Christina Aguilera
American singer, songwriter, and actress
Christina Aguilera
Christina María Aguilera is an American singer-songwriter, television personality, and actress. Born in Staten Island, New York, she first appeared on national television as a contestant on Star Search in early 1990, and later starred in The Mickey Mouse Club from 1993 to 1994. After recording "Reflection", the theme song for the animated film Mulan (1998), Aguilera signed with RCA Records.
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Luke Bryan Kicks Off Super Bowl LI With National Anthem
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#SB51: @LukeBryanOnline opens the Super Bowl with the National Anthem. pic.twitter.com/r9pBug1era — Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 5, 2017 Luke Bryan started off Super Bowl LI by singing the national anthem, and it looks like he didn’t even need to write the lyrics down on his hand this time.  Ahead of the game, the 40-year-old country singer told Rolling Stone he was pulling for the Atlanta Falcons to win and had been practicing as much as he could.  “You have to not think about what’s going on outside of the stadium,” he said. “It’s almost like, [you] do an unbelievable job for the people in the stadium and then it’ll turn into that. It’s only a little over two minutes long. Get up there and do what I’ve always loved to do: sing for people. And try to take it at that – don’t overthink it.” Bryan follows this year’s halftime performer Lady Gaga, who belted out “The Star-Spangled Banner” in 2016. Previously, Idina Menzel, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, ...
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A Touch Unfair
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I'm pissed off. Shock! I don't think I can make it through the day without something getting on my (lack of) tits. It's barely a quarter of the way through today and I'm already riled up, I'm attributing this to some sort of battle taking place in my uterus at present. Goddamn the perils of being a woman eh? Anyway, it's not just my monthly womanly reminder that's sparked off some sort of aggression within, it's an article I had the displeasure of perusing this morning. Little Mix, arguably the best girl band in the world at present (I said arguably before you get your knickers twisted), have just dropped (I sound like SUCH a cool music journo don't I?!) a new video for single; Touch. I really rate Little Mix, they can sing, they can dance and they seem like really nice girls. Down to earth, friendly, funny and supportive of one another, I'll happily read an interview with them or listen to their music (they've released some absolute corkers over the years). I saw them ...
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Cher's First Acting Role In 7 Years Will Be A Lifetime Movie About The Flint Water Crisis
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Cher has been an outspoken critic of Gov. Rick Snyder for his handling of the nearly three-year-long water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Now she will star in a Lifetime movie about the lead-contamination disaster. Cher is set to play a local whose family suffers through the crisis, according to Deadline. Titled “Flint,” the movie will chronicle the events that caused the water’s toxicity and the political maneuvers that fostered dangerous living conditions for the town’s roughly 100,000 residents. No air date has been announced, but production is expected to begin this spring. Bruce Beresford (”Driving Miss Daisy,” “Crimes of the Heart”) is directing, with a script written by Barbara Stepansky and inspired by Time magazine’s 2016 cover story headlined “The Poisoning Of An American City.” “Flint” marks Cher’s first live-action acting gig since the 2010 musical masterpiece “Burlesque,” co-starring Christina Aguilera. (In 2011, the actress voiced a lion in the Kevin James dud “Zookee ...
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Ryan Gosling: From Mouseketeer and indie darling to Hollywood movie star
Huffington Post - about 2 months
La La Land, the award-tipped ode to musicals from Hollywood's Golden Age, sees Ryan Gosling dance, sing, wax lyrical about jazz and woo Emma Stone's aspiring actress in modern day Los Angeles. It's a terrific performance and the 36-year-old seems to be a lock for one of the best actor Oscar nods. To top that off, he will be hitting the screens across the year in Terrence Malick's Weightless and the eagerly anticipated Blade Runner sequel. Showbusiness isn't new to Gosling - he was a Mousekeeter (alongside pre-teen Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera) in The Mickey Mouse Club, and he played the title role in the Young Hercules series in the late 1990s. Gosling followed television with some smartly chosen indie features and, not too long after, he was primed for the big leagues as a major movie star. Let's take a look at the films which gave him those A-list credentials... Visit FlickeringMyth.com to read the rest of this post -- This feed and its content ...
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Kylie Jenner Dons Xtina Costume To Party With The Real Christina Aguilera
Huffington Post - 3 months
Kylie Jenner slipped into her sexy Xtina costume once again to party with the “Stripped” singer herself. The reality TV star attended the real Christina Aguilera’s birthday bash over the weekend decked out as the “Dirrty” singer (circa 2002) in a blonde wig with black streaks, a bikini top and, of course, a pair of assless chaps. You may recall the lip kit mogul wore a similar ensemble for Halloween this year, earning praise from the pop star.  Kylie shared some photos from the party on Instagram, including the one below, which has us seeing double: Birthday Bae A photo posted by Kylie (@kyliejenner) on Dec 10, 2016 at 10:56pm PST The 19-year-old also shared the video below, in which she and the Grammy winner share a quick kiss.  “Happy Birthday @xtina !!!!!!” Kylie captioned the clip.  Happy Birthday @xtina !!!!!! A video posted by Kylie (@kyliejenner) on Dec 10, 2016 at 9:57pm PST -- This feed and its conte ...
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It Wouldn't Be Kendall Jenner's Birthday Without Some Serious Skin Showing
Huffington Post - 4 months
Kendall Jenner turned 21 Thursday, a pretty anti-climatic milestone for someone who is already a homeowner, has a burgeoning career and could already get into any nightclub at any time. What it does mean, however, is that the world has been blessed again with a glimpse of the Kardashian/Jenners in party clothes all at one time. The birthday girl was seen in two equally risqué looks over the course of Wednesday evening. One was a low-cut, slinky silver number:  And the other was a sheer intricate bodysuit with a green fur stole: Never one to let her sister steal the sheer spotlight, Kylie Jenner arrived wearing a totally see-through mesh top and what appear to be lace-up leather pants that give us flashbacks to her epic Christina Aguilera Halloween costume.  Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian, on the other hand, were a bit more tame in their outfit choices. Kourtney wore a metallic slip dress, while Khloe opted for a black skintight mini. But wait, there’s more! Kri ...
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Wonder, Aguilera among performers to honor Prince at concert
Yahoo News - 5 months
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Stevie Wonder, Christina Aguilera and Chaka Khan are among the featured performers who will pay tribute to Prince at a Minnesota concert Thursday night.
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'Christian' Mom Hears Hip-Hop Song And Records Her Own 11-Minute Meltdown
Huffington Post - 5 months
A self-described Christian mom is hip-hopping mad after hearing a rap song on the radio that offended her ears ― and her sensibilities. So the unidentified mother recorded an 11-minute video rant to let the world know about the evils of “Norf Norf,” a 2015 ditty recorded by Vince Staples. The tirade can be summed up in one sentence: “I cannot believe this stuff is on the radio!” (But leaving it at that wouldn’t be any fun, would it?) “Norf Norf is about Staples’ tough youth growing up in Long Beach, California. Lyrics include: “Hit the corner, make a dollar flipping/ Split the dollars with my mama children/ Folks need Porsches, hoes need abortions/ I just need y’all out of my business.” The chorus goes: “I ain’t never ran from nothin’ but the police/ From the city where the skinny carry strong heat/ Norfside, Long Beach, Norfside, Long Beach.” “This is on our local radio station, this crap is being played,” the mom seethes on her video. “ ...
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Soy/Somos: La Karlita, The Artist Who Could
Huffington Post - 5 months
From my Soy/Somos series, a real-life collage of Latinos in the USA. You can read the introductory post here. Soy/Somos: We are Many. I am sitting at a round table across from a pretty brunette, 24, with a ponytail set high on the crown of her head that flips from side to side when she's expressive--which she is a lot of the time. There's a blackboard in the room and windows to the parking lot sea below. (I'm in Silicon Valley after all.) The girl wears boxy eyeglasses not too different from mine, though mine hide wrinkles. Hers look like a prop, what a model might wear, like a hat. "A couple of things have been stirring up in me since you wrote to me, she says. My experience growing up...how I was then and who I am now... " I'd reached out to a friend who works at a technology company. I'd be traveling to Northern California and wanted to interview someone in the video arts, a Hispanic. "I have the perfect person," he said, "her name's Karla. Karla draws on the computer t ...
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Stevie Wonder and Christina Aguilera top lineup for Oct. 13 'Official Prince Tribute'
LATimes - 5 months
Stevie Wonder, Chiristina Aguilera, Chaka Khan and John Mayer will headline a concert dubbed “The Official Prince Tribute” on Oct. 13 in the late musician’s home state of Minnesota. The bill at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul will also include Tori Kelly, Morris Day and the Time, Anita Baker, Doug...
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Top 5 Worst Celeb Tattoos Of Their Exes
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There have been many clues that pointed to Rihanna and Drake finally becoming an official couple. But nothing says it's the real deal like a tattoo. Rumor has it that Rihanna's latest tattoo of a shark is dedicated to Drake as their first date was at an aquarium where the Canadian rapper won Riri a stuffed shark. Love or hate Rihanna/s new tattoo? Compare anything with Wishbone While the tattoo looks cool, not all were taken with it and thought it was an overall bad idea to get inked for your bae. Who's to say it'll last? A wide list of celebrities have gotten a tattoo for their significant other only to break up. A permanent reminder on your body of your ex has got to be harsh! Here's some of the worst tattoos celebrities got for their love that didn't last. Justin Bieber vs. Amber Rose Worse: Justin Bieber's tattoo of Selena vs. Amber's tattoo of Wiz? Compare anything with Wishbone Justin Bieber and current girlfriends must go through an awkward ...
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Alisan Porter Wins Season 10 of The Voice - Making Christina Aguilera the First Female Coach to Have a Winner! - People Magazine
Google News - 9 months
People Magazine Alisan Porter Wins Season 10 of The Voice - Making Christina Aguilera the First Female Coach to Have a Winner! People Magazine After battling through a highly competitive season, the singer was crowned the winner of The Voice on Tuesday. Not only that, Porter also made history for Christina Aguilera who became the first female coach to have a winner. "Tonight is a true victory ... 'The Voice' Season 10 winner is Alisan PorterUSA TODAY Alisan Porter: Adam Lambert Was 'So Supportive' During 'The Voice'PopCrush Alisan Porter: Christina Aguilera Set The 'Perfect Example' For Me As A Singer & MomHollywood Life Taste of Country -Entertainment Weekly -CNN -Christian Science Monitor all 369 news articles »
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Mom And Son Stun With Poignant Rendition Of A Great Big World's 'Say Something'
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A mother and son wowed the "Britain's Got Talent” judges with their sensational rendition of A Great Big World's "Say Something." It was the first time Mel, 44, and Jamie, 15, had ever performed together in public. But that didn't stop the duo from Bridgend, south Wales, from reducing some of the talent show's audience to tears. Watch their performance here: Their audition aired in the United Kingdom on Saturday night and the footage is now going viral. Head judge Simon Cowell said he initially feared Mel, who sings in residential care facilities for the elderly for her living, would "completely dominate" the song. "(But) you were very cool in the way that you let Jamie take the lead," added Cowell, who is more usually known for his snarky put-downs. "You allowed it to be his song, but your harmonies actually improved the song."  The duo now joins 44 other acts for the live semifinals, which begin Sunday. Other contestants include ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Christina Aguilera
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 35
    In August 2016, Aguilera released a disco song titled "Telepathy" featuring Nile Rodgers for the soundtrack of the Netflix original series, The Get Down.
    More Details Hide Details Aguilera is a soprano, having a vocal range spanning four octaves (from B♭2 to C♯7). Since the start of her career Aguilera's voice has been compared to that of Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. David Browne writing for The New York Times noted that Aguilera's vocal performance was highly influenced by Carey and Houston, sharing that "Aguilera has been one of the foremost practitioners of the overpowering, Category 5 vocal style known as melisma", and "Ms. Carey, Ms. Houston and Ms. Aguilera, to name its three main champions, are most associated with the period from the late '80s through the late '90s". A journal by Ann Powers for the Los Angeles Times pointed out the influences of Barbra Streisand, Gladys Knight and Aretha Franklin on Aguilera's vocal style, opining that the "Aguilera's Streisand-esque tendencies" "Aguilera figure out how to become the 'great singer' she's been dubbed since she released her first single, the wise-beyond-its-years 'Genie in a Bottle', at 18". Sasha Frere-Jones wrote in The New Yorker, "Aguilera doesn't need to reincarnate Sarah Vaughan to be a serious singer. She already is one, in the tradition of nineteen-nineties pop and R&B, skillfully deploying melisma for razzle-dazzle". In 2003, Aguilera was placed 5th on MTV's "Best Voices in Music Ever" list, while ranking atop both COVE and Latina magazine's best Pop and Latina vocalist of all time in 2004 and 2013 respectively.
    In June 2016, Aguilera released a song titled "Change" dedicated to the victims of the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting, as well as Christina Grimmie, who was fatally shot in Orlando the day before the nightclub shooting.
    More Details Hide Details The proceedings were donated to the National Compassion Fund to benefit the victims' families. She expressed sadness for everyone involved in these two incidents over social media.
    In March 2016, Aguilera and Rutler were announced as executive producers for a new music-based game show, Tracks, to air on Spike TV.
    More Details Hide Details The show is hosted by Bow Wow.
    Aguilera will also be releasing a Spanish album in 2016.
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  • 2015
    Age 34
    In April 2015, Aguilera had a recurring role as singer Jade St. John on the third season of ABC's musical drama series Nashville.
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    At the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in February 2015, Aguilera won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Say Something" with A Great Big World.
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    In January 2015, Aguilera confirmed to Extra that she was working alongside The Voice co-star Pharrell Williams on her album, stating: "I just have to make sure it's right, and it's genuine and it's heartfelt, and I'm very excited to pour my heart out into this record fully.
    More Details Hide Details I've been gathering and writing and coming up with these amazing ideas for different parts of how I was feeling the past year, so I'm really excited to vocalize all of it and make it all come together."
  • 2014
    Age 33
    In April 2014, Aguilera announced she had started working on her eighth studio album.
    More Details Hide Details For the sixth and seventh seasons of The Voice, Aguilera was respectively replaced by Shakira and Gwen Stefani. However, Aguilera continued to serve as a coach in the eighth and tenth seasons, which the latter she won with her artist Alisan Porter and became the first female coach to win the show.
    Aguilera became engaged to Rutler in February 2014.
    More Details Hide Details The couple has one child together, a daughter, born in August 2014.
    In January 2014, Aguilera was featured on a remix version of Lady Gaga's single "Do What U Want".
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  • 2013
    Age 32
    Aguilera returned for the fifth season of The Voice in September 2013.
    More Details Hide Details That October, Aguilera recorded "We Remain" for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. A month later, she appeared on the re-recorded version of single "Say Something", a duet with A Great Big World from their debut studio album Is There Anybody Out There?; it peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified quadruple-platinum for shipments of over 4 million units in the United States.
    In January 2013, Aguilera was featured on Pitbull's single "Feel This Moment", which peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100.
    More Details Hide Details She appeared on Mexican singer Alejandro Fernández's cover of "Hoy Tengo Ganas de Ti" from his album Confidencias that May.
  • 2012
    Age 31
    Following James' death in 2012, Aguilera was asked to perform "At Last" at James' funeral.
    More Details Hide Details Prior to the performance, Aguilera revealed, "There's a line in this song that says 'I found a dream that I could speak to.' And for me that dream, all my life, has been Etta James". Other classic artists, including Billie Holiday, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, and Ella Fitzgerald, are also Aguilera's major influences; her fifth studio album Back to Basics is inspired by vintage jazz, blues and soul music records by them. Aguilera mentions Whitney Houston as another influence, having performed many of her songs in her early years during talent shows. She also cites Mariah Carey and Celine Dion as an inspiration, she also covered the latter's songs - These Are the Special Times on My Kind of Christmas and performed The Prayer on the NBC reality singing competition The Voice. According to author Pier Dominguez of the book Christina Aguilera: A Star is Made, Aguilera stated that Carey and her debut single, "Vision of Love" (1990), had the biggest influence on her vocal style. Aguilera points out the musical film The Sound of Music and its lead actress, Julie Andrews, as her first inspiration for singing and performing. At the age of six, the film helped Aguilera cope with her violent childhood, "Bad things happened in my home; there was violence. The Sound of Music looked like a form of release." Aguilera credits Madonna and Janet Jackson as two biggest inspirations for her image, "for being re-inventive and being brave as strong females, to explore whatever, even if they do get bad press.
    Upon the conclusion of the third season of The Voice in December 2012, Aguilera was replaced by Shakira for the fourth season because Aguilera was focusing on promoting Lotus.
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    In late 2012, Aguilera appeared on the tracks "Steppin' Out with My Baby" with Tony Bennett from his album Viva Duets, and "Baby, It's Cold Outside" with Cee Lo Green from his album Cee Lo's Magic Moment.
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    Released in 2012, Lotus became her least successful album, debuting at number seven on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 73,000 units.
    More Details Hide Details As of August 2014, the album has sold over 290,000 units in the United States, as reported by Nielsen SoundScan. Its lead single, "Your Body", peaked at number 34 on the Billboard Hot 100 and entered the top 40 charts of several regions including New Zealand, Spain and Sweden. The second single, "Just a Fool", a duet with Blake Shelton, peaked at number 71 on the Billboard Hot 100.
    In March 2012, Aguilera released the Spanish-language track "Casa de Mi Padre" as the title song for the soundtrack and film of the same name.
    More Details Hide Details Later that month, Aguilera confirmed that she was working on a follow-up to Bionic, which she named Lotus and described as a personal "rebirth".
  • 2011
    Age 30
    From April 2011 through December 2012, Aguilera served as a coach on the television series The Voice for its three first seasons.
    More Details Hide Details In June, she was featured on Maroon 5's single "Moves like Jagger", which peaked atop the Billboard Hot 100. In 2011, the single sold 7 million copies worldwide, becoming the ninth best-selling single of the year.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2010
    Age 29
    In December 2010, Aguilera appeared on T.I.'s song "Castle Walls" from his album No Mercy.
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    In November 2010, Aguilera starred alongside Cher in the film Burlesque.
    More Details Hide Details The film was written and directed by Steve Antin, and grossed $90 million. It was met with mixed reviews from critics, who criticized it for being "campy and clichéd", yet praised Aguilera's acting. Aguilera contributed eight tracks to the film's accompanying soundtrack, while Cher performed the other two. The soundtrack reached number 18 on the Billboard 200 and was certified gold by the RIAA. It has since sold 707,000 copies in the US. At the 68th Golden Globe Awards in 2011, Burlesque received a nomination for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, while "Bound to You", a song performed by Aguilera, earned Aguilera a nomination for Best Original Song, which lost to Cher's "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me", which also appeared on the Burlesque soundtrack.
    In late 2010, Aguilera started dating Matthew Rutler, whom she met during the set of Burlesque.
    More Details Hide Details On March 1, 2011, the couple was arrested for public intoxication in West Hollywood. They were later released on bail and no charges were filed. At the Super Bowl XLV, Aguilera omitted a few lines while performing the U.S. national anthem "The Star-Spangled Banner". She later apologized, saying, "I got so caught up in the moment of the song that I lost my place. I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of its anthem still came through". The following week, Aguilera, alongside Jennifer Hudson, Martina McBride, Yolanda Adams and Florence Welch opened the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, paying tribute to Aretha Franklin.
    Having separated in September, Aguilera filed for divorce from Bratman in October 2010, requesting joint legal and physical custody of their son Max. After reaching a private settlement and custody deal, their divorce was finalized on April 15, 2011.
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  • 2009
    Age 28
    In December 2009, Billboard ranked Aguilera the twentieth most successful artist and the twenty-sixth most successful Billboard Hot 100 artist of the 2000s.
    More Details Hide Details Aguilera announced that her sixth studio album would be "a very futuristic approach to music", drawing inspirations from electronic genres. Bionic, was released in June 2010. The release struggled to match the chart impact and sales of her previous albums, peaking at number three on the Billboard 200, and has sold 315,000 copies in the United States. The lead single, "Not Myself Tonight", charted at number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has sold 368,000 copies in the United States. "Woohoo" featuring rapper Nicki Minaj was released as a single in the United States and several European countries, while "You Lost Me" was the second single internationally. The last song serviced from Bionic was "I Hate Boys", which was sent to Australian contemporary hit radio in July 2010. That year, Aguilera made a cameo appearance in the comedy film Get Him to the Greek.
  • 2008
    Age 27
    Following the birth of her son in 2008, she was reportedly paid $1.5 million by People for her baby pictures, which became the ninth most expensive celebrity baby photographs ever taken.
    More Details Hide Details In 2008, jewelry designer Stephen Webster and friend of Aguilera released "Shattered", a collection of sterling silver pieces, through Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman. Aguilera, who inspired the collection, was featured as a Hitchcock heroine. They reprised their work together for Webster's 2009 spring line. In 2011, Aguilera attended São Paulo Fashion Week to premiere her new line of clothing for Brazilian department store C&A, which launched in April. Aguilera's first fragrance, Xpose, was released in Europe in late 2004 and sold relatively well. Through Procter & Gamble, Aguilera released her signature fragrance, Simply Christina, in 2007. In Christmas 2007, the fragrance became the number one perfume in the United Kingdom, and later in 2009 it was the country's 4th best selling perfume. The perfume won as the people's choice for favorite celebrity fragrance at the annual UK Fifi Awards 2008. She released her third fragrance, Inspire, accompanied with a body care collection, in September 2008. It was Aguilera's first fragrance released outside of Europe. Her worldwide ad campaign included a television ad shot by David LaChapelle and was released in the United States in Macy's department stores. The release coincided with Macy's 150th anniversary which featured Aguilera in commemorative photos. She released her fourth fragrance, By Night, in October 2009, which became the third best selling fragrance in the United Kingdom in 2009. The range was further augmented by Royal Desire in 2010, Secret Potion in 2011, Red Sin in 2012, and Unforgettable in 2013.
    In commemoration of a decade-long career in the music industry, Aguilera released her first greatest hits album, Keeps Gettin' Better: A Decade of Hits on November 11, 2008 exclusively through Target in the United States.
    More Details Hide Details It included Aguilera's previous singles and four new songs, two of which are remade versions of two previous singles. The release peaked at number nine on the Billboard 200, and entered the top ten charts of countries including Australia, Finland and France. Its only single, "Keeps Gettin' Better", peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 and has sold 1.1 million digital copies in the United States.
    In January 2008, Aguilera gave birth to her first child, a son.
    More Details Hide Details Later that year, she appeared in the Martin Scorsese documentary Shine a Light chronicling a two-day Rolling Stones concert in New York City's Beacon Theatre, in which Aguilera performs "Live with Me" alongside the band's member Mick Jagger.
  • 2007
    Age 26
    In late 2007, Aguilera became the spokesperson for "Rock the Vote", through which she encouraged young people to vote in the 2008 presidential election.
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    According to Forbes, Aguilera was the nineteenth-richest woman in entertainment as of January 2007, with a net worth of $60 million.
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    Aguilera performed "Steppin' Out with My Baby" with Tony Bennett at the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2007.
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    The track won the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in 2007, where Aguilera performed a rendition of "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" in tribute of its original artist James Brown.
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  • 2006
    Age 25
    In November 2006, Aguilera supported the album through the Back to Basics Tour; with 81 dates, it ended in October 2008, visited Europe, North America, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East.
    More Details Hide Details According to Billboard Boxscore, it was one of the ten highest grossing tour of 2007, as well as the top grossing solo female tour of that year, with US$48.1M grossed.
    In September 2006, Aguilera released the second single from Back to Basics, "Hurt", and was featured on Diddy's single "Tell Me". "Candyman" was serviced as the third international single from Back to Basics and peaked at number two in Australia and New Zealand. "Slow Down Baby" was released exclusively in Australia, while "Oh Mother" was released in Europe as the final single.
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    In 2006, Aguilera contributed vocals to a cover of Leon Russell's "A Song for You" by Herbie Hancock, which was included on Hancock's album Possibilities and earned Aguilera a nomination for the Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards in 2006. She later described her fifth studio album, Back to Basics, as "a throwback to the 20s, 30s, and 40s-style jazz, blues, and feel-good soul music, but with a modern twist". The double album was released in August 2006 and debuted atop the charts of thirteen countries, including the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, Germany, Australia, Ireland, Switzerland, Austria and the Netherlands.
    More Details Hide Details On the US Billboard 200, it opened at number one with first-week sales of 346,000 copies. According to RCA front-man, Clive Davis it has sold approximately 5 million units worldwide as of November 2013, 1.7 million of which were sold in the United States. The lead single "Ain't No Other Man" reached number six on the Billboard Hot 100, charted within the top three of several countries in Europe, including Hungary, Ireland and the United Kingdom, and has sold 1.7 million digital copies in the United States.
  • 2005
    Age 24
    In 2005, Aguilera donated her wedding gifts to American charities in support of Hurricane Katrina victims, and performed at "Unite of the Stars" concert for Unite Against Hunger in Johannesburg, South Africa and for the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund at the Coca-Cola Dome.
    More Details Hide Details In 2008, Aguilera headlined London's Africa Rising charity concert at the Royal Albert Hall, which raised awareness for finding substantial issues facing the continent. That year, Aguilera appeared on the Turkish version of Deal or No Deal, Var mısın? Yok musun?, and donated proceeds to a charity program for orphans. In 2009, Aguilera became the global spokesperson for World Hunger Relief; she and Bratman traveled to Guatemala with the World Food Programme to bring awareness to issues including its high malnutrition rate, and met with local families and beneficiaries of WFP's nutrition programs. Aguilera has helped raise over $148 million for WFP and other hunger relief agencies in 45 countries. In response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Aguilera donated a signed Chrysler 300 which was auctioned for relief efforts. She additionally appeared on the Hope for Haiti telethon that January, where donations directly benefited Oxfam America, Partners In Health, Red Cross and UNICEF. She was featured on a public service announcement alongside former boxer Muhammad Ali to raise funds for the World Food Programme's efforts to bring food to survivors of the earthquake. Aguilera was nominated for a VH1 Do Something Award for her work with the organization and her efforts in response to the earthquake. In 2010, Aguilera was appointed UN ambassador for the World Food Programme. Following Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Aguilera performed "Beautiful" to open the Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together benefit telethon; all proceeds went to the American Red Cross.
    After dating for more than two years, Aguilera became engaged to music marketing executive Jordan Bratman in February 2005. The couple married on November 19, 2005 at an estate in Napa County, California.
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  • 2004
    Age 23
    In the run-up to the 2004 United States presidential election, Aguilera was featured on billboards for the "Only You Can Silence Yourself" online voter registration drive run by the nonpartisan, non-profit campaign "Declare Yourself".
    More Details Hide Details In these political advertisements, shot by David LaChapelle, Aguilera was shown with her mouth sewn shut to symbolize the effects of not voting.
    Opting for a 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s-inspired sound, Aguilera began working on her follow-up album in 2004.
    More Details Hide Details She embraced an image inspired by public figures including Marilyn Monroe, Marlene Dietrich and Mary Pickford to "capture the authenticity of the Old Hollywood glam era". That year, Aguilera recorded "Hello" for the Mercedes-Benz A-Class car advertisement, and a revised version of Rose Royce's "Car Wash" with Missy Elliott for the animated film Shark Tale, where she also voiced a Rastafarian jellyfish. She also appeared on Nelly's single "Tilt Ya Head Back", and Andrea Bocelli's song "Somos Novios".
    The song earned Aguilera the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards in 2004.
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  • 2003
    Age 22
    Billboard named Aguilera the Top Female Pop Act of 2003.
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    During the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards in August 2003, Aguilera and Britney Spears garnered significant media attention after kissing Madonna during their performance of "Like a Virgin" and "Hollywood".
    More Details Hide Details The performance was listed by Blender magazine as one of the twenty-five "sexiest" music moments on television history. MTV listed the performance as the number-one opening moment in the history of the MTV Video Music Awards.
    Aguilera was the host of the 2003 MTV Europe Music Awards, where she won an award for Best Female.
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    That June, Aguilera co-headlined the Justified and Stripped Tour alongside Justin Timberlake before embarking on her solo The Stripped Tour later in 2003.
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  • 2002
    Age 21
    Released in October 2002, Stripped debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 330,000 copies.
    More Details Hide Details The album was certified quadruple-platinum by the RIAA, in recognition of having 4.3 million copies in the United States as of September 2014. As of 2015, it has sold 13 million copies worldwide. "Dirrty" featuring Redman was released as the lead single from Stripped in September 2002. Its accompanying music video generated controversy due to its sexual content, and sparked protest in Thailand. The single peaked at number 48 on the Billboard Hot 100, and reached the top five of multiple countries in Oceania and Europe. The second single, "Beautiful", reached number two in the United States, and peaked atop the charts of Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
  • 2001
    Age 20
    On September 11, 2001, Aguilera and Santos ended their relationship.
    More Details Hide Details When planning her fourth studio album, Aguilera leaned towards a new artistic direction that she felt had more musical depth. She named the album Stripped and explained that the album "is a new beginning, a re-introduction of herself as a new artist in a way". Aguilera cultivated an increasingly provocative image while promoting the record, at which time she adopted the nickname "Xtina", dyed her hair black, and debuted several tattoos and piercings. Aguilera claimed that the new persona better reflected her personality than the previous image she felt forced into by RCA Records. Aguilera drew inspiration from R&B, soul, rock and hip hop. The album was produced primarily by Scott Storch and singer-songwriter Linda Perry. Aguilera co-wrote and partially completed the track "Miss Independent" for the album, although it later became the debut single by Kelly Clarkson.
    In February 2001, Aguilera appeared on Ricky Martin's single "Nobody Wants to Be Lonely".
    More Details Hide Details It peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100, while reaching the top ten of several countries including Australia, Spain and Switzerland. Later that year, Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa, and Pink covered Labelle's 1974 single "Lady Marmalade" for the accompanying soundtrack of Moulin Rouge! The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 for five weeks and became the first airplay-only track in history to stay number one for more than one week. "Lady Marmalade" earned all four performers a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals at the 44th Annual Grammy Awards. That August, Warlock Records released Just Be Free, an album containing eleven demo tracks recorded by Aguilera in 1994 and 1995. Aguilera filed a suit against Warlock Records and the album's producers to stop the release. The two parties came to a confidential settlement to release the album, in which Aguilera lent out her name, likeness, and image for an unspecified amount of damages.
    Mi Reflejo won a Latin Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Album and two Billboard Latin Music Awards for Pop Album of the Year by a Female Artist and Pop Album of the Year by a New Artist in 2001.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2000
    Age 19
    In October 2000, Aguilera filed a breach of fiduciary duty lawsuit against Kurtz for improper, undue and inappropriate influence over her professional activities, as well as fraud.
    More Details Hide Details After terminating Kurtz's services, Irving Azoff was hired as her new manager.
    In support of her albums, Aguilera embarked on her first concert tour, Christina Aguilera in Concert, beginning in May 2000 in the United States.
    More Details Hide Details During the tour, Aguilera dated Jorge Santos, a dancer whom she hired. Despite her international success with first three studio albums, Aguilera was dissatisfied with the music and image her management Steve Kurtz had created for her, having been marketed as a bubblegum pop singer because of the genre's financial trend. Aguilera's views of Kurtz's influence in matters of her creative direction, the role of being her exclusive personal manager, and over-scheduling had in part caused her to seek legal means of terminating their management contract.
    In December 2000, Billboard recognized Aguilera as the Top Female Pop Act of the Year.
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    Aguilera's Christmas-theme third studio album, My Kind of Christmas, released in October 2000, reached number 28 on the Billboard 200 and has sold over one million copies in the United States.
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    Aguilera's second studio album, Mi Reflejo, which contains Spanish versions of "Reflection" and her first four singles from her debut album alongside new Spanish material, was released in September 2000.
    More Details Hide Details Producer Rudy Pérez, with whom Aguilera recorded the album, noted that Aguilera did not speak Spanish fluently when recording the album, but understood the language, having grown up with an Ecuadorian father. The record topped the Billboard Top Latin Albums for nineteen consecutive weeks, and was certified sextuple platinum in the Latin field by the RIAA. It has sold 480,000 units in the United States, and has moved three million copies worldwide.
    At the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards in February 2000, Aguilera won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist.
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  • 1999
    Age 18
    It became the top-selling debut single of 1999 in the United States, selling over 1.4 million units.
    More Details Hide Details Follow-up singles "What a Girl Wants" and "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)" also topped the Billboard Hot 100, while single "I Turn to You" reached number three.
    Aguilera's self-titled debut album, was released in August 1999.
    More Details Hide Details The album was a commercial success in the United States, peaking at number one on the Billboard 200 and was certified octuple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for having shipped eight million copies. It has sold over 8.2 million copies in the United States and 17 million copies worldwide. The album's lead single, "Genie in a Bottle", peaked atop the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and record charts of twenty other countries.
    After recording "Reflection", Aguilera signed with RCA Records and the label quickly began coordinating her debut album, which was set to be released in 1999.
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    She rose to prominence with her 1999 number one self-titled debut album that spawned the Billboard Hot 100 number one singles; "Genie in a Bottle", "What a Girl Wants", and "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)".
    More Details Hide Details The following year Aguilera released two studio albums; the Spanish-language album Mi Reflejo and the holiday album My Kind of Christmas. She assumed creative control for her fourth studio album Stripped (2002) which produced five successful singles including; "Dirrty", "Beautiful" and "Fighter". Aguilera's fifth studio album Back to Basics (2006) debuted at number one on the album charts of ten countries and spawned the major hit singles; "Ain't No Other Man" and "Hurt". During 2010 Aguilera released her sixth studio album Bionic and starred alongside Cher in the film Burlesque. In 2011 she became an original coach on the US television series The Voice and has since appeared on six of its 10 seasons. Her seventh studio album Lotus was released in 2012. Aguilera has also been featured on several successful collaborations during her career including; "Lady Marmalade", "Moves like Jagger" and "Say Something".
  • 1994
    Age 13
    She joined the television series two years later, where she performed musical numbers and sketch comedy until its cancellation in 1994.
    More Details Hide Details Her co-stars included Ryan Gosling, Keri Russell, Britney Spears, and Justin Timberlake. When she was fourteen, Aguilera recorded her first song, the duet "All I Wanna Do" with Japanese singer Keizo Nakanishi. She later sent her cover version of Houston's "Run to You" to Walt Disney Pictures in hopes of being selected to record the theme song "Reflection" for their animated film Mulan (1998). "Reflection" peaked at number 19 on the U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart, and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, which went to "The Prayer" by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1991
    Age 10
    In 1991, Aguilera auditioned for a position on The Mickey Mouse Club, although she did not meet its age requirements.
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  • 1990
    Age 9
    In 1990, she appeared on Star Search singing "A Sunday Kind of Love", and was eliminated during the semi-final rounds.
    More Details Hide Details She later performed the same song during an appearance on Pittsburgh's KDKA-TV's Wake Up with Larry Richert. Throughout her youth in Pittsburgh, Aguilera sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" before Pittsburgh Penguins hockey, Pittsburgh Steelers football, and Pittsburgh Pirates baseball games, in addition to the 1992 Stanley Cup Finals. She attended Rochester Area School District in Rochester and Marshall Middle School near Wexford, and briefly attended North Allegheny Intermediate High School before being home schooled due to bullying.
  • 1980
    Born
    Christina María Aguilera was born in Staten Island, New York, on December 18, 1980, to Shelly Loraine (née Fidler), a musician, and Fausto Xavier Aguilera, a United States Army soldier.
    More Details Hide Details Her father is Ecuadorian, while her mother has German, Irish, Welsh, and Dutch ancestry. Her family moved frequently because of her father's military service, and lived in places including New Jersey, Texas, New York, and Japan. Aguilera and her mother alleged that her father was physically and emotionally abusive, claims which he denied; Aguilera used music as a form of escape from her turbulent household. Following her parents' divorce when she was six years old, Aguilera, her younger sister Rachel, and her mother (who later remarried) moved into her grandmother's home in the Pittsburgh suburb of Rochester, Pennsylvania. After several years of being estranged, Aguilera expressed interest in reconciling with her father in 2012. Growing up, Aguilera, known locally as "the little girl with the big voice", aspired to be a singer, singing in local talent shows and competitions. She won her first talent show at the age of 8, in which she performed Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)".
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