- By DENNIS PETRONE
In the six years since Christina Aguilera released an album, fans have anxiously waited. We’ve seen her on the screen in such appearances as a winning judge on NBC’s hit sing-star show The Voice. We’ve seen pics of her baby on Instagram. Now we’re finally getting the goods: Her eighth studio album. And it was well-worth the wait!
“Accelerate” was released in the middle of June with two major singles pushed out in advanced: “Twice” and “Fall in Line.” The album is an audience pleaser and also offers something new artistically. Aguilera’s signature upper-range growl can be heard alongside R&B raps totally new for the singer. And with the additional star power from including other featured artists such as Ty Dolla $ign and rapper 2 Chainz, the album pops in all the right places.
“I feel like a new artist again, which is so refreshing,” Aguilera explained in a recent interview. “It’s what I’ve been needing for so long.” Having been deemed the “Pop Princess” early in her career and having earned five Grammy Awards, one Latin Grammy Award and even a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it’s hard to know what was so wrong with the old one. But her newest album is smarter and stronger. And we’re loving it.
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