Christina Aguilera is a singer-songwriter, television personality, and actress. Born in Staten Island, New York, she appeared in television shows as a child before signing with RCA Records in 1998. Christina Aguilera’s debut studio album Christina Aguilera became an international success, with singles “Genie in a Bottle”, “What a Girl Wants”, and “Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)” all topping the Billboard Hot 100.
Despite commercial success with her second and third albums Mi Reflejo and My Kind of Christmas and numerous collaborations, Christina Aguilera was displeased with her lack of input in her music and image. She parted ways with her management and assumed creative control for her fourth album Stripped; its second single “Beautiful” helped the album’s commercial performance amidst controversy over her image.
While Christina Aguilera’s jazz, soul and blues-inspired fifth album Back to Basics was met with positive critical and commercial feedback, her sixth album Bionic had trouble maintaining commercial success. Later that year, Christina Aguilera made her feature film debut in the musical Burlesque which was released to mixed reviews. Aguilera served as the soundtrack’s executive producer earning positive reviews and substantial sales. Aguilera’s seventh album Lotus garnered mixed reviews and poor sales. She served as a coach and judge for the first three seasons of The Voice from 2011 through 2012.
As one of the top selling artists of the early 2000s, Billboard named Christina Aguilera as the top female artist of 2000 and 2003. Her work has earned numerous awards and accolades, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Golden Globe Award nomination for songwriting, four Grammy Awards and one Latin Grammy Award, amongst seventeen and three nominations respectively.
Rolling Stone ranked Christina Aguilera number fifty-eight on their list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time, ranking as the youngest and only artist on the list under the age of thirty. She has earned five number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100. “Genie in a Bottle” and the collaborations “Lady Marmalade” and “Moves like Jagger” are one of the best-selling singles of all time.
Christina Aguilera was ranked the 20th Artist of the 2000–09 decade by Billboard and is the second top selling single artist of the 2000s behind Madonna. Aguilera’s albums sales are estimated at over 50 million units worldwide. In 2012, Christina Aguilera was ranked #8 in VH1’s listing of 100 Greatest Women in Music.
How Name Made His Money – Music and Acting
Estimated Net Worth: $90 Million
Birthday: December 18, 1980
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