Christina Maria Aguilera (1999-present) was born on December 18th, in 1980. A former member of The Mickey Mouse Club revival, Christina Aguilera started her music career as a generic bubblegum pop singer, then started taking off her clothes when sales waned. After that, she started embracing a neo-Burlesque persona, by which time she finally found a lyrical constant. With the 2010 release of "Not Myself Tonight", she seemed to be embracing the "Dirrty" persona once again. However, the new look and sound received a massive Creator Backlash / Hype Backlash and low album sales followed it. She also starred alongside Cher in the 2010 film Burlesque.Has worked with: Maroon 5, Nelly, Herbie Hancock, T.I., Diddy, Nicki Minaj, The Rolling Stones, P!nk, Ricky Martin, Mya, and Missy Elliot to date. Aguilera is a five time Grammy Award 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).Even before then, Aguilera was largely considered to have the biggest voice out of the late 1990s girl pop singer group that included Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson and Mandy Moore.From early 2011 to the present, she served as a panelist on The Voice, taking only one season off.Discography:Standard Studio Records
All Women Are Lustful: 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.
Distinct Double Album: 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.
Double Entendre: 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.
Double Standard: "Can't Hold Us Down" is a Take That 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.
Dear Negative Reader: Songs like "Here To Stay", "Still Dirrty", "Army Of Me", "Sing For Me", "Best Of Me", "Empty Words", "Circles"
Ethical Slut: In songs like "Dirrty", "Can't Hold Us Down" and "Still Dirrty" and the Bionic record.
Follow Your Heart: "The Voice Within", "Keep On Singing My Song", "Hello" and "Reflection".
Femme Fatale: 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.
Genre Roulette: 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.
"I'm addicted to your allure, and I'm fiendin' for a cure."
Melismatic Vocals: Well known for fitting 7 note melismas into her songs live. Especially in the "Back to Basics" tour!
My Girl Is Not a Slut: She points out the Double Standard 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"
Piss Take Rap: "Bobblehead" is a heavy rap about how all her haters are bobbleheads, somewhat tongue in cheek.
Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: "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.
Rage Quit: 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.
Running Gag: Her first couple of albums had this theme of "Just Me" to their titles, Self-Titled Album, Stripped, and Back to Basics'', all refer to the bare simple part of art/life.
Rockstar Song: 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.
Strictly Formula: 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").
Studio Chatter: Used extensively on Stripped particularly on "Impossible" and "Keep On Singing My Song".
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".
Take That: "F. U. S. S." on Back To Basics, to Scott Scorch, a former producer and she also referred to Britney Spears 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 Lady Gaga when she was newish in 2008.
Vocal Evolution: 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.
Wolverine Publicity: Surprisingly for your average pop star, she rarely does features, and when she does they often fall into Dream Team territory (see below).
Xtreme Kool Letterz: "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".
You Are Not Alone: "The Voice Within", "Beautiful", "Hello" and "Little Dreamer" are four examples. This is a theme in Stripped.
She and T.I. worked together on "Castle Walls" herself with the Madonna-Whore Complex in her music, she herself is a good bad girl who has sex and loves it.
Hollywood Pudgy:invoked A tabloid article on Christina claimed that she has spun out of control since separating from her husband with her weight supposedly ballooning from a size 2 to a size 8. That's right. A size that is not only slim, but STILL almost half the size of the average American woman is seen as "ballooning", and worthy of such snarky advice as "it's time to put down the fried chicken and get on the treadmill". E!'s "Fashion Police", features a panel of four snarky fashion judges (including Joan Rivers and longtime rival Kelly Osbourne) who repeatedly slam Aguilera for her weight and fashion choices. Even worse, this is seen as the worst indicator of her downward spiral, as compared to say, her arrest for public intoxication.
Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: At 5', this comes into play with any guy she stands next to. Her joint promotional appearances with Justin Timberlake for their tour required them to either sit down or she use a Scully Box in order for them to fit into frame together.
Her ex-husband had to bend down so they could fit into frame in their wedding pictures.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's considered by some to be a bitch, but she does put a lot of work into philanthropy and does value the people who have supported her career. Also works for the World Food Program.
Jerkass Has a Point: Called Britney a "lost little girl", her fans repeat this mantra whenever Britney and her successes recently are brought up. She has a point, nobody could CHOOSE to work after what Britney went through.
Kids Are Cruel: Aguilera was bullied as a child (to the point where people committed vandalism on her home) due to jealousy over her musical accomplishments and clashes with her personality
Brains and Bondage: What certain parts of her fanbase assume based upon that "Not Myself Tonight" video.
Bi the Way: A certain scene in "Not Myself Tonight" outright states this.
Darker and Edgier: 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 second video for "Beautiful" shows a discriminated goth, an anorexic girl in her underwear frustrating over herself, a girl being bullied, a sad, skinny teen in a room plastered with pictures of body-builders, a pair of gay men hesitant on kissing, a depressed girl, and a defeated looking drag queen—all overcoming their inner anguish as Aguilera sings in a nearly deserted room.
"Fighter" even ends with Christina kicking a hole in the screen.
Rage Against the Reflection: 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/Genre Throwback: The music video "Candyman" is a raunchy love letter to the styles of the 30's and 40's.