Christina Aguilera (Christina María Aguilera) is an American singer, songwriter, actress and television personality. Born on December 18, 1980, in Staten Island, New York. Since the start of her career, her voice is comparable to Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. She won her first talent show at the age of 8. In 1991, she auditioned on The Mickey Mouse Club, although she did not meet its age requirements. She joined the television series two years later. She later sent her cover version of Houston’s “Run to You” to Walt Disney Pictures to record the theme song “Reflection” for their animated film Mulan (1998). Her version of “Reflection” attracted the attention of RCA Records A&R Ron Fair and was signed with the label quickly afterward.
The single’s commercial success funded Aguilera’s debut album. They decided the lead single off the album would be “Genie in a Bottle”, released in June 1999. The single was a major commercial success, becoming one of the best-selling singles worldwide. Following the success of the single, she released her self titled debut album “Christina Aguilera”. Certified eight times platinum by RIAA and it moved 14 million copies worldwide. Then in 2000, she released her first Spanish and second studio album “Mi Reflejo”. The album was the best fifth best-selling Latin album of 2000. She also released her third studio album “My Kind of Christmas”. The album is certified platinum by RIAA. Then in 2002, she released her fourth studio album “Stripped”. She cultivated a new image by adopting the alter ego Xtina, dyeing her hair black, several tattoos and piercings.
The album was her second #1 album after her self-titled debut album. Where she adopted her new alter ego Baby Jane and a new appearance. Moving on in 2010, Christina released her sixth studio album, “Bionic” the album received mixed reviews. Commercially, the album did not match the sales of her previous albums. In the same year, she also starred alongside Cher in the movie “Burlesque”. The film received mixed reviews but critics praised Christina’s acting. Then in 2011, she served as a coach for six seasons of The Voice. In 2012 she released her seventh album “Lotus” described by her as a “rebirth”. Commercially, the album was considerably lower than her previous album. In 2018, her eighth studio album “Liberation” debuted at number six on the Billboard 200 chart.
Christina Aguilera has released eight studio albums, six compilation albums and 42 singles. She has sold over 75 million records worldwide. Christina is also involved in charitable activities through her work as a UN ambassador for the World Food Programme. Recognized as a pop icon and earned the title “Pop Princess” in her early years.