Christina Aguilera's ICONIC Profession Milestones

A game-changing trailblazer in our midst!

Christina Aguilera has all the time unapologetically adopted to the beat of her personal drummer. The Grammy winner's extremely spectacular music resume has been going sturdy for almost three a long time and reveals no indicators of stopping.

Whether or not she's singing about self-love in her inspirational hit "Lovely" or preaching female empowerment in "Cannot Maintain Us Down," Xtina all the time makes use of her music and lyrics to ship a message and transfer followers. 12 months after 12 months, the Latin diva has given us iconic songs (howdy, "Genie In A Bottle" and "Dirrty") and live performances that showcase the powerhouse's critical singing skills.

So it is no secret why the incomparable Aguilera is being honored with—for the primary time ever—the Music Icon Award on the 2021 People's Choice Awards.

Past her piping vocal skills, Aguilera has all the time sung songs and fought for the underdogs of the world. She's a celebrity who is aware of the ability of talking out and taking a stand for what's proper.

Scroll by means of the picture gallery under for uplifting life classes and motivational quotes spoken by the 2021 Music's Icon herself, from her stance on every part from equality and feminine empowerment to being a mom and past.

Do not miss Aguilera settle for the Music Icon award on the 2021 People's Choice Awards on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 9 p.m. on E! and NBC.

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On The Energy of Music

"On the finish of the day, I'm a soul singer," Xtina candidly shared with Billboard. "While you strip again the phrases ‘pop star' and the numerous issues that I've executed, singing soulfully is the place my core, my root and my coronary heart actually is. And as you'll be able to see, it is what I am impressed by."

"What was nice was how badass I used to be at such a younger age to then write ‘Cannot Maintain Us Down,'" Aguilera mentions her girl power anthem with Paper. "We're coming slowly however certainly round a nook, not taking the issues that we used to." The pop star recollects an earlier music from her profession "I am OK," stating, "It was like, am I actually? Clearly, I am not totally okay. It is a journey into by no means fairly bandaging my wounds." 

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On "Dirrty"

"I felt tremendous label-driven and confined [being] commercially profitable. And as nice because it seems on the surface, I am such a reality woman that if I am not pleased with one thing, I simply can't do it anymore," the previous The Voice coach revealed to Billboard.

"I used to be feeling a way of insurrection," Aguilera shared with Cosmopolitan. "Free of the formulaic expertise, I simply threw out something I felt was a bit plastic or a bit stale or was consuming me up with superficiality." The powerhouse vocalist revealed how "Dirrty" was controversial on the time, saying, "I hope I paved the way in which and helped set the bottom guidelines that girls might be any model of themselves they wanna be…and happy with it."


On Being Fearless

In relation to worry, the Grammy Award-winning singer has some sage recommendation.

"Be fearless in breaking new boundaries and do not be afraid to go in opposition to the grain of criticism alongside the way in which," the "Cannot Maintain Us Down" shared with Paper

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On Feminine Sexuality

"Both girls aren't sexual sufficient or we're not fulfilling sufficient of a fantasy for you," the "Fighter" singer stated in a Paper interview. "However then if we're overtly sexual or feeling empowered in a sure form of manner, then we're shamed for it."

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On Equality

Aguilera has famously all the time been extraordinarily vocal about and supportive of the LGBTQ+ group.

"These are individuals who I grew up with and who're good, gifted and powerful that deserve for his or her voice to be heard and fought for, as properly," Christina stated in an announcement to Paper. "I like hanging out with simply my shut girlfriends and man buddies, which occur to be my homosexual buddies...Simply good, high quality time with people who find themselves tremendous all the way down to earth."

"You need to join with the suitable those that carry sure energies into your life," Aguilera defined additional to the mag. And have the power to let go of a whole lot of issues which have harm you. It is a huge deal.


On the Feminine Physique

Christina has all the time admired the feminine type and helps physique positivity.

"I like the feminine physique, and I believe it is one thing to be happy with, not one thing that males ought to dictate possession of," the "What a Woman Desires" singer informed Billboard.

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On Magnificence & Acceptance

"Once I first began out, I'd by no means have dreamed of doing an interview with out make-up on," Christina shared with Cosmopolitan. She additionally informed the mag, "I nonetheless love getting glammed up, however I wish to present imperfections on this go-round."

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On Private Relationships

"I made up my thoughts at a extremely younger age that I needed to do for myself," Aguilera recalled on decisions made earlier in her profession to Billboard. "I by no means needed a person to inform me what I might and could not do, what I might and could not spend. I all the time knew I needed to be the queen of my citadel."

And on the subject of courting somebody within the trade, Aguilera didn't hold back, saying, "I've had alternatives, however it is not my fashion up to now one other ­particular person within the enterprise." 

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On Males

"My dad was very dominant with my mother, and I all the time knew I used to be by no means going to let a person make the most of me like that," Aguilera revisited her previous with Billboard. "I had no super-strong girls round me, and I believed feeling inferior, small, or helpless simply needed to be accepted."

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On Creative Expression

"I've all the time been somebody that clearly likes to experiment, loves theatrics, likes to create a storyline and play a personality in a video or by means of stage," Christina revealed to Paper. "I am a performer, that is who I'm by nature. However I am on the place, even musically, the place it is a liberating feeling to have the ability to strip all of it again and respect who you might be and your uncooked magnificence." 

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On Steadiness

After almost three a long time within the biz, Aguilera nonetheless finds balancing work and household difficult.

"Once I'm onstage, there's not a much bigger excessive, once I'm in reference to my voice and my coronary heart and my soul," Aguilera revealed to Billboard. "However on the finish [of a performance], I wish to wipe all of it off, get in my sweatpants, make foolish noises with my youngsters and have somebody consolation and cuddle me."

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On Motherhood

Being a former Muskateer, it is no marvel Aguilera has reservations about little one stardom.

"I do not wish to inject an excessive amount of upon her as to how I am selecting to stay my life and what I've executed in my profession," she stated of daughter Summer time Rain in a Paper interview. "I simply hope I can enable what I am doing to affect her to be her personal particular person. That is actually what I hope for her. I actually wish to make sure that my kids are each very assured within the sense that they know who they're and that they will not be simply swayed by exterior opinion."

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On Empowerment

"You'll be able to both be, sadly, so broken by it that you simply take a flip for the more severe, or you'll be able to really feel empowered by it and make decisions to by no means go down that route," the "Lovely" singer mirrored on her profession to Paper. "I believe we undergo up and down moments. There are shops the place I really feel like I am good, and that was being onstage, capable of exude and launch and really feel. That was my type of feeling empowered." 

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On Social Media

Navigating social media is not any simple feat for any father or mother and Aguilera shared her ideas with Paper.,"There's all the time gonna be the nice and the evil, the darkish and the sunshine. I believe now could be the time, greater than ever, that we're seeing that in each sense of the phrase."

The Latin diva did not mince words on the subject of on-line trolls. "It is like my Instagram says proper now," Christina says, referring to her avatar during which she's sporting velour monitor pants, sun shades and a fur coat draped over a selected slogan shirt. "All people that may't hop on that prepare can suck our dicks."

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With reference to discovering longevity with a romantic associate, Aguilera was candid with Billboard, stating, "The routine might be monotonous. You gotta be spontaneous. Being a sexual one that's comfy in my very own pores and skin, a way of journey is ­essential to me, occurring street journeys, staying in accommodations."

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On Her Haters

Christina would not have time for hater tradition. In a Billboard interview, she recollects the challenges she confronted up to now. "It is onerous to listen to your self being referred to as names," she stated. "It is like, if I will be demure and harmless, that is okay. But when I will simply be myself, I am bother."


On Madonna

"Madonna needed to undergo it in her day, and he or she paved the way in which for my technology to come back up," Christina defined to Billboard. "And paying it ahead, now a youthful technology is developing and I am loving what I am seeing. It is so unimaginable."

The 2021 People's Choice Awards will air this Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 9 p.m. on E! and NBC right after E!'s PCAs red carpet show at 7 p.m.


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