On November 16, 2002 Christina Aguilera released “Beautiful.” The song was from her fourth album, “Stripped,” and has become one of Aguilera’s signature hits. The song itself is often seen as an anthem for anyone who may be facing inner issues relating to self-esteem, insecurity, inner beauty, and anything related, while promoting self-empowerment.
The song was positively received by both critics and fans alike with many praising its content and Christina Aguilera’s vocals, while constantly being ranked as one of the best songs of the 2000s by various entertainment outlets (e.g. Rolling Stone, VH1). The song itself topped the charts in various countries, while being certified platinum and gold (in various countries).
Music video for “Beautiful”:
The song earned Christina Aguilera a Grammy Award for “Best Female Pop Vocal Performance” in 2004, as well as being nominated for “Song of the Year.”
Christina Aguilera winning the 2004 Grammy for “Best Female Pop Vocal Performance”:
Christina Aguilera performing “Beautiful” at the 2004 Grammy Awards: