GET ready for some new music from Christina Aguilera. The 35- year- old powerhouse vocalist whose last album, Lotus, was released in 2012 says fans can expect a new one by the end of the year. “I’ve been loosely working on it the last couple of years. But I really started toward the middle and end of last year to really buckle down and meet with new collaborators and producers, people I want to work with and people I have never worked with before,” Aguilera tells The Hollywood Reporter. “I can’t say much about it yet because I want to wait until it’s good and ready. I am working on it and will be ready when it can be the authentic masterpiece that it deserves to be.” At the same time, she’s also devoting herself to moulding and crafting another kind of masterpiece. As a coach on reality singing series The Voice, Aguilera tells Extra she’s excited about grooming her proteges on the 10th season as “I think I have the strongest team overall that I’ve had in all the seasons.” The female coach is also more driven than ever. “I’m hoping to break the girl curse ... no actual girl coach has won it yet, and it’s driving me nuts!”
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The Voice Season 10 airs every tuesday and Wednesday at 8.10pm on AXN ( Astro Ch 701).