Christina Aguilera may have gotten her start on the Mickey Mouse Club, but it was her sultry voice that really made her a star. Read on for all the fun facts about Christina Aguilera.
- Christina Maria Aguilera was born on December 18, 1980 in Staten Island, New York.
- Her musical influences include Whitney Houston, Etta James, and Janet Jackson.
- In 2005, Christina married her manager, Jordan Bratman, in a traditional ceremony in Napa Valley, Ca. In October 2010, she filed for divorce.
- In January 2008, Christina gave birth to a son named Max.
- Christina lost the pregnancy weight with a strict diet and exercise regimen.
- She received 6 Grammy nominations and won for "Best New Artist" in February 2000.
- Although she is half-Ecuadorian and has released a Spanish album, Christina is not fluent in Spanish.
- Christina won the 2002 Grammy for "Best Collaboration" with Lil' Kim, Mya, & Pink for her work in the 'Moulin Rouge' song "Lady Marmalade".
- She has two papillon dogs that she named Chewy and Stinky.
- Rolling Stone magazine wrote that her video for the song "Dirrty", is the most played music video of all time.
- She shares a birthday with Katie Holmes, Steven Spielberg, and Brad Pitt.
- Christina's self titled debut album went platinum ten times over.
- In 2003, Christina donated $200,000 to the Women's Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh in Oakland.
- She co-wrote Kelly Clarkson's monster hit single, "Miss Independent".
- In 2003, Christina earned an estimated $29.7 million in album sales and endorsement deals.
Quotes From Christina Aguilera
"I like to be edgy, I like to be different. I'm a little bit of rebel."
"You can take it or leave it, but I'm not going to change, not for anyone."
"I think that whatever size or shape body you have, it's important to embrace it and get down! The female body is something that's so beautiful."
"It's funny how society places such strict standards upon young blonde females. We're supposed to play the clean-cut view the public wants of us. But I am not your little cookie-cutter virgin."