Christina María Aguilera, known as Xtina or Christina Aguilera is a singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, model, producer, designer and American businesswoman.
Christina Aguilera was born in Staten Island, New York (United States) on 18 December 1980. She began acting and singing since childhood, with roles in theater productions and TV shows like Star Search and Mickey Mouse Club.
She was known as ‘the little girl with the big voice’. This upset some neighbors who despised her with teasing and marginalizing. Soon after, she moved with her mother and sister to Pittsburgh, where they held their hidden talent to avoid hostilities. He started participating in shows for young talent, and eight years appeared in the TV show Star Search, singing “A Sunday Kind of Love ‘by Etta James, although he did not win. In his teens he sang “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the national anthem of the United States, local hockey games, baseball and football. Later, he appeared to casting to enter the TV show Mickey Mouse Club. There she met Justin Timberlake, Keri Russell and Britney Spears, who nicknamed ‘La Diva’.
In 1994, Mickey Mouse Club was canceled and she recorded a demo record, ‘Just Be Free’ to Warlock Records. Three years later he collaborated on the single ‘All I Wanna Do’ by the Japanese Keizo Nakanishi. He also represented his country at the international festival Golden Stag, where he sang along with Sheryl Crow and Diana Ross.
In 1998 he returned to work with Disney, playing the main theme of the soundtrack of the film ‘Mulan’ ‘Reflection’. Weeks after the release of the topic, she earned her second record deal, this time with RCA Records, with whom she released his debut album. In 1999, sale ‘Christina Aguilera’, starting marketing in the United States number one. This work out the singles ‘Genie In A Bottle’, ‘What A Girl Wants’, ‘I Turn To You’, and ‘Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)’. This made the singer responsible pop icon improvement teen pop in the nineties, which led her to win the category of ‘Best New Artist’ at the Grammys. In 2000 launches a Spanish album, titled ‘My Relfejo’. This led her to become the first American to win a Latin Grammy for ‘Best Female Pop Vocal Album’. She also released an album with Christmas songs: ‘My Kind Of Christmas’ and collaborated in the song ‘Lady Marmalade’ film ‘Moulin Rouge’ (2001). Rapper Missy Elliot looked for Christina Aguilera and American artists Mya, Pink and Lil ‘Kim for interpretation. They won two Grammy. She also collaborated with Puerto Rican Ricky Martin ‘Nobody Wants To Be Lonely’.
Shee began to manage her image and sound art with the release of ‘Stripped’ in 2002. This album spit out hits like ‘Dirrty’, ‘Beautiful’ or ‘Fighter’. In 2006, he released his third studio album, ‘Back to Basics’ with great critical acclaim and included touches of soul, jazz and blues. The songs ‘Is not No Other Man’, ‘Hurt’ and ‘Candyman’ reached high positions in the charts and, with the subsequent world tour grossed over $ 90 million.
After a break in which she became a mother, she released a greatest hits album in 2008 ‘Keeps Gettin’ Better: A Decade Of Hits’. While planning his first foray into film; she released his fourth studio album ‘Bionic’ (2010). In this work she incorporated elements of electro and synth pop. It was received with mixed reviews, reaching the top five in more than twenty countries. Months later opened to blockbuster movie ‘Burlesque’, this being his first starring role opposite Cher. The soundtrack of the film won nominations for the Golden Globes and Grammys.
Between 2011 and 2013, Christina Aguilera was judge of ‘The Voice’ program with Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine (Maroon 5). With the latter she collaborated on the song ‘Moves Like Jagger’. She also published his fifth studio album ‘Lotus’ (2012). The single ‘Your Body’ was a radio hit since it was launched. Despite little promotion, I get over 500 thousand copies sold in the United States being certified as a gold record, was chosen the theme of the moment and its video became the best video of 2012 in the survey Fuse TV. She was also considered by Billboard as one of the hits of the year to enter the top 40 of the Hot 100. At that time, she collaborated with Pitbull on the theme ‘Feel This Moment’ and the Mexican Alejandro Fernández ‘Today I have wanted to you’. In late 2013 she joined the duo A Great Big World for the song ‘Say Something’ making the Grammy as best collaboration in February 2015.
Christina Aguilera is known for her reinventions in promoting each album. Her songs include theme about public issues, her childhood, and her growth as a women. She also has a vocal range of five eighths being known as ‘the voice of the generation’. She has also become a prominent figure in popular music and culture to the point of being recognized as a pop icon.
He has won numerous awards, including 6 Grammy and one Latin Grammy (first American to win the award), between seventeen nominations and three respectively, and a nomination for the Golden Globes. She had the biggest sales of the past decade together with Madonna in terms of singles. On the other hand, it has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Rolling Stone magazine ranked it 58 on his list ‘100 greatest singers of all time’ (ranking as the youngest and only artist under thirty in the list). In 2013, TIME magazine named her as one of the most influential people in the world, which also made in 2014 the magazine The Richest (behind actress Jennifer Lawrece). It is estimated that she has sold over 100 million albums and singles, placing as the tenth woman with more sales in US music history.
- She is American with Ecuadorian and Irish origins.
- Her father, Fausto Aguilera Wagner, is Ecuadorian and was Sergeant United States Army. Her mother, Shelly Loraine Fidler, is of Irish-German descent and worked as a Spanish teacher.
- Christina Aguilera said in an interview with E! her father abused her when she was little and did not feel safe at home.
- After 10 years of marriage, her parents divorced. Her mother remarried paramedic Jim Kearns, becoming Shelly Kearns.
- Thanks to her vocal range (5 stopovers), she achieved her first record contract to reach a mi5.
- She has two children: a boy named Max and a girl, Summer Rain.
|self||Reflections on Ice: Michelle Kwan Skates to the Music of Disney's 'Mulan (voz)||1998|
|music||My Kind of Christmas||2000|
|music||Just Be Free||2001|
|music||Back to Basics||2006|
|music||Keeps Gettin' Better: A Decade of Hits||2008|
|self||Shine a Light||2008|
|self||Get Him to the Greek||2010|
|self||The Voice USA||2011-2015|