Christina Aguilera to release 20th anniversary edition of 'Stripped'
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Christina Aguilera to release 20th anniversary edition of ‘Stripped’

Christina Aguilera is launching a special edition of her acclaimed fourth studio LP, Stripped, in honour of its 20th anniversary.

Christina Aguilera will be releasing a special edition of her groundbreaking 12-track record, Stripped on Friday (October 21), to commemorate its 20th anniversary. The commemorative digital edition will include two bonus tracks and new cover art. A vinyl edition of this release will also become available on March 3 of 2023.

Taking to Twitter earlier this week, Aguilera kickstarted the anniversary festivities by declaring: “In celebration of the 20 year anniversary of Stripped and World Mental Health Day, I’m honored to share a new music video for Beautiful, coming October 19th.”

Christina Aguilera
Credit: RCA Records / Legacy Recordings

The new video, directed by Fiona Jane Burgess, has currently accumulated over 58K views on YouTube. The storyline and message portrayed in the clip aims to foster self-love in young people who have found that difficult due to the insecurities generated by social media.

As Tweeted by Christina Aguilera an hour ago, “the original ‘Beautiful’ video set out to bring awareness and a sense of compassion in the face of criticism. It still carries an important message to remember our core values outside of what’s being fed to us…to find a sense of balance and accepting ourselves for who we are.”

First released in 2002 via RCA Records, the multi-Platinum album, Stripped debuted at No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 chart and sold 12 million copies worldwide. It also received multiple Grammy nominations, and scored one Grammy Award.

According to a press release by RIAA, published on October 14, “RCA Records and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Christina Aguilera’s ‘Stripped’ with the release of a deluxe digital edition available via all DSPs on Friday, October 21.”

The publication continues: “The forthcoming RCA/Legacy deluxe 20th anniversary edition of ‘Stripped’ features new cover art and bonus tracks including pioneering Italian DJ/producer Benny Benassi’s 2022 remix of Christina’s signature track ‘Beautiful.’ The album will be available in standard and, for the first time, Dolby Atmos and 360RA mixes, providing fans with an immersive listening experience.”

The commemorative edition of Christina Aguilera’s Stripped LP is now available to pre-save and pre-order HERE.