Christina Aguilera Performing at Latin Grammys for First Time Since Inaugural Awards Show

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The last time singer and songwriter Christina Aguilera performed at the Latin Grammys was during its inaugural awards show in 2000. Aguilera sang “Genio Atrapado,” the Spanish-language version of her smash single “Genie in a Bottle” from her self-titled debut album from the year prior.

Two decades later, Aguilera is returning to the Latin Grammys stage for an extended performance at the 22nd annual event. Part of Aguilera’s performance will include the recently released single “Pa Mis Muchachas” with Becky G, Nicki Nicole, and Nathy Peluso.

“You ready?!” Aguilera tweeted. “Here we come! I’m so excited to perform ‘Pa Mis Muchachas’ with these talented women and can’t wait for you to see the other surprises we have for you.”

Becky G also chimed in on social media answering Aguilera’s question. “So ready!” she tweeted.

Earlier this year, Aguilera said she was working on her second Spanish-language album of her career. Her first was Mi Reflejo, which was released the same year as the Latin Grammys first awards ceremony.

“It’s a big deal right now and it’s really nostalgic and part of my Latin culture and history,” she told Billboard in July. “So, this is really, really fun to get into some family roots and explore who I am now as a woman musically. Things are coming from a different approach.”

This year’s Latin Grammys theme is “Rediscovering Life Through Music,” which seems like what Aguilera is doing when she says she is going back to her Latin roots as a musician.

Other artists who have been confirmed to perform at this year’s event include Bad Bunny, Alejandro Fernández, Juanes, Natalia Lafourcade, Ozuna, and Rubén Blades, among many others.

The 22nd Annual Latin Grammy Awards will air live on Univision on November 18, 2021, at 8 p.m. ET.