All about CHRISTINA AGUILERA
1 Christina María Aguilera was born on December 18, 1980, in Staten Island, New York.
2 She’s not the only musical member in her family, her mum Shelly plays the violin and piano.
3 Christina was only 9 years old when she made it onto the TV show, Star Search and placed second singing ‘ A Sunday Kind of Love’ by Etta James.
4 She became a member of The All New Mickey Mouse Club at age 12. A young Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears were also on the show – what a superstar cast!
5 Christina was picked to sing ‘ Reflection’ Reflection’ for the awesome Disney film fifilm Mulan. It was her big break before signing a record deal.
6 In 1999 she released her first album, which sold 17 million copies worldwide thanks to hit songs like ‘ Genie In A Bottle’ and ‘ What A Girl Wants’. Wow!
7 Christina then won Best New Artist at the 2000 Grammy Awards.
8 Her nickname Xtina came from her record producer Ron Fair, who shortened her name the same way Christmas is shortened to Xmas!
9 The superstar has spent a lot of time spinning around in the famous big red chair – she was a coach on the US version of The for six seasons.
10 Xtina regularly gives back to charities and even donated her wedding gifts to help support victims of Hurricane Katrina. Aww!
11 Hidden talent alert! She’s a pro at doing celebrity impressions especially of famous singers, including her fellow coaches from The Voice.
12 Catch Christina in The Emoji Movie as the voice of Miss Akiko Glitter, a talented dancer living in the Just Dance app. The movie is out in cinemas this month!