Christina Aguilera will release a 20th-anniversary edition of ‘Stripped.’
The 41-year-old pop princess will release a special anniversary edition of her fourth studio album, which has sold 12 million copies worldwide, on October 21.
The digital reissue will be available in Dolby Atmos for the first time and will include updated cover art and two bonus tracks. The vinyl edition, which is currently available for pre-order, will be released on March 3, 2023.
The release of her new album will be marked by a reimagined music video for her empowerment anthem, “Beautiful,” directed by award-winning director Fiona Jane Burgess.
The video, which will be released on the Grammy winner’s official YouTube account on Wednesday (19.10.2022), will spread the message of the self-love song to young people exposed to social media’s demands.
Aguilera, who has a 14-year-old son with ex-husband Jordan Bratman and an 8-year-old daughter with fiance Matthew Rutler, first teased the video for ‘Beautiful (2022 Version)’ last week in honor of World Mental Health Day.
She announced on Twitter that a new music video for “Beautiful” will be released on October 19 in honor of the 20th anniversary of Stripped and World Mental Health Day. She asks that people turn off the radio and go to bed to rest their minds, bodies, and spirits.
When the original video debuted in 2002, Aguilera’s fans were blown away by the natural beauty of the footage and the song’s emotional lyrics.
As Aguilera sings, clips of an anorexic woman studying herself in the mirror, a same-sex couple kissing, a trans woman getting ready to go out, and young people being bullied for their appearances are shown.
Since its debut, Aguilera’s song and accompanying music video have served as anthems for those seeking solace and understanding. Over the last two decades, Aguilera’s words have lifted the spirits of millions of people, making her decision to release a new music video on World Mental Health Day all the more significant.
Christina recently opened up about her mental health struggles, telling Health that she “would never want to relive” her twenties because a battle with anxiety and melancholy brought on by childhood trauma left her unable to keep up with the spotlight.
It is a daily struggle to overcome an anxious mindset, constantly second-guessing oneself. Reflecting on her youth, the mother-of-two shared a touching account of her rise to fame, admitting that she was still struggling to overcome her fears. Now, the Grammy winner is urging her fans to stop comparing themselves to others. She added:
“Start appreciating and owning your body.”