BIONIC On "Christina Aguilera Radio"
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A.P.E. Radio Channel Streaming Full-Length LP with Exclusive
Aguilera Audio Segments before Its Official Release of June 8th
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Millions Tuned in to March’s “Not Myself Tonight” Single Preview
LOS ANGELES, CA (June 3, 2010) - Multi-platinum artist Christina Aguilera has been giving the digital airwaves a state-of-the-art sonic update once again, and her fans now have just several more days to hear the five-time GRAMMY-winning singer’s debut of her long-awaited new album, Bionic, exclusively streaming on her A.P.E. Radio station, "Christina Aguilera Radio." Available now, the sneak peak of Bionic will only be available though 11:59 pm EDT on Monday, June 7th EDT, the night before the album’s official retail release.
Listeners can tune into the station now to experience the worldwide premiere of Bionic in its entirety, interspersed with exciting audio that Aguilera has recorded exclusively for the channel, including her thoughts on the album as an expression of her sexuality, which new song her best friend is walking down the aisle to at her upcoming wedding, and the inspiration of the singer’s son Max on the song “All I Need.” Aguilera also fully utilizes the interactive opportunities of her A.P.E. station, and incorporates selected messages that fans email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call in at 1-866-686-1010. The most creative messages are played on the air.
Excitement for Bionic picked up steam earlier this year, when “Christina Aguilera Radio” premiered the record’s first single, “Not Myself Tonight,” on March 30th. Distributed by the iheartradio network, the song’s debut was given an unprecedented promotional push spanning on-air, online and mobile outlets. As a result, millions of music fans tuned in to preview the track, and “Christina Aguilera Radio” was the #1 online station across the entire Clear Channel network, with 500,000 individual launches of the station that day. Aguilera discussed Bionic on air, as well as her experiences as a mother, musical inspirations for the album, her charity work with the United Nations World Food Programme and more.
Bionic (RCA Records), due June 8th, features songs co-written by Aguilera along with her much buzzed-about collaborations including Sia, Tricky Stewart, Polow Da Don, Le Tigre, Hill & Switch, and Ladytron among others. The album also features a ballad produced and written by Linda Perry titled "Lift Me Up.” The title Bionic reflects Aguilera's ability to take her range to new levels and use her voice in various ways never heard before.
In addition to completing the album, which was all recorded from her home studio after the birth of her first son, Christina also completed production on her first film, Burlesque. The film, which co-stars Cher, Stanley Tucci, and Kristen Bell will be released by ScreenGems this fall.
When the public first tuned into Aguilera's channel in the summer of 2009, they heard the singer discussing everything from music to motherhood to fashion. Aguilera's personally selected playlists of some of her favorite songs, including a diverse catalog of artists such as Santigold, Nina Simone, Black Sabbath, David Bowie and many more.
"Christina Aguilera Radio" strengthens an already diverse A.P.E. station roster including "Radio Weezer" and "Eagles Radio Hosted by Joe Walsh" -- which are frequently among the highest trafficked stations on the Web. The channels are distributed across Clear Channel Radio's "iheartradio" network (www.iheartradio.com), which includes hundreds of local radio websites; the popular iheartradio mobile app, which has been downloaded by 7 million people; widgets; and the artists' own official websites. iheartradio now reaches 22 million unique listeners a month, with millions of downloads on iPhone, Blackberry, Android and other devices.