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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: Did the knockouts pack a punch?

    'The Voice' recap: Did the knockouts pack a punch?
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    'The Voice' recap: The battles coast to an end
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    'The Voice' recap: Fierce battles, tough calls and bathroom breaks
    “The Voice” offered its fiercest battles and funniest moments of the season Monday night. Those two superlatives were not unrelated. And here’s one more: “Happy” guy Pharrell Williams was the unhappiest we have seen him since...
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    The Academy Awards could be a big boost to ABC beyond the ratings Sunday night. The week will offer finales, premieres and the conclusion of the February ratings period on Wednesday night. At the Oscars, ABC will have a chance to promote presenter Viola...
  • Grammys 2015: List of winners

    Grammys 2015: List of winners
    Partial list of winners of the 57th annual Grammy Awards, presented Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles: — Album of the year: "Morning Phase," Beck. — Song of the year: "Stay With Me," Sam Smith. — Record of the year: "Stay...
  • Christina Aguilera introduces daughter Summer Rain on People cover

    Christina Aguilera introduces daughter Summer Rain on People cover
    Those eyes! Meet the latest center of Christina Aguilera's universe -- daughter Summer Rain. The pop star and "Voice" coach debuted her baby girl, now 6 months old, on this week's mommy-and-me-style cover of People. The 34-year-old holds her smiling...
  • Grammys 2015: Pop & Hiss picks, and industry insiders' ballots

    Grammys 2015: Pop & Hiss picks, and industry insiders' ballots
    Will Sam Smith own the night? Can Beyonce’s surprise album beat out record buyers' favorite Ed Sheeran for album of the year? And how did voters vote in other key rap, jazz and R&B races? These questions won’t be answered until the 57th...
  • 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...