Christina Aguilera, New York
Christina Aguilera, whose real name is Christina Maria Aguilera is an American of Irish and Ecuadorian, born December 18, 1980 in New York.
She is also author-composer-arranger and producer of his own albums. Recently, she has also started implementation of its clips. She has sold to date, 35 million albums and 50 million singles worldwide.
Christina Aguilera was born December 18, 1980 in New York in the District of Staten Island. She is the daughter of Fausto Aguilera Javier Wagner, an Ecuadorean officer of the U.S. Army (from the port of Guayaquil), Shelly Loraine Fidler and a teacher of Irish descent. This passion for Hispanic culture, was once a translator.
Christina Aguilera and her mother, victims of domestic violence, fled the home, when she was only seven years to reach the maternal grandmother of Christina. Some time later, his mother married Jim Kearns Christina considers his father. Shelly and Jim had a child named Mickey (born 1996). The one and only biological sister Christina is Rachel (born 1986) and two children are Jim Casey and Stefanie.
Christina at the age of eight starts in the music world by singing the hook-TV show Star Search when she will not win. It then shows interests in school and community. At age ten she sang the national anthem for the Steelers and the Pittsburgh Penguins and the age of twelve, she entered in the All New Mickey Mouse Club with Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez and Keri Russell. After two years with the group, she traveled overseas to enhance her singing talent.
The first recordings
In Japan she recorded a duet "All I Want to Do with Keizo Nakanishi popular singer. Back in the United States, she auditioned for interpreting the theme song of the animated film Mulan (Disney). Christina then recorded a demo of a song by Whitney Houston sends it directly to the company. Disney makes contact with Christina Aguilera to tell her she will sing the song Reflection. The company signed a contract with RCA the singer and her record the album Christina Aguilera who sold 15 million copies worldwide.
Christina Aguilera and the first commercial successes
In 1999, the song Genie In A Bottle is a great success and is ranked No. 1 in several countries. The song ranks the 3rd place in France where she was certified gold single with 325 000 copies sold. Then come the success of What A Girl Wants, I Turn To You (who meet a low success), Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You).
In the early 2000s out Nobody Wants To Be Lonely (duet with Ricky Martin), part of the soundtrack of the animated Hercules (Walt Disney) and Lady Marmalade (with Pink, Mya and Lil Kim) taken from the band original musical film Moulin Rouge! latter ranks first place in Billboard. In France, it has sold nearly 200,000 copies.
After an album for the holidays called My Kind Of Christmas and sold over a million copies an album in Spanish (Mi Reflejo, 300,000 copies sold in Latino countries and more than 2 million worldwide), an album entitled Just Be Free comprising parts recorded when she was a teenager (withdrawn from sale).
Second album, Stripped and marriage.
His second album Stripped main show more personality of the singer and his talent for permission. The first single, Dirrty, with the rapper Redman, puts it at the top of the charts with a very controversial video. Beautiful, the second single is second on the Billboard Hot 100 and first in Europe and Australia, the song won him a third Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. The third single was Fighter. She then released toward the end of summer 2003, her fourth single, Can not Hold Us Down, Lil 'Kim. The fifth single is called The Voice Within.
In August 2003, she joined Madonna alongside Britney Spears for the opening of the twentieth MTV Video Music Awards. They sing Like a Virgin and Hollywood. Event of this performance is the kiss that Madonna gave the two singers.
Tour Stripped World Tour starts September 22, 2003 in Germany with seven concerts. On 24 October in France, the singer gave a concert at the Zenith in Paris. His European tour ends in November with 10 shows in the United Kingdom, after 29 dates in Europe.
The album sold 12 million copies worldwide, with 150,000 copies sold in France. The tour, Stripped World Tour generates $ 70 million with 85 concerts. After finishing her world tour she undertook in the summer of 2004, a North American tour. But health problems forced her to cancel some dates.
In June 2004, the singer published the song Hello by partnership with Mercedes-Benz.
Christina returned to the studio and recorded two new collaborations: Car Wash Missy Elliott (for the animated film Shark Tale) and Tilt Ya Head Back with rapper Nelly.
She turned temporarily to a more jazzy style and blues. She recorded a cover of A Song For You "on the album by pianist Herbie Hancock Possibilities. Current 2005-2006, she collaborated with Andrea Bocelli Somos Novios the title.
On November 19, 2005, she married Jordan Bratman, with whom she became engaged Feb. 10, and she met while recording her album Stripped. The marriage took place in a vineyard in Napa Valley, California, after three days of themed ceremony. The day before the feast was the theme of Japan, a country where Christina lived younger. She was wearing a wedding dress by Christian Lacroix.
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