[5] Her mother later remarried to Jim Kearns and had a son with him named Michael. Alongside her music career, Aguilera starred in the film Burlesque (2010) and was a coach on six seasons of the singing competition television series The Voice from 2011 to 2016. They tied the knot in a $2 million ceremony in Napa Valley, Califonia, with 150 guests in attendance and Aguilera clad in a spectacular $80,000 gown. Her self-titled debut album, released in 1999, reached number one in the US and spawned three US number-one singles: "Genie in a Bottle", "What a Girl Wants", and "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)". [203] Aguilera leaned towards R&B, blues, jazz, and soul on Back to Basics (2006). In February 2014, the composer reported in his Twitter account its commitment with Matthew Rutler with whom he remains married today. "[180] An editor from Entertainment Weekly, Chris Willman, stated that the oversinging on Aguilera's albums was inspired by Carey, writing that "the Mariah venerators don't get away with it so easily. [18] She sent her cover version of Whitney Houston's "Run to You" to Disney in hopes of being selected to record the theme song "Reflection" for their animated film Mulan (1998). [147][148][149] Aguilera heavily incorporated R&B and hip hop on the album to represent her desire for freedom from what she described as the "churning hamster wheel" that was The Voice. [307] They reprised their work together for Webster's 2009 spring line. [277] In 2005, Aguilera donated her wedding gifts to American charities in support of Hurricane Katrina victims,[278] and performed at "Unite of the Stars" concert for Unite Against Hunger in Johannesburg, South Africa and for the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund at the Coca-Cola Dome. [6] It was certified eight times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA),[26] and had moved 17 million copies worldwide by 2010. [136], Aguilera played a recurring role as singer Jade St. John, a pop singer who tries to venture out to country music, on the third season of ABC's musical drama series Nashville in April 2015. [70] She was a featured artist on Herbie Hancock's 2005 cover of Leon Russell's "A Song for You" (1970), which was nominated for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards in February 2006. [284], In response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Aguilera donated a signed Chrysler 300 which was auctioned for relief efforts. [294] Throughout her career, Aguilera has endorsed several brands, including Sears, Levi's,[295] Skechers,[296] Mercedes-Benz,[297] Versace,[298] Virgin Mobile,[299] Orange UK, Oreo,[300] Sony Ericsson,[301] and soft drink giants Coca-Cola[302] and Pepsi, in 2001 and 2006, respectively. [96] The lead single from the album, "Not Myself Tonight", was released in March 2010. She's a perfectionist. [199] Christina Aguilera (1999) prominently displayed teen pop and dance-pop music,[200] while Mi Reflejo (2000) takes inspiration from Latin music. [28] The song won Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards in 2004. It's a beautiful thing." [159] She released a re-recording of "Reflection" on August 28. [108], Aguilera starred alongside Cher in the musical film Burlesque. The singer rang in the big 1-2 on Sunday complete with a chocolate cake. The proceeds were donated to the National Compassion Fund to benefit the victims' families. "[212] She has alluded to her physical attractions to women in other interviews as well. Referring to the difficult living situation, she noted, "It got to a point where our life at home was reminding me of my own childhood. [38], Aguilera took her first steps in artistic control with a cover of Labelle's "Lady Marmalade" (1974) with Pink, Mya, and Lil Kim for the Moulin Rouge! (function(d, s, id) { And it highlighted the fact that she hadn’t grown up in a “perfect” Disney style family. [168] Sasha Frere-Jones wrote in The New Yorker, "Aguilera doesn't need to reincarnate Sarah Vaughan to be a serious singer. [128] She returned for the fifth season in September 2013. [62] Contemporary reviewers found the album generic and conventional, as opposed to Aguilera's previous experimental ventures. [303] In 2004, Aguilera earned £200,000 (about $300,000) for opening the summer sale at London's Harrods store[304] and appeared in an advertisement for MAC Cosmetics' Viva Glam V campaign. [46][47] To present her new persona, Aguilera chose to release "Dirrty" as the lead single from the album in September 2002. [184][185][186], Aguilera mentions Whitney Houston as another influence,[187] having performed many of her songs in her early years during talent shows. [181] Following James' death in 2012, Aguilera was asked to perform "At Last" at James' funeral. Click here to request Getty Images Premium Access through IBM Creative Design Services. [288] In 2010, Aguilera was appointed UN ambassador for the World Food Programme. [105] The album was supported by one other single, "Just a Fool" featuring Aguilera's fellow The Voice coach Blake Shelton. She is one of the world's best-selling music artists with estimated sales of over 75 million records. [174][175][176][177] John Eskow of The Huffington Post named Aguilera a main proponent for "oversouling", described as the "gratuitous and confected melisma". All rights reserved. Alongside a shot of the three of them beaming around a cake decorated with lit candles, the '90s icon wrote simply, "We make blended families work. [135] Aguilera's one more season with The Voice was the tenth, in which she won with her contestant Alisan Porter in May 2016. She is a woman who did everything before anyone else did it. When Christina Aguilera began her musical career, many things very shocking occurred in a very short space of time. [183] Other classic artists, including Billie Holiday, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, and Ella Fitzgerald, are also Aguilera's major influences; her fifth studio album Back to Basics is inspired by vintage jazz, blues and soul music records by them. Two other singles, "Slow Down Baby" and "Oh Mother", were released exclusively in Australia[83] and Europe,[84] respectively. Max is lucky to have you and Jordan making it work.”. [175], Aguilera has credited blues singer Etta James as her main influence and inspiration, elaborating, "Etta is my all-time favorite singer. Aguilera's not shy of the odd feministic declaration herself. Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett, co-founder of The Vagenda, opined that the provocative dance routines in Aguilera's music videos are "empowering". There are many appears you've got worn... © 2019 codelist.biz - All Rights Reserved, Christina Aguilera and her ex-husband come back together, The acclaimed look of Michelle Obama to support girls of Vietnam, The abuse and fear, Christina Aguilera talked about her past, Kardashian, Ricky Martin and Christina Aguilera’s comment on the last dance of Rosalia | the Big bang, Without makeup or Photoshop: Ace seems to really Christina Aguilera, Kendall Jenner and Hailey Bieber and his looks for latest trend, Don’t wear anything underneath, Kendall Jenner modeled with a elegant dress. The singer – who is also went on to be a judge on The Voice – uploaded a picture that showed her sitting with her son and her ex-husband, Jordan Bratman. [220][221] During this time, she dyed her hair black, debuted several piercings, and participated in several nude pictorials for publications. [76] The song, like the majority of the album, was inspired by Aguilera's marriage and incorporates elements of early 20th-century soul, blues, and jazz. This is the BEFORE and AFTER of Mariana González, the Kim... Lily Collins comes back very thin, and reveals that she suffered... How and when to see the third season of Westworld. For if this were little, it was our own Christina the that rose a few stories where I could see enjoying the concert that Rosalia gave in Los Angeles. Aguilera ranked at number 58 on Rolling Stone's list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time in 2008, and was included on Time's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2013. Her near perfect physique and high sultry voice made her one hell of a singer and performer. [68], In 2004, Aguilera recorded a revised version of Rose Royce's "Car Wash" (1976) with Missy Elliott for the animated film Shark Tale, in which she was a voice actress,[69] and contributed vocals to Nelly's single "Tilt Ya Head Back". I'm like, 'You're doing it again'". In the article for the magazine, Celine Dion wrote, "Without a doubt, [Aguilera]'s one of the most talented artists the world has ever seen and heard, and I think she's going to continue to amaze us for many, many years to come. [6] Aged 10, she performed "A Sunday Kind of Love" on the competition show Star Search, and was eliminated during the semi-final round. Love you so much. [62] In 2004, Aguilera embraced a more "mature" image with retro-styled hair and makeup, which was inspired by classic movie stars including Marilyn Monroe, Marlene Dietrich and Mary Pickford. [75] Aguilera released the lead single, "Ain't No Other Man", from her fifth studio album, Back to Basics, in June 2006. [28] The album, titled Bionic, was released in June 2010. [234] Additionally recognized as a gay icon,[235][236] she was the first honoree on The Abbey's Gay Walk of Fame for her contributions to the LGBT community. Sign up for our essential edit of what to buy, see, read and do, and also receive our 11-page Ultimate Guide To Making Your Home Feel Bigger. [4][5] Her family moved frequently because of her father's military service, and lived in places including New Jersey, Texas, New York, and Japan. Aguilera has several very personal songs about her family, which suggest she survived an incredibly abusive home environment. [21][22] RCA was pressured by the contemporary teen pop craze evoked by Aguilera's peer Britney Spears, leading to the label rushing production of the album and aligning Aguilera to be part of the teen pop trend. She joined the television series two years later, where she performed musical numbers and sketch comedy until its cancellation in 1994. [82] Back to Basics was succeeded by two international top-ten singles: "Hurt" and "Candyman". To cope with … When Christina Aguilera began her musical career, many things very shocking occurred in a very short space of time. [47][54] It received mixed reviews from music critics, who viewed the employment of various musical styles incoherent, but praised Aguilera's vocals. [263] That same year, VH1 named Aguilera the eighth greatest woman in the music industry. Two other singles from the album, "Woohoo" featuring rapper Nicki Minaj and "I Hate Boys", were released in the US and Europe,[106][107] and Australia, respectively.