Christina Aguilera

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Christina Aguilera

Born

12/18/1980, Staten Island, New York

Birth Name

Christina Maria Aguilera

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Baby Jane, Xtina
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True to its title, Stripped, the audacious new RCA Records release from Christina Aguilera, strips away the last remnants of her previous teen idol persona and what's left is as real as it gets. The sixteen new tracks that comprise Stripped, including her sensational debut single, "Dirrty," showcases…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Christina is ranked #8 in the "100 Hottest Blondes of AIM".

    • Christina ranked #8 in Maxim's Hot 100 Women 2008

    • Christina ranked #4 in Maxim's 2007 Hot 100 List.

    • In September 2007 it was revealed that Christina had been blacklisted by famed celebrity photographer David LaChappelle, after he declared her too difficult to work with.

    • On January 12, 2008 Christina gave birth to son Max Liron at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. He weighs 6 lbs., 2 oz. and 20.5 inches.

    • Christina dyed her hair black (May 2003) because she believed that it gave her a more mature look.

    • Christina sought comfort in soul music to help her cope with the pain of living in an abusive household while she was growing up.

    • Christina was chosen as one of People Magazine's annual 100 Most Beautiful People in the World in May 2007.

    • Christina's album Back to Basics was the most downloaded iTunes album in 2006.

    • Christina was awarded the Woman of the Year Award by Blender Magazine in 2003.

    • Forbes Magazine named Christina as the 19th richest woman in the world.

    • Christina used a 40's theme for her new album Back To Basics.

    • Christina performed with Madonna, Britney Spears, and Missy Elliot at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, in which she and Britney kissed Madonna.

    • When she was a kid, Christina sang the National Anthem at many sport games.

    • Christina made a cameo in the movie Shark Tale doing the voice of a jellyfish named Christina.

    • Christina donated most of her wedding gifts to charities supporting victims of Hurricane Katrina.

    • Tours:
      Christina Aguilera: In Concert Tour (1999)
      Latin American Tour (2001)
      Justified/Stripped Tour (2003) (With Justin Timberlake)
      Stripped World Tour (2003)
      Back to Basics Tour (2006-2007)
      Bionic Tour (2011)

    • It was rumored that Christina had sexual relationships with both Carson Daly and Fred Durst. Both were false.

    • Christina was voted Sexiest Teen Idol in 2000.

    • Christina has won two MTV VMA awards: Best Video of the Year, and Best Video From A Film for the song Lady Marmalade.

    • Christina's Discography:
      1) Christina Aguilera, Released 8/29/1999
      2) Mi Reflejo, Released 9/12/2000
      3) My Kind of Christmas, Released 10/24/2000
      4) Just Be Free, Released 8/21/2001
      5) Stripped, Released 10/29/2002
      6) Back to Basics, Released 8/15/2006
      7) Keeps Gettin' Better - A Decade of Hits, Released 11/11/2008
      8) Bionic, Released 06/08/2010

    • Singles:
      Reflection
      Genie In A Bottle
      What A Girl Wants
      I Turn To You
      Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)
      Nobody Wants To Be Lonely (with Ricky Martin)
      Lady Marmalade (featuring Lil' Kim, Mya, and Pink)
      Dirrty
      Beautiful
      Fighter
      Can't Hold Us Down (Featuring Lil'Kim)
      The Voice Within
      Car Wash
      Tilt Ya Head Back (with Nelly)
      Ain't No Other Man
      Hurt
      Tell Me (With Diddy)
      Candyman
      Slow Down Baby
      Oh Mother
      Keeps Gettin' Better
      Not Myself Tonight
      Woohoo (featuring Nicki Minaj)

    • Christina is teaming up with Procter and Gamble Prestige Products to create her own perfume, which will be released late in 2007.

    • Christina was named in the #4 position on ex-fashion designer, Mr Blackwell's, 47th annual report of the worst-dressed women of 2006.

    • Christina's religion is Roman Catholic.

    • Christina met her future husband, Jordan while she was recording Stripped at an Atlanta studio. He was getting ready to move from Atlanta to Los Angeles, and she was one of the only people that he knew there, so when he arrived, they spent all of their time together.

    • Christina has turned down numerous offers to star in a reality television show, because she wants to keep her marriage sacred. Although, she is actively searching for a role to take as an actress. That is where she wants to go next, professionally.

    • Christina had a falling-out with her former producer, Scott Storch. The two collaberated on Stripped, but had a problem when she refused to fly him by private jet to studio sessions for the new record. So his name is nowhere on Back To Basics, but he does get a message: "All I am to you now is a bridge that's been burned...hope it was all worth it/looks like I didn't need you". Those are the lyrics from her song F.U.S.S.

    • Christina's songs The Right Man and Aint No Other Man were inspired by her love for her husband, Jordan.

    • Christina wrote the song I'm OK from her Stripped album about her experiences with being an abused child. The song was dedicated to her father, to let him know that she is OK now, regardless of his abuse.

    • Christina is featured on the cover of the September 2006 issue of Allure.

    • Christina's CD Just Be Free was not officially released by her. The songs were old demos from before she was famous and she did not believe that the songs were of the best quality for her fans. The people who released Just Be Free had to put a disclaimer on the CD saying that Christina did not authorize the release of it.

    • Christina's favortie musicians are Etta James, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Eve 6, Boyz II Men, Brian McKnight, No Doubt, and Julie Andrews.

    • Christina's favorite colors are turquoise and purple.

    • Some of Christina's hobbies are shopping, watching movies, hanging out with friends, music, dancing, and playing sports.

    • Christina's parents are Jim & Shelly and she has four siblings. They are Michael, Casey, Rachel, & Stephanie

    • In the Latin Grammy Awards in 2001, Christina was nominated for Record of the Year, and won Best Female Pop Vocal Album for her album Mi Reflejo.

    • Some of Christina's nicknames are Chrissy, X-Tina, and Christi.

    • Christina shared the stage with Dr Phil, Andrew Bocelli, Kenny Chesney and Martina McBride at a concert to raise money for US after-school programs. It is aired in the US on August 22nd 2006.

    • As of 2006, Christina is in line for the role of burlesque stripper Tempest Storm in a new movie about her life.

    • Christina is part of the Aldo campaign to fight against AIDS.

    • Christina says she wants to legally change her name to Maria Bratman. 'Maria' is her middle name and her new hubby's last name.

    • Christina has four tattoos.

    • Christina co-wrote Kelly Clarkson's hit single, "Miss Independent."

    • Christina's favorite sports are baseball and volleyball.

    • Christina appeared in the musical The Pussycat Dolls.

    • Christina attended Ingomar Middle School in Wexford, Pennsylvania.

    • Christina co-wrote her songs, Infatuation and Loving Me 4 Me about her relationship with ex-boyfriend, Jorge Santos.

    • Christina has a duet with Ricky Martin called, Nobody Wants to be Lonely.

    • Christina attended North Allegheny High School up until the 9th grade in Wexford, Pennsylvania.

    • Christina starred in tv commercials for Coke, but recently did a commercial for Pepsi. It will not be shown in the U.S..

    • Christina wears bright blue contact lenses, even though her eyes are already naturally blue.

    • Christina is known for her powerful voice and her ability to sing acapella.

    • Christina is of Irish and Ecuadorian roots.

    • When Christina went up to get her Grammy for Best New Artist, she looked into the camera and said, "Mommy" before she was even on stage.

    • After Genie in a Bottle came out, Christina went to prom with a friend and they played her song and everyone stepped off of the dance floor.

    • After her parents' divorce, Christina lived with her mother.

    • Christina's parents divorced when she was young.

    • Christina's first breakthrough hit was Genie in a Bottle, which came out in 1999.

    • Christina was on The Mickey Mouse Club with: Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Ryan Gosling, JC Chasez and Keri Russell, who are now famous.

    • Christina has two papillon dogs named Stinky and Chewy.

    • Christina has admitted a fear of the dark before, though she also says there's a sort of comfort in it.

    • "Aguilera" translates into the English word "eyrie." It is also spelled "aerie." It is the nest of a bird of prey.

    • Christina's hit single Beautiful (written by Linda Perry) was originally offered to singer Pink (who worked with Christina on Lady Marmalade), who turned it down.

    • People who have inspired Christina in her singing career include Julie Andrews, Etta James, Mariah Carey, and Whitney Houston.

    • When Christina did the hit remake of "Lady Marmalade" with Lil Kim, Mya, Pink, and Missy Elliott, people said it was "too urban" for her.

    • In 1999, Time magazine called Christina "One of the most strikingly gifted singers to come along since Mariah Carey."

    • At first, Christina was rejected when she auditioned for the Mickey Mouse club because of her young age (9 years old). They called her when she was 12.

    • When she was younger, she was called "the little girl with the big voice" because she was so petite and yet could sing so well.

    • Christina loves using MAC cosmetics; she was in one of their Viva Glam ads.

    • Christina recorded her popular single Beautiful many times, but writer Linda Perry convinced her over time to use the first take, which was just imperfect enough to help convey the message of the song. The first take is the one featured on Stripped.

    • Christina has been featured on many soundtracks, including: Shark Tale, Mulan, The Next Best Thing, Pokemon, and Moulin Rouge.

    • Christina appeared on Star Search in 1988 but lost to a boy who sang "Hey There Lonely Girl." However, she won money and used it to buy a portable sound system so she could perform at local parks and events.

    • In 1998, Christina recorded the song
      Reflection for the Disney movie Mulan, after sending in a recording of Whitney Houston's I Wanna Run To You in order to prove she could hit a specific note (high E above middle C). Reflection led up to Christina's record contract, and was her first music video.

    • Christina has stated that she enjoys collaborating with other musical artists and is proving it, considering she's done five or more collaborations since 2001.

    • In 1988, Christina was on Star Search but lost.

    • Christina's hit single, What A Girl Wants, was the first #1 single of the new millennium (year 2000).

    • Christina has a four octave voice range.

    • Christina is 5 ft. 2 inches tall.

    • Christina was Blender magazine's 'Woman of the Year' for 2003 and Glamour magazine's 'Woman of the Year' for 2004.

    • Christina married her music executive husband Jordan Bratman on November 19, 2005.

    • Christina has won 4 Grammy Awards (Best New Artist, Best Pop Collaboration w/ Vocals Lady Marmalade, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Beautiful, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Ain't No Other Man) and 1 Billboard Music Award (Female Artist of the Year).

    • Christina joined forces with singer Justin Timberlake in the summer of 2003 for the Stripped/Justified tour. The tour won for 'Best Tour' at the Teen Choice Awards and the Rolling Stone Music Awards.

    • Christina's self-titled debut album has sold more than 12.1 million copies worldwide. Her highly anticipated second album, "Stripped," has sold more than 8.3 million copies wordwide, according to the July 2004 "Elle" magazine article on Christina.

    • For years there were rumors of a heated rivalry between Christina and fellow pop singer Britney Spears. However, this was false and the rumor ended when they presented an award together at the MTV VMAs.

  • Quotes

    • Christina: (on the annual Cannes film festival - obviously held in Cannes every year) So where's the Cannes film festival being held this year?

    • Christina: (on herself) I'm an ocean, because I'm really deep. If you search deep enough you can find rare exotic treasures.

    • Christina: I'm not going to go down the safe route because I have had a child. Motherhood hasn't changed me. It's like the line in my new single, Keeps Getting Better, says, 'I'm still a super-bitch.' I want to be the best (mom) I can be but I also want to show my son who I am as a person, not just this woman who changes (nappies) and breast feeds.

    • Christina: (on parenthood) It is the best thing you will ever do in your life. It just lights up my whole world when Max laughs. Being a mother just gives you a whole new sense of purpose, and it's just the most amazing thing. I was in awe of the entire experience of pregnancy - the entire journey was just incredible.

    • Christina: (on dating with husband Jordan Bratman) We make sure we have mommy and daddy nights out. Our child comes first, obviously, but there are certain things you can do. Once we know he's in good hands, we go out late at night and have a few drinks. Then we'll come home, dim the lights and do our thing, and I'm not going into any more detail than that!

    • Christina: (asked if she'll have more children) Oh, eventually, yes! Yes, absolutely. Absolutely! Motherhood comes very naturally to me. I think a whole new confidence comes with being a mother.

    • Christina: (revealing she would keep the skimpy trousers she wore in her "Dirrty" video) I definitely stirred the pot a bit but I had fun. If it's under the mark of respectability it's prudish, if it's over the mark, it's slutty. That's really unfair, so I'm happy I've been able to express myself and be on both sides - people have loved it, hated it, been undecided, and been empowered by it. I was only 21, and possibly when I'm 60, if I can still fit into them. At the end of the day I can say I have a fucking blast.

    • Christina: You know, I'm not going to do everything right all of the time. The title of 'role model' is a tricky one because I'm not Mother Teresa. I'm just living my life and being the best version of the woman I can be. Im not always going to please everyone.

    • Christina: I feel empowered when I express myself sexually. Any woman who's going to strongly express herself sexually, there's always a backlash... Throughout the years, men have tried to put a restraint on how women are allowed to behave. If you do this, you're not sexy enough. And if you don't do that, you're too sexy... There are so many double standards. It's very important to me as a female to play upon sexuality and be very strong while incorporating that in my art and work.

    • Christina: (on her song "Still Dirrty") Still Dirrty is my tongue in cheek way of addressing the things I've seen in the tabloids about my new image - 'Oh, she's changed her look because she's in love!'... It's me looking at these things and kind of laughing.

    • Christina: (on marriage) You're surprised and disappointed by certain things in your first year [of marriage]. I think the biggest misconception is that everything is going to be perfect and nothing will go wrong.

    • Christina: I was always lean growing up. Once I hit my early 20s, I started to fill out. I really got excited. It's fun for me to take on that womanly shape. I definitely wasn't upset about gaining those curves! Now I love being able to fill out the corsets and accentuate that look.

    • Christina: My husband supports every pelvic thrust. He'll even ask me why I'm covering up and tell me to show it all off!

    • Christina: (revealing she wants to give acting a try) I've been reading scripts for a number of years now. I really am interested in acting as its own art form. While I'm on tour for Back To Basics I will be reading scripts……I'm waiting for the right thing to come along. It's important it's the right role.


    • Christina: I'm a flirt, I flirt with the camera, with my audience, yes, that really is a part of who I am.

    • Christina: (Referring to Jordan Bratman) Jordan is a balanced, strong and solid man. He is my pride, my backbone. He is my best friend. All my lyrics are inspired by Jordie. I didn't want to write sugar sweet love songs, but it's important to me that people know what a positive influence they got on me.

    • Christina: Sometimes, this work is just as bizarre as a circus act.

    • Christina (referring to accusations of sex appeal to sell records): Whatever I do, it's my business. It's not my job to parent America.

    • Christina: It's definitely a dream come true to be recognized and to be able to sign autographs. But, it's also a lot of hard work and can be draining. If you don't know already, you will quickly learn who your real friends are.

    • Christina: I'm not just another bimbo. I've got a brain and a heart. And I'm not going to let my body distract people from that fact.

    • Christina: I want a bad boy in public, and a pussy cat at home!

    • Christina: I'm not conservative when it comes to that sex stuff. I have a problem with the whole society thing where guys have sex and get praised for it but girls do it and get labels put on them. So more power to the girl who says she can enjoy sex and not be ashamed of it. I'll back that up 100 percent.

    • Christina: I want my music to speak for me, rather than the dress or lack of dresses I wore.

    • Christina: I have been portrayed as bad but that was never really me. I think I am a good girl and always have been. I see my persona as one of a strong, aggressive female who had every right to be outspoken in her sexuality.

    • Christina: I curse the day that I get a best-dressed award. Then I'll just be ordinary.

    • Christina: Eventually, I do want to have a family. But I have a definite game plan for my life.

    • Christina: It's much easier for my husband when I wear kiss-proof lipstick.

    • Christina: Every name I've been called has made me stronger.

    • Christina (comparing her husband to Britney Spears' husband): He's not trying to be on the cover of magazines. He's not trying to make a record. He's just good old Jordy.

    • Christina: There is no truth to the rumors that we hate each other. I have no ill feelings for Britney & vice versa. I am proud of all the achievements she has made in her career, she is a very hard working person. I have nothing but love for her.

    • Christina: It's funny how society places such strict standards upon young blonde females. We're supposed to play the clean-cut view the public wants of us. But I am not your little cookie-cutter virgin.

    • Christina: I think that whatever size or shape body you have, it's important to embrace it, and get down! The female body is something that is so beautiful. I wish women would be proud of their bodies & not diss other women for being proud of theirs.

    • Christina: Be a strong female-don't be afraid of the flack that goes along with that.

    • Christina: I'm inspired by the 20's, 30's, and 40's- they're all feel-good periods.

    • Christina: I wouldn't feel right wearing clothes that covered my whole body.

    • Chritsina: Pop is actually my least favorite kind of music, because it lacks real depth.

    • Christina: You can take it or leave it, but I'm not going to change, not for anyone.

    • Christina: I like to be edgy, I like to be different. I'm a little bit of rebel.

    • Christina: The sexuality coming forward on this record is more softened. It's more pin-up, tongue-in-cheek. It's playful. People take sex far too seriously.

      - on her latest album Back to Basics.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Great singer. Leave her alone about her weight.

    6.0
    Go away now please.
  • Christina Aguilera: May Not Return To The Voice

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    31-year-old blonde singer Christina Aguilera stepped down from her judging position on the talent show with fellow judge Cee Lo Green last month - but had promised to return for season five. However, Christina revealed in a recent interview with Access Hollywood that her return is far from confirmed and she will she how things go. "We'll see where everything goes," she said. "But I definitely know that I have to step away from it for a second so that I can regenerate my own artistry and get back to what my ultimate love is." Aguilera also spoke about her new album, Lotus, to the entertainment website, which is due to be released on 13th November. "[It's about] embracing everything about the person that I've grown to be since the last record," she said."A lot of changes have gone down - I'm a coach, etc."moreless
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