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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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  • Britney Spears: Popstar Directs Clear Vision of Her Billion-Dollar Empire

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Work, bitch." Unlike singer-songwriters, contemporary pop stars rarely have their songs viewed through an autobiographical prism, yet it's hard to miss the changes in Britney Spears' core messaging over the past years....
  • Review: Pitbull's performance short — but exciting and satisfying

    Reviews of recent concerts by Pitbull said that the Latin rapper played just 70 minutes, so I expected to be disappointed in his show at the Allentown Fair on Tuesday night. Pitbull did play just 70 minutes, but I was not disappointed. Yes, 70 minutes...
  • Stephen Lee, Character Actor in 'Burlesque,' 'The Negotiator,' Dies at 58

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Stephen Lee, a talented character actor who spent more than three decades in the business, died of a heart attack on August 14. He was 58. Some of his more notable credits include the films "Burlesque" (2010), with Cher and...
  • Concert review: Pitbull satisfies with short concert that transforms grandstand into Miami nightclub

    Concert review: Pitbull satisfies with short concert that transforms grandstand into Miami nightclub
    Reviews of recent concerts by Pitbull had the Latin rapper playing just 70 minutes, so I expected to be disappointed in his show at the Allentown Fair last night. Pitbull did only play 70 minutes, but I was not disappointed. Yes 70 minutes is...
  • Top 3 Concerts of the Coming Week

     
    Here are the Top 3 Concerts of the Coming Week: 1. MOTLEY CRUE Motley Crue first played Allentown Fairigrounds in a non-fair show nearly 30 years ago, right after the 1985 release of its third album, “Theatre of Pain.” That......
  • Top 3 Concerts: Motley Crue, Pitbull, Uproar Festival/Godsmack

    MOTLEY CRUE Motley Crue first played Allentown Fairgrounds in a non-fair show nearly 30 years ago, right after the 1985 release of its third album, "Theatre of Pain." That album pushed the group to superstar status, hitting quadruple platinum with the...
  • Hopeful times ahead for Chicago Jazz Festival

     Hopeful times ahead for Chicago Jazz Festival
    After three and a half decades, can the tradition-bound Chicago Jazz Festival evolve into something better, newer, fresher? Can the event break with formulas of the past and prove worthy of the great jazz city whose name it bears? At this late date,...
  • Christina Aguilera da a luz una niña | FOTOS

    Christina Aguilera da a luz una niña | FOTOS
    La cantante Christina Aguilera, de 33 años, dio luz a una niña el sábado, el segundo hijo de la cantante y el primero con su actual pareja, Matthew Rutler, a la que han llamado Summer Rain, según informó en su cuenta de Twitter. Aguilera dijo...
  • Liam Hemsworth Quietly Acquires Malibu Compound (EXCLUSIVE)

    BUYER: Liam Hemsworth SELLER: Matthew Wilder LOCATION: Malibu, CA PRICE: $6,814,350 SIZE: 1,980 square feet (as per assessor) 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: Last year his older brother, action flick actor Chris Hemsworth, laid out $4.8...
  • Christina Aguilera welcomes, names new baby girl with Matthew Rutler

    Christina Aguilera welcomes, names new baby girl with Matthew Rutler
    Christina Aguilera is a new mom once again: She and fiance Matthew Rutler welcomed a baby girl on Saturday. Now, has Xtina been spending just a little too much time in California's drought conditions? Because the name they chose sounds like some serious...
  • Miley's party-crazed 'Bangerz' image is paying off

    Miley's party-crazed 'Bangerz' image is paying off
    If you're looking for a celebrity role model for your daughter, look to Jennifer Lawrence or Taylor Swift or, better yet, the girls who ran the orphanage in Haiti. Among the lesser choices, at least at the moment, would be Miley Cyrus, with her...