Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. Here, pop music video icon Christina Aguilera looks back at the iconic clip she still views as her all-time favorite: the daring, empowering, ahead of its time "Dirrty. In retrospect, the David LaChapelle-directed video is an essential artifact from the popular music landscape of the early s, representative of the turn-of-the-century bubblegum superstars leaving their baked-in wholesomeness behind and embracing more mature read: scandalous! It was at a time where it was very about a squeaky-clean, pop-based image of what would sell as a package… But I was coming into my own. It was more about shedding a skin that I felt was not real to the person that I was growing into. I had a lot of thoughts and emotions that I felt were not yet expressed and hadn't been heard yet from a female perspective in my genre. I wanted to show all the sides on my record. It was very controversial at the time, and there were a lot of more straight-laced people who were more opposed to me coming out like that, after they had come to know me for something else in a different image.
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Aguilera famously torched the bubblegum teen-pop image crafted for her with a pair of leather chaps and edgier genre-blending music that announced a young woman in full control of her agency. It shocked America and the then year-old singer was slut-shamed by critics, peers and even Tina Fey. At one point she took her cues from the styles of the s—s, committing wholly to a vintage pinup aesthetic to match the modern take on vintage jazz, soul and blues she was exploring. For a generation who hit puberty during the great Y2K pop explosion, Aguilera was an essential voice with music that tackled self-empowerment, feminism, sex and domestic violence — subject matter her contemporaries were shying away from.
American singer Christina Aguilera has released five video albums and been featured in thirty-three music videos, five films, thirteen television programs, and seven commercials. The videos for the Spanish versions of the four singles were subsequently released in conjunction with the promotion of Aguilera's Spanish album Mi Reflejo. Aguilera generated much attention in mid following the release of the music video for " Dirrty "—her fourth studio album Stripped ' s lead single, which was found controversial owing to the depiction of overtly sexual activities. The lead single's video was directed by Bryan Barber and was highlighted for portraying Aguilera's then newly established alter ego Baby Jane. In addition to her music videos, Aguilera has released five video albums. Meanwhile the other video album Back to Basics and Beyond was released exclusively in North America in in conjunction with the promotion of the album Back to Basics. Aguilera's first film appearance was in Shark Tale , in which she voiced a Rastafarian jellyfish and for whose soundtrack she recorded a song titled " Car Wash " with Missy Elliott. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Videography of Christina Aguilera.
The 'Fall In Line' music video is here. Last week Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato released the highly anticipated duet and not only did it receive rave reviews for its feminist message and powerful vocals but the two stars also gave the single its live debut at the Billboard Music Awards. Fans and critics alike praised the performance as a standout moment of the show. The visual is no less remarkable. Set in a dystopian future akin to The Handmaid's Tale, it sees Demi and Christina captured as children and imprisoned by men. It then flashes forward to show Demi and Christina working together to escape the lab in which they are being held hostage. The video is like a film and it is worthy of acclaimed fiction like The Hunger Games. Nevertheless, it appears that there are even deeper meanings to the video.