Music fans everywhere are wondering: When is Christina Aguilera's next album coming out? It's a tricky question. The 34-year-old diva has accomplished a lot in 2015 — she won another Grammy Award (bringing her career total to six); she guest starred as a fictional pop star turned country singer named Jade St. John on ABC's music drama, Nashville; and she once again served as a coach on NBC's hit singing competition, The Voice — but it's unclear if she's also found time to work on her upcoming eighth studio album. Aguilera's last album, Lotus, was released over two and a half years ago in Nov. 2012. Shouldn't we be hearing new material sometime soon?
Here's what we know so far:
Aguilera told Extra TV in January that she met up with music producer (and fellow The Voice coach) Pharrell Williams while she was pregnant with her daughter, Summer Rain, to discuss her next project:
During my pregnancy, I had a meeting with him and just connected on where I want to take the next album. And we started talking music, and he has one song in particular that I love.
The "Genie In a Bottle" hit-maker didn't divulge any details about the track, but she did give us a little insight into how she's approaching her new record:
I just have to make sure it's right and it's genuine and it's heartfelt. And I'm very excited to pour my heart out into this record fully. I've been gathering and writing and coming up with these amazing ideas for different parts of how I was feeling the past year, so I'm really excited to vocalize all of it and make it all come together.
It certainly sounds as though Aguilera is committed to taking her time, so I wouldn't expect her next LP to drop until the fourth quarter of 2015 at the very earliest. (All but one of her past albums were released during either the third or fourth quarter of the year.) However, if we don't hear any additional details about Aguilera's new music this summer, I think we could be waiting until early 2016 (but I'm just speculating).
Hopefully we'll find out more information soon.
Note: A previous version of this post incorrectly stated that Aguilera has five Grammy Awards, when in fact, she has six.
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