Proof that Christina Aguilera has always been a proud Latina
Christina aguilera is a Latina with one of the most amazing and powerful voices and stage presence in the world. Dubbed the âVoice of a Generation,â the singer, songwriter, actress and television personality was born in New York City and raised in Pennsylvania to be a musician. Shelly Loraine Kearns and United States Army soldier born in Ecuador Fausto Xavier Aguilera.
Christina MarÃa Aguilera began her singing career in 1992 as a âlittle girl with a big voice,â participating in several talent shows and singing the US national anthem in hockey, football and baseball games. She then joined The Mickey Mouse Club, where she performed musical numbers and comedy sketches until its cancellation in 1994, alongside Ryan Gosling, Keri Russell, Britney Spears, and Justin timberlake.
In 1998, Aguilera was selected to record the theme song “Reflection” for the Disney animated film. Mulan and ranked on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart at number 15. RCA A&R Ron’s Fair offered Christina a musical contract, helping her be a part of the teenage pop trend, alongside Spears.
The following year, Aguilera released “Genie in a Bottle,” peaking at the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 and charts in 20 other countries, and his self-titled debut album peaked at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200.
In 2000, Aguilera began to represent her Latin American roots in her music and released the studio album Mi Reflejo.
The Spanish-language album included re-recorded versions of tracks from Aguilera’s debut album and several original songs, including “Genio Atrapado” (“Genie in a Bottle”), “Si No Te Hubiera Conocido”, featuring Luis Fonsi, “Por Siempre TÃº” (“I turn to you”) and “Ven Conmigo (Solamente TÃº)” (“Come on baby (All I want is you)”). Mi Reflejo succeeded and topped the Billboard Top Latin Albums for 19 consecutive weeks and was certified six times Platinum in the Latin realm by the RIAA.
Her first Latin Grammy
Aguilera won the award for Best Female Pop Vocal Album at the second Latin Grammy Awards in 2001 and then embarked on her first concert tour, Christina Aguilera in Concert, from mid-2000 to early 2001.
Refuse to change her last name and publicly acknowledge that she is a proud Latina
In an interview with Rosie O’Donnell in his syndicated daytime talk show, The Rosie O’Donnell Show, Aguilera revealed how her team members suggested changing her last name to something more manageable or business-like to accommodate others. However, she refused to do so and decided to pursue a career under her Ecuadorian last name.