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!

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