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She's got the voice, now Christina Aguilera looks for hits

Published on Nov 14, 2012 8:43 AM
 
Christina Aguilera poses after a news conference to announce the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards nominations in Los Angeles, California on Oct 9, 2012. Aguilera has the vocal chops, the look, the strut and millions of new fans thanks to her stint as a judge on TV singing contest The Voice. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

(REUTERS) - Christina Aguilera has the vocal chops, the look, the strut and millions of new fans thanks to her stint as a judge on TV singing contest The Voice.

But can she still sell records?

The singer, who had global hits with Genie in a Bottle and the female empowerment ballad Beautiful more than 10 years ago, bids to reclaim her status as one of the world's biggest pop stars with her new album, Lotus, released on Tuesday.

Aguilera, 31, says the title and the mixture of dance-pop, ballads and rock-tinged tracks reflect the hopes and disappointments of recent years that saw her 2010 tour for album Bionic canceLled, a divorce and the box-office flop of her debut feature film, the musical Burlesque.

 
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