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Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera
(Chrissy, X-Tina, Christi)
Staten Island, New York
Known for her powerful voice and her ability to sing acapella.Wears bright blue contact lenses, even though her eyes are already naturally blue (albeit a darker blue).

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Christina Aguilera Biography

Christina Maria Aguilera was born on December 18, 1980, in Staten Island, New York. Her parents divorced when she was young and she lived with her mother, although they moved around quite a bit. Christina's goal almost since birth was to be a singer, and at age 12 she was invited to audition for "MMC" (1989). She wound up getting the part and stayed there for a few years, until the show ended. In 1999 she had her breakthrough hit, "Genie in a Bottle". Since then she's made millions of fans, sold millions of records and has won many awards, including a Grammy for best new female artist. She has even made a Latin album and will be working on a second one. A Christmas album has also been released.

Christina Aguilera Trivia

Won a Grammy for "Best New Artist" in February 2000.

Made the Top 20 in FHM Magazine's 100 Sexiest Women. [2001]

Announced that she will star in TV commercials for Coke, which were slated to appear in the United States in May 2001 and continue throughout the summer. The Coke campaign also offered a $1,000,000 grand prize for a sweepstakes as well as the opportunity to meet the pop princess and hang out with her during a video taping. Christina previously starred in commercials for Coke which aired solely in Latin America. The ads were such a success that Coca-Cola decided to run new ads featuring Christina Aguilera in the U.S. [March 2001]

Attended North Allegheny High School up until the 9th grade in Wexford, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

sued Warlock Records, Platinum Recording Group and producers Robert Allecca and Michael Brown to prevent them from releasing "Just Be Free", a demo compilation she recorded when she was just 14 years old. [May 2001]

Won the world's best selling Latin female artist at the World Music Awards. Christina also performed her #1 world-wide smash hit "Nobody wants to be lonely" with Ricky Martin at the ceremony. [2001]

Formerly dated backup dancer Jorge Santos. Christina co-wrote the songs "Infatuation" and "Loving Me 4 Me" about the relationship.

For two seasons, Christina appeared on "MMC" (1989) which furthered her desire to record an album before she graduated from high school.

Nominated for 6 MTV Video Music Awards. So far in her career she has received 11 nominations. [July 2001]

In 1994, several labels, including RCA, passed on the opportunity to sign Christina Aguilera. Undaunted, she left for Japan to jump-start her career on distant shores.

With co-performers Kimberly 'Lil' Kim' Jones, won two awards at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards for "Lady Marmalade." One was for the prestigious 'Best Video Of The Year' award and the other for the 'Best Song From A Movie Soundtrack' award (Moulin Rouge).

Host of the second annual Latin Grammy awards show. [September 2001]

Co-hosted the 2001 Radio Music Awards in Las Vegas with Ricky Martin. [October 26, 2001]

Voice range is four octaves.

After wowing the crowd at a Pittsburgh charity banquet, 11-year-old Christina landed offers to sing the national anthem for the Penguins, Pirates, and Steelers.

Her contract requests she gets various health foods and Flintstones chewable vitamins. Also soft drinks such as Coca Cola and Nesquik but not Pepsi or anything diet. [2000]

Although she is half-Ecuadorian and has released a Spanish album, she is not fluent in Spanish.

Attended Marshall Middle School in Wexford, Pennsylvania.

Won the 2002 Grammy (best collaboration) with Lil' Kim, Mya, & Pink for her work in the 'Moulin Rouge' song 'Lady Marmalade'.

Appeared in the musical "The Pussycat Dolls".

Co-wrote fourteen songs on her latest album, "Stripped".

Attended Rochester Area Elementary School in Rochester, Pennsylvania.

Has 4 siblings: a younger half-brother Michael (born 1996), step-brother Casey, younger sister Rachel (born 1986) and step-sister Stephanie.

Above all sports, she prefers baseball and volleyball.

Considers Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Etta James and Billie Holiday as her most important musical influences.

Was named Godmother, "Madrina", for the second generation of students on the Mexican TV reality-talent show called, "La Academia".

Her parents met while attending college at Brigham Young University in Utah.

Has two papillon dogs, Chewy and Stinky.

Nominated for 4 MTV Video Music Awards for her "Dirrty" video including, Best Female Video, Best Dance Video, Best Pop Video and Best Choreography in a Video.

Has her own shoe line, which is manufactured by ES Orginals. The shoe box that has her picture on it, can be used as a CD holder or picture frame.

Step-dad is: Jim Kearns

Co-wrote Kelly Clarkson's hit single, "Miss Independent".

Is #1 on Maxim's Hot 100 of 2003.

Is the host of MTV's 2003 Europe Music Awards.

Her parents were married in the LDS Temple in Washington D.C.

Debuted on national TV at age 8 on "Star Search" (1983).

At 11, she was the youngest person to perform the national anthem at a major sporting event at that time

Nominated for five 2003 Grammys, Song of the Year, "Beautiful", Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, "Beautiful", Best Pop Collaberation with Vocal, "Can't Hold Us Down" (with Lil'Kim), Best Pop Vocal Album, "Stripped" and Best Remixed Recording, "Beautiful"(Peter Rauhofer, Remixer.)

Nominated for five 2004 Grammys, Song of the Year, "Beautiful", Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, "Beautiful", Best Pop Collaberation with Vocal, "Can't Hold Us Down" (w/ Lil'Kim), Best Pop Vocal Album, "Stripped" and Best Remixed Recording, "Beautiful" (Peter Rauhofer, Remixer.)

Has a Cadillac SUV and a Range Rover.

Nominated for the 2004 Echo Awards Best International Female.

Her "Stripped" tour with Justin Timberlake came in first in the Rolling Stone 2003 Readers' Poll for Best Tour.

Received 3 BRIT Award nominations, Best International Female Solo Artist, Best International Album, and Best Pop.

Has joined forces with Fetish, the cosmetic line to come out with a line of her own.

Won the 2004 Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, with her song, "Beautiful".

Her much talked about, ground-breaking, record-setting video "Dirrty" cost an estimated $5 million dollars to make.

In the year 2003 she made an estimated $29.7 million in album sales and endorsement campaigns.

Her video, Fighter, has six nominations for the 2004 Music Video Production Association awards for best pop video, best hair and best makeup, best cinematography, best styling and best direction of a female artist.

She is #3 on Maxim's Hot 100 List for 2004.

Cancelled her North American summer tour with, Chingy, due to strained vocal cords. [2004]

Released an album, "Stripped", in October 2002. The first single from her album was released in mid-September.

One of Teen Peoples 25 Hottest Under 25 (2004).

She was named Glamour's very first Woman of the Year (2004).

She has four tattoos; on the back of her neck - "Xtina", on her left waist, on her left wrist and on her arm - "Te Amo Siempre".

Her infamous satin thong from her cover of a Maxim Magazine, was fetched by a lucky bidder on ebay for $1,542.69. The treasured thong was obtained from BBC Radio 1 personality Scott Mills, who got them from a pal at Maxim, according to the online description. The winner got more than the thong that once adorned the backside of Aguilera. The total ebay deal incuded a bottle of the pool water, a note from Mills, a note from a BBC producer, a letter from Maxim that included pointers from Aguilera and a copy of the racy Magazine itself.

Ranked #14 on VH1's The 50 Geatest Women of the Video Era.

Stated in a recent interview that she had all her piercings removed with the exception of the one in her right nipple. [2004]

She has asked the US Patent and Trademark Office to approve over 450 items. Among the list are lingerie, crayons, skiwear, ropes and handcuffs.

Rolling Stone Magazine wrote that her video, Dirrty, is the most played music video of all time.

Is close friends with Kimberly 'Lil' Kim' Jones.

Her mom, Shelly Kearns, was voted #2 for best showbiz mom, according to an In Touch magazine poll. She was out voted by Justin Timberlake's mother, Lynn Harless.

On 21 December 2003, she visited and donated $200,000 to the Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh in Oakland, a domestic abuse shelter.

Recorded a remake of the disco classic "Carwash" with 'Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott' .

Recorded a duet with Nelly of "Tilt Ya Head Back".

Ranked #13 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002).

She is a spokesperson for Fetish (cosmetics), Coca-cola, Versace, Sketchers, MAC-cosmetics, Virgin-mobile, Mercedes, Declare Yourself.com, Xpose (perfume)

She is mentioned in the song "Riot Girl" by Good Charlotte.

Her husband Jordan Bratman is a music executive.

Graduated from North Allegheny High School in Wexford, Pennsylvania (1999)

Attended Marshall Middle School in Wexford, Pennslyvania.

Shares a birthday with Katie Holmes, Brad Pitt, DMX, Casper Van Dien and filmmaker Steven Spielberg.

Is mentioned in Eminem's song "The real Slim Shady" and is spoofed in the song's music video

Her last name is Spanish for "Eyrie".

150,000 FHM Music TV fans decided that "Dirrty" is the sexiest video of all time (2005).

Us Weekly Young Hollywood Hot 20 list (2005).

She's an NPC (non playable character) in The Sims: Superstar, an expansion pack for The Sims.

Named #16 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.

Husband Jordan Bratman asked for Christina's hand in marriage with a 5-carat diamond and platinum Stephen Webster ring.

Sharon Stone and Justin Timberlake were among the 130 guests at her wedding to Jordan Bratman.

Her father Fausto Xavier Aguilera is of Ecuadorian (Spanish and Native American) descent and her mother Shelly Loraine Fidler is of German descent on her father's side and of Irish, Welsh and Dutch descent on her mother's.

Named #27 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005)

Was featured as #8 in Maxim Magazine's "Hot 100 of 2002" supplement. (2002)

Was best friends with Britney Spears when they performed together on "MMC" (1989)

Her father Fausto was an Ecuador-born U.S. army sergeant, who split from her mom Shelly when Christina was 6.

Her idol is legendary singer Etta James.

Named #37 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).

Ranked #62 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.

Has appeared on every one of Maxim magazine's Hot 100 of the year lists.

Ranked #4 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.

Will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Other inductees include Brooks and Dunn, Ricky Martin, Red Hot Chili Peppers, George Harrison, Angela Bassett, Cate Blanchett, Tim Robbins, Stan Lee and Howie Mandel.

Announced she is expecting her first child with husband, Jordan Bratman.

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