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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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    In his first major move since his exit as executive chairman of Live Nation Entertainment late last year, music power Irving Azoff is taking the reins of a multi-dimensional new-look joint venture with the Madison Square Garden Co., the diversified...
  • 'The Voice's' Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera on every party list around

     
    "Right now it's all about the people from 'The Voice,' the judges," says Rita Tateel, a professional celebrity wrangler who pairs stars with brand endorsements and private events. "They're the people who are really in demand."...
  • 'X Factor' Is a Hit Overseas -- Why Not in the U.S.?

    This morning, a press release sailed into journos' mailboxes with a subject line that read in all caps: "The X Factor Continues To Thrive Across The World" (caps left out of this article's text for purely aesthetic purposes). What the email subject...
  • 'The Voice' recap: Yoga, Usain and your top 10 performances

    In addition to a quick sprint across the Sprint Skybox by Olympic runner Usain Bolt, there to cheer on fellow Jamaican Tessanne Chin, "The Voice" brought us another run of strong performances Monday, as the top 10 singers took the stage. After an...
  • Bucks County's Matthew Schuler makes Top 12 on NBC-TV's 'The Voice'

     
    America apparently loves Bucks County singer Matthew Schuler as much as judges on the NBC-TV singing competition “The Voice” do. Matthew Schuler Schuler, 20, of Yardley, advanced on the show’s first live audience vote Thursday,...
  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Brains on Trial' on PBS

    Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Brains on Trial' on PBS
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 15 - 21, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SERIES Survivor The contestants learn that...
  • 'The Voice': Christina Aguilera, Carson Daly talk fifth season

    'The Voice': Christina Aguilera, Carson Daly talk fifth season
    Christina Aguilera gets poetic when describing how it feels to have no winner under her belt as a coach/judge on "The Voice." "It sucks!" The 32-year-old singer, after taking last season off, returns to her spot in the big, twirling red chair on NBC's...
  • TV This Week: Sept. 22 - 28: 'Mom' on CBS

    TV This Week: Sept. 22 - 28: 'Mom' on CBS
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 22 - 28, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SUNDAY Neil Patrick Harris suits up to...
  • 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' Season 5 premiere: Christina Aguilera on the power of the pitch

     
    Many successful singers have mentored and supported up-and-coming talent, but it's a rare occasion when a certifiable music star begs a complete unknown for the privilege....
  • 'The Voice': Christina Aguilera returns to Season 5 hungry for a win

     
    A season away from "The Voice" seems to have done original coach Christina Aguilera well. Returning to the NBC hit for Season 5 on Monday (Sept. 23), the pop diva showed a reinvigorated determination to prove her mettle as a coach and mentor....