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Christina Aguilera's Biography

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Christina Maria Aguilera was born on 18 December 1980 in Staten Island, New York.

Christina Aguilera grew up with a violent father. In a song, from her album Stripped, she described "living in a war called home".

Aguilera supported the Scottish Executive's domestic abuse campaign, donating artwork featuring lyrics to her song "I'm OK" for an exhibition.

Christina Aguilera appeared on the Star Search show when she was 8. At 10 she sang the national anthem for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates. A couple of years later, like Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake's, Aguilera presented TV's Mickey Mouse Club.

In 1998, Aguilera recorded Reflection for the soundtrack of Disney's full-length animation Mulan. She gained a contract with RCA and a host of hits were to follow, including Genie In A Bottle, What a Girl Wants, Dirrty, Beautiful, and Survivor.

Christina Aguilera's diverse work includes the album Mi Relejo, recorded in Spanish. She won a Grammy for best new artist in 2000, for best pop collaboration (Lady Marmalade) in 2002 and more recently for best female pop vocal performance (Beautiful).

Eminem referred to his fling with Christina Aguilera in The Real Slim Shady.

In November 2005 Christina Aguilera married music executive Jordan Bratman.

People reported that on 12 January 2008, Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman had a baby boy, Max Liron Bratman.

On 16 July 2009, the BBC reported that Christina Aguilera had been appointed global ambassador for World Hunger Relief.

Christina Aguilera was listed in Playboy's 25 Sexiest Celebrities in 2007.

She was a coach on the early series of The Voice in the United States.

In 2010 she starred in the movie Burlesque.

In June 2016, she announced that she would donate proceeds from her new single Change to the Orlando shooting victims and their families.

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