Christina María Aguilera (born December 18, 1980) is an American singer, songwriter, actress and television personality.
Born in Staten Island, New York and raised in Rochester and Wexford, Pennsylvania, she appeared on the television series Star Search and The Mickey Mouse Club in her early years.
After recording “Reflection”, the theme for Disney’s 1998 film Mulan, Aguilera signed with RCA Records. She rose to prominence with her 1999 self-titled debut album that spawned the Billboard Hot 100 number one singles; “Genie in a Bottle”, “What a Girl Wants”, and “Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)”.
The following year, Aguilera released two studio albums; the Spanish-language album Mi Reflejo and the holiday album My Kind of Christmas. She assumed creative control for her fourth studio album, Stripped (2002), which produced five successful singles, including “Dirrty”, “Beautiful”, and “Fighter”. Aguilera’s fifth studio album, Back to Basics (2006), debuted at number one on the album charts of ten countries and spawned the major hit singles; “Ain’t No Other Man” and “Hurt”. In 2010,
Aguilera released her sixth studio album Bionic and starred alongside Cher in the film Burlesque. The following year, she debuted as a coach on the reality competition television series The Voice; she has since appeared on six of its eleven seasons. Her seventh studio album, Lotus, was released in 2012. Aguilera has also been featured on several successful collaborations during her career, including “Lady Marmalade”, “Moves like Jagger”, and “Say Something”.