Born: Christina Maria Aguilera in Staten Island, NY, USA
Legal name: Christina Maria Aguilera
Christina María Aguilera (born December 18, 1980) is an American singer and actress. 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 childhood. Aguilera rose to prominence as a bubblegum pop singer in the 1990s; her self-titled debut album (1999) spawned the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles "Genie in a Bottle", "What a Girl Wants", and "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)", while her follow-up records Mi Reflejo and My Kind of Christmas (2000) experienced moderate success worldwide.
Displeased with her lack of input in her image and music, Aguilera assumed creative control for her fourth studio album, Stripped (2002), which draws influences from many music genres including soul, hip hop, Latin, rock and R&B. Aguilera's fifth studio album, Back to Basics (2006), incorporates elements of 1920s–1940s blues, soul, and jazz music. In 2010, Aguilera released her sixth studio album, Bionic, which features elements from electronic genres, and starred alongside Cher in the film Burlesque. Her seventh studio album, Lotus (2012), saw her return to the pop sound of her debut album. Since 2011, Aguilera has served as a coach on U.S. television series The Voice, having appeared on four of its six seasons. Besides 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.
Aguilera is an established pop icon; her work has earned her numerous awards and accolades, including four Grammy Awards, one Latin Grammy Award and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. To date, Aguilera has sold 17.4 million albums in the United States and 50 million records worldwide. Rolling Stone ranked her at number 58 on their list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time, becoming the youngest singer to appear on the list, while Billboard recognized Aguilera as the 20th best-selling artist of the 2000s.Continue reading at Wikipedia... Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license