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 2004. "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 customers." 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