Biography of Christina Aguilera
Christina Maria Aguilera (erroneous options: Christina Aguilera, Christina Oguilera) was born in the family of a sergeant in the Armed Forces and a Spanish teacher.
Childhood of Christina Aguilera
Christina’s mother, by the way, is a professional pianist and violinist, she performed as part of the Youth Symphony orchestra. When the future singer was 7 years old, her parents separated. Mom went to live in her native Wexford and got married a second time.
Christina Aguilera began her musical career at the age of 8. It was then that the girl performed Whitney Houston’s song “Greatest Love Оf All” at a young talent competition called Star Search. However, the young singer took only second place.
Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears at the New Mickey Mouse Club Show
Three years later, Christina was invited to perform the US national anthem at a sports competition in Pittsburgh. And in 1992, the famous TV show “New Mickey Mouse Club” opens and Christina becomes one of its participants. Here she met Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Simpson and JC Chasez. While still a schoolgirl, Christina took up her career closely, and got so carried away that she left school in the 8th grade and finished her studies as an external student.
The beginning of the pop career of Christina Aguilera
Two years later, Christina Aguilera is already going on her first tour. During it, in Japan, the singer met the famous performer Keizo Nakanishi and recorded the song “All I Wanna Do” with him. The composition made Aguilera quite popular in the Land of the Rising Sun. A little later, the singer performs at the Romanian festival Golden Stag.
In 1998, Disney Corporation asked to record a song for the cartoon “Mulan” “Reflection”. After the release of the tape on the wide screen, the soundtrack became one of the 15 best singles and received the Golden Globe. Christina immediately signed a contract with RCA Records.
With the support of producers and composers, 18-year-old Christina Aguilera presents her debut album Christina Agulera. The first single from the disc “Genie in a Bottle” so excited the public that the song lasted five weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The hit received the Blockbuster Award, Teen com Award and Ivor Novello Award.
The second single of the singer “What A Girl Wants” not only became a hit and topped the American rating, but also became one of the best-selling songs of the year. And the video for the song received more than one award. As a result, the debut album with popular tracks in the US alone was bought by more than eight million people. Over 17 million copies of the record have been sold worldwide, and it has been certified 10 times platinum. Critics wrote about the undoubted quality of the material and the well-thought-out arrangements that set off the interesting vocals.
The popularity of Christina Aguilera grew by leaps and bounds. In 2000, the singer received the prestigious Grammy Award for Best New Artist. And the following singles “I Turn To You” and “Come On Over (All I Want Is You)” conquered the tops of not only American, but also world charts.
Christina Aguilera and Ricky Martin “Nobody wants to be lonely”
The Spanish versions of the hits became the first in the Latin American chart, and the album became the best and brought Aguilera the Latin Grammy Award 2001 and a number of awards.
And before the end of 2001, the young performer managed to record the Christmas long-play “My Kind of Christmas”, which sold millions of copies around the world.
Christina Aguilera’s sexy new look
In early 2001, Christina Aguilera radically changed her image. Now she is no longer a romantic and eternally suffering person in the frame. The girl, along with singer Pink, Lil’ Kim and Mya, recorded a remake of Patti LaBelle’s “Lady Marmelade”, which became the soundtrack to the film “Moulin Rouge”. Now the fans have seen the shameless, aggressive and defiant Christina. The track instantly became a multi-week number one hit and collected a rich harvest of awards.
Already in the mid-2000s, Christina Aguilera became one of the most sought-after celebrities in the world of show business. Encouraged by the success, RCA Records releases a disc with old demos by Christina, which she performed at the age of 14-15. The release of “Just Be Free” sold quite a good circulation and won a platinum certificate.
Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine on the same stage
Wasting no time, Christina Aguilera is starting to work on the next album called “Stripped”. The first rhythm and blues single “Dirrty” skyrocketed to number one on the US filings chart. The presentation of the album itself took place only at the end of 2002. Christina posed topless for the cover. By the way, all the songs were recorded by Aguilera with little support from other authors and composers. The album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200. Critics gave the album mixed reviews. The increasingly sexy and provocative image of the singer became the subject of controversy. However, Stripped was certified 4x platinum in America and sold 14 million copies worldwide.
After the frank and controversial song “Dirty”, the second single from the album came out – a sensual and social ballad called “Beautiful”. The song’s heartbreaking video highlighted the song’s deep context, which touched on issues such as homophobia, anorexia, and teenage social uncertainty. The song “Beautiful” became one of the most titled of the singer.
Christina Aguilera does not leave her new sexy image and shoots naked for the popular Rolling Stone magazine.
In 2003, Aguilera dealt a “double” blow to the music world. The blonde girl dyed her hair in a burning brunette and went on tour with the popular Justin Timberlake. Justified and Stripped tour became the most popular and successful tour of the year.
Christina Aguilera in the movie Burlesque
At the end of 2004, Christina Aguilera changes again. She removes the piercing from her body – one earring out of eleven remains – on the nipple of her right breast. In parallel with her musical career, she begins her career as a TV presenter. On MTV, the girl begins to lead the program Sex, dedicated, among other things, to sexual abstinence.
However, Aguilera begins to release one single after another. First comes “Car wash”, a cover version of the 70s hit Rose Royce. Then “Tilt Ya Head Back” is a duet with Nelly. Then the songs “A Song for You” and “Somos Novios” appear.
Christina Aguilera’s third numbered album was released in late summer 2006. This record was full of jazz, soul and blues compositions. With this disc, the singer conquers not only her regular audience – teenagers, but also a wider audience. The songs “Hurt” and “Candyman” receive recognition from both fans and critics.
In 2008, Christina appeared in Martin Scorsese’s Shine a Light, a documentary about a two-day concert by the legendary Rolling Stones in New York. Aguilera sings the song “Live With Me” in a duet with Mick Jagger. She also played a small role in the comedy Get Him to the Greek.
Christina Aguilera is releasing a collection of hits, Keeps Gettin’ Better: A Decade of Hits, for her tenth anniversary. In the same year, Maxim magazine names the singer 80th in the list of the most desirable women in the world.
Christina released her fourth studio album “Bionic” in mid-summer 2010. It was not a commercial success. Two singles “You Lost Me” and “Not Myself Tonight” were released from the disc, which, however, were not in great demand in the main American charts and abroad.
Personal life of Christina Aguilera
In 2005, 24-year-old Christina Aguilera solemnly married music producer Jordan Bratman. The celebration was luxurious and outstanding. Many celebrities were invited to the wedding, for example, Drew Barrymore, Sharon Stone, Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz, from whom, by the way, they took a non-disclosure subscription.
Christina Aguilera with son Max and ex-husband Jordan Bratman
In September 2007, it became known about the pregnancy of the singer. Paris Hilton publicly congratulated Christina at one of the parties and thus revealed the secret to the whole world. During pregnancy, by the way, Aguilera was repeatedly shot naked for various magazines, for example, Mary Claire. On January 12, 2008, the singer gave birth to a son, Max Lyron Bratman.
In October 2010, Christina Aguilera filed for divorce. In the documents, she indicated the reason for such a decision – “irresolvable contradictions.”
Pregnant Christina Aguilera with son Max and husband Matthew Rutler
Before the divorce papers were signed, the singer began a new romance with casting assistant Matthew Rutler. The couple have been together since 2010 and plan to get married. While the exact date of the wedding is not known, but according to unconfirmed information, lovers can get married by the end of the year in Hawaii. In August 2014, the couple had a daughter.
Christina Aguilera now
In November 2012, Christina Aguilera released her seventh album “Lotus”, it was received coolly and did not gain proper ratings. A few months later, the girl received the People’s Choice Awards “Voice of the People: For Special Achievement” 2013. On January 18, the single “Feel This Moment” recorded with Pitbull was released, which subsequently received platinum status.
After that, Christina dropped out of the secular party, and six months later she demonstrated her former forms, by the end of the summer she was able to lose 15 kg. She also began to take an active part in the project “Voice”: the singer performed the single “Say Something” together with the group A Great Big World, and in the finale of the fifth season of the American show “The Voice” Christina Aguilera and Lady Gaga performed the song “Do What U want”.
In addition to concert and television activities, the singer is involved in charity work. Since 2007, she has been releasing a series of her perfumes every year: the first was the Christina Aguilera fragrance of the same name (2007). The following year, the next fragrance of the singer Inspire (“Inspiration”) was released. Christina Aguilera by Night was released in 2009, Christina Aguilera Royal Desir in 2010.
Red Sin – perfume from Christina Aguilera
In 2011, her fifth fragrance, Secret Potion, went on sale. On October 1, 2012, the Red Sin fragrance (“Red Sin”) was created, and in 2013 the Unforgettable (“Unforgettable”) fragrance was released.