Christina Aguilera to be given People's Choice award

Dec 19, 2012 at 9:29 p.m. ET

Christina Aguilera doesn't always get the recognition she deserves. The People's Choice Awards are about to change all that, though.

Christina Aguilera

What will Christina Aguilera do on her hiatus from The Voice? First up, she's set to perform at the People's Choice Awards, where she'll also receive the award for People's Voice.

"I am thrilled to announce that Christina Aguilera is joining Jason Aldean as a performer at the People's Choice Awards," said executive producer Mark Burnett in a statement. "Christina is one of my dearest friends and lights up literally every stage she steps onto."

Aside from performing, she'll also be awarded the custom-designed Waterford crystal trophy for the People's Voice award. The award will be given in recognition of her achievements in the industry, her ability to reach fans across the globe and her scope within the pop, soul and R&B genres.

The kiddies might only see Christina Aguilera as that lady from The Voice, but most of us know Christina was workin' it long before the show. Aguilera, a five-time Grammy winner, has had four No. 1 singles on Billboard's Hot 100. During her career, Christina has sold more than 43 million albums worldwide. A few years back, she was also the only artist under 30 to make Rolling Stone's list of the 100 greatest singers of all time. That's pretty impressive for a girl who only turned 32 this month!

While working on The Voice, Christina also had the chance to record her new album, Lotus. The record features the upbeat, dance-friendly song, "Your Body."

Aside from Christina, country singer Jason Aldean will also be performing at the People's Choice Awards. Aldean made waves with his singles "Big Green Tractor" and "Amarillo Sky," and it's been smooth sailing ever since. Most recently, he released his already platinum-selling new album Night Train. The album includes the single "Take a Little Ride," which is the longest-running No. 1 country song of 2012.

The People's Choice Awards air on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 9 p.m. EST.

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