CHRISTINA AGUILERA Biography - Other artists & entretainers


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Christina Maria Aguilera was born on 18 December 1980 in Staten Island, New York.


Christina Aguilera grew up with a violent father. In a song, from her album Stripped, she described “living in a war called home".


Aguilera supported the Scottish Executive’s domestic abuse campaign, donating artwork featuring lyrics to her song “I’m OK” for an exhibition.


Christina Aguilera said:


“My own experience has shown that you can survive after going through terrible times at home and I give my utmost support to those women and young people living with the threat of domestic abuse… Don’t suffer in silence because help is out there.”


Christina Aguilera appeared on the Star Search show when she was 8. At 10 she sang the national anthem for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates. A couple of years later, like Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, Aguilera presented TVís Mickey Mouse Club.


In 1998, Aguilera recorded Reflection for the soundtrack of Disney’s full-length animation Mulan. She gained a contract with RCA and a host of hits were to follow, including Genie In A Bottle, What a Girl Wants, Dirrty, Beautiful, and Survivor.


Christina Aguilera’s diverse work includes the album Mi Relejo, recorded in Spanish. She won a Grammy for best new artist in 2000, for best pop collaboration (Lady Marmalade) in 2002 and more recently for best female pop vocal performance (Beautiful).


Eminem referred to his fling with Christina Aguilera in The Real Slim Shady. In February 2005 Christina Aguilera announced her forthcoming marriage to music executive Jordan Bratman.