->''You gotta rub me the right way''
-->-- '''"Genie in a Bottle"'''

Christina Maria Aguilera (December 18th 1980) began her career in the spotlight as a former member of ''Series/TheMickeyMouseClub'' revival as teenager. Known as a [[PintsizedPowerhouse little girl with a big voice]], she signed to a major label in the late 90s and became first marketed as a [[IdolSinger bubblegum pop singer]] before seeking more [[GenreRoulette creative control]] thereafter musically and adopting a more [[{{Stripperific}} 'dirrty']] image on her sophomore album to continued commercial success.

Soon after, she started embracing a neo-{{Burlesque}} persona, by which time she [[GrowingTheBeard finally found a lyrical constant]], only to retire from touring in 2008 to look after her son Max. She returned to the music scene in 2010 with the album ''Bionic'', which was poorly-received and led to speculation that her career was over, largely due to ''Bionic'''s sound and visuals drawing comparisons to the then rising Music/LadyGaga. Things recovered slightly later in the year as the official soundtrack for the musical film ''{{Film/Burlesque}}'' (which she starred in alongside alongside {{Music/Cher}}), which featured mostly Aguilera performances achieved a gold certification in the US.

She became a coach on the talent show ''Series/TheVoice'' in 2011, alternating between seasons to focus on her family and prevent herself from burning out. In the meantime, she released another album, ''Lotus'', which had ever poorer sales than ''Bionic'', and subsequently became CanonDiscontinuity. Aguilera has since made a return to ''The Voice'' after taking time off for her family and has made the suggestion that she will release new music in the near future.

She has featured her vocals on up to 25 vocal performances to date, by artists including, but not limited to, Music/{{Maroon 5}}, Music/CeeLoGreen, Nelly, Herbie Hancock, T.I., Diddy, Music/NickiMinaj, Music/TheRollingStones, Music/{{Pink}}, Music/RickyMartin, Mya, Music/MissyElliot, Music/{{Pitbull}} and A Great Big World. Aguilera is a six-time UsefulNotes/GrammyAward winner who has sold 50 million albums worldwide to date. Her number one hits include: "Come On Over" (2000), "What a Girl Wants" (1999), and the ever youthful, "Genie In a Bottle" (1999). Later hits have included "Beautiful", "Candyman", and "Ain't No Other Man".

Aguilera is considered to be the most talented and critically acclaimed out of the [[TheNineties late 1990s]] blonde teen pop singers trend that was kicked off by Music/BritneySpears, and her peers also include Music/JessicaSimpson and Music/MandyMoore.

[[folder: Discography and Tours]]
* '''Standard Studio Records'''
** ''Christina Aguilera'' (1999)
*** ''Mi Reflejo'' [Spanish-language album] (2000 Sept)
*** ''[[ChristmasSongs My Kind of Christmas]]'' (2000 Oct)
*** ''Just Be Free'' (Aug 2001)(recorded 1994/1995)[[note]]A demo album recorded while she was a pre-teen, released against her will after a long battle with the people who she recorded it with.[[/note]]
** ''[[HotterAndSexier Stripped]]'' (2002)
** ''[[ConceptAlbum Back to Basics]]'' (2006)
** ''[[NewSoundAlbum Bionic]]'' (2010)
** ''[[ConceptAlbum Lotus]]'' (2012)

* '''[=EPs=] and Compilation Albums'''
** ''Justin and Christina'' (EP with Music/JustinTimberlake) (2003)
** ''Keeps Getting Better: A Decade Of Hits'' (2008)
** ''Film/{{Burlesque}}: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack'', with Music/{{Cher}}. (2010)

** ''Christina Aguilera: In Concert'' (200001)
** ''Stripped World Tour'' (2003)
** ''Back to Basics Tour'' (200607)

* '''DVDS'''
** ''Genie Gets Her Wish'' (1999)
** ''My Reflection'' (2001)
** ''Stripped: Live In The UK'' (2004)
** ''Back To Basics: Live In Australia'' (2008)
!!This singer provides examples of:
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[[folder: Music Tropes ]]

* AllWomenAreLustful: Is outspoken about her sexuality (See below), The ''Bionic'' and ''Stripped'' albums, and within ''Back To Basics'': "Nasty Naughty Boy" and "I Got Trouble" prove it. This is one of her selling points.
* AlbumFiller: Since she took back control of her career, her albums have had at least 18 tracks, most fans and casual listeners take at least 8 tracks off. She's known for overfilling her albums...
** She also puts at least 4 interludes on her 18 track albums!
* AwardBaitSong: "Reflection", from the ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' soundtrack.
* ArcWords: Me & I in all her titles:Army Of Me, Sing For Me, Best Of Me, on her new album tracklist hints towards a theme. Save Me From Myself, Loving Me 4 Me, Keep On Singing My Song, Mercy On Me, Don't Make Me Love You..
** All I Need, I Am, I Turn To You, I'm Okay, I Got Trouble, I Hate Boys, I Come Undone, I Will, All I Wanna Do, But I'm A Good Girl...
* AuthorTract: Her turn on Saturday Night Live during her "Dirrty" phrase spent a lot of time defending her right to do and say, anything she wants. She also wrote a thesis after Lotus under performed defending her choices to not tour since 2007 and telling her fans her music '''IS''' her priority.
* BadGirlSong: "Dirrty" and "Still Dirrty"' Not Myself Tonight..
* BeYourself: "The Voice Within", "Hello", "I Will Be" and "Reflection"
* BreakUpSong: "Impossible", "Underappreciated", "Walk Away", "Fighter".
* {{Bowdlerization}}: The music video for "Dirrty" was censored in Thailand due to Thai-language posters that advertised its sex tourism (including mention of child prostitutes).
* BSide: We're A Miracle, Too Beautiful For Words.
* CallBack: "Lotus" features a lot of lyrical and musical call backs to her earlier works:"Reflection" gets a shout out in the introduction, "I won't let you bring me down" in Best Of Me reminding people of Beautiful, "I'm A Fighter" in Army Of Me, pretty self explanatory, "Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir?." in Around The World, reminds people of Lady Marmalade, "Red Hot Kinda Love" refers to ''Infatuation'' on Stripped. "Let There Be Love" reminds many of her works on "Bionic".
* CanonDiscontinuity: She never talks about ''Lotus''. Period. She just changes the question or draws the topic back to her current projects.
* CarefulWithThatAxe: Most of her music is this. The exceptions would be "Save Me From Myself", "I Am", "Cruz", and "All I Need".
* ChewingTheScenery: The lady can ''sing''. See "Hurt", "You Lost Me" and "Mercy On Me" for prime examples.
* ConceptAlbum: Two major ones:
** ''Stripped'' is her stripping her facade away and showing all that she can do in music.
** ''Back To Basics'' is her doing an album with 20-30-40-50's sound backing and occasional contemporary twists.
** ''Bionic'' is her trying to be creative with doing mostly electro-pop. Unfortunately, this album was unsuccessful due to the hype backlash and many comparisons to Music/LadyGaga, who was red-hot at the time.
* CoverVersion: Lady Marmalade, I Turn To You, Alright Now, Car Wash, and her Christmas album.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: She says outright [[ScrewYourself she turns herself on]] in "Vanity".
* DistinctDoubleAlbum: The ''Back to Basics'' album. Disc one was standard pop with a throwback to jazz, funk and soul, and disc two comprised live music reminiscent of the 1920s and 1930s.
* DoubleEntendre: Frequently. A notable one that caused controversy is in the song ''Genie In a Bottle'' where she sings "I'm a genie in a bottle/You gotta rub me the right way", considering she was barely legal at the time the song was released.
* DoubleStandard: "Can't Hold Us Down" is a TakeThat on the assumption that it's okay for men to do certain things (such as having multiple sexual partners) but not for women to do the same.
* EthicalSlut: In songs like "Dirrty", "Can't Hold Us Down" and "Still Dirrty" and the ''Bionic'' record.
* EraSpecificPersonality: Two very specific personalities are present in her work:
** She was "Xtina" in her ''Bionic'', ''Lotus'', and ''Stripped'' eras.
** "Baby Jane" was her personality for ''Back To Basics''.
* EpicRocking: "Keep On Singing My Song" is extremely long compared to the rest of the tracks on Stripped.
* FadingIntoTheNextSong: "The Voice Within" fades into "I'm Ok".
* {{Fanservice}}: [[http://www.bestfan.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/LOTUS-artwork-christina-aguilera-32445061-610-370.jpg As seen here.]]
* FriendsWithBenefits: "Get Mine, Get Yours" is about this. Shamelessly.
--> "I want your body, not your heart."
* FollowYourHeart: "The Voice Within", "Keep On Singing My Song", "Hello" and "Reflection".
* FemmeFatale: Stripped has elements of this, in songs like Dirty and Get Mine Get Yours, Your Body's music video she kills heaps of men, and Bionic and Lotus have some songs which feature this.
* GenreRoulette: If you played only her singles one after another you'd get a lot of different sounds: country ("Just A Fool"), dance pop ("Not Myself Tonight"), r&b ("Your Body"), 60's pop ("Ain't No Other Man"). This is even further developed in her albums, especially ''Stripped'' and ''Bionic'', which are even more random with their variety of flavors in songs.
* GreatestHitsAlbum: ''Keeps Getting Better: A Decade Of Hits''.
* GriefSong: "Hurt"
* GodivaHair: In both the ''Stripped'' and ''Lotus'' album covers.
* IncrediblyLongNote: A feature of her songs. Especially notable: "On Our Way".
* IntercourseWithYou: "Sex For Breakfast", "Dynamite", "Get Mine Get Yours", "Desnudate", "Nasty Naughty Boy", "I Got Trouble", "Infatuation", "Woohoo", "Vanity", "Your Body" among others.
** "Genie In A Bottle" [[SubvertedTrope subverts]] this, with AnAesop about not "giv(ing) it away" to a boy easily.
* IApprovedThisMessage :Made a bunch of these for The Voice and her Lotus album.
* ItsAllAboutMe: "Vanity". (See Arche Words, for more)
* LoudnessWar: ''Bionic'', according to the [[http://www.dr.loudness-war.info/details.php?id=5162 Dynamic Range Database]], has "hideous sound quality" and is "extremely flat sounding and dead". To a lesser extent, ''Back to Basics'' and ''Lotus''.
* LyricalTic: Recording Wahs and Ooh Ooohs all over her songs, even her major collaborator (Linda Perry) told her to cut it out on "Beautiful".
* LargeHam: In You Lost Me:
--> We had Magi-i-i-ic
--> And this i-i-is tragic,
--> YOU couldn't KEEP YOUR HANDS...to yourself...
** Related to ChewingTheScenery above and MelismaticVocals below.
* LoveIsADrug: Invoked in "Walk Away"
--> ''"I'm addicted to your allure, and I'm fiendin' for a cure."''
* LighterAndSofter: Bionic was more fun then Back To Basics that was very dramatic and deep and Lotus has less apologetic ballads then Bionic.
* MelismaticVocals: Well known for fitting 7 note melismas into her songs live. '''Especially''' in the "Back to Basics" tour!
* MyGirlIsNotASlut: She points out the DoubleStandard constantly. "The guy gets all the glory the more he can score, and the girl can do the same and yet you call her a whore." "Can't Hold Us Down"
** MadonnaWhoreComplex: ''Sorry I'm not a virgin/Sorry I'm not a slut''. from ''Stripped''.
* MotorMouth: Bionic is a good example. as she borderline raps the verses.
* MisandrySong: "I Hate Boys".
* {{Narcissist}}: The narrator of "Vanity", ''and how''. (See Arch Words)
* NewSoundAlbum: She does this every album, but ''Bionic'' and ''Back To Basics'' have the biggest evolution of sound from "50's inspired jazz pop" to "electronic dance pop from the future".
** Also her debut SelfTitledAlbum and ''Stripped'' both have an R&B/Sexy/Personal edge which unites them together thematically. Bionic and Lotus are both electric pop albums aimed at her haters.
* NotStayingForBreakfast: Pretty heavily implied in "Your Body", "I Got Trouble" and "Nasty Naught Boy".
* PrecisionFStrike: In "Not Myself Tonight".
-->If you don't like it fuck you
* PissTakeRap: "Bobblehead" is a heavy rap about how all her haters are bobbleheads, somewhat tongue in cheek.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "Make Over" is a major example of this, but this sort of singing is seen all over her live performances and most of her albums besides ''Bionic''.
* ThePrimaDonna: Prima Donna, Bionic, Not Myself Tonight, Glam and her image since Back To Basics.
* RageQuit: Her rather long breaks are forms of this (4 years average), but the most important instance of this was the cancelled Bionic tour, which was cancelled due to her marriage falling apart, the music being not reviewed the most positively way, and a laser-like focus on her movie coming later on in the year. She also quit The Voice to tour, but quit her tour to stay at home with her kid.
* RedPillBluePill: Used in "Birds Of Prey".
-->Taking the blue pill only made you cry
-->And all that the red pill did was make you forget why
* RuleOfSymbolism: ''Bionic'' and ''Lotus'' concepts and covers.
* RunningGag: Her first couple of albums had this theme of "Just Me" to their titles, SelfTitledAlbum, ''Stripped, and ''Back to Basics'', all refer to the bare simple part of art/life.
* RockstarSong: Just a couple of songs here and there in her discography: "Welcome", "Bionic", "Still Dirrty", "Here To Stay", "Keep On Singing My Song", "Make Over", "Vanity", "Keeps Getting Better", "Not Myself Tonight", "Glam", "Prima Donna", "I Am", "Loving Me 4 Me", "Mercy On Me", "Save Me From Myself", "Army Of Me", "Sing For Me", "Best Of Me", "Shut Up", "Empty Words" "Circles", "Lotus", among others.
* ScrewYourself: "Vanity"....Something about touching herself..
* SequelSong: "Still Dirrty" from ''Back to Basics'' to "Dirrty" from ''Stripped''.
* SexAsRiteOfPassage: Stated in "Stripped"
* SillyLoveSongs: ''Back To Basics'' is this idea, made into an album, especially Disc 1.
** "Loving Me 4 Me" "Infatuation".
* SingerNameDrop: "Bionic", "Intro (Back To Basics), "Thank You (Dedication To Fans)" and others.
* SlutShaming: Has actively fought against this.
* StrictlyFormula: Ever since ''Stripped'' her singles have been released, upbeat party song ("Dirrty", "Ain't No Other Man", "Not Myself Tonight", "Your Body") and then a ballad ("Beautiful", "Hurt", "You Lost Me", "Just a Fool").
* StudioChatter: Used extensively on ''Stripped'' particularly on "Impossible" and "Keep On Singing My Song".
* TakeThatCritics: Present in Aguilera's lyrics to her critics
--> If I wanna be provocative, well that ain't a sin, / Maybe you're not comfortable in your own skin." "Still Dirrty".
** Her song "Here to Stay" also counts very, very much. The ultimate Take That song. And "Keep on Singing My Song".
* TakeThat: "F. U. S. S." on ''Back To Basics'', to Scott Storch, a former producer and she also referred to Music/BritneySpears and Madonna as performers and considered herself a "Real Artist". She also had a feud with Kelly Osbourne, for over 10 years and outright didn't acknowledge Music/LadyGaga when she was newish in 2008.
** And her above songs about the MadonnaWhoreComplex, MyGirlIsNotASlut and other feminist issues.
* TalkingDownTheSuicidal: "Talked me down from every ledge" in "Ain't No Other Man".
* TranslatedCoverVersion: Aguilera has done covers of her own English-language songs in Spanish.
* TrueArtIsAngsty: Invoked. It's the reason why ''Stripped'' was created.
* {{Tsundere}}: "Keeps Getting Better" is a Type A.
--> "Some days I'm a super bitch/Up to my old tricks/but it wont last forever."
--> "Next day I'm your super girl/Out to save the world/and it keeps getting better"
* UnusualEuphemism: "Woohoo", the song with Music/NickiMinaj, pretty much uses Woohoo as a term for...something else.
* VocalEvolution: Her voice mellowed artistically, during the ''Bionic'' album and "Moves Like Jagger". Despite this she started using belting and wailing more in public appearances and live gigs, to mixed results.
* WolverinePublicity: She's done 25 features and collaborations, mentioned in the second paragraph above, occasionally they'll fall into DreamTeam territory or otherwise be a super success.
* XtremeKoolLetterz: "Dirrty", Xtina(because "X" is used as an abbreviation for "Christ" (as in "Xmas") for reasons dating back to Greek times) and "Loving Me 4 Me".
* YouAreNotAlone: "The Voice Within", "Beautiful", "Hello" and "Little Dreamer" are four examples. This is a theme in ''Stripped''.
* YourCheatingHeart: "You Lost Me".

[[folder: Music Video and Tour Tropes]]

[[folder: Music Video and tour Tropes ]]

* AllWomenLoveShoes:She has a shoe room in her house..
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Playing "triplets" in "Candyman".
* BareYourMidriff: In her first era and Stripped.
* BrainsAndBondage: What certain parts of her fanbase assume based upon that "Not Myself Tonight" video.
* BiTheWay: A certain scene in "Not Myself Tonight" outright states this.
* BareYourMidriff: Particularly her Self Titled and Stripped eras.
* CombatStilettos: In Fighter.
* CelebrityEndorsement: She started showing her perfume in her Music Video's since 2010 and she also endorsed everything in Your Body.
* CleavageWindow: Not Myself Tonight, Dirrty, and The Voice Within.
* DarkerAndEdgier: For her early videos, it was usually just a fun, typical, lighthearted video of her and some dancers doing a routine (one exception is "I Turn To You", which depicted a girl surviving a car crash). Then starting with the Stripped era, they became edgier. The videos for "Dirrty" and "Can't Hold Us Down" are her raunchiest to date. The video for "Beautiful" adresses the song's message of loving yourself for who you are. "The Voice Within" is very bleak-looking (see Deliberately Monochrome). "Fighter" is pure NightmareFuel. She still makes some lighter videos like "Candyman", but for the most part, they have depth and edge to them that her first few lacked. Could also count as GrowingTheBeard.
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: "The Voice Within". The introduction to Ain't No Other Man.
* {{Dominatrix}}: "Not Myself Tonight".
* EroticEating: "Not Myself Tonight".
* TheFashionista: She has a big wardrobe and likes to talk about her clothes.
* FormFittingWardrobe: All the time except for in The Voice Within.
* FairyTaleWeddingDress: In her wedding to her first husband, shown in her Save Me From Myself video.
* ImpossiblyLowNeckline: Often in show.
* DenserAndWackier: Her videos since Back To Basics have been odd and unthematic. Not Myself Tonight has odd symbolism, You Lost Me is spacey, Your Body has blue blood and random endorsements which don't make sense.
* {{Fanservice}}: In "Not Myself Tonight" and "Dirrty".
* FemmeFatale: In her "Your Body" video.
* FightClubbing: In her "Dirrty" video.
* GlamorousWartimeSinger: "Candyman". Includes numerous {{Shout Out}}s to famous pin-up paintings of the era as well.
* GirlOnGirlIsHot: "Not Myself Tonight" and "Dirrty".
* HellBentForLeather: All of her "stripped" era performances.
* InDaClub: In "Dirrty" and "Not Myself Tonight".
* LingerieScene: Most of her music videos.
* LeotardOfPower: Most of Not Myself Tonight
* {{Overcrank}}: Random moments in her "Stripped: Live From London" performances.
* OfCorsetsSexy: Back To Basics tour second act.
* PantyShot: Used 10 times in the "Dirrty" video. Pretty much inevitable since her main costume in said video is crotchless leather chaps with a bikini underneath.
* PaintedOnPants: Live and during the Your Body video,
* PrettyInMink: Aguilera wore a few furs, including [[http://www.mtv.com/photos/the-evolution-of-christina-aguilera/1638147/4828805/photo.jhtml a white rabbit coat]] in the video for rapper Nelly's "Tilt Ya Head Back". Often in Back To Basics era.
%%* PeacockGirl: One her Back To Basics tour outfit, second act.
* RageAgainstTheReflection: One of the music videos for "Beautiful" features, among other scenes, an anorexic teen looking at herself in the mirror disapprovingly, then punching the mirror to shatter it, symbolizing her refusal to agonize over her body.
* {{Retraux}}[=/=]GenreThrowback: The music video "Candyman" is a raunchy love letter to the styles of the 30's and 40's.
** Hurt also uses some of these elements.
* RuleOfSymbolism: In the "You Lost Me" video.
* ShowgirlSkirt: In her concerts, some of her "Lady Marmalade" performances have her wearing a black lace outfit with a train of red feathers.
* ThreeMinutesOfWrithing: A few videos, especially "Not Myself Tonight" and "Dirrty".
* WomanInWhite: The Voice Within and the first act of the Back To Basics tour.
* WalkingSwimsuitScene: Most of her Stripped and Bionic era performances and videos.
* UsefulNotes/WorldWarII: "Candyman"
* ZettaiRyouiki: In "Ain't No Other Man".
---> ''You got soul, you got class, you got style''