Christina Aguilera

Topics: Christina Aguilera, Billboard Hot 100, Lil' Kim Pages: 2 (554 words) Published: March 4, 2013
Genesis Genao Mr. Pescatore Christina Aguilera
Christina Marie Aguilera was born on Decemebr 18th, 1980 in Staten Island, New York. Her father, Fausto Wagner Xavier Aguilera, was Ecuadorian. Her mother, Shelly Loraine Filder, was Irish American. Her father was a sargeant in the U.S Army which required her family to move around a lot. Her childhood was also filled with a lot of physical and emotional abuse from her father. Christina started singing and performing to deal with things at home. She is now 31 and still making music till this day. When Christina was 9 years old she appeared on a television talent show, Star Search. She didn't win the competition, but she was deffinitely one of the most talented. When Christina signed up for a talent show some people immediately drop out. Three years later she got her big break when she was invited to join the cast of The All New Mickey Mouse Club for the last 2 seasons. As the show died down in 1995, she used it as a stepping stone. She traveled from Los Angeles to Japan where she recorded a song with Japanese pop star Keizo Nakanishi. This was successful, and she returned to the United States to record demos. This led her to being signed to sing Reflection for the Disney movie Mulan. Around the same time she landed her first recording contract with RCA records. Reflection made the top 15 on Adult Contemporary music charts. This song later earned her a Gloden Globe nomination. On August 24th, 1999 her first album, Christina Aguilera, was released. Genie in a Bottle was her first single from the album. It hit number 1 on the pop charts for 5 weeks. Her second single from the album, What a Girl Wants, was the first Billboard Hot 100 number one for the year 2000. The album sold multiple platinum levels. It sold millions of copies in the United States. Christina also embraced her Latin heritage. On September 12th, 2000 she released...
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