Gonna get you with her electronic, supersonic rocket, eh! On Tuesday (June 23), Christina Aguilera officially took her fans back to her Bionic era by unveiling a new merch collection to celebrate the album’s 10-year anniversary.
The five-piece collection includes everything from t-shirts and hoodies to face masks and stemless wine glasses emblazoned with an updated version of the bright red lips Xtina wore on the LP’s futuristic 2010 cover art. The official off-white anniversary tee also features the words “Christina Aguilera Bionic 10th Anniversary” written across the back of the shirt in bold, all-caps font.
Released on June 4, 2010, Bionic served as Aguilera’s sixth full-length studio set, and marked a pivot into the realm of brash, sex-positive electro-pop for the singer following the big band-inspired throwback sound of 2006’s critically-acclaimed Back to Basics. The album debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 upon its release, having been preceded by lead single “Not Myself Tonight” and the raunchy Nicki Minaj-assisted “Woohoo.”
Bionic is also notable for being the first mainstream pop album featuring songwriting credits from a then-little-known Sia, who penned third single “You Lost Me,” album cuts “All I Need” and “I Am” and bonus track “Stronger Than Ever,” and went on to work with Aguilera again on the Burlesque soundtrack later that year.
(Aguilera also dropped another surprise for the album’s anniversary earlier this month, making bonus track “Little Dreamer” — previously available only on the iTunes deluxe edition — available for the first time on streaming platforms.)
Though met with mixed reviews and frankly underwhelming sales back in 2010, Bionic has since gained a legacy among Aguilera’s fan base as being ahead of its time, and occupies the coveted place within her discography as an underrated fan favorite release worthy of regular calls of #JusticeForBionic across social media.
Check out the #10YearsofBionic merch collection below.
— Christina Aguilera (@xtina) June 23, 2020