"I never wanted to be a straight pop artist myself." Cupid's arrow nearly bagged her Eminem once.
"To tell you the truth, pop music is what I listen to the least, because my mind's always wandering off to different places," she says.
Her fellow castmates were a collection of future stars, including Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Ryan Gosling and Keri Russell.
The ambitious singer lasted just two years on the program before she moved with her mother to Japan, where she recorded the hit single "All I Wanna Do" with Japanese pop icon Keizo Nakanishi. In 1998, Aguilera was tapped to sing "Reflection" on the soundtrack for the Walt Disney film , which went on to sell more than 8 million copies thanks in part to the chart-topping hits "Genie in a Bottle" and "What a Girl Wants." The album earned Aguilera the 2000 Grammy Award for best new artist.
She rapidly rose to stardom following the release of her hit single, "Genie in a Bottle," which earned her a Grammy Award for best new artist. It wasn't until Aguilera was 6 that her mother managed to end the marriage and move her two daughters (Christina and her younger sister, Rachel) to a new life in Rochester, Pennsylvania.
Her other hit singles include "What a Girl Wants," "Come on Over Baby," "Lady Marmalade" and the sexually charged "Dirrty." In recent years, Aguilera has served as a coach and mentor on the singing-competition show Christina Maria Aguilera was born on December 18, 1980, in Staten Island, New York, to father Fausto Xavier Aguilera and his wife, Shelly Loraine Fidler. Her father, an Ecuadorian immigrant and sergeant in the U. At an early age, Aguilera developed a deep love of music—a gift she no doubt inherited from her musical mother, an experienced violinist and pianist.
The new arrival, named Reign Aston, joins siblings Mason, 5, and Penelope, 2." border="0" height="360" id="article Gallery Photo004" style="margin:0 auto;display:none" width="640"/It's another boy for Kourtney Kardashian.After teaming up with Pink, Mya and Lil' Kim on the popular single "Lady Marmalade," Aguilera released her second album, , in October 2002.As its title suggests, the pop superstar had embarked down a new path.magazine, the singer's new boyfriend is CAA talent agent Christian Carino, and before they were spotted cuddling on Feb.5, an onlooker claims the duo packed on the PDA at a Kings of Leon concert in late January.