About bloody time...

CHRISTINA AGUILERA has moved into a LOS ANGELES studio to begin work on her new album, the first album proper since her 1999 self-titled debut.

Aguilera has had a quiet 2001, releasing only the cover of ‘Lady Marmalade’ , a collaboration with Mya, Pink and Lil’ Kim. Last year she released both her Spanish-language ‘Mi Reflejo’ and the festive record. ‘My Kind Of Christmas’. According to MTV, the new album will not emerge until 2002.

It is unclear at present exactly who is working on the album with> Aguilera, though in the past she has expressed an interest in teaming up with Timbaland

, Gwen Stefani, Moby and Lenny Kravitz.