Christina Aguilera Drops New Single, Announces New Album, Trashes “The Voice”
The wait for new music is over for Christina Aguilera fans. The singer just dropped the Kanye West-produced track “Accelerate,” which is the first single from her upcoming album “Liberated,” set to drop June 15th.
The new track features Ty Dolla $ign and 2 Chainz, and they aren’t the only guests featured on the album. Christina also duets with Demi Lovato on the track “Fall in Line.” Check out the video for “Accelerate” to the right, and the track list for “Liberated” below.
Meanwhile, Christina is also featured on the cover of this week’s Billboard, and inside she basically trashes her time on NBC’s “The Voice.” In the interview she calls the show an "energy sucker," and compared it to a "churning hamster wheel,” and says she felt "suffocated and restricted" on the show. "I was longing for freedom," she says, adding that when she left the set, "I would just take everything off—the makeup, all of it—and would blast hip-hop, or Nirvana, 'Creep,' Slayer. Anything like that to get me out of that zone, that TV mode.""I didn't get into this business to be a television show host and to be given all these [rules]. Especially as a female: You can't wear this, can't say that. I would find myself on that show desperately trying to express myself through clothing or makeup or hair. It was my only kind of outlet,” she explains, noting, "It became something that I didn't feel was what I had signed up for in Season 1. You realize it's not about music. It's about making good TV moments and massaging a story."
Kelly Clarkson & John Legend To Perform At The Billboard Music Awards
Kelly Clarkson will be doing double duty at the Billboard Music Awards. In addition to hosting the show, it’s just been announced that Kelly will perform on the telecast, as well. Also performing on the show will be John Legend.
They join previously announced performers Ariana Grande, BTS, Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes, and Dua Lipa.
The 2018 Billboard Music Awards will air May 20th on NBC, live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Music Quickies Ed Sheeran and DJ Khaled reach one billion views: Videos by Ed Sheeran and DJ Khaledhave been viewed over one billion times on YouTube. Ed’s “Perfect,” has now reached the milestone, making it his third video to be viewed one billion times, while Khaled’s "I’m the One," featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne, is his first to reach the billion mark.Demi Lovato fractures foot: Demi Lovato had some sort of mishap on her trip to Bali, because she just revealed on social media that she’s injured. The singer tweeted, "Guess who fractured her foot walking down the stairs in Bali,” along with an emoji of a girl raising her hand. There’s no word on the circumstances surrounding the injury.