Christina Aguilera is returning to NBC’s “The Voice” for its upcoming fifth season. An immediate success since its debut in 2011, “The Voice” allowed Aguilera to showcase her mentoring side as she coached young hopefuls in an effort to beat out fellow coaches Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and CeeLo Green.
One of the most accomplished performers of the last decade, Aguilera has sold more than 43 million albums worldwide, achieved four No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and has won five Grammy Awards, as well as three top-five albums in the United States.
She has collaborated with legendary artists including Herbie Hancock, Andrea Bocelli, Tony Bennett, Elton John and the Rolling Stones. Aguilera was also the only artist under 30 to make Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 greatest singers of all time and was named one of Time magazine’s most influential people in 2013.
In 2013, Aguilera teamed up with Latin artist Pitbull for “Feel This Moment” and also recorded the classic duet “Hoy Tengo Ganas De Ti” with Latin artist Alejandro Fernandez. The song went to No. 1 in 17 countries.
In 2012, Aguilera released her album “Lotus,” debuting the singles “Your Body” and “Just a Fool.” The album featured collaborations with Max Martin, Sia and Alex Da Kid, as well as duets with fellow “Voice” coaches Green and Shelton. Aguilera called the album fun and free-spirited and a rebirth for her personally.
In 2010, Aguilera starred in her first feature film, “Burlesque,” opposite Cher and Stanley Tucci, and earned a Golden Globe nomination for her original song “Bound to You,” which she co-wrote and performed for the movie. Earlier that same year, Aguilera released her album, “Bionic,” which featured collaborations from artists such as Sia, Le Tigre and Ladytron, as well as producers Tricky Stewart, John Hill and Switch.
The New York native performed in local talent shows before getting her big break on “Star Search” in 1992. She then landed a part on the Disney Channel’s “The New Mickey Mouse Club.” It was her song, “Reflection,” for Disney’s film “Mulan” that led to a record deal with RCA and the release of her self-titled debut album in the summer of 1999. The album quickly hit No. 1 on the strength of its first dance/pop single, “Genie in a Bottle” (which dominated the charts for five weeks and broke records worldwide) and other chart toppers, including “What a Girl Wants” and “Come on Over.” It was a feat she would repeat the following year with “Mi Reflejo,” the smash Spanish-language version of her debut, followed by her hit holiday release, “My Kind of Christmas.”
In 2001, Aguilera joined forces with Pink, Mya and Lil’ Kim on the smash “Lady Marmalade” single and video. She soon began to lay the groundwork for her second album, “Stripped.” Released in 2002, the CD sealed her status as an international superstar while transforming her image from bubblegum pop princess to steamy sex kitten. Along with the superheated funk of the album’s provocative debut single, “Dirrty,” came such standout tracks as “Beautiful,” “Can’t Hold Us Down” and “The Voice Within.”
After sweeping the top of the charts with her third album, “Back to Basics,” which debuted at No. 1 in 2006 and sold over 3.7 million units worldwide, Aguilera announced a global tour. With the fashion legend Roberto Cavalli as the exclusive costume designer, choreographer and director Jamie King (Madonna, Janet Jackson and Prince) on board and a unique stage design that allowed fans unprecedented access to the pop star, the shows were a feast for the senses and earned her rave reviews.
Earning her first of four Grammy Awards in 2000 for best new artist, her subsequent trophies came in 2001 for “Lady Marmalade” (best pop collaboration with vocals), in 2003 for “Beautiful” (best female pop vocal performance) and in 2007 for “Ain’t No Other Man” (best female pop vocal performance).
Among countless other honors, Aguilera is also the recipient of a 2001 Latin Grammy Award for “Mi Reflejo” (best female pop vocal album), a 2000 Billboard Music Award for female artist of the year and two 2004 Rolling Stone Music Awards (best female performer, readers’ pick; and best tour, readers’ pick, “Justified and Stripped”).
In 2007, Aguilera launched an eponymous perfume, “Christina Aguilera,” which she created through P&G Prestige. Perfect for the sexy, seductive and classic woman, the fragrance continues to be an international best seller and has paved the way for seven additional scents with more to come.
Today, while devoting the lion’s share of her time to recording and touring, Aguilera is active in a range of philanthropic pursuits. In 2009, she joined forces with Yum! Brands in their World Hunger Relief effort and became their global spokesperson. In less than one year, she created widespread awareness and deeper engagement to benefit the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) and other hunger relief agencies.
In 2010, she was named an ambassador to the United Nations for her hard work and outreach. Together with Yum!, her efforts have raised $115 million for WFP and others, providing 460 million meals and saving millions of lives. She was also awarded the George McGovern Leadership Award alongside Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for her ongoing work with the program.
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