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Christina Aguilera Reveals New Single, Album in Twitter Q&A

'Your Body' is out September 14th, 'Lotus' to follow in November

September 12, 2012 3:20 PM ET
Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera
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Christina Aguilera took to Twitter this afternoon for a Q&A with fans, unveiling the cover art and September 14th release date for her next single, "Your Body," and revealing that her next album, entitled Lotus, will drop in November. "Representing an unbreakable flower that survives under the hardest conditions and still thrives," the pop star wrote, explaining her choice of album title. Aguilera also promised a "special clip" of the video for "Your Body" on the September 17th episode of The Voice.

"I'm one that likes to collaborate," Aguilera told Rolling Stone last month on her creative process. "I love feeding off the creative energy, and it only makes me better."

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