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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

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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.

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Christina Aguilera Will Release A Spanish-Language Album And OMG I’ve Been Waiting For This Since ‘Mi Reflejo’

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Christina Aguilera Will Release A Spanish-Language Album And OMG I’ve Been Waiting For This Since ‘Mi Reflejo’

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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.”

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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.

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“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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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“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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Cuidado, Xtina! Your Latino stans need you more than you know.

Needless to say, fans are shooketh by the whole Xperience.

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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.

READ: Christina Aguilera Opened The Floodgates For Curious Twitter Fans And Her Answers Were Honest And Real

Christina Aguilera Opened The Floodgates For Curious Twitter Fans And Her Answers Were Honest And Real

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Christina Aguilera Opened The Floodgates For Curious Twitter Fans And Her Answers Were Honest And Real

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Just six weeks after Christina Aguilera released her first album in six years, “Liberation,” she’s opened the floodgates to curious Twitter fans to ask her any question they want. Clearly Latino fans and internet users couldn’t resist answering the call for questions.

Here are all the answers to all the questions you never thought to ask the infamous Xtina.

First things first, Aguilera put her heart and soul into “Liberation.”

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She actually started recording the album in late 2014. While Pharrell Williams and Linda Perry were in the studio in the early days, they didn’t end up on the album.

Some fans threw it all the way back.

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We wish there was video footage, but sadly the closest thing to live social media at the time would have been a point and shoot digital camera video posted on MySpace.

And @xtina became a human before our very eyes.

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If I could not express myself anything less of a hoarse hyena when I sing, it would feel like people could hear the real me.

There were zero product placements to be seen.

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It’s a rarity, and Aguilera has shied away from those kinds of collabs. In June 2016, she released the song “Change,” dedicated to the victims of the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting.

She owned the ways that she failed her authentic self in the past and validated her truth today.

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Maybe it’s because we’re living in a #MeToo age where women in entertainment (and hopefully, everywhere else) feel more empowered to say no and be heard. She wrote “Fall in Line” years before the #MeToo movement picked up steam.

When asked, she said, “It was the song that needed to be heard. Because of what I witnessed when I was growing up I always felt really driven to have a voice that my mom kind of never had in my childhood. So I’ve always wanted to be that advocate for women and anybody that was struggling to have their own voice.”

She didn’t confirm nor deny a possible world tour.

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We have no idea what that means, but she is a master at skirting the real questions. She made this album in her own way and nothing is going to change how she performs it.

Aguilera stood her ground when some fans asked questions she didn’t want to answer.

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First, Xtina was polite, but firm. Translation: “Bish, I don’t need to prove sh*t to noone.”

She laid out the new path for her career. All about artistry, less about numbers.

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Literally, people only had respect for her. That thread is just a bunch of Meryl Streep gifs applauding her.

Some threw plenty of shade though: “That’s nice and all but we don’t care about numbers or chart positions. We care about seeing our fave artist perform LIVE for us,” @XAHuGo85 wrote. “Not just for private events for Billionaires. You’ve abandoned your last 2 albums and we finally thought this would be different. Guess we were wrong.”

She explained why the album took so long to be released.

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Like, yeah, becoming a mother and judging in a reality competition show takes actual time away from your life. The world needed her music to cook for six years in order to get the layered masterpiece that is “María.”

Xtina took a moment to name drop her son, Max, as the future Aguilera to watch.

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“Maria” is her personal favorite on the track, which is both a tribute to her middle name and to Julie Andrews’ character in “The Sound of Music.”

She also gave a shoutout to the perks of motherhood: child’s play.

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If Christina Aguilera was my mom, life would be cozy af. I was team Aguilera all the way in the Aguilera-Spears showdown of the 2000’s, and it is truly crazy that my teen idol is now a mom idol.

Pop stars like horror? Que horror.

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I won’t do horror, but I will do the fact that Xtina’s love for horror is tied to the score. Halloween mash-up coming out soon? Por favor?

Over six years, she wrote a lot of songs that we may never hear.

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All we know is that she started writing the album while she was pregnant, so it’s kind of a testament to her motherhood.

There were moments when her Latinidad truly shined.

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How can you limit something so deep to only three words? Describing one self is a journey to the truth and a testament to your self-worth.

We do know that a tour is in the works.

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The whole world started begging her to come to their corner del mundo to perform. And some fans even got upset that she might not make it there.

Aguilera, while being super open, did stay vague and mysterious.

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Hmmm…how long until the fans find the vocal warm up and spam it all over social media?

Some of the questions did bring out a fun side fo the pop star.

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“Genie in the Butthole.” #DEAD That was the first song I ever recorded on my boom box karaoke cassette tape. We’re not in Kansas anymore, María.

Her answer left all of her fans shook up af.

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Note the fan that immediately changed their handle name to ‘genie in the butthole.’ Mad respect.

Aguilera ended the debate with #Lubrication.

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May #Lubrication spread to all corners of the world, to every fan whose begged for some live #Lubrication, and may Christina María Aguilera forever show us how to harness our stardom until we’re all viejos.

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