Christina Aguilera performing "Beautiful" at the VH-1 Big in 2002 Awards (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)

It’s the 20th anniversary of the release of Christina Aguilera‘s Stripped album on Saturday (October 22). Just ahead of her fourth album’s milestone anniversary, she announced that she’s made an all-new music video for the song “Beautiful,” often heard on Magic 98.3 since its release.

Ms. A announced on Twitter (@xtina) the release of the new clip on Wednesday, October 19 and that it will contain some updated messaging to reflect today’s struggles. “Tune out and turn in. Take your space, log off, put your mind, body, and soul first,” she wrote and shared a teaser of the new video. The clip opens with a bunch of young girls wearing teal, spandex-like outfits that show off their midriffs and legs.  They are all standing in front of their phones, which are mounted to large ring lights, as they apply dramatic makeup to their faces. As the girls prepare, they are passively listening to messaging about maintaining the perfect figure, how to look “stunning” and, also, some sexist messaging from male podcasters who insist men have it harder than women.

Christina also shared that the album, “Gave me the strength and freedom as an artist to tell my story the way I wanted,” and let fans know there would be, “more to come.”

“Beautiful,” was the second single off Stripped, was released on November 16, 2002. The song won the Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and was also a contender for the Song of the Year Grammy. The single peaked in second place on the Billboard Hot 100 and is currently RIAA-certified Gold.

The original music video explored the themes of eating disorders and bullying. It also gained attention for featuring a gay couple and a transgender woman. The song has since been adopted by the LGBT community as an anthem promoting self-love and inner beauty. Check out the original video so you can compare to the new one…

 

Kelly Clarkson's Best 'Kellyoke' Performances of 2022

Kelly Clarkson’s “Kellyoke” covers have been our favorite segments of The Kelly Clarkson Show. The singer and talk show host has covered musical legends from before her time such as Alanis Morisette, Radiohead and Anita Ward to newer artists like Billie Eilish, Shawn Mendes and Sam Smith. Her Kellyoke covers have been such a success, Clarkson released an EP this summer with songs “Blue Bayou” by Linda Ronstadt, “Call Out My Name” by The Weeknd, “Happier Than Ever” by Billie Eilish, “Queen of the Night” by Whitney Houston, “Trampoline” by Shaed and “Fake Plastic Trees” by Radiohead.

“After singing over 500 covers on my talk show, I’m so excited to announce that my new EP #KELLYOKE is coming June 9th,” Clarkson wrote on Instagram. “It will include six covers that I recorded in the studio… and it’s available for pre-order!”

Clarkson said in a press release that picking just six songs to put on the album was nearly impossible. “Music is in the DNA of everything I do, so when The Kelly Clarkson Show started we knew it was the perfect way to kick off every episode,” Clarkson said. “Over 500 songs later, and we’re still not running out of amazing artists to pay tribute to. Picking just six was near-impossible, but these songs have been some of my favorites. Thanks for singing along with me y’all!”

As we previously reported, it looks like Clarkson is set to return as a coach for the upcoming season of The Voice. Blake Shelton announced last night (October 11) that this upcoming season with Clarkson will be his last one after 12 years of being a judge. Joining Clarkson as judges is Chance the Rapper and Niall Horan

We have compiled a list of the best Kellyoke performance she has done thus far in 2022. Check them out below: