98 Facts About Christina Aguilera


Christina Aguilera found continued success with Mi Reflejo, Stripped and the critically acclaimed Back to Basics.


In 2010, Christina Aguilera starred in Burlesque and contributed to its soundtrack.


Christina Aguilera is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with estimated sales of over 100 million records sold worldwide.


Christina Aguilera is regarded as one of the most influential Latin artists in the entertainment industry.


Christina Aguilera's accolades include five Grammy Awards, two Latin Grammy Awards, six ALMA Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, one Billboard Music Award, one Guinness World Record, and has been immortalized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Christina Maria Aguilera was born on December 18,1980, in New York City, New York, to Shelly Loraine and Fausto Wagner Xavier Aguilera.


Christina Aguilera's father is an Ecuadorian emigrant from Guayaquil while her mother has German, Irish, Welsh, and Dutch ancestry.


Fausto Christina Aguilera was a United States Army sergeant, and Shelly Loraine was a violinist in the American Youth Symphony before becoming a Spanish translator.


Christina Aguilera has spoken out about her father's physically and emotionally abusive behavior.


Christina Aguilera eventually used music to escape her turbulent household.


Christina Aguilera later remarried to James Kearns with whom she had a son named Michael.


In 2012, following decades of estrangement, Christina Aguilera expressed interest in reconciling with her biological father.


Christina Aguilera began to practice singing and competing in talent contests.


Christina Aguilera eventually was invited to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" before Pittsburgh Penguins hockey, Pittsburgh Steelers football, and Pittsburgh Pirates baseball games, as well during the 1992 Stanley Cup Finals.


In 1991, Christina Aguilera auditioned for a position on The All-New Mickey Mouse Club, aired on the Disney Channel.


Christina Aguilera ran against 400 candidates, and while she made the shortlist she was ultimately rejected for not meeting the minimum age requirement.


One year later, in 1992, Christina Aguilera received a call from one of the show's producers asking if she was still interested in becoming a "Mouseketeer".


Christina Aguilera competed for a spot and was selected to join the variety program the following year.


Christina Aguilera's fellow cast members included Ryan Gosling, Keri Russell, Britney Spears, and Justin Timberlake.


Christina Aguilera was selected to record a duet with Japanese singer Keizo Nakanishi, with whom she performed in concert shows around the country.


In June 1997, Christina Aguilera went on to Romania to represent the United States in a singers contest during the Golden Stag Festival, but she failed to win over the audience.


Christina Aguilera eventually was given the opportunity to record "Reflection", theme from animated film Mulan, which charted on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart at number 15.


Christina Aguilera's self-titled debut album, Christina Aguilera, was released in August 1999, and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.


At the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards, Christina Aguilera won the Best New Artist category, which received wide media coverage.


Christina Aguilera's success continued to rise with the release of her second studio album, Mi Reflejo, in September 2000.


Christina Aguilera eventually hired Irving Azoff to manage her career, aiming for a new artistic direction and control of her own image.


In early 2001, Christina Aguilera reached commercial success with collaboration singles.


Christina Aguilera filed a suit against the label and the album's producers aiming to stop the release of the album.


Christina Aguilera cultivated a new image by adopting the alter ego Xtina, dyeing her hair black, and sporting several tattoos and body piercings.


Christina Aguilera received widespread media coverage due to her televised music performances.


In early 2005, Christina Aguilera embraced a new image inspired by Old Hollywood figures, debuting burlesque-style curly blonde hair and makeup.


In 2006, Christina Aguilera contributed vocals to singles "Somos Novios " with Andrea Bocelli and "Tell Me" with rapper Diddy, which reached number eight in the UK.


In 2008, Christina Aguilera appeared in the Martin Scorsese documentary Shine a Light, chronicling a two-day concert by The Rolling Stones at the Beacon Theatre.


Christina Aguilera's cameo was on the stage performing "Live with Me" with the band's lead vocalist Mick Jagger.


Christina Aguilera stated that she began working in a new music material while pregnant in 2008.


Christina Aguilera landed her first starring role as a waitress turned burlesque performer in the Steven Antin film Burlesque, released in theaters in November 2010.


In early 2011, Christina Aguilera omitted a few lines while performing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Super Bowl XLV, which led to extensive media coverage.


Christina Aguilera later returned to its second, third, fifth, eighth, and tenth season.


The album, titled Lotus, followed in November 2012, in which Christina Aguilera described the record as a "rebirth" of herself after the personal struggles she overcame.


Christina Aguilera first featured on rapper Pitbull's "Feel This Moment", which peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified platinum by the RIAA.


Christina Aguilera subsequently appeared on Mexican singer Alejandro Fernandez's cover of Miguel Gallardo's "Hoy Tengo Ganas de Ti", which earned a diamond certification in Mexico.


On October 1,2013, Christina Aguilera featured on the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire with the song "We Remain".


In 2015, Christina Aguilera starred in the third season of the musical drama series Nashville, which aired on ABC.


In May 2016, Christina Aguilera exited The Voice following its tenth season, which she won with her contestant Alisan Porter.


In July 2017, Christina Aguilera voiced a video-game dancer in The Emoji Movie.


Christina Aguilera released her eighth studio album Liberation on June 15,2018, to favorable reviews.


Christina Aguilera starred in the romantic science fiction Zoe, which premiered at the Tribeca Film festival in April 2018, and was released in July of that year.


Christina Aguilera headlined Christina Aguilera: The Xperience, a 25-date concert residency at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, beginning in May and concluding in March 2020.


In October 2019, Christina Aguilera released the song "Haunted Heart" from the soundtrack of the computer-animated Addams Family film, and her second collaboration with A Great Big World, "Fall on Me", followed a month later.


In July 2021, Christina Aguilera performed two sold-out shows at the Hollywood Bowl with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.


Christina Aguilera recorded "The Addams Family Theme", which was featured on The Addams Family 2 soundtrack.


On December 7,2021, Christina Aguilera was honoured with the People's Music Icon honorific award at the 47th People's Choice Awards.


Christina Aguilera released her ninth studio album, titled Christina Aguilera, originally as a double album on May 31,2022.


Christina Aguilera received widespread critical acclaim from music critics upon release, and was placed on several year-end lists by publications such as Billboard and the Houston Chronicle.


The album received seven nominations at the 23rd Annual Latin Grammy Awards with Christina Aguilera winning for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.


On June 11,2022, Christina Aguilera headlined the Los Angeles Pride festival with guests Mya, Kim Petras and Paris Hilton.


Christina Aguilera has named Etta James as a "role model", and said "At Last" made a major impression on her.


Christina Aguilera has cited rock bands as an influence, specifically The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Nirvana, and Radiohead.


Christina Aguilera later recalled singing her first songs in Spanish during childhood, saying: "I grew up hearing [Spanish] being spoken in my household [and] hearing a lot of Julio Iglesias on the record player".


Christina Aguilera has paid hommage to many artists from this genre in her music, including Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Nina Simone, and Otis Redding.


Outside of the music industry, Christina Aguilera was inspired by actresses from the Old Hollywood.


Christina Aguilera has been criticized for the excessive use of melisma, as well for oversinging during her concerts shows.


On her fifth studio album, Back to Basics, Christina Aguilera worked with several producers to create a "throwback with elements of old-school genres combined with a modern-day twist [and] hard-hitting beats".


Christina Aguilera's mother played a crucial role in building her self-confidence, and taught her a "message about self-respect".


Christina Aguilera herself tends to emphasize that her goal is not necessarily to provoke, but simply to express herself.


Christina Aguilera's fan-base is named the "Fighters" drawing inspiration from her 2003 single "Fighter".


Christina Aguilera is one of the most popular musicians on Twitter with approximately 17 million followers, and was one of the most searched artists in the world in 2002,2004, and 2010 through Google.


Jon Caramanica, journalist from The New York Times, concluded that "Christina Aguilera will be remembered for her glamour and her scandalous take on femme-pop", while Janelle Okwodu from Vogue noted that she "has never been afraid to take a fashion risk [and] has filled her videos with jaw-dropping styles and risque runway looks".


Christina Aguilera was on the original panel of coaches from the reality competition show The Voice.


Christina Aguilera is noted for having reinvented her public image numerous times during her career.


David Browne of Entertainment Weekly noted that Christina Aguilera was "a good girl pretending to be bad" when compared to Spears' music and image.


Christina Aguilera departed from the teen idol image with the release of Stripped in 2002, by dyeing her hair black, getting body piercings, and posing nude for several publications.


In March 2018, Christina Aguilera appeared on the cover of the spring 2018 issue of Paper, titled "Transformation".


Early in her career, Christina Aguilera was labeled as a teen idol, and has been cited as one of the artists who revived teen pop in the late nineties; Time magazine stated that she was a "pioneer [in] a different type of teen stardom", crediting her vocal ability as responsible for the phenomenon.


Critics highlighted the impact of her work in popular culture; while Stripped was cited as "the blueprint for divas making the transition from teen idol to adult pop star", Christina Aguilera is credited for "paving the way for a generation of pop singers".


Christina Aguilera has accumulated numerous awards and honorary accolades throughout her career.


Christina Aguilera received other four trophies from twenty nominations by The Recording Academy.


In 2013, Christina Aguilera's sales reached 9.4 million records in the United Kingdom, according to the Official Charts Company.


Christina Aguilera had earned over US$113.8 million from tickets sales of her concert tours throughout her career.


Outside of her projects in the music industry, Christina Aguilera has developed, endorsed, and invested in numerous brands, including Sears, Levi's, Skechers, Mercedes-Benz, Virgin Mobile, Pepsi, Orange UK, Sony Ericsson, Oreo, SweeTarts, and Xeomin.


Furthermore, Christina Aguilera inspired a clothing line by Versace in 2003, starring as a model in its advertising campaign; likewise, in 2008, she influenced and appeared in a campaign to promote a collection of sterling silver pieces designed by Stephen Webster.


Outside of endorsements, Christina Aguilera has produced and developed her own products.


Christina Aguilera later destined proceeds from the Christina Aguilera: The Xperience residency to The Shade Tree, a women and children's center in Las Vegas, Nevada.


In 2009, Christina Aguilera became the global spokesperson for the World Food Program, a branch of the United Nations.


Christina Aguilera visited countries with high rates of malnutrions, including Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti and Rwanda.


In 2010, Christina Aguilera auctioned tickets to her concerts through Christie's, earmaking the proceeds to non-profit environmental organizations, including Conservation International and the Natural Resources Defense Council.


Additionally, Christina Aguilera appeared on the Hope for Haiti Now telethon, whose donations directly benefited Oxfam America, Partners In Health, International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and UNICEF.


Christina Aguilera was praised by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals for signed an open letter destined to Government of South Korea appealing to the ban of consumption of dogs and cats, and for using fake fox fur in concerts costumes.


Christina Aguilera was raised Roman Catholic, although she was learning about Judaism in mid 2000s.


Christina Aguilera has been sharing about insecurity and struggling with body image early in her career.


Christina Aguilera met dancer Jorge Santos backstage while filming one of her music videos in 2000 and dated him until 2001.


Christina Aguilera began dating music executive Jordan Bratman in late 2002.


Christina Aguilera wore a flamenco-style wedding dress by Christian Lacroix and they exchanged wedding bands designed by jeweller Stephen Webster.


Christina Aguilera gave birth to their son, Max, on January 12,2008.


Christina Aguilera filed for divorce on October 14,2010, which was finalized in February 2011, and included joint custody of their son.


In November 2010, Christina Aguilera began dating production assistant Matthew Rutler, whom she met while filming musical Burlesque.


Christina Aguilera was arrested for public intoxication in March 2011, while Rutler was booked for driving under the influence.


In 2007, Christina Aguilera purchased a Mediterranean-style mansion in Beverly Hills for $11.5 million, which she sold for 13.5 million in March 2013.