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Christina Aguilera Breaks Down How To Be A Diva On Carpool Karaoke

From her powerful vocal riffs to her vicious celebrity shade, Christina Aguilera is one of our favorite divas — and now she is teaching us how to be an empress like her.

In the latest segment of The Late Late Show With James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke,” the part-Ecuadorian megastar taught the funny host, as well as party-crasher Melissa McCarthy, a few things.

“I feel like Melissa and I, in our heads, we feel like we could be divas? But we need someone to teach us the true technique,” Corden said.

Aguilera offered a quick free lesson. Using a bedazzled microphone, she belted out a signature “heyyyyyy” accompanied by her divaesque hand push.

While Corden and McCarthy (along with all of us at home) couldn’t keep up, everyone was still blown away by her pipes and gossip from her time with “The Mickey Mouse Club.”

Aguilera, who sung hits like “Fighter,” “Beautiful” and “Genie in a Bottle,” dished on her adolescent years in the star-studded group that included Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Ryan Gosling.

“Could you find yourself getting lost in Ryan Gosling’s eyes?” Corden asked Aguilera. “I think there were crushes but I … I wasn’t on the train,” she responded, revealing that Gosling, now married to cubana actress Eva Mendes, had a thing for Britney back in the day.

“Were you on the Timberlake train?” Corden continued. “Um, I think, there was like a … me and Britney … well now you know there was a thing back then … it was a good time,” she said, adding that “he had swag. Back then he had swag.”

Watch the Latina diva sing, teach and spill tea above!

Read: 12 Songs For Your Girlfriends To Belt Out During Your Next Karaoke Night

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These Empowering Latina Jams Are Perfect To Add To Your Galentine’s Day Playlist

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These Empowering Latina Jams Are Perfect To Add To Your Galentine’s Day Playlist

Happy Galentine’s Day, mamis! What, you never heard of the holiday? According to Parks and Recreation’s Leslie Knope, who made it a thing, “it’s only the best day of the year.” And she ain’t lying. Galentine’s Day, observed February 13, is a day to celebrate love — between your hermanas!

As the fictional character played by Amy Poehler in the series said, it’s “ladies celebrating ladies.” Whether you’re single or in a relationship, it’s a time to bring your closest gals together, either for brunch, evening cocktails, mani-pedis or an old-school slumber party, and bask in the beauty, love and joy of your friendship.

No Galentine’s Day commemoration would be complete without some girl power tunes. Here, a celebration playlist you and your bella squad can bang out to while toasting to being ride-or-dies.

1. Remind your mamis what’s in store for them this Galentine’s Day with “Ladies Night.”

This Lil’ Kim classic, featuring Boricua Angie Martinez, Left Eye, Da Brat and Missy Elliot, will undoubtedly get the squad hyped for the Galentine’s festivities to come.

2. Today’s all about feelin’ good, so you have to bring out Demi Lovato’s “Confident.”

On Galentine’s Day, you shower your femme squad with compliments — as you probably do any day of the week — and try your best to make sure the whole gang knows their worth.

3. Remind your nenas they are bomb just as they are with Bomba Estéreo’s “Soy Yo.”

Sure, if we’re being real with our chicas, as we should be, there’s room for all of us to grow as individuals, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t great already. Colombiana Li Saumet will have all the gals loving on themselves, and all their complexities, with this 2016 banger.

4. If this is a single ladies kind of festivity, pull out Paloma Mami’s “Not Steady.”

If your squad is the type that yells “soltera para siempre” as they toast their champagne, you need this chilena’s bop about not wanting to settle down blasting at the pari.

5. Remind your amigas that lovers “Can’t Hold Us Down” with this Christina Aguilera and Lil’ Kim classic.

Even if your squad is mixed, with single ladies and mujeres in relationships, both will appreciate la ecuatoriana’s still-relevant message about not letting your boo, or the patriarchy, keep you down.

6. After all, you can’t tame a boss bitch.

Just ask puertorriqueña Kelis, whose 2006 jam “Bossy,” featuring Too $hort, will have all the girls embracing their inner jefa.

7. Ride out with the nenas as the car radio blares Selena Gomez’s “Me & My Girls.”

Pre-game: check. It’s time to hit the dance floor, and this young mexicana will have you and your chicas feelin’ alive and set to shake the night away.

8. Put your worries aside with Mariah Carey’s “It’s Like That.”

As the venezolana says, “no stress, no fights … no tears, no time to cry.” Tonight is all about you and your girls livin’ it up. So heed Mariah’s advice and “open off that Bacardi” and feel “so hot tamale.”

9. Feelin’ it yet? Good! ‘Cause Cardi B’s “Money Bag” is about to have all the mamis twerking.

Like the dominicana’s own “bloody gang,” your crew is so bad that you’re out on the dance floor lookin’ “like bridesmaids,” so do like Cardi and drop that confident ass low.

10. But make sure Ivy Queen’s “Quiero Bailar” reminds everybody else that this is a Galentine’s Day party.

Swaying those hips is catching some attention. No one hates when some of the girls dance up with folk who aren’t in the crew, but let the Bori reggaetonera let the desperadxs know this is a girls’ night and the crew is going home together — punto.

Read: Watching Women In Her Life Abandon Relationships When Romance Arrives, This Latina Is Calling For A New Love Hierarchy

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Classic Outfits Worn By Latinas To The Grammys

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Classic Outfits Worn By Latinas To The Grammys

The 61st Annual Grammy  Awards will be taking place this Sunday, and you know what that means! Along with the myriad of show-stopping performances that will be conducted by our favorite artists, we’ll also be treated to a red carpet parade of dazzling fashion ensembles before the show. We couldn’t be more excited to catch a glimpse of our favorite Latina artists representing to all of the world the spectrum of culture that is Latinidad in all its expression.

This year, Latina nominees include Cardi B for her blockbuster album “Invasion of Privacy”, Camila Cabello for her live performance of “Havana”‘, and vocal powerhouses Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato for their power-ballad duet, “Fall In Line”. We can’t wait to see what our favorite Latina artists will be wearing, as Latin music stars have never failed to deliver memorable outfits in the past! In celebration of the great fashion to come, we’ve compiled a list of 20 classic outfits worn by Latinas to The Grammys.

1. Jennifer Lopez in 2000

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Of course, we’re obligated to start off this list with Jennifer Lopez’s timeless plunging green Versace dress that she wore to the Grammys in 2000. It’s arguably the most famous dress worn to the Grammys ever–let alone the most famous one worn by a Latina. The most incredible thing about this outfit is that she looks as incredible 19 years later as she did back then.

2. Mariah Carey in 1991

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The 1991 Grammy Awards established Mariah Carey as a global phenomenon. Not only did she win two Grammys–one for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and another for Best New Artist, she also wowed the audience by wearing a stunning black mini-dress with crystal straps.

3. Selena in 1994

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Queen of Tejano music, Selena, wore a stunning white halter dress covered in crystals to the 1994 Grammys Ceremony. That wasn’t all that was memorable about that night, though–she also took home a Grammy Award for Best Mexican-American album.

4. Christina Aguilera in 2000

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In 2000, Christina Aguilera won her first Grammy–the award being for Best New Artist. She turned heads by wearing a dazzling flapper-like slip dress that fell just below her knees.

5. Demi Lovato in 2017

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Demi Lovato turned heads at the 2017 Grammys when she donned a plunging, armor-like gold dress that flaunted every curve of her famous figure.

6. Fergie in 2008

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Fergie lit up the room at the 2008 Grammys by wearing a stunning canary yellow Calvin Kline dress that emphasized her bronze goddess aesthetic.

7. Selena Gomez in 2016

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Selena Gomez proved to the world that she was no longer a child star when she arrived at the 2016 Grammys in a blue, sparkling Calvin Klein number that was the very definition of Old Hollywood glamour.

8. Shakira in 2000

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The 2000 Grammys were a night dominated by Latin pop princesses. Not only was it the night of JLo’s memorable Versace dress and Xtina’s “Best New Artist” win, but it was the night Shakira won Best Latin Pop Album of the year. Who could forget her distressed hip-hugging dress that imitated gold leaf? Not us, that’s for sure.

9. Camila Cabello in 2018

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Camila Cabello announced her transformation from girl band member to full-blown Pop Diva when she arrived at the 2018 Grammys in this Jessica Rabbit-inspired Vivienne Westwood creation. Her dress wasn’t the only thing to be impressed by–she was also nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album that year.

10. Cardi B in 2018

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Cardi B cemented her status as a style icon by wearing an all white, a-line ensemble complete with tulle wings. The swan-like ensemble was designed by the talented Mohammed Ashi who claimed his idea for this dress’s creation came from his musings “about a girl who had always dreamt of going to the moon”. It couldn’t have been a more perfect fit for Cardi.

11. Christina Aguilera in 2004

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Christina Aguilera continued her reputation as an edgy fashionista by attending the 2004 Grammys in a jazz age, Betty Boop-inspired getup. That night, she also took hoe the Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for her mega-smash single “Beautiful”.

12. Gloria Estefan In 2014

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In 2014, Gloria Estefan proved to the world that age is just a number by arriving to the 56th Annual Grammy Awards in a sleek and sexy floor-length red dress designed by Gustavo Cadile.

13. Esperanza Spalding in 2011

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Jazz musician of Puerto Rican descent, Esperanza Spalding, wore a swirling yellow outfit with geometric statement earrings to the Grammy Awards in 2011. She went on to be the surprise winner for Best New Artist.

14. Celia Cruz in 2003

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Cuban salsa icon Celia Cruz further proved what a legend she is by arriving to the 42nd Annual Grammys decked out in an all-white ballgown with a matching fur shrug. Never one to under-accessorize, she completed her outfit with a massive crystal chandelier necklace. That, ladies, is how you do it.

15. Paulina Rubio in 2017

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Mexican pop star Paulina Rubio, aka “The Latin Madonna” lived up to her sexy reputation and wore a black, semi-sheer dress adorned by intricate black lace to the 2017 Grammys.

16. Alessandra Ambrosio in 2016

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Although she isn’t known for her musical talent, Brazilian supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio rocked the 2016 Grammy red carpet by wearing a dominatrix-like tight-fitting black dress with geometric cutouts.

17. Erin Lim in 2018

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Mexican-American E! News reporter Erin Lim went for an edgy look for her first Grammy’s red carpet in 2018. Instead of going the traditional floor-length dress route, Lim opted for a chic, knee-length, caramel corduroy dress suit.

18. Gina Rodriguez in 2015

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In 2015, back when Gina Rodriguez was still a fresh-faced newcomer, she dazzled Grammy viewers with her Grecian-inspired white dress with teal trimming.

19. Jennifer Lopez in 2011

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JLo channeled disco-queen vibes at the 2011 Grammys by wearing a shiny silver Go-Go dress with matching accessories.

20. Demi Lovato in 2016

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You didn’t think we’d stop at just one Demi Lovato look, did you? We couldn’t resist adding another Demi Lovato entry on this list, seeing as she’s slayed every Grammy’s red carpet she’s ever set foot on. In addition to her breathtaking 2017 look, she also made waves with her black suit dress ensemble that channeled Morticia Adams in all the right ways.


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