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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' recap, The battling and stealing continues

    'The Voice' recap, The battling and stealing continues
    We're about half done with the battle rounds on NBC's "The Voice," and coaches have been making some tough decisions in whittling down their teams. But for every few cuts they make, an addition happens with a steal. Interesting thing to note: After...
  • 'The Voice' recap, Competition is getting fiercer

    'The Voice' recap, Competition is getting fiercer
    Spots are getting scant on the teams of NBC's "The Voice" so the coaches are getting pickier and pickier (and sassier and sassier) and competition's getting fierce. But for the contestants, it's still all about singing and dreams. Michelle Brooks-...
  • 'The Voice' recap: Make-or-break time

    'The Voice' recap: Make-or-break time
    Monday night’s episode of “The Voice” seemed to be make-or-break for many of the contestants, and with the semi-finals upon us, and just three episodes to go, the clear winners are finally breaking free from the pack. The rest? Well...
  • 'The Voice' recap, Precious few spots remain

    'The Voice' recap, Precious few spots remain
    After tonight, we only have one night left of blind auditions left on NBC's "The Voice." Can you believe it?! Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton have precious few spots left on their teams, and there's still so much talent to...
  • 'The Voice' recap: One last chance to impress for final four

    'The Voice' recap: One last chance to impress for final four
    Whew! The final four contestants on “The Voice” were busy-sy-sy last night, performing three times each. It’s getting down to the wire for Jermaine Paul, Juliet Simms, Chris Mann and Tony Lucca, and Monday was their last shot at wooing...
  • Laurel's Moses Stone looks to life after 'The Voice'

    Laurel's Moses Stone looks to life after 'The Voice'
    The second season of NBC's "The Voice" is over, but Laurel native and show contestant Moses Stone isn't showing any signs of slowing down. A week after the NBC vocal competition aired its season finale and a month after Stone was eliminated from the...
  • 'X Factor' recap, Britney Spears' coronation, and two Maryland contestants

    'X Factor' recap, Britney Spears' coronation, and two Maryland contestants
    Three weeks in and we're almost done with the auditions. We've seen it all -- the good, the bad, and the ugly. It's always been entertaining though. On this episode, we heard from two Maryland contestants. One made a lasting impression and the other ......
  • 'The Voice' recap: It's back, and bigger than ever

    'The Voice' recap: It's back, and bigger than ever
    By now, we all know the drill. Celebrity coaches Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine compile teams of singing wunderkinds (of all ages) to compete against one another, but the audition process is blind. Based on the first...
  • 'The Voice' recap, Baltimore's Nelly's Echo kills it, joins Christina Aguilera's team

    'The Voice' recap, Baltimore's Nelly's Echo kills it, joins Christina Aguilera's team
    The biggest thing to hit NBC's "The Voice" tonight was Baltimore's Nelly's Echo, a Nigerian refugee who wowed the judges with his rendition of Bill Wither's "Ain't No Sunshine," and who found a place on Christina Aguilera's team. Nelly’s Echo --...
  • 'American Idol' recap, Everything's bigger in Texas

    'American Idol' recap, Everything's bigger in Texas
    Finally, a drama free night on "American Idol," and the best night to date. It's a fact, everything is BIGGER in Texas! We joined the contestants in San Antonio and Long Beach tonight and neither town let us down. Actually they both did the absolute...
  • 'The Voice' recap, ugh, Cassadee Pope

    'The Voice' recap, ugh, Cassadee Pope
    Well, America, now you've done it. By eliminating Dez Duron last week, you’ve officially knocked Christina Aguilera out of competition on "The Voice," and I warned you, I WARNED you, that she would become insufferable if she had nothing else to do...
  • History Channel uses pulpit power, Twitter, conservative sites to sell 'The Bible'

    History Channel uses pulpit power, Twitter, conservative sites to sell 'The Bible'
    A few years ago, the History Channel was best known to some as a punch line on HBO’s “The Sopranos.” Remember mobster Tony Soprano sitting alone late at night in his New Jersey McMansion eating ice cream and watching World War II...