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Also Known As: Christina Mara Aguilera Died:
Born: December 18, 1980 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Staten Island, New York, USA Profession: singer, model

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Possessing a singularly powerful vocal style, Christina Aguilera burst onto the scene as a teen idol in the late 1990s, beginning her career as a member of the new "Mickey Mouse Club" (Disney Channel, 1989-1994). Her breakout single "Genie in a Bottle" (1999) was bubblegum pop at its finest and helped earn the singer a Best New Artist trophy at the 2000 Grammy Awards, a category that her rival Britney Spears was favored to win. Aguilera shed her girl-next-door image for her sophomore album Stripped (2002), where she traded in her Mouseketeer charm for lingerie-inspired outfits and body art. Controversy clung to the singer like one of the skimpy designer gowns she began to wear and she was often criticized for her unapologetic attitude towards how "Dirrty" (the title of her 2002 hit single) a girl can get. Aguilera was a master of reinvention, from overcoming an abusive childhood, to channeling Madonna and Marilyn Monroe in her provocative music videos, to raising a family. Aguilera made her feature film debut opposite Cher in "Burlesque" (2010) and signed on to be one of the hosts of the reality TV singing competition, "The Voice" (NBC, 2011- ), both bold moves by an artist who never shied away from...

Possessing a singularly powerful vocal style, Christina Aguilera burst onto the scene as a teen idol in the late 1990s, beginning her career as a member of the new "Mickey Mouse Club" (Disney Channel, 1989-1994). Her breakout single "Genie in a Bottle" (1999) was bubblegum pop at its finest and helped earn the singer a Best New Artist trophy at the 2000 Grammy Awards, a category that her rival Britney Spears was favored to win. Aguilera shed her girl-next-door image for her sophomore album Stripped (2002), where she traded in her Mouseketeer charm for lingerie-inspired outfits and body art. Controversy clung to the singer like one of the skimpy designer gowns she began to wear and she was often criticized for her unapologetic attitude towards how "Dirrty" (the title of her 2002 hit single) a girl can get. Aguilera was a master of reinvention, from overcoming an abusive childhood, to channeling Madonna and Marilyn Monroe in her provocative music videos, to raising a family. Aguilera made her feature film debut opposite Cher in "Burlesque" (2010) and signed on to be one of the hosts of the reality TV singing competition, "The Voice" (NBC, 2011- ), both bold moves by an artist who never shied away from a challenge and was considered by many to possess the greatest voice of her generation.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Burlesque (2010)
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 Shine a Light (2008)
5.
 46th Annual Grammy Awards, The (2004) Performer
10.
 Maxim Hot 100 (2003)
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1989:
Made first televison appearance on TV's Star Search
1993:
Became a member of the New Mickey Mouse Club; alongside future pop stars JC Chasez, Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears
1995:
Toured Japan promoting her collaboration with Japanese singer, Keizo Nakanishi on "All I Wanna Do"
1998:
Recorded "Reflection" for the soundtrack of Disney's "Mulan"
1999:
Released muliplatinum debut album <i>Christina Aguilera</i>, which featured the hit singles "Genie in a Bottle" and "What A Girl Wants"
2000:
Released the muliplatinum spanish-language album <i>Mi Reflego</i>, which featured five Spanish versions of previously released material from her debut album and five original songs
2001:
Collaborated with Lil' Kim, Mya and Pink for the remake of "Lady Marmalade" for the film "Moulin Rouge"
2002:
Performed at the closing ceremonies for the Winter Olympic Games
2002:
Released next muliplatinum album <i>Stripped</i>, included the singles "Beautiful" and "Dirrty"
2003:
Became the new face of the Versace line; Donatella Versace claims that the new line was inspired by Christina's over-the-top stage performances
2003:
Performed "Like A Virgin" at the opening of the "MTV Video Music Awards" with Britney Spears and Madonna
2004:
Released the single, "Car Wash" with rapper Missy Elliott for the animated film "Shark Tale"
2006:
Released third studio album <i>Back to Basics</i>, which included elements of soul, jazz and blues music; earned 2 Grammy nominations, including Best Pop Vocal Album
2007:
Earned two Grammy nominations, including one for her collaborations with Tony Bennett for the song "Steppin' Out"
2008:
Released her greatest-hits collection <i>Keeps Gettin¿ Better: A Decade of Hits</i>
2010:
Released her fourth studio album titled <i>Bionic</i>
2010:
Made her feature film debut opposite Cher in the musical drama "Burlesque"
2010:
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song ¿ Motion Picture ("Bound to You" from "Burlesque")
2011:
Joined Mark Burnett¿s singing competition series "The Voice" (NBC) as a coach/judge
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Education

North Allegheny High School: Wexford , Pennsylvania - 1997

Notes

In the summer of 2000, Christina's mom and her manager were being sued for $7 million by her former manager for breach of contract

"This record is definitely my baby. Being 21 now, I've grown into more of what I feel like as a woman... I wanted to make a record that was about me completely. Nothing superficial, no hype, no gloss"---Aguilera on the release of her album "Stripped" Rolling Stones November 2002

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Jordan Bratman. Manager. Reportedly dating as of October 2003.
companion:
Jorge Santos. Backup dancer.

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father:
Fausto Aguilera. Born in Ecuador but had immigrated to the United States and pursued a career in the military; reportedly abused christina and her mother; parted from the family when christina was seven.
mother:
Shelley Kearns. Professional violin and piano player. Remarried; as a teenager she was a violinist who toured with the Youth Symphony Orchestra; president of Christina's fan club.
sister:
Rachel Aguilera. Born c. 1986.
step-sister:
Stephanie Kearns.
half-brother:
Michael Kearns. Born c. 1996.
step-brother:
Casey Kearns.
step-father:
James Kearns.
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