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Christina Aguilera Honored at Billboard Latin Awards

Christina Aguilera doesn’t just have an iconic voice; she also gives back to her community. 

During the live telecast of the 2022 Billboard Latin Music Awards on September 29, the former coach of “The Voice” was honored with the Spirit of Hope Award from Watsco Center in Miami, Florida. 

Ozuna and Becky G, who have both collaborated with Aguilera in the past, presented the singer with the award after she delivered a powerful performance of her song “La Reina.” 

She was stunning in a black latex gown and braided hair. She also showcased her vocal range by singing the ranchera track that is featured on her latest Spanish-language album, “Aguilera.” 

Following this beautiful performance, Aguilera accepted the award, which recognized her philanthropic and humanitarian contributions beyond her musical work.

She began, “You guys are the best. Thank you so much for being a part of this record, a part of my family. So nice to be part of a room that knows how to actually say my name correctly and beautifully.” 

She went on to note the current news cycle and Hurricane Ian’s destruction and directed people to a website where they can support people affected by the devastation. 

Aguilera said, “When I entered this industry as a young girl, I made a promise to myself that I would use my voice and position for something deeper than just making records. I wanted my songs to have a genuine purpose.” 

She added, “Having grown up in an environment that was chaotic, I realized that sharing my story was vital in connecting with others who might struggle to have a voice themselves.”

She stresses that it has always been important for her to use her position with integrity and purpose. “I continue to listen to my heart and sing about things, sometimes painful things, that can help others.” She went on to express how proud she is of her relationship with the LGBTQ+ community, World Food Program, amfAR, and other organizations dedicated “to making the world a better place.”

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