Christina Aguilera has been in the music business since she was 13 years old when she got her big break on the Mickey Mouse club in 1993. Now 20 years later Aguilera’s career is still going strong and she’s thanking her fans for all their support through the years. She wrote an open letter to her fans that she posted on her website today and some very heartfelt words were said.
“I am so grateful and fortunate for your dedication. Your time & devotion. Your kindness and understanding. Your patience and compassion. I continue to work, create and deliver my best to you.”
“It has been a tremendous gift to have been able to share my work on such a large scale with all of you around the world, who have supported and appreciated my efforts through all I’ve worked tirelessly in accomplishing, for so many years now. You’re strength encourages me to continue digging deep and searching within myself to openly offer my heart & soul to you. As you have for me at all times and in every stage of my life and career.”
While thanking the fans for their support she also spoke about the business side of the music and how she’s never let the money or fame be the deciding force to do all that she has done.
“It’s easy over time to get sucked into the mental “business aspect” of it all and sad that we sometimes forget the true purpose and nature of it to begin with. Music and an artist’s truth & identity cannot be defined on a chart or a ‘review’ or with an award. So don’t be disappointed or think in vain if things like that don’t happen. It’s good to care, but being rewarded by material things, isn’t why I remain in this business. Money and fame have never been the sole driving force of motivation for me to achieve what I have. It’s the love of creating, expressing & connecting with myself and others alike through music that has always spoke to my passion and drive to be in this business.”
She also had some words to aspiring artists that want to make it big in the business she’s been in for 20 years:
“To any aspiring artists out there, just remember that judgment systems where creativity is concerned, cannot truly define what’s actually good or bad or better than something or someone else.”
A letter to her fans wasn’t the only thing Christina released today as she also released a special video for her song “Let There Be Love” from her seventh studio album, Lotus, that was released back 2012. The video shows many different positive messages throughout the video like “Equality”, “Racism Sucks” and “Respect”.
While there’s no sign of her releasing any new music in the near future you will be able to see her when she returns as a judge on The Voice this fall.