Studio album by Christina Aguilera
Released August 10, 2006
Genre R&B, pop, soul, funk, swing, jazz, blues
Producer Christina Aguilera (Executive producer), DJ Premier, Kwamé, Linda Perry, Rich Harrison, Mark Ronson, Big Tank
Back to Basics is the third full-length English studio album by American R&B/Pop singer Christina Aguilera. The album was released on August 15, 2006 in the United States and Canada, on August 9, 2006 in Japan, on August 12 in Australia, and on several dates in Europe, starting on August 9, 2006, and ending on August 22, 2006. It was leaked to the Internet two weeks before the actual release date.
The album features what Aguilera describes as "a throwback to the 20s, 30s, and 40s-style jazz, blues, and feel-good soul music, but with a modern twist." It was nominated for the Best Pop Vocal Album Grammy Award, and the lead single from the album, "Ain't No Other Man", won Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Grammy Award. A year later, "Candyman" was nominated in the same category. The album has yielded three commercial singles: "Ain't No Other Man", "Hurt" and "Candyman". "Slow Down Baby" was used as a promotional single to promote her tour in Australia and "Oh Mother" was released as the album's fourth single in some parts of Europe.