Biography and Information about Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera was born in New York City on December 18, 1980. Her full name is Christina Maria Aguilera. While Aguilera is a successful singer, writer, and record producer -- she is probably most well known for the music videos she appears in. Christina Aguilera's father, Fausto Aguilera, is from Ecuador. Her mother, Shelly Fidler, is a Spanish teacher with Irish roots. Aguilera's parents got a divorce when she was still a child. She then went to live with her grandmother near Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.
Early musical influences on Aguilera as a child are Madonna, Etta James, and Aretha Franklin. Aguilera was famous for her strong voice from an early age -- she is reported to have scarred away the competition is singing contests she participated in.
At the tender age of 10 Aguilera made an appearance on the popular hit show Star Search and sang an Etta James song. Although she lost that competition she gained a lot of notoriety for the national appearance and began to get other appearances and acclaim for it. Some of the other appearances included singing before baseball and football games.
At the age of 13 Christina Aguilera became part of the Disney Show New Micky Mouse Club along with other famous people such as Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears.
Not long before her 19th birthday, Christina Aguilera released her first album, simply called Christina Aguilera. This was a hugely popular album and reached the top of the Billboard chart, and eventually sold over 17 million copies around the world. -- You can see all the Christina Aguilera discs below in the discography section.
Some of her more popular single songs that reached the top of the Billboard charts during this time were Genie in a Bottle, Come on Over Baby / All I want is you, and the hit song What a girl wants.
At the year 2000 Grammy Awards, Christina Aguilera won the award for Best New Artist. And at the Grammys, she was also nominated for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
Also in the year 2000, Christina Aguilera put out a Spanish language record called Mi Reflejo which won her a Latin Grammy Award this time for Best Female Pop Vocal Album in the year 2001. This was a popular record as well, which sold over 3 million copies around the globe.
Here's a tip for you to help you learn Spanish with the assistance of the music of Christina Aguilera. If you are a big fan of Christina Aguilera and her music, and are familiar with her songs recorded in English, then listen to the Spanish versions of these songs on the Mi Reflejo album. There's simply no faster way to learn Spanish, no easier way to learn Spanish, and no more enjoyable way to learn Spanish than this.
Among her numerous successes with recording studio music albums, Aguilera also worked on movie soundtrack songs for the movie Mulan, and Moulin Rouge which also gave her a Grammy award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.
Late in the year 2002, Aguilera released the album Stripped. This record was also hugely popular and has sold over 13 million copies and went high on the Billboard chart. This album release paved the way for magazine photos of Christina Aguilera in Rolling Stone magazine and Maxim magazine.
One of the songs on the Stripped album called Beautiful enabled Aguilera to win a Grammy Award for the category of Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Aguilera sang with Andrea Bocelli in the song called Somos Novios which came out on one of his albums.
In addition to singing, Aguilera has made numerous photo and commercial appearances including one for Pepsi and for GQ Magazine. And she has also appeared in episodes of Beverly Hills 90210 and Saturday Night Live.
Learning Spanish with the help of Christina Aguilera
A good place to begin if you want to learn Spanish and like Christina Aguilera is with her year 2000 Spanish album called Mi Reflejo. This is my reflection in English. If you listen to this album you'll hear some songs that are new and completely in Spanish -- and you'll also listen to previous songs she has done that you might be familiar with released as Spanish language versions.
Christina Aguilera Discography
- Christina Aguilera
- Mi Reflejo
- My Kind of Christmas
- Just Be Free
- Back to Basics