December 18, 1980
Place of Birth: Staten Island, NY, USA
Real Name: Christina Maria Aguilera
Likes: Baseball, hanging out with friends, shopping
The slender blonde with the big, big voice has been
entertaining audiences since she was a child. She
appeared on the television show "Star Search" in 1988
where she tied with her opponent, and ultimately lost
when the judges broke the tie. She fared better in
1992 as a regular on "The Mickey Mouse Club" a television
show which also produced future teen pop stars Britney
Spears and Justin Timberlake.
In 1999 Christina rocketed to world stardom with her
debut album "Christina" which contained the hits "What
a Girl Wants" and "Genie in a Bottle". The album earned
her a Grammy for Best New Artist of that year.
Christina, whose father is Ecuadoran, released her
first Spanish album, "Mi Reflejo" in 2000. Said Christina,
"I've always been proud of my Ecuadoran heritage.
Recording a Spanish album and working with a great
producer like Rudy Perez, gave me a chance to explore
my Latin side." Many of the songs were translations
of her hits from her English album and she had to
learn the lyrics phonetically since she does not speak
Spanish. Christina also went on to record duets with
Latin Pop stars Ricky Martin and Luis Fonsi.
In 2002, Christina released "Stripped" an album in
English that reflects her transition from teen to
young woman. Now that her voice (and her body!) has
matured, Christina is making records that will break
her out of the pop mold and challenge her as an artist.
Like Madonna and, dare we say it even Cher, Christina's
risqué costumes and sexy on-stage moves will
also continue to push the envelope of expressing exactly
what a girl wants.