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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' finale: Watch Lady Gaga team up with Christina Aguilera on 'Do What U Want'

     
    That thing you're feeling? That's Christmas come early....
  • 'The Voice': And the winner is...

    'The Voice': And the winner is...
      After Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera teamed up on "Do What U Want," "The Voice" named its fifth winner Tuesday night. SPOILER ALERT: The victor was Tessanne Chin, 28, from Kingston, Jamaica. She was mentored by Adam Levine, who smiled broadly as...
  • 'The Voice': Jacquie Lee gets a Christina Aguilera parting gift

     
    Jacquie Lee didn't take home the crown during the Season 5 finale of "The Voice" on Tuesday (Dec. 17), instead coming in second to winner Tessanne Chin, but speaking with Zap2it backstage after the finale, the runner-up was all smiles....
  • Christina Aguilera and Lady Gaga get lovey-dovey on 'The Voice'

    Christina Aguilera and Lady Gaga get lovey-dovey on 'The Voice'
    Last year, in addition to a winner, "The Voice" finale brought us Cher. This year, before learning that Tessanne Chin had taken top honors on Tuesday's Season 5 finale, we got Lady Gaga, performing in matchy-matchy outfits with Christina Aguilera. It...
  • Over-the-top amenities help luxury homes stand out

    Over-the-top amenities help luxury homes stand out
    If you thought Southern California mansions could hardly get more outlandish, consider the latest must-have feature: A moat encircling the property. Other exclusive amenities include dental chairs, botox stations and wine "cellars" that somehow made...
  • Review: 'Hunger Games' is perfect pop for the PG-13 set

    Review: 'Hunger Games' is perfect pop for the PG-13 set
    As a snapshot of this moment in pop music, the 12 songs on the soundtrack to "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" are emotional, love-obsessed and heavy on strum and rhythm. Like the first installment, the music represented on "Catching Fire" isn't...
  • 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,...
  • 'The Voice' recap: Austin Jenckes and Kat Robichaud depart

    'The Voice' recap: Austin Jenckes and Kat Robichaud depart
    Phew! That was close. For a minute there I was really worried that Caroline Pennell, whose captivatingly idiosyncratic vocal style and sweetly straightforward persona can make you forget she's only 17, would leave "The Voice" stage earlier than she...
  • Adam Levine: Sexiest Man Alive visits Jimmy Kimmel

    Adam Levine: Sexiest Man Alive visits Jimmy Kimmel
    Adam Levine of NBC's "The Voice" is dropping by ABC to pick up his honor as People's Sexiest Man Alive. Levine will be a guest on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" at 11:35 p.m. Wednesday on WFTV-Channel 9. (Yes, that's tonight.) Christina Aguilera of "The Voice"...
  • '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...
  • 'Doctor Who,' Carol Burnett, 'Mentalist' top weekend fare

    'Doctor Who,' Carol Burnett, 'Mentalist' top weekend fare
    The weekend highlights include a global celebration, awards, several TV legends, big guest stars and a series-altering plot twist. The highlights by day: Sunday 1. ABC presents the American Music Awards at 8 p.m., and the telecast should bring in...
  • Christina Aguilera, A Great Big World release 'Say Something' music video

     
    Christina Aguilera and A Great Big World have released a music video for their collaboration, "Say Something," after performing it on the voice. The video is a haunting look into saying goodbye....