Christina Aguilera will receive the first-ever Music Icon Award at this year’s People’s Choice Awards, which will air on both NBC and E! on Tuesday, Dec. 7, from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif.
Christina is Back to Her Spanish Roots
In addition to receiving the award, Christina will perform a medley of her greatest hits, culminating in music from her long-awaited upcoming Spanish EP, La Fuerza; expected to come out in January of 2022. It will be her first Spanish project since Mi Reflejo in 2000.
This will be the second time Christina performs at the event. She performed in 2013 when she received the People’s Voice Award. In addition, Becky G will present the award to Christina, who is a five-time People’s Choice Award winner. The duo just teamed up for the lead single of La Fuerza, “Pa Mis Muchachas,” a couple of months ago,
“There is a reason Christina Aguilera is referred to as ‘the voice of our generation.’ She not only has an extraordinary voice, but as a creator, produces music that evokes true emotion and resonates across so many different demographics,” Jen Neal of NBC said in a press release. “Christina is an idol and we cannot wait to celebrate her successes and present her with the inaugural ‘Music Icon’ award.”
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A Well-Deserved Music Icon Award
Christina has sold more than 43 million records worldwide and achieved five No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making her the fourth female artist to ever top the chart for three consecutive decades. The singles include “Genie in a Bottle,” “What a Girl Wants” and “Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You),” as well as two all-star collabs: “Lady Marmalade” (with Lil’ Kim, Mya and P!nk) and “Moves Like Jagger” (with Maroon 5). Also, she has had two No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 – her 1999 debut Christina Aguilera and her 2006 double album Back to Basics.
Christina has won five Grammy Awards and a Latin Grammy Award and has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2011, she became a coach on NBC’s Emmy-winning show The Voice. In 2018 she launched the Las Vegas residency “The Xperience.”
The 2021 People’s Choice Awards — hosted by Kenan Thompson — will air simultaneously on NBC and E! on Dec. 7 at 9 p.m. ET.