Christina Aguilera Recruits M.I.A., Santigold for Upcoming Album

August 17, 2009 3:38 PM ET

Christina Aguilera has added another pair of heavyweight talents as collaborators for her upcoming fourth album, telling her Artist Personal Experience Radio station that she recently wrote songs with M.I.A. and Santigold, MTV reports. Aguilera has made it a habit of collaborating with some of the biggest female artists in the game now while working on her new album. As Rock Daily previously reported, she's already hit the studio with Sia, Goldfrapp, Le Tigre and Ladytron, with whom Aguilera reportedly recorded a new version of Ladyhawke's 2008 hit "My Delirium."

"There's no holds barred for anything," Aguilera told Rolling Stone last year about her futuristic new album. "It's really the future and can go anywhere. It's exciting to challenge myself in that way and explore." As for collaborating with Sia, Aguilera told RS before the pair hit the studio, "Her voice has a really cool sound to it. It's really gritty and unique. I'm not exactly sure what we’re going to get when we go into a studio together. There's probably magic to be had."

And magic was had, as Aguilera said on her A.P.E. channel, "[Sia and I] did a lot of work on this record together, and she's just a complete gem. She's truly just such a talented force to be reckoned with. And I so enjoyed her company, and I think we really created some super crazy magic together."

No release date has been set yet for Aguilera's forthcoming fourth album. Other rumored collaborators include the Neptunes, the Diplo & Switch alter ago Major Lazer and Aguilera's Back to Basics producer Linda Perry. In addition to working on her new LP, as Rock Daily reported, Aguilera is also set to make her non-animation debut on the silver screen in the upcoming film Burlesque.

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