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New Aguilera Album Set For August
Christina Aguilera has set an Aug. 15 release date for her next RCA album, "Back to Basics." As previously reported, Aguilera's first album since 2002 pays tribute to soul, jazz and blues from the 192Christina Aguilera has set an Aug. 15 release date for her next RCA album, "Back to Basics." As previously reported, the set find Aguilera paying tribute to soul, jazz and blues from the 1920s, '30s and '40s with assistance from producers DJ Preimer. First single "Ain't No Other Man" will be digitally released June 12.
Other tracks set for the album include "Save My From Myself" (dedicated to Aguilera's new husband, Jordan Bratman), "Candy Man," "I Got Trouble," "Thank You" (which features bits of prior Aguilera hit "Genie a Bottle") and "Still Dirrty," described by RCA as a "sassy club track."
"The thing that I try to do with each record, I don't necessarily go to the main people that are the No. 1 chart-toppers in music," Aguilera told Billboard earlier this year. "I really like to go left field, think a little bit out of the box and go with someone, maybe a little bit more obscure, that I really respect. Not to say that Premier is that, but just to say that I'm not going to go to the obvious person, say, the Neptunes, Pharrell or Lil Jon. I really like to go someplace different that people haven't approached."
As previously reported, Aguilera will debut "Ain't No Other Man" next month at the MTV Movie Awards, which will air June 8 on the network.
The new album is the follow-up to 2002's "Stripped," which has sold more than 3.93 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.