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.
JK Rowling is trending again, and the trans community needs support.
Whether you are on her side or not, it seems that Jk Rowling is a huge point of contention for people across the LGBTQ+ community for her repeated inflammatory statements on gender identity. Many have gone so far as to call her a TERF (trans-exclusionary radical feminist), but after she was labelled a "transphobic bigot" on the radio show The Last Word with Matt Cooper, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) have upheld a complaint that the comment was unfair.
JK Rowling at the 'Finding The Way Home' World Premiere / Photo Credit: Sonia Moskowitz/Zuma Press/PA Images
Naturally, the anti-Rowling community have reacted with anger that she can be seen as anything other than a "transphobic bigot", since her past comments have deeply hurt a huge majority of the trans community, especially in light of her Harry Potter books being such a big part of many people's lives and identity.
Doja Cat isn't the only one who shocked the world with a new image.
It seems we're not the only ones whose jaws dropped when we saw Doja Cat crawl out of a television screen The Ring style with a ripped dress, dark make-up and lank hair at the 2020 MTV European Music Awards, only to perform a hard rock rendition of her song Say So. Apart from the fact that the song, and indeed Doja Cat herself, is the most pop thing ever, we just weren't expecting such an alternative side to the singer - and we certainly weren't expecting to love it so much.
Doja Cat at Tidal X Rock the Vote benefit concert 2019 / Photo Credit: SIPA USA/PA Images
Not even the best casino bonus would have had us bet on a transformation like this. Though we ought to stop being so shocked when this happens by now; after all, she's not the only pop sweetheart to have made a controversial transformation in recent history. Here are just a few women in music who furthered their success by trading in their innocence...
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Serenade your mother with these touching tunes.
Give your mother something else to think about during these troubling times with our heartfelt Mother's Day playlist. Get her flowers as well though - we imagine she's expecting more than a few nice songs. And offer to do her shopping. She deserves it!
Photo Credit: Pixabay
Mama - Spice Girls
He makes his musical debut under a pseudonym.
Lewis Hamilton could be set to break into the music business in the near future, having recently made his singing debut on Christina Aguilera's song 'Pipe' from her latest album 'Liberation'. He recorded under the pseudonym XNDA, but it hasn't taken fans long to work out who the man behind it was.
Lewis Hamilton at the CFDA Fashion awards
The 33-year-old Formula One racer has been credited as a co-writer on the track, which was unveiled earlier this month with the rest of Christina's new album, and she confessed that she's been 'dying for everyone to find out [who they are] as they're definitely multi-talented'.
Continue reading: Lewis Hamilton Shows Off His 'Pipes' In New Christina Aguilera Song
The star rose to fame with her break-out single Genie in a Bottle in 1999
A musical hero for many youngsters in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Christina Aguilera has been relatively quiet on the song-circuit of late. However, the Genie in a Bottle hitmaker is back with a new single after a five-year wait and a new album following a six-year hiatus.
X-tina is back, baby!
The multi-Grammy award winning singer last graced the musical scene with her underrated album Lotus but, since then, fans have been left wondering if X-tina was ever going to get back in the studio.
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Another super fun episode of James Corden's musical road antics.
What would you do if you had Christina Aguilera in the car with you and the radio on? We're pretty sure insisting on a few Mickey Mouse Club secrets and a one-on-one vocal lesson are probably high on everyone's list - and that's exactly what James Corden got out of it in the latest edition of Carpool Karaoke.
Christina Aguilera snapped going out to dinner
The popstar brought the power of melisma to 'The Late Late Show' with her appearance on Carpool Karaoke, singing along to the likes of 'Genie in a Bottle' and 'Beautiful', but they were barely into her 2003 hit 'Fighter' when James Corden decided he wanted a few Xtina-style vocal tips.
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The singer goes make-up free for her latest magazine spread.
Christina Aguilera has long been an advocate for self-appreciation, her single 'Beautiful' still being an important song for a lot of people, and she proves that she's got all the confidence she needs by stripping off all her make-up for her latest magazine piece.
Christina Aguilera at the Stella McCartney Autumn 2018 presentation
The 37-year-old singer loves to play around with her make-up look, but that's not all she's about. She's not afraid to bare her real face - though, of course, we wouldn't be either if we had naturally amazing skin, long lashes and adorable freckles like her.
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.
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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
Christina Aguilera - 'The Voice' Karaoke for Charity held at Hyde Sunset Kitchen at Hyde - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 21st April 2016
Christina Aguilera - The Voice Karaoke For Charity held at Hyde Sunset Kitchen at HYDE Sunset: Kitchen + Cocktails - West Hollywood, California, United States - Thursday 21st April 2016
Christina Aguilera - The Voice Karaoke For Charity held at Hyde Sunset Kitchen at Hyde Sunset Kitchen - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 21st April 2016
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
Christina Aguilera - Shots of the coaches from the TV talent show 'The Voice' a they attended the Top 8 Spring 2015 event which was held at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 23rd April 2015
Date of birth
18th December, 1980
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