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|Aguilera The Next Big Thing - Jan 2000|
|Christina Aguilera will appear on the soundtrack to the new Madonna movie. Chrissy has recorded 'Don't Make Me Love You' for the film 'The Next Best Thing', which sees Madonna star alongside her mate, Rupert Everett. Also on the soundtrack will be 'American Pie' - sung by both Madge and Rupert, and Groove Armada's 'If Everyone Looked the Same'....|
|TLC top Grammy nominations - Jan 2000|
|Christina Aguilera read the nominations for Best Female R'n'B Vocal Performance...|
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|Pop swap dolls - Jan 2000|
|Christina Aguilera has threatened to pull out of a deal with a company that makes pop star dolls. |
The toys are made so that chips in the back of the doll can be switched round. Christina's not happy that hers could end up singing Britney hits!
The possibilities are endless - Liam singing Robbie songs - or maybe Mel B doing Geri Halliwell......
|Britney Spears And Christina Aguilera Talk Madonna - Jan 2000|
|LAUNCH asked Aguliera the same question and got a very similar answer. "It's a huge honor for me to be in the same company - my name said right before Madonna's name. I couldn't even believe it, you know? I totally idolize Madonna for what she's done as a female in the industry, and her artistry in general is just amazing."|
|How Christina Aguilera Saved The World - Jan 2000|
|Step 1: Find A Pretty Girl|
Step 2: Make Sure She Has A 'Quality'
Step 3: Sign Her To A Label Hungry For The Next Big Thing
Step 4: Blitz The Internet
Step 5: Oh My Gosh...
This December, in the National Gallery in Washington, an 18-year-old Christina Aguilera - an unknown barely six months ago - is to sing her blonde-hared, blue-eyed, sweet-toothed version of 'Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire' for the President of the United States.
"Oh my gosh," coos Christina. "So amazing, I can't wait."
She really does speak like that. "Oh my gosh"
In the wing, her manage...
|Christina Aguilera And Britney Spears Share Grammy Categories - Jan 04, 2000|
|Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears will both be vying for the title of best new artist and best female pop vocal performance at the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards this year.|
In the best new artist category, Spears and Aguilera are joined by a diverse cross-section of artists, including R&B artist Macy Gray , rock-meets-rap artist Kid Rock , and blues artist Susan Tedeschi .
Aguilera's "Genie In A Bottle" will go head-to-head with Spears's "Baby One More Time" in the best female pop vocal performance category. Also included in that category is Madonna 's "Beautiful ...
|Santana Leads Grammy Nominees - Jan 04, 2000|
|Best new artist nominees were Christina Aguilera, Macy Gray, Kid Rock, Britney Spears and Susan Tedeschi.|
|Grammys Pit Titan Against Teenyboppers - Jan 04, 2000|
|The nominations for the 2000 Grammy Awards are in, and while upstarts like the Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, Ricky Martin and Christina Aguilera all scored in key categories, none could match the AARP-eligible rockers of Santana.|
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|Christina Aguilera Caps Brilliant Debut Year with Pair of Grammy Nods - Jan 05, 2000|
|So far, it's been a fabulous millennium for RCA artist Christina Aguilera. Starting off the first week of the new year, the singer was honored with two Grammy nominations: Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal, Female, for her #1 smash debut single "Genie In A Bottle." The Grammy announcement comes as Christina's newest single "What A Girl Wants" hits the top of Billboard's Hot 100 singles charts this week, making it officially the first #1 single of the new millennium. Both tracks are from Christina's self-titled quintuple-platinum debut album, which debuted at #1 spot upon i...|
|Jay-Z Rings in Y2K at No. 1 - Jan 05, 2000|
|Conversely, other Grammy-nominated artists Christina Aguilera and Santana held tight in the Top 10. Aguilera sold 233,000 units to put her self-titled album at No. 4. And Santana sold nearly 180,000 units to land Supernatural at No. 8.|
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|Aguilera And Iglesias To Perform At Superbowl XXXIV - Jan 06, 2000|
|Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias, Phil Collins, and Toni Braxton will join a full symphony orchestra, dancers, giant puppets, and a choir in the halftime show at Super Bowl XXXIV in Atlanta's Georgia Dome on Jan. 30. The event, titled "Tapestry of Nations," will be televised starting at 6 p.m. ET on ABC.|
The halftime show is produced Walt Disney Attractions and is based on the 15-month long Walt Disney World Millennium Celebration, which is currently taking place at Walt Disney World's Epcot Center until Jan. 1, 2001.
Country star Faith Hill will sing the National Anthem, as pr...
|Grammy Nominees TLC & Christina Aguilera Ready To Tour - Jan 06, 2000|
|Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, and Rozanda "Chilli" Thomas of TLC got news on Tuesday (Jan. 4) that their album Fanmail garnered eight Grammy Award nominations, including nods for album of the year, record of the year, and song of the year.|
While on-hand in Los Angeles on Tuesday to help announce the nominees, group member Chilli said, "We're surprised and thrilled, and believe that this group has truly been blessed. It really is an honor to be nominated again." In tour news, TLC kicks off the second leg of its Fanmail tour with opening ...
|Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias, Toni Braxton To Play Super Bowl Halftime - Jan 06, 2000|
|Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias, Toni Braxton, and Phil Collins will be featured at the halftime show for Super Bowl XXXIV, being held at Atlanta's Georgia Dome on January 30.|
Those musical performers are expected to join a slew of instrumentalists, dancers, puppets, and choir members for the star-studded festivities, which will take on "global music" theme.
Although the official announcement is expected to be handed down on Friday by the NFL and Walt Disney Attractions, the producers of this year's halftime event, football and music fans are sure to experience an over-the-top...
|TLC, Christina Aguilera To Take Multiple Grammy Nods On The Road - Jan 06, 2000|
|A veritable Grammy cavalcade gets rolling this week as freshly anointed nominee Christina Aguilera steps into the opening spot for fellow nominees TLC on the second leg of their tour.|
Aguilera and TLC get things rolling Friday night in Anaheim, California and will take it coast to coast before wrapping up in Atlanta at the end of the month.
The tour comes on the heels of Tuesday's Grammy nomination announcement, which saw Aguilera nab two nods (including Best New Artist) and TLC generate eight nominations (including Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Record Of The Year).
|Teen queen Aguilera wants to take a bad boy to the Grammys - Jan 06, 2000|
|Check out the arm of Christina Aguilera when she arrives at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 23. On it just may be fellow nominee Fred Durst. Limp Bizkit's singer is one of the teen idol's current crushes, and apparently a requited one. |
"He wanted me to be his date for the MTV Video Music Awards," says Aguilera, who is nominated for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
But it was Aguilera's record company, not the nineteen-year-old singer, who nixed the idea. "They were like, 'No! No!'" Aguilera says. "But in the future, I'll probably do something like t...
|Christina A. to sing at Super Bowl - Jan 06, 2000|
|Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias, Toni Braxton and Phil Collins will star in the half-time show at this year's Super Bowl, according to MTV. |
Those pop acts are part of what should prove to be a star-studded game at the Georgia Bowl -- with country star Faith Hill tapped to sing the national anthem, and Travis Tritt, Tina Turner and the Smothers Brothers lined up for the pre-game show, according to the U.S.-based video network.
Full details of the halftime show weren't released, but MTV said the theme will be "global music."...
|Christina's success story - Jan 06, 2000|
|Since Christina's single "Genie In A Bottle" exploded unto the charts, the tiny blonde singer has enjoyed award nominations and high record sales. |
Christina was nominated for two Grammy nominations, Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Female for "Genie In A Bottle" on Tuesday.
The singer's second single "What A Girl Wants" went to the top of Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart this week, RCA reports. That means Christina's song is the first number 1 single of the Millennium.
To top it all off, her self-titled album has already gone quintuple-platinum.
|Christina wants to act - Jan 06, 2000|
|It seems as though every pop star wants to act, and Christina Aguilera is no exception. |
Christina wants to appear in a movie but she plans on picking her role very carefully.
"Something a little bit quirky, a little off-beat I would hope for," Christina told Launch. "Something that people kind of wouldn't expect - something that requires a little bit of a deep thinker. I really don't want to play the bubble-gum, ditsy-teen pop roles."
Christina said that when she gets a break from recording and touring she'll look over some of the roles she's been offered.
|Santana Leads Prospects for Grammys - Jan 06, 2000|
|The best album and record fields look to be a mostly youthful bunch other than Santana, with teen sensations potentially dominating. Possibilities include Ricky Martin, Britney Spears, the Backstreet Boys and Christina Aguilera. |
The nominations were to be announced at the Beverly Hilton Hotel by music celebrities including Aguilera, Mary J. Blige and Sarah McLachlan.
|Phil Collins, Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias, Toni Braxton and Edward Jame - Jan 07, 2000|
|Legendary pop superstar Phil Collins, musical chart-toppers Christina Aguilera and Enrique Iglesias, and award-winning songstress and Broadway star Toni Braxton will join more than 125 drummers and percussionists, a full symphony orchestra, larger-than-life puppets, aerial dancers, a multi-generational choir and, last but not least: one stadium full of Disney magic for the "E*TRADE Super Bowl XXXIV Halftime Show."|
An estimated 130 million viewers in the United States and millions more worldwide will be a part of an unprecedented millennium celebration on Jan. 30, 2000, at the Georgi...
|Super Bowl Entertainment a Touchdown - Jan 07, 2000|
|Planners have also organized a star-studded, Disneyfied half-time performance with a heartthrob for everyone. The Baby Boomers can groove to Phil Collins. The teeny boppers can scream at Christina Aguilera and Enrique Iglesias. And sexy Toni Braxton is just one more babe who'll be joining a stadium so full of Disney minions, it puts Disneyland to shame.|
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|Christina Aguilera To Record Spanish Album - Jan 10, 2000|
|LOS ANGELES — Christina Aguilera will record her first Spanish album in the summer. |
But unlike some other pop stars, such as Madonna and Cypress Hill, who have recorded Spanish versions of their English hits, Aguilera will record new songs.
"Doing a Spanish album is something that I've always wanted to do," the 19-year-old part-Ecuadorean singer said last week. "It won't be the English album translated over into Spanish. It will be a bunch of new songs, a bunch of new material."
A radio programmer at a Spanish-language station in Salinas, Calif., said Aguilera's decisio...
|Mariah Carey, Eve, Christina Aguilera Added To Performers For AMAs - Jan 11, 2000|
|Mariah Carey, R. Kelly, Christina Aguilera, Beck, Eve, Eminem, Brian McKnight, and Faith Evans are the latest artists to be added to the list of performers for next week's American Music Awards.|
Carey plans to open the show with her current single, "Thank God I Found You," while Eve and Faith Evans will combine talents for "Love Is Blind." Brian McKnight will sing his top five single, "Back At One," while Eminem will join previously announced performer Dr. Dre for a live rendition of "Forgot About Dre."
Other artists already booked to perform at the 20...
|Christina & Ricky duet details - Jan 11, 2000|
|The video for "Nobody Wants To Be Lonely", the duet between Latin heartthrob Ricky Martin and pop star Christina Aguilera, will premiere on MTV's "Making The Video" on Jan. 16, MTV reports. (Canada's MuchMusic isn't sure when it will debut here.) |
The video finds Ricky and Christina pursuing each other but never managing to connect.
"Nobody Wants To Be Lonely" can be found on Ricky's latest album, "Sound Loaded" as a solo ballad. The re-vamped Christina dance version will be given to people who buy "Sound Loaded" this week.
The next time R...
|Christina Aguilera - Jan 11, 2000|
|"I am the messiest eater in the world, so I'm really gonna try for better eating etiquette. And hopefully my clothes won't be so stained this year. I'm also working on getting a driver's license." — Christina Aguilera, pop singer, on her New Year's resolutions...|
|Christina Aguilera To Perform At American Music Awards - Jan 12, 2000|
|Christina Aguilera will be one of the artists performing at the 27th Annual American Music Awards, which will air on ABC on Jan. 17. She will join scheduled performers Mariah Carey, Eve, Eminem, Brian McKnight, R. Kelly, Beck, Faith Evans, Jennifer Lopez, 'N Sync, Lenny Kravitz, Eurythmics, Enrique Iglesias, and Savage Garden, among others.|
Aguilera told LAUNCH that back in her the Mickey Mouse Club days she just knew Mouseketeers such as Justin Timberlake and J.C. Chasez, currently of 'N Sync, would eventually make it big.
"Well, I always knew that all of us were going to grow up and d...
|Santana Gets Grammy Bump - Jan 12, 2000|
|Other Grammy nominees landing in the Top 10 included Celine Dion (a challenger in the pop collaboration with vocals category) at No. 4; Best New Artist contenders Christina Aguilera and Kid Rock at Nos. 6 and 10, respectively; Tupac Shakur (Best Rap Solo Performance) at No. 8; and the Backstreet Boys (up for four awards, including Album of the Year) at No. 9. Best New Artist nominee Britney Spears just missed the Top 10, charting at No. 13 for the week.|
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|TLC, Christina Aguilera Speak Up As Tour Kicks Off - Jan 13, 2000|
|The multi-Grammy Award nominees of TLC kicked off the second leg of their "Fanmail" tour last Friday in Anaheim, California, along with Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes' protegees Blaque and fellow Grammy nominee Christina Aguilera.|
The trio's tour last fall suffered from sluggish sales, poor promotion, and intra-group strife. Chilli and T-Boz accused Left Eye of not caring about the group as a whole, and Left Eye fired right back, fueling rumors that the group was on the verge of a breakup.
MTV News' Chris Connelly caught up with TLC in Oakland on the second date of the tour and go...
|Christina Aguilera, Lou Bega To Perform At Miss USA Pageant - Jan 13, 2000|
|Christina Aguilera and Lou Bega have been announced as the music performers for the 49th Annual Miss USA Pageant being held at the Grand Palace in Branson, Missouri.|
Aguilera's appearance at the contest will come on the heels of her opening stint on TLC's tour as well as her scheduled participation for the halftime festivities for Super Bowl XXXIV at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
As for Lou Bega, he plans take a night off from his supporting role on Cher's winter tour to head to Branson for the Miss USA Pageant, and he'll return in time for her concert the next night in San Jose, California. ...
|Lou and Christina to serenade Miss USA - Jan 13, 2000|
|Christina Aguilera and Lou Bega will perform at the 49th Miss USA Pageant. |
The pageant is being held in Branson, Missouri and Lou will miss one of his performances on Cher's tour to sing for the hopeful contestants, MTV reports.
The pageant will be just one more public event for teen sensation Christina Aguilera. The pageant follows her stint as an opening act on TLC's tour and a performance at the Super Bowl in Atlanta...
|Christina Aguilera Antes Up New Song For "The Next Best Thing" - Jan 14, 2000|
|Teen vixen Christina Aguilera has contributed a new song, "Don't Make Me Love You," to the soundtrack for the upcoming Madonna-Rupert Everett flick, "The Next Best Thing," due out in late February.|
As we previously reported (see "Madonna Revisits 'American Pie,' Records New Song For Soundtrack"), Madonna has also donated a pair of new tracks to the album, a remake of the Don McLean classic "American Pie" and "Time Stood Still," a song Madonna and producer William Orbit specifically composed for the movie.
Other artists and songs appearing on ...
|Christina teams with Madonna - Jan 17, 2000|
|Teen pop sensation Christina Aguilera will be appearing on the soundtrack for the new Madonna movie. |
Christina's song "Don't Make Me Love You," will be on the soundtrack for the film "The Next Best Thing," which stars Madonna and Rupert Everett, MTV reports.
The album is scheduled for release on Feb. 22 and there will be two new Madonna songs on the soundtrack too.
The pop icon recorded a cover of "American Pie" for the movie and a new track, "Time Stood Still" that Madonna and producer William Orbit worked on together....
|Women Lead Music Awards Nominees - Jan 17, 2000|
|Performers scheduled to appear on the three-hour show included Kravitz, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, the Eurythmics and Enrique Iglesias. Comedian Norm Macdonald was tapped to be host.|
|Aguilera Teenage Riot - Jan 18, 2000|
|Teen sensation Christina Aguilera's appearance at a suburban Chicago department store on Jan. 16 sparked a near melee after 4,000 fans showed up to see the eighteen-year old. According to Chicago's Sun Times, fans clogged roads and destroyed merchandise inside the Target Greatland store in Schaumburg, Ill. |
Worse still, a twenty-eight-year-old woman was struck by a motorist as she tried to cross Schaumburg Road (she was treated at the scene). Emergency medical technicians also attended to fans suffering asthma attacks. But no one was taken to the hospital or arrested, according to Schaumburg ...
|Christina Aguilera Appearance 'Targeted' By Chaos - Jan 19, 2000|
|An autograph-signing appearance by Christina Aguilera at a Target Greatland store in Schaumburg, Ill. on Saturday (Jan. 15) turned into pandemonium when nearly 4,000 people showed up to catch a glimpse of the star.|
Aguilera was scheduled to open for TLC on Saturday, but the concert date at the Allstate Arena was postponed after a member of TLC caught the flu (LAUNCH, 1/13). In order not to disappoint her Chicago fans, Aguilera announced that she would appear for the signing in Schaumburg from 2 to 4 p.m. CT. The store was prepared for a turnout of about 2,000 fans, but was caught off guard wh...
|Crowds evacuated from Aguilera signing - Jan 19, 2000|
|Teen singing sensation Christina Aguilera had to plead for calm after an autograph signing at a store in the US city of Chicago almost descended into near riot. |
Aguilera is reported to have spoken direct to the crowd, saying: "Everyone needs to calm down because it is getting to the point where they are going to close this store down."
Thousands of fans had to be evacuated and some received medical attention as the crowd surged forward, damaging shelving and stock in the process....
|Christina incites a riot - Jan 19, 2000|
|Christina Aguilera came out by the thousands when the blonde singer made an appearance at a Chicago department store on Sunday. |
About 4,000 fans came to see her, monopolising the roads and damaging merchandise at the Target store, Rolling Stone reports.
One twenty-eight-year-old woman was hit by a car when she tried to cross the road and some fans were treated for asthma attacks by emergency technicians although the police say no one was taken to the hospital or arrested.
Store officials were only expecting 2,000 fans and had to close the store halfway through Christina's appearance.
|Santana Still on Top - Jan 19, 2000|
|Meanwhile, Christina Aguilera's self-titled debut is enjoying new life as her second single, "What a Girl Wants," hits radio. Her album was up one spot to No. 5 with 115,000 units sold, while the single topped the Billboard Hot 100. Aguilera is currently on the road opening for TLC.|
|Christina Aguilera 'A Pop Girl With An Edge' - Jan 20, 2000|
|Christina Aguilera's debut single "Genie In A Bottle" shot to No. 1 in more than 18 different countries after its release, and her self-titled debut album has gone five-times platinum since then. Aguilera followed her first hit with a second chart-topping single, "What a Girl Wants," as well as a pair of Grammy nominations (LAUNCH, 1/4/00).|
The 19-year-old singer told LAUNCH that, with all of her recent success on the pop charts, she hopes that she does not get labeled as just a "pop" artist. "I want to be a pop girl with a little bit of an edge, do you know...
|Christina Aguilera Apologizes To Chicago Fans - Jan 20, 2000|
|Christina Aguilera, who is currently on the road with TLC, has posted an apology to her Chicago fans on her official website (www.christina-a.com). The apology comes after an autograph-signing appearance in Chicago on Jan. 15 turned into mass chaos when approximately 4,000 people showed up to catch a glimpse of the singer (LAUNCH, 1/19).|
"Christina wants her fans in Chicago to know that she is very sorry that she could not sign more autographs at her appearance there," the statement read. "Unfortunately, there were just too many people, and the police absolutely insisted she le...
|Grammys 2000 coverage - Jan 22, 2000|
|The biggest star is Britney Spears, but teen-pop voters may feel better throwing their support behind Wexford's own Christina Aguilera, who's actually got some vocal chops to go with the poster. Anyhow, Christina's really hot at the moment (aside from which her record's been selling incredibly well)....|
|Best New Artist: Christina Aguilera - Jan 22, 2000|
|Gear up for the battle of the former Mouseketeers. In one corner is Britney Spears, who charmed the pop charts with "...Baby One More Time." And weighing in with more than 6 million copies sold of her self-titled debut album is pop songstress Christina Aguilera. This "most likely to succeed award" could go to either teen diva, with both possessing fat album sales and popularity. But in a head-to-head match, NARAS may lean toward Aguilera. Aguilera's more powerful voice has the flexibility to lend itself to more poignant material....|
|Grammys Rosie Again - Jan 24, 2000|
|This year's Grammy nominees include comeback kid Carlos Santana, who leads the way with 11 nominations, along with TLC, the Backstreet Boys, Emmylou Harris, the Dixie Chicks, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Lauryn Hill and Whitney Houston.|
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|TLC, Christina Aguilera Concert Canceled - Jan 25, 2000|
|Tonight's (Jan. 25) scheduled TLC concert with opening act Christina Aguilera at the First Union Center in Philadelphia was postponed because of the more than 10 inches of snow that blanketed Southeastern Pennsylvania and much of the East Coast. The show will be rescheduled for early next week, according to a spokesperson for the venue.|
Aguilera is also scheduled to perform -- along with Phil Collins, Toni Braxton, and Enrique Iglesias -- in the Super Bowl XXXIV halftime show titled "Tapestry of Nations." The Super Bowl will be played in Atlanta this Sunday (Jan. 30). In addition, A...
|Fashion Police - Snake Charmer - Jan 26, 2000|
|Give Christina Aguilera credit--the girl knows what she wants. And apparently what she wants is to show the world she's got a tummy to be reckoned with. Her American Music Awards outfit, another midriff-baring, hip-hugging ensemble, gives Christina ample opportunity to pursue her cause. The rhinestone-trimmed top stops plenty short of her red Charlie Altuna snakeskin skirt....|
|The Unstoppable Santana - Jan 26, 2000|
|Meanwhile, Christina Aguilera's self-titled debut snuck up another spot to No. 4, with sales of 123,000 fueled by her hit single "What a Girl Wants." Not bad for a girl who, just a few years ago, lost on Star Search. Also climbing up in the Top 10 was Eiffel 65, whose album Europopmoves from No. 8 to No. 6.|
|More TLC/Christina Aguilera Tour Dates Canceled Due To Snowstorm - Jan 27, 2000|
|This week's record-setting snowstorm that swept up the East Coast has forced the cancellation of the TLC/Christina Aguilera concert scheduled for tonight (Jan. 27) at the National Car Rental Center in Sunrise, Fla.|
Snowy and icy weather conditions have prohibited the tour equipment from traveling from Philadelphia to South Florida. There are no plans at this time to reschedule the concert. Refunds for the National Car Rental Center show are available at the point of purchase.
The TLC concert at the First Union Center in Philadelphia that was postponed Jan. 25 because of snow conditions is no...
|Super Bowl Ads Kick Off - Jan 28, 2000|
|# Anheuser-Busch, with spots featuring the birth of a Clydesdale, a Bud driver ogling a beautiful girl and hockey great Wayne Gretzky in a "Don't Drink and Drive" campaign. The beloved talking lizards have been shelved this year.|
# Charles Schwab & Co., occupying the desirable post-coin flip spot with a commercial featuring former Beatle Ringo Starr.
# Walt Disney Co., launching a new ad campaign combining animation and live stars like Kelsey Grammer, Regis Philbin and Christina Aguilera.
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