Christina Aguilera has an unlikely fan… A member of Slipknot
Christina Aguilera has an unexpected fan in heavy metal band Slipknot. One of the band’s co-founding members, Shawn Crahan, recently revealed that he’s added his music, and that of Ariana Grande, to his playlist.
Crahan is better known as “Clown” in Slipknot, being one of the band’s percussionists. He helped co-found the band in 1996 with former members Paul Gray and Joey Jordison. With the passing of Gray and Jordison, Crahan is the only remaining founding member of Slipknot. In a recent interview with The Independent on October 1, Crahan said the music he’s listening to right now might not make his fans very happy to hear.
“My die-hard fans are going to hate me for what I say,” Crahan said. “Well, don’t hate me, but they’ll be upset.” He then went on to say that Xtina and Grande are some of the artists he enjoys listening to. Fighters and Arianators rise for the newest member of the fan clubs. “I listen to a lot of Ariana Grande, a little bit of Christina Aguilera. I have a real love of pop,” Crahan said.
Crahan also said he listens to jazz music and stoner metal bands on YouTube. Grande’s last album released was in the 2020s Positions. It’s unclear whether Crahan listens to Aguilera’s recent Spanish music on his self-titled album or his classics from before.
Aguilera currently has seven nominations for next month’s Latin Grammy Awards for her self-titled album. Last week she released the final disc of the trilogy of EPs that make up her album. The La Luz The EP included a spoken word intro and her new single “No Es Que Te Extrañe”.
Last week, Aguilera too received the Spirit of Hope Award at the Billboard Latin Music Awards. She has been honored for her philanthropic work over the years, and she performed her ranchera song “La Reina” for the first time.