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2000s Artist Highlight: Christina Aguilera

March 21, 2017

With Coffeehouse just a few more days away, you know exactly what that means – another 2000s artist highlight. Last but certainly not least, our 7th and final 2000s icon being highlighted “ain’t no other (wo)man but”… Christina Aguilera!

In 1999, Christina Aguilera released her self-titled first album, which sold more than 8 million copies and produced her first hits, “Genie in a Bottle” and “What a Girl Wants”. Since then, she has gone on to release 8 more albums*, featuring many of her top singles, including “Beautiful”, “Candyman”, “Hurt”, “Ain’t No Other Man”, “Fighter”, and “Pero Me Acuerdo de Tí”.

Similar to the other icons we’ve profiled so far, Christina had a deep passion for music from childhood. Her talent was discovered early when she “wowed audiences” on the program Star Search at just nine years of age. Her real rise to fame began around the same time as two other 2000s icons, Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears. All three were cast members on The All-New Mickey Mouse Club that aired in the early 1990s. This eventually led to the opportunity to record the song “Reflection” for Walt Disney’s Mulan just a year before her debut album was released.**

Aguilera’s talent is obvious and she has proven that throughout her life. She won Grammys for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Best New Artist, Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, Latin Best Pop Vocal Album, on top of her many other awards***. She was also the halftime performer at the Super Bowl in 2000 and has adorned just about every fashion and entertainment magazine in existence****. She made the list of Greatest Singers of All Time and Most Influential People in the World, she has been recognized as one of the greatest vocalists of all time, and is commonly referred to as “The Voice of a Generation”*****. Christina Aguilera is an undeniable icon of the 2000s and the final artist highlight before Coffeehouse: The 2000s. Get excited! It’s finally (almost) here!

 

 

Resources:

*https://www.discogs.com/artist/77855-Christina-Aguilera

**http://www.biography.com/people/christina-aguilera-9542394#commercial-success

***http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/christina-mara-aguilera-1055.php

****http://www.encyclopedia.com/people/literature-and-arts/music-popular-and-jazz-biographies/christina-aguilera

*****http://www.uselessdaily.com/world/christina-aguilera-trivia-40-interesting-facts-about-the-singer/



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