Christina Aguilera

Date of Birth
18 December 1980, Staten Island, New York, USA
Birth Name
Christina Maria Aguilera
Baby Jane
5' 1½" (1.56 m)
Mini 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 "The All New Mickey Mouse Club" (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.
Mini Biography
Christina Aguilera is a bilingual singer mixed with Irish and Ecuadorian roots. Her self titled debut album went 10x platinum. She has received many honors including 6 Grammy Nominations and one win for Best New Artist. 2 MTV Video Music Awards, a Radio Music Awards, 2 VH1 Awards, and a Teen Choice Award with Kimberly 'Lil' Kim' Jones, Mya and Pink and the smash hit "Lady Maramalade". She was on "The All New Mickey Mouse Club" (1989) with *NSYNC's Justin Timberlake and J.C. Chasez, Britney Spears, Ryan Gosling and Keri Russell. Her musical influences included Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston and Janet Jackson.
Jordan Bratman (19 November 2005 - 15 April 2011) (divorced) 1 child
Trade Mark
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).
Platinum blonde hair
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 ang 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 "The All New Mickey Mouse Club" (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-Ecuadoran 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 'Kimberly 'Lil 'Kim' Jones', Myaand Pink for her work in the Moulin Rouge! (2001) 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".
Ranked #1 on Maxim's Hot 100 Women 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.
Ranked #3 on Maxim's Hot 100 Women List of 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, 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 Women 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 Ecuadoran (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)
Ranked #8 in Maxim Magazine's "Hot 100 women of 2002" supplement.
Was best friends with Britney Spears when they performed together on "The All New Mickey Mouse Club" (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 Women 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.
Is good friends with Korean singer Jung-hyun Lee.
Gave birth to her first child down the hall from Nicole Richie who was also giving birth to her child.
Gave birth to her son Max Liron Bratman, with husband Jordan Bratman, at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles at 10.05pm via Caesarean section, weighing in at 6lbs 2oz (12 January 2008).
Lived in Japan for three years before she starred on the Mickey Mouse Club.
In January 2008, she sold the first photos of her newborn Max for $1,500,000.
Has sold over 20 million records since her first record, self-titled, Christina Aguilera, came out in August 24, 1999. [2008]
Ranked #8 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2008 list.
Was offered the role of Stephanie Necrophuros in Nine (2009), but turned it down due to scheduling conflicts with her upcoming album recording. Kate Hudson was cast instead.
She pronounces her last name as "Ah-GEE-leh-ra" (not "Ah-Gwe-leh-ra"/ "Ah-Guh-leh-ra").
Returned to work 3 months after giving birth to her son Max in order to begin recording her fourth studio album "Bionic".
Ranked #18 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2010 list.
Released her fourth studio album, Bionic, on June 8, 2010.
Released a greatest hits album, Keeps Getting Better: A Decade of Hits fall of 2008.
Released her third album, Back to Basics, on August 15, 2006.
Released her second album, Stripped, on October 29, 2002.
Released her first album self entitled Christina Aguilera, on August 24, 1999.
Sang the National Anthem wrong at Super Bowl XLV. (Feburary 6, 2011).
Has sold 30 million albums worldwide.
Her second studio album "Stripped" has sold over 13 million copies worldwide.
Ranked #48 Sexiest Woman by the Spanish version of DT magazine (2011).
She was best friends with actress and singer Brittany Murphy for many years until Murphy's death on December 20, 2009 from pneumonia aged 32.
Made UK chart history in 2010 when her fourth studio album "Bionic" registered the largest weekly decline by a UK number one album by slipping 28 places to number 29. It also had the lowest first week sales for a number one album in eight years with just 24,000 copies sold.
Personal Quotes
There is no truth to the rumors that we hate each other. I have no ill feeling for [Britney Spears] and 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.
[about Eminem's lyrics in "The Real Slim Shady" which contained sexual references about her] It's disgusting and offensive and above all it's not true.
[about singing the remake of "Lady Marmalade" with Pink, Mya and 'Kimberly 'Lil' Kim' Jones'.] It's the closest I ever got to being in a girl group.
I like to be edgy, I like to be different. I'm a little bit of rebel.
[after winning an MTV Award for the video "Lady Marmalade, shared with singers Mya, Pink and 'Kimberly 'Lil' Kim' Jones'] The big hair paid off!
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.
It's human nature to have a sexual side.
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's so beautiful. I wish women would be proud of their bodies and not dis other women for being proud of theirs!
You can take it or leave it, but I'm not going to change, not for anyone.
It's been quite a roller-coaster ride, But I think I've grown and learned a lot about myself. In this business, it's often all about hype, record sales, and a crazy schedule of traveling, performances, and it can be easy to get lost in all that. But for me, the greatest thing is being able to interact with fans and touch peoples' lives. I know that's a greater accomplishment than selling records. For that I give thanks. I simply love the job I'm doing.
Hold your head high and sway your hips when you walk!
Power is making a statement about who you are.
My parents divorce and hard times at school, all those things combined to mold me, to make me grow up quicker. And it gave me the drive to pursue my dreams that I woundn't necessarily have had otherwise.
I have grown up now and have no need to dress like that anymore. I want my music to speak for me rather than the dress or lack of dresses I wore.
Confidence is the hugest thing - once you exude that, guys catch on.
[pn why she wrote the song "I'm OK", which is her take on her father Fausto Aguilera's abusive behavior before her parents separated] It is such a hush-hush topic because it happens in the home. I definitely wrote that song not to badmouth him at all, but one, for a healing process for myself, and two, to give people hope or a voice to relate to. To know that you can get through it and that it will be OK.
Be a strong female - don't be afraid of the flack that goes along with that.
Obviously, all the positives are very flattering and being compared to [Mariah Carey], and I get a lot of [Britney Spears] comparisons as well, and she's extremely talented, but we are two different artists and even when I'm doing radio interviews and stuff they want to ask me very personal questions about her and you have to be a little protective of yourself and what you say because there are so many people wanting to get you to say things and pulling you in so many directions.
My inspiration, I've had many, again, starting with Julie Andrews at a young age. But, growing up, I sang Whitney Houston songs in talent shows. But, when I discovered Mariah Carey and "Vision Of Love", that was a breath of fresh air and I adored her from that moment on and idolized her. It's really amazing that in articles I've been compared to her. It's truly unbelievable because, whenever I was younger, I would ask my mom, "Do you think I'll ever be as big and sing as well as Mariah Carey?" And now that it has happened, my mom says, "I knew it would happen".
I wouldn't feel comfortable wearing clothes that covered my entire body.
[on her childhood] I never really had this father figure, which never bothered me. I had my mom, I had people that did love me and care for me.
[on not having her father to walk her down the aisle at her wedding] I'm a performer. I can totally walk myself down the aisle. I just realized it would be really nice to have that male protector in your life, to have felt that your entire life, and to have that one person give you away to the next man that's going to take care of you.
[on having kids with her husband of one year, Jordan Bratman] In five years time I'd probably like to start thinking about a child.
Scrapbooking - I just love it! I could sit on the floor for weeks and put together collages, keepsakes and photos."
[about Sade]: When it comes to sexy, smooth, elegant R+B music, Sade IS the standard. I can't wait to hear her new work.
I felt caged by my childhood. And unsafe: Bad things happened in my home; there was violence. The Sound of Music (1965) looked like a form of release. I would open my bedroom window to sing out like Maria. In my own way, I'd be in those hills. Sometimes, I still feel like going to the window and singing out all my troubles.
[on her emotional state preceding the recording of 'Stripped']: People betrayed me and I had a really hard time. That, along with what I'd been through with my family and my father and hard times at school meant I was knocked down. It was too much and I felt I'd been through the wringer - I was like a punch bag. I think talking to people is important and my family have helped me through it. I'd definitely be open to going to a therapist. I went when I was younger. But making this record ('Stripped') has been therapeutic. It's a tough record, it's personal and it's made me feel vulnerable. It's honest. Emotionally I've laid myself bare - it's what's in my heart. I've been writing a lot of poems and I wanted to disappear from the public eye and live life for a minute. I didn't want to play it safe.
People spend money on beauty potions, but a good night's rest makes all the difference.
Where Are They Now
(May 2003) Is on tour with Justin Timberlake for their 2003 "Justified- Stripped Tour"
(October 2003) touring her latest album "Stripped", in Europe, Australia,and Japan
(May 2004) Cancelled her North American summer tour with, Chingy, due to strained vocal cords.
(August 2005) In the studio working on her fourth album!
(August 2006) Released her third, highly-anticipated album, 'Back to Basics' on August 15th.
(August 2008) Working on her fourth studio album.
(August 2011) Cardiff, Wales: Set to perform in a concert being planned to honor The King of Pop on October 8, 2011 at Millennium Stadium, along with Robinson, Smokey, Green, Cee Lo and others.