Christina Aguilera Writes Love Letter To Her Fans
Posted by Joseph Lee on 08.29.2013
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- Christina Aguilera has written a lengthy love letter to her fans on her official website. Here are highlights:
On being at peace in life: "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."
On not wanting to sell out: "Greatness and quality speaks for itself. I never feel the need to defend my own work or myself. Or my purpose behind it. Feeling good about knowing we're making the right decisions for ourselves, giving our best in all we do and can do, within the moment. The most important judge of that, can only be yourself. Music for me at its core, lives in a place rooted in an existence all of its own. It's an extension of someone's inner raw emotion and imagination. An honest and brave place of self-expression and connection to who they are as an individual. It can be a form of escape, an outlet for an emotion…and a place where we can all come together and connect as one. It provides a kind of home in one way or another for us. That's the beauty of it. It's why we're drawn in and inspired by it in the first place. 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."
Her advice for aspiring artists: "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. It can be fun and entertaining at times, but everyone has their own identity and reason to be heard. It's good for people to have opinions and a stance on art. Everyone's story and intention is different. But you can't let someone else's interpretation of it define who you are and how you feel about it. Or break your spirit if it's not heard or understood at the exact moment you want it to be."