Legal name: Christina María Aguilera
Christina María Aguilera (born December 18, 1980) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, and record producer. Born in Staten Island, New York and raised in Rochester and Wexford, Pennsylvania, she appeared on the television series Star Search and The Mickey Mouse Club in her early years. After recording "Reflection" the theme for Disney's 1998 film Mulan, Aguilera signed with RCA Records. She rose to prominence with her 1999 number one self-titled debut album that spawned the Billboard Hot 100 number one singles; "Genie in a Bottle", "What a Girl Wants", and "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)". The following year Aguilera released two studio albums; the Spanish-language album Mi Reflejo and the holiday album My Kind of Christmas. She assumed creative control for her fourth studio album Stripped (2002) which produced five successful singles including; "Dirrty", "Beautiful" and "Fighter". Aguilera's fifth studio album Back to Basics (2006) debuted at number one on the album charts of ten countries and spawned the major hit singles; "Ain't No Other Man" and "Hurt". During 2010 Aguilera released her sixth studio album Bionic and starred alongside Cher in the film Burlesque. In 2011 she became an original coach on the US television series The Voice and has since appeared on six of its 10 seasons. Her seventh studio album Lotus was released in 2012. Aguilera has also been featured on several successful collaborations during her career including; "Lady Marmalade", "Moves Like Jagger" and "Say Something".
Aguilera has been recognized as a pop icon and earned the title "Princess of Pop" in her early years. Her work has earned her five Grammy Awards, one Latin Grammy Award, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She has sold over 17.9 million albums in the United States as of 2014 and 50 million albums worldwide as of 2011. In 2009, she ranked at number 58 on Rolling Stone's list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time, thereby becoming the youngest and the only artist under 30 to be named. Billboard recognized her as the 20th most successful artist of the 2000s, and Time listed Aguilera among the top 100 Most Influential People in the World of 2013. Aside from her work in the entertainment industry, Aguilera is involved in charitable activities through human rights, world issues, and her work as a UN ambassador for the World Food Programme.