Christina Aguilera checks in from the recording studio...

Over the weekend, Christina Aguilera took to Instagram and shared a brand new photo of herself working on her new album in the recording studio.
It has been over three years since her seventh studio album 'Lotus' was released.​​ Back in November, she announced to Wonderwall that she was teaming up again with 'Beautiful' songwriter Linda Perry for the highly anticipated project. In between recording the album, she is expected to return to The Voice with fellow coaches Blake Shelton, Pharrell Williams and Adam Levine this February on NBC.

A new album is well overdue, and I seriously hope it's nothing like 'Lotus' or 'Bionic.' Three mediocre back to back albums would be unacceptable. More importantly, she needs to come full force with the promo. It seems she's grown a phobia of doing live TV performances, just like her pop rivals Britney Spears and Beyoncé.

Christina and former pop rival Jessica Simpson were spotted leaving Linda Perry's L.A. party earlier this week: