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Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera
Born Dec. 18, 1980 in Staten Island, N.Y., Christina Aguilera rode the same wave of teen-pop hysteria that launched the careers of Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and others. Like Spears, Aguilera started as a child, competing on Star Search and working as a cast member on The New Mickey Mouse Club, a kid-friendly series produced at Disney-MGM Studios in Orlando.

In 1998, Aguilera recorded "Reflection" for Disney's animated feature film Mulan, a song that led to a record deal with RCA. Her self-titled 1999 debut album featured the hits "Genie in a Bottle" and "What a Girl Wants." The album helped her score a best new artist Grammy.

Compared with Spears, Aguilera was known...
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Born Dec. 18, 1980 in Staten Island, N.Y., Christina Aguilera rode the same wave of teen-pop hysteria that launched the careers of Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and others. Like Spears, Aguilera started as a child, competing on Star Search and working as a cast member on The New Mickey Mouse Club, a kid-friendly series produced at Disney-MGM Studios in Orlando.

In 1998, Aguilera recorded "Reflection" for Disney's animated feature film Mulan, a song that led to a record deal with RCA. Her self-titled 1999 debut album featured the hits "Genie in a Bottle" and "What a Girl Wants." The album helped her score a best new artist Grammy.

Compared with Spears, Aguilera was known as more of a pure singer, with a powerful voice capable of technically demanding vocal turns. In 2000, she recorded the Spanish-language album Mi Reflejo, mastering the lyrics phonetically. Meanwhile, she remained a presence on the pop charts, teaming with Pink, Mya and Lil' Kim for a remake of Patti Labelle's "Lady Marmalade" on the Moulin Rouge soundtrack.

Although never identified as a sex symbol in the way that Spears was, Aguilera did turn toward a more adult image in 2002 on Stripped, which featured the single "Dirrty" and the big ballad "Beautiful."

By 2006, she had gone more traditional. Back to Basics explored vintage jazz and blues styles and yielded the Grammy-winning single "Ain't No Other Man." A DVD, Back to Basics: Live and Down Under, was released in 2007.
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  • 'The Voice' recap: Fits, face-offs and forgotten promises

    'The Voice' recap: Fits, face-offs and forgotten promises
    At the outset of the fourth night of “The Voice” Season 8 blind auditions, the coaches had filled only seven (Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton) or eight (Adam Levine and Pharrell Williams) seats on his or her team of 12. By the end of...
  • 'The Voice' recap: Guess who Adam Levine picked as his own coach?

    'The Voice' recap: Guess who Adam Levine picked as his own coach?
    Well, that was awfully cute. Somewhere in the midst of Monday night’s blind auditions on “The Voice,” Adam Levine grew understandably restless and decided to try his hand at an audition himself. “I’m so terrified,” he...
  • Mala Rodríguez será la artista principal en festival de reciclaje en San Juan

    Mala Rodríguez será la artista principal en festival de reciclaje en San Juan
    SAN JUAN - La rapera española La Mala Rodríguez será la principal artista invitada de un concierto en defensa del medio ambiente y el reciclaje este sábado en San Juan, un espectáculo que incluirá la participación de músicos de salsa, reggae y soul, y una...
  • 'The Voice' recap: Christina Aguilera returns refreshed for Season 8

    'The Voice' recap: Christina Aguilera returns refreshed for Season 8
    Christina Aguilera retook her seat in the big, red spinning chair on “The Voice” in its Season 8 premiere on Monday night. Sliding apparently quite happily back in her middle-line spot, flanked by original bromantic stalwarts Blake Shelton and...
  • Monday's TV Highlights: 'Citizenfour' on HBO

    Monday's TV Highlights: 'Citizenfour' on HBO
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 22 - 28, 2015 in PDF format Alternate link for TV Grids week of Feb. 22 - 28, 2015 in PDF format TV listings for the week of...
  • 'The Voice' recap: Adam Levine's mojo returns in the blinds, Night 2

    'The Voice' recap: Adam Levine's mojo returns in the blinds, Night 2
    Heading into the second night of “The Voice” Season 8 blind auditions, things were looking pretty grim for Adam Levine. On the first night of blinds, the other coaches had each picked up two or three talented vocalists, while he hadn’t...
  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Modern Family' on ABC

    Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Modern Family' on ABC
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 22 - 28, 2015 in PDF format Alternate link for TV Grids week of Feb. 22 - 28, 2015 in PDF format This week's TV Movies ----...
  • Viral Video: Christina Aguilera impersonates 3 pop stars through song

    Viral Video: Christina Aguilera impersonates 3 pop stars through song
    On "The Tonight Show" Christina Aguilera did a pretty spot on impression of her fellow Mouseketeer, Britney Spears and two other pop stars.
  • Frederick 16-year-old Treeva Gibson wows the judges on 'The Voice'

    Frederick 16-year-old Treeva Gibson wows the judges on 'The Voice'
    We already know who we'll be rooting for on this season of "The Voice." On Monday's season premiere of the NBC singing competition show, Treeva Gibson, a 16-year-old Frederick native, rocked it with an astonishingly powerful rendition of Lana Del Ray'...
  • Christina Aguilera unleashes her Britney Spears impression on Fallon

    Christina Aguilera unleashes her Britney Spears impression on Fallon
    Christina Aguilera revealed herself to be a brilliant musical mimic on Monday's "Tonight Show" when she played the Wheel of Musical Impressions with Jimmy Fallon. She even had a dead-on impression of her lifelong frenemy Britney Spears. Aguilera,...
  • Imagine Dragons' 'Smoke + Mirrors' a blast of strong emotions

    Success has been rough for Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons, the Las Vegas-based rock band that sold over 2 million copies of its 2012 debut, "Night Visions," thanks to inescapable hits such as "It's Time" and "Radioactive." A dubstep-dipped welcome to a...