Christina Aguilera went from bright-eyed Mouseketeer to pop princess in the span of a single decade. She released her debut album soon after fellow ex-Mouseketeer Britney Spears began dominating the radio waves, and the battle for top pop diva commenced. While Britney’s popularity seemed unstoppable, Aguilera’s goosebump-inducing powerhouse vocals won her the 2000 Grammy for Best New Artist. The petite starlet then made it her mission to replace her chaste reputation with a new, naughtier image - in the music video for "Dirrty," she danced scantily clad in a bikini and chaps and covered in filth. The gimmick worked, as Aguilera continued to belt out hit songs and garner attention for her… colorful music videos. Xtina, as some refer to her, has collaborated with other big music names, including Pink, Alicia Keys, and Maroon 5. The platinum blonde has recently adopted a more sophisticated, Marilyn Monroe-like image, and tried her hand at acting in the 2010 musical film ‘Burlesque.’
Christina Mara Aguilera (born December 18, 1980) is an American recording artist and actress. Aguilera first appeared on national television in 1990 as a contestant on the Star Search program, and went on to star in Disney Channel's television series The Mickey Mouse Club from 1993 to 1994. Aguilera signed to RCA Records after recording 'Reflection', the theme song for the animated film Mulan (1998). In 1999, Aguilera came to prominence following her debut album Christina Aguilera, which was a commercial success spawning three number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 'Genie in a Bottle', 'What a Girl Wants', and 'Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You).' Her sophomore and her debut Latin-pop album, Mi Reflejo (2000), a Christmas third studio album, My Kind of Christmas (2000), and several collaborations followed which garnered Aguilera worldwide success, though she was displeased with her lack of input in her music and image.
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