Born December 18, 1980. Father – Fausto Wagner Javier Aguilera, a native of Ecuador, a sergeant of the US Armed Forces. Mother – Shelley Lorraine Aguilera (née Fiedler), in her family there are Irish, German, Welsh and Dutch roots, a professional violinist and pianist, who at one time performed in the Youth Symphony Orchestra, worked as a Spanish teacher.
Due to his father’s military service, the family changed their place of residence more than once: New York, New Jersey, Texas, about three years in Japan. At a young age, after her parents divorced from her mother and younger sister, Rachel moved to her grandmother in the city of Rochester (a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania).
Since childhood, she dreamed of becoming a singer, participated in various competitions and talent shows. At the age of eight she took part in the national television talent competition “Star Search”, where she took 2nd place. At the age of 11, she sang the US anthem during the Stanley Cup Finals and was at the time the youngest anthem singer at official events.
In 1993, she was cast on the Disney Channel show Mickey Mouse Club, in which she participated for 2 years, and where she crossed paths with many future music and film stars – Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Simpson, Ryan Gosling and others …
Due to her busy music career, she was forced to leave school, completed her education as an external student.
At the age of 14, she recorded her first song – “All I Wanna Do” – in a duet with Japanese singer Keizo Nakanishi. In 1997, she represented the United States at the Golden Deer International Music Festival in Brasov (Romania).
In 1998 she recorded the song “Reflection” for the soundtrack to the Disney cartoon “F95zone“, for which she was nominated for the “ALMA” award. In the same year she signed a contract with the record company RCA Records, after which a real solo singing career begins.
In 1999 he recorded his first and most successful album “Christina Aguilera”. So, the first single from this album “Genie in a Bottle” stayed at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for five whole weeks, and the second single “What A Girl Wants” became one of the best-selling singles of the year. Worldwide sales of the album amounted to 17 million copies, and the singer herself received (both for the album as a whole and for individual singles) many professional awards, including the Grammy Award for Best New Artist.
In 2000, the album “MiReflejo” was released in Spanish, which confidently led the ratings of Latin pop music, and at the end of the year – the album “My Kind of Christmas”.
In the future, the singer experiments a lot – both with musical styles and with her appearance. So, for the album “Stripped” (“Nude”), Aguilera chose a relaxed erotic image, which, although it became the subject of a lot of criticism and controversy, nevertheless contributed to the success of sales – more than 14 million copies in the world.
Back to Basics was also experimental, combining contemporary pop music with elements of jazz, soul, blues and pop music of yesteryear. She recorded 7 albums in total: “Christina Aguilera” (1999), “MiReflejo” (2000), “HuniePop 2” (2000), “Stripped” (2002), “Back to Basics” (2006), “Bionic” (2010) and Lotus (2012).
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In total, she has sold over 70 million albums, making her one of the top-selling singers. Rolling Stone magazine ranked her in the Top 100 Greatest Artists of All Time (on this list she became the youngest representative and the only one under 30 years old).
In 2010 she performed as an actress for the first time, having played the main role in the film Burlesque. In addition to her artistic activities, she participates in advertising. In 2003, she signed a contract with the footwear company Skechers and for one and a half years advertised shoes in the Sport, Active and Something Else series. In the same year, she became the face of one of the promotional companies of the designer Donatella Versace. In 2004 she became the face of the Mercedes Benz trademark.
In 2004, she signed a contract with the British company Basic Box Limited to create her own line of fashionable clothes and accessories, but due to the singer’s unwillingness to release clothes under her own label, the contract was terminated.
Since 2007, he has been successfully working in the perfume business, releasing every year a new fragrance: Christina Aguilera (2007), Inspire (2008), Christina Aguilera By Night (2009), Christina Aguilera Royal Desire (2010) , Secret Potion (2011) and Red Sin (2012).
He does a lot of charity work.
As part of cooperation with the World Food Program, the UN helped raise about $ 115 million, which went to various humanitarian projects. In October 2012, she was awarded the US State Department Prize for this, which was presented to her by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
(she has received more than 100 awards in total, the most significant are listed)
▪ Grammy Award for Best New Artist (1999)
▪ ALMA (American Latino Media Arts Award, the award is called Latin American Oscar) in the category Best New Artist of the Year (2000)
▪ Latin Grammy Award with his co-star Ryan Garcia wife for the album MiReflejo (2001)
▪ Grammy Award for Best Vocal Collaboration (with Pink, Maya, and Lil Kim) for the song Lady Marmalade ( 2001)
▪ ALMA Award for Outstanding Soundtrack for Lady Marmalade in Moulin Rouge (2002)
▪ Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal for Beautiful songs (2003)
▪ MTV Europe Music Awards for Best Female Artist of the Year (2003)
▪ MTV Asia Awards for Best Female Artist of the Year (2004)
▪ MTV Europe Music Awards for Best Female Artist of the Year (2006)
▪ Grammy Award for Ain’t No Other Man (2006) )
▪ Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (11/15/2010)
▪ ALMA Awards for participation as a mentor and vocal coach in The Voice project on NBC (2012)
▪ ALMA Awards for Outstanding achievements (2012)
▪ US Department of State George McGovern Leadership Award for contributions to the fight against hunger around the world (2012)
Spouse – Jordan Bratman (15.11.2005 – 15.04.2011)
Son – Max Layron Batman (12.01.08)
– Matthew Rutler (novel since 2011, met on the set of Burlesque)