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Xtina Is Using Her Vegas Residency To Raise Funds For Domestic Violence Survivors Because This Hits Close To Home For Her

Christina Aguilera is slated to take over Sin City with a Las Vegas residency, but the “Dirrty” singer won’t just be entertaining worldwide fans — she’ll also be supporting a very important cause.

This week, the part-Ecuadorian superstar announced that one dollar from every ticket purchased to her show will go to The Shade Tree, a 24-hour emergency shelter in Southern Nevada for women and children. Many of those temporarily residing in the shelter are survivors of domestic violence and/or human trafficking.

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“Christina not only possesses remarkable talent, she represents strength, perseverance and unapologetic female independence — characteristics so fitting for our mission to help homeless and abused women regain their own independence,” The Shade Tree’s executive director said in a statement, according to ABC News.

This isn’t the first time Aguilera has used her fame and pocketbook to support survivors of gender-based violence. Last year, she partnered with Verizon’s HopeLine program to connect victims of domestic violence to resources. More recently, she spoke publicly about how abuse impacted her own life growing up.

“I watched my mom have to be submissive, watch her Ps and Qs or she’s gonna get beat up,” Aguilera said during an interview with Paper magazine in March 2018. “You can either be, unfortunately, so damaged by it that you take a turn for the worse, or you can feel empowered by it and make choices to never go down that route.”

Back in 2016, she said she was dedicated to the cause of widening help and resources for survivors of intimate partner violence.

“I know I am not the only person who has experienced such pain and betrayal caused by abuse and violence,” she told Forbes that year. “That is why I feel it’s so important now to use my voice to support efforts to spread awareness and encourage engagement against domestic violence.”

Her continued work and support for domestic violence victims earned her an award from Safe Passage, a crisis intervention center, in January.

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The powerhouse’s show — titled Christina Aguilera: The Xperience — will kick off at Planet Hollywood’s Zappos Theater on May 31. Her 16-performance residency replaces the Backstreet Boys’ “Larger Than Life” run.

“I’ve been actually accumulating for years, these amazing ideas and taking people on this amazing ride and trip and using the imagination. I’ve been culminating this for a long time, so I’m really, really excited for everyone to enjoy this experience — Xperience — with me,” Aguilera said back in January, when she announced the news on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Tickets for performances, which go through Oct. 5, are on sale now online or in-person at the Planet Hollywood box office.

Read: Christina Aguilera Just Released A Song For The Orlando Victims And It’s Beautiful

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Miguel & Christina Aguilera Sang Coco’s ‘Remember Me’ For Disney’s Singalong Special

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Miguel & Christina Aguilera Sang Coco’s ‘Remember Me’ For Disney’s Singalong Special

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ABC went all out over the weekend with their second round of “The Disney Family Singalong” and man will it ease your worries.

If you didn’t already tune into the television special when it aired the first time around on April 16, the latest episode is definitely one to join in on. ABC started the new program in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic and is meant to rally families, friends, and celebrities together for a night of entertainment, laughs and songs. The new series has already featured some of Disney’s most beloved musical numbers from its classic films which are sung by the top musicians currently in the game.

Last month, in April, stars like Christina Aguilera, Demi Lovato, Beyoncé, and others gathered around their cameras to sing to families across the country for “The Disney Family Singalong.” The event, which was hosted by Ryan Seacrest, saw performers in their home environments using minimal equipment and “a whole lot of harmony” to get fans watching to join in on the fun. To make things seamless, the lyrics which featured Disney’s most popular songs were displayed at the bottom of the screen.

Anyway, for Mother’s Day, ABC kicked off a second episode of the special and it was pretty dang magical.

For “The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II,” ABC really reached for the stars, wrangling in the likes of Katy Perry, Idina Menzel, and John Legend.

But the best part of the night came when Miguel and Christina Aguilera joined forces to sing a bilingual rendition of “Remember Me” from Coco.

During their portion of the singalong special, Miguel and Aguilera belted out the lyrics to the Disney-Pixar classic singing both in English and Spanish. Making the performance even more special, an all-female Mariachi band joined in to bring life to the song’s melody.

Latinas Are Getting Nostalgic on Twitter After Christina Aguilera Introduced Her Daughter To Mulan

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Latinas Are Getting Nostalgic on Twitter After Christina Aguilera Introduced Her Daughter To Mulan

For Millenials who grew up in the era of Disney’s one-dimensional animated movies like “Mulan”, Christina Aguilera’s recent appearance will be a treat of great importance. But to really show you how important all of this is, let’s take a hop back in time.

The year is 1998 and Christina Aguilera is an aspiring pop star. After being chosen to sing “Reflection” for the new Disney animated film “Mulan” she catapults to number 15 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart and steals the heart of every girl with a walkman. Aguilera’s “Reflection” proved to be the ultimate career maker. As the story goes, Aguilera had been asked to hit High E above Middle C to prove she was capable of singing “Reflection.” The singer ultimately successfully hit the note, and would later call it “the note that changed my life.” In a 1999 interview, Aguilera said that the same week she proved she could hit the note, she was signing contract papers left and right.

Now, almost 20 years after the “Mulan” song that made her career, Aguilera is introducing her song to its tale.

Over the weekend, the singer was seen introducing her 5-year-old daughter Summer to the titular character of the movie that gave Christina her big break.

In a post to her Instagram, Aguilera shared a video of Summer meeting the animated film’s heroine. In the photos shared in the post, Aguilera poses alongside the namesake that helped make her career.

“Fun family weekend at @disneyland ❤️❤️❤️ Shoutout to Mulan ???? 20 years later and the movie and its music is still so special to us #HappiestPlace,” Aguilera said in the caption.

In 1999, Aguilera shared what it was like recording the song for Mulan in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

At the time, Aguilera recalled “My manager gives me a random phone call out of the clear blue one day while I’m just hanging out in my hometown of Pittsburgh. He’s like, ‘Can you belt the high E above middle C?’ And now this is known as the note that changed my life, because basically I had to prove that I could belt this note — like, full-on belt it — by Fed-Exing out, overnight, a karaoke tape of [singing over] Whitney Houston‘s ‘I Want to Run to You,’ which has that note, just like ‘Reflection.”‘

Watch “Reflection” here.