POP DIVA CHRISTINE AGHILERA
The voice of Christina Aguilera is one of the most recognizable among all American vocalists, and she herself has long received the title of pop diva from her colleagues and fans. Kristina won the title “Princess of Pop” at the very beginning of her career and continues to prove that she deserves this title by selling 50 million albums worldwide.
You can only imagine what other hits await us ahead.
Christina’s childhood was not at all cloudless. She was born on December 18, 1980 in New York. His father (an emigrant from Ecuador) was a military man and kept his family in austerity, which sometimes resembled tyranny more. Aguilera’s mother suffered this for six years, and then she took two daughters and left for Pennsylvania to start a new life.
Despite the family troubles, the mother paid maximum attention to the children and developed their creative abilities, being herself a professional violinist and pianist. singer Christina Aguilera Christina inherited a love of music from her.
Already in elementary school, she became the envy of all classmates when she began performing on shows for talented children. At age 10, Aguilera took second place in the prestigious competition “Looking for Stars”, performing a song by Etta James “Sunday Love.” Then the audience was simply fascinated by the voice of a little vocalist.
Every year the piggy bank of creative victories of the girl only replenished. After 8th grade, she even decided to drop out of school and study as an external student in order to devote more time to her favorite singing. Mother hired tutors for Christina so that her daughter did not have a gap in school education.
Christina Aguilera’s first contract
The popular TV show The New Mickey Mouse Club in 1993 sparked stars like Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Carey Russell and Ryan Gosling. Kristina participated in the filming of the program for two years, and then left with her mother in Japan. There, Keizo Nakanishi was waiting for her, with whom she recorded the song “All I Wanna Do”. This single made the young American performer very popular in the Land of the Rising Sun.
At home, Kristina was immediately offered to record the soundtrack “Reflection” to the singer Kristina Agileradisneevsky full-length animated film “Mulan”. This song became commercially successful and helped win the Golden Globe Award. After that, the record company RCA Records signed a contract with the singer.
In 1999, her debut album Christina Aguilera was released, the circulation of which reached 8 million copies. The undoubted hits of the collection were the songs “Genie in a Bottle” and “What a Girl Wants”. Strong self-confidence, striving for perfection, originality of performance and powerful vocal data helped Kristina to make the first album worthy of the warmest reviews from critics. For him, the singer was awarded the Grammy Music Award as the best performer of the year.
Now, Christina Aguilera, with her former Mickey Mouse Club partners and current colleagues, have become idols for teenagers in the mid and late 1990s. singer Christina Aguilera But the romantic image of a cute girl quickly got bored with Christina, she realized that this framework is not for her temperament and character. The singer recorded the joint single “Lady Marmalade” with the singers Pink, Mua and Lil Kim. He became the soundtrack to the movie Moulin Rouge. Before the fans, Christina appeared in a defiant and even aggressive manner, which attracted new admirers to her work. The song stayed at the top of the charts for several weeks and brought the performers a whole set of awards. And Christina at the age of 20 became a world-famous celebrity.
Aguilera experimented with styles and sound, diluting pop music with rock, soul, blues and hip hop. The album’s circulation reached 12 million, despite the storm of criticism that the singer had to endure because of her sexual image and topless photo on the cover. The change in the image of Aguilera was not to all critics’ taste, but Christina’s impeccable performing abilities did not give reason to doubt her professionalism. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award five times. For the best female pop vocals, the singer still received the coveted figurine.
Nude photos for Rolling Stone magazine only supported Christina Aguilera’s new, frank image. And in 2003, she again excited the audience when she turned from a blonde into a brunette and went with Justin Timberlake on a world tour, which was the most successful by the end of the year.
The following year was the debut for Christina as a TV presenter. She took off almost all of her piercings and began her career leading MTV. In parallel, her singles are released – “Car wash”, “Tilt Ya Head Back”, “A Song for You”, “Somos Novios”.
Christina Aguilera took a worthy place in the ranking of the best singers of all time of Rolling Stone magazine. From the entire list, she is the only one who was under the age of 30 at that time. Christine was assigned a place in the ranking next to such stars as Michael Jackson, Madonna, The Beatles and Mariah Carey.