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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: Before Josh Kaufman wins, so many stars

    Josh Kaufman of Team Usher captured the Season 6 crown on Tuesday night's episode of "The Voice." Team Blake's Jake Worthington came in second, and Team Adam's Christina Grimmie slid in at third. This we've discussed. But that news came in the final...
  • 'Frozen' Soundtrack Takes Back No. 1 Spot, Grammys Artists See Lifts

    The soundtrack for "Frozen" re-ascended to No. 1 on the U.S. album chart as other titles saw their first lifts in the wake of the Grammy Awards telecast. The Disney title returned to the apex for a third non-consecutive frame with a 93,000-unit sales...
  • Super Bowl XLVIII: Watch Renee Fleming sing 'The Star-Spangled Banner'

    Super Bowl XLVIII: Watch Renee Fleming sing 'The Star-Spangled Banner'
    The Seattle Seahawks took home the Super Bowl championship on Sunday, roundly beating the Denver Broncos, 43-8. Another big winner for the evening was operatic soprano Renée Fleming, whose near flawless rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" provided a...
  • Like/Dislike with Amber Gaines, Ronald McDonald House volunteer manager

    Like/Dislike with Amber Gaines, Ronald McDonald House volunteer manager
    The Christmas season is (er, should be) all about giving to your fellow man. Amber Gaines, 28, helps others give back every day of the year. The Dundalk native, who now lives in Bel Air, is the volunteer manager at the Ronald McDonald House of...
  • Radio pop meets club music at KIIS-FM's annual Wango Tango

    Radio pop meets club music at KIIS-FM's annual Wango Tango
    "I got 20 minutes," Calvin Harris said as his set at Wango Tango came to a close, and that was all he needed. Careful not to offend his host, the Scottish DJ was complaining ever so mildly about the brevity of his slot at this annual pop-music...
  • Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera release 'Do What U Want' duet

     
    Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera are giving fans exactly what they want: an official studio recording of their surprise duet of "Do What U Want" on "The Voice" finale....
  • REVIEW: Leon Russell takes Musikfest Cafe crowd on a musical thrill ride

     
    Singer-pianist Leon Russell has played with pretty much everybody in a career that now has stretched more than 55 years. So it shouldn’t have been a surprise when the set list for his show Friday before a nearly sold-out crowd......
  • Bruno Mars' Super Bowl halftime show not great, but as about as good as you can expect

     
    We at Lehigh Valley music have long said the Super Bowl halftime show is just that – a show at a sporting event, not a concert. And within those perimeters, Bruno Mars’ performance with The Red Hot Chili Peppers on......
  • Christina Aguilera pregnant with fiance Matthew Rutler's baby

     
    Talk about a whirlwind week for Christina Aguilera and fiance Matthew Rutler. After sharing news of their engagement on her Twitter on Valentine's Day, it's been revealed on Thursday (Feb. 20) that the singer is pregnant with her second child -- her first...
  • Christina Aguilera engaged to boyfriend Matt Rutler: See the giant ring

     
    Talk about a special Valentine's Day. After nearly three years of dating, Christina Aguilera has announced she and boyfriend Matt Rutler are going to make it official....
  • Kimberly McBroom's Blog

    Kimberly McBroom's Blog
    Tuesday, May 28 Hope you had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend!  Of course, having yesterday off makes today feel like a Monday...  We had perfect weather for all of the Memorial Day remembrance events. It's so important to take a moment and honor those who...