Aguilera in 2006
|Birth name||Christina María Aguilera|
|Also known as||Xtina|
|Born||December 18, 1980
Staten Island, New York, United States
|Genres||Pop, R&B, soul, blues, adult contemporary|
|Occupations||Singer, songwriter, actress, producer, dancer, video director|
Christina Maria Aguilera (born December 18, 1980), sometimes known under the stage name Xtina is an American pop singer and songwriter. Her father is from Ecuador. She was born in Staten Island New York. Aguilera made her debut on the Ed McMahon show Star Search in 1990. Three years later, she starred on The New Mickey Mouse Club. She was signed to RCA Records after making the song "Reflection" for the movie Mulan.
Her first album Christina Aguilera (1999) was a success. It earned her a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 2000. Aguilera made two other albums then. They were a Latin pop album Mi Reflejo, and a Christmas album My Kind of Christmas. They both sold well and Mi Reflejo won a Latin Grammy Award.
Aguilera had more control over her second album Stripped, sent to stores in 2002. It had mixed reviews and earned Aguilera a Grammy Award. But her very sexual image at the time was looked down on. Her third album Back to Basics (2006) mixed parts of soul, jazz and blues music. It was given good sales and reviews. It also earned Aguilera her fourth Grammy Award.
In 2008 it was released her first greatest hits, Keeps Gettin' Better – A Decade of Hits, it contains Aguilera's most successful singles since 1999 to 2006; a new song, Dynamite and new versions of Genie in a Bottle and Beautiful: Genie 2.0 and You Are What You Are (Beautiful).
- Christina Aguilera (1999)
- Mi Reflejo (2000)
- My Kind of Christmas (2000)
- Just Be Free (2001)
- Stripped (2002)
- Back to Basics (2006)
- Keeps Gettin' Better – A Decade of Hits (2008)
- Bionic (2010)
- Burlesque (2011)
- Lotus (2012)
- "Christina Aguilera Biography". Biography.com. http://www.biography.com/people/christina-aguilera-9542394. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
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