The “Stunning” singer, 40, is the first-ever recipient of the brand new PCA statue. Becky G, who collaborated with Aguilera earlier this yr on the Spanish-language single “Pa Mis Muchachas,” introduced the dignity to the Pennsylvania native on the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, on Tuesday, December 7.
“My artistry has all the time been for the fighters on this world, for many who face adversity, for these eager to invoke change, my music is for you,” Aguilera stated in her acceptance speech. “Believing in your self is usually the largest impediment of all. All through the years I’ve heard your tales concerning the impression of songs like ‘Stunning,’ ‘Fighter,’ ‘Can’t Maintain Us Down’ and, sure, even ‘Dirrty.'”
The PCA winner continued, “I need to thank all the ladies I’ve been blessed to share the stage, microphone and recording room over time. You're all icons to me. I’m proud now we have strengthened the voices of girls within the music business.”
The Burlesque star additionally carried out a never-before-seen medley that included her largest hits reimagined — together with “Stunning,” “Genie in a Bottle” and “Ain’t No Different Man” — in addition to “Somos Nada” from her new Spanish-language album throughout the Individuals’s Alternative Awards, which was broadcast stay on E! and NBC.
Aguilera’s profession launched with a 1988 Star Search look when she was eight years previous. Although she misplaced, the soprano continued to search for methods to have her voice heard, and landed a job on The New Mickey Mouse Club in 1992. She launched her first album in 1999, skyrocketing her to family identify standing as a pop star.
After hitting it huge with “Genie in a Bottle” and “What a Woman Needs,” she received the Greatest New Artist Grammy Award in 2000. Then, Aguilera modified the course of her profession together with her 2002 album Stripped, reinventing herself for the primary of many instances and laying the groundwork for her highway to changing into the PCA’s first Music Icon.
Forward of the present, the “Stunning” singer teased her efficiency. “It’s an honor to obtain the first-ever Music Icon award tomorrow on the Individuals’s Alternative Awards,” she shared through Instagram on Monday, December 6. “I’m so excited to return to the #PCAs stage with a particular efficiency that includes ‘Somos Nada’! Can’t wait to see all of the #Fighters within the viewers.”
Hosted by Kenan Thompson, the Individuals’s Alternative Awards celebrated all kinds of leisure, from films to TV to music to TikTok, voted on by followers.
Becoming a member of Aguilera, who plans to launch her ninth studio album in 2022, with Icon trophies are Halle Berry, who's the 2021 Individuals’s Icon, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, hailed because the 2021 Individuals’s Champion, and Kim Kardashian, who has been dubbed the 2021 Vogue Icon.