Christina Aguilera (born 18.12.1980)
Christina Aguilera is a pop singer / songwriter who began her rise to fame after recording the song 'Reflection' for the film Mulan.
Net Worth: As of 2013, according to Celebrity Net Worth, Christina Aguilera has a net worth of 130 million USD.
Childhood: Christina Aguilera was born in Staten Island, New York. Her father, Fausto Wagner Xavier Aguilera, of Ecuadorian descent, was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army and her mother, Shelly Loraine Fidler was a Spanish teacher with an Irish heritage. Aguilera took part in many talent contests when she was growing up and her fellow competitors became jealous of her vast talent. She became the subject of ridicule and acts of vandalism were carried out on her home. As a result of this, the family relocated to another suburb. Aged 9, she appeared on Star Search, singing 'A Sunday Kind Of Love' but did not win the contest. In 1993, she joined the Disney Channel's The Mickey Mouse Club. Among her co-stars were Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Ryan Gosling. Aguilera's first recorded song was a hit: a duet with Japanese singer Keizo Nakanishi entitled 'All I Wanna Do.'
Musical Career: In 1998, Aguilera was selected to record the song ' Reflection' for Mulan. 'Reflection' was nominated for a 'Best Original Song' Golden Globe. Her debut studio album, Christina Aguilera was released the next year and reached the top of the Billboard 200 and Canadian album charts. The album sold over 14 million copies worldwide. The singles 'Genie in a Bottle,' 'What a Girl Wants' and Come on Over Baby (All I Want Is You) all topped the Billboard Hot 100. During promotion for the album, Christina was keen to display her vocal abilities and performed acoustic sets, appearing on TV shows with only piano accompaniment. Aguilera won the 'Best New Artist' Grammy in 2000. She was also nominated for 'Best Female Pop Vocal' for 'Genie in a Bottle.' The album Mi Reflejo, released in 2000, was Aguilera's way of emphasising her Latin heritage. The album contained Spanish version of her songs, as well as new Spanish tracks. In 2001, it won her a Latin Grammy for 'Best Female Pop Vocal Album.' Later on in 2000, Aguilera released a Christmas album called My Kind Of Christmas. It has sold over 3.2 million copies worldwide and is certified platinum in the US. Along with Pink, Mya and Lil' Kim, Christina Aguilera was picked to re-record the song ''Lady Marmalade' for the film Moulin Rouge! The single was produced by Missy Elliott and was number one on the Hot 100 for five weeks. It also reached number one in 11 other countries. The song also won its collaborators a 'Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.' 2002 saw the release of the singer's second full-length English language album. Stripped sold more than 330,000 in its first week. Most of the album had been written by Aguilera (who had signed a global publishing deal with BMG). Ex-Four Non Blondes member, Linda Perry produced some of the more personal tracks on the album. Alicia Keys also wrote a song for the album. Aguilera joined Justin Timberlake on the last leg of his Justified tour and then continued to tour the world, naming the tour the 'Stripped World Tour'. It was named the best tour of the year by Rolling Stone readers. A UK performance of the tour was later released on DVD: Stripped Live in the UK. Not one to shy away from controversy, Aguilera shared an onstage kiss with Madonna during a performance of Madonna's songs 'Like A Virgin' and 'Hollywood' at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2003. Late 2004 onwards, Christina collaborated on a number of tracks, with Missy Elliott, Nelly, the jazz artist Herbie Hancock, Sean 'Diddy Combs' and opera singer Andrea Bocelli. Back To Basics, Aguilera's third English language studio album was released in 2006 and debuted at number one in the United States. The lead single, 'Ain't No Other Man,' was a huge commercial success. Linda Perry and Mark Ronson were among the producers that worked on the album. The album sold over four and a half million copies. 2010 saw the release of her sixth studio album, Bionic. The album fell flat in comparison to her previous work, with critics saying her lyrics were not particularly good. Two years later, Lotus, was released to very similar reviews.
Personal Life: Aguilera has given birth to a son, her first child, with husband Jordan Bratman. Jordan and Christina announced their engagement in 2005 and were married that same year. Max Liron Bratman was born on 12.1.2008. Aguilera and Bratman separated in September 2010, with a divorce being finalised in April 2011. Aguilera began dating Matthew Rutler while on the set of the 2010 film Burlesque.
Here are the winners and highlights of the 2017 AMAs.
The winners of the 2017 American Music Awards have finally been unveiled, with Bruno Mars coming out on top with an impressive seven gongs altogether. Plus, learn the truth of Pink's facial expression while listening to former rival Christina Aguilera singing a Whitney Houston cover.
Pink at the 2017 American Music Awards
Bruno Mars was not only the winner of Artist Of The Year but also Favorite Male Pop / Rock Artist and Male Soul / R&B Artist, with his third album '24K Magic' landing Favourite Pop / Rock Album and Soul / R&B Album, and single 'That's What I Like' taking Video Of The Year and Favourite Soul / R&B Song.
They've feuded for years, but they've buried the hatchet now.
Christina Aguilera and Pink's feud might be the most famous in pop history, but it seems they have finally managed to put the past behind them and are now apparently pretty good friends. The latter opened up about the situation in response to a criticism from one of her followers.
Pink arrives at Absolute Radio
Pink recently landed the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards, and one fan decided to mark the occasion with a clip of 'Lady Marmalade' which she described as 'the only relevant video of her career' and referred to Christina as a 'back-up singer'. Needless to say, Pink didn't like the attitude.
Continue reading: Pink Insists She Loves Christina Aguilera Despite Past Rivalry
There's no reason why this animated comedy adventure needed to be this pointless. Solidly entertaining movies have been made using far less as source material (see The Lego Movie). But while there are some hilarious verbal and visual gags peppered throughout this movie, it all hinges on a script that's painfully obvious and animation that simply isn't inventive enough to hold the attention without a decent story and stronger characters.
It's set in Textopolis, an app inside the smartphone of the teen Alex (Jake T. Austin). The central character is Gene (T.J. Miller), who has far too many expressions for a meh emoji. His parents (Jennifer Coolidge and Steven Wright) worry that he has some sort of defect. Threatened by the cruel senior emoji Smiler (Maya Rudolph), Gene and his pal Hi-5 (James Cordon) sneak out of the app in search of the hacker Jailbreak (Anna Faris), who can help reprogramme him if they can make it to the cloud. But Smiler sends a team of killer bots in hot pursuit.
Yes, the plot is cursory at best, and essentially exists only so the film can namecheck carefully placed apps in a series of sponsored, rather pointless extended set pieces. This leaves the movie feeling like a low-rent variation on Wreck-It Ralph, although only a few of these sequences have any visual interest. The Candy Crush world is at least a colourful alternative to the dull digital look of most of most of the movie. And the lack of imagination shows in the depiction of music streaming as a stream and a firewall as a wall of fire. There's also a strange rush to violence in almost every sequence, as the bots continually try to delete our heroes.
Continue reading: The Emoji Movie Review
We use Emojis in text messages and social media everyday, but have you ever thought about what these images get up to when you put away your iPhone? When a high school boy goes to send his crush a 'Meh' emoji, it turns into something quite different. To the disappointment of his parents, Gene has never been quite as apathetic as he's expected to be, so when he messes up his moment it causes quite the problem for everyone else. Now the boy thinks his phone is broken, and he's on the way to get it re-set. That's not looking good for the emojis who find themselves desperately trying to back-up their world in the Cloud before their whole world gets wiped out. Meanwhile, Gene is about to learn that having more than one expression may not be such a bad thing after all.
Continue: Emoji Movie Trailer
Christina Aguilera and Matthew Rutler - American pop star Christina Aguilera appears to be having a great time while wearing a polka dot red dress and leather jacket along with a pair of Minnie Mouse ears at "the happiest place on Earth" Disneyland in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 17th May 2015
‘The Voice’ judge channelled her fellow ex-Mouseketeer when she stopped by ‘The Tonight Show’ sofa on Monday.
Christina Aguilera might be about to make her return as a judge on NBC singing competition ‘The Voice’, but the pop diva proved she has more than a few ‘voices’ in her repertoire, when she appeared on Monday's edition of ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'. The host challenged Xtina to a game of ‘Wheel of Musical Impressions’ while on his sofa, but Fallon probably wasn’t expecting his guest to be such an expert mimic.
Christina Aguilera could have fooled us with her Britney impression.
Aguilera was first challenged to sing the "Folgers Coffee" jingle in the style of her Burlesque co-star Cher, which she managed perfectly. Then Fallon’s turn came, where he delivered a pretty impressive impression of David Bowie, if he were to sing ‘You're a Grand Old Flag’.
Xtina’s latest role probably wont be too much of a stretch for ‘The Voice’ coach.
New mom Christina Aguilera is certainly looking to have a very busy 2015. The singer, who will be returning to her duties on ‘The Voice’ for the show’s eighth season, will also be taking a trip to ‘Nashville’ soon, to play a pop diva with country aspirations.
'The Voice' coach is headed to 'Nashville'.
People magazine announced the singer had signed on for a guest stint on the ABC drama and revealed she will play a character named Jade St. John. The magazine described St John as “a pop superstar who’s been going pretty much nonstop since she broke out a decade ago.”
There's a song in there, somewhere.
Settle down folks, Christina Aguilera and Matt Ruttler have named their baby. Of course they have, the little girl was born days ago. But now, out of the goodness of their hearts (not a need for extended publicity), the A-list couple have announced said baby name. And the newborn is called… get ready… deep breath… Summer Rain Ruttler!
As glamorous as she is, apparently Xtina has a secret inner hippie.
If you thought noone could outdo Kim, Kanye and North West… well, you’re right, but this one is definitely up there in the top ten of hippy dippy baby names. Of course, we wouldn’t expect anything less of the woman, who once chose Xtina for her stage name.
The 33 year-old singer took to Twitter to reveal her newborn daughter's adorable name.
On Saturday (Aug 16th) in Los Angeles, Christina Aguilera gave birth to a healthy baby girl. The four-time Grammy winner welcomed a newborn baby daughter, which is her second child, into the world with her fiancé Matthew Rutler.
The newborn baby is Aguilera and Rutler's first child together
Aguilera is already a mother to a 6 year-old son, Max Liron, from her previous marriage to Jordan Bratman, but this is Rutler's first child. The following day, the 33 year-old songstress took to Twitter and revealed to her 12.9 million followers the name of her newborn baby.
Continue reading: Christina Aguilera Unveils Her Baby Daughter's Name
The 33 year-old singer welcomed her newborn on Saturday (Aug 16th) in Los Angeles.
Christina Aguilera has given birth to a healthy baby girl! The 33 year-old songstress and her fiancé Matthew Rutler welcomed the newborn baby, and her second child, into the world on Saturday (Aug 16th) in Los Angeles.
This newborn baby is Aguilera and Rutler's first child together
Aguilera is already a mother to a 6 year-old son, Max Liron, from her previous marriage to Jordan Bratman, but this is Rutler's first child.
Continue reading: Christina Aguilera And Fiancé Matthew Rutler Welcome Baby Daughter
Arcade Fire headlined the final night of New Orleans Jazz Fest, with good news announced by sponsors, Shell.
The New Orleans Jazz Fest finished on a high note on Sunday May 5. Montreal-based band Arcade Fire had local musicians Pinettes Brass Band onstage with them, providing accompaniment and, at one point, a wordless rendition of Wake Up.
Springsteen drew huge crowds on Saturday night at the New Orleans Jaxx Fest
The night before had belonged to The Boss. Saturday night saw Springsteen take to the stage, opening with High Hopes, the eponymous track from his latest album. Unsurprisingly, he drew a huge audience who were blown away by his set, which featured performances of the usual tracks from his most recent tours.
Continue reading: New Orleans Jazz Fest Finishes On A High Note
Date of birth
18th December, 1980
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