Christina Aguilera

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Christina Aguilera
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Aguilera performing on the Liberation Tour in 2018
Born
Christina María Aguilera

(1980-12-18) December 18, 1980 (age 41)
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress
  • television personality
  • television producer
Years active1993–present
Spouse(s)
Jordan Bratman
(m. 2005; div. 2011)
Partner(s)Matthew Rutler (2010–present; engaged)
Children2
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
LabelsRCA
Associated acts
Websitechristinaaguilera.com

Christina María Aguilera (born December 18, 1980) is an American singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. She has earned five Grammy Awards[1] and five number-one singles on the US Billboard Hot 100: "Genie in a Bottle", "What a Girl Wants", "Come on Over Baby (All I Want Is You)", a cover of "Lady Marmalade" (with P!nk, Mýa, and Lil' Kim), and "Moves like Jagger" (with Maroon 5). She also earned the top-ten hits "I Turn to You", "Beautiful", "Ain't No Other Man", "Keeps Gettin' Better", "Feel This Moment" (with Pitbull), and "Say Something" (with A Great Big World).[source?]

Early life[change | change source]

Christina María Aguilera was born in Staten Island, New York, on December 18, 1980.[2] Her parents Fausto Xavier Aguilera, was a soldier in the United States Army and Shelly Loraine (née Fidler), was a violinist and pianist, respectively.[3] Her father has Ecuadorian ancestry.[4] Her American mother has German, English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and French ancestry.[5][6] Throughout her father's service in the Army, her family moved to various locations, including New Jersey, Texas, New York, and Japan.[7] Her parents divorced when Aguilera was six years old. She, her mother, and her younger sister Rachel then lived at her grandmother's home in Rochester, Pennsylvania, a town outside Pittsburgh.[4] Her mother later remarried.[8]

Singing career[change | change source]

1990–93: Star Search and The New Mickey Mouse Club[change | change source]

Aguilera made her debut in Star Search in 1990. Three years later, she starred on The New Mickey Mouse Club.[9] She starred alongside entertainers Britney Spears, Fergie, Ryan Gosling, JC Chasez, and Justin Timberlake.[10]

1998–2006: Mulan, Christina Aguilera, Mi Reflejo, Stripped, and Back to Basics[change | change source]

She was signed to RCA Records after making the song "Reflection" for the movie Mulan. Aguilera received a Best New Artist Grammy Award for her first album Christina Aguilera (1999).[9] She made a Latin pop album, Mi Reflejo, and a Christmas album, My Kind of Christmas. Mi Reflejo won a Latin Grammy Award. Aguilera received Grammy Awards for her second album Stripped (2002), and her third album Back to Basics (2006).

2007–17: Bionic, Lotus, and collaborations[change | change source]

In 2007, Aguilera was featured on rapper Diddy's single "Tell Me".

In 2008, she released her first greatest hits album, Keeps Gettin' Better – A Decade of Hits, a new song, "Dynamite", and new versions of her hits "Genie in a Bottle" and "Beautiful", called "Genie 2.0" and "You Are What You Are (Beautiful)". In 2011, Aguilera became a coach on The Voice.

Aguilera released her sixth album, Bionic, in 2010. It featured the single "Not Myself Tonight". The song's music video was compared to the style of fellow entertainer Lady Gaga.[11]

In October 2011 Aguilera performed "Smile" and "Dirty Diana" at Michael Jackson Forever. Aguilera released her seventh album Lotus on November 9, 2012. Two singles were released from the album. The first single, "Your Body", reached the top ten in Canada and the top 40 in the US. Aguilera made a Spanish song for the 2012 movie Casa de Mi Padre. Aguilera also sung a song on the sound track of the 2013 movie The Hunger Games: Catching Fire called "We Remain".

Aguilera was also a featured artist on rapper Pitbull's single "Feel This Moment" in 2013. Later that year, she performed a duet of Lady Gaga's single "Do What U Want" on The Voice with Gaga.[12] The studio version of the duet was released January 1, 2014.[13]

She sang on the single version of A Great Big World's single "Say Something", which reached number one in Canada and Australia and the top five in other countries. She released the standalone song "Change" in 2016, after the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida.[14]

2018–present: Liberation and La Fuerza[change | change source]

On June 15, 2018, Aguilera released her eighth studio album, Liberation. In 2022, she released the EP La Fuerza, returning to Latin music.[15]

Aguilera is a soprano. She has a whistle register.

Acting career[change | change source]

In 2010 Aguilera acted in a film for the first time. It was a musical called Burlesque. She played a woman called Ali. She sang eight of the songs in the soundtrack.

Discography[change | change source]

Albums[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Christina Aguilera | Artist | GRAMMY.com". www.grammy.com. Retrieved 2022-03-14.
  2. "Christina Aguilera Biography". The Biography Channel. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
  3. "Christina Aguilera – Biography". People.com. Time Inc. Archived from the original on January 6, 2014. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Sophfronia Scott Gregory (September 27, 1999). "Uncorking the Genie". People. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
  5. Dominguez, Pier (December 2002). Christina Aguilera: A Star is Made: The Unauthorized Biography. Amber Communications Group, Inc. pp. 1–2. ISBN 978-0-9702224-5-9.
  6. Elaine Rivera (August 15, 2001). "What A Woman Wants". Time. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
  7. Richard Harrington (February 13, 2000). "Christina Aguilera's Fast Track". Washington Post. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
  8. Helligar, Jeremy; Majewski, Lori (February 3, 2003). "Christina's World". Us Weekly.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Christina Aguilera Biography". Biography.com. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  10. Doperalski, Daniel; Doperalski, Daniel (2014-10-04). "The Mickey Mouse Club: Famous Members". Variety. Retrieved 2022-03-13.
  11. April 30, Tanner Stransky Updated; EDT, 2010 at 02:01 PM. "Christina Aguilera's 'Not Myself Tonight' video: Gone totally (Lady) Gaga, Madonna, or just desperate for relevance?". EW.com. Retrieved 2022-03-14.
  12. "Lady Gaga & Christina Aguilera "Do What U Want" & Tessanne Chin Wins Season 5! VOICE CAP". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2022-03-14.
  13. Do What U Want (feat. Christina Aguilera) by Lady Gaga, 2013-01-01, retrieved 2022-03-14
  14. Change by Christina Aguilera, 2016-06-17, retrieved 2022-03-13
  15. "La Fuerza - EP by Christina Aguilera". Apple Music. 21 January 2022. Retrieved 13 March 2022.

Other websites[change | change source]