Fresh off of redeeming herself with her tribute to Aretha Franklin at The 53rd Grammy Awards, who Ms. Aretha even mentioned her and Yolanda Adams as her favorite parts, Christina Aguilera is gearing up to head back into the studio according to frequent collaborator (and writer & producer of the anthem “Beautiful”) Linda Perry.
Find out what Perry had to say after the jump
According to several online sources, Linda Perry (who is currently promoting her new band’s first album) told CW Radio that Christina is getting back into the studio in a few weeks. This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise since Christina has even said herself in interviews that she’s eager to get back into studio (remember: Bionic was technically finished in 2009, so its been about 2 years now).
What was remarkable though was that Linda revealed Christina is talking about a possible Spanish project–a project long overdue from Aguilera. The vocalist, who released a Spanish revamping of her debut album along with some original tracks called Mi Reflejo in 2001, has been speaking for years about the follow up. I believe it was in 2004 Christina said she was working on her next Spanish album, but two studio albums and a movie later the project seems to be nowhere in sight.
The closest thing fans have gotten from a Spanish released has been the duet between her and Andrea Bocelli on their beautiful single “Somos Novios (It’s Impossible).” You can see the two perform that below.
I’m torn about what the best route for Aguilera is at this point. The English market seems to be shunning her at the moment, so why not try her luck at the Spanish market again and then really comeback for the English market when she’s ready. Only time will tell what route she ends up taking, but either way this should be exciting for Christina fans who usually need to wait about 4 years between Xtina albums–Stripped (2002), Back To Basics (2006), and Bionic (2010).
What do you think is the best route for Christina now? Is she still looked down upon in America? What did you think of her Grammy tribute? Let me know!
UPDATE: Apparently Christina fans were having a little fun as Linda responded on Twitter that she has not heard about any new music projects and hasn’t been contacted yet.