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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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  • 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...
  • Celebrity photographer sharpens up 1928 home in Los Feliz

    Celebrity photographer sharpens up 1928 home in Los Feliz
    This Spanish/Mediterranean-style home listed in Los Feliz for $3.2 million dates from 1928. Calvin Coolidge was president, and Los Angeles City Hall opened that year.   More recently, the "Old Hollywood" vibe estate sold for $1.55 million two years...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Pitbull tendrá su propio canal en radio satelital

    Pitbull tendrá su propio canal en radio satelital
    SiriusXM anunció que se ha unido al artista cubanoamericano Pitbull para crear un canal que presentará música de la estrella internacional del pop, así como la selección de música de su gusto personal. El canal estará organizado y presentado por la...
  • Maxim reveals Hot 100 list for 2014

    Maxim reveals Hot 100 list for 2014
    Another year, another opportunity for Maxim to rate the hottest women in the world. The men's magazine has been rolling out their annual Hot 100 list this week and revealed the new No. 1 on Thursday. Victoria's Secret model Candice Swanepoel takes the...
  • Over-the-top amenities help luxury homes stand out

    If you thought Southern California mansions could hardly get more outlandish, consider the latest must-have feature: A moat encircling the property. Other exclusive amenities include dental chairs, botox stations and wine "cellars" that somehow made...
  • Listen: Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera team for 'Do What U Want'

    "[P]ink champagne, gold lame, hair, and fearlessness." That's how Lady Gaga described the new version of "Do What U Want" that she linked to Tuesday on Twitter, and she's right at the very least about the hair. Though "Do What U Want" appears on Gaga'...