Born: Christina Maria Aguilera in Staten Island, NY, USA

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Legal name: Christina Maria Aguilera


Christina María Aguilera (born December 18, 1980) is an American singer, songwriter, 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 early years. In 1999, Aguilera rose to prominence with her self-titled debut album, which debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 and 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)". A year later, she released her first Spanish-language album Mi Reflejo, which sold over three million copies worldwide and the holiday album My Kind of Christmas. 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 a variety of genres including soul, hip hop, Latin, and rock. The album spawned the top-ten singles "Dirrty" and "Beautiful", and earned a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Beautiful".

Aguilera's fifth studio album, Back to Basics (2006), incorporates elements of 1920s–1940s blues, soul, and jazz music. The album debuted atop the record charts of thirteen nations, and yielded a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for the single "Ain't No Other Man". In 2010, Aguilera released her electronic-inspired sixth studio album, Bionic, which failed to match the chart impact and sales of her previous albums. Later that year, Aguilera starred alongside Cher in the film Burlesque. In 2011, Aguilera became an original coach on the U.S. television series The Voice, and has since appeared on four of its seven seasons. Her seventh studio album, Lotus (2012), became the lowest-selling album of her career. She experienced revitalized commercial success on the US top-ten singles "Feel This Moment" and "Say Something" in 2013.

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 50 million albums 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 twentieth most successful artist of the 2000s. 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.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Christina Aguilera Christina Aguilera 4 8
2000 Mi reflejo Christina Aguilera 3
2000 My Kind of Christmas Christina Aguilera 6
2001 Just Be Free Christina Aguilera 2
2002 Stripped Christina Aguilera 4.15 5
2006 Back to Basics Christina Aguilera 3.65 2
2010 Bionic Christina Aguilera 3.75 7
2012 Lotus Christina Aguilera 4 10

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 Greatest Hits 2CD Christina Aguilera 1
2008 Keeps Gettin' Better: A Decade of Hits Christina Aguilera 4.5 7
2011 The Collection: Christina Aguilera Christina Aguilera 1
2012 This is Remix Christina Aguilera 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 My Reflection Christina Aguilera 2
2004 Stripped: Live in the U.K. Christina Aguilera 3
2008 Back to Basics: Live and Down Under Christina Aguilera 2

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2010 Burlesque Christina Aguilera 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Genie in a Bottle Christina Aguilera 7
1999 The Christmas Song Christina Aguilera 2
1999 What a Girl Wants Christina Aguilera 3
2000 Just Be Free Christina Aguilera 1
2000 I Turn to You Christina Aguilera 3
2000 Come on Over Baby (All I Want Is You) Christina Aguilera 1
2000 Come On Over Baby Christina Aguilera 3
2000 Nobody Wants to Be Lonely Ricky Martin & Christina Aguilera 4
2001 Lady Marmalade Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mýa & P!nk 5 6
2001 Falsas Esperanzas Remixes Christina Aguilera 1
2001 Genie in a Bottle / Come On Over Baby Christina Aguilera 1
2002 Dirrty Christina Aguilera 3
2002 Beautiful Christina Aguilera 7
2003 Fighter Christina Aguilera 1
2003 The Voice Within Christina Aguilera 1
2003 Fighter Christina Aguilera 3
2004 Car Wash Christina Aguilera 2
2006 Ain't No Other Man Christina Aguilera 2
2006 Hurt Christina Aguilera 4
2007 Candyman Christina Aguilera 2
2007 Oh Mother Christina Aguilera 1
2007 Slow Down Baby Christina Aguilera 1
2008 Keeps Gettin' Better Christina Aguilera 3
2010 Not Myself Tonight Christina Aguilera 4
2010 Woohoo Christina Aguilera feat. Nicki Minaj 1
2010 You Lost Me Christina Aguilera 1
2010 I Hate Boys Christina Aguilera 1
2011 Moves Like Jagger Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera 5 5
2012 Your Body Christina Aguilera 4
2012 Just a Fool Christina Aguilera with Blake Shelton 1
2013 Hoy tengo ganas de ti Alejandro Fernández feat. Christina Aguilera 1
Pitbull feat Christina Aguilera Christina Aguilera 1

Single + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2014 Do What U Want Lady Gaga feat. Christina Aguilera 1

Single + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2013 We Remain Christina Aguilera 1

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