This week’s From The Vault is Christina Aguilera’s 2002 ‘coming out’ (of sorts) ‘Dirrty’. Having long been labelled a teeny Pop star in the vein of the Britney’s and Nsync’s, Christina broke the mould with this edgy, heavily Urban and provocative song/video. Within the clip’s 4+minutes running time, Christina managed to forever dispel any notion of her being ‘just another Pop act’; ‘Dirrty’ saw the birth of the envelope pushing Christina of today:
I remember having to pick up my jaw from the floor when watching this for the first time. I guess ‘shock value’ needs to be employed at times to make people sit up and listen; and listen they did. Christina’s ‘Stripped’ LP, which featured ‘Dirrty’, stands as her second best selling album to date, having sold over 9 million copies world wide.
Christina Aguilera and Kelly Clarkson stand as two of Pop’s most potent voices. And while their paths in showbiz have veered in different directions, Xtina’s appearance on ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ today saw them bond over the similarities in a warming segment.