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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 final night of blind auditions

    'The Voice' recap, The final night of blind auditions
    It's the last night of blind auditions, and each coach only has two spots left on their teams. You ready? Because the best moment in NBC's "The Voice" history happened tonight. Nathalie Hernandez, 15, from Florida with Taylor Swift's "White Horse"...
  • 'American Idol' recap, The sudden death round

    'American Idol' recap, The sudden death round
    Ten ladies, one song, one chance, no mercy. It's the sudden death round. Contestants take the stage of The Mirage in Las Vegas, in front of their first live audience. This week's show begins with the ladies. The first ten will perform and only five will...
  • '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: 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...
  • '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, With the votes counted, America disappoints

    'The Voice' recap, With the votes counted, America disappoints
    Remember all that voting you did this week? I’m not talking about the election; I’m talking about “The Voice.” Well, we got to see the results tonight, and I have to say, I’m a little disappointed in you, America. A results...
  • '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 --...
  • 'The Voice' recap, Ooh, the teams are almost half full

    'The Voice' recap, Ooh, the teams are almost half full
    Teams are nearly half-full on NBC's "The Voice," which can only mean there's at least a solid week left of blind auditions. Good thing the blinds are so fun, but that doesn't mean there's not a healthy dose of heartbreak thrown in. Collin McLoughlin, 24,...
  • Youngsters take the stage at Laurel Youth Music Showcase

    Youngsters take the stage at Laurel Youth Music Showcase
    On a hot July evening, 9-year-old Chantale Noesi stepped onto the Burton Memorial Stage at Laurel's Granville Gude Park. After introducing herself, Chantale dove into a performance of Christina Aguilera's "Hurt" as a karaoke track played over the...
  • Darlington kicks off Independence Day celebrations

    Darlington kicks off Independence Day celebrations
    Darlington played host Saturday to the first of many Independence Day celebrations taking place in and around Harford County over the next week, with a parade, Darlington Idol contest and fireworks. "This is one of the better, what I would call,...
  • 'The Voice' finale recap, Danielle Bradbery wins the Season 4 title

    'The Voice' finale recap, Danielle Bradbery wins the Season 4 title
    It was the night we've been waiting for — we would finally find out who would become Season 4’s “The Voice." Would it be the dynamic duo from Oklahoma, the quirky girl with the big voice and glasses or the 16-year-old Texas native that...
  • '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...