RCA Records and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Christina Aguilera’s Stripped with the release of a deluxe digital edition available via all DSPs on Friday, October 21. 

The forthcoming RCA/Legacy deluxe 20th anniversary edition of Stripped features new cover art and bonus tracks including pioneering Italian DJ/producer Benny Benassi’s 2022 remix of Christina’s signature track “Beautiful.” The album will be available in standard and, for the first time, Dolby Atmos and 360RA mixes, providing fans with an immersive listening experience. The deluxe digital edition of Stripped may be pre-ordered HERE

Christina’s standout track from Stripped, “Beautiful,” has a new music video, directed by award-winning UK-based filmmaker Fiona Jane Burgess, premiering Wednesday, October 19 on Christina’s YouTube channel. The “Beautiful (2022 Version)” video explores the song’s message of self-acceptance, self-esteem and personal empowerment through vignettes of modern young people navigating the impact of social media and technology on their private lives and interactions in the real world. A provocative visual critique of online culture and the insecurities it fosters, the new “Beautiful” video takes an artistic and symbolic approach to the delicate and complex questions surrounding contemporary perceptions of beauty.

In commemoration of the anniversary of Stripped, Vinyl Me, Please (VMP) will offer an exclusive 20th Anniversary Edition available Friday, March 3, 2023 and may be pre-ordered HERE.The VMP edition is pressed on 2LP “Stripped” 12″ vinyl, packaged in a gorgeous gatefold jacket with the record’s lacquers cut by Barry Grint at Alchemy Mastering at AIR.

Originally released on October 22, 2002 by RCA Records, Stripped, Christina’s fourth studio album, found the artist taking full creative control of her sound and style, guiding her image and career from multi-Platinum chart-topping pop teen idol to a viable and credible avatar of feminist and outsider empowerment, who still topped the charts while delivering a message of psychic liberation. Executive produced by Christina Aguilera, Stripped marked a new creative direction for the artist, who co-wrote most of the songs, many addressing self-esteem and sex/gender identity issues. The album’s second single, “Beautiful,” is a universal celebration of inner beauty and has become an anthem for the LGBTQ community.

With Christina Aguilera’s Stripped celebrating its 20th anniversary, the RIAA has certified the album 5X multi-Platinum while also awarding singles from the album: “Fighter” (2X multi-Platinum single), “Dirrty” (featuring Redman) (Gold and Platinum single) and “Beautiful” (2X multi-Platinum single).

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