* AcclaimedFlop: Credited as having one of the strongest, loudest, biggest voices of her generation and being extremely original in her attitude to her work. Regardless, ''Bionic'' and ''Lotus'' weren't that successful. She sticks with pleasing her fanbase now.
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: She doesn't like touring or recording and that's why she only releases albums every four years and last toured in 2008. She does love her ''TheVoice'' gig and prefers to focus on her kid and boyfriend.
** FridgeBrilliance: Due to an unsteady and unhappy childhood, she decided to make her family her top priority, thus the lack of desire to tour or promote her music but enjoying a steady gig on ''The Voice'' because that only requires a minimal amount of promotion and traveling.
* BannedInChina: The music video for "Dirrty" was censored in Thailand due to Thai-language posters that advertised its sex tourism (including mention of child prostitutes). *
** It also caused controversy in America for its sleazy content, but it wasn't banned for it.
* BrokenBase: Most musical fans love her first three albums (self titled, Stripped, Back To Basics), but after 2008 there is a shattering of her fan and former fan base. Some prefer her pre 2008 self, others like the recent career and artistic decisions she has made.
** ''Stripped'' was pretty divisive as some fans of her first album thought going the Britney-fanservice route was a disservice.
* 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".
* CareerResurrection: "Stripped" and "Back To Basics" were both peaks in her interest and adoration worldwide.
* CreatorBacklash: "Bionic" has all but been forgotten, a half-assed second single, tour cancelled, her claiming she'd done all the work recording the album and didn't regret not touring for it. Doubts are for any song on it making to her next era.
** ''Lotus'' received even more backlash from Christina than ''Bionic''. Almost the entire promotion for the entire album consisted of a video for ''Your Body'', three performances on Series/TheVoice and a few interviews (which mainly focused on The Voice). ''Your Body'' was very well received but she never performed it live and ''Just a Fool'' was announced and released as the second single with almost no promotion. The final nail in the Lotus era was that while at first she claimed to have taken a break from The Voice to tour those plans were either scrapped or BlatantLies. Some fans believe this was the result of ExecutiveMeddling while others believe this is simply the result of the album flopping.
* CreatorBreakdown: ''I'm OK'' and ''Oh Mother'' are about the abuse she witnessed as a very young child. She has also admitted to suffering depression partially due to this experience. This shows in the songs Understand, Mercy On Me, The Right Man and the greater ''Stripped'' album.
* DevelopmentHell: Invoked by Christina herself in choosing to take a couple of years off (At least three) between each album, starting from 2002 to 2010. To some people it's annoying and leads to disappointment, other people think she's justified in her choice to take a break. Lotus was an aversion of this expected trope, taking only 2 years and 6 months to come out. She's now pregnant and engaged so the album is due in 2017 according to fan guesses.
* ExecutiveMeddling: Happened to ''Bionic'', backed up by her collaborators as far as song choices are concerned.
** Some fans believe this is what happened to ''Lotus''. Christina was supposedly forced to release before she was done working on it to capitalize on the popularity she got from Series/TheVoice and because of this she abandoned the album.
* FanonDiscontinuity: ''Bionic'' has suffered some discontinuity due to its underachieving singles.
** ''Lotus'' had only one single. Few fans supported it.
* MusicIsPolitics: When she started she was the louder Britney Spears. Then she got sexy and strong with Stripped, then classier and sweeter with Back To Basics, and since 2008 she's been trying to appeal to Lady Gaga's art pop demographic. She used to fill a niche but now since Lady Gaga happened, she's been demoted to a degree. There are only so many roles in the pop landscape.
* NamesTheSame: "Army Of Me" on Lotus is not the same song as Army of Me by Music/{{Bjork}} on her album Post. Around The World is not a cover of Music/DaftPunk, people have almost mentioned track names resembling the works of Billie Holiday, Music/MyChemicalRomance, Music/ColbieCaillat, Music/BlackEyedPeas, Music/{{Eminem}} and Music/NoDoubt.
* OneOfUs: Has said in interviews that she has an anime themed room in her house and is an avid gamer.
** As a big Nintendo fan, she appeared in one of their ads promoting [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBTHSY5GKKY&feature=youtu.be Tomodachi Life]].
* [[PromotedFanboy Promoted Fangirl]]: Worked with Madonna live and was one of Etta James favourite singers. Aguilera was picked to sing at James' funeral.
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny / FairForItsDay: She was extremely controversial in 2002, then Music/LadyGaga happened.
* SignatureSong: "Beautiful" has penetrated social consciences and plays a part in most inspiring shows, performances, and is covered frequently. "Genie In A Bottle" also has great radio play even now.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: ''Bionic'' was going to have songs written by Music/{{Goldfrapp}}, but none of their songs were completed. She also could've gotten Bionic out earlier and prevented the LadyGaga backlash. There are alot of wasted moments in her career, across the board from music to touring to collabs to friendships to movies.
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: ''Bionic'' and ''Lotus'' tend to have this vibe to them.
--> Song bird/rebirth unheard creature/submerged from hurt, pain broken pieces/emerge and see heartbeat increases/Rise up, lotus rise this is the beginning.
--> I-I-I-I-I am the future, put it on you like a hurricane/Call me the supernova that's taking over all time and space/I'm testing your dimension, can't keep up with what I create.