The song received a mixed review. Many reviewers agreed that it is a "nice song", however, they said it was not memorable. "Reflection" helped fund for Aguilera's debut album. It also gained her popularity among songwriters and music producers. Because the song was not released for commercial audiences, it only charted on the BillboardAdult Contemporary chart. It peaked at number 19. The music video was included on the DVD release of Mulan. Aguilera had performed the track on four televised performances. This includes at the CBSThis Morning show. This caught the attention of songwriter Diane Warren.