‘Unite of the Stars’ Gala Banquet – Visit to South Africa
On November 9th 2005, Christina joined Diana Ross to co-host the ‘Unite of the Stars’ Gala Banquet in support of four important charities:
– The Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund
– Unite Against Hunger
– St Mary’s hospital
– The Topsy Foundation.
During the ‘Unite of the Stars’ charity gala banquet, a star-studded auction was held and a pair of diamond earrings worn by Christina went for R50,000.
An article from Coca Cola Dome:
CHRISTINA AGUILERA, will be a special guest during the Altech South African Grand Prix week, which will includes her first appearance in South Africa at the ”Unite of the Stars”’ banquet at the Coca Cola Dome on 9th November. 94.7 Highveld Stereo’s Finest Jocks and Christina will host this Dazzling dinner in support of two of South Africa’s worthiest charities : The Nelson Mandela Childrens Fund and Unite Against Hunger. This dinner is an integral part of the Altech Grand prix festivities from 4-11 NOVEMBER which will host some the worlds greatest sports Formula 1 World champions and entertainment Celebrities.
Multiple Grammy Award-winning recording artist Christina Aguilera boasts one of the most powerful and distinctive voices of her generation. Aguilera co-wrote and co-produced her latest album Stripped, which has sold over 12 million albums worldwide. It features five hit singles, including the inspirational anthem “Beautiful,” which earned Aguilera a Grammy for Best Pop Female Vocal, the singers fourth Grammy Award.
Her greatest hits include ”Genie in a Bottle”’ ” Come on Over” and ”’ What a girl wants”’
Bursting on to the musical landscape in 1999, Aguilera’s highly successful self-titled debut album went on to sell over 16 million copies. With its string of chart toppers, Aguilera earned numerous accolades including a Grammy award from Best New Artist. The following year, Aguilera earned her second Grammy for her Spanish language album Mi Reflejo. In 2001, she joined forces with Lil’ Kim, Mya, Pink and Missy Elliott for the hit single “Lady Marmalade” and was honoured with a Grammy for Best Pop Collaboration for its debut on the Blockbuster Moulin Rouge.
Aguilera recently completed an enormously successful world tour in support of her album Stripped. The worldwide response proved that Aguilera remains one of the premiere artists of our time.
Aguilera is currently recording her next album, which is scheduled for release in Spring 2006:
Christina will not be the only Diva gracing our shores this summer for this dazzling affair.
For her second time only, Ms. Diana Ross will be visiting South Africa and joining Christina on stage at this charity spectacular. Ross and Aguilera has raised millions of dollars for numerous charities to which they lend their name too and have championed many causes especially those concerned with children. Unite Against Hunger is a Crisis Food Relief program spearheaded by food giant Tiger Brands, feeding in excess of 20 000 children every day. One of the feeding schemes it serves is the African Children’s Feeding Scheme in Soweto.
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