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Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera

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Christina Maria Aguilera was born on December 18, 1980 in New York City, USA. She was one of several young American superstars to emerge in the late 1980s. Christina's mother was a professional violinist and pianist who performed with the Youth Symphony Orchestra. Because of her father, who was in the Army, the family moved frequently, traveling all over the world. When the family finally settled in Wexford, Philadelphia, Aguilera realized she wanted to be a singer and began to pursue her dream.

At the age of eight, she takes part in a national Star Search competition dedicated to finding new talent. At ten, she is already singing the national anthem at hockey team games. At twelve, she is cast in the children's TV show "New Mickey Mouse Club" where she performs alongside future stars Justin Timberlake of N-Sync and Britney Spears. After two years on the TV show, Christina left for Japan, where she met pop singer Keizo Nakanishi, well known in her country, and recorded a duet with him with the song "All I Wanna Do".

Returning to the United States in early 1998, Christina recorded the song "Reflection" for the Disney cartoon Mulan. After the release of the cartoon in June 1998, the song immediately hit the list of the top fifteen singles. The singer signed a contract with the label RCA Records, and her ascent to musical Olympus continues.

Christina Aguilera's debut album "Christina Aguilera" was recorded with the help of top American producers such as Carl Starken, Evan Rogers and Trevon Potts, working with Aaliyah, Brandi and Boyzone. The first single, "Genie In A Bottle," with its easygoing rhythm and infectious melody, topped the U.S. charts in July 1999. The single stayed on the top of the charts for five weeks and became the best selling CD in the USA by the end of the year. In November, the singer releases a second single, What A Girl Wants, which burst to number one on the U.S. charts in early 2000.

In February Christina receives a Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Aguilera once again burst to the top of the charts around the world when, in the summer of 2001, along with Lil Kim, Maya and Pink, she recorded the soundtrack to the movie Moulin Rouge, a cover of the song "Lady Marmalade". The following year, the tireless Christina releases a new work, Stripped, appearing nude on the cover of the disc.

But that's not all. In support of her new album she shoots quite explicit video "Can-t Hold Us Down", which was censored by MTV channel for too sexuality - as a result the hottest scenes were cut out of it.

In February of 2006, Christina presented the unfinished tracks from her new third album titled "Back to Basics" for the first time. While working on this album, Christina thought about the music that has inspired her to sing and dance since her childhood, and from there the concept of the new album was born - "it's the 20s, 30s, 40s, it's soul and jazz, great old-fashioned music from a modern perspective". Christina's new record was met with unanimous praise from music critics and became the number 1 album in 15 countries. At the Europe Music Awards in Copenhagen Christina was voted best singer. The album also earned Christina two new Grammy nominations, for Best Female Pop Vocalist on the single "Ain't No Other Man" and for Best Pop Album.

In January 2007, Christina Aguilera made Forbes Magazine's list of the richest women, ranking 19th with a net worth of 60 million. In spring 2007 the singer signed a contract with Procter & Gamble to create a fragrance called "Simply Christina Aguilera" presented in May 2007 and sold in bottles resembling the outline of her body.

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