Christina Aguilera takes a moment to think about it.
While accepting the Spirit of Hope award at the 2022 Billboard Latin Music Awards on September 29, the pop icon opened up about the impact she hoped to make in the music industry after a turbulent childhood. The “Genie In A Bottle” singer said she promised herself she would “use her voice and position for something deeper than just making records.”
“I wanted my songs to have real purpose and meaning,” said Christina, 41, during the awards ceremony. “Growing up in a chaotic environment, I realized that sharing my story is important to connect with others who may be struggling to have a voice themselves. From there, I discovered that the messages, lessons, and stories in my songs are some of the greatest gifts I could offer.”