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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, Amanda Brown and Melanie Martinez are cut, we soldier on

    'The Voice' recap, Amanda Brown and Melanie Martinez are cut, we soldier on
    Oh, America. You brutal, merciless fool. When it comes to "The Voice," you messed up, America. True, you cut someone who reached her peak weeks ago, but you also eliminated the twee princess who wrapped herself so tightly around our hearts. I'm not...
  • '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...
  • Like/Dislike, Victoria Vox, singer-songwriter

    Like/Dislike, Victoria Vox, singer-songwriter
    Even as a child, Victoria Vox knew music was her plan. "I decided that I was going to be a singer when I was 6," the 34-year-old Baltimore resident said. "I loved the way music moved me." The Green Bay, Wisc., native — and ukulele fan —...
  • '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, 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"...
  • Recap from 'The Voice'

     
    If you missed it, here's a recap of "The Voice." Last night, singers from Christina Aguilera's and Blake Shelton's teams competed. I totally disagree with the writer. I think Frenchie rocked that David Guetta/ Kelly Rowland song. (But that's just......
  • Shocking results in 'So You Think You Can Dance'

     
    The show opens with the entire cast dancing a Sonya Tayeh choreographed routine to "XR2" by M.I.A. I was waiting for the cast to unveil the whips and chains if you catch my drift. The first surprise to me is......
  • 'American Idol' recap: Top 12 girls perform

     
    Janell reports on last night's Idol:Welcome to “The Night the Ladies Answer Back.” I wasn’t aware that there was a question needing an answer, but that’s what Ryan Seacrest said, so I have to believe it. In a quick pan......
  • 'The Voice': What did you think?

     
    After seeing 900 billion commercials for The Voice (and after covering Idol for the past five-and-a-half years), I figured I had to at least check it out. I hadn't counted on enjoying it as much as I did.The show......
  • 'Dancing With the Stars' winner named

     
    Tonight's Dancing With the Stars finale kicks off with a big group performance with all the pros and stars (except Michael Bolton, who's in London, and Audrina Patridge, who is "recovering from an illness"), choreographed by Jason Gilkison. After...
  • 'America's Got Talent': Bringing the heat, just like the weather

     
    After surviving the hottest day of the year in the Midwest (101 degrees today, 107 in other places), it’s Chris in KS back once again to blog tonight’s AGT for you. Our summer here in the Midwest has been just......
  • 'American Idol' results: A winner is named

     
    What a long, strange season it's been. We lost the quirky entertainment of judge Paula Abdul. We learned it was Simon Cowell's last time behind this particular judges' table. We got to know Ellen DeGeneres in a new context --......