Christina María Aguilera (born December 18, 1980) is an American
singer, songwriter, actress, reality show personality and television
personality. Born in
Staten Island, New York
Staten Island, New York and raised in Rochester
and Wexford, Pennsylvania, she appeared on the television series Star
The Mickey Mouse Club
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 self-titled
debut album that spawned the US
Billboard Hot 100
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 "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 tracks
"Ain't No Other Man" and "Hurt". In 2010, Aguilera released her sixth
studio album Bionic and starred in the film Burlesque. The following
year, she debuted as a coach on the reality competition television
series The Voice; she appeared in six seasons of the show. 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 "Pop
Princess" 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. Throughout her career, she has sold more than 50 million
records worldwide. 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
1 Life and career
1.1 1980–1998: Early life and career beginnings
1.2 1999–2001: Christina Aguilera, Mi Reflejo, and My Kind of
1.3 2002–2003: Stripped
1.4 2004–2009: Marriage, Back to Basics, and motherhood
1.5 2010–2011: Bionic, Burlesque, and The Voice
1.6 2012–present: Lotus, second child, and television projects
2.3 Musical style and themes
5 Other ventures
5.2 Products and endorsements
8 Tours and concerts
9 See also
10.3 Further reading
11 External links
Life and career
1980–1998: Early life and career beginnings
Christina María Aguilera was born in the
Staten Island borough of New
York City, New York, on December 18, 1980, to Shelly Loraine Kearns
(née Fidler), a musician, and Fausto Xavier Aguilera, a United States
Army soldier. Her father is Ecuadorian, while her mother has
German, Irish, Welsh, and Dutch ancestry. Her family moved
frequently because of her father's military service, and lived in
places including New Jersey, Texas, New York, and Japan. Aguilera
and her mother alleged that her father was physically and emotionally
abusive, claims which he denied; Aguilera used music as a form of
escape from her turbulent household. Following her parents'
divorce when she was six years old, Aguilera, her younger sister
Rachel, and her mother (who later remarried Jim Kearns and gave
birth to one more child, Michael 'Mikey' Kearns), moved into her
grandmother's home in the
Pittsburgh suburb of Rochester,
Pennsylvania. After several years of being estranged, Aguilera
expressed interest in reconciling with her father in 2012.
Growing up, Aguilera, known locally as "the little girl with the big
voice", aspired to be a singer, singing in local talent shows and
competitions. She won her first talent show at the age of 8, in which
she performed Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who
Loves Me)". In 1990, she appeared on
Star Search singing "A Sunday
Kind of Love", and was eliminated during the semi-final rounds.
She later performed the same song during an appearance on Pittsburgh's
KDKA-TV's Wake Up with Larry Richert. Throughout her youth in
Pittsburgh, Aguilera sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" before Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Steelers football, and
baseball games, in addition to the 1992 Stanley Cup Finals. She
Rochester Area School District
Rochester Area School District in Rochester and Marshall
Middle School near Wexford, and briefly attended North Allegheny
Intermediate High School before being home schooled due to
In 1991, Aguilera auditioned for a position on The Mickey Mouse Club,
although she did not meet its age requirements. She joined the
television series two years later, where she performed musical numbers
and sketch comedy until its cancellation in 1994. Her co-stars
included Ryan Gosling, Keri Russell, Britney Spears, and Justin
Timberlake. When she was fourteen, Aguilera recorded her first
song, the duet "All I Wanna Do" with Japanese singer Keizo
Nakanishi. She later sent her cover version of Houston's "Run to
Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Pictures in hopes of being selected to record the
theme song "Reflection" for their animated film Mulan (1998).
"Reflection" peaked at number 19 on the U.S. Billboard Adult
1999–2001: Christina Aguilera, Mi Reflejo, and My Kind of Christmas
After the recording of "Reflection", Aguilera attracted attention of
RCA Records A&R
Ron Fair and was signed with the label quickly
afterwards. The label then started presenting Aguilera with tracks
to record and laid foundation for her debut album. While initially
catering to making Aguilera's debut a "wonder introduction of a
singer" like Barbra Streisand, RCA was pressurized by contemporary
teen pop craze involving Aguilera's peers including Britney Spears,
leading to the label rushing the production process and aligning
Aguilera to be part of the teen pop trend. They decided the lead
single off the album would be "Genie in a Bottle", a trendy pop and
R&B track released in June 1999. The single was a major
commercial success, peaking atop the
Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100 and record
charts of 20 other countries. It has sold over 7 million copies,
becoming one of the best-selling singles worldwide.
Following the success of the single, Aguilera's eponymous debut album
was released in August to commercial success, peaking at number one on
Billboard 200 and was certified eight times platinum by the
Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). It moved 14
million copies worldwide, and produced three singles, including
Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100 number ones "What a Girl Wants" and "Come On
Over Baby (All I Want Is You)", and an
All-4-One cover of "I Turn to
You". The album helped Aguilera win the
Grammy Award for Best New
Artist at the 2000 ceremony. Aguiera's two following studio albums
Mi Reflejo and
My Kind of Christmas
My Kind of Christmas were subsequently released in the
end of 2000. The former topped the
Billboard Top Latin Albums for
nineteen consecutive weeks and was certified six times platinum in the
Latin field by the RIAA. It won the Latin
Grammy Award for
Best Female Pop Vocal Album at the 2001 ceremony.
In support of her albums, Aguilera embarked on her first concert tour
Christina Aguilera in Concert
Christina Aguilera in Concert from mid-2000 to early 2001, visiting
North America, Europe, South America, and Japan. During this
time, Aguilera was involved in a romantic relationship with dancer
Jorge Santos, which ultimately ended in September 2001. Thanks to
her success throughout 2000, Billboard recognized Aguilera as the Top
Female Pop Act of the Year. Despite her early success, Aguilera
was displeased with the music and image her management Steve Kurtz had
aligned her to, feeling unable to control her own image.
Aguilera's views of Kurtz's influence in matters of her creative
direction, the role of being her exclusive personal manager, and
over-scheduling had in part caused her to seek legal means of
terminating their management contract. In October 2000, Aguilera filed
a breach of fiduciary duty lawsuit against Kurtz for improper, undue
and inappropriate influence over her professional activities, as well
as fraud. After terminating Kurtz's services,
Irving Azoff was hired
as her new manager.
Aguilera's first take on more artistic control was expressed in the
2001 Moulin Rouge! cover of Labelle's "Lady Marmalade", which also saw
the contribution of Pink, Mya and Lil Kim. Originally opposed by
RCA executives for being "too urban" and "too
Rockwilder and Missy",
Aguilera insisted on recording the song. "Lady Marmalade" topped
Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100 for five weeks based on airplay alone, becoming
the first airplay-only track in history to remain on the chart's top
spot for more than one week. It earned a
Grammy Award for Best
Pop Collaboration with Vocals at the 2002 ceremony. Later in 2001,
an album titled
Just Be Free
Just Be Free containing demo tracks recorded by
Aguilera in 1994 and 1995 was released by
Warlock Records without
Aguilera's permission. She subsequently filed a suit against Warlock
Records and the album's producers to stop the release. The two
parties came to a confidential settlement to release the album, in
which Aguilera lent out her name, likeness, and image for an
unspecified amount of damages.
Aguilera performing on
The Stripped Tour in 2003
When planning her fourth studio album, Aguilera leaned towards a new
artistic direction that she felt had more musical and lyrical
depth. She named the album Stripped and explained that the title
represented "a new beginning, a re-introduction of [herself] as a new
artist in a way". For the album, Aguilera served as executive
producer and co-wrote most of the songs. The album was
preceded by the single "Dirrty", which was released to shed Aguilera's
teen pop image and express her sexuality and aggression. Its
accompanying music video generated controversy for depicting various
sexual fetishes and concepts. Aguilera's new image presented in
the video started to overshadow her music, generating widespread
criticism from both her peers including
Shakira and Jessica Simpson
and the public. Aguilera defended her new image, explaining
that "I'm in the power position, in complete command of everything and
everybody around me. To be totally balls-out like that is, for me, the
measure of a true artist."
The final cut of Stripped incorporated various genres from flamenco
and R&B to rock and lyrically revolved around the theme of
self-esteem while also discussing sex and gender equality. It
was released in October 2002 to mixed critical reviews; Jancee
Dunn from the
Rolling Stone praised Aguilera's vocals yet panned the
album for its lack of musical concentration. The album was
nonetheless a commercial success, peaking at number two on the
Billboard 200 and has sold over 4.3 million copies in the United
States. It was a major success in the United Kingdom, having sold
2 million copies and became the second highest-selling album by a
female US artist of the 2000s decade, behind
Norah Jones with Come
Away with Me. Stripped has sold over 12 million copies
worldwide. The album was followed by four singles, "Beautiful",
"Fighter", "Can't Hold Us Down", and "The Voice Within". "Beautiful"
received universal acclaim for positive portrayal of the LGBT
community and was the album's most commercially successful single,
peaking at number two on the Billboard Hot 100. It earned Aguilera
Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 2004
ceremony. The song was later listed at number 52 among the 100
Best Songs of the 2000s by the
Rolling Stone in 2011.
During the promotion of Stripped, Aguilera cultivated a new image by
adopting the alter ego Xtina, dyeing her hair black, and debuting
several tattoos and piercings. She co-headlined the Justified
and Stripped Tour alongside
Justin Timberlake from June to September
2003 in support of Stripped and Timberlake's album Justified, before
embarking on her solo
The Stripped Tour until December.
Aguilera garnered media attention after attending the 2003 MTV Video
Music Awards in August, where she and
Britney Spears kissed Madonna
during their performance of "Like a Virgin" and "Hollywood". Later
that year, she was the host of the 2003 MTV Europe Music Awards, where
she won an award for Best Female. Billboard also announced
Aguilera as the Top Female Pop Act of 2003.
2004–2009: Marriage, Back to Basics, and motherhood
Aguilera performing at the
Sanremo Music Festival
Sanremo Music Festival in 2006
In 2004, Aguilera recorded a revised version of Rose Royce's "Car
Missy Elliott for the animated film Shark Tale, in which
she was also a voice actress. Later that year, she and Nelly
performed "Tilt Ya Head Back" at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards;
the song was subsequently released as a single from Nelly's album
Sweat. Aguilera also contributed vocals to Herbie Hancock's 2005
cover of Leon Russell's "A Song for You", which was nominated for a
Grammy Award in the category of Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals at
the 48th ceremony. During this time, Aguilera started working on
her follow-up studio album while embracing an image inspired by public
figures of the "Old Hollywood glam era" including Marilyn Monroe,
Marlene Dietrich, and Mary Pickford, debuting blonde curly hair and
retro-styled makeup. In February 2005, Aguilera became engaged
to music marketing executive Jordan Bratman after dating for two
years. The couple married on November 19, 2005 at an estate in
Napa County, California.
Aguilera's fifth studio album
Back to Basics was released in August
2006. The double album, according to Aguilera, was "a throwback to the
20s, 30s, and 40s-style jazz, blues, and feel-good soul music, but
with a modern twist". During the recording process, Aguilera was
much inspired by works of classic blues and soul singers including
Otis Redding, Millie Jackson, and Nina Simone, which she described as
"music that really had heart". The album was released to generally
positive critical feedback, with compliments regarding its
retro-oriented styles and Aguilera's vocals. It debuted atop the
Billboard 200 and has sold over 5 million copies worldwide, of
which 1.7 million copies were sold in the United States. The album
was preceded by "Ain't No Other Man", which reached number 6 on the
Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100 and has sold 1.7 million digital copies in the
United States. The song's music video saw Aguilera portraying her
new alter ego Baby Jane. The single won Best Female Pop Vocal
Performance at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards, where Aguilera performed
a rendition of "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" in tribute of James
Back to Basics was succeeded by two singles, "Hurt" and "Candyman".
"Slow Down Baby" was released exclusively in Australia as the fourth
single, while "Oh Mother" was the fourth in Europe. In support
of Back to Basics, Aguilera embarked on the
Back to Basics Tour,
commencing in November 2006 in Europe, visiting North America, Asia,
and Oceania, and ending in October 2008 in the United Arab
Emirates. Billboard Boxscore announced the Back to
Basic Tour as the highest-grossing solo female tour of 2007, with
Forbes recognized Aguilera as the
nineteenth-richest woman in entertainment as of January 2007, with a
net worth of US$60 million.
On January 12, 2008, Aguilera gave birth to Max Bratman, her son with
Jordan Bratman. Later that year, she appeared in the Martin
Scorsese documentary Shine a Light chronicling a two-day Rolling
Stones concert in New York City's Beacon Theatre, in which Aguilera
performs "Live with Me" alongside the band's lead vocalist Mick
Jagger. In commemoration of a decade-long career in the music
industry, Aguilera released a greatest hits album titled Keeps Gettin'
Better: A Decade of Hits exclusively through Target on November 11,
2008 in the United States. In addition to previous singles, it
included four newly-recorded electropop-oriented songs, two of which
are remade versions of two previous singles. Aguilera
revealed that the newly-recorded tracks featured "a very futurisic,
robotic sound" that served as a preview for her follow-up studio
album. The release peaked at number nine on the Billboard 200,
while its titular single "Keeps Gettin' Better" charted at number five
on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2009, Billboard recognized Aguilera
as the 20th most successful artist of the 2000s.
2010–2011: Bionic, Burlesque, and The Voice
Aguilera in 2010
Aguilera's sixth studio album Bionic was released in June 2010. The
album drew inspirations from electronic genres, which had influenced
Aguilera during her pregnancy. Critical response to the album was
mixed, with some of the critics did not welcome the change in musical
styles as well as the content of the lyrics for being
"cringeworthy". Bionic struggled to match the chart impact and
sales of her previous albums, peaking at number three on the Billboard
200 and has sold 315,000 copies in the United States. "Not
Myself Tonight" and "You Lost Me" were released as singles
internationally, while "Woohoo" featuring rapper
Nicki Minaj was
released as a single in the United States and several European
countries, and "I Hate Boys" was released exclusively to
Australian airplay service.
In November 2010, Aguilera starred alongside
Cher in the film
Burlesque. The film was written and directed by Steve Antin,
and grossed $90 million. It was met with mixed reviews from
critics, who criticized it for being "campy and clichéd", yet praised
Burlesque received a nomination for Best
Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy at the 68th Golden Globe
Awards. Aguilera contributed eight tracks to the film's
accompanying soundtrack, while
Cher performed the other two. The
soundtrack reached number 18 on the
Billboard 200 and was certified
gold by the RIAA.
Super Bowl XLV
Super Bowl XLV in February 2011, Aguilera omitted a few lines
while performing the U.S. national anthem "The Star-Spangled
Banner". She later apologized, saying, "I got so caught up in the
moment of the song that I lost my place. I can only hope that everyone
could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of its
anthem still came through". She performed at the opening act of
the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, alongside Jennifer Hudson, Martina
McBride, Yolanda Adams, and Florence Welch, paying tribute to Aretha
Franklin. In April 2011, Aguilera served as a coach on the
television series The Voice and went on for its three first seasons
until December 2012. During the first season, Aguilera was
featured on Maroon 5's single "Moves like Jagger" upon the invitation
of the group's lead vocalist and Aguilera's The Voice fellow Adam
Levine. The single peaked atop
Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100 and became one of the
best-selling digital singles worldwide with 7 million copies
Having separated in September, Aguilera filed for divorce from Bratman
in October 2010, requesting joint legal and physical custody of their
son Max. After reaching a private settlement and custody deal,
their divorce was finalized on April 15, 2011. Aguilera was
concurrently involved in a romantic relationship with Matthew Rutler,
who served as an assistant on the set of Burlesque. On March 1,
2011, the couple was arrested for public intoxication in West
Hollywood. They were later released on bail and no charges were
2012–present: Lotus, second child, and television projects
Aguilera's seventh studio album Lotus was released in November 2012.
She described it as a "rebirth" of herself after the personal
struggles she had overcome during the Bionic album era. The album
has become her least commercially successful album so far. It
peaked at number seven on the
Billboard 200 and has sold 290,000
copies in the United States. The album was preceded by two
singles, "Your Body" and "Just a Fool". During the promotion of Lotus
in December 2012, Aguilera was temporarily replaced by
Shakira for the
fourth season of The Voice and returned for the fifth season in
Aguilera performing at the
Breakthrough Prize in 2014
While Aguilera's seventh studio album Lotus was commercially
unsuccessful, she subsequently found her revitalized success through
collaborations with other artists. She was featured on Pitbull's
single "Feel This Moment" in January 2013, which peaked at number
eight on the
Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100 and was certified double platinum by
the RIAA. She subsequently appeared on Mexican singer Alejandro
Fernández's cover of "Hoy Tengo Ganas de Ti", which earned a diamond
certification in Mexico. Aguilera's duet of "Say Something" with
A Great Big World, released in November 2013, was met with critical
acclaim and commercial success, earning a six-time platinum
certification from the RIAA and winning a
Grammy Award for Best Pop
Aguilera became engaged to Rutler in February 2014. She gave birth to
their daughter, Summer Rain Rutler, in August 2014. For the sixth
and seventh seasons of The Voice, Aguilera was respectively replaced
Shakira and Gwen Stefani, clarifying that she wanted to devote her
time to her family. She subsequently returned as a coach for
the eighth and tenth seasons; for the latter she won with her
Alisan Porter and became the first female coach to win the
In April 2015, Aguilera played a recurring role as singer Jade St.
John on the third season of ABC's musical drama series Nashville.
In March 2016, Aguilera and Rutler were announced as executive
producers for a new music-based game show, Tracks, to air on Spike
TV. Aguilera recorded a song titled "Change", which was dedicated
to the victims of the
2016 Orlando nightclub shooting
2016 Orlando nightclub shooting as well as
Christina Grimmie, who was fatally shot in Orlando the day before the
nightclub shooting, in June 2016. The proceedings were donated to the
National Compassion Fund to benefit the victims' families. She
further recorded a disco song titled "Telepathy" featuring Nile
Rodgers for the soundtrack of
Netflix original series
The Get Down in
August 2016, contributed as a voice actress for The Emoji
Movie, and was announced to had been cast for the upcoming film
Zoe in May 2017.
Aguilera is a soprano, having a vocal range spanning
four octaves (from B♭2 to C♯7), four notes, a semitone and the
whistle register. Since the start of her
career Aguilera's voice has been compared to that of
Mariah Carey and
Whitney Houston. David Browne writing for The New York Times
noted that Aguilera's vocal performance was highly influenced by Carey
and Houston, sharing that "Aguilera has been one of the foremost
practitioners of the overpowering,
Category 5 vocal style known as
melisma", and "Ms. Carey, Ms. Houston and Ms. Aguilera, to name its
three main champions, are most associated with the period from the
late '80s through the late '90s". A journal by Ann Powers for the
Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times said there are influences of Barbra Streisand,
Gladys Knight and
Aretha Franklin on Aguilera's vocal style, opining
that the "Aguilera's Streisand-esque tendencies" "[help Aguilera]
figure out how to become the 'great singer' she's been dubbed since
she released her first single, the wise-beyond-its-years 'Genie in a
Bottle', at 18".
Sasha Frere-Jones wrote in The New Yorker,
"Aguilera doesn't need to reincarnate
Sarah Vaughan to be a serious
singer. She already is one, in the tradition of nineteen-nineties pop
and R&B, skillfully deploying melisma for razzle-dazzle". In
2003, Aguilera was placed 5th on MTV's "Best Voices in Music Ever"
list, while ranking atop both COVE and Latina magazine's best Pop
and Latina vocalist of all time in 2004 and 2013
Aguilera has, however, been criticized for her excessive use of
melisma and oversinging on songs and in concerts.
John Eskow of
The Huffington Post
The Huffington Post named Aguilera a main proponent for
"oversouling", described as the "gratuitous and confected
melisma". Lucy Davies, a writer for BBC Music, opined that
although Aguilera had "a stunning voice", she "could be more varied,
simply by cutting out some of the 'y-e-e-eeeh, woah yeh's'".
Longtime producer Linda Perry, who wrote the song "Beautiful",
revealed about the recording sessions with Aguilera, "I tried to keep
it straight. I told her to get rid of the finger waves. Every time
she'd start going into 'hoo-ha', I'd stop the tape. I'm like, 'You're
doing it again'". Perry ended up using the song's first take adding,
"She had a hard time accepting that as the final track. She's a
perfectionist. She knows her voice really well, and she knows what's
going on. She can hear things that nobody else would catch." An
editor from Entertainment Weekly, Chris Willman, stated that the
oversinging on Aguilera's albums was inspired by Carey, writing that
"the Mariah venerators don't get away with it so easily. Aguilera, for
one thing, has a slightly nasal tone that really only becomes obvious
when she's overselling a song".
Etta James (pictured) as her main influence
Aguilera has credited blues singer
Etta James as her main influence
and inspiration, elaborating, "Etta is my all-time favorite singer.
I've said it for the last seven years – since I had my first debut
record out – in every interview". Following James' death in
2012, Aguilera was asked to perform "At Last" at James' funeral.
Prior to the performance, Aguilera revealed, "There's a line in this
song that says 'I found a dream that I could speak to.' And for me
that dream, all my life, has been Etta James". Other classic
artists, including Billie Holiday, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Nina
Simone, and Ella Fitzgerald, are also Aguilera's major influences; her
fifth studio album
Back to Basics is inspired by vintage jazz, blues
and soul music records by them.
Whitney Houston as another influence, having
performed many of her songs in her early years during talent
shows. She also cites
Mariah Carey and
Celine Dion as an
inspiration, and covered the latter's songs: "These Are the Special
Times" on My Kind of Christmas, and "The Prayer" on the NBC reality
singing competition The Voice. Aguilera's debut album
producer Ron Harris revealed that Aguilera during her recording
Christina Aguilera would constantly listen Brandy's
music, studying and trying to replicate her adlibs. According to
author Pier Dominguez of the book Christina Aguilera: A Star is Made,
Aguilera stated that Carey and her debut single, "Vision of Love"
(1990), had the biggest influence on her vocal style. Aguilera
points out the musical film The Sound of Music and its lead actress,
Julie Andrews, as her first inspiration for singing and
performing. At the age of six, the film helped Aguilera cope with
her violent childhood, "Bad things happened in my home; there was
violence. The Sound of Music looked like a form of release."
Aguilera credits Madonna and
Janet Jackson as two biggest inspirations
for her image, "for being re-inventive and being brave as strong
females, to explore whatever, even if they do get bad press. It's just
like they were fearless." During the promotion of Back to Basics,
her image was also inspired by the "Golden age of Hollywood" actresses
including Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe, Carole Lombard, Greta
Garbo and Veronica Lake. Aguilera is also inspired by her
Burlesque co-star, Cher: "I have always had tremendous respect for
her. She is a woman who did everything before anyone else did it. She
is an icon and she inspired me through some of my career. We've had
similar costumes too!"
Musical style and themes
Aguilera performing during her
Back to Basics Tour
Back to Basics Tour in 2006
Aguilera frequently blends elements of pop, R&B, dance-pop and
soul music into her projects, her records
typically include a combination of ballads and uptempo tracks.
Christina Aguilera (1999) prominently displayed teen pop and dance-pop
Mi Reflejo (2000) takes inspiration from Latin
music. Her first Christmas album, My Kind of Christmas, combines
covers of Christmas standards and several original dance-pop
tracks. Aiming for musical diversity and artistic growth,
Aguilera worked with R&B, rock, hip hop, and
Latin music for
Stripped (2002). David Browne from Entertainment Weekly
credited the release with distancing Aguilera from her pop
contemporaries. Aguilera leaned towards R&B, blues, jazz, and
Back to Basics (2006).
In contrast, Bionic (2010) sees significant use from futuristic
electronic music, described as an electropop album. The
soundtrack for her 2010 feature film
Burlesque (2010) was influenced
by Cabaret, and featured several established songs that were redone as
dance numbers in a fashion similar to Moulin Rouge! (2001).
Aguilera partnered with mainstream producers including Shellback and
Max Martin during production of Lotus (2012); when discussing her
interactions with the latter, she commented that "He's known about me
but we haven't crossed paths," adding "Those records were the kind I
wanted to stray apart from. If you look at what I did in the past
(after my debut), I always try to do things that will challenge me and
challenge the listener, too."
Aguilera has commented that she feels a sense of responsibility to
reference portions of her personal life so that "people that can
relate might not feel as alone in the circumstance." Many of her works
consequently discuss love; she has also co-written two tracks which
dealt with the domestic abuse throughout her childhood. Aguilera
has frequently mentioned feminism in her music; she has expressed her
belief that sexuality is "very empowering", and has commented that "If
I want to be sexual, it's for my own appreciation and enjoyment!
That's why I like to talk about the fact that sometimes I am attracted
to women. I appreciate their femininity and beauty." She has
alluded to her physical attractions to women in other interviews as
well. Her "Can't Hold Us Down" from Stripped denounces
gender-related double standards, in which men are applauded for their
sexual behaviors, while women who behave in a similar fashion are
disdained. The main theme of Bionic was also about woman
empowerment; Hermione Hoby from
The Guardian opined that "she incites
more of a sisterly spirit of collaboration, including riot grrrl
feminists Le Tigre. Aguilera's not shy of the odd feministic
declaration herself." In regards to production, Aguilera has
often verbalized her preference of working with more "obscure"
collaborators, and noted that she is not necessarily inclined to
contact "the No.1 chart-toppers in music" because of their popular
demand. The New York Times' Kelefa Sanneh described her decision
to work with
DJ Premier on
Back to Basics as "a decision to snub some
of the big-name producers on whom pop stars often rely."
Aguilera has reinvented her public image on numerous occasions
throughout her career. In the later 1990s, her then-manager Steve
Kurtz marketed her as a bubblegum pop entertainer to capitalize on the
genre's financial lure, which earned her recognition as a teen
idol. Aguilera introduced her alter ego "Xtina" during 2002 and
2003, which presented an increasingly provocative persona.
During this time, she dyed her hair black, debuted several piercings,
and participated in several nude pictorials for publications. In
2004, Aguilera embraced a more "mature" image with retro-styled hair
and makeup, which was inspired by classic movie stars including
Marlene Dietrich and Mary Pickford. This
reinvention was named "Baby Jane" in 2006, an alter ego which was
taken from the 1962 film What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?.
Aguilera received widespread criticism over her curvy figure from
gaining weight in 2012. She later received favorable media
attention after a significant weight loss in 2013.
Wax figure of Aguilera at
Madame Tussauds in London
Aguilera is considered a pop icon, and has frequently garnered
comparisons to Britney Spears. David Browne of Entertainment
Weekly said that Aguilera is "too eager not to offend" in her
mild-mannered music, making her a "good girl pretending to be bad",
and also said that Spears' "artificial-sweetener voice" was a welcome
change of pace from Aguilera's "numbing vocal gymnastics".
Matthew Horton from
Virgin Media suggested that Aguilera was a more
impressive performer than Spears despite her lower sales figures.
Aguilera has also been regarded as a sex symbol. A 2003
issue of Maxim magazine that she covered became its best-selling
issue; Aguilera was named "Sexiest Woman of the Year" by its
subscribers later that year, and also earned the magazine its
best-selling issue after posing on the cover that year.
Additionally recognized as a gay icon, she was the first
honoree on The Abbey's Gay Walk of Fame for her contributions to the
LGBT community. The music video for "Beautiful" earned Aguilera a
GLAAD Media Award for its positive portrayal of the LGBT
Fashion has also been a part of Aguilera's music career and
image. She has frequently worn clothes designed by Roberto
Cavalli, John Galliano, Marc Jacobs, and Alexander McQueen.
Back to Basics Tour
Back to Basics Tour in 2006, Aguilera performed in a stole
made of fur designed by Roberto Cavalli, unaware that it was made from
real fur of a white fox. After receiving a video about the treatment
of foxes from
PETA vice president Dan Mathews, Aguilera replaced it
with a faux-fur stole, further stating that she was "very upset"
because she "only ever wears fake fur". Aguilera's costumes from
Burlesque were featured in the Fashion Institute of Design &
Merchandising's Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition.
Wax figures of Aguilera are located at
Madame Tussauds wax museum in
London and New York City.
See also: List of awards and nominations received by Christina
Aguilera has sold 17.9 million records in the United States, and
over 50 million records worldwide. Gregory Hicks from The Michigan
Daily opined that "Aguilera deserves to be known as one of the
greatest artists to ever hit the pop industry." In 2012, VH1
named Aguilera the eighth greatest woman in the music industry.
Aguilera has also been recognized as one of the greatest vocalists of
all time, and is commonly referred to as "The Voice of a
Generation". Aguilera topped Cove magazine's list of "The 100
Outstanding Pop Vocalists". She was ranked fifth in MTV and
Blender magazine's 2003 countdown of the 22 Greatest Voices in
Music. In November 2008,
Rolling Stone placed Aguilera at number
58 on its list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time, writing that
"[Aguilera] has had the finesse and power of a blues queen ever since
she was a child star". At the 2013 People's Choice Awards, Aguilera
was awarded the People's Voice Award, which recognized Aguilera's
ability to reach millions of people across various genres. In
2013, Aguilera was one of Time's 100 Most Influential People in the
World. In the article for the magazine,
Celine Dion wrote, "Without a
doubt, [Aguilera]'s one of the most talented artists the world has
ever seen and heard, and I think she's going to continue to amaze us
for many, many years to come."
Aguilera's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which she received in
Aguilera is also well known for her television and music video impact;
in 2012, Jon Caramanica of
The New York Times
The New York Times commented that Aguilera
"will be remembered for her glamour, her scandalous take on femme-pop
and her Brobdingnagian voice, and ... as the person who almost
single-handedly reshaped music-competition reality programming".
She was considered as one of the greatest women of the music video era
by VH1. Aguilera's use of sexual imagery has catalyzed public
discourse on sexuality and feminism. Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett,
co-founder of The Vagenda, opined that the provocative dance routines
in Aguilera's music videos are "empowering". Writing for The
Hampton Institute, critic Terry Young, Jr. commented that Aguilera
"redefined the 21st century female pop performer". He added that
following the release of Stripped, "artists like Spears and Beyoncé
became more comfortable expressing sexuality and no longer felt the
need to sell the notion of innocence". Aguilera's works have
earned her numerous awards and accolades, including five Grammy
Awards. In November 2010, Aguilera was honored with a star on the
Hollywood Walk of Fame. In October 2012, Aguilera's costumes and
video collection was included on the "Women Who Rock" exhibition by
the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Aguilera has inspired
various artists, including: Ariana Grande, Tinashe, Meghan
Trainor, Jordin Sparks, Demi Lovato, Camryn, Kelly
Clarkson, Alexandra Burke, Charli XCX, Selena Gomez,
Lady Gaga, Ashley Tisdale, Charice, Sam Smith,
Sabrina Carpenter, Candice Glover, Jasmine Trias,
Karmin,, Jessie J, and Louisa Johnson. 
Lady Gaga cited Aguilera and her cover of All-4-One's "I Turn to You"
as an inspiration for Gaga's vocal range, elaborating; "When I was 15,
I was singing "I Turn to You" at the top of my lungs. She was an
inspiration to me to have a wider vocal range." Demi Lovato
explained that she was inspired by Aguilera's themes, "I had a lot of
respect for Whitney Houston, and Christina Aguilera, on some songs
where she was really amazing and wasn't trying to be sexy or anything
like that. I just found that I had more respect for artists that
didn't talk about that stuff, and those were the ones that were more
successful." Aguilera's works has also inspired some athletes,
including American figure skater Johnny Weir and American swimmer
In 2000, Aguilera supported a program called Come on Over and Do
Something, which aimed to "encourage kids to get involved in their
communities and make a difference." A year later, she signed a
letter from the
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to
the South Korean government requesting that the country stop its
alleged killing of dogs for food. In 2010, Aguilera auctioned
tickets for her planned tour for
Christie's A Bid to Save the Earth,
which benefited the non-profit environmental groups Conservation
International, Oceana, Natural Resources Defense Council, and The
Central Park Conservancy. Aguilera contributed US$200,000 to the
Women's Center & Shelter of Greater
Pittsburgh in December
2003, and has worked with Lifetime Television's "End violence
against women" campaign.
In 2005, Aguilera contributed "Beautiful" to the compilation album
Love Rocks, which proceeds benefited the Human Rights Campaign.
Aguilera participated in the AIDS Project Los Angeles' Artists Against
AIDS "What's Going On?" cover project, and became the face for MAC
Cosmetics and spokesperson for MAC AIDS Fund in 2004.
John featured Aguilera in his charity book 4 Inches, which benefitted
Elton John AIDS Foundation.
Aguilera (left) and Novak (right) were honored with the George
McGovern Leadership Award in October 2012 for their contributions to
the United Nations
World Hunger Relief
World Hunger Relief effort, while Clinton (center)
was given a special tribute
In the run-up to the 2004 United States presidential election,
Aguilera was featured on billboards for the "Only You Can Silence
Yourself" online voter registration drive run by the nonpartisan,
non-profit campaign "Declare Yourself". In these political
advertisements, shot by David LaChapelle, Aguilera was shown with her
mouth sewn shut to symbolize the effects of not voting. In late
2007, Aguilera became the spokesperson for "Rock the Vote", through
which she encouraged young people to vote in the 2008 presidential
election. In 2005, Aguilera donated her wedding gifts to American
charities in support of
Hurricane Katrina victims, and performed
at "Unite of the Stars" concert for Unite Against Hunger in
Johannesburg, South Africa and for the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund
In 2008, Aguilera headlined London's Africa Rising charity concert at
the Royal Albert Hall, which raised awareness for finding substantial
issues facing the continent. That year, Aguilera appeared on the
Turkish version of Deal or No Deal, Var mısın? Yok musun?, and
donated proceeds to a charity program for orphans. In 2009,
Aguilera became the global spokesperson for World Hunger Relief;
she and Bratman traveled to
Guatemala with the
World Food Programme
World Food Programme to
bring awareness to issues including its high malnutrition rate, and
met with local families and beneficiaries of WFP's nutrition
programs. Aguilera has helped raise over $148 million for
WFP and other hunger relief agencies in 45 countries.
In response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Aguilera donated a signed
Chrysler 300 which was auctioned for relief efforts. She
additionally appeared on the Hope for Haiti telethon that January,
where donations directly benefited
Oxfam America, Partners In Health,
Red Cross and UNICEF. She was featured on a public service
announcement alongside former boxer
Muhammad Ali to raise funds for
the World Food Programme's efforts to bring food to survivors of the
earthquake. Aguilera was nominated for a
VH1 Do Something Award
for her work with the organization and her efforts in response to the
earthquake. In 2010, Aguilera was appointed UN ambassador for the
World Food Programme. Following
Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Aguilera
performed "Beautiful" to open the Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together
benefit telethon; all proceeds went to the American Red Cross.
That year, Aguilera and David Novak received the George McGovern
Leadership Award. The following year Aguilera was honored with
Muhammad Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award.
Products and endorsements
In 2000, Aguilera was the face for make-up line Fetish, where she
worked in choosing colors and packaging for the line. That same
year, an interactive CD-ROM was produced called Christina Aguilera:
Follow Your Dreams released by Simon & Schuster Interactive which
features games and quizzes, plus Aguilera herself talking about
accomplishing her goals. Throughout her career, Aguilera has
endorsed several brands, including Sears, Levi's, Skechers,
Mercedes-Benz, Versace, Virgin Mobile, Orange (UK),
Sony Ericsson  and soft drink giants Coca-Cola,
Pepsi in 2001 and 2006, respectively. In 2004, Aguilera
earned £200,000 (about $300,000) for opening the summer sale at
Harrods store and appeared in an advertisement for MAC
Cosmetics Viva Glam V campaign. Following the birth of her son in
2008, she was reportedly paid $1.5 million by People for her baby
pictures, which became the ninth most expensive celebrity baby
photographs ever taken. In 2008, jewelry designer Stephen Webster
and friend of Aguilera released "Shattered", a collection of sterling
silver pieces, through
Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman. Aguilera,
who inspired the collection, was featured as a
They reprised their work together for Webster's 2009 spring line.
In 2011, Aguilera attended
São Paulo Fashion Week
São Paulo Fashion Week to premiere her new
line of clothing for Brazilian department store C&A, which
launched in April.
Aguilera is the No. 1 awarded celebrity brand, winner of 13 awards
globally. Her first fragrance, Xpose, was released in Europe in
late 2004 and sold relatively well. Through Procter &
Gamble, Aguilera released her signature fragrance, Simply Christina,
in 2007. In Christmas 2007, the fragrance became the number one
perfume in the United Kingdom, and later in 2009 it was the
country's 4th best selling perfume. The perfume won as the
people's choice for favorite celebrity fragrance at the annual UK Fifi
Awards 2008. She released her third fragrance, Inspire,
accompanied with a body care collection, in September 2008. It
was Aguilera's first fragrance released outside of Europe. Her
worldwide ad campaign included a television ad shot by David
LaChapelle and was released in the United States in
stores. The release coincided with
Macy's 150th anniversary which
featured Aguilera in commemorative photos. She released her
fourth fragrance, By Night, in October 2009, which became the
third best selling fragrance in the United Kingdom in 2009. The
range was further augmented by Royal Desire in 2010, Secret
Potion in 2011, Red Sin in 2012, Unforgettable in 2013,
Woman in 2014, Touch of Seduction in 2015, Glam X in
2016 and Definition in 2017.
Christina Aguilera discography
Christina Aguilera discography and List of songs
recorded by Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera (1999)
Mi Reflejo (2000)
My Kind of Christmas
My Kind of Christmas (2000)
Back to Basics (2006)
Christina Aguilera videography
The Emoji Movie
The Emoji Movie (2017)
Tours and concerts
Main article: List of
Christina Aguilera concert tours
Christina Aguilera in Concert
Christina Aguilera in Concert (2000–2001)
Justified and Stripped Tour
Justified and Stripped Tour (2003) (co-headlined with Justin
The Stripped Tour (2003)
Back to Basics Tour
Back to Basics Tour (2006–2008)
Christina Aguilera portal
Book: Christina Aguilera
Honorific nicknames in popular music
List of artists who reached number one in the United States
List of artists who reached number one on the UK Singles Chart
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Awards and nominations
My Kind of Christmas
Back to Basics
Just Be Free
Keeps Gettin' Better: A Decade of Hits
Burlesque: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Genie Gets Her Wish
Stripped Live in the U.K.
Back to Basics: Live and Down Under
Concerts and tours
Christina Aguilera in Concert
Justified and Stripped Tour
The Stripped Tour
Back to Basics Tour
Christina Aguilera doll
Awards won by Christina Aguilera
Grammy Award for Best New Artist
Bobby Darin (1960)
Bob Newhart (1961)
Peter Nero (1962)
Robert Goulet (1963)
The Swingle Singers
The Swingle Singers (1964)
The Beatles (1965)
Tom Jones (1966)
No award given (1967)
Bobbie Gentry (1968)
José Feliciano (1969)
Crosby, Stills & Nash (1970)
The Carpenters (1971)
Carly Simon (1972)
Bette Midler (1974)
Marvin Hamlisch (1975)
Natalie Cole (1976)
Starland Vocal Band
Starland Vocal Band (1977)
Debby Boone (1978)
A Taste of Honey (1979)
Rickie Lee Jones
Rickie Lee Jones (1980)
Christopher Cross (1981)
Sheena Easton (1982)
Men at Work
Men at Work (1983)
Culture Club (1984)
Cyndi Lauper (1985)
Bruce Hornsby and the Range (1987)
Jody Watley (1988)
Tracy Chapman (1989)
Milli Vanilli (1990; withdrawn)
Mariah Carey (1991)
Marc Cohn (1992)
Arrested Development (1993)
Toni Braxton (1994)
Sheryl Crow (1995)
Hootie & the Blowfish (1996)
LeAnn Rimes (1997)
Paula Cole (1998)
Lauryn Hill (1999)
Christina Aguilera (2000)
Shelby Lynne (2001)
Alicia Keys (2002)
Norah Jones (2003)
Maroon 5 (2005)
John Legend (2006)
Carrie Underwood (2007)
Amy Winehouse (2008)
Zac Brown Band
Zac Brown Band (2010)
Esperanza Spalding (2011)
Bon Iver (2012)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (2014)
Sam Smith (2015)
Meghan Trainor (2016)
Chance the Rapper
Chance the Rapper (2017)
Alessia Cara (2018)
Glamour Awards Woman of the Year
Christina Aguilera (2004)
Rachel Stevens (2005)
Somaly Mam (2006)
Victoria Beckham (2007)
Kylie Minogue (2009)
Cheryl Cole (2010)
Selena Gomez (2012)
Lady Gaga (2013)
Lupita Nyong'o (2014)
MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year
The Cars — "You Might Think"
Don Henley — "The Boys of Summer"
Dire Straits — "Money for Nothing"
Peter Gabriel — "Sledgehammer"
INXS — "Need You Tonight/Mediate"
Neil Young — "This Note's for You"
Sinéad O'Connor — "Nothing Compares 2 U"
R.E.M. — "Losing My Religion"
Van Halen — "Right Now"
Pearl Jam — "Jeremy"
Aerosmith — "Cryin'"
TLC — "Waterfalls"
The Smashing Pumpkins
The Smashing Pumpkins — "Tonight, Tonight"
Jamiroquai — "Virtual Insanity"
Madonna — "Ray of Light"
Lauryn Hill — "Doo Wop (That Thing)"
Eminem — "The Real Slim Shady"
Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim,
Mýa and P!nk — "Lady Marmalade"
Eminem — "Without Me"
Missy Elliott — "Work It"
OutKast — "Hey Ya!"
Green Day — "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"
Panic! at the Disco
Panic! at the Disco — "I Write Sins Not Tragedies"
Rihanna (featuring Jay-Z) — "Umbrella"
Britney Spears — "Piece of Me"
Beyoncé — "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"
Lady Gaga — "Bad Romance"
Katy Perry — "Firework"
Rihanna (featuring Calvin Harris) — "We Found Love"
Justin Timberlake — "Mirrors"
Miley Cyrus — "Wrecking Ball"
Taylor Swift (featuring Kendrick Lamar) — "Bad Blood"
Beyoncé — "Formation"
Kendrick Lamar — "Humble"
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