United Talent Agency (UTA) has signed Christina Aguilera to a worldwide representation deal.
UTA unveiled the signing, which has arrived about three months after the agency added Christina Aguilera songwriter Fancy Hagood (real name Jake Hagood) to its roster, in a brief release that was emailed to DMN.
Notwithstanding the new deal, the 43-year-old singer-songwriter “continues to be represented by Roc Nation and imPRint,” the talent agency emphasized.
And while UTA and Aguilera opted against addressing their tie-up with formal statements, they did dedicate close to 250 words to exploring the Staten Island native’s career highlights, among them over 75 million records sold worldwide, participation in multiple charitable endeavors, and a number of awards.
On the entrepreneurial side, the parties also plugged the Playground “sexual wellness lifestyle brand” that Aguilera, one of many artists who are working to sell non-music products, co-founded in 2022. According to the company’s website, a one-ounce “pleasure enhancing intimacy oil” product will set customers back a whopping $29 plus shipping.
Back to Aguilera’s joining UTA, however, the announcement has coincided with a bit of less-than-ideal news as well, for the artist has nixed two shows that had been scheduled to take place at The Venetian this weekend.
“After welcoming all of you to the new year from the stage in Las Vegas,” reads an all-caps image message posted by Voltaire Las Vegas and attributed to Aguilera, “I’ve been welcomed with a new year flu!!!
“I am sorry to share that my two shows this weekend will be rescheduled while I rest – and I cannot wait to be back on that stage in a few weeks.
“I’m incredibly proud of this show and grateful for all of the support and love after opening weekend! See you soon 🤒 😷,” Aguilera’s message wraps, with smaller font indicating as something of a footnote that ticket information is “available at original point of purchase.”
In other talent news, the music department of the True Grit owner WME recently underwent a major restructuring, and reports last year suggested that different firms were grappling with operational difficulties attributable to financial woes.