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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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  • Emmys 2013: NBC's 'The Voice' marks a reality triumph over 'Idol'

     Emmys 2013: NBC's 'The Voice' marks a reality triumph over 'Idol'
    NBC's "The Voice" managed to do something that "American Idol" has never accomplished, winning the Emmy for reality competition program. For producer Mark Burnett, the honor — and the separation from its reality singing contest competitor "Idol"...
  • 'The Voice' recap: The old gang's back for Season 5

    The return of Cee Lo Green (New and improved! With a full-head, swirly henna tattoo!) and Christina Aguilera (skinny, flat-haired and with cleavage modestly covered) was marked with appropriate fanfare Monday night on the premiere of Season 5 of "The...
  • 'The Voice' recap: Talents impress in second night of blinds

    "Is it true that it's now named 'The Blake Shelton Show'?" Christina Aguilera quipped during a coach bonding session that kicked off the second night of "The Voice" Season 5. Actually, Shelton shot back, it's " 'Blake Shelton Presents The Voice.' "...
  • FBI arrests Temecula man, 19, in 'sextortion' of Miss Teen USA

    The FBI has arrested a 19-year-old Temecula man who authorities believe to be involved in a "sextortion" case involving Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf from Orange County, officials said Thursday. Jared James Abrahams is accused of cybercrimes for...
  • Alleged Miss Teen USA 'sextorter' forced victims to strip, complaint says

    The 19-year-old Temecula man charged with "sextorting" newly crowned Miss Teen USA and several other young women allegedly told FBI agents that he used 30 to 40 computers to carry out his crimes. According to a criminal complaint and court affidavit,...
  • CeeLo Green: 'I'm Not Coming Back' to 'The Voice'

    CeeLo Green told Ellen DeGeneres on Tuesday that he will not return to "The Voice." "I'm not coming back at all," Green told DeGeneres on her show. "I just don't want to wear out my welcome there, you know what I'm saying? I have so many other things...
  • 'The Voice' recap: Usher, Shakira return 'feisty' for Season 6

    Back in Season 4, when Usher and Shakira first appeared on "The Voice," filling in for Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera, the two newbie coaches often looked awfully green in their red leather chairs. Though both brought energy and commitment, heart...
  • 'The Voice' recap: Shakira's lips, like her hips, don't lie

    The coaches on "The Voice" amped up the inter-chair drama -- yes, even further -- on night two of the Season 6 blind auditions. There was name-calling, umbrage taking and the defending of reputations. (Usher and the rest of us have been advised to...
  • Cee Lo Green says he will no longer be a judge on 'The Voice'

    Cee Lo Green says he will no longer be a judge on 'The Voice'
    Cee Lo Green says he won't be returning to the spinning judge's seat on NBC's singing competition show "The Voice." The artist broke the news on "The Ellen DeGeneres" show, revealing his change in plans just days before "The Voice" re-emerges Monday. "I...
  • Adam Levine is People's 'Sexiest Man Alive' 2013; fiancee laughs

    Adam Levine is People's 'Sexiest Man Alive' 2013; fiancee laughs
    Adam Levine, frontman for Maroon 5 and coach on "The Voice," has been named People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" for 2013, stepping into the spot held last year by Channing Tatum. Levine's appointment to the post was revealed on "The Voice" on...
  • Eminem Regains Top Spot on the Album Chart, Gaga Falls Hard

    Lacking any serious competition, Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" bounced back to No. 1 on the U.S. album chart after ceding the position to Lady Gaga in last week's frame. The rapper's Interscope album reclaimed the top rung with a 120,000-copy...