Christina María Aguilera is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and television personality. She has won five Grammy Awards, one Latin Grammy Award, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Her self-titled debut album, released in 1999, reached number one in the US and spawned three US number-one singles. She was a coach on six seasons of the singing competition television series The Voice from 2011 to 2016.
About Christina Aguilera in brief
Christina María Aguilera (born December 18, 1980) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and television personality. She has won five Grammy Awards, one Latin Grammy Award, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Her self-titled debut album, released in 1999, reached number one in the US and spawned three US number-one singles. She was a coach on six seasons of the singing competition television series The Voice from 2011 to 2016. She is one of the world’s best-selling music artists, with estimated sales of 100 million records. Her father was born in Ecuador, and her mother has German, Irish, Welsh, and Dutch ancestry. She stated that her father was physically and emotionally abusive. After years of estrangement, she expressed interest in reconciling with her father in 2012. Her mother later remarried to Jim Kearns and had a son with him named Michael. Her family moved frequently because of her father’s military service, and lived in places including New Jersey, Texas, New York, and Japan. She won her first talent show at age eight with a rendition of Whitney Houston’s \”I Wanna Dance with Somebody \”. Aged 10, she performed A Sunday Kind of Love on the competition show Star Search, and was eliminated during the semi-final round. In 1998, she recorded her first song, a duet with Japanese singer Keizo Nakanishi, a cover of Wanna Do Do by Whitney Houston. In 1999, she returned to the US to seek a recording contract with RCA Records, who told her they were having financial difficulties.
In 2000, she released her second album, Back to Basics, which drew inspiration from early 20th-century jazz, soul, and blues. Her next three albums, Bionic, Lotus, and Liberation, all experimented with various musical styles and reached the top ten in the U.S. Besides solo materials, she earned chart-topping entries with collaborations including \”Lady Marmalade\”, \”Moves like Jagger\”, \”Feel This Moment\”, and \”Say Something\”. In 2008, she was ranked at number 58 on Rolling Stone’s list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time in 2008, and included on Time’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2013. She sang the US national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner, before Pittsburgh Penguins hockey, Pittsburgh Steelers football, and Pittsburgh Pirates baseball games, and the 1992 Stanley Cup Finals. In 1991, she auditioned for a position on The Mickey Mouse Club, but did not meet its age requirements. She performed musical numbers and sketch comedy on the television series until its cancellation in 1994, where she performed with Ryan Gosling, Britney Spears, and Justin Timberlake. In 1994, she covered You You You, a Whitney Houston version of Run Run Run by Wanna Wanna Dance with Somebody, for the soundtrack of the film Burlesque.