Christina Aguilera Will Release A Spanish-Language Album And OMG I’ve Been Waiting For This Since ‘Mi Reflejo’
This month marks 20 years since Christina Aguilera released “Genie in a Bottle,” and the artist is celebrating a new milestone this weekend: “The Xperience” opening show of her Las Vegas residency. It was at her Vegas residency that Aguilera dropped some highly anticipated news that is making fans flip out with excitement.
“Let us not forget,” Christina Aguilera told her fans. “The Latin album is coming.”
It seems that Xtina is raising a family, enjoying her residency in Vegas and working on a new album… in Spanish.
“I want to do it the right way,” she tells Billboard.
“I’ve been wanting to do it for years,” she told Billboard. “But I want to do it the right way. I want to work with musicians and beautiful people from the Latin world who just eat, sleep and breathe it, and live it, and learn from them. I want to really experience it from the ground up.”
Fans are already trying to help Xtina out with some references.
Twitter user @NBCTeamShakira called out Aguilera with a little suggestion, “Hey @xtina… Call @shakira to help you with your Spanish Album. She is a producer, songwriter, and singer. She has 12 Latin GRAMMYs and 3 GRAMMYs. It’s the biggest female name in Latin America, and the fans dream of their collaboration. Powerful women. #XtinaAndShakira”
And a hashtag was born. #XtinaAndShakira
Demi Lovato might have been her No. 1 stan at the show.
Lovato filmed nearly the entire performance on her Instagram live, including selfie videos of actual tears running down her face. Fans are now wondering if Lovato will be featured in her new album.
In case you forgot, Aguilera released “Mi Reflejo” in 2000 and Latinos had a moment of representation in mainstream pop music wept.
Aguilera’s “Mi Reflejo” won the Bet Female Pop Vocal Album Latin Grammy and has been promising a follow-up album for a minute now. Why the hold-up?
Aguilera revealed that she’s starting to take Spanish lessons.
“I always heard my parents speak it in the house, but I never fully learned [Spanish],” she tells Billboard. “I’m even digging in and trying to start the lessons.”
“It’ll take a little time balancing the show and the recording hours, but it’s coming.“
Fans have heard this before and are jaded by false promises. Others, however, have high expectations.
This fan who experienced #TheXperience first hand predicts a new Latin Queen.
Unquestionably, J.Lo has sat at the throne for decades now. This is the “Game of Thrones” chisme we deserve.
Other fans are already opening space in their hearts for a Latin tour.
Latin America has been waiting for a tour for far too long, and @JeanCDeLuca predicts Aguilera will grace the diaspora in 2020.
We’ve moved past asking when the album will drop to begging for the tour.
We’re blasting @SergioTheHuman’s request from the rooftops in the hopes that Aguilera will hear her fans. Her Spanish language album success has only marinated into stronger cravings for more content.
Obviously fans wan a headlining performance at the Latin GRAMMYs.
The biggest question folks have right now is: who will be on the album? So far, Christina has only alluded to the album being in the making.
Those ride or die fans are already making threats in exchange for live music.
Cuidado, Xtina! Your Latino stans need you more than you know.
Needless to say, fans are shooketh by the whole Xperience.
As the summer goes on, who knows what else we’ll learn from Christina’s own mouth. We hope she’ll practice her Spanish with the audience.