music video "Lady Marmalade."
Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, P!nk, and Mýa, costumed in garter belts, heels, and outlandish hair, performed the suggestive Labelle cover for the 2001 Baz
Luhrmann movie "Moulin Rouge!"
The single, released this week in 2001, topped Billboard's Hot 100 for five weeks, and scored a 2002 Grammy Award.
Each of the four divas showcased a singular style, from Lil' Kim's poppy rap to Aguilera's soaring vocals. The decadent Paris nightclub sets the scene for
the naughty French verse, "Voulez-vous couchez avec moi — ce soir?"
Aguilera, in frizzy locks and fishnets, loved every minute of the group effort. "I'm a fan of all of theirs," she said
of her co-stars. "And just to be in the same song doing something with
them — collaborating, which I love to do — is a really big thing for me."
Critics agreed. "We think whoever thought of turning Christina, Pink, Mya and Lil' Kim into courtesans and combining their sexual force into a single video
inspired by Moulin Rouge deserves a Grammy," RollingStone.com raved
The track certainly struck a chord with fans. In 2001 alone, the single sold 5.2 million copies worldwide.
— Claudine Zap (@zapkidd