Christina Aguilera

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Born: December 18, 1980 // New York, NY, United States American pop-singer.

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Christina Maria Aguilera (born December 18, 1980 in Staten Island, New York, United States) is an accomplished and singer who debuted in 1998 with the song Reflection for the soundtrack to the Disney film, Mulan. She has since become one of the biggest female recording artists of the last decade, selling over 42 million records worldwide. Her work has earned her numerous awards, including four Grammy Awards and one Latin Grammy Award, amongst eighteen nominations. She has achieved four #1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, as well as two #1 albums in the United States. She has released six albums, one of which is a compilation and five of which are studio albums: Christina Aguilera (1999), Mi Reflejo (2000), My Kind of Christmas (2000), Stripped (2002), Back to Basics (2006), Keeps Gettin' Better: A Decade of Hits (2008) and Bionic (2010).

She has earned four Grammy awards including: Best New Artist (2000); Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals (2002); Best Female Pop Vocal Performance (2004) and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance (2007). She also won a Latin Grammy in 2001 for Mi Reflejo (Best Female Pop Vocal Album).

Aguilera is best known for her vocal ability, music videos, and ever-changing image. She includes themes of dealing with public scrutiny, her painful childhood, and female empowerment in her music. She has also dedicated much of her time as a philanthropist for charities, human rights and world issues. In 2009, she was named the Ambassador Against Hunger for the World Food Programme.

On November 19, 2005, Aguilera married music management executive Jordan Bratman. On January 12, 2008, she gave birth to their son, Max Liron Bratman. His name translates to "our greatest song" in Hebrew.

In late March 2010, after nearly two years of not releasing any music, Not Myself Tonight premiered. The album Bionic was released on June 8, 2010.

From Wikipedia:

Christina María Aguilera (born December 18, 1980) is an American pop singer and songwriter. Aguilera first appeared on national television in 1990 as a contestant on the Star Search program, and went on to star in Disney Channel's television series The Mickey Mouse Club from 1993-1994. Aguilera signed to RCA Records after recording "Reflection" for the film Mulan.

In 1999, Aguilera came to prominence following her debut album Christina Aguilera, which was a commercial success spawning three number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100-"Genie in a Bottle", "What a Girl Wants" and "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)". A Latin pop album, Mi Reflejo (2001), and several collaborations followed which garnered Aguilera worldwide success, though she was displeased with her lack of input in her music and image. After parting from her management, Aguilera took creative control over her second studio album, Stripped (2002), The album's second single, "Beautiful", was a commercial success and helped the album's commercial performance. Aguilera's third studio album, Back to Basics (2006), included elements of soul, jazz, and blues music, and was released to positive critical reception. Aguilera's fourth studio album Bionic was released in June 2010 to mixed reviews and sales.

Aside from being known for her vocal ability, music videos and image, musically, she includes themes of dealing with public scrutiny, her childhood, and female empowerment in her music. Apart from her work in music, she has also dedicated much of her time as a philanthropist for charities, human rights and world issues. Aguilera's work has earned her numerous awards, including four Grammy Awards and a Latin Grammy Award, amongst fifteen and three nominations respectively. Rolling Stone ranked her number fifty-eight on their list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time, ranking as the youngest and only artist on the list under the age of thirty. Also she has ranked the 20th Artist of the Decade by Billboard. She has become one of the most successful recording artists of the decade, selling more than 42 million albums worldwide. Christina Aguilera has a fortune worth $60 million.

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