This song became this American pop singer’s signature track at the beginning of her career and was the song that led her to international stardom. It let the world know that this newcomer had arrived, and was ready to battle Britney Spears for the title of true "pop princess," with her edgier lyrics and soulful voice. It is the first track from her self-titled debut album, and sold over 17 million copies worldwide.
It's a common misconception that 'this is her debut single, but THAT honor goes to 1998's 'Reflection', which she recorded for Disney's animated film Mulan. Speaking of Disney, she actually got her big break as a kid on The Mickey Mouse Club back in the early '90s, with Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Ryan Gosling.
The song focuses on the idea of respect and earning someone’s trust before you’re intimate with them. This led to some controversy though because some in the media claimed the song was inappropriate for this young star because she was only eighteen at the time.
That upset today’s singer because she felt the focus of the song was about “self-respect… it’s about not giving in to temptation until you’re respected.”
In one of the most successful music careers ever, she had already done the superbowl halftime show with Enrique Iglesias, beaten Britney Spears at the Grammys, done big collaborations with Maroon 5, Lady Gaga and others, but in 2008 the blonde-haired diva went classic rock with a dream come true project with the Rolling Stones. She lent her massive vocals to their hit 'Live With Me', which was included on their live album Shine A Light. (CLIP)
Christina Aguilera...Genie in A Bottle...I Know That Song!