like she is giving her former “Dirrty” persona a nod and it is fierce af.

Halfway through the music video,  Grammy-winning Aguilera is dripping in a slime-like substance while licking it up with glitter lips.

It is lowkey confusing but also very inspiring.

Fans are noticing the stripped down aspect of her new aesthetic, including her freckles.

“I’ve always picked the heavy-handed makeup artists. It has been a lifelong thing to be like, ‘Cover the freckles,’” she told Billboard in an exclusive interview.

The song features vocals by rappers Ty Dolla $ign and 2 Chainz, although they do not make an appearance in the music video.

The hip-hop and R&B styling is intentional, something she wanted to experiment with after meeting West back in 2016.

“Outside of, you know, his controversial aspects, I just think he’s a great artist and music-maker and beat-maker. The artists that he chooses to pluck from different walks of life are so interesting,” she told Billboard.

Will Aguilera be experimenting more after the album “Liberation” is released on June 15?

In case you missed that line, Xtina is doing a collab with Demi Lovato. ? ?

It’s been a long hiatus, with a stint on “The Voice” keeping her busy as well as her two young children. The promotional tour for her new album will be her first in a decade, something she is excited for her kids to see.

“I’m looking forward to getting back out and actually showing my kids what Mommy really does,” she said.

Xtina has also admitted that she is considering a Latin album in the future.

It wouldn’t be the first time Xtina has dabbled with showing off her Latina roots in her music in the past. Back in 2000, the Ecuadorian singer released a Spanish version of “Genie in a Bottle.” Give it a listen because, yas!


READ: Christina Aguilera Loves Miley Cyrus And Teases Blake in 2-Minutes Flat

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The San Diego Padres Will Battle It Out With "Los Doyers" In Mexico

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The San Diego Padres Will Battle It Out With “Los Doyers” In Mexico

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This weekend, the San Diego Padres will make Monterrey, Mexico, their home for a three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The games will be played at the Estadio de Beisbol in Monterrey.

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It’s the home of Triple-A minor league squad Los Sultanes de Monterrey.

Yes, it’s the same stadium where Selena performed an iconic concert in 1994.

Here it is just days before the first pitch between the Padres and Dodgers.

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While workers put the final touches on the stadium…

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… Fans in Monterrey are trying out their arms…

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… And their bats at the MLB Fan Fest located in the city’s Macroplaza.

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This series marks the third time a regular season series is played in Monterrey. It will not only be a showcase for Mexico, but for San Diego Padres third baseman Christian Villanueva.

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Villanueva, a 26-year-old rookie from Guadalajara, has started the season red hot. Mexican fans will get to see one of their own up close against “Los Doyers.”

The MLB’s Mexico series takes place from May 4 to May 6.