American pop singer-songwriter, Christina Maria Aguilera was born in Staten Island, New York on December 18, 1980. Daughter of a U.S. Army sergeant (Fausto Wagner Xavier Aguilera) and a Spanish teacher (Shelly Loraine Fidler), christina aguillera used to live with her parents for 6 years when they got divorced and Aguilera had to move to her grandmother's home in Rochester, Pennsylvania with her mother and younger sister Rachel.
When as a small girl, Christina Aguilera aspired to be a singer and performed at block attention known as 'the little girl with the big voice'. The first song of christina aguliera, 'All I Wanna Do,' a hit duet with Japanese singer Keizo Nakanishi, was recorded when agulira was fourteen.
Aguilera appeared on Star Search singing Etta James' 'A Sunday Kind of Love' on March 15, 1990 but could not win the competition. Later, she performed the same song on Pittsburgh's KDKA-TV's Wake Up with Larry Richert and impressed the people with her voice. Throughout her youth in Pittsburgh, christina aguliera sang 'The Star-Spangled Banner' before Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey games, Pittsburgh Steelers football and Pittsburgh Pirates baseball games.
christina agulara joined the Disney Channel's variety show The New Mickey Mouse Club in 1993 with Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Rhona Bennett, Ryan Gosling, and Keri Russell as her co-stars. One of Christina Aguilera's most notable performances includes Whitney Houston's 'I Have Nothing'. In 1997 christina agulara represented United States at the 'Golden Stag' International Festival with a two-song set including songs by Sheryl Crow and Diana Ross.
Christina recorded the song 'Reflection' for the Disney production Mulan in 1998 after which RCA Records signed a contract with her. The super hit song peaked within the top twenty on the Adult Contemporary Singles Chart and received nomination for a Golden Globe Award for 'Best Original Song' in 1998. 'Christina Aguilera', her debut album came out in 1999 becoming a critical and commercial success and earned her a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 2000. christina aguilara was also nominated for 'Best Female Pop Vocal Performance' for 'Genie in a Bottle'. Christina Aguilera has the distinction of being MTV's first artist of the millennium as she ended the year on MTV's 2 Large New Year's Special while performing.
christina agulera's music videos were well-received and the singles 'Genie in a Bottle', 'What a Girl Wants' and 'Come on Over Baby (All I Want Is You)' topped the Billboard Hot 100 during 1999 and 2000, and 'I Turn to You' reached #3. In 2001, christina agulera won the Latin Grammy Award for 'Best Female Pop Vocal Album' for her Latin Pop album 'Mi Reflejo' that released on September 12, 2000. This album contained Spanish versions of songs from her English debut as well as new Spanish tracks. It peaked at #27 on the Billboard 200 and number one on the Latin album charts. christina aguilara also won the World Music Award as the best selling Latin artist that year. 'My Kind of Christmas' became another best selling album from christina aguleria.
Full of creativity, her second album 'Stripped' was released in 2002 and won Christina Aguilera a Grammy Award. christina aguliera's overtly sexual image became the subject of intense criticism and ridicule during the album's promotion.
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