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Christina Aguilera

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Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera at the premiere of Burlesque (2010).jpg
Aguilera at the London premiere of Burlesque in 2010
Born Christina María Aguilera
(1980-12-18) December 18, 1980 (age 37)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress
  • television personality
  • television producer
Years active 1993–present
Home town
Spouse(s) Jordan Bratman
(m. 2005; div. 2011)
Partner(s) Matthew Rutler (2010–present; engaged)
Children 2
Musical career
Genres
Instruments Vocals
Labels RCA
Associated acts
Website christinaaguilera.com

Christina María Aguilera (born December 18, 1980) is an American singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. Aguilera made her debut in Star Search in 1990. Three years later, she starred on The New Mickey Mouse Club.[1] 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).[1] 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). 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.

Early life[change | change source]

Christina María Aguilera was born in Staten Island, New York, in 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]

In October 2011 Aguilera performed "Smile" and "Dirty Diana" at Michael Jackson Forever.

2012–present[change | change source]

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". 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.

On June 15, 2018, Aguilera released her eighth studio album, Liberation.

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. 1.0 1.1 "Christina Aguilera Biography". Biography.com. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  2. "Christina Aguilera Biography". The Biography Channel. Retrieved January 7, 2014. 
  3. "Christina Aguilera – Biography". People.com. Time Inc. 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 (2002). Christina Aguilera: A Star is Made: The Unauthorized Biography. Amber Communications Group, Inc. pp. 1–2. ISBN 978-0-9702224-5-9.  Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  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. 

Other websites[change | change source]