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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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Christina Aguilera Lip Synching ‘Lady Marmalade’ To A TikTok Meme Is A Summer Treat

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Christina Aguilera Lip Synching ‘Lady Marmalade’ To A TikTok Meme Is A Summer Treat

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In 2001, Christina Aguilera was a pop princess on the rise.

She further solidified herself in the world of music that year when she joined forces with the powerful voices of Mýa, Pink, and rappers Lil’ Kim and Missy Elliot for a recorded version of “Lady Marmalade.” The track, which had been created for the Moulin Rouge soundtrack, became an instant smash and classic. At the time of its release, the song was a number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 for 5 weeks.

Let us not forget that the song also taught an entire generation the infamous French words “Voulez-vous coucher avec moi (ce soir)?”

Now nearly twenty years after its release, Aguilera is reminding us of her musical chops and the beloved song.

In a video posted to her Instagram page, the Burlesque actress mimed along to a recent version of the song performed by TikTok sensation Lili Hayes. Hayes, who is 72, blew up on Instagram and TikTok a few years ago for her musical posts and attitude. She can often be seen on her pages singing or sporting hats and has gained fame for her sense of humor. She’s been featured in blog posts and major outlets like Vogue.

Her bio reads ‘Over everything. Always a little p****d.’ 

Christina’s parody of Hayes’s hilarious TikTok sent her 6.8 million followers into an internet craze.

Fans labeled the singer a ‘goddess’ for singing the song while dancing in her swimming pool with a glass of wine and an oversized black straw hat. In the video, Aguilera can be seen showing off her playful side while whipping her hair around.

“I feel like I’ve never sounded so goooooood! Yas honey @lili_hayes ! 😂🔥 #RealLadyMarmalade #LadyMarmaladeRemix #tiktok,” she wrote in a caption of the hilarious clip.

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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.

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