From The Vault: Christina Aguilera, Pink, Lil Kim & Mya – ‘Lady Marmalade’

This week’s From The Vault feature comes from Christina Aguilera, Pink, Lil Kim and Mya. On March 27, 2001, the group released a cover of the Labelle classic ‘Lady Marmalade’ for the film ‘Moulin Rouge!’. Produced by Missy Elliott, the song was a monster hit, climbing to #1 in almost every major territory in the world including the US where it won a Grammy Award for ‘Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals’.

Vivacious and powerful, this record was enjoyably inescapable when it was released. All 4 women delivered on their parts and brought something distinctly unique to the table.

The thought of any such collaboration occurring amongst today’s younger crop of singers, however, is almost frightful. Can you imagine Rihanna, Katy Perry, Ke$ha and Nicki Minaj doing something like this? With the exception of Minaj’s contribution, the song would amount to nothing less than blaspheme.


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  1. Be Patient, Love January 16, 2011

    It’s a shame Christina could never pull this song off live. She always sounded like a cat with laryngitis.

  2. Pedro KooR January 16, 2011

    MYA is so underrated!
    She is one of the best performers of our generation!

  3. Sheree January 16, 2011

    Trent you disrespect Lil Kim and put pictures up and then you want to use the video to promote Nicki Minaj. You trying to help her get a remix. All you Americans do is pimp folks. Disrespect them and then use their name to climb up. If she gets it you still diss Lil Kim. Lil Kim paved the way and then you all diss her. You, Nicki Minaj and anyone associated with this fuckery is trifling.

  4. Wake Up Six January 16, 2011

    They ALL SLAYYYYYYYED!!! one of my all time favorite re-makes!

  5. Nichole January 16, 2011

    Hell yeah! Great pick! This song was the s*** back then!

    Christina clearly nailed the s*** out of that song, and shitted on EVERYONE! The video was dope as well, but Mya looked the cutest.

    Everybody else looked like a hot mess.

    I remember when they performed this song on the 2002 Grammy ceremony, and when Patti got on stage with them, she put Christina to shame. Don’t fvvk with the loudness that is Ms. Labelle.

    But yeah. This was a great song, and all four ladies did a great job.

    Trent, don’t get me started. I would rather see GaGa, Pink, Britney and Nicki on a record together. But even if this song was remade, I don’t think anyone could do it like these ladies because they really BOUGHT IT. The song had a mix of different artists, which made it great.

  6. True Blue January 16, 2011

    I remember this song & video so well. It got constant airplay on MTV, and I remember when they performed it live at the Grammys the following year. I was glued to the TV screen for it. Ah, good times.

  7. D.Strock January 16, 2011

    When I first watched this video back in the day I thought two things of it: Lil’ Kim was totally out of place, and Christina’s hair was nightmare-inducing. Good to know some things don’t change

  8. LTM January 16, 2011

    if they were to remake this, nicki would be the worst part. she would probably shout random meanlingless words that would contribute nothing to the song
    xtina was definitely the main event

  9. LTM January 16, 2011

    katy perry wouldnt fit because its not her style at all. and gagas too damn ugly
    if the were to remake it, it should be diamond, fergie, rihanna, and gwen stefani.

  10. The Truth January 16, 2011

    Wow I just went back and watched the MTV and Grammy awards performance of this song.

    Say what y’all want about Kim, but she made it from the projects of Brooklyn to the worlds BIGGEST stage of music!

    For that I will ALWAYS respect her and never forget!

    The other three all do music that you can easily see on a MTV or Grammy stage.

    I give respect where its due!

  11. legendtina4life January 16, 2011


  12. Pamela January 16, 2011

    Xtina’s voice >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    As usual !

  13. CustomMadeWayne January 16, 2011

    lmfao! like someone else said earlier, i remember watching this too, and was like Lil Kim? lol! She was sooo totally out of place! and I LOVED lil Kim! but thats what made this the hit it was! diff girls from diff genres of music. You would have NEVER thought of Mya in this day and time to be placed in a hit song like this, but at that time, they all were dominating in their genre! everyone capitalized off of this song and went on to make great albums all except mya.. 🙁 which sucks, but oh well.. good job ladies.

  14. sane beyhanna stan January 16, 2011

    I lovved this song soo much. Christina just absolutely NAILED itand pinks part was also remarkable to me. Mya’s harmonies were sweet and subtle and lil kims part was ok. But NOBODY could pull it off like these 4 lls

  15. KAT DELUNA FAN January 16, 2011

    With the exception of Minaj’s contribution, the song would amount to nothing less than blaspheme.

    They are all the same to me Nicki aient better

  16. Wake Up Six January 16, 2011


    I agree Trent is definitely a KEN BARB….

  17. jojo January 16, 2011

    um why the f*** does trent/sam seem to put rihanna,katy,and kesha in the same sentence

    when rihanna has been out since 2005 and had her first number 1 in 2006 and has been building a huge name for herself ever since ………….compareing her to kesha and katy is blaspheme………gggb outsold both of their whole careers……the end …….loud sold more than animal and teenage dream in 6 weeks……the end.

    katy and kesha have just recently become really succesful ………and everyone knows they will most likely not be around in 4-7 years…………..and also isnt lady gaga a actual new artist unlike rihanna………so why didnt you mention her with kesha and katy………… least then it would have made sense (cause they are new(er) artist)

    next time dont try to shade rih when she dosent even fit …..shes not new and shes a f***** megastar worlwide unlike kesha and katy and nicki

    also pink friday was some s*** hip-pop mess(no one wants to hear nicki sing) so to me she is on the same level with kesha,and katy ……people that are just popular now and dont really have longevity because they are simply trends in music in 2009-2010



  19. XTINA IS A POP SUPERSTAR ICON FROM USA !!! January 16, 2011

    This iconic video proves that xtina reinventing her self since 1999 she is pure talented!!! Xtina is the biggers voice of this timelife!!! Incredeble amazing!!!

  20. XTINA IS A POP SUPERSTAR ICON FROM USA !!! January 16, 2011

    Xtina 58.000.000 albums sold 3 sold out world tours (49.000.000)(117.000.000)(102.000.000) burlesque is going to make more then 110.000.000 at the world wide box office plus by march burlesque will be open in more then 85 countrys !! Then DVD sales and rentals , tv cable rights, soundtrack. -and tomorrow XTINA will winng her 1th golden globe award!! To the stuped hater who said where are all this b******??? Will b**** XTINA THE LEGEND IS HERE ON TOP OF THE World and she is not going anywhere she is on top to stay!!

  21. LTM January 16, 2011

    @JOJO loud has NOT sold more then teenage dream. check your facts, teenage dream has sold over 3million world wide, and around 1million in the u.s
    katy perry debuted in 2008 and got her 1st #1 the same year. i kissed a girl dominated the charts for more then 7 weeks in more then 20 different countries. its the 10th best selling single of the decade. her debut album has sold over 5million worldwide, more then a girl like me and music of the sun combined. good girl gone bad outselling katys career aint that special since katy has only been here for 3 years.
    katy is not going anywhere, shes here for the decade. her fan base is growing, especially in europe.

  22. stynlyzo January 16, 2011


  23. KaVion January 16, 2011

    Diamond aint nowhere NEAR nickis level and is the REAL kim swaggerjacker
    diamonds the one nameing her album BLACK BARBIE,wears wigs to[alot more similiar to kims than nickis] & has the exact same style as kim. GTFOH

  24. LTM January 16, 2011

    quite skalking me and get a f****** life. if im so annoying then why do you keep replying to my comments
    nicki cant rap, no amount of album sells will change that.

  25. gorgon January 16, 2011


  26. gfhfgh January 16, 2011

    “Mocha & Milk” is a perfect match like “black & white” people

    😛 ____ Bla c k ‘w h it e ‘F li rts. C” 0- M _____ 😛

    The most successful interra cial da t ing c lub. If you are still waiting for your sweet “milk” or “mocha”, don’t hesitate to check it !! Don’t let your babies wait too long for you !!

  27. ummm January 16, 2011

    All nicki do is bark random s*** that just RHYMES. You guys are brainwashed to like her because she’s so FORCED. Don’t give into the hype if you haven’t already, she’s not all that….. AT ALL. No hate, just sayin.

  28. KiMMyBLANCO B******! January 16, 2011

    Kim is a asset to the song. I love the rest of the girls in track but kim will always be the Queen B ya need to stop hating an giving the props when they need to be given. “I got it covered like a Phantom umbrella
    Waitin on me to stop I plan like never
    I love it they never stop hatin boy I tell ya
    So today I’m slashin them in all Donnatella
    It’s like money is my kinfolk
    Y’all trippin thinkin I’m a stop gettin dough
    Oh boy I get a rush as in the battle of the enzo
    Yeah it’s Kimmy, AKA forever bad
    A hundred large in my forever bag
    They might be in denial, but y’all know who the queen?”- #KiMMyBLANCO

  29. ~BeySoBreezy~ January 16, 2011


    All you americans? Dont clump people together like that sweety.

    Anyways, I remember this video. I loved it then, and I loved it now. Four talented women(who I happen to be a fan of 🙂 ) getting together to make amazing music. What more can you ask for? They still play this on the radio, and the song still sounds like new. I sometimes wish I could go back to those times, because some of this stuff on the radio today…..chile…

  30. Lolita January 16, 2011

    Nicki is actually talented. As least she doesn’t rap about typical ghetto ish most femcees from Kim on down rap about. Her album didn’t make any references to sucking d*ck or anything like that. B/c she’s on TV and the internet a lot doesn’t mean she’s “forced”. When you’re a hot commodity ppl want to book you or write about you. Lil Kim was everywhere back in the day, what she “forced” too?

  31. Robert Dixon January 16, 2011

    Beyonce’, Lady Gaga, Missy Elliot, and Alicia Keys.

  32. ~BeySoBreezy~ January 16, 2011

    @Lolita…you said: As least she doesn’t rap about typical ghetto ish most femcees from Kim on down rap about. Her album didn’t make any references to sucking d*ck or anything like that.

    Her album probably didnt, but her music in general has. So how does that make her better than Kim? And if you really knew Lil Kim, you would know she raps about more than what you claimed.


  33. drizzy January 16, 2011


  34. juanele84 January 16, 2011

    If there’s a new all-girls collaboration I want it to be: Beyoncé, Alicia, Christina, Gaga and Nicki

  35. BREEZYTHEBEST January 16, 2011

    Gotta admit Kim is on some classic s***.I love Nicki but Kim s*** can be played 10,15 years later.When Nicki songs can get played like that then maybe she should be named Queen of rap.Right now Kim stll holds that title but Nicki is def the Princess.

  36. tonblanco1 January 16, 2011


  37. yanna January 16, 2011

    hmm the new version should go like this bey takes christana spot,ciara takes mya spot, nicki takes kim spot and rihanna takes pink spot that would be gold!!

  38. S*** January 16, 2011

    Aint Christina Aguilera, & Pink supposed to HATE each other??,

    but then again who doesnt Xtina Dislike??:

    Great Song by Patti Labelle, That Video is STILL Hot!! Bey did this at the 09 Oscars & Killed poor Scream-Tina OffKeyGorrilera (even though it was probably lip synced which is extremely RARE for Bey):

    @ Robert Dixon

    I Dont like Gaga but on 2nd thought, That calloboration would be Hot actually: Beyonce’, Lady Gaga, Missy Elliot, and Alicia Keys. & we can even add Rihanna & Nikki Minaj to spice things up 🙂

  39. Dave January 16, 2011

    They wouldn’t make a dent on this version @ all! Christina, P!nk, Mya SLAYED vocally. Nicki might be able to match Kim’s flow, if she could STAY ON SUBJECT!

  40. Jazlene January 16, 2011

    Shux does time fly…I remember performing this at our School’s Talent Quest..I wanted to do Mya’s part instead I got X-tina’s ..short straw lol…Mya was the only eye candy here…the rest were all kinds of hot mess.

  41. Dev January 16, 2011

    Ahhhh, they dont make music like they used to

  42. TJ January 16, 2011

    & to this day I stil feel the absolute same:

    this remake is FLAWLESS, but Pink’s voice rode the song the best

  43. Shouw January 16, 2011

    I loove this song , one of the best collaboration !
    can’t believe it’s been almost 10 years

  44. James January 16, 2011

    If it was remade today.. Would be: Beyonce, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry.. And Nicki. Wad gonna say Brit instead of perry.. But b**** can’t she’s out.

  45. C January 16, 2011

    how about Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Rihanna, and Nicki Minaj…the fact that those artist are on a song together alone would make it a hit

  46. Michael January 16, 2011

    just because its 10 years don’t mean you should do a remake. I would leave that great legacy alone.

  47. Wake up Six January 16, 2011

    I do think that if they were to remake this song RIGHT NOW

    Beyonce= Christina

    Gaga= Pink

    Rihanna= Mya

    Nicki= Kim

    It would be a INSTANT HUGGGGGE Worldwide Success!

  48. Jen January 16, 2011

    Maybe trina, lauryn hill, eve or diamond should do kims part?

  49. Lolita January 16, 2011

    ^^^ I heard Lil Kim’s music enough to know what she talks about most of the time. If it doesn’t reference s**, then it references some hood like behavior. She’s been doing the same hood stuff her whole career. It would be nice if she stepped out the box a little bit more.

  50. Lolita January 16, 2011

    ^^^ Diamond- is too mediocre do Lil Kim’s part.
    Trina- Nobody wants to hear her country a$$
    Lauren Hil- Lady marmalade doesn’t seem to be her style

    I do agree about Eve doing it

  51. PussyPuuurr January 16, 2011

    Beyonce doing christina’s part? are you f****** kidding me? She could Never, it would be a screaming mess. Christina BELTS like no other.

  52. PussyPuuurr January 16, 2011

    and beyonce doesn’t have the necessarypower in her voice to match Xtina’s vocals.

  53. DION-ISH January 16, 2011

    EW. A Remake of THAT song?!?!

    How STOOPID do trent and the rest of you sound!! ROFL

    No Just No…..And my Rih Rih Better not stoop down and do something soo dated and crappy

  54. Xisme January 16, 2011

    without christina in that song, that song would have been poopers. Christina made that group which worked they were all amazing together. Christina needs to have a come bk now, bionic was no comeback she barely promoted it let alone call it a comeback. bring on her next album!!

  55. Xisme January 16, 2011

    p.s all the new singers are awful none of them would go together, it would destroy there careers which would be great for most people who find them all talentless, i meen Rihanna, Keish, katy perry none of these girls can sing and that looney tune girl Nicki mange…

  56. Ain’tgotpool January 16, 2011

    looney tune Nicki minaj LMAOOO

  57. F January 16, 2011

    To JoJo, llllllol you sound really dumb hahaha sooo stupide psycho riho stan!!!

  58. Wake Up Six January 16, 2011

    Yalllll Madddddddddddddddddddddd!!!

    How do you think the PREVIOUS generation felt when they heard Xtina, Kim, P!nk, and Mya was re-making Miss Patti and thems song?

    Allright then….and it turned out to be one of the biggest hits of that Decade!

  59. Anonymous January 16, 2011

    If it was new band i would want Beyoncé, Alicia Keys (even though she seems to classy for this) Britney and Nicki Minaj! That would make alotta sense, except i know Nicki’s rapping will be off the chain but she’ll nees to spend ectra time for cheography! We don’t want ‘Check It Out’ dance move to be unleashes again!! Lol!!! I love all of them!! That Rihanna Katy Perry and Ke$ha they are all ‘messess with successess’!! Britney, Alicia and Bey are all making new music this year so hopefully Rih Katy and Ke$h can disappear, so the world can remember what talent is!! Dueces xx

  60. iLoveXtina January 17, 2011

    When did Trent start stanning for Nicki Minaj all of a sudden. I remember he used to be up in Kim’s ass all the time.

    No one should remake this version as no one in the current industry can do Aguilera’s part 🙂

  61. SunDee January 17, 2011

    I HATE IT at first! The Song The MV with Xtina Dog Hair. The W**** style
    but damn Me loving it so much. well i love All Saints version too.
    Lady Marmalade is f***** awesome 😀

  62. daznielle bahamas January 18, 2011

    this was me and my sis jam when we where small wow !

  63. Jack January 19, 2011

    Britney doesn’t usually collaborate bc she can sell on her own so if they did a new remake I would like to see Rihanna, Gaga, Kesha, and Nicki.

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