Christina Aguilera Announces 20th-Anniversary Editions of Self-Titled Debut Album

Christina Aguilera at The Wherehouse store to promote her new album on August 24, 1999 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Christina Aguilera is planning to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her self-titled debut album this month with not just one, but three special releases.

The entertainer announced the news on Tuesday (August 13) and tweeted: “This month it is 20 years ago that my debut album, Christina Aguilera, was released! In honor I release xxtra special versions digitally & in my store .. and more surprises … on August 23! “She also urged fans to share their memories of the album with the help of the #XXtina hashtag. The commercial reissues are released through Legacy Recordings the day before the official birthday of Christina Aguilera on August 24.

The digital edition will contain the songs from the original album, along with rare versions, remixes and a-capella tracks that were previously unavailable for streaming. In the Aguilera store there will be a limited number of special collection bundles, including the following: a photo disc with a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity, a collectable Christina Aguilera cassette, the digital download and a selection of the 20-year anniversary merch. Finally, Urban Outfitters plans to save an exclusive limited edition of the original album, printed on “Genie Fiery Orange Vinyl.” That will be available both in stores and online on August 23.

Christina Aguilera debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 in 1999, went platinum eight times and the singer earned her first Grammy for best new artist. The album created classic singles such as “Genie in a Bottle”, “What a Girl Wants”, “I Turn to You” and “Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You).”

Written by Tommy Kilmer

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