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This article is about the singer. Christina Aguilera_sentence_0

For her eponymous debut album, see Christina Aguilera (album). Christina Aguilera_sentence_1

Not to be confused with Christina Aguilar. Christina Aguilera_sentence_2

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BornChristina Aguilera_header_cell_0_1_0 Christina María Aguilera
(1980-12-18) December 18, 1980 (age 39)

New York City, U.S.Christina Aguilera_cell_0_1_1

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Spouse(s)Christina Aguilera_header_cell_0_4_0 Jordan Bratman

​ ​(m. 2005; div. 2011)​Christina Aguilera_cell_0_4_1

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InstrumentsChristina Aguilera_header_cell_0_9_0 VocalsChristina Aguilera_cell_0_9_1
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Christina María Aguilera (/ˌæɡɪˈlɛərə/, Spanish: [aɣiˈleɾa; born December 18, 1980) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and television personality. Christina Aguilera_sentence_3

Her accolades include five Grammy Awards, one Latin Grammy Award, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Christina Aguilera_sentence_4

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. Christina Aguilera_sentence_5

With estimated sales of 100 million records, she is one of the world's best-selling music artists. Christina Aguilera_sentence_6

Born in Staten Island of New York City and raised in Pennsylvania, Aguilera appeared on television shows in her early years, before gaining a recording contract with RCA Records in 1998. Christina Aguilera_sentence_7

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)". Christina Aguilera_sentence_8

While recognized as a prominent figure in the contemporary teen pop scene, Aguilera sought to assume artistic control with Stripped (2002) and its lead single "Dirrty", which displayed her sexuality. Christina Aguilera_sentence_9

The second single from the album, "Beautiful", received favorable response for its empowering lyrics and became an anthem for the LGBT community. Christina Aguilera_sentence_10

Aguilera scored her second US number-one album with Back to Basics (2006), which drew inspiration from early 20th-century jazz, soul, and blues, and spawned the top-ten singles "Ain't No Other Man", "Hurt", and "Candyman". Christina Aguilera_sentence_11

Her next three albums, Bionic (2010), Lotus (2012), and Liberation (2018), all experimented with various musical styles and reached the top ten in the US. Christina Aguilera_sentence_12

Besides solo materials, Aguilera earned chart-topping entries with collaborations including "Lady Marmalade", "Moves like Jagger", "Feel This Moment", "Say Something" and "Hoy Tengo Ganas de Ti". Christina Aguilera_sentence_13

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. Christina Aguilera_sentence_14

Life and career Christina Aguilera_section_0

1980–1998: Early life and career beginnings Christina Aguilera_section_1

Christina María Aguilera was born in Staten Island, New York City on December 18, 1980, the daughter of musician Shelly Loraine Kearns (née Fidler) and United States Army soldier Fausto Xavier Aguilera. Christina Aguilera_sentence_15

Her father was born in Ecuador, and her mother has German, Irish, Welsh, and Dutch ancestry. Christina Aguilera_sentence_16

Her family moved frequently because of her father's military service, and lived in places including New Jersey, Texas, New York, and Japan. Christina Aguilera_sentence_17

Aguilera stated that her father was physically and emotionally abusive. Christina Aguilera_sentence_18

To cope with her turbulent household, she used music as a form of escape. Christina Aguilera_sentence_19

Following her parents' divorce when she was six years old, Aguilera, her younger sister Rachel, and her mother moved into her grandmother's home in Rochester, a suburb in the Pittsburgh area. Christina Aguilera_sentence_20

Her mother later remarried to Jim Kearns and had a son with him named Michael. Christina Aguilera_sentence_21

After years of estrangement, Aguilera expressed interest in reconciling with her father in 2012. Christina Aguilera_sentence_22

As a child, Aguilera was drawn to soul and blues records her grandmother bought and would practice singing, which earned her a reputation as "the little girl with the big voice" in her neighborhood. Christina Aguilera_sentence_23

She aspired to be a singer, and won her first talent show at age eight with a rendition of Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)". Christina Aguilera_sentence_24

Aged 10, she performed "A Sunday Kind of Love" on the competition show Star Search, and was eliminated during the semi-final round. Christina Aguilera_sentence_25

She performed the song again on KDKA-TV's Wake Up with Larry Richert. Christina Aguilera_sentence_26

During her youth in the Pittsburgh area, Aguilera sang the US national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner", before Pittsburgh Penguins hockey, Pittsburgh Steelers football, and Pittsburgh Pirates baseball games, and the 1992 Stanley Cup Finals. Christina Aguilera_sentence_27

She attended Rochester Area School District in Rochester and Marshall Middle School near Wexford, and briefly attended North Allegheny Intermediate High School before being homeschooled to avoid being bullied. Christina Aguilera_sentence_28

In 1991, Aguilera auditioned for a position on The Mickey Mouse Club, although she did not meet its age requirements. Christina Aguilera_sentence_29

She joined the television series two years later, where she performed musical numbers and sketch comedy until its cancellation in 1994. Christina Aguilera_sentence_30

Fellow cast members included Ryan Gosling, Keri Russell, Britney Spears, and Justin Timberlake. Christina Aguilera_sentence_31

After the show ended, Aguilera moved to Japan and recorded her first song, "All I Wanna Do", a duet with Japanese singer Keizo Nakanishi. Christina Aguilera_sentence_32

In 1998, Aguilera returned to the US to seek a recording contract. Christina Aguilera_sentence_33

She approached RCA Records, who told her to contact Disney instead because they were having financial difficulties. Christina Aguilera_sentence_34

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). Christina Aguilera_sentence_35

Aguilera was ultimately selected to sing "Reflection"; the song was released in June 1998 and charted on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart at number 15. Christina Aguilera_sentence_36

1999–2001: Christina Aguilera, Mi Reflejo, and My Kind of Christmas Christina Aguilera_section_2

After "Reflection", Aguilera attracted the attention of RCA's A&R Ron Fair and was signed with the label quickly afterwards. Christina Aguilera_sentence_37

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. Christina Aguilera_sentence_38

They released the lead single off the album, "Genie in a Bottle", a trendy pop and R&B track, in June 1999. Christina Aguilera_sentence_39

The single catapulted Aguilera to stardom, peaking atop the US Billboard Hot 100 and charts of 20 other countries. Christina Aguilera_sentence_40

It has sold over seven million copies as of 2014. Christina Aguilera_sentence_41

Aguilera's eponymous debut album followed in August 1999 and peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200. Christina Aguilera_sentence_42

It was certified eight times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and had moved 17 million copies worldwide by 2010. Christina Aguilera_sentence_43

The album produced three other singles: two US number-one singles–"What a Girl Wants" and "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)", and one US top-five single–"I Turn to You", a cover of All-4-One's song. Christina Aguilera_sentence_44

At the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards in February 2000, Aguilera won Best New Artist. Christina Aguilera_sentence_45

Aguilera's two following studio albums, Mi Reflejo and My Kind of Christmas, were released in September and October 2000, respectively. Christina Aguilera_sentence_46

The former, a Spanish-language album consisting of re-recorded versions of tracks on Aguilera's debut album and several original songs, topped the Billboard Top Latin Albums for 19 consecutive weeks and was certified six times platinum in the Latin field by the RIAA. Christina Aguilera_sentence_47

It won Best Female Pop Vocal Album at the 2nd Annual Latin Grammy Awards in 2001. Christina Aguilera_sentence_48

The latter contains covers of Christmas popular songs and a few original dance-pop tunes, and was certified platinum by the RIAA. Christina Aguilera_sentence_49

In support of her albums, Aguilera embarked on her first concert tour, Christina Aguilera in Concert, from mid-2000 to early 2001. Christina Aguilera_sentence_50

The tour visited North America, Europe, South America, and Japan. Christina Aguilera_sentence_51

Billboard in 2000 recognized Aguilera as the Top Female Pop Act of the Year. Christina Aguilera_sentence_52

Despite the successes, Aguilera was displeased with the music and image her manager Steve Kurtz had aligned her to, feeling unable to control her own image. Christina Aguilera_sentence_53

In October 2000, she filed a breach of fiduciary duty lawsuit against Kurtz for improper, undue and inappropriate influence over her professional activities. Christina Aguilera_sentence_54

After terminating Kurtz's services, RCA hired Irving Azoff as Aguilera's new manager. Christina Aguilera_sentence_55

Aguilera took her first steps in artistic control with a cover of Labelle's "Lady Marmalade" (1974) with Pink, Mýa, and Lil' Kim for the Moulin Rouge! Christina Aguilera_sentence_56

soundtrack. Christina Aguilera_sentence_57

RCA executives initially opposed to Aguilera recording "Lady Marmalade" because it was "too urban", but Aguilera ultimately managed to record the song of her own accord. Christina Aguilera_sentence_58

The collaboration topped the Billboard Hot 100 for five weeks based on airplay alone, becoming the first airplay-only track in history to remain on the chart's top spot for more than one week. Christina Aguilera_sentence_59

It won Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals at the 44th Annual Grammy Awards. Christina Aguilera_sentence_60

In mid-2001, Warlock Records released Just Be Free, a compilation of demo tracks Aguilera recorded in 1994 and 1995, when she was looking forward to an album release after the end of The Mickey Mouse Club. Christina Aguilera_sentence_61

Aguilera filed a suit against Warlock Records and the album's producers to stop the release. Christina Aguilera_sentence_62

The two parties came to a confidential settlement to release the album, in which Aguilera lent out her name, likeness, and image for an unspecified amount of damages. Christina Aguilera_sentence_63

2002–2003: Stripped Christina Aguilera_section_3

When planning her fourth studio album, Aguilera leaned towards a new artistic direction that she felt had more musical and lyrical depth. Christina Aguilera_sentence_64

She named the album Stripped and explained that the title represented "a new beginning, a re-introduction of [herself] as a new artist in a way". Christina Aguilera_sentence_65

Aguilera served as the album's executive producer and co-wrote most of the songs. Christina Aguilera_sentence_66

To present her new persona, Aguilera chose to release "Dirrty" as the lead single from the album in September 2002. Christina Aguilera_sentence_67

Its accompanying music video generated controversy for depicting overtly sexual fetishes. Christina Aguilera_sentence_68

Aguilera's new image presented in the video was widely criticized by the public that it began to overshadow her music. Christina Aguilera_sentence_69

She defended her new image: "I'm in the power position, in complete command of everything and everybody around me. Christina Aguilera_sentence_70

To be totally balls-out like that is, for me, the measure of a true artist." Christina Aguilera_sentence_71

Stripped was released in October 2002. Christina Aguilera_sentence_72

The album incorporates various genres from R&B and flamenco to rock, and lyrically revolves around the theme of self-esteem while also discussing sex and gender equality. Christina Aguilera_sentence_73

It received mixed reviews from music critics, who viewed the employment of various musical styles incoherent, but praised Aguilera's vocals. Christina Aguilera_sentence_74

The album peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 and has sold over 4.3 million copies in the US as of 2014. Christina Aguilera_sentence_75

In the UK, the album has sold two million copies as of 2017 and was the second highest-selling album by an American female artist during the 2000s decade, behind Norah Jones with Come Away with Me. Christina Aguilera_sentence_76

By 2006, Stripped had sold over 12 million copies worldwide. Christina Aguilera_sentence_77

The second single from the album, the ballad "Beautiful", received universal acclaim for its empowering lyrics about embracing inner beauty, and became an anthem for the LGBT community. Christina Aguilera_sentence_78

It was the album's best-charting single, peaking at number two on the Billboard Hot 100. Christina Aguilera_sentence_79

The song won Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards in 2004. Christina Aguilera_sentence_80

Stripped was followed by three other singles: "Fighter", "Can't Hold Us Down", and "The Voice Within", all of which were released in 2003 and entered the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100. Christina Aguilera_sentence_81

During promotion of Stripped, Aguilera cultivated a new image by adopting the alter ego Xtina, dyeing her hair black, and debuting several tattoos and piercings. Christina Aguilera_sentence_82

She co-headlined the Justified and Stripped Tour alongside Justin Timberlake from June to September 2003 in support of Stripped and Timberlake's album Justified (2002), before embarking on her solo Stripped Tour until December. Christina Aguilera_sentence_83

Aguilera attended the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards in August, where she and Britney Spears kissed Madonna during their performance of "Like a Virgin" and "Hollywood", which received considerable media attention. Christina Aguilera_sentence_84

She was the host of the 2003 MTV Europe Music Awards, where she won Best Female award, in November. Christina Aguilera_sentence_85

Billboard announced Aguilera as the Top Female Pop Act of 2003. Christina Aguilera_sentence_86

2004–2009: Marriage, Back to Basics, and first child Christina Aguilera_section_4

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, and contributed vocals to Nelly's single "Tilt Ya Head Back". Christina Aguilera_sentence_87

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. Christina Aguilera_sentence_88

During this time, Aguilera started working on her follow-up studio album and embraced a new image inspired by figures of the Classic Hollywood era such as Marilyn Monroe, Marlene Dietrich, and Mary Pickford, debuting blonde curly hair and retro-styled makeup. Christina Aguilera_sentence_89

Aguilera became engaged to marketing executive Jordan Bratman, who had dated her since 2003, in February 2005. Christina Aguilera_sentence_90

They married on November 19, 2005, at an estate in Napa County, California. Christina Aguilera_sentence_91

Aguilera released the lead single, "Ain't No Other Man", from her fifth studio album, Back to Basics, in June 2006. Christina Aguilera_sentence_92

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. Christina Aguilera_sentence_93

It reached number six on the Billboard Hot 100 and has sold 1.7 million digital copies in the US as of 2014. Christina Aguilera_sentence_94

Its music video saw Aguilera debuting her new alter ego, Baby Jane, inspired by the thriller film What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Christina Aguilera_sentence_95

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Back to Basics was released in August 2006. Christina Aguilera_sentence_97

Aguilera described the record, a double album, as a "throwback" to jazz, blues, and soul music of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s that incorporates "a modern twist." Christina Aguilera_sentence_98

She was much inspired by works of such classic blues and soul singers as Otis Redding, Millie Jackson, and Nina Simone during the recording sessions. Christina Aguilera_sentence_99

Back to Basics received generally positive reviews from critics, who commented that the retro-oriented production complements Aguilera's vocals. Christina Aguilera_sentence_100

It debuted atop the Billboard 200 and has sold 1.7 million copies in the US. Christina Aguilera_sentence_101

At the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in February 2007, Aguilera won Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Ain't No Other Man" and performed "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" as a tribute to the late James Brown. Christina Aguilera_sentence_102

Back to Basics was succeeded by two international top-ten singles: "Hurt" and "Candyman". Christina Aguilera_sentence_103

Two other singles, "Slow Down Baby" and "Oh Mother", were released exclusively in Australia and Europe, respectively. Christina Aguilera_sentence_104

In support of Back to Basics, Aguilera embarked on the Back to Basics Tour, which ran from November 2006 to October 2008. Christina Aguilera_sentence_105

With US$48.1 million grossed, the tour was the highest-grossing solo female tour of 2007. Christina Aguilera_sentence_106

In January 2008, Aguilera gave birth to her child with Bratman, a son. Christina Aguilera_sentence_107

Later that year, she appeared in the Martin Scorsese documentary Shine a Light chronicling a two-day Rolling Stones concert in New York City's Beacon Theatre, in which Aguilera performs "Live with Me" alongside the band's lead vocalist Mick Jagger. Christina Aguilera_sentence_108

In commemoration of a decade-long career in the music industry, Aguilera released a greatest hits album titled Keeps Gettin' Better: A Decade of Hits exclusively through Target in November 2008, in the US. Christina Aguilera_sentence_109

In addition to previous singles, it includes four original electropop-oriented songs, two of which are remade versions of two previous singles. Christina Aguilera_sentence_110

Aguilera commented that the newly recorded tracks' "futurisic, robotic sound" served as a preview for her follow-up studio album. Christina Aguilera_sentence_111

Keeps Gettin' Better peaked at number nine on the Billboard 200, and its titular single "Keeps Gettin' Better" charted at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100. Christina Aguilera_sentence_112

Billboard in 2009 recognized Aguilera as the 20th most successful artist of the 2000s. Christina Aguilera_sentence_113

2010–2011: Bionic, Burlesque, and The Voice Christina Aguilera_section_5

Aguilera began working on her sixth studio album during her pregnancy when she frequently listened to electronic music. Christina Aguilera_sentence_114

The lead single from the album, "Not Myself Tonight", was released in March 2010. Christina Aguilera_sentence_115

Heavily influenced by electronic genres, the song signaled Aguilera's musical experiments on her forthcoming album. Christina Aguilera_sentence_116

It peaked at number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100. Christina Aguilera_sentence_117

The album, titled Bionic, was released in June 2010. Christina Aguilera_sentence_118

Categorized as a R&B-flavored futurepop album by critics, Bionic lyrically revolves around sexual themes while also discussing feminism. Christina Aguilera_sentence_119

Critical reaction to the album was mixed; reviewers commended Aguilera's experimentation with new styles, but found it forced and unnatural. Christina Aguilera_sentence_120

The album peaked at number three on the Billboard 200 and has sold 332,000 copies in the US as of 2019. Christina Aguilera_sentence_121

The album spawned one other international single, "You Lost Me". Christina Aguilera_sentence_122

Two other singles from the album, "Woohoo" featuring rapper Nicki Minaj and "I Hate Boys", were released in the US and Europe, and Australia, respectively. Christina Aguilera_sentence_123

Aguilera starred alongside Cher in the musical film Burlesque. Christina Aguilera_sentence_124

Written and directed by Steve Antin, the film was released in theaters in November 2010. Christina Aguilera_sentence_125

Aguilera played Ali Rose, who quits her bar service job and moves to Los Angeles, where she aspires to be a performer in a burlesque club owned by Tess Scali (Cher). Christina Aguilera_sentence_126

Burlesque grossed US$90 million in the box office and received mixed reviews from critics, who found it clichéd but praised Aguilera's acting. Christina Aguilera_sentence_127

The film received a nomination for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy at the 68th Golden Globe Awards. Christina Aguilera_sentence_128

Aguilera recorded eight tracks for the film's ten-track accompanying soundtrack, and Cher performed the other two. Christina Aguilera_sentence_129

The soundtrack reached number 18 on the Billboard 200 and was certified gold by the RIAA. Christina Aguilera_sentence_130

At Super Bowl XLV in February 2011, Aguilera omitted a few lines while performing the US national anthem. Christina Aguilera_sentence_131

She apologized for the incident, saying: "I got so caught up in the moment of the song that I lost my place." Christina Aguilera_sentence_132

At the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, she performed alongside Jennifer Hudson, Martina McBride, Yolanda Adams, and Florence Welch in a segment that paid tribute to soul singer Aretha Franklin. Christina Aguilera_sentence_133

Aguilera finalized her divorce from Jordan Bratman, from whom she had been separated since September 2010, on April 15, 2011. Christina Aguilera_sentence_134

She concurrently started dating Matthew Rutler, an assistant on the set of Burlesque. Christina Aguilera_sentence_135

From April 2011 to December 2012, Aguilera served as a coach on the first three seasons of the television competition series The Voice. Christina Aguilera_sentence_136

During the first season, Aguilera was featured on Maroon 5's single "Moves like Jagger" upon the invitation of the group's lead vocalist and Aguilera's fellow The Voice coach Adam Levine. Christina Aguilera_sentence_137

The single peaked atop the Billboard Hot 100 and has sold seven million digital copies worldwide. Christina Aguilera_sentence_138

2012–2017: Lotus, second child, and television projects Christina Aguilera_section_6

Upon the third season of The Voice in September 2012, Aguilera released "Your Body" as the lead single from her seventh studio album. Christina Aguilera_sentence_139

The single charted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 34. Christina Aguilera_sentence_140

The album, titled Lotus, followed in November 2012. Christina Aguilera_sentence_141

Aguilera described the record as a "rebirth" of herself after the personal struggles she had overcome. Christina Aguilera_sentence_142

Contemporary reviewers found the album generic and conventional, as opposed to Aguilera's previous experimental ventures. Christina Aguilera_sentence_143

Lotus peaked at number seven on the Billboard 200 and has sold 303,000 copies in the US as of 2019. Christina Aguilera_sentence_144

The album was supported by another single, "Just a Fool", featuring Aguilera's fellow The Voice coach Blake Shelton. Christina Aguilera_sentence_145

In December 2012, Aguilera was replaced by Shakira for the fourth season of The Voice. Christina Aguilera_sentence_146

She returned for the fifth season in September 2013. Christina Aguilera_sentence_147

In 2013, Aguilera scored three international top-ten singles. Christina Aguilera_sentence_148

She was featured on rapper Pitbull's "Feel This Moment", which peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified platinum by the RIAA. Christina Aguilera_sentence_149

She subsequently appeared on Mexican singer Alejandro Fernández's cover of Miguel Gallardo's "Hoy Tengo Ganas de Ti" (1976), which earned a diamond certification in Mexico. Christina Aguilera_sentence_150

Aguilera collaborated with A Great Big World on the ballad "Say Something", which earned a six-time platinum certification from the RIAA and won Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards. Christina Aguilera_sentence_151

Aguilera temporarily withdrew from The Voice for the sixth and seventh seasons, citing her desire to devote her time to her family. Christina Aguilera_sentence_152

She was respectively replaced by Shakira and Gwen Stefani during the two seasons. Christina Aguilera_sentence_153

After her engagement to Matthew Rutler in February 2014 and the birth of their daughter in August, she returned for the eighth season in October. Christina Aguilera_sentence_154

Aguilera's last season on The Voice was the tenth, which she won with her contestant Alisan Porter in May 2016. Christina Aguilera_sentence_155

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. Christina Aguilera_sentence_156

She and her partner Rutler served as executive producers for a music-based game show, Tracks, which aired on Spike TV in March 2016. Christina Aguilera_sentence_157

Aguilera recorded a song titled "Change", which she dedicated to the victims of the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting as well as Christina Grimmie, who was fatally shot in Orlando the day before the nightclub shooting. Christina Aguilera_sentence_158

The proceeds were donated to the National Compassion Fund to benefit the victims' families. Christina Aguilera_sentence_159

Her other works included recording a disco song titled "Telepathy" featuring Nile Rodgers for the soundtrack of Netflix original series The Get Down (2016), being a voice actress for The Emoji Movie (2017), and starring in the romantic science fiction film Zoe (2018). Christina Aguilera_sentence_160

2018–present: Liberation and The Xperience Christina Aguilera_section_7

Aguilera started working on her new album in the summer of 2015. Christina Aguilera_sentence_161

Its release was preceded by two singles: "Accelerate" featuring Ty Dolla Sign and 2 Chainz and "Fall in Line" featuring Demi Lovato. Christina Aguilera_sentence_162

The album, titled Liberation, was released on June 15, 2018 to favorable reviews. Christina Aguilera_sentence_163

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. Christina Aguilera_sentence_164

Liberation debuted at number six on the Billboard 200 chart, becoming Aguilera's seventh US top-ten album. Christina Aguilera_sentence_165

At the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, "Fall in Line" was nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, and the album track "Like I Do", which featured GoldLink was nominated for Best Rap/Sung Performance. Christina Aguilera_sentence_166

To promote Liberation, Aguilera embarked on a US tour, the Liberation Tour, which ran from September to November 2018, and a European tour, The X Tour, which ran from July to December 2019. Christina Aguilera_sentence_167

She also headlined The Xperience, a 25-date concert residency at the Zappos Theater in Las Vegas beginning in May and concluding in March 2020. Christina Aguilera_sentence_168

In 2019, Aguilera received The Disney Legends Awards for "her remarkable contributions to the Disney legacy". Christina Aguilera_sentence_169

In October 2019, Aguilera released the song "Haunted Heart" from the soundtrack of the computer-animated Addams Family film, and a month later "Fall on Me"—her second collaboration with A Great Big World—was premiered. Christina Aguilera_sentence_170

On March 6, 2020, Aguilera released "Loyal Brave True" as a promotional single from the live action remake of Mulan. Christina Aguilera_sentence_171

She released a re-recording of "Reflection" on August 28. Christina Aguilera_sentence_172

Artistry Christina Aguilera_section_8

Voice Christina Aguilera_section_9

Aguilera is a soprano, possessing a four-octave vocal range spanning from C3 to C♯7. Christina Aguilera_sentence_173

Since the start of her career, Aguilera's voice has been compared to that of Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. Christina Aguilera_sentence_174

David Browne writing for The New York Times noted that Aguilera's vocal performance was highly influenced by Carey and Houston, sharing that "Aguilera has been one of the foremost practitioners of the overpowering, Category 5 vocal style known as melisma", and "Ms. Carey, Ms. Houston and Ms. Aguilera, to name its three main champions, are most associated with the period from the late '80s through the late '90s". Christina Aguilera_sentence_175

A journal by Ann Powers for the Los Angeles Times said there are influences of Barbra Streisand, Gladys Knight and Aretha Franklin on Aguilera's vocal style, opining that the "Aguilera's Streisand-esque tendencies" "[help Aguilera] figure out how to become the 'great singer' she's been dubbed since she released her first single, the wise-beyond-its-years 'Genie in a Bottle', at 18". Christina Aguilera_sentence_176

Sasha Frere-Jones wrote in The New Yorker, "Aguilera doesn't need to reincarnate Sarah Vaughan to be a serious singer. Christina Aguilera_sentence_177

She already is one, in the tradition of nineteen-nineties pop and R&B, skillfully deploying melisma for razzle-dazzle". Christina Aguilera_sentence_178

In 2003, Aguilera was placed fifth on MTV's "Best Voices in Music Ever" list, while ranking atop both COVE and Latina magazine's best Pop and Latina vocalist of all time in 2004 and 2013, respectively. Christina Aguilera_sentence_179

In a review for Liberation, Jon Pareles of The New York Times commented on Aguilera's vocal versatility: "Nothing less than high drama suits Christina Aguilera's voice. Christina Aguilera_sentence_180

She can be brassy, tearful, sultry, gritty, breathy, sweet or furious. Christina Aguilera_sentence_181

She can belt and she can tease; she can aim a note as directly as a missile or turn its trajectory into an aerobatic spiral of leaping, quivering, scalloping melismas. Christina Aguilera_sentence_182

Her voice is not an instrument for making modest statements; it's about peaks of self-affirmation, indescribable sensual pleasures, steely counterattacks and abysses of sorrow". Christina Aguilera_sentence_183

Aguilera has, however, been criticized for her excessive use of melisma and oversinging on songs and in concerts. Christina Aguilera_sentence_184

John Eskow of The Huffington Post named Aguilera a main proponent for "oversouling", described as the "gratuitous and confected melisma". Christina Aguilera_sentence_185

Lucy Davies, a writer for BBC Music, opined that although Aguilera had "a stunning voice", she "could be more varied, simply by cutting out some of the 'y-e-e-eeeh, woah yeh's'". Christina Aguilera_sentence_186

Longtime producer Linda Perry, who wrote the song "Beautiful", revealed about the recording sessions with Aguilera, "I tried to keep it straight. Christina Aguilera_sentence_187

I told her to get rid of the finger waves. Christina Aguilera_sentence_188

Every time she'd start going into 'hoo-ha', I'd stop the tape. Christina Aguilera_sentence_189

I'm like, 'You're doing it again'". Christina Aguilera_sentence_190

Perry ended up using the song's first take adding, "She had a hard time accepting that as the final track. Christina Aguilera_sentence_191

She's a perfectionist. Christina Aguilera_sentence_192

She knows her voice really well, and she knows what's going on. Christina Aguilera_sentence_193

She can hear things that nobody else would catch." Christina Aguilera_sentence_194

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. Christina Aguilera_sentence_195

Aguilera, for one thing, has a slightly nasal tone that really only becomes obvious when she's overselling a song". Christina Aguilera_sentence_196

Influences Christina Aguilera_section_10

Aguilera has credited blues singer Etta James as her main influence and inspiration, elaborating, "Etta is my all-time favorite singer. Christina Aguilera_sentence_197

I've said it for the last seven years – since I had my first debut record out – in every interview". Christina Aguilera_sentence_198

Following James' death in 2012, Aguilera was asked to perform "At Last" at James' funeral. Christina Aguilera_sentence_199

Prior to the performance, Aguilera revealed, "There's a line in this song that says 'I found a dream that I could speak to.' Christina Aguilera_sentence_200

And for me that dream, all my life, has been Etta James". Christina Aguilera_sentence_201

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. Christina Aguilera_sentence_202

Aguilera mentions Whitney Houston as another influence, having performed many of her songs in her early years during talent shows. Christina Aguilera_sentence_203

She also cites Mariah Carey and Celine Dion as an inspiration, and covered the latter's songs: "These Are the Special Times" on My Kind of Christmas and "The Prayer" on the NBC reality singing competition The Voice. Christina Aguilera_sentence_204

Aguilera's debut album producer Ron Harris revealed that during her recording sessions for Christina Aguilera, Aguilera would constantly listen to Brandy's music, studying and trying to replicate her adlibs. Christina Aguilera_sentence_205

According to author Pier Dominguez of the book Christina Aguilera: A Star Is Made, Aguilera stated that Carey and her debut single, "Vision of Love" (1990), had the biggest influence on her vocal style. Christina Aguilera_sentence_206

Aguilera points out the musical film The Sound of Music and its lead actress, Julie Andrews, as her first inspiration for singing and performing. Christina Aguilera_sentence_207

At the age of six, the film helped Aguilera cope with her violent childhood, "Bad things happened in my home; there was violence. Christina Aguilera_sentence_208

The Sound of Music looked like a form of release." Christina Aguilera_sentence_209

Aguilera credits Madonna and Janet Jackson as the two biggest inspirations for her image, "for being re-inventive and being brave as strong females, to explore whatever, even if they do get bad press. Christina Aguilera_sentence_210

It's just like they were fearless." Christina Aguilera_sentence_211

During the promotion of Back to Basics, her image was also inspired by the "Golden age of Hollywood" actresses including Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe, Carole Lombard, Greta Garbo and Veronica Lake. Christina Aguilera_sentence_212

Aguilera was also inspired by her Burlesque co-star Cher: "I have always had tremendous respect for her. Christina Aguilera_sentence_213

She is a woman who did everything before anyone else did it. Christina Aguilera_sentence_214

She is an icon and she inspired me through some of my career. Christina Aguilera_sentence_215

We've had similar costumes too!" Christina Aguilera_sentence_216

Musical style and themes Christina Aguilera_section_11

Aguilera frequently blends elements of pop, R&B, dance-pop and soul music into her projects, and her records typically include a combination of ballads and uptempo tracks. Christina Aguilera_sentence_217

Christina Aguilera (1999) prominently displayed teen pop and dance-pop music, while Mi Reflejo (2000) takes inspiration from Latin music. Christina Aguilera_sentence_218

Her first Christmas album, My Kind of Christmas, combines covers of Christmas standards and several original dance-pop tracks. Christina Aguilera_sentence_219

Aiming for musical diversity and artistic growth, Aguilera worked with R&B, rock, hip hop, and Latin music for Stripped (2002). Christina Aguilera_sentence_220

David Browne from Entertainment Weekly credited the release with distancing Aguilera from her pop contemporaries. Christina Aguilera_sentence_221

Aguilera leaned towards R&B, blues, jazz, and soul on Back to Basics (2006). Christina Aguilera_sentence_222

In contrast, Bionic (2010) sees significant use from futuristic electronic music, described as an electropop album. Christina Aguilera_sentence_223

The soundtrack for her 2010 feature film Burlesque (2010) was influenced by Cabaret, and featured several established songs that were redone as dance numbers in a fashion similar to Moulin Rouge! Christina Aguilera_sentence_224

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Aguilera partnered with mainstream producers including Shellback and Max Martin during production of Lotus (2012); when discussing her interactions with the latter, she commented that "He's known about me but we haven't crossed paths," adding "Those records were the kind I wanted to stray apart from. Christina Aguilera_sentence_226

If you look at what I did in the past (after my debut), I always try to do things that will challenge me and challenge the listener, too." Christina Aguilera_sentence_227

Aguilera stated that she feels a sense of responsibility to reference portions of her personal life so that "people that can relate might not feel as alone in the circumstance." Christina Aguilera_sentence_228

Many of her works consequently discuss love; she has also co-written two tracks which dealt with the domestic abuse throughout her childhood. Christina Aguilera_sentence_229

Aguilera has frequently mentioned feminism in her music; she has expressed her belief that sexuality is "very empowering", and has commented that "If I want to be sexual, it's for my own appreciation and enjoyment! Christina Aguilera_sentence_230

That's why I like to talk about the fact that sometimes I am attracted to women. Christina Aguilera_sentence_231

I appreciate their femininity and beauty." Christina Aguilera_sentence_232

She has alluded to her physical attractions to women in other interviews as well. Christina Aguilera_sentence_233

Her "Can't Hold Us Down" from Stripped denounces gender-related double standards, in which men are applauded for their sexual behaviors, while women who behave in a similar fashion are disdained. Christina Aguilera_sentence_234

The main theme of Bionic was also about woman empowerment; Hermione Hoby from The Guardian opined that "she incites more of a sisterly spirit of collaboration, including riot grrrl feminists Le Tigre. Christina Aguilera_sentence_235

Aguilera's not shy of the odd feministic declaration herself." Christina Aguilera_sentence_236

In regards to production, Aguilera has often verbalized her preference of working with more "obscure" collaborators, and noted that she is not necessarily inclined to contact "the No.1 chart-toppers in music" because of their popular demand. Christina Aguilera_sentence_237

The New York Times' Kelefa Sanneh described her decision to work with DJ Premier on Back to Basics as "a decision to snub some of the big-name producers on whom pop stars often rely." Christina Aguilera_sentence_238

Image Christina Aguilera_section_12

Aguilera has reinvented her public image on numerous occasions throughout her career. Christina Aguilera_sentence_239

In the late 1990s, her then-manager Steve Kurtz marketed her as a bubblegum pop entertainer to capitalize on the genre's financial lure, which earned her recognition as a teen idol. Christina Aguilera_sentence_240

Aguilera introduced her alter ego "Xtina" during 2002 and 2003, which presented an increasingly provocative persona. Christina Aguilera_sentence_241

During this time, she dyed her hair black, debuted several piercings, and participated in several nude pictorials for publications. Christina Aguilera_sentence_242

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. Christina Aguilera_sentence_243

This reinvention was named "Baby Jane" in 2006, an alter ego which was taken from the 1962 film What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?. Christina Aguilera_sentence_244

Aguilera received widespread criticism over her curvy figure from gaining weight in 2012. Christina Aguilera_sentence_245

She later received favorable media attention after a significant weight loss in 2013. Christina Aguilera_sentence_246

In 2018, Aguilera appeared bare-faced without makeup and retouching on the cover of Paper magazine and received widespread praise. Christina Aguilera_sentence_247

Aguilera is considered a pop icon, and has frequently garnered comparisons to Britney Spears. Christina Aguilera_sentence_248

David Browne of Entertainment Weekly said that Aguilera is "too eager not to offend" in her mild-mannered music, making her a "good girl pretending to be bad", and also said that Spears' "artificial-sweetener voice" was a welcome change of pace from Aguilera's "numbing vocal gymnastics". Christina Aguilera_sentence_249

Matthew Horton from Virgin Media suggested that Aguilera was a more impressive performer than Spears despite her lower sales figures. Christina Aguilera_sentence_250

Aguilera has also been regarded as a sex symbol. Christina Aguilera_sentence_251

A 2003 issue of Maxim magazine that she covered became its best-selling issue; Aguilera was named "Sexiest Woman of the Year" by its subscribers later that year, and also earned the magazine its best-selling issue after posing on the cover that year. Christina Aguilera_sentence_252

Additionally recognized as a gay icon, she was the first honoree on The Abbey's Gay Walk of Fame for her contributions to the LGBT community. Christina Aguilera_sentence_253

The music video for "Beautiful" earned Aguilera a GLAAD Media Award for its positive portrayal of the LGBT community. Christina Aguilera_sentence_254

Fashion has also been a part of Aguilera's music career and image. Christina Aguilera_sentence_255

She has frequently worn clothes designed by Roberto Cavalli, John Galliano, Marc Jacobs, and Alexander McQueen. Christina Aguilera_sentence_256

Aguilera's costumes from Burlesque were featured in the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising's Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition. Christina Aguilera_sentence_257

Wax figures of Aguilera are located at Madame Tussauds wax museums in London and New York City. Christina Aguilera_sentence_258

Legacy Christina Aguilera_section_13

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As of 2018, Aguilera had sold over 75 million albums and singles worldwide. Christina Aguilera_sentence_260

Aguilera's works have earned her numerous awards and accolades, including five Grammy Awards. Christina Aguilera_sentence_261

Various artists have noted that they were inspired by Aguilera, including Ariana Grande, Tinashe, Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, and Lauren Jauregui, among others. Christina Aguilera_sentence_262

Her work has also inspired some athletes, including American figure skater Johnny Weir and American swimmer Dana Vollmer. Christina Aguilera_sentence_263

Aguilera's use of sexual imagery has helped catalyze public discourse on sexuality and feminism. Christina Aguilera_sentence_264

Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett, co-founder of The Vagenda, opined that the provocative dance routines in Aguilera's music videos are "empowering". Christina Aguilera_sentence_265

Aguilera is also known for her television and music video impact; in 2012, Jon Caramanica of The New York Times commented that Aguilera "will be remembered for her glamour, her scandalous take on femme-pop and her Brobdingnagian voice, and ... as the person who almost single-handedly reshaped music-competition reality programming". Christina Aguilera_sentence_266

She was considered as one of the greatest women of the music video era by VH1. Christina Aguilera_sentence_267

Writing for The Hampton Institute, critic Terry Young Jr. commented that Aguilera "redefined the 21st century female pop performer," adding that following the release of Stripped, "artists like [Britney] Spears and Beyoncé became more comfortable expressing sexuality and no longer felt the need to sell the notion of innocence". Christina Aguilera_sentence_268

In November 2008, Rolling Stone placed Aguilera at number 58 on its list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time, writing that "[Aguilera] has had the finesse and power of a blues queen ever since she was a child star". Christina Aguilera_sentence_269

In November 2010, Aguilera was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Christina Aguilera_sentence_270

In October 2012, Aguilera's costumes and video collection was included on the "Women Who Rock" exhibition by the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Christina Aguilera_sentence_271

That same year, VH1 named Aguilera the eighth greatest woman in the music industry. Christina Aguilera_sentence_272

At the 2013 People's Choice Awards, Aguilera was awarded the People's Voice Award, which recognized her ability to reach people across various genres. Christina Aguilera_sentence_273

Also in 2013, Aguilera was one of Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World. Christina Aguilera_sentence_274

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." Christina Aguilera_sentence_275

In 2019, the Human Rights Campaign honored Aguilera with its "Ally for Equality" award. Christina Aguilera_sentence_276

She was recognized as an "LGBTQ icon" who used her platform to share a message of hope and inspiration. Christina Aguilera_sentence_277

Other ventures Christina Aguilera_section_14

Philanthropy Christina Aguilera_section_15

In 2000, Aguilera supported a program called Come on Over and Do Something, which aimed to "encourage kids to get involved in their communities and make a difference." Christina Aguilera_sentence_278

A year later, she signed a letter from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to the South Korean government requesting that the country stop its alleged killing of dogs for food. Christina Aguilera_sentence_279

In 2010, Aguilera auctioned tickets for her planned tour for Christie's A Bid to Save the Earth, which benefited the non-profit environmental groups Conservation International, Oceana, Natural Resources Defense Council, and The Central Park Conservancy. Christina Aguilera_sentence_280

Aguilera contributed US$200,000 to the Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh in December 2003, and was part of the Lifetime Television's "End violence against women" campaign. Christina Aguilera_sentence_281

In 2005, Aguilera contributed "Beautiful" to the compilation album Love Rocks, which proceeds benefited the Human Rights Campaign. Christina Aguilera_sentence_282

Aguilera participated in the AIDS Project Los Angeles' Artists Against AIDS "What's Going On?" Christina Aguilera_sentence_283

cover project, and became the face for MAC Cosmetics and spokesperson for MAC AIDS Fund in 2004. Christina Aguilera_sentence_284

Singer Elton John featured Aguilera in his charity book 4 Inches, which benefitted the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Christina Aguilera_sentence_285

In the run-up to the 2004 United States presidential election, Aguilera was featured on billboards for the "Only You Can Silence Yourself" online voter registration drive run by the nonpartisan, non-profit campaign "Declare Yourself". Christina Aguilera_sentence_286

In these political advertisements, shot by David LaChapelle, Aguilera was shown with her mouth sewn shut to symbolize the effects of not voting. Christina Aguilera_sentence_287

In late 2007, Aguilera became the spokesperson for "Rock the Vote", through which she encouraged young people to vote in the 2008 presidential election. Christina Aguilera_sentence_288

In 2005, Aguilera donated her wedding gifts to American charities in support of Hurricane Katrina victims, 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. Christina Aguilera_sentence_289

In 2008, Aguilera headlined London's Africa Rising charity concert at the Royal Albert Hall, which raised awareness for finding substantial issues facing the continent. Christina Aguilera_sentence_290

That year, Aguilera appeared on the Turkish version of Deal or No Deal, Var mısın? Christina Aguilera_sentence_291 Yok musun? Christina Aguilera_sentence_292 , and donated proceeds to a charity program for orphans. Christina Aguilera_sentence_293

In 2009, Aguilera became the global spokesperson for World Hunger Relief; she and Bratman traveled to Guatemala with the World Food Programme to bring awareness to issues including its high malnutrition rate, and met with local families and beneficiaries of WFP's nutrition programs. Christina Aguilera_sentence_294

Aguilera has helped raise over $148 million for WFP and other hunger relief agencies in 45 countries. Christina Aguilera_sentence_295

In response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Aguilera donated a signed Chrysler 300 which was auctioned for relief efforts. Christina Aguilera_sentence_296

She additionally appeared on the Hope for Haiti telethon that January, where donations directly benefited Oxfam America, Partners In Health, Red Cross and UNICEF. Christina Aguilera_sentence_297

She was featured on a public service announcement alongside former boxer Muhammad Ali to raise funds for the World Food Programme's efforts to bring food to survivors of the earthquake. Christina Aguilera_sentence_298

Aguilera was nominated for a VH1 Do Something Award for her work with the organization and her efforts in response to the earthquake. Christina Aguilera_sentence_299

In 2010, Aguilera was appointed UN ambassador for the World Food Programme. Christina Aguilera_sentence_300

Following Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Aguilera performed "Beautiful" to open the Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together benefit telethon; all proceeds went to the American Red Cross. Christina Aguilera_sentence_301

That year, Aguilera and David Novak received the George McGovern Leadership Award. Christina Aguilera_sentence_302

The following year, Aguilera was honored with the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award. Christina Aguilera_sentence_303

Products and endorsements Christina Aguilera_section_16

In 2000, Aguilera was the face for make-up line Fetish, where she worked in choosing colors and packaging for the line. Christina Aguilera_sentence_304

That same year, an interactive CD-ROM was produced called Christina Aguilera: Follow Your Dreams and released by Simon & Schuster Interactive which features games and quizzes, plus Aguilera herself talking about accomplishing her goals. Christina Aguilera_sentence_305

Throughout her career, Aguilera has endorsed several brands, including Sears, Levi's, Skechers, Mercedes-Benz, Versace, Virgin Mobile, Orange UK, Oreo, Sony Ericsson, and soft drink giants Coca-Cola and Pepsi, in 2001 and 2006, respectively. Christina Aguilera_sentence_306

In 2004, Aguilera earned £200,000 (about $300,000) for opening the summer sale at London's Harrods store and appeared in an advertisement for MAC Cosmetics' Viva Glam V campaign. Christina Aguilera_sentence_307

Following the birth of her son in 2008, she was reportedly paid $1.5 million by People for her baby pictures, which became the ninth most expensive celebrity baby photographs ever taken. Christina Aguilera_sentence_308

In 2008, jewelry designer Stephen Webster and friend of Aguilera released "Shattered", a collection of sterling silver pieces, through Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman. Christina Aguilera_sentence_309

Aguilera, who inspired the collection, was featured as a Hitchcock heroine. Christina Aguilera_sentence_310

They reprised their work together for Webster's 2009 spring line. Christina Aguilera_sentence_311

In 2011, Aguilera attended São Paulo Fashion Week to premiere her new line of clothing for Brazilian department store C&A, which launched in April of that year. Christina Aguilera_sentence_312

Aguilera was named the number one awarded celebrity brand, with 13 awards won globally, in 2017. Christina Aguilera_sentence_313

Her first fragrance, Xpose, was released in Europe in late 2004 and sold relatively well. Christina Aguilera_sentence_314

Through Procter & Gamble, Aguilera released her signature fragrance, Simply Christina, in 2007. Christina Aguilera_sentence_315

During the Christmas period of 2007, the fragrance became the number one perfume in the United Kingdom, and later in 2009 it was the country's fourth best selling perfume. Christina Aguilera_sentence_316

It won as the people's choice for favorite celebrity fragrance at the annual UK Fifi Awards 2008. Christina Aguilera_sentence_317

Aguilera released her third fragrance, Inspire, accompanied with a body care collection, in September 2008. Christina Aguilera_sentence_318

It was her first fragrance released outside of Europe. Christina Aguilera_sentence_319

Her worldwide ad campaign included a television ad shot by David LaChapelle and was released in the United States in Macy's department stores. Christina Aguilera_sentence_320

The release coincided with Macy's 150th anniversary which featured Aguilera in commemorative photos. Christina Aguilera_sentence_321

She released her fourth fragrance, By Night, in October 2009, which became the third best selling fragrance in the United Kingdom in 2009. Christina Aguilera_sentence_322

The range has been further augmented yearly by new releases. Christina Aguilera_sentence_323

Discography Christina Aguilera_section_17

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Filmography Christina Aguilera_section_18

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Tours and concerts Christina Aguilera_section_19

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Headlining tours Christina Aguilera_section_20

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Co-headlining tours Christina Aguilera_section_21

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Residencies Christina Aguilera_section_22

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See also Christina Aguilera_section_23

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