Aguilera Rep Denies Record Label Feud

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July 18, 2010 | 7:10pm EST

A representative for pop singer Christina Aguilera has dismissed reports she is locked in a bitter feud with record label bosses over disappointing sales of her latest album, Bionic.

Aguilera’s fourth studio album debuted at number three on the Billboard charts, but quickly fell out of the Top 10, with sales barely hitting a disappointing 200,000 in its five weeks of release.

Music bosses are in a panic to boost sales as the new mum fights to compete with racy acts like Rihanna and Lady Gaga, reports the New York Post.

A source tells the publication, “The label has done its part, but she’s headstrong. There have been candid conversations between her and the label about connectivity, but it doesn’t seem that she’s been open to that dialogue.”

However, a spokesperson from RCA denies the label is at odds with Aguilera, and insists bosses back her efforts, saying, “(Aguilera) is a pillar of the RCA Music Group and is an undeniable talent with one of the greatest voices of our time. She continues to push herself as an artist, and we are behind her efforts 100 percent.”

Aguilera’s manager, Irving Azoff, further disputed the claims: “I am the one who deals with the label, and this couldn’t be further from the truth.”