NEW YORK, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Multi-platinum RCA recording artist
Christina Aguilera took Sydney, Australia by storm when her "Back to
Basics" world tour hit the Acer Arena for two shows in July 2007. Now she
takes the charts by storm with "Back to Basics - Live and Down Under"
debuting at Number 1 on the DVD Charts with 18,473 copies sold, making this
her highest DVD debut of her career. This marks Christina's second #1 on
the DVD Music Video chart, her first was in 2001's "My Reflection."
Aguilera's "Stripped - Live in the UK" debuted at #3 on the DVD chart in
"We couldn't ask for better than another #1 for Christina! Best Buy and
Christina really delivered," states Tom Corson, EVP/GM RCA Music Group.
Aguilera appeared at the Best Buy in West Hollywood on release day to
sign autographs and make her first post-baby appearance. "Entertainment
Tonight" was on hand to document in a 3-part exclusive sit-down interview
which aired week of release.
Back to Basics - Live and Down Under is a spectacular new DVD starring
Christina Aguilera, live in concert in Sydney. Back to Basics - Live and
Down Under, available exclusively at Best Buy, features eighteen great
songs spanning the length of the four-time Grammy Award-winning superstar's
amazing career, including the Number One hits "Come on Over Baby (All I
Want Is You)" and "What a Girl Wants"; her No. 2 smash "Beautiful," the
2004 Grammy Award winner for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance; plus "Ain't
No Other Man," Grammy nominated "Candyman," and more.
"We are pleased with the public's favorable reaction to the DVD set and
Christina's work," noted Gary Arnold, senior entertainment officer for Best
Buy. "Back to Basics - Live Down and Under is just one example of how Best
Buy delivers unique and amazing entertainment experiences to our
The 90-minute DVD showcases the unique stage design created for the
"Back to Basics" tour, with its 600-plus moving lights and state-of-the-art
hydraulic system. This lavish production included everything from burlesque
cabaret to trapeze choreography, fire jugglers, and stilt walkers--but the
heart and soul of the show is Christina Aguilera, with her awe-inspiring
voice and silver-screen charisma.
Additionally, the DVD boasts bonus material which gives viewers a true
360' perspective of the tour including exclusive interviews with her
dancers, wardrobe (Simone Harouche), hair and makeup (Stephen Sollitto),
musicians, background vocalists, musical director (Rob Lewis), Jordan
Bratman (Christina's husband) and Christina herself.
To date, Christina Aguilera has sold more than 37 million albums
worldwide, scored four Number One singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart,
and has won three Grammy Awards and a Latin Grammy Award. Her third RCA
album, Back to Basics, debuted at Number One on four of Billboard's music
charts in the United Statesand also the charts in fifteen other countries
including the UK, Canada, Japan, Germany, Australia, Ireland, Switzerland,
Austria, Holland, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and Thailand.
SOURCE RCA Music Group