Christina Aguilera: From unhappy childhood to nearly 4 decades of pop icon

During nearly 40 years of artistic activities, “chameleon” Christina Aguilera has always made the public admire and admire her talent and voice.

Recently, the image of Christina Aguilera and her fiance preparing to attend an event at Hanoi Opera House is making the female singer’s fan community in Vietnam more excited than ever. It is known that the Pop star will perform at the prestigious VinFuture 2022 awards ceremony on December 20, 2022.

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This is an event within the framework of the II Science and Technology Week of the VinFuture Foundation, with the participation of famous artists who have won many prestigious international music awards, conductor Honna Tetsuji, and outstanding artists. Meritorious Bui Cong Duy, artist Dong Quang Vinh… and the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra.

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Christina Aguilera will attend the 2022 VinFuture awards ceremony

Many fans cannot help but exclaim that throughout her musical career of nearly 40 years, Christina Aguilera had to go through many ups and downs of her career to achieve the success she has today.

Unhappy childhood due to abuse by his biological father

Christina Aguilera was born on December 18, 1980 in New York City and grew up in Pennsylvania, USA. Her father is Ecuadorian, serving as a soldier in the United States Army, and her mother is an American pianist.

As a child, the singer followed her father to be stationed in many places such as Stephenville, Newfoundland, Canada and Japan. Because she spent her childhood in a Spanish-speaking environment, Christina understands and speaks both English and Spanish simultaneously.

While living with her father, she and her mother often had to endure scolding and insults from that patriarch, enduring both mental and physical abuse. Christina Aguilera’s unhappy childhood was recounted through songs like I’m OK (in the album Stripped) or Oh Mother (in the album Back to Basics ).

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As a child, Christina Aguilera was an extremely talented singer

It all ended when the female singer was 7 years old and her parents decided to divorce. Christina Aguilera moved with her mother and younger sister Rachel Aguilera to live at her grandmother’s house in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Later, her mother married her new husband, Jim Kearns.

When she was young, her grandmother discovered her natural singing ability. She regularly participated in local talent competitions and was known as “the little girl with the big voice”. But it was her talent that made that little girl’s life jealous, ridiculed, and ostracized by her friends while going to school.

Christina once said that she was assaulted by friends during a gym class, while her house was often vandalized and car tires were punctured. The incident affected the family so much that the whole family had to move to the town of Wexford and Christina Aguilera was not able to show off her talent.

“Because of my singing ability and perhaps because of my small appearance, I was often bullied because a lot of attention was directed at me. It was of course not the attention I wanted and it happened a lot. unfair story” – the female singer shared.

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Having gone through many turbulences during her childhood, Christina Aguilera joined Walt Disney and officially became a famous pop star

In 1992, Christina Aguilera officially joined Walt Disney’s The New Mickey Mouse Club along with many other child stars such as Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Rhona Bennett, Ryan Gosling and Keri Russell and worked for 2 years. . She was nicknamed “Diva girl” by her friends and began her nearly 40-year singing career since then.

“The voice of the generation” is controversial

Thanks to recording the song Reflection (musical for the animated film Mulan ) in 1998, Christina Aguilera caught the “eye” of Ron Fair, who later guided her throughout her career and helped her get a contract with the label. RCA Records disc. The song Reflection itself also helped her win a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Original Song.

With her self-titled debut album released on August 24, 1999, Christina Aguilera became a phenomenon in the international music industry when she “sold” 8 million copies in the US and more than 17 million copies worldwide. . A series of songs such as Gennie in a bottle, What a girl want or Come on over baby (All I want is you)… all received warm love, and are fascinated by fans until now.

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Christina Aguilera released her super successful debut album in 1999

At the 42nd Grammy Music Awards, Christina Aguilera received a Grammy nomination in the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance category and won a Grammy Award in the Best New Artist category, surpassing her opponents. famous Britney Spears.

Since then, the female singer has always devoted herself to music and her fans with a series of songs, albums and a series of famous tours, making the public call her “The voice of the world”. generation”.

However, in 2002, Christina Aguilera was criticized by the public when she released the album Stripped , changed her style, became provocative and rebellious. In response to these comments, the beauty is still extremely confident about herself: “You can see I’m a spoiled girl and make a rap video. But, if you pay close attention, I’m extremely strong and in control of everything around him.”

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Xtina is the female singer’s nickname when she changed to a rebellious, provocative style

After the scandalous album, Aguilera decided to create a more mature image for herself with classic, noble platinum blonde hair and received enthusiastic support from the public. The studio album Back to Basics (2006) was also a huge success, selling 1.7 million copies in the US alone and 4.5 million copies worldwide.

Since her first public appearance in 1999, Christina Aguilera has been compared to two top divas Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. However, some opinions say that the female singer often raises her voice and handles songs excessively, not being qualified enough to be on par with the two top artists in the music industry.

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Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears were rivals in every way

Entering into acting was extremely successful

Burlesque was Christina Aguilera’s first film work in 2010, but it was so successful that it earned her a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The beauty plays Ali Rose, a girl from a small town who has a passionate passion for music. Ali later found love and a successful career at a strip club in Los Angeles.

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Christina Aguilera’s debut film was a huge success

The film helps the female singer show off her powerful voice, and is highly appreciated by critics for both her acting and music: “Aguilera may not be your favorite artist, but she makes a very good impression.” in this movie. If the character Ali were real, she would definitely have been discovered on American Idol “.

The film was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and Best Original Song for Bound to You . The soundtrack album also helped the female singer be nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Music Compilation for a Movie. Burlesque also brought in 90 million USD in revenue after its worldwide premiere.

A broken marriage and a happy 12-year relationship

The singer began dating record producer Jordan Bratman in 2002 and got engaged 3 years later. The couple’s official wedding was held at the Staglin Family Vineyard in Napa Valley (California) with the witness of 150 guests and a total cost of up to 2 million USD.

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The singer and her ex-husband Jordan Bratman

In 2008, the couple welcomed a new member of the family, baby boy Max Liron Bratman, born on January 12, 2008. Happy with becoming a mother for the first time, Christina Aguilera made the MV for the song Save Me from Myself and officially released it on her website as a thank you to the fans who have supported her during the past time.

The MV is simple but realistic and rich in emotion, incorporating footage from the couple’s wedding. It is known that the name Max in Latin and Liron in Hebrew are translated as “My best song”.

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The singer ended her 5-year marriage peacefully, is still friends with her ex-husband and raises their son together.

However, after 5 years of happy marriage, the singer suddenly confirmed that she and her husband were living separately: “Even though Jordan and I are separated, our love for Max is still strong.” By the end of 2010, Christina Aguilera filed for divorce and ended her first marriage peacefully.

In 2010, Christina Aguilera dated Matthew Rutler – her personal assistant while filming the movie Burlesque . After 4 years of dating, on Valentine’s Day 2014, the couple officially got engaged. They had a baby girl together named Summer Rain Rutler.

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Matthew Rutler and the singer have been together for 12 years

For 12 years, the couple is still as happy as the first day. Recently, the media took pictures of her fiance Matthew Rutler accompanying Christina Aguilera to Hanoi to attend the 2022 VinFuture Awards.

Previously, when criticized and ridiculed by the public and the press for her less-than-slim body, Christina Aguilera tried to lose weight to satisfy the “imposition” that society placed on her as a member of society. general public. But up to now, the female singer is completely satisfied and confident about her body, happy to be herself: “You will never be perfect enough, skinny enough, curvy enough or sexy enough. I I’ve worn all sizes.”

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