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|An Interview with Christina Aguilera - 1997|
|Ever get tired of hearing the same old stories of excess regarding your favourite musicians and entertainers? Too much drinking, drugging, partying . . . too much money! Yes, these things happen in the world of the musically inclined, along with the rest of us regular types. On the flip side, musicians and entertainers are some of the most generous and sensitive people you will ever meet. And they have fabulous story to tell about themselves. Let's take the new-comer, Christina Aguilera, for example. Her name is not very popular although she began performing since she was a child.|
That was a ...
|The Tenth Edition of The Golden Stag Festival - 1997 - 1997|
|Christina Aguilera, only 16 years old at that time, competed for the first prize in the Singers' Contest. She did not get the audience or the jury's attention.|
The festival was broadcast by: NHK-Japan, Tele 5 -Spain, Finnish National TV, TVRI Indonesia, Philippine National TV, Lithuanian TV.
300 journalists from Europe and United States got credentials to write about the festival and its stars.
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|Budding Talent - Aug 27, 1998|
|An ambitious 17-year-old named Christina Aguilera stopped in the office a few weeks ago, part of a promotional tour she's making for Walt Disney Records. Aguilera sings one of the singles from Disney's latest animated feature, Mulan, an inspirational ballad called Reflection. |
Born in Staten Island, N.Y., but raised in Pittsburgh, the petite Aguilera is a fan of full-throated pop divas such as Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey. And she said she's wanted to be in show business "since I've been in diapers." (She made her TV debut at age 8 on Star Search.)
Aguilera was about to sign a...
|The Right Note - Jul 30, 1998|
|Wexford Teen Lands RCA Records Contract And A Deal To Sing Hit Song For 'Mulan'|
Talk about overnight success. In the span of one day, Wexford teen Christina Aguilera both signed a contract with RCA Records and was hired by Disney to sing the pop version of "Reflection," the hit song from "Mulan."
Last December, her managers were parading her before different record companies. At the same time, Disney was searching far and wide for someone to perform the song for their movie-in-works. They asked RCA for suggestions and though the company hadn't yet signed Aguilera, it sug...
|1980-1996 Highlights from Lisa Degnen's book 'Christina Aguilera' - Oct 2000|
|....Christina has always known she wanted to be a star. Her Ecuadorian-born father, Fausto, and his Irish-American wife, Shelly, originally lived on New York City's Staten Island, where their first daughter, Christina, was born. Christina's dad was in the military, and her mom was a violinist and pianist who had toured Europe with a youth symphony orchestra in her teens. So adventure and performing in Christina's blood. |
As a little girl, she was already the star of the family. She would surround herself with stuffed animals and they'd be her audience,? her mom says. The army sent Fausto to a...
|Bio from MMC Online - 1993|
|Nickname: Funky Diva or Mariah|
Favorite Colors: Turquoise and purple
Becoming a Mouseketeer was the "happiest moment in my life," says newcomer Christina Aguilera. The 12-year-old performer says she's "looking forward to everything on the 'Mickey Mouse Club,"' and hopes that "kids will learn to pursue their goals from watching the show." She lives by her life's philosophy, "The roughest road often is the one that leads straight to the top." With a myriad of outstanding accomplishments, the road for Christina seems all but rough.
At the age of 8, Christ...
|1997 Highlights from Lisa Degnen's book 'Christina Aguilera - Oct 2000|
|Christina traveled overseas to further hone her musical skills and establish herself as an international star. She recorded a duet, All I Wanna Do, with Japanese pop star Keizo Nakanishi, and she toured Asia and Europe. All over the world, Christina was a hit. When she waded into the crowd at the golden stag festival in Transylvania, Romania (the home of Dracula), to perform just two songs, she caused an year riot amazingly, Christina...who was fairly unknown at the time...got even more attention than her famous costars, Sheryl Crow and Diana Ross. And that was just the beginning....|
|Powerhouse Christina Aguilera Gives Break-Out Performance With Powerful Ballad - May 15, 1998|
|Talented ingenue and RCA recording artist Christina Aguilera recorded "Reflection," the second single from Walt Disney Records' soundtrack to "Mulan," Disney's upcoming 36th full-length animated feature film.|
The A/C radio add date is June 15 (on Hollywood Records). The first single from the album, "True to Your Heart," features pop sensation 98(Degree) with Stevie Wonder and goes to radio May 26. The "Mulan" soundtrack releases June 2 on Walt Disney Records.
"Reflection" is the heartfelt tune and the emotional center of the film in which the...
|Christina Wins 2002 ALMA Award - May 2002|
|The 2002 ALMA Awards were held on May 18, 2002 and the award for 'Outstanding Song in A Motion Picture Soundtrack' went to Christina and the gank of the 'Lady Marmalade'. |
The ALMA awards will be shown on ABC-TV June 1 at 8:00 pm (ET)....
|Robbie Williams kissed Christina - Jun 2002|
|Robbie Williams, has been spotted kissing singer Christina Aguilera, acording to Bang Showbiz. Despite rumors of a new florushing relationship between Robbie and Rachel Hunter (rod stewards ex), Williams was spotted at a backstage at a recent christina concert (p-club) in Los Angeles.|
Sources Claim that Williams had gone to the show and that Aguilera had asked him backstage, there they started to kiss and then went together to the nightclub "Las Palmas"...
|Christina in the July 2002 issues of J-14 & Twist - Jun 2002|
|Christina is featured in the July 2002 issue of J-14 in a section called 'Summer's Hottest Music' (page 16). The article includes a photo from the Lotta 2002 fashion show and quotes from Christina's MTV interview.|
Christina is featured in the July issue of Twist in their 'Twist Gossip' section (pages 68 and 69) which talks about Christina, Britney and Mandy dancing in a club together and the Dave Grohl rumor (all not true). The photo is from the 2002 Grammys' red carpet....
|Britney sobs as Justin hooks up with Christina - Jun 2002|
|Justin: he broke britney's heart|
--Justin has frozen britney out of his life in the coldest way possible.
*it's her worst nightmare come true....
-she's lost the love of her life, and now she feels betrayed.
Christina: Britney's archrival was hugging and kissing Justin.
A SHATTERED Britney Spears broke down in tears after her long-time love Justin Timberlake broke her heart by hitting on her archrival Christina Aguilera!
The humiliating scene happened right in front of Britney at an L.A. nightclub and destroyed what was left of her relationship with Justin as the two were struggling to get ...
|Christina to debut new song and helps close Winter Olympic Games - Jan 22, 2002|
|Christina will unveil a new song 'Infatuation' from her upcoming CD at the closing ceremonies of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. The song is not the first single from Christina's upcoming release, but just the kind of exciting sneak preview her fans have been anticipating for months.|
The closing ceremonies will explode with music, as Christina, 'NSync, and Bon Jovi and are among those who have signed on to perform at the Sunday, February 24 event.
To be held at the Rice Eccles Olympic Stadium in Salt Lake City, the extravagant affair will also feature Charlotte Church and ...
|Christina Everywhere - May 2002|
|'Christina Everywhere' |
Christina's new mobile service lets you get the latest news from Christina, straight to your mobile phone! Get the latest on music, appearances, updates, and more.
What do you have to do?
1. Get a Motorola i50sx with a Christina Aguilera face plate.
2. Sign up for service with Nextel.
3. Choose the Power Apps plan with your service.
4. Get the Christina Everywhere application from the Nextel website. The application is now ready to load on your phone!
If you already have a Java enabled phone from Nextel make sure you have the optional Power Apps....
|Jan 08, 2002|
I just wanted to stop by and say Happy New Year!
I wanted to thank everyone who sent me Christmas and birthday wishes. Thank you all so much! You've made this year even more incredible. I'm going to answer as many of your letters as soon as I can like the one I've included below.
I know everyone is really anxious to hear about the new album, but there isn't really anything I can tell you that I haven't already said, just because the fine details change so many times before an album is released. Things like song titles and track listings, etc....much of whatever I'd tell you now abo...
|Fred Durst comment on Christina - May 29, 2002|
|Durst says in the latest number of Playboy that his and Aguileras problems started before the MTV video music awards.|
She called and said that MTV weren’t going to let her perform if I didn’t do a song with her. I went along with it because she was in such a f**ing fight with Britney Spears.
But he says that she didn’t even thank him. Had Aguilera gotten in touch, it would probably still have been too late.
She didn’t even come to our rehearsals. When I burst into her dressing rool and threatened to drop out she started to cry. All I got for being there for her was a lot of s**t from my ...
|Anastacia wants to record with Christina - May 2003|
|The singer Anastacia, who suffered from breast cancer, was interviewed a few days ago while she presented herself at a campaign against cancer, she was asked when whe would come back to music and responded: "I'm anxious to record my next album, I would love to work with Christina Aguilera, she has such powerful voice and she is a great writer and producer"....|
|British Men Prefer Aguilera - Apr 23, 2003|
|Raunchy pop singer Christina Aguilera has been named as the world's most desirable woman by British men.|
She topped the list in Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women Of the Year list compiled from readers votes.
The US singer is well-known for her revealing outfits, performing in the video for her chart-topping single Dirrty just in leather chaps and a bikini.
Former Neighbours star turned pop act Holly Valance was runner-up in the poll, while Kylie Minogue, also a former Ramsey Street resident, was fourth.
The highest ranked British star was model and actress Kelly Brook at number seven in the l...
|Christina Lack Of Emotions? - May 19, 2003|
|...On the other hand, Craig David and Christina Aguilera, now a brunette, were made for the KIIS-FM crowd. Both are attractive young performers with excellent voices...For all her sales, Aguilera seems incapable of injecting genuine emotion into a song. But she's got the determination of a prizefighter — she spent much of her time between songs saying how she needs to be strong to fight back against critics and negativity — and her tour with Justin Timberlake this summer should be a true pop spectacle.|
Christina Aguilera’s songs may lack true emotion but she connected with the crowd — mostly t...
|Justin, Christina And Cameron Diaz, Too - Jul 23, 2003|
|Tall. Blond. Camo pants and a tank top. Big smile. Laughing. Leaping. Hugging and high-fiving members of the road crew. She was back and forth, to and fro along the backstage corridors Wednesday as first Black Eyed Peas, then Christina Aguilera and finally Justin Timberlake rocked the Office Depot Center in Sunrise.|
"Hurry up or we'll miss him," she squeals to a friend as they dash toward the stage entrance. A zephyr in the night. Why don't we call her... yeah, that's it... Cameron Diaz would be a good name.
And Cameron Diaz it was. For the three Florida concerts (Tampa on Monday a...
|Underwood Taking 'Beautiful' To The Next Level With 'Danger'/ - Jul 2003|
|SHE left the sinking Bardot ship in 2001 and unlike most popstars, she has managed to keep her head above water.|
Katie Underwood has signed a record deal with Transistor Music to launch her solo career.
For her debut song Danger, which will hit the airwaves from August 11, Underwood has teamed up with Australian producer Shane Monopoli, who recently returned from the US and the UK working with Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera's producer Guy Roche.
In the UK, Monopoli teamed up with Craig David's producer, Ignorants, and in Australia he has worked with her old Bardot pal, Sophie Monk...
|Justin Says Photoshoot With Christina Was 'Cool' - Jun 2003|
|Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera get up close and personal, striking some seriously sexy poses for the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. The *NSYNC star told Extra, "It was cool. Christina's cool. No drama. It was easy." |
Watch a video clip http://extratv.warnerbros.com/dailynews/extra/06_03/06_02a.html...
|Charlotte Church Slams Christina - Jun 03, 2003|
|Welsh singer Charlotte Church has stunned the music world by launching a broadside on her fellow pop starlets. The 17-year-old, who rose to fame as a child opera star, said that Britney Spears wore too much make-up andlabelled Christina Aguilera a "slag".|
"Christina has an amazing voice, brilliant talent, and what does she do?" asked Charlotte in an interview. "She cheapens herself to make everybody look at her and the first things that comes to mind is 'slag', which is awful. And Britney, she's gorgeous - but she wears far too much make-up."
|Xtina And Her Bouncer - Jun 2003|
|THE bigger the star, the bigger the bouncer. |
Here’s CHRISTINA AGUILERA and her man mountain minder, Rob.
Little Chris and Big Rob were spotted on a shopping trip in Los Angeles.
There may be a huge difference in size but their caps and blue tops were remarkably similar.
Let’s just hope Rob doesn’t start coping her trademark “Dirrty” gear ......
|Christina Aguilera: I'm No Porn Queen! - Jan 08, 2002|
|Attention all you horn dogs out there: Just because Christina Aguilera dresses like a tart and tramps around that "Lady Marmalade" video, doesn't mean she's one in real life--no matter what X-rated Websites claim. |
The Grammy-winning popster has taken the unusual stance of actually denying she has pulled a Pamela Anderson and is the star of a porn video making the rounds on the Net.
The video, apparently advertised via email spam and on several adult sites, shows the back of a blond woman that is purportedly Aguilera.
But in a sharply worded statement just posted on Christina-A....
|What a Girl Wants Is to Be a Star--and Herself - Jul 2003|
|She's talented, driven and misunderstood--and always has been. She's a sex symbol, a lightning rod for controversy and an unusually outspoken star. She rode the boom of teenybop pop to stardom but has always belted out evidence of a more intricate talent--and a more complex life.|
Tune in to E!'s intimate two-hour special Christina Aguilera, premiering Sunday, July 20, at 8 p.m., to get the inside story of this sensation's early years and rise to fame.
|Disaster for Timberlake - Aug 11, 2003|
|Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera's US tour has been postponed after sound, lighting, video and staging equipment crashed to the floor before a show in Atlantic City.|
It is not yet known when the Justified and Stripped Tour will resume but promoters say more than £624,000 worth of damage was caused.
A statement from Timberlake's record company Jive Records said: "It's undetermined at this time when the tour will resume. All attempts are being made to finish the tour and revisit postponed dates.
"Ticket holders for the postponed show are encouraged to hold on to their ticket...
|Justin and Christina tour kicks off - Jun 06, 2003|
|Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera's joint tour, 'Justified and Stripped', kicked off last night (Thursday).|
Justin's performance was similar to his UK gigs. Christina opened the show with video screens showing tabloid rumours, and her stripping off her clothes.
When the curtain dropped she strutted out looking like Cher, with black curly locks, a black and pink halter top and trousers.
For 'Genie in a Bottle' she rolled onstage tied to a giant X and unravelled herself out of a bottle.
After the show the pair spoke about why they decided to tour together:
"We're both in new ...
|Britney v Christina at the Grammy's - Feb 23, 2000|
|America's putting on it's spangly outfits for the music industry's Grammy Awards tonight (Wed). After the Oscars, it's probably the most glittering celeb-filled ceremony. It's the US equivalent of the Brits, only there's a massive number of categories. But the one everyone's talking about is the battle of the babes, with Britney and Christina both up for Best New Artist. |
"The Grammy's - I remember watching it last year and really all my life. The Grammy's are like the ultimate to me, the ultimate award show," says Britney. "I was performing a while ago and I saw all the celebr...
|Christina's Genie - Oct 14, 1999|
|Christina Aguilera says she's fulfilled a lifelong ambition with her No.1 single, 'Genie In A Bottle': "I wanted to be No. 1 all my life. All 18 years of living, you know? It's so great", she told Radio 1. Although she could still be working as a mouseketeer at the Disney Club along with her mates, Britney Spears and *NSYNC, had her track not landed on her record company's desk just as she was completing her album. |
But despite being a No.1 around the world, Christina says she did have to make a few changes before she was happy with it: "I wasn't absolutely crazy about it at fi...
|Christina wants Eminem to rub her the right way - Nov 12, 1999|
|Eminem picked up Best Hip Hop act at the MTV Europe awards, beating Puff Daddy (who said he was pleased for him), Busta Rhymes, the Beastie Boys and Will Smith. And on Thursday night, it seemed he could be getting it on with Christina Aguilera - if he played his cards right. |
There seems to be a bit of two-way attraction going on there: "He's been one of my little crushes for a while now. I just presented him an award, I was like 'Oh my gosh!' When I read the envelope I was like 'It's actually him!', she revealed to Radio 1. "I think he knows and he gave me a little bit of it back, ...
|Christina's Christmas carols - Mar 29, 2000|
|Christina Aguilera says the R’n’B's getting harder on her next album and she's got her eye on Jay-Z to give her a hand in doing just that. She's also planning a Christmas album, and top of her list is a song from her favourite film of all time - ‘The Sound of Music’. Christina will be covering ‘Climb Every Mountain’, but it doesn't stop there - she's also pencilled in ‘Silent Night’!...|
|Bizkit and Rage - Mischief and Mayhem - Sep 08, 2000|
|The MTV Awards took place last night in New York. In the end, it was a tie between Eminem and *NSYNC.|
Eminem got three - Video of the Year, Best Male Video for ‘The Real Slim Shady’ and shared Best Rap Video with Dr Dre for ‘Forget About Dre’.
Other winners included Aaliyah who beat Christina and Britney to Best Female Video. Blink 182, Sisqo, Macy Gray, Destiny's Child, also all received a gong, while Icelandic pop queen, Bjork, picked up two.
Limp Bizkit were definitely not on their best behaviour - during Christina Aguilera's performance Fred Durst crashed onto the stage and rapped over...
|Spiderwoman Lil Kim - Sep 11, 2000|
|The MTV Awards took place last night in New York. In the end, it was a tie between Eminem and *NSYNC.|
Eminem got three - Video of the Year, Best Male Video for ‘The Real Slim Shady’ and shared Best Rap Video with Dr Dre for ‘Forget About Dre’.
Other winners included Aaliyah who beat Christina and Britney to Best Female Video. Blink 182, Sisqo, Macy Gray, Destiny's Child, also all received a gong, while Icelandic pop queen, Bjork, picked up two.
The most surprising pairing of the night was Britney and Christina, who didn't win a thing between them. They walked on stage hand in hand to introd...
|Moby gets a new suit - Sep 11, 2000|
|The MTV Awards took place last night in New York. In the end, it was a tie between Eminem and *NSYNC.|
Eminem got three - Video of the Year, Best Male Video for ‘The Real Slim Shady’ and shared Best Rap Video with Dr Dre for ‘Forget About Dre’.
Other winners included Aaliyah who beat Christina and Britney to Best Female Video. Blink 182, Sisqo, Macy Gray, Destiny's Child, also all received a gong, while Icelandic pop queen, Bjork, picked up two.
Blink 182's performance consisted of 20 midgets riding scooters and jumping on trampolines around the hall. Eminem performed ‘The Real Slim Shady’ w...
|Christina's pop at pop - Dec 13, 2000|
|Christina Aguilera has had a go at the music industry for being obsessed by image. She says: "Unfortunately, pop is often about eye-candy. My record company told me to have straight hair even though I prefer it curly." And this from the girl who has her own make-up line!...|
|Mya's 'Lady Marmalade' garb - May 17, 2001|
|Mya who features on the new version of the classic 'Lady Marmalade' was quite happy to raunch it up for the video. |
She appears alongside Pink, Missy Elliot, Christina Aguilera, and Li'l Kim in next to nothing.
Mya told Radio 1 that she did get embarrassed when her mum turned up on set: "The wardrobe was very risque - the outfit said whorehouse all over it. It was the first video my mum had been to - and it was probably the wrong place to start."...
|Teen queens path to stardom - Apr 17, 2000|
|Jessica Simpson, who's at No.7 in this week's chart with 'I Wanna Love You Forever', has more things in common with fellow teen queens, Britney and Christina, than you may first think.|
Jessica's path to stardom started on the TV show 'The Disney Club', as did Britney's and Chrissy's. Jessica says even at the tender age of 11 the star quality just shone out of them: "Christina sang like Mariah Carey. She was so tiny, you'd never think that voice would come out of her!"...
|Handbags in Hollywood... - May 10, 2002|
|Christina Aguilera is reported to have reopened the feud between her and Britney Spears at a trendy Hollywood nightclub.|
According to onlookers, she threw a fit when she was asked to do a photo shoot next to Britney outside Moomba.
Her exact words were supposedly 'I don't wanna be in the same photo as that teenybopper trash'....
|Latin Lovely Loser Christina - Sep 14, 2000|
|Some of world's most popular Latin artists were snubbed at the first ever Latin Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez and Christina Aguilera all walked away empty handed. Carlos Santana was the night's big winner with three awards. |
Christina Aguilera performed, and managed to get her tongue around the Spanish, but she missed out on the Best Female Pop Performance award.
Even so, Chrissy said she was delighted to be part of the Latin music scene: "I'm the same artist but this is a very different side of me. But a very important one. I'm trying to explore best I can....
|Destiny's Child triumph at awards - Oct 29, 2001|
|Christina Aguilera had a busy night. As well as hosting, she also collected an award for Song Of The Year/Top 40-Pop Radio for 'Lady Marmalade'. |
Christina admitted she felt lonely without her fellow divas:
"I feel kinda weird because I don't have my girls with me to accept this award but, thank you to radio so much for playing that song and thank you to all the girls, to Pink, Mya, 'Lil Kim - I love you all and I had so much fun with you guys. Thank you so much to the fans too."
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|Christina - she is beautiful, no matter what she weighs - Apr 07, 2003|
|Gossip mongers are saying that Christina Aguilera could be pregnant after she appeared looking larger than usual at a Los Angeles fashion show.|
She was wearing a tight fitting Passion Venus inspired gown by designer Jeremy Scott during a show previewing his autumn collection in Hollywood.
The singer, who was slightly bulging in the dress, has nothing but praise for the designer:
"I feel like a little mermaid right now. But Jeremy Scott - he's great. I love his bold, ambitious, being unafraid to be out there and be different and go as under or overboard as he wants to. I love that. I lov...
|Christina Aguilera announces UK tour - Apr 24, 2003|
|Christina Aguilera has named a number of UK dates as part of her European 'Stripped' tour.|
You can catch her at the following venues:
25 - NEC, Birmingham
27 - Manchester Evening News Arena
28 - Glasgow SECC
30 - Belfast Odyssey Arena
31 - Dublin, The Point
2 - Wembley Arena
3 - Wembley Arena
Christina embarks on a north American tour with Justin Timberlake, called 'The Stripped And Justified Tour', on 4 June....
|Christina's new fashion tips - May 07, 2003|
|Christina Aguilera has shocked the Hollywood fashion police yet again, this time by dyeing her hair black.|
Britney Spears has recently showed off a new chocolate bob, and Madonna has returned to her original brunette hair, but Christina says she's not copying her rivals, she's just sick of being blonde:
"I did about everything I possibly could I think with the blonde for the past few years between styles and experimenting with other colours combined. So I was just like, you know what? I'm just ready to go totally different. I had been wanting to go extreme colour-wise for a long time. A...
|Christina adds UK dates - May 19, 2003|
|Christina Aguilera has added some dates to her UK and Irish tour.|
She will play Birmingham NEC on 7 November, the Hallam FM Arena in Sheffield on 8 November and the Manchester Evening News Arena on 11 November.
Tickets are on sale now.
The full tour dates are...
27 - Manchester Evening News Arena
28 - Glasgow SECC
30 - Belfast Odyssey Arena
31 - Dublin, The Point
2 - Wembley Arena
3 - Wembley Arena
7 - Birmingham NEC
8 - Hallam FM Arena in Sheffield
10 - Newcastle Telewest Arena
11 - Manchester Evening News Arena...
|Christina excited at fronting Versace... - Mar 06, 2003|
|She may have won awards for being a fashion nightmare, but Christina Aguilera has been signed up by Versace to front their new advertising campaign.|
The latest promotion promises lots of high pants and low waists and one of Christina’s trademarks, plenty of ‘sexy, strong leather’. Donatella Versace said that although details of the campaign still had to be finalised, the range will be inspired by Christina herself.
Speaking at the Milan fashion week, Christina said she was very excited about her new role and working with Donatella:
“It’s strong, it’s sexy, it’s empowering – I love that she’...
|Tatu - not that permanent - Mar 03, 2003|
|Tatu's four week reign at the top of the singles chart has been put to an end by Christina Aguilera.|
Her track 'Beautiful' is straight in at No.1, dislodging the Russian duo's 'All the Things She Said' to No.3.
DJ Sammy has the second highest new entry at No.2 with 'Boys of Summer'.
Other new entries include Junior Senior with 'Move Your Feet' at No.4; 'Fame Academy' runner-up Ainslie Henderson at No.5 with 'Keep Me a Secret'; and Melanie C's 'Here it comes Again' at No.7.
As for the albums, Norah Jones' incredible success at the Grammys means she's jumped up nine places to No.1 with 'Come...
|Christina warns: don't believe the hype - Feb 02, 2003|
|Christina Aguilera says you shouldn't believe all the rumours about her.|
Her single 'Beautiful' is out this week and she's about to go on a massive 45-date US tour with Justin Timberlake - its called the 'Justified and Stripped' tour.
Rumours are she got hot and heavy with the *NSYNC star at a party in London last week. But Christina says she doesn't bother to read her press - even the good stuff:
"Don't believe all you read! Don't believe the hype is definitely first and foremost. But you've just got to let it roll off your back."
"I don't even like to necessarily read the ...
|Eminem and Christina's 'good energy' - Nov 12, 2002|
|Christina Aguilera has revealed she and Eminem have made up. |
He famously dissed her on 'The Real Slim Shady', calling her a bitch amongst other things, but she was a surprise guest at the '8 Mile' premiere last week.
She said they hooked up at an MTV awards ceremony in September and patched up their differences:
"I don't think Eminem had any real hatred towards me. He just thought obviously that I had dissed him in an interview or something, which I hadn't done."
"He reacted, and how does he react but to make a record about it, put it in his rap? We actually got a chance to...
|Christina hosts live awards - Oct 2001|
|Christina Aguilera will tonight (Friday) host the first live awards show since last month's terrorist attacks in the States. |
The '2001 Radio Music Awards' are taking place in Las Vegas.
Stars lined up to perform include Mariah Carey, Mick Jagger, Lenny Kravitz, O-Town and Mary J. Blige.
Robert Downey Jr. will present the Special Legend Award to Sir Elton John. Christina says she is up for the challenge but is feeling a little nervous:
"I hope that I don't trip over myself or stumble over a few words, which I'm sure will happen. I'm sure it will be a good time anyway and I'm just ...
|Aguilera wants Moby and Timbaland - Oct 2001|
|Moby and Lenny Kravitz could appear on Christina Aguilera's next album. |
She is also planning to collaborate with Timbaland and Gwen Stefani....
|Row over Christina's childhood tunes - Jul 2001|
|A compilation of demos recorded by Christina Aguilera when she was 14 will be released on August 21st. |
Aguilera tried to stop the album 'Just Be Free' from reaching her fans by filing a lawsuit against Warlock Records in May.
The singer claims that the demos were not made for commercial release and reckons the tracks do not reflect her current musical output. She has now come to an out of court agreement with the company. Any albums sold will include a letter distancing her from the project....
|Christina puts music first - May 2001|
|Christina Aguilera's putting her acting ambitions on hold. |
The singer says she wants to concentrate on her next album rather than wade through endless movie offers.
Christina reckons music is the most important thing in her life - for now: "I've waited a long time to have the follow-up to my debut come out - it's time for that to happen ‘cos music is my first love. But then I will definitely release a movie."...
|'Marmaladies' - Apr 2001|
|You'd have thought putting Christina Aguilera, Missy Elliot, Lil Kim, Mya and Pink in a studio together would have resulted in a claws-out bitch-fest. They’ve recorded a version of the classic ‘Lady Marmalade’, the track All Saints covered a few years ago. The new remix is for the Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor film, ‘Moulin Rouge’. |
Christina says instead of being handbags at dawn, it was more like female bonding: "There was no egos, no big heads so we were all very cool with each other. It was a fun project and being with the girls made it even better."...
|Aguilera's afro - Apr 2001|
|The Awards feature sixty-five categories for stars in movies, music and video games. |
Christina Aguilera won favourite female and favourite Latino artist of the year.
Pictures of her poodle hairstyle have been plastered all over today's (Thurs) press.
Christina says she loves her new look:
"I love afros. I've always thought they were beautiful and I've always wanted one of my own. I don't know what could get caught in here - it's kind of crazy but I like it a lot."
Christina turns down the big screen
Christina Aguliera has admitted that she's been sent lots of film scripts...
|Ladies’ Marmalade - Feb 2001|
|Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya and Pink have got together to record a cover version of Patti LaBelle's classic 'Lady Marmalade'. The song - which was also a number one hit for All Saints - will be featured in the movie 'Moulin Rouge' starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor....|
|Christina Aggro-lera - Jan 2001|
|Christina Aguilera is upset that she has upset her Latin pop fans! |
While she was in Venezuela performing at the Caracas Pop Festival, a local newspaper reported that her bodyguards shoved fans out of the way because they were trying to get Christina through the airport.
She says the papers are always trying to dish the dirt:
"They are always to trying find stories to get at me. I'm sorry for what happened there. We weren't expecting that many people - and we had to follow airport security."
"I heard Usher walked up to the door and the security guards just turned him away...
|Ricky & Christina's duet - Nov 2000|
|Ricky Martin and Christina Aguilera are set to release a single together in the New Year. The pop duo are currently making the video to promote 'Nobody Wants To Be Lonely', which is taken from Ricky's most recent album 'Sound Loaded'....|
|Christina wants to sue - Oct 2000|
|Teenage pop star Christina Aguilera is suing her former manager for 'improper, undue and inappropriate influence' over her professional and personal life....|
|Westlife warn Aguilera - Oct 2001|
|We can now say goodbye to the sweet-natured, butter wouldn't melt image of Westlife. Kian and Shane have laid into Christina Aguilera big time. |
The lads say after working with Mariah they wouldn't want to work with anyone below her level of mega-stardom and that Christina was near the bottom of their list:
"There's no way in the world that we're going to do that because first of all we don’t like her and second of all we don't rate her."
Shane told Radio 1 their dislike for her came about after a brief meeting in a bar: "She made Mark remove himself from his chair, 'coz she...
|Christina - not just a naval - Sep 2000|
|Christina Aguilera says soon the day will come when people start taking her seriously and not just think of her as blonde hair and a naval. She's busy trying to explore her Latin roots right now on her new album and has even done a soft drinks commercial in which she sings in Spanish. But she wants us all to know she's definitely not just another Britney Spears: "It's just a matter of time before different sides of myself start to show that are obvious, different things that will set me apart, you know." Christina says: "I think it was the time and the place. And people being la...|
|Christina's crazy royal rumour - Sep 2000|
|Christina Aguilera has had to cancel a gig in New York because she's lost her voice. But she's hoping to be back to her full singing best for this week's MTV Music Awards, also in the Big Apple. In the meantime, before she was forced to keep quiet, she's been having a laugh at rumours that she's getting quite friendly with a certain member of the Royal Family.|
Christina says the craziest thing that’s been written about her over the past year is her so-called relationship with Prince William, who she’s never even met. But the teen queen reckons she doesn’t really care what gets published about...
|Christina's barmy barnet - Aug 2000|
|Christina Aguilera's just started her first major American tour. She'll visit 37 cities in 11 weeks before wrapping up in the middle of October. And to mark the occasion she's showing off a new multi-coloured hairdo. She explained: "I’m sporting a lot of different looks. My hair is blue, red and blonde right now. It’s a new look and I like it!"...|
|Fake Aguilera - Jul 2000|
|The woman who sings the fake Christina Aguilera reply to Eminem's Real Slim Shady has been revealed as a musician from Las Vegas called Emily Ellis. She wrote the track with a programmer called Mike Spencer from Vegas radio station KLUC-FM. They did it as a joke but so many people have called in, there's talk of them releasing it!...|
|Aguilera Lippy - Jul 2000|
|Fancy looking like Christina Aguilera? Well, in six months’ time you'll be able to! She's the latest Pop Queen to launch a cosmetics line. She says the range will carry loads of products, with a very raunchy brand name. But being rather tangerine coloured there probably won't be any pots of foundation on offer. |
Christina told Radio 1: "I've teamed up with the Fetish cosmetics line and we're coming up with a whole new line of ideas. It's everything from eyeshadow to lipsticks." But it won’t be just make-up - the teen queen will also be expanding into bath gels and perfumes: "I'...
|Christina gets cynical - Jun 2000|
|Christina Aguilera has told American magazine ‘Rolling Stone’ that living with domestic violence as a kid gave her the drive and determination to become a singer. She hadn't seen her dad for 12 years until he turned up at one of her gigs in New York back in February and apologised. She says they had a chat but he's still a stranger to her and admitted that the music business has made her very cynical and she questions his motives for getting in touch....|
|Christina - UK trip on hold - May 2000|
|Christina Aguilera has cancelled her trip to the UK because she's suffering from exhaustion. She's developed an ear infection and a 'serious' flu bug and has been told to avoid long flights. Her next single, ‘I Turn To You’, has been put back until she's fit enough to fly....|
|Christina's words for Eminem - Apr 2000|
|Christina Aguilera's hit back at Eminem, who says some rather unfortunate things about her on his next single, ‘The Real Slim Shady’. He referred to her as being ‘easy’ and describes her performing a sex act. Chrissy's responded by saying it's ‘disgusting, offensive and above all, not true’. She says sometimes she wants to cry when she hears horrible things about herself and is trying to stay spiritual and grounded....|
|Bad times for Aguilera - Apr 2000|
|It's not been a great week for Christina Aguilera. According to American TV critic, Roger Friedman, Christina was booed for miming two songs on ‘Saturday Night Live’. He says when the end credits came up, instead of embracing her, the cast treated her like a leper!|
Eminem also seems to have it in for her. He’s referred to Christina in his 2nd album ‘The Marshall Mathers LP, as 'promiscuous'. Perhaps there's more to it than first meets the eye as only six months ago at the MTV awards in Dublin, they both admitted to having the hots for each other. Eminem also says he'd rather ‘have’ Jennifer L...
|Christina - Best New Artist at Grammy's - Feb 2000|
|Christina couldn't resist having a bit of a dig at Miss Spears at the Grammy's: "I'm in it for the longevity. I have a vision. It's not a one or two album or single thing," she said. "I wanna be seen as a real vocalist 'coz that's where my heart's at - doing those ballads and getting up on stage, and require a little more depth than a catchy pop melody or hook, 'coz it just means a lot more to me."|
But Britney didn't really care. Before the ceremony she'd said: "I'm gonna go there not expecting anything, so if something does happen, I'll be really touched and really h...
|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...|
Read on for the whole article.
|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 - hot favourite for Record of the Year - Nov 1999|
|Christina says that it's the icing on what's become a very big cake this year...|
Read on for the whole article.
|Galaxy of stars descend on Dublin for MTV Europe awards - Nov 1999|
|Dublin hosted the MTV Europe awards on Thursday night, boasting the biggest line-up of guests they've ever had. Loads of big names turned up at the grand event, including Christina Aguilera, and the city was buzzing!...|
|Christina Scrabble-era - Aug 09, 2003|
|You'd think that having a touring partner like Justin 'Let's Parrrrrtay!' Timberlake would get Christina Aguilera in the mood for some right rollicking rock 'n' rolling. But sadly that's not the case.|
X-Tina's party spirit has gone off the boil if the Daily Mirror is anything to go by, and according to the tab, Christina likes nothing more than a night in the tourbus, playing Scrabble (note to the uninitiated - this does not involve champagne or troupes of well-muscled hunk boys).
The Agga-tollah told the pape: "I've brought Scrabble for the tour bus. We love playing it on the road.&quo...
|Idol Wild! - Aug 01, 2003|
|It's been a while since we had a decent 'Xtina on the warpath' story, so we're very pleased to unveil the row that's going on between Ms Aguilera and the man who co-produced her mega-CD 'Stripped'.|
It seems that Chrissy is super-irked with knob-twiddler Rhett Lawrence for taking a half-finished song they worked on for the 'Stripped' sessions and finishing it off with Kelly Clarkson, the winner of the US version of Pop Idol.
Kelly's song 'Miss Independant' was a big hit in America, but that hasn't calmed Christina down one jot. She told the Mirror: "I don't blame Kelly, the song is a go...
|Fighting Dirrty - Jul 15, 2003|
|Christina Aguilera is proving she can fight the splitends off a rabid squirrel yet again, by dissing up censors of her latest raunchy vid. |
According to the Daily Star, X-Tina can't believe that the video for her forthcoming single 'Can't Hold Us Down' is being snipped by MTV. The Ag-meister is still reeling from the fact that many channels pulled the video for her uber-hit 'Dirrty'.
She said: "I mean hello, did anyone see me in the 'Lady Marmalade' video in all the lingerie. It's not like Madonna hasn't been there before."
Christina didn't leave it at that though popsters, she a...
|Christina Agua-lairy! - Jul 09, 2003|
|Oh, there's nothing we like more than the occasional bonkers pop star throwing a benny in public. Latest celeb tantrum is from Christina Aguilera who was responsible for some nostril-flaring antics while dining out in Hollywood.|
In all fairness, X Tina's black mood was all in the name of caring for the environment. According to The Enquirer, the pancaked-faced singer had asked waiters to pop her unfinished meal into a doggy bag before leaving the posh noshery. When the unfinished morcels were returned in a styrofoam box, Chrissie threw her hissy and ranted about the environmental dangers of s...
|Radio Agga - May 26, 2003|
|You can't move these days for stories of hapless popsters slagging each other off, so you're not going to want to hear about Christina Aguilera's latest dissfest are you? No? Oh go on then, here's the goss... |
Rowdy rap-scallion Lil' Mo has been using her stint on US radio airwaves to lay waste to legions of pop casualties, but it's been Christina who got the most severe tongue-lashing.
As one fan tells Popdirt, Mo blasted: "You know what? Why is Christina on tour with Justin and not Britney?" Hmm... good question Mo. Maybe because they're like, the two hottest acts on THE PLANET!...
|Just For Laughs - Jun 10, 2003|
|It's nice to see that us Brits aren't the only ones who find Justin Timberlake's latest 'Trousersnake' nickname funny. Even tour buddy Christina Aguilera is ribbing him about it.|
Justin got his saucy new moniker from the British tabloids, and Christina picked up on it during a joint interview with E! Online. She joked about his new name to the show's presenters, but was quick to point out a serious point to the jokes.
"In all fairness it's OK to be called that, but if a girl was called something like that... it'd be a whole different thing," reasoned the Agga-do-gooder.
|Athletic Aggy - May 18, 2003|
|Christina Aguilera is not ample, fat, chubby, porky, rotund, bloaty, overweight, bulgy, gross, piggy, lardy or any other nasty epithets that the press may throw at her, so ner. That, at least, was the gist of comments made by her personal trainer, Ashley Borden, this week.|
The Daily Star quote Ashley thus: "Some people think being skinny is all that matters, but tours are like an athletic competition. Christina likes having a tush and she likes having legs." She likes having legs... well, duh. And we don't even want to THINK about the anatomical complications that could result from,...
|Fat Fighter? - May 16, 2003|
|Top marks for Christina Aguilera - she's knocked the world of showbiz on its ear after being criticised for putting on weight.|
According to US new network WENN, Ms Aggr-lera blasted critics by saying: "It's really sad that young girls are getting eating disorders, but now that I'm getting slammed for putting on weight, what kind of message are they going to get?"
The blonde bombshell didn't leave it there. She also made the point that whichever way the scales tipped, she couldn't win. She said: "Once I start touring again, I'll end up losing weight. Then I'll be criticised fo...
|"Heaven" In The Pop Charts - Nov 03, 2002|
|The only other new entries in the Top 20 are Stevie Wonder's 'Definitive Collection', which is in at 16, ahead of Christina Aguilera's 'Stripped', which is a lowly new entry for the pop princess at 19.|
Read on for the whole article.
|4 From Christina - Oct 29, 2002|
|Working closely with Dr Dre collaborator, producer Scott Storch, Christina Aguilera has created a comeback album that answers her critics in uniquely eccentric sonic style.|
The album is released this week and we have four tracks in full for you to listen to, the Alicia Keys collaboration 'Impossible', Linda Perry-produced slowie 'Beautiful', 'Get Mine, Get Yours' and the Rockwilder and Redman collaboration and current single, 'Dirrty'.
Read dotmusic's review of the album from tomorrow (October 30)....
|Aguilera "Not Porn Star" - Jan 08, 2002|
|Christina Aguilera has threatened legal action against the perpetrators of a sexually explicit pornographic video which presents her as the star.|
Video footage and photographs posted on a host of internet sites are claiming the pop princess features in the hardcore action.
However, Aguilera has issued a statement through her official website, insisting she has nothing to do with the content and will vigorously pursue all necessary action against the individuals responsible.
The statement reads:
It has recently come to our attention that certain pornographic websites are posting sexually ex...
|Aguilera Cancels Second US Concert In A Week - Sep 14, 2000|
|Christina Aguilera has had to cancel her second US concert in a week on doctor's orders.|
Aguilera, 19, was to perform in Virginia on Tuesday September 11, but pulled out after being told to rest her voice. Days earlier she left 10,000 fans in Boston disappointed when she cancelled a show due to a bout of laryngitis.
A spokesman for the singer says, "Christina regretted cancelling the concert, but her doctors have asked her to take three days off and rest to avoid a lengthy or serious vocal problem."
Strangely enough though, Aguilera - whose Spanish-language debut album, 'Mi Reflej...
|Aguilera Cancels UK Trip - May 11, 2000|
|US sensation Christina Aguilera has been forced to cancel a trip to the UK after doctors advised her to rest due to illness.|
The 19-year-old has been diagnosed with both an ear infection and a 'serious' bout of flu and has been told to take two weeks off.
Aguilera, who scored a UK Number One with 'Genie In A Bottle' last year, was due to promote her new single 'I Turn To You'.
Her record company RCA have now confirmed that the single, due out on May 22, will be delayed.
Aguilera explained: 'I'd like to reassure my fans that my illness is not too serious, but it's important for me to rest f...
|CNN "Stripped" Review - Nov 06, 2002|
|Music review: 'Stripped'|
Christina Aguilera (RCA)
She may be 21 now, but Christina Aguilera seems to be playing dress-up on the follow-up to her 8 million-selling 1999 debut. On this sprawling set, the singer tries on pop-rock, hip hop, R&B, Latin, heavy metal, jazz, gospel, even a bit of classical.
In attempting to be all things to all people, though, Aguilera fails to bare her own personality on "Stripped." (Overly long at nearly 78 minutes, the disc could have also used some major paring down.)
Even so, give Aguilera points for stretching out from her teen-pop past, alth...
|Aguilera Defends Her "Honour" - Apr 14, 2000|
|Following alleged lewd suggestions about young pop star Christina Aguilera on rapper Eminem's forthcoming album, Aguilera has hit back saying: "It's disgusting and offensive and above all it's not true."|
Eminem apparently labels Aguilera 'promiscuous', to which her manager responded saying: "there is nothing more important to a woman than her honour and that seems to be what we're dealing with here."
The incident has stimulated rumours about the two, Aguilera having in the past, confessed an attraction to the Dr Dre-produced rap star. It has also called considerable atten...
|Aguilera Gets MTV "Dirrty" - Oct 09, 2002|
|Christina Aguilera has been confirmed as the latest performer at this year's MTV Europe Music Awards in Barcelona, dotmusic can confirm.|
The US pop princess will join the likes of Coldplay, Pink, Robbie Williams and Enrique Inglesias in appearing at the event, which takes place at Palau Sant Jordi on November 14.
Aguilera is expected to perform her new single 'Dirrty' at the MTV Awards, which are to be presented by P Diddy this year. The track is the first fruits from the forthcoming long-player 'Stripped'.
Other artists lined-up to attend the MTV Europe Music Awards 2002 include Kylie Min...
|Aguilera Gets To Work - Oct 02, 2001|
|Christina Aguilera has finally started work on the follow-up to her 1999 debut album, dotmusic can confirm.|
The as-yet untitled album is being recorded in Los Angeles and should be out some time next year.
Christina, who has released a Latin album 'Mi Reflejo' and a Christmas long-player since her eponymous debut, claims that this is the follow-up to her eponymous debut.
"I'm really excited to be writing my next album, collaborating with other people and going to a different place with it".
"It's going to be a more personal place, " she added.
Details surrounding the a...
|Aguilera Holds The Keys - Jun 26, 2002|
|Christina Aguilera is hoping to resuscitate her pop career with a little help from soul sensation Alicia Keys.|
Keys joined Aguilera in the studio to co-produce a track called 'Impossible', a trademark Alicia Keys piano ballad with the unmistakable vocal power of Aguilera.
Reporting from Electric Lady studios in New York MTV claims Keys is confident that herself and Crucial Keys partner, Kerry Brothers, can sprinkle some of their magic on the track.
Alicia's R&B know-how will complement the re-branding of Christina who, as recent appearances draped in jewels and sporting a b-girl namepla...
|Aguilera Offends Thailand - Oct 17, 2002|
|Christina Aguilera has offended Thai officials by featuring references to the country's sex industry in her latest video.|
Saharat Wannachomphu, a spokesperson for BMG in Thailand, said the record company had decided not to air the video for new single 'Dirrty' on local television following complaints.
The raunchy video shows a scantily clad Christina dancing explicitly in a boxing ring, next to a wall with posters in Thai that read, 'Thailand's sex tourism' and 'Young underage girls'.
According to reports, Thai officials have expressed their dismay at the video, which has been played repeat...
|Aguilera Settles Demo Battle - Jul 06, 2001|
|Christina Aguilera has settled her legal battle with Warlock Records over the release of demos she recorded when she was 14 and 15 years old.|
An album, entitled 'Just Be Free', will be hitting shops on August 21st despite the fact that Aguilera filed a lawsuit back in May against the public release of the compilation.
Although the singer cannot stop Warlock and affiliates Platinum Recordings and JFB Music from issuing the album, she has been given an opportunity to address her fans about the project. She will be including a letter in each long-player that will say that the songs "were ...
|Aguilera Shunned On US TV Show - Apr 12, 2000|
|American teen sensation Christina Aguilera was treated 'like a leper' on a US TV show after apparently miming her way through a live performance.|
Appearing on cult US comedy show Saturday Night Live, Christina is said to have lip-synched her way through the two-song performance.
According to a US TV critic, Roger Friedman, Aguilera was the first musician in recent memory not to sing live on the show.
'I cannot remember anyone doing this before on Saturday Night Live,' he complained.
The audience apparently booed Aguilera after completing her appearance. Friedman added: 'When the show came ...
|Community Group Goes To Bat For Teen - Jul 2003|
|While many students are hitting the malls to shop for their back-to-school wardrobes, Kayla Sansone has a more immediate goal in mind. As a special guest of Christina Aguilera, the Cranberry teenager has been searching for the perfect outfit to wear to the pop diva's concert Monday at Mellon Arena, Uptown. |
When Aguilera found out that Sansone, 13, is an avid fan, she arranged for Sansone to attend her concert and meet with her backstage.
"I was speechless when I was told I would meet her," said Kayla, who has been diagnosed with stage IV alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare and aggr...
|Christina Aguilera: Hip-hop Can Be Dirrty, Why Not Me? - Jul 12, 2003|
|Christina Aguilera has slammed critics of her raunchy video to smash hit Dirrty - because if hip-hop stars can get away with it so can she.|
The 22-year-old singer is amazed that the video caused an uproar, especially considering some of her previous performances. And the singer, whose latest video for Can't Hold Us Down has been censored by MTV, is furious that misogynistic rappers get away with sexual antics onscreen.
Christina fumes, "I didn't realize it was going to get the attention it did. I mean, hello, did anyone see me in the Lady Marmalade video in all the lingerie?
|Christina Aguilera: About Justin - Jul 12, 2003|
|Sexy pop superstar Christina Aguilera reckons she and Justin Timberlake are "perfect" together - but only in terms of touring.|
Despite rumors to contrary, there's no romantic interest between the two headliners in the Justified and Stripped - especially because Justin is Christina's rival Britney Spears' ex-boyfriend.
But even though love is not in the air, the Dirrty singer reckons they have a deep connection professionally.
Christina says, "I've never co-headlined before, but Justin and I make a perfect combination.
"We came out with albums at the same time, and we're...
|Christina calls her shots - Jul 11, 2003|
|You can say what you like about Christina Aguilera's suggestive songs and sexy image. Just don't say someone else is making her do it, because this girl wants you to know that she is definitely in control of her career and image. |
"I've got a sexual side, and I'm not afraid to show it," says the 22-year-old singer. "It would probably be easier for me to play little miss pretty, singing a little ballad with pretty little hair. But that's not me. I like to push boundaries and kind of get out there a bit."
That includes writing and producing her latest album, Stripped, and ...
|Aguilera Sues Over Demo - May 22, 2001|
|Christina Aguilera has issued a lawsuit against a record company who are bidding to release material recorded by the pop princess when she was just 14.|
Aguilera, who has just begun recording her second album in LA, filed a lawsuit in California against the release of a compilation entitled 'Just Be Free', which is due out in June.
The subjects of the suit are Warlock Records and its affiliates Platinum Recordings and JFB Music, who are accused with improper use of her name and license on the album.
Aguilera's lawyer Carla Christoferson, speaking to MTV, claimed much of the album consists of...
|Justin and Christina -- Teen pop grows up - Jul 11, 2003|
|TAMPA -- Justin Timberlake has stripped himself of his cutesy, polished, teeny-bopper image and and is evolving into a serious solo artist.|
He's garnered the international support of fans, both male and female. He wants his vocal talent to speak for itself.
"I don't really have a formula; I mean, for the most part I just go into the studio and do what it is I enjoy doing," Timberlake said in a teleconference from London. "I think that as you grow as a person, of course, you'll grow as a musician and as a songwriter."
Timberlake hopes his venture as a solo act, a dream he...
|Aguilera Talks "Dirrty" - Oct 11, 2002|
|Christina Aguilera claims she is happy with her new raunchy image after years of pretending to be sweet and innocent.|
The 21-year-old star, who releases her new album 'Stripped' later this month, says she now has more control of her career.
"I got to a point where I just couldn't do it anymore," she said. "I'm not great at faking my way through trying to live up to the perfect American virginal sweetheart kind of thing.
"I just have to be me. I have to do my thing."
The singer, who claims she suffered a breakdown prior to beginning work on the new album, says she i...
|Aguilera To Host Grammy - Sep 05, 2001|
|Christina Aguilera is to co-host the second annual Latin Grammy Awards held in LA next week. |
The pop superstar has also been nominated for Record of the Year with the single 'Pero Me Acuerdo de Ti' and Best Female Pop Album with 'Mi Reflejo'.
The ceremony was due to be held in Miami but the location was switched due to safety fears. It was thought that Anti-Fidel Castro protesters would disrupt the show.
Last year's co-host, Gloria Estefan, is said to be unhappy about the decision and has vowed to boycott this year's ceremony.
Other acts scheduled to perform include Destiny's Child, Nelly...
|Aguilera Tops Three US Chart At Once - Oct 14, 2000|
|Christina Aguilera has scored a triple US success in America by topping three pop charts simultaneously.|
Aguilera's new single 'Come On Over' has topped the Billboard singles chart, while her Spanish-language hit 'Mi Reflejo' single and album of the same name are at the top of the respective Latino charts....
|Singer ghettoes new look - Jul 11, 2003|
|POP babe Christina Aguilera looks really fit as she cooly shoulders a giant ghetto-blaster — and even in ’80s gear manages to look dynamite.|
Christina, 22, wears the naff-chic retro kit — a lilac bodywarmer, footie shorts and knee-length white socks — for her new video.
The film sees her parading through New York for an ultra-stylish shoot by director David LaChappelle.
An insider on the set said: “David is the guy who directed the video Dirrty and is sure this will make people sit up and take notice too. It is full of bright colours and yellow cabs.”
The video is for the new single Can’t ...
|Britney Is Really Sweet - Christina Aguilera - Feb 07, 2000|
|Christina Aguilera has attempted to diffuse the supposed rivalry between her and Britney Spears, by insistng the pair are completely different musicians.|
Aguilera, who takes on Britney at the Grammy Awards later this year, also said she and Britney, who worked together on TV as kids, were still friends.
'It is crazy that we were on 'The Mickey Mouse Club' together and now we grow-up and we're competing in the same categories for a Grammy,' she explained.
'I know the press and what not have always wanted to make this sort of rivalry between Britney and I. But come on – we are very different ...
|Timberlake gives fans all they wanted. - Jul 10, 2003|
|It was a long time coming, but the Justified and Stripped concert featuring multi-platinum pop stars Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake finally kicked off at the CenturyTel Center in Bossier City Wednesday night. |
Timberlake performed last, starting at 10 p.m., thrilling fans with a string of hits. Just his presence took the excitement level even higher than that reached by the crowd for co-star, Aguilera.
"We love to watch him dance, and he's so cute," squealed 23-year-old Rachel McIntyre and her friend, 24-year-old Emily Hardaway, both of Ruston. "I hope he performs R...
|Aguilera Protects Family - May 29, 2001|
|Christina Aguilera has bought her family a £1 million home following a series of security breaches at their old home, it has been reported.|
According to Aguilera's mother, Shelly Kearns, the house has been regularly subjected to people taking pictures and going as far as stealing the rubbish for clues about the singer's life style.
The family has stayed in Pennsylvania, but moved to a safer premises....
|Cameras Roll On Aguilera - Dec 06, 2002|
|Christina Aguilera is planning to tour and make her big screen movie bow in 2003, the pop princess has revealed.|
Aguilera, currently promoting new album 'Stripped', says she would like to star in something "edgy" and with "substance" and has even suggested that she may write the script for the film.
Speaking to MTV, Christina explained that live dates were already in the pipeline. She said: "I'm working with my choreographers, putting together some really amazing things. I'm definitely going to mix it up, put some acoustic stuff in there."
Speaking about acting...
|Britney Vs Christina On! - Jan 22, 2001|
|Pop rivals Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera are to face "intense questioning", when they face each other in a live TV debate.|
Britney is expected to simultaneously defend her raunchy dance routines and encourage her no-sex-before-marriage choice.
The news comes after the Church of England last week acknowledged the pop princess as "a great ambassador of virginity".
The debate on the 'Not That Innocent' show will be aired as part of MTV's Love Month, on February 9th.
Meanwhile, Britney out-did her seven costume changes at the recent American Music Awards over the ...
|MTV demands Aguilera cover up - Jul 08, 2003|
|Christina Aguilera’s new video, Can’t Hold Us Down, has been censored by MTV because, say executives, the singer shows too much flesh.|
The video was shot by celebrity photographers David La Chappelle, who was ordered to tone it down, although Aguilera was said to be “livid” at the order.
An Aguilera spokeswoman told the New York Post: “She doesn’t say that a male performer would get away with it, but she does feel that there are double standards.”
The video will air now that La Chappelle and Aguilera have made the required changes.
An MTV representative told the newspaper: “MTV has a stand...
|Christina Aguilera And Boyfriend Move Closer - Jun 06, 2000|
|Singing sensation Christina Aguilera and new love Jorge Santos are uprooting their lives to move to Los Angeles. Aguilera, who recently admitted she's "fallen in love for the first time" with her tour dancer Santos, is about to start house hunting in Los Angeles after months of living out of a suitcase.|
And hunky boyfriend Santos, who used to live in New York, has also decided to uproot from his New York home and move to the other side of the country to be near his sweetheart. Aguilera's spokeswoman Gina Orr says, "Christina's not really living anywhere at the moment, but as so...
|Christina Helps Anti-Piracy Campaign - Jul 12, 2000|
|Christina Aguilera and Blink 182 are just two of the acts who have put their names to a full-page American advert which supports the 'Artists Against Piracy' campaign.|
In bold print the ad reads: "If a song means a lot to you, imagine what it means to us". Then under a long list of those artists involved it says: "That's why we believe that when our music is available online our rights should be respected."
It ran yesterday (July 11th) in major newspapers including the 'San Francisco Chronicle', 'The Washington Post', the 'New York Times' and the 'Wall Street Journal'.
|Christina Aguilera Is 'Dirty' - Aug 08, 2002|
|In keeping with her new 'bling' image, Christina Aguilera is set to debut her new material with a single featuring Redman, called 'Dirty'.|
Again working with admired hip-hop producer Rockwilder, who produced Christina, Missy, Pink and Mya's 'Lady Marmalade', Aguilera is building on her growing reputation for being the flip-side of Britney Spears clean-cut image.
Recent public appearances have found the former teen TV star draped in jewels and sporting a b-girl nameplate reading 'X-Tina'.
Redman, who has long been a Rockwilder collaborator, will also feature in the video for 'Dirty' which wi...
|Christina Relives Her Violent Past - Jun 20, 2000|
|Christina Aguilera has admitted that her love of music stems from her violent and abusive childhood.|
The 19-year-old singer recently saw her father, Fausto Aguilera, for the first time in 12 years and has spoken out about her unhappy background. She was just seven when her mother, Shelly Kearns, split from Fausto.
Christina told American magazine Rolling Stone that her father has begged for forgivness, having put her and her mother through mental and physical torture.
She said: "He's apologised. I think he had a lot of guilt. There was so much domestic violence going on when I grew up...
|Justin Timberlake- Christina Aguilera - Jul 07, 2003|
|All signs that teen pop music is at its expiration point proved obsolete Saturday night at Savvis Center, where Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera teamed up and strengthened the genre's weakening pulse. |
To the delight of a nearly full house of screaming fans, Timberlake and Aguilera, separately, left dazzling impressions once the final song, Timberlake's "Like I Love You," faded along with the night's healthy supply of fireworks and flames, confetti showers, etc.
Both artists performed appealingly flashy sets of about 75 minutes each that often relied heavily on superficial...
|Christina Aguilera Speaks Out - Dec 13, 2000|
|Echoing recent anti-pop outbursts by British stars like Mel C, Damon Albarn and Bono, US teen sensation Christina Aguilera has slammed the music industry for its obsession with image.|
Christina said, "Unfortunately, pop often is about eye-candy. My record company told me to have straight hair even though I prefer it curly. Crazy! Image is way over-rated."
On a similar note, Christina also spoke out on the unspoken battle between herself and fellow Mickey Mouse Club graduate, Britney Spears.
"My songs are as good if not better than Britney's. She gets more publicity though.&q...
|Christina Aguilera Struck By Laryngitis - Sep 05, 2000|
|Teenage pop sensation Christina Aguilera cancelled a show in New York at the weekend because has fallen ill with laryngitis.|
The 19-year-old singer was due to perform in Syracuse at the New York State Fair on Sunday (September 3rd) but has been told to rest instead.
This is the second occasion in four months that Christina has suffered throat problems, following the cancellation of a UK promotional tour in May and her appearance at the World Music Awards in Monaco.
A statement on her official web site, www.christina-a.com, has been posted to reassure fans that she would only be missing one...
|Christina Aguilera, Backstreet Boys, Ricky Martin Honoured At WMA - Apr 13, 2000|
|Pop stars Christina Aguilera, Backstreet Boys and Ricky Martin top the list of winners at the Eighth Annual World Music Awards.|
|Christina Aguilera Talks About Her Image Change - Jul 04, 2003|
|July 4— How did Christina Aguilera, the sweet-faced teen whose first hit was for a Disney cartoon, turn into the semi-naked temptress bumping and grinding in her new orgy-like video, "Dirty"? |
Her answer is simple: "I'm growing up, just like everybody does."
Aguilera rocketed to the top of the pop music world in 1999 with Reflection, the theme tune for Disney's animated film Mulan. (Disney is the parent company of ABCNEWS.com.) Her self-titled first album sold more than 12 million copies and won the Grammy for best new artist.
She was celebrated by fans across the wo...
|Christina Aguilera's Ill Again - Oct 20, 2000|
|Pop diva Christina Aguilera has cancelled yet more shows, scheduled for the weekend, because she has been suffering from a throat infection.|
The Latin sensation was due to be performing in Mexico City after selling 90,000 copies of her debut Spanish album 'Mi Reflejo' or 'My Reflection' there.
The singer's record company issued a statement on Friday (November 17th) that said: "Christina Aguilera was given medical attention in Mexico City and requires complete rest."
It continued to say that the infection "has made it impossible for her to perform. The doctors have strictly pr...
|Christina Files Fraud Lawsuit - Oct 17, 2000|
|Christina Aguilera filed a lawsuit against her former manager, Steven Kurtz, at Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday (October 13th) on the grounds of fraud.|
The teenage singer is accusing Kurtz of exercising "improper, undue, and inappropriate influence over [Aguilera's] professional activities". She is also claiming that he induced her to sign a written agreement in 1999 that made him her exclusive personal manager.
It is the latter that is most contentious point of the suit as the agreement is said to have included a clause giving Kurtz 20 percent of all "commissionable inco...
|Christina VS Britney - May 10, 2002|
|Christina Aguilera branded pop rival Britney Spears "teenybopper trash" outside a Los Angeles nightclub recently, according to reports.|
The blonde pop diva, who has known Britney since the early 1990's, is said to have refused to have her photo taken with the pop princess outside trendy Hollywood club Moomba.
Britney, who overheard Christina's very public outburst, reportedly stormed out of the club to avoid a confrontation.
"I don't want to be in the same picture as that teenybopper trash," Aguilera is heard to have said.
Claiming her career is more credible, she added...
|Christina VS Britney In The Battle Of Fizzy Pop - Mar 28, 2001|
|In a move that is sure to intensify the rivalry between matching pop princesses Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, Coca Cola has enlisted the services of the latter in an attempt to combat Pepsi's eye-catching advert featuring Britney Spears.|
You can watch dotmusic's behind-the-scenes footage of the filming of Britney's Pepsi advert by clicking on the links above.
Christina, however, will be paid a third less than rival Britney Spears, bagging a humble $75million.
Advertising insiders say, "This is going to be a fight nobody wants to miss. Coca-Cola bosses don't throw money around...
|Christina offers a new tune, Chilis extend tour - Jul 03, 2003|
|A new CHRISTINA AGUILERA track, "That's What Love Can Do," will be featured on a new six-song sampler available from Target. The set also features songs by her tourmate JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE....|
|Christina's Christmas - Mar 30, 2000|
|It's only March but already teen pop diva Christina Aguilera is looking forward to Christmas. She is planning a Christmas album which will include carols like the old classic 'Silent Night' and a dollop of syrup with 'Climb Every Mountain', taken from her all-time favourite film 'The Sound Of Music'.|
On a less schmaltzy tip, Christina's also planning a new R&B influenced album. She promises this will be a much harder affair than her previous material and she's hoping to persuade rapper Jay-Z to help her give it that edge....
|Christina's Ex-Manager Wants £4.6 Million - Jul 21, 2000|
|Christina Aguilera's former manager, Ruth Inniss, has filed the singer with a £4.6 million law suit.|
A New York court heard recently that Inniss is claiming that Aguilera's current manager and mother have gone back on a verbal agreement that would let her handle the teenage singer's affairs.
Her lawyer, Lawrence Bernstein, told the 'New York Post': "Inniss feels angry. She put a lot of effort into Christina's career and helped her put it together. As a result, Christina became a star and received major financial benefits, while Inniss received nothing."
The court papers say that ...
|50 Cent, Good Charlotte Land MTV Gig - Aug 06, 2003|
|NEW YORK (Billboard) - 50 Cent and Good Charlotte have joined Coldplay and Christina Aguilera as confirmed performers for the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards ceremony, to be broadcast live Aug. 28 from New York's Radio City Music Hall.|
P. Diddy, Ashanti, Kelly Clarkson, Redman, Evanescence, Ludacris and Snoop Dogg will also be on hand for the 20th annual event, which are to be hosted by comedian Chris Rock.
Missy Elliott leads the nominations field with eight. Justin Timberlake was nominated in seven categories....
|Christmas With Christina - Sep 29, 2000|
|Christina Aguilera releases an album of Christmas songs next month, her third album in just over a year.|
'My Kind of Christmas' features covers of tracks such as 'Climb Every Mountain', 'Silent Night' and 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas', which reportedly features a 70-piece orchestra.
Aguilera has filmed two videos for tracks on the album 'The Christmas Song' and 'Merry Christmas Baby' which will be used to promote the album in the run-up to Christmas.
The album is out on October 24 some two months before Christmas and is likely to join her debut self-titled album and Spanish-langu...
|Costa Del Christina - Sep 09, 2000|
|Christina Aguilera has run into problems with recording her new album in Spanish; she doesn't know how to sing the words.|
The US sensation, who is part Ecuadorian, admits she can barely speak Spanish and had to take diction lessons to get her accent up to scratch.
She says, "For about half the album, I had to sing my hits, like, 'I Turn To You' and 'Genie In A Bottle', in this other language."
"I thought it would be easy - Ecuadorian, remember? - but geez, he had to write everything out for me phonetically! I'm a hard worker, though. And I sure showed him that no matter how m...
|Toronto 'SARSstock' Draws Massive Crowd for Stones - Jul 30, 2003|
|Along with the Stones, who interrupted the European leg of their "40 Licks" tour to perform in Toronto, other main acts will be Australian rockers AC/DC, former N'Sync member Justin Timberlake, and Canadian legends Rush and The Guess Who.|
Speculation has built that surprise guests may also pop up, with names such as Paul McCartney and Christina Aguilera -- who is already in town as part of her tour with Timberlake -- being bandied about.
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|Dirrty Cleans Up - Nov 24, 2002|
|Christina Agulera's 'Dirrty' has remained at number one in the official UK singles chart for a second week despite the plethora of high profile pop single releases last week.|
Will Young's double A side 'Don't Let Me Down/You And I' entered at two and Jennifer Lopez's 'Jenny From The Block' debuted at three.
S Club's 'Alive' entered and number five and 'Through The Rain' by Mariah Carey was the final entry within the top ten at number eight.
Meanwhile in the albums chart, Robbie Williams new long player 'Escapology' entered at number one, Shania Twain's fourth album, 'Up' at four and Rod Ste...
|Dirrty Girl - Oct 11, 2002|
|Christina Aguilera has really set out to raise eyebrows with the launch of her all-new 'dirrty' image and the sure-to-be censored video which you can watch in full on dotmusic.|
The video surpasses even the offerings of Madonna in her prime for scandal value as Christina gets into the boxing ring wearing minimal attire and proceeds to gyrate her way through the track.
'Dirrty' shifts Aguilera right into the hip-hop/R&B arena trading blows with heavyweight microphone specialist Redman and 'Lady Marmalade' producer, Rockwilder.
The video is directed by renowned photographer David La Chapel...
|It's Not Only Rock'n Roll - Toronto Set for Stones - Jul 28, 2003|
|Altogether, 14 acts are scheduled to hit the stage in the day-long event, which will be hosted by Blues Brothers Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi.|
Speculation has built that surprise guests may also pop up, with names such as Paul McCartney and Christina Aguilera -- who is already in town as part of her tour with Timberlake -- being bandied about.
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|Dotmusic Users Respond In Aguilera Miming Storm - Apr 13, 2000|
|A number of dotmusic's US contingent have contacted us to protest against the accusations that Christina Aguilera mimed through a live performance.|
Teen sensation Aguilara, appearing on cult US comedy show Saturday Night Live, was reported to have lip-synched the two tracks on the programme.
However, one angry US fan, who watched the show, said such a suggestion was 'the furthest thing from the truth' and told us we should 'kick youselves in the asses.'
He insisted: 'She sounded absolutely great but she did 'mess-up' a little in some parts…..If she lip-synched, I think it would have been pe...
|Genie In A Battle - Apr 27, 2001|
|Garbage's Shirley Manson has labelled US pop star Christina Aguilera a c**t in a blast of uncompromising fury on the band's official website, dotmusic can report.|
Manson, who explains on the site that the new Garbage album is virtually complete and is at the point of being mixed, lets go with considerable bile in her latest report on the recordings.
She rants: Oh life can be so glorious sometimes. Christina Aguilera's MTV Diary was just on and I was cackling with glee for what seemed like the entire duration of this choice piece of programming. What marvellous entertainment!!!!
There's a pa...
|Javier Expands Capitol's R&B Push - Jul 27, 2003|
|Veering from R&B to pop to Latin (his dad operates Spanish-formatted AM station WCUM Bridgeport, Conn.), Javier worked with producers the Underdogs (Brandy, Tyrese), Syndicated Rhythm (Christina Aguilera, Amy Grant) and executive producer Kevin Cloud.|
Guest players include the Roots' Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson, jazz masters Roy Hargrove and Mulgrew Miller and Philadelphia strings maestro Larry Gold.
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|Genie In A Brothel - May 09, 2001|
|Christina Aguilera and a group of five-year-old children were amongst the horrified audience that witnessed a US R&B star exposing himself, a court has been told.|
K-Ci, one-half of the duo K-Ci & Jo-Jo, pleaded no contest to four charges of lewd conduct in a Los Angeles court last week.
The charges - which were originally filed as 24 separate counts of lewd conduct and indecent exposure - followed an incident during a radio station concert in December at the Shrine Auditorium.
According to a report on Billboard, there were around 4,000 people in the crowd that witnessed the act of n...
|Genie In A Wig - Apr 12, 2001|
|Christina Aguilera, who made a splash by turning up in a frizzy wig to the Blockbuster Awards in New York, got turned onto wearing costumes while filming the video for 'Lady Marmalade'.|
Aguilera, who was voted favourite female artist at the Awards, recorded 'Lady Marmalade' with Lil' Kim, Missy Elliot, Pink and Mya for the soundtrack of Moulin Rouge.
In the video for the song the stars get into the spirit of the 19th century Parisian nightclub scene by wearing suitable attire.
"It was fun wearing the costumes," explains Agulera. "They were like outrageous showgirl clothes wit...
|Beyonce's 'Crazy' Stays Atop Singles Chart - Jul 26, 2003|
|The Hot 100's top debut is Justin Timberlake's "Senorita" at No. 66. Other entries on the chart this week include Christina Aguilera's "Can't Hold Us Down" featuring Lil' Kim (No. 74), the Eagles' "Hole in the World" (No. 77) and Staind's "So Far Away" (No. 78).|
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|Genie In A Winter-Wonderland - Jan 10, 2001|
|Pop sensation Christina Aguilera is in the running to sing the official anthem for the Winter Olympics, according to reports from the US. |
David Foster, the Grammy-winning music producer, has been chosen to compose the theme and the 20-year old singer is his first choice to sing it.
Foster- who previously produced Celine Dion's official anthem for the '96 Atlanta Games- has been in talks with Aguilera's manager, Irving Azoff, who is said to be "interested".
Foster said of Aguilera: "Those anthems really require a powerful voice. She's one of the few young singers who could ...
|K-Ci "Jingle Ball" Sentence - Jul 04, 2001|
|US R&B star K-Ci has been sentenced to two years probation after grabbing himself at different stages of erection before a crowd consisting of hundreds of teenage girls and Christina Aguilera.|
|Missy Elliott Tops MTV Music Award Nominations - Jul 24, 2003|
|The 20th annual MTV Video Music Awards show will be broadcast live from New York City's Radio City Music Hall on Thursday, August 28, and will feature performances by Christina Aguilera and Coldplay.|
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|Lady Marmalade Gets Female All-Star Treatment - Feb 20, 2001|
|Christina Aguilera, Pink, Mya and Lil' Kim are to release a new version of Patti Lanelles's kitch disco anthem 'Lady Marmalade'.|
The track caused controversy on its original release in the Seventies because of its hook line of "Voulez-vous couchez avec moi c'est soir?" ("Do you want to sleep with me tonight?").
Adding to the all-star female R&B line-up, the new version is being produced by Missy Elliot, alongside Jay-Z collaborator Rockwilder.
It will feature in the new Nicole Kidman film Moulin Rouge, which co-stars Ewan McGregor and Kylie Minogue.
|Concert Tours Endure Hit-And-Miss Market - Jul 21, 2003|
|One weak spot is the pop world. The Justin Timberlake/Christina Aguilera Stripped & Justified tour is the sole arena-level offering. In short, this year is like most others.|
"It's the same trend: The top 30 markets are where most of the volume and grosses are," says Randy Phillips, CEO of AEG Live, producer of tours by the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Timberlake/Aguilera and Mariah Carey. "Established acts are selling, and newer acts are often struggling."
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|Lady's Night - Jun 24, 2001|
|Shaggy has finally seen his three week rule of the UK charts come to an end as the female R&B super-group behind 'Lady Marmalade' rockets to the top of the chart.|
Combining the talents of Lil' Kim, Christina Aguilera, Pink and Mya, 'Lady Marmalade' is plucked from the soundtrack of Moulin Rouge.
Shaggy's 'Angel' slips down to number two, while Faith Hill enters the charts at number three with 'There You'll Be'. The only other act to move up the top ten this week are Blue with 'All Rise' who after five weeks on the charts go up two places to number eight.
Linkin Park enter the top twent...
|Latin Grammys Awarded - Nov 01, 2001|
|Aguilera was awarded Best Female Pop Vocal Album for 'Mi Reflejo'|
|Latin Grammys Cancelled? - Sep 17, 2001|
|Ricky Martin, Carlos Santana, Jennifer Lopez, Nelly Furtado, Christina Aguilera, Destiny's Child and P. Diddy were amongst those expected to perform at the ceremony.|
|Pop Princesses Set for Royal Cat-fight - Feb 17, 2000|
|Tabloid speculation that England's heir to the throne is set to get entangled with a US pop sensation has intensified, after Christina Aguilera reportedly entered the fray.|
Last year, a UK newspaper said Britney Spears was vying for the attentions of Prince William, however it how appears that Christina Aguilera is determined to stand in her way.
According to the Daily Star, the chart rivalry between the two 18-year-old stars will now see a cat-fight over the Prince, after Aguilera sent him a consignment of personal memorabilia, including her home phone number and a life-sized picture of her...
|Pop-tastic!!! - May 25, 2000|
|The pop festival, which will feature All Saints, Travis and Christina Aguilera's debut UK live show, is thought to have smashed all previous world records with the sell-out.|
|Regrets Over 'DIRRTY' Vid - Oct 22, 2002|
|The director of Christina Aguilera's new video has said he had no idea that a poster featured in the clip would be offensive to Thailand.|
Acclaimed photographer, David LaChapelle said he "sincerely regrets" the insult which has led to Aguilera's video being banned from local Thai television.
As previously reported on dotmusic, the video for Aguilera's new single, 'Dirrty', has offended Thai officials by featuring references to the country's sex industry.
The raunchy video shows a scantily clad Christina dancing explicitly in a boxing ring, next to a wall with posters in Thai that ...
|Ricky and Christina make sweet music - Dec 13, 2000|
|Latino heartthrobs Ricky Martin and Christina Aguilera are set to release a single together in the New Year.|
The pop duo are currently making the video to promote 'Nobody Wants To Be Lonely' which is taken from Martin's most recent album 'Sound Loaded'.
An exact release date for the single is yet to be confirmed.
Unfortunately work on the promo has meant that Christina has had to pull out of an Internet chat. She told fans: "Please forgive me for not being available this evening.
"An incredible music and career opportunity has come up for me to record a duet with Ricky Martin. Be...
|Azoff Sounds Off on Biz, 'Idiot' Retailers - Jul 12, 2003|
|LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - For 30 years, Irving Azoff has been a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. He's had a direct hand in almost every facet of the business, as an artist manager, label executive, concert promoter, music publisher and merchandiser.|
Never one to pull punches, Azoff has always been a straight shooter: quick to give his opinion and even quicker to back it up with action.
His clients include the Eagles, Don Henley, Christina Aguilera, Seal, Jewel, Journey and Walter Becker of Steely Dan. Azoff is also co-chairman of Concerts West, a role he hints will change in ...
|Spears and Aguilera $2M Strip - May 24, 2001|
|A sports website is reported to have offered Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera $2 million to pose naked.|
The stunt has been engineered by a US website that has offered the sum to whichever of the two singers strips first.
The site likens itself to Sports Illustrated combined with Playboy and a spokesman commented: "Some of the world's most beautiful and famous women have taken their clothes off for magazines.
"We're offering these two singers an opportunity to follow in the footsteps of some amazing women."
The company have apparently lodged a $2 million deposit with ...
|Steps and Westlife "Out' Pop Diva Christina Aguilera - Feb 14, 2001|
|H from Steps and Westlife's Kian and Mark have spoken out about the behaviour of 'pop diva' Christina Aguilera labelling her 'the biggest pop bitch'.|
Kian and Mark's comments follow an incident in which Aguilera ordered a nightclub bouncer to have Mark moved so that she could take his seat.
"I don't know how she had the nerve," he said. "I could never do that. I'm not more important than the next person."
Kian, who witnessed the incident said, "She told a bouncer to go over to Mark and tell him to move - Christina just stood giggling, loving every minute of it."...
|Stiff Bizkit! - Oct 05, 2000|
|Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst has explained why he agreed to duet with Christina Aguilera at the MTV Video Music Awards last month.|
Durst, hardly an acolyte of the pretender to Britney's throne as Princess of Pop, has been the target of a vicious backlash after performing alongside Aguilera.
According to MTV, Filter frontman Richard Patrick insisted: Fred getting onstage with Christina Aguilera embarrassed us all.
Some fans who witnessed the performance have been far more vitriolic in their opinions though, with one insisting: The VMA appearance was about the worst moment in music this year.
|The Dirrty Bomb Drops - Nov 17, 2002|
|Christina Aguilera has topped the UK singles charts with her raunchy single 'Dirrty', featuring East coast rapper/producer Redman.|
Other new entries in the Top Ten are Blazin' Squad's 'Love On The Line' at six, Sugababes, with their double A side 'Stronger/Angels With Dirty Faces' at seven, Kylie Minogue with 'Come Into My World' at eight and Coldplay's 'The Scientist' at ten.
The only other new entries within the top 25 are Ashanti with 'Happy' at 13, Santana's 'The Game Of Love' at 16 and 'Don't Wanna Know' by Shy FX and T Power at 19.
Westlife, having been knocked from the singles pole p...
|US Attacks Halts Grammys - Sep 12, 2001|
|The ceremony - which was to be presented by teen star Christina Aguilera - was scheduled to take place yesterday evening in Los Angeles.|
|What a Girl Wants (In Her Dressing Room) - Dec 14, 2000|
|..while Christina Aguilera munches Flintstones vitamins and Oreo cookies..|
|What a Girl Wants is Her Father - Feb 23, 2000|
|Christina Aguilera has been reunited with her estranged father, after a 12-year-rift.|
Christina last saw her father Fausto when she was just seven, but had an emotionally-charged meeting with him after a recent show in New York.
According to a UK tabloid, Aguilera now plans to strike-up a proper relationship with her father, who is from Ecuador.
'He came to my show in New York recently and we spoke for the first time in a very long while. Really, he's a stranger to me but we're going to try and build on it,' Christina told the Daily Mirror.
'This business has made me very cynical – I neve...
|What's Going on? - Sep 06, 2001|
|Christina Aguilera, Wyclef Jean and Backstreet Boys will also be taking part in the project.|
|UK tour dates announced! - Apr 25, 2003|
|It's the news we know an awful lot of you have been waiting for - Christina WILL be coming to the UK this year... |
She has just announced 4 shows for the UK leg of her Stripped 2003 tour, as follows:
25th: Birmingham NEC
27th: Manchester Evening News Arena
28th: Glasgow SECC
2nd: London Wembley Arena
Tickets are £25, except in London where they're £26. Check the Calendar Live section for more info on the venues and box office details.
|Performing and nominated at MTV awards - Aug 11, 2003|
|Christina will be performing at this years' US MTV awards show in late August, whilst her Dirrty video has earned her no less than 4 award nominations. |
The ceremony will take place on August 28th, in the Radio City Music Hall in New York, and will be broadcast live on MTV.
Dirrty is in the running for:
- Best Pop Video
- Best Female Video
- Best Dance Video
- Best Choreography In A Video
For more info on the awards, follow the link below. And if you've somehow forgotten the Dirrty video, you can watch it again below!...
|Can't Hold Us Down full video - Jul 27, 2003|
|The fourth single from Christina's stomping second album Stripped will be with us soon, featuring Lil'Kim on guest vocals...|
The video for Can't Hold Us Down reunites Christina with acclaimed director David LaChappelle and is already the number one requested video in the US on MTV's TRL.
It sees a street style dance-off between Christina and Lil'Kim's ladies and the local rudeboys; Christina's kept the black hair she sported in Fighter, but this is a much more colourful outing - not least the bright pink teeny top+shorts ensemble she's wearing!
Christina is currently touring America with ...
|Best female? - Jul 01, 2003|
|The Disney Channel Kids Awards voting has just begun for their 2003 awards... |
The ceremony will take place on September 20th, and be broadcast on the channel the next day.
There are several categories to vote in, and Christina has been nominated in the 'Best Female' category.
She's already had 3 big hit singles from her Stripped album, and there's likely to be at least 1 more single before the end of the year....
|NEC Arena Date for Christina Aguilera's Stripped Tour - Apr 25, 2003|
|Tickets have today gone on sale for chart-topping international superstar, Christina Aguilera who kicks off her UK tour at The NEC Arena on Saturday 25 October. |
Following number one UK chart success with the raunchy Dirrty and the stunning ballad Beautiful, Christina’s debut concert in Birmingham will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of the year.
Fighter will be the third single released from Christina’s acclaimed double platinum album Stripped, which has sold over six million copies worldwide. The single is released on 2 June.
Speaking about her forthcoming UK tour Christina said “I ...
|Second Date Announced for Christina Aguilera at The NEC Arena - May 16, 2003|
|Due to phenomenal public demand Christina Aguilera will wow NEC Arena crowds for two nights later on this year, as tickets are now on sale for an additional date. The international artist will perform on Saturday 25 October and new date, Friday 7 November. |
2003 is already proving to be a landmark year for Christina Aguilera. Next month she releases the 3rd single from her acclaimed double platinum album Stripped when Fighter is released on 2 June. The album, which has sold over 6 million worldwide, already features two UK number one singles, Dirrty and Beautiful.
Christina kicks off a massi...
|Justin and Christina tour on hold - Aug 11, 2003|
|Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera have been forced to halt their US tour after part of their stage set collapsed.|
Sound, lighting, video and staging equipment worth about £625,000 crashed to the floor before a show in Atlantic City on Saturday.
They weren't there at the time and nobody was badly hurt but promoters say they're not sure if they'll be able to complete the tour....
|Accident Halts Justin And Christina – Tour In Jeopardy - Aug 11, 2003|
|Saturday's (August 9) show at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall starring Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera was abruptly canceled Saturday afternoon when an accident occurred while the crews were setting up inside the venue.|
Apparently, just after noon, the gigantic steel lighting rig that was being raised came crashing down as about 30 crew members ran for safety. However, authorities say three crew members were injured and were taken to the nearby Atlantic City Medical Center for treatment of cuts and bruises.
Federal, state and local officials were immediately summoned to start an inv...
|Justin & Christina CD Available Exclusively At Target - Jul 02, 2003|
|A new track by Justin Timberlake called "Why, When, How" and a new track by Christina Aguilera called "That's What Love Can Do" are featured on Justin & Christina--a new CD currently available exclusively at Target stores.|
The CD also includes two remixed tracks from each of the artists. Aguilera offers "Beautiful" and "Fighter" remixes and Timberlake contributes "Rock Your Body" and "Cry Me A River" remixes.
Timberlake, currently with Aguilera on their Justified & Stripped tour, told LAUNCH that recently he's learned to app...
|Christina Aguilera Blasts Her Old Songs - Jun 09, 2003|
|Christina Aguilera, who kicked off her co-headlining tour, Justified & Stripped, with Justin Timberlake last week, is blasting some of the songs that made her famous. She told the British magazine, Top Of The Pops, that she didn't believe in many of the songs she used to sing. She said the music on her second album, Stripped, is a lot more personal and represents the real Christina more than her earlier material ever did.|
"I come from a huge teen-pop phenomenon, which I think at the time was in a really poor state," she told TOTP magazine. "It wasn't about lyrics that were ...
|Justin Timberlake & Christina Aguilera Kick Off Tour - Jun 04, 2003|
|Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera's Justified & Stripped tour kicks off at the America West Arena in Phoenix, Arizona on Wednesday (June 4). Timberlake said that by joining forces with Aguilera he hopes to change the perception of teen pop music.|
"You know even though this was her second album, and this was my first album I think we were kind of at similar places in our career where we wanted to break the mold of what people looked at as teen pop and move into a different direction,” Timberlake said. “And so I think those couple of things added up to why I thought it was cool ...
|The Black Eyed Peas Join Christina Aguilera & Justin Timberlake Tour - May 16, 2003|
|The Black Eyed Peas will be heading out on the road with Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera for the entirety of their Justified & Stripped tour. The 45-concert arena tour kicks off at the America West Arena in Phoenix, Arizona on June 4 and will wrap August 24 in St. Paul, Minnesota.|
The Black Eyed Peas are now a foursome with the recent addition of female vocalist Fergie. In addition to its opening duties on the Justified & Stripped tour, the Black Eyed Peas will be playing their own headlining club dates throughout the tour.
The band is on the road in support of its new album...
|Christina Aguilera On Her Mature New Look - May 08, 2003|
|Christina Aguilera recently dyed her hair black because she believes that it give her a more mature look, she said.|
Aguilera told BBC's Radio One, "I did about everything I possibly could I think with the blonde for the past few years between styles and experimenting with other colors combined. So I was just like, 'You know what? I'm just ready to go totally different.'"
She added, "I had been wanting to go extreme color-wise for a long time. And I'm so happy with it too. It's where I'm at in my life more right now. It's a little darker and more mature and grown up."
|Christina Aguilera Auctions Off Concert Tickets For Charity - May 06, 2003|
|Christina Aguilera has teamed up with the website stubhub.com for a charity auction in which fans can bid on tickets for her upcoming Justified And Stripped tour with Justin Timberlake.|
Proceeds from the ticket auction will benefit the Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh.
Aguilera said, "I want people to understand how important it is to provide a safe place for battered women to seek help."
Fans can bid on packages that include two front-row concert tickets, backstage passes, an autographed photo, the double platinum Stripped album, and the opportunity to meet the si...
|Christina Aguilera To Receive GLAAD Honor - Apr 25, 2003|
|Christina Aguilera will be honored by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) on Saturday (April 26), as part of the organization's 14th Annual Media Awards. Aguilera is being recognized for her "Beautiful" video which features a cross dressing man and a homosexual kiss. The 14th Annual GLAAD Media Awards ceremony takes place at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles.|
The GLAAD Media Awards honor individuals and projects in the media and entertainment industries for their fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communi...
|Christina Aguilera's 'Fighter' Featured In NBA Playoff Video - Mar 27, 2003|
|Christina Aguilera's "Fighter," the third single from her multiplatinum album, Stripped, is featured in the new NBA Playoffs "Love It Live" video. The 90-second clip will debut on April 6 during the ABC telecast of the Washington Wizards vs. Boston Celtics game. Produced by NBA Entertainment, the short video will be at the forefront of the NBA's 2003 "Love It Live" campaign.|
The video was shot at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and it highlights Aguilera's preparation for her performance on center court. The camera trails her as she makes her way from the lock...
|Christina Aguilera To Perform On 'Saturday Night Live' - Mar 15, 2003|
|Christina Aguilera will be the musical guest on NBC's Saturday Night Live on Saturday (March 15). She will perform her hit single "Beautiful," and her new single "Fighter."|
"Fighter" is the third single from Aguilera's 2002 album, Stripped. It was the most-added track at CHR/Pop radio this week, followed by Justin Timberlake's "Rock Your Body," according to Radio & Records. Aguilera and Timberlake will kick off their Justified & Stripped tour in Phoenix on June 4th....
|Christina Aguilera Video Recognized By Gay & Lesbian Alliance - Mar 07, 2003|
|Christina Aguilera will be presented with a special award for her music video "Beautiful" at the 14th Annual GLAAD Media Awards ceremony at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles on April 26.|
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is recognizing the singer for using gay and transgender images in the clip directed by Jonas Ackerlund (Madonna).
"I am delighted to be honored by GLAAD for the 'Beautiful' music video," Aguilera said. "The song 'Beautiful' is about being or feeling unaccepted for merely being yourself, yet knowing through any hardships, we are...
|Christina Aguilera Hired As Italian Versace Face - Mar 06, 2003|
|Christina Aguilera is the new face of Versace's Italian label. Aguilera will appear in a print and television campaign wearing Versace clothing as the new spokesmodel for the brand.|
Before witnessing the Versace fashion show in Italy on Tuesday (March 4), the "Beautiful" singer told Reuters, "This is a whole new world for me, so that's very exciting."...
|Justin Timberlake/Christina Aguilera Tour Dates Announced - Feb 21, 2003|
|Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera's Justified And Stripped tour will launch June 4 at the America West Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. The North American outing will take the pair on a 45-date summer trek before wrapping on August 24 in St. Paul, Minnesota.|
Timberlake's first tour as a solo artist is in support of his double-platinum solo debut, Justified. The album entered at Number Two on the Billboard 200 in November, and it has spawned the hit singles "Cry Me A River" and "Like I Love You." The third single from the set, "Rock Your Body," will be released t...
|Justin Timberlake & Christina Aguilera Get 'Justified And Stripped' - Feb 13, 2003|
|Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera's co-headlining summer tour, dubbed Justified And Stripped, will kick off June 4 and visit 45 arenas in major cities across North America. The tour, named after the pair's respective 2002 albums, will stop in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, and Boston, among other cities.|
Aguilera said, "I'm so excited to be touring again and to be on stage performing for my fans. That's what makes it all worthwhile for me. I'm really looking forward to working with Justin. We are going to put on an unbelievable show. Get ready. This ...
|Christina Aguilera Speaks To '20/20' - Feb 11, 2003|
|Pop temptress Christina Aguilera will be featured on this Friday's (February 14) episode of 20/20. ABC is hyping the segment online with the tag, "Real, raw, and ready to reveal it all!"|
During her sit-down interview with Christopher Cuomo, the singer discusses her music, family, and the persistent cries from critics that her image sets a bad example for today's youth. LAUNCH asked Aguilera to comment on her sexuality, and she said, "You know, when I'm on stage, I do come across as a bit sexual sometimes--in the way that I dance, maybe move my hips, or whatever--but it's all ab...
|Justin Timberlake And Christina Aguilera To Tour Together? - Jan 16, 2003|
|Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera will head out on tour together this summer if final negotiations for the trek go as planned. "They are in discussions, but nothing's confirmed yet," Timberlake's Jive Records publicist told us on Wednesday (January 15).|
|Aguilera & Timberlake Headlining NBA Read To Achieve Event - Jan 16, 2003|
|Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake will headline the NBA All-Star Read To Achieve Celebration on February 8 at 12 p.m. ET at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. B2K and LL Cool J will also perform at the event, which will be simulcast on 12 different networks, including ABC, TNT, Nickelodeon, BET, Telemundo, and the Disney Channel, among others.|
The event is a celebration of reading and a highlight of the NBA's Read To Achieve program--the centerpiece of the league's community-relations efforts. The initiative promotes the value of reading and online literacy, and encourages f...
|Christina Aguilera Explains Motivation For 'Stripped' - Jan 14, 2003|
|Christina Aguilera is nominated for a Grammy Award for best pop collaboration with vocals for her work with Redman on "Dirrty," the debut single from her sophomore RCA Records album, Stripped.|
"This album really allowed me to express a lot of my inner self that hasn't been seen before, but it's me, plain old me, just 'stripped' of hype, glossiness, fakeness," Aguilera explained.
The best pop collaboration with vocals category is reserved for a collaborative performance by artists that do not normally perform together. Others nominated in the category include India.Arie an...
|Christina Aguilera 'Dirrty' On Top Of LAUNCH Video List For 2002 - Dec 28, 2002|
|Christina Aguilera's video for her hit "Dirrty" cleaned up on the list of LAUNCH's most-watched videos for 2002.|
Aguilera's clip for the song featured on her Stripped album is ranked at Number One, with Nelly and Kelly Rowland of Destiny's Child at Number Two with their video duet, "Dilemma." At Number Three is Aguilera's former feuding foil, Eminem and "Without Me"; while Canadian Avril Lavigne's debut song, "Complicated" is at Number Four. Britney Spears's "Overprotected" at Number Five.
The top 10 for the year is filled out by Ashanti's &...
|Christina Aguilera Too Risque For Brit Morning TV Viewers - Dec 05, 2002|
|Recent raunchy television performances from Christina Aguilera and Australian television soap star Holly Vallance on the British TV music show CD:UK resulted in a barrage of complaints from offended viewers. |
The popular program, broadcast on Saturday mornings, has a large teen and pre-teen audience, whose parents found the gyrations and explicit moves of the two pop tarts much "too suggestive" for the time period, according to Britain's Independent Television Commission.
Despite the protests, the show was not found in breach of the program code by the TV regulators. An official re...
|Christina Aguilera's 'Dirrty' Heading To Stores With Live 'Baby' - Oct 24, 2002|
|Christina Aguilera's hit song "Dirrty," arrives in stores December 10 as a commercial single with a live bonus track. The single will feature "Dirrty" and an acoustic version of her 2000 hit "Come On Over Baby," which she performed on her MTV special Stripped In NYC.|
Aguilera's latest radio single from her Stripped album is the ballad "Beautiful," currently Number 39 in its second week on the Billboard Hot 100.
Aguilera also appears on the cover of the December issue of Maxim magazine with the Hollywood burlesque dance act the Pussycat Dolls. The pop ...
|Eminem's '8 Mile' Soundtrack Tops Christina & Nirvana - Nov 06, 2002|
|The soundtrack to Eminem's film, 8 Mile, beat new releases from Christina Aguilera and Nirvana to debut at Number One on the Billboard 200 album chart.|
|Alicia Keys & Christina Aguilera Team For 'Impossible' Recording - Jun 27, 2002|
|Alicia Keys performs on "Impossible," a new song that may be featured on Christina Aguilera's still-to-be titled upcoming album. According to a spokesperson at RCA Records, the song was co-written by Keys and Aguilera, and recorded during sessions at New York's Electric Lady studios last month, with the Crucial Keys team of Keys and her partner, Kerry Brothers, producing. |
Set for release later this year, the new album will be Aguilera's official follow-up to her 1999 self-titled debut; though she's also released a holiday album, My Kind Of Christmas, a Spanish album Mi Reflejo, and...
|Christina Aguilera's Management Repudiates Sex-Tape Rumors - Jan 08, 2002|
|Persistent rumors that sexually explicit videos and photos of pop superstar Christina Aguilera are available on the Internet have infuriated the singer's management team, which has posted a statement on the singer's official website (christina-a.com) shooting down all such claims.|
"It has recently come to our attention that certain pornographic websites are posting sexually explicit photographs and video footage on the Internet fraudulently representing that it is Christina," the statement reads. "The video clips advertised on the websites are of a woman with blonde hair shown ...
|Christina Aguilera Wins Latin Grammy But Is Too Sick To Host Event - Oct 30, 2001|
|Christina Aguilera was awarded her first Latin Grammy Award, but was too ill to attend the Tuesday (October 30) morning event, which she was also supposed to co-host.|
The pop star was honored in the category of best female pop vocal album for her release, Mi Reflejo. It was the first of 19 awards handed out at the winners' announcement for the 2nd Annual Latin Grammy Awards, which took place at the Conga Room nightclub in Los Angeles.
Co-host Jimmy Smits accepted the award on behalf of Aguilera. "Unfortunately Christina's got the flu," he said. "She's at a hotel, like, a mile...
|Christina Aguilera Statement About Terrorist Attacks On America - Sep 19, 2001|
|Pop singer Christina Aguilera's mother Shelly Kearns has issued a statement on behalf of her daughter and the entire Aguilera/Kearns family regarding the September 11 terrorist attacks on America. The message from Aguilera's mother reads:|
"There are no words to describe how heartsick Christina and I and the rest of our family is over this nation's tragedy. We would like to express our deepest support and sympathy for those who have lost loved ones in this horrific event. To those still looking, we are praying everyday for you all and hope beyond hope that you will be reunited with your l...
|Christina Aguilera To Co-host Latin Grammy Awards - Sep 04, 2001|
|Christina Aguilera and Jimmy Smits will be the co-hosts for the second annual Latin Grammy Awards on September 11. At the event, Aguilera is nominated for record of the year for "Pero Me Acuerdo De Ti," and best female pop vocal album for Mi Reflejo. Emmy Award-winning actor Smits returns after a stint as co-host at last year's first Latin Grammy Awards. In addition, Marc Anthony and Destiny's Child will perform with the previously announced Alejandro Sanz, according to Michael Greene, the president and CEO of the Recording Academy and the Latin Recording Academy.|
Other previously a...
|Christina Aguilera's 'Just Be Free' Out August 21 - Aug 06, 2001|
|Just Be Free, a collection of early demos Christina Aguilera made when she was just 14 and 15 years old, will be released by New York-based Warlock Records on August 21. Aguilera settled a legal battle with the label in July, clearing the way for the release of the set, which was recorded shortly before her multiplatinum, self-titled RCA album. Aguilera co-wrote the 12 tracks on Just Be Free, which was produced by Bob Allecca and Michael Brown, and it will retail for $17.98.|
Adam Levy, president of Warlock Records, said in a statement, "We are very excited that Christina's fans will fina...
|Juanes Naps Six Latin Grammy Noms, Aguilera Gets Two - Jul 17, 2001|
|Both Juanes and Sanz will vie for record of the year against teen pop singer Christina Aguilera, Colombian rockers Aterciopelados, and Brazilian superstar Gilberto Gil.|
|Christina Aguilera Sues To Block Release Of Early Demos - May 23, 2001|
|Christina Aguilera has filed a breach of contract and unfair-competition suit against Warlock Records, affiliates Platinum Recording Group (PRG Records) and JFB Music, and former producers Michael Brown and Robert Allecca in an effort to block the June 19 release of Just Be Free, a collection of her early demo recordings.|
The suit, filed Friday (May 18) in the district court for the Central District of California, alleges that Aguilera's former producers made a deal with Warlock Records and Platinum Recording Group for the distribution of Just Be Free. It claims that the recordings, which wer...
|Christina Aguilera's 'What A Girl Wants' Picks Up Award - May 17, 2001|
|Songwriter Shelly Peiken, who co-wrote Christina Aguilera's chart-topping single "What A Girl Wants" with Guy Roche, was honored on Tuesday (May 15) when the performing rights organization BMI saluted the writers and publishers of the year's 50 most performed songs at the 49th BMI Pop Awards.|
Peiken told LAUNCH at the event that the track was not even originally intended for Aguilera, but she eventually got her hands on it with the help of producer, arranger, musician, and veteran A&R executive Ron Fair, who discovered and signed Aguilera for RCA Records. "We weren't thinki...
|Christina Aguilera's Coca-Cola Commercial To Air Next Week - May 11, 2001|
|Christina Aguilera's first commercial in support of Coca-Cola's 2001 summer promotion will debut next week in the U.S. The spot features a young man named Teddy, who wins the chance to visit Aguilera's music-video set. Unfortunately, he can't seem to keep from passing out each time he encounters the superstar singer. He faints when he arrives by limo and she's there to greet him, when she winks at him during rehearsal, and when she checks up on him at the snack table. At the end of the spot, however, he brags, "I think she might be in love with me." |
Aguilera said of the commercial,...
|Aguilera & Spears--The New Faces Of Soda-Pop - Mar 29, 2001|
|Britney Spears may be Pepsi's new teen queen, but a spokesperson for Coca-Cola Company tells LAUNCH that the Atlanta-based soft-drink giant has inked a deal with a teen queen of its very own: Christina Aguilera.|
Negotiations had been in the works for quite some time to have Aguilera sign on as a spokesperson for Coke in the U.S. when it was officially announced that Spears signed with Pepsi in February. Spears's first Pepsi TV commercial debuted during the Academy Awards telecast on Sunday (March 25), and Pepsi is also sponsoring her upcoming tour.
Coke signed a deal with Aguilera last year,...
|Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya and Pink Cover 'Lady Marmalade' For 'Moulin Rouge' - Feb 19, 2001|
|Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya, and Pink have recorded a cover of the Patti LaBelle classic "Lady Marmalade," which will be featured in the upcoming 20th Century Fox film Moulin Rouge. "Lady Marmalade" was produced by Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott and Rockwilder, and it will be the first single from the upcoming soundtrack to be released by Interscope Records on April 24. |
The soundtrack also includes Beck's version of David Bowie's "Diamond Dogs" produced by Timbaland (Jay Z, Aaliyah), Fatboy Slim's "You Can-Can," Valeria's dance cover of De...
|Christina Aguilera, Faith Hill & Others Added To Grammy Performers List - Feb 05, 2001|
|Christina Aguilera, Faith Hill, Nnenna Freelon, and Take 6 will join previously announced performers Madonna, U2, Destiny's Child, 'N Sync, Brad Paisley, and Dolly Parton at the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards. The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and will air live on CBS February 21 beginning at 8 p.m. ET.|
|Ricky Martin To Record Duet With Christina Aguilera - Dec 12, 2000|
|Ricky Martin is recording a duet with Christina Aguilera, "Nobody Wants To Be Lonely," according to Martin's Sony Music label. The track will be the second single released from Martin's new album, Sound Loaded, and will be produced by Walter Afanasieff. Martin will also record a solo Spanish version of the song, as well as a new mix of the album version of the track to be produced by Desmond Child. A music video featuring the Martin/Aguilera duet is also currently in the works.|
Aguilera bowed out of a scheduled online chat and left the following message to her fans: "To all my ...
|Christina Aguilera, Dancers, Crew Get Viral Infection & Cancel Performances - Oct 27, 2000|
|Christina Aguilera, her dancers, and various members of her crew contracted a "serious flu" after the singer wrapped up her U.S. headlining tour with a sold-out concert at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu on Saturday (October 23), reports her record label, RCA. Aguilera and company were unable to leave Honolulu as planned and were forced to cancel scheduled performances on Live With Regis Thursday (October 26), a radio show in Chicago on Friday (October 27), and a Disney Channel/Time Warner event Saturday (October 28) in New York's Times Square. |
The statement from RCA was issued...
|Christina Aguilera And BBMak To Perform At Disney Channel Concert In New York - Oct 26, 2000|
|Christina Aguilera and British trio BBMak will perform at a special invitation-only Disney Channel concert event in New York City's Times Square on Saturday (October 28). The show is a celebration of Disney Channel's move to Time Warner Cable's Standard Service on November 1.|
Anne Sweeney, president of ABC Cable Networks Group and president of Disney Channel Worldwide, said of the concert occasion, "Disney Channel has had a long history with Christina, from her years as a Mousketeer on Disney Channel's New Mickey Mouse Club to a recent episode she did for our music series, 2 Hour Tour. M...
|Christina Aguilera And More To Jam At Tiger Jam III - Oct 04, 2000|
|Christina Aguilera, LeAnn Rimes, and Seal are scheduled to provide entertainment for Tiger Jam III, the third annual benefit concert for the Tiger Woods Foundation (TWF) on Saturday (October 7) in Las Vegas.|
|MTV asks Aguilera to tone it down - Jun 30, 2003|
|Christina Aguilera is back to her dirrty ways, and the pop tart's latest attempt to push the envelope is causing quite a stir over at MTV, the New York Post reports.|
The video for "Can't Keep Us Down," shot by celeb photog David La Chappelle, somehow manages to outdo "Dirrty" in terms of bared flesh. So, the cable channel has put the brakes on the video's debut and has ordered La Chappelle to tone it down. Seems MTV was particularly offended by a scene in which Aguilera plays suggestively with a water hose.
Understandably, Aguilera is livid. "She doesn't say that a m...
|Christina Drove Me Wild With Saucy Sex Games on a 4-Posta - Jun 29, 2003|
|A ROCK star pal of Prince Harry has told how he enjoyed all-night baby oil sex romps in a four-poster bed with Christina Aguilera.|
Handsome Darren Hajul, 23, couldn't believe his luck when the gorgeous singer led him to her hotel room after spotting him at Top Of The Pops.
Darren - who partied with Harry, 18, only a few weeks ago in Windsor - told The People: "Christina used me like a sexual plaything but boy, was I willing to be used.
"I've read about her love of sex and men but she's like a rocket in bed - absolutely unstoppable.
"I've had some girls in my time but even Ch...
|She's Karaoke Christina - Jun 29, 2003|
|Robbie Williams and Christina Aguilera are the country's top karaoke idols, according to a new poll.|
They were chosen as the stars with the most enviable singing voices in showbiz.
Asked which male star they most wanted to sound like, Williams came out on top closely followed by arch rival Liam Gallagher.
Aguilera topped the women's poll and pop queen Madonna was runner-up.
The poll of 1,000 people for radio station Century FM revealed that veteran stars like Rod Stewart and Annie Lennox were still popular choices.
They were placed alongside more recent chart acts such as Justin Timberlak...
|Christina Aguilera To Build Hometown Children's Shelter - Oct 04, 2000|
|Christina Aguilera's Christina Aguilera Foundation, which she formed earlier this year, is now planning to build and support a shelter for children in the singer's hometown of Pittsburgh. The shelter will be funded partially by a new BMG Visa card being launched by BMG Entertainment and Capital One. A portion of every BMG Visa transaction will be donated to the Christina Aguilera Foundation--which benefits abused, homeless, or sick children--until January 1, 2001.|
"I'm so pleased to be a part of this program," says Aguilera, "especially because a portion of every BMG Visa trans...
|Christina Aguilera Climbs Every Mountain For 'My Kind Of Christmas' - Sep 29, 2000|
|Christina Aguilera's holiday album My Kind Of Christmas will be released on October 24. The album includes her cover of "Climb Every Mountain," the song that singing nanny Maria (Julie Andrews) made famous in the 1965 film The Sound Of Music. While to some it may seem like an odd song to put on a holiday album, Aguilera recently explained to LAUNCH why The Sound Of Music has special sentimental value to her."My favorite movie happens to be a musical," she said. "I started out singing with The Sound Of Music, so maybe one day I'll play Julie Andrews or something on Broa...|
|Review: Timberlake, Aguilera surprisingly tame - Jun 27, 2003|
|With teen pop officially o-v-e-r, its canniest stars are scrambling to remake themselves before their shimmer fades. Bursting with such career-rejuvenating resolve, Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera, two of the genre’s brightest lights, brought their joint summer tour to a full house at American Airlines Center on Thursday, in what was supposed to be a hotter, more grown-up kind of thing. |
But neither performance came off as even remotely saucy - certainly nothing that would surpass a typical Britney Spears show. In sets that somewhat echoed each other, Ms. Aguilera and Mr. Timberlake ...
|Christina Aguilera's 'Come On Over Baby' Single In Stores Today - Sep 26, 2000|
|Christina Aguilera's new enhanced CD (ECD) single containing a remixed version of "Come On Over Baby" hits stores today (September 26). |
The ECD includes a Spanish version of the track titled "Ven Conmigo," as well as the music video for "Come On Over Baby." The English version of "Come On Over Baby" currently rests at Number Nine on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Aguilera's all-Spanish album, Mi Reflejo, hit Number One on the Billboard Latin 50 chart in its first week of release, mirroring the chart-topping success of her 1999 self-titled debut album. T...
|Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera / June 21, 2003 / Las Vegas (MGM Grand) - Jun 26, 2003|
|Easily one of the hottest tickets of the summer, the Justified & Stripped Tour, co-headlined by Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera, promised to pack a one-two punch. On this night, although Aguilera's voice soared at times, Timberlake was clearly the winner with his impeccable stage presence that kept fans on their feet.|
Aguilera, who followed opener Black Eyed Peas, strutted on stage to the raunchy "Dirrty," the first single off her most recent album, "Stripped," and flaunted her new sexed-up image.
Revamping such familiar hits as "Genie in a Bottle" ...
|Christina Aguilera's Voice Problems Persist, More Dates Canceled - Sep 11, 2000|
|Christina Aguilera has canceled tonight's (September 11) scheduled performance at the GTE Virginia Beach Amphitheater in Virginia. Doctors have advised the singer to rest her vocal cords, according to a statement on her official website.|
"Due to efforts to avoid a lengthy or serious vocal problem, Christina's doctors, concerned that her voice is slightly strained due to her heavy schedule, have asked her to take three days off and rest," the statement read. Refunds are available at the point of purchase according to the venue.
Aguilera was also forced to call off her concert Saturd...
|Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst Says Attraction Inspired Him To Join Christina Aguilera - Sep 10, 2000|
|Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst hopped up on stage with Christina Aguilera at the end of her song "Come On Over (All I Want Is You)" last Thursday (September 7) at the MTV Video Music Awards. Durst admitted the duet was spurred on by one thing. "I guess my attraction to Christina," he said. "That's about it. Nothing else would make me do that."|
Durst was later involved in one of the freakiest moments of the show as Rage Against The Machine bassist Tim C. climbed up on the stage scaffolding and shouted down to the band. He was later arrested by police and sustained a cut...
|Christina Aguilera Misses Two Dates Due To Laryngitis - Sep 05, 2000|
|Christina Aguilera was forced to postpone a concert at the New York State Fair in Syracuse on Sunday (September 3) and cancel a scheduled performance on The Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon on Monday (September 4) after she was diagnosed with laryngitis.|
Her voice has been under a great deal of stress recently "due to her heavy schedule," reports her official website. A new concert date for the New York State Fair will be announced as soon as details are finalized. The rescheduled date is expected to be within the next two weeks, according to a statement issued by...
|Aguilera And 'N Sync To Perform At Latin Grammys - Aug 28, 2000|
|The first annual Latin Grammy Awards has added two of pop's biggest names to its already impressive list of performers. Officials have announced the addition of Christina Aguilera and a duet between the boys of 'N Sync and Son By Four to the performance lineup that already features Jennifer Lopez and Gloria Estefan. Other Latin acts taking the stage at the ceremony include Santana, Ricky Martin, and Marc Anthony. The Latin Grammys will air live on CBS on September 13. |
Not only will Aguilera perform during the telecast, but she's also up for a Grammy in the best female pop vocal performance c...
|Aguilera Records In Spanish For The Fans - Aug 25, 2000|
|As hard as it may seem to believe, Christina Aguilera's self-titled debut album was released one year ago yesterday (August 24, 1999). In that time, the pop star has become a household name, won a Grammy for best new artist, became a concert headliner, and, of course, there was that ugly feud between her and rapper Eminem. Now, the daughter of a Latin-American father is posed to take over the world with her first Spanish-language album, Mi Reflejo, due out September 12. |
LAUNCH asked Aguilera why she chose to record in Spanish before releasing another pop album: "I have a lot of fans out...
|Christina Aguilera Records With New Orleans Legend - Aug 24, 2000|
|Christina Aguilera could just be the busiest teen in show business. The pop singer is currently headlining her first U.S. tour and is scheduled to release not one but two albums this fall.|
Aguilera releases her Spanish-language album titled Mi Reflejo on September 12. Then in November, Aguilera will release a collection of Christmas standards, a set that includes a track with legendary New Orleans musician Dr. John.
LAUNCH asked Aguilera what it was like recording "Merry Christmas Baby" with the celebrated Crescent City piano player. "That was actually one of the most fun son...
|Christina Aguilera Spanish Album 'Mi Reflejo' Due September 12 - Aug 10, 2000|
|Grammy Award-winning best new artist Christina Aguilera will release her BMG U.S. Latin/RCA Spanish-language album titled Mi Reflejo on September 12.|
The first single from the album will most likely be "Ven Conmigo" ("Come On Over"). There are 11 tracks total on the Rudy Perez-produced Latin album, six of which are completely new songs.
Translated tracks on the album include Spanish versions of her hits "Ven Conmigo" ("Come On Over"), "Por Siempre Tu" ("I Turn to You"), "Genio Atrapado" ("Genie In A Bottle"), &qu...
|Christina Aguilera/Eminem Parodist Stands-Up - Aug 01, 2000|
|In his song "The Real Slim Shady," rapper Eminem takes a few cheap shots at pop sensation Christina Aguilera. Weeks after that hit single's release, a new track called "The Real Slim Shady (My Reply)" began making the radio rounds, leading many to believe that it was Aguilera's genuine response to Eminem. Now comes word out of Las Vegas that an unknown musician named Emily Ellis is actually responsible for the song that duped stations on both sides of the Atlantic.|
England's Radio One, along with dozens of outlets worldwide, billed the song as an Aguilera original, with se...
|Christina Aguilera's Mother and Managers Sued - Jul 23, 2000|
|A woman who claims she is Christina Aguilera's former manager has filed a civil lawsuit against the pop teen queen's mother, Shelly Kearns, and her current management team for breach of contract, according to Reuters.|
Ruth Inniss filed the suit in Manhattan Supreme Court on Wednesday (July 19), asking for $2 million from the singer's mother and $5 million from her managers: entertainment lawyer Steven Kurtz, and Normand Kurtz, who runs Dartmouth Records.
In her lawsuit, Inniss claims she and Kearns had an agreement that if Aguilera were to get a recording contract, Inniss would be the singer...
|Christina Aguilera Follows Her Dreams - Jun 27, 2000|
|Christina Aguilera will be featured on a new CD-ROM called Follow Your Dreams, which Simon & Schuster Interactive and Knowledge Adventure will release this fall. The CD-ROM will give the singer's fans a behind-the-scenes look at how she fulfilled her dream of becoming a famous singer, and will encourage fans to identify and realize their own dreams.|
Aguilera recently shared one of her dreams with LAUNCH, telling us she would love to appear on Broadway as Maria, the singing nanny made famous by Julie Andrews in the 1965 film The Sound of Music: "My favorite movie happens to be a music...
|Christina Aguilera To Open Domestic Violence Shelter - Jun 14, 2000|
|Throughout Christina Aguilera's concert tour this summer, the singer will lend her support to the non-profit organization Do Something, which encourages teenagers to get involved in their communities. Aguilera tells LAUNCH that while encouraging her fans to "do something," she will do something to help one lucky community in the U.S.|
"Well, right now we're actually in the process of opening my own shelter for domestic violence/child abuse," Aguilera says. "I'm really getting involved with that: two issues that I feel really strongly about."
Aguilera explains tha...
|Eminem, Christina Aguilera, And 'N Sync... One Happy Family - May 25, 2000|
|Eminem's album The Marshall Mathers LP was released on Tuesday (May 23). The 18-track album is the follow-up to the rapper's 1999 The Slim Shady LP. The first single from Marshall Mathers is "The Real Slim Shady," wherein the rapper offers up a somewhat less-than-flattering name check of both Christina Aguilera and 'N Sync.|
Aguilera's mention in song was inspired in part by an incident earlier this year in which the pop diva revealed publicly that Eminem was married. She also made known her objections to the violent nature of some of the lyrics in his music, and that's when things g...
|Christina Aguilera Back On Her Feet Again - May 16, 2000|
|Christina Aguilera has fully recovered from her bout with the flu and is ready to perform again this week. The singer offered the following message to her fans on her official website at www.christina-a.com: "Christina thanks all her fans for their concern about her health. Christina had a very bad case of the flu and a minor ear infection. She was not able participate in the World Music Awards (May 10) due to her illness. She regrets not being able to participate and perform for her fans at this great event. She has rested and recuperated in Florida the last two weeks and is feeling much...|
|Christina Aguilera, 'I Turn To Flu'? - May 11, 2000|
|Christina Aguilera is currently recovering from a bout with the flu that has developed in a throat-and-ear infection, according to published reports.|
In a statement on the singer's official website (www.christina-a.com), fans were told that the Grammy Award-winning singer will have to miss her scheduled performance at the World Music Awards on the evening of Wednesday (May 10) in Monaco. "Christina will not participate in the World Music Awards due to an ear infection. She regrets not being able to participate and perform for her fans at this great event."
Aguilera's illness has al...
|Christina Aguilera And Backstreet Boys Win Blockbuster Awards - May 10, 2000|
|Cher, Ricky Martin, the Backstreet Boys, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, Enrique Iglesias, and Blink 182 were among the winners in the 23 musical categories at the Sixth Annual Blockbuster Awards Tuesday (May 9) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.|
Aguilera and the Backstreet Boys were honored with two awards each. Aguilera won for favorite new artist - female, and her hit single "Genie In A Bottle," won the award for favorite single. The Backstreet Boys won for favorite group - pop, and fans voted through the official Blockbuster website to give the group's album Millennium t...
|Christina Aguilera Announces 35-City Summer Tour - Apr 27, 2000|
|Christina Aguilera has announced a 35-city summer concert tour with opening act Destiny's Child. The tour kicks off July 31 in Kansas City, Missouri, and wraps it up 11 weeks later in mid-October. Dates and venues for concerts in New Orleans, Houston, Denver, Salt Lake City, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Sacramento, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Phoenix will be announced shortly.|
Tickets for the first several concerts of the 35-city tour -- which co-sponsored by Sears and Levi's -- go on sale May 5. To promote the tour, Sears will feature Aguilera-themed experience areas and merchandise, in...
|Christina Aguilera Spanish Album On The Way - Apr 19, 2000|
|Christina Aguilera is currently recording a Spanish-language album in Miami with producer Rudy Perez. The album is scheduled for release in early September. |
Aguilera's father, Fausto Aguilera, is of Ecuadorian descent, and the singer tells LAUNCH that her Latin heritage has always been a very important part of her life - even more so when her mother remarried. "When I went to Spain, I did feel a connection there," she explains. "It reminds me of my childhood. It is part of who I am. When I was younger, I was almost adopted by my stepdad, and my name was going to be changed - I...
|Eminem To Take On Christina Aguilera - Apr 10, 2000|
|Eminem shocked the world with his controversial major-label debut album, 1999's The Slim Shady LP, but the first single from the forthcoming follow-up is sure to raise more than a few eyebrows. On "Christina," the Dr. Dre protege disses pop singer Christina Aguilera, saying that she is promiscuous, to put it nicely. The Detroit rapper goes on to say that he'd rather have sex with Jennifer Lopez than Aguilera, and even taunts Lopez's boyfriend, Sean "Puffy" Combs in the song. The Marshall Mathers LP is scheduled for release in either late May or early June.|
Aguilera told LA...
|Christina Aguilera To Sing At Pirates Home Opener And On TV - Mar 30, 2000|
|Grammy Award-winner and Pittsburgh native Christina Aguilera will sing the National Anthem at the Pittsburgh Pirates home opener against the Houston Astros at Three Rivers Stadium on April 3. The game is set to start at 7:05 p.m. ET. Aguilera will follow that performance with an April 8 performance of her new single "I Turn To You" on NBC's Saturday Night Live. Then, on April 11, Aguilera will perform the same song on The Rosie O'Donnell Show.Aguilera was the only woman asked to perform at VH1's Men Strike Back concert along with **D'Angelo**, **Sting**, the Backstreet Boys, Enrique ...|
|Christina Aguilera Continues To Fly High After Grammy Win - Feb 29, 2000|
|Christina Aguilera is still flying high after winning the best new artist Grammy at the 42nd annual Grammy Awards (LAUNCH, 2/23). Aguilera tells LAUNCH that with the list of impressive nominees in the best new artist category -- which included Macy Gray, Kid Rock, Britney Spears, and Susan Tedeschi -- she was preparing to smile and gracefully accept defeat at the ceremony.|
"I was just shocked out of my mind because I was just at that moment getting ready to put on my happy-even-though-I'm-a-loser face," she says. "So, when they announced my name, I was completely, like, 'Did I ...
|Christina Aguilera Wins Best New Artist - Feb 24, 2000|
|The competition was fierce, but Christina Aguilera walked away with the best new artist award at the Grammys last night. The other nominees in the category included Britney Spears, Macy Gray, Kid Rock, and Susan Tedeschi.|
Many speculated prior to the telecast that Macy Gray would win the Grammy, but Aguilera won the best new artist award on the strength of one chart-topping single.
Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, and Sarah McLachlan presented the honor to Aguilera who was shocked to receive the honor. "Oh my God, you guys, I seriously do not have a speech prepared whatsoever because I t...
|Christina Aguilera Honored In Madrid, Spain - Feb 11, 2000|
|Christina Aguilera was presented with a platinum album commemorating sales of more than 8 million copies of her self-titled debut album in Madrid, Spain yesterday (Feb. 10). Her hit single "What A Girl Wants" currently sits at No. 1 on the Spanish singles chart.|
Aguilera has already recorded "Genio Atrapado" -- the Spanish version of "Genie in a Bottle" -- but the singer tells LAUNCH that she is still gathering material for a full length Spanish album. "We're getting the material together right now. We're going to start recording probably around April… to re...
|Christina Aguilera The Actress? - Feb 08, 2000|
|Christina Aguilera is definitely interested in appearing in a feature film, but the singer wants to make sure that she selects the right role before making a move to the big screen.|
LAUNCH asked Aguilera what she would consider the perfect role. "I'm not quite sure," she said. "Something a little bit quirky, a little offbeat I would hope for. 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."
Aguilera has done her share of acting and performing on televi...
|Christina Aguilera Gets All Dolled Up - Feb 04, 2000|
|Fans of Christina Aguilera can hear the singer perform her chart-topping hit single, "Genie in a Bottle," wherever and whenever they want now that two new Christina Aguilera Dolls have arrived on toy store shelves nationwide.|
The first doll is called the Christina Aguilera Singing Doll. Just press the Aguilera doll's belly button to hear her high-quality rendition of "Genie in a Bottle." The Singing Doll is dressed in her denim capri pants and matching denim jacket, and runs on four small batteries. The doll retails for approximately $34.99.
The other doll is the Christin...
|TLC Tour Cut Short Due To Icy And Snowy Conditions - Feb 02, 2000|
|The TLC tour with opening act Christina Aguilera has come to halt since icy and snowy conditions up and down the East Coast have made moving tour equipment almost impossible. A statement on TLC's official website (www.tlcfanmail.com) reads, "Due to conflicts in scheduling, there are no plans to reschedule the TLC shows for Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, and Ft Lauderdale in the immediate future."|
Meanwhile a statement on Aguilera's official website (www.christina-a.com) reads, "TLC has decided not to reschedule the canceled tour dates with Christina. Christina looks forward ...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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."|
|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 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 ...
|Timberlake, Aguilera Tour Comes To A Halt - Aug 11, 2003|
|The structural failure of a ceiling grid at an Atlantic City, N.J., venue over the weekend may have brought the Justin Timberlake / Christina Aguilera tour to an abrupt end. The incident occurred around 1 p.m. Saturday as the stage was being set up for that night's stop on the pop duo's co-headlining Justified & Stripped trek at the seaside casino town's Boardwalk Hall.|
Damage to the tour's stage as well as lighting, sound and video equipment is estimated at more than $1 million, according to a statement from Timberlake, and forced the postponement of Saturday's show. Tonight's (Aug. 11) ...
|Christina Aguilera: A 'Most Fascinating' Woman And Doll - Dec 15, 1999|
|Christina Aguilera will be honored as one of the 10 most fascinating women of the year in a one-hour CBS television special titled Ladies' Home Journal Women Of The Year, which airs on Jan. 3.|
Aguilera will be featured alongside Jodie Foster, Lisa Kudrow, and seven other women.
The singer celebrates her 19th birthday on Saturday (Dec. 18), and she's now taking a hint from fellow teen singer Britney Spears--there will be a Christina Aguilera collectible doll in stores by Christmas. Her doll will sing her hit single, "Genie In A Bottle."
In other Aguilera news, on Dec. 17 Aguilera w...
|Christina Aguilera Sets Sights On Spanish Album - Oct 13, 1999|
|While Latin artists such as Marc Anthony, Ricky Martin, and Enrique Iglesias are finding success with English-language albums, singer Christina Aguilera is planning on doing just the reverse by setting her sights on a Spanish-language album.|
Aguilera's odds for success in the Latin market appear to be high, based on her sales of her self-titled English-language album. When it was released on Aug. 24, it soared straight to No. 1 with sales of more than 250,000 copies sold in its first week of release.
The 19-year-old singer is currently in the studio working on the album, due early next year ...
|Christina Aguilera Goes To 'Beverly Hills 90210' - Oct 09, 2000|
|Teen pop star Christina Aguilera is set to guest on an upcoming episode of Beverly Hills 90210. On the episode, titled "Let's Eat Cake," Aguilera will sing her No. 1 hit, "Genie In A Bottle," and her latest single, "I Turn To You," at surprise birthday party for Brian Austin Green's David character.|
The episode airs Sept. 15 (8-9 p.m. ET/ PT) on Fox. "I Turn To You," from Aguilera's self-titled debut album, was written by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Diane Warren.
Aguilera, whose album entered the charts at No. 1 last week, began her career at age 1...
|Aguilera 'Bottles' Up The Top Spot - Sep 01, 1999|
|Watch out Britney, there's a new Mousketeer in town, and she means business. New teen phenom and former Mickey Mouse Club member Christina Aguilera is following in Spears's golden footsteps by entering the charts at a cool No. 1 with her self-titled debut, a feat Spears achieved at the beginning of the year with ...Baby One More Time (LAUNCH, 1/21/99).|
Aguilera's "Genie"-fueled debut, which sold over 252,800 copies, won out over another hotly ancipated release this week--Puff Daddy's Forever, which debuted at a close No. 2 for sales of approximately 205,343. These two impressive bow...
|Has Justin Timberlake fallen for another woman? - Aug 11, 2003|
|No, the man we caught on Friday making an early-morning exit from a Manhattan hotel with current squeeze Cameron Diaz is just lip-synching his latest single on the streets of the Meatpacking District yesterday. |
But hours earlier, on Saturday night, the roof came down on Timberlake and Christina Aguilera's concert in Atlantic City as sound and lighting equipment crashed to the floor during setup. The sold-out concert at Boardwalk Hall - part of the pop duo's nationwide "Justified and Stripped" tour - was quickly canceled.
About 30 people who were loading equipment at the hall Satu...
|Lilith Fair: Changes And Secrets - Aug 10, 1999|
|Pop sensation Christina Aguilera has canceled two of her four scheduled dates on the Lilith Fair tour. Replacing her today (Aug. 10) at the Polaris Amphitheater in Columbus, Ohio and Saturday (Aug. 14) at Pine Knob in Detroit is "David Duchovny" singer Bree Sharp, according to Lilith organizers.|
|Christina Aguilera Follows Britney's Trail - Jul 14, 1999|
|It's hard to ignore the similarities between rising star Christina Aguilera, 18, and reigning teen queen Britney Spears, 17. Both have similar physical appearances--blonde hair, a trim physique, and an exposed midriff in their publicity shots. The two teens even have similar backgrounds.|
At the age of eight, Aguilera appeared on the nationally syndicated show Star Search. Spears performed on Star Search when she was 10. At age 12, Aguilera landed a spot on the Orlando-based show The New Mickey Mouse Club, appearing on the along with several other future stars--including Spears, who joined the...
|Justin, Christina's Tour in Trouble - Aug 11, 2003|
|You might say Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera brought the house down on Saturday--a move that's turned out to be anything but good news for fans of the winsome twosome. |
A major accident with the stage equipment at their venue in Atlantic City has temporarily postponed the Justified & Stripped tour with no word on when Timberlake and Aguilera will resume their double bill. The popsters were scheduled to play eight more dates between Monday and August 24.
The show's lighting, sound, video and staging equipment sustained more than $1 million in damage when a large aluminum lig...
|Mishap Cancels Timberlake, Aguilera Show - Aug 11, 2003|
|ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - A sold-out concert by pop stars Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake was canceled when a large aluminum lighting grid collapsed, injuring three workers. |
Federal state and local officials sorted through debris at Boardwalk Hall on Sunday. Valarie McGonigal, the facility's director of marketing, said the cause of the collapse — the second one at the site in three years — had not been determined.
Three stagehands sustained minor injuries when the grid came down around 12:45 p.m. Saturday at the 75-year-old landmark hall. About 30 people were working below the grid...
|Timberlake, Aguilera Show Is Canceled - Aug 11, 2003|
|ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - A sold-out concert by Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake was canceled after sound and lighting equipment fell while being raised to the ceiling. |
About 30 people managed to get out of the way as a large steel rigging structure used to raise the gear buckled and collapsed Saturday, authorities and members of the stage crew said.
Authorities said three people were slightly injured. Two were treated for cuts and bruises.
Neither Aguilera nor Timberlake was in Boardwalk Hall at the time of the accident. It was not immediately known what caused the collapse. Federal...
|Timberlake Tour Accident - Aug 11, 2003|
|The Justin Timberlake/Christina Aguilera US roadshow has ground to a halt after a stage accident.|
The joint 'Justified and Stripped Tour' has been temporarily postponed ahead of a show in Atlantic City at the weekend.
Prior to the Broadwalk Hall date on Saturday (August 9), a stage rig including sound, light and video equipment fell to the floor causing over $1 million of damage
"It's undetermined at this time when the tour will resume," said a statement issued by Timberlake's record label Jive.
"All attempts are being made to finish the tour and revisit postponed dates. Tic...
|E! Original Specials: Christina Aguilera - Aug 2003|
|Show: E! Original Specials: Christina Aguilera |
Episode: E! Original Specials: Christina Aguilera
Network: (ETV) E! Entertainment Television
Date: Monday - August 18, 2003
Time: 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm ET
|Christina's statement on Lisa Lopes - May 2002|
|'I am deeply saddened by the loss of Lisa Lopes. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.'|
|Mandy Moore's Nonblond Ambition - Jul 2003|
|Mandy Moore released her first record, "So Real," in 1999, the world was a blonder place. Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera led the field of cheerily debased female teenage video superstars. And even the Oval Office scandals of the time had the light, bouncy rhythms of a blond cable sitcom — "Sex and the Nation's Capital" — although admittedly one that, being the result of reality and not casting, starred a brunette.|
|Nylon Magazine Article - Jul 2003|
|Christina Aguilera has freckles. You probably never knew this, because she covers them with makeup. "I'm glad you didn't notice them," she says, smiling and gazing into her merlot in a Beverly Hills hotel bar. "I never really like my freckles to show—it's my own thing."|
Freckles aren't the only thing Aguilera's uncomfortable exposing. Talking to her is an elaborate game of bait-and-switch: After every personal revelation—about her abusive childhood, her politics—she dives behind a smokescreen of neat evasions and polite replies. It's what makes her confounding as an artist...
|Christina Takes Control - Jul 19, 2002|
|Christina Takes Control|
Aguilera abandons teen pop on new album
What a girl wants -- it turns out -- is to grow up. And right now, Christina Aguilera is doing just that with a new album she's making on her own terms. "We're in the home stretch," Aguilera says of the fall release as she curls up on a couch inside a Hollywood recording studio. It's late on a Friday night in June, and Aguilera is at work with producer Linda Perry, the hot hand behind Pink's recent hits. Also collaborating with Aguilera are Alicia Keys, Dr. Dre associate Scott Storch, Glen Ballard and Dave Navarro.
|Aguilera's Sister's Art Exhibition - Jul 09, 2002|
|Christina Aguilera's 15-year-old sister Rachel is having 20 of her own paintings exhibited in an art gallery - with a picture of Christina leading the way.|
The young painter is being exhibited at a small gallery near Boston for one month - but gallery owner Michael Bryce thinks Rachel's work shows a great deal of promise - particularly the painting of her sister, which shows Christina in her underwear and stockings, covered by an open jacket.
Bryce says, "You can see her relationship with her sister through her art. The portrait of Christina sitting beside a piano is very striking.&quo...
|Christina Aguilera Gets A Facelift - Jun 2002|
|Christina Aguilera is getting a musical facelift for her next record. Alicia Keys has joined her in the studio and has co-produced the song "Impossible". The Keys penned song is a big change for Aguilera with MTV reporting that Christina's unmistakable voice will be overlapping Alicia's template sound. The song is described as a big piano ballad. The sessions have been taking place at Electric Lady studios in New York. Christina's album is expected in September. Although she has had a Spanish album, a Christmas album and took part in the Lady Marmalade song for Moulin Rouge, the new ...|
|Aguilera Had Guys Eyes Popping Out Of Their Heads - Jul 2002|
|Christina Aguilera's recent appearance on 'Pussycat Dolls' was a subject in the new Globe magazine. An eyewitness tells the tabloid, "Christina stepped out of her red convertible Ferrari dressed head to toe in scanty, porn-queen garb. No one could believe what they were seeing." He added, "She paraded around for a moment and let the crowd have a good, hard look. It was an awesome sight. Everyone's eyes were popping out of their heads." Meanwhile inside, an audience member gushed, "Christina was fabulous! She was absolutely spectacular!"...|
|Popstar Takes Wireless To A New Level - Jun 2002|
|Legend Mobile [previously PTN Media, recently renamed] and Kiloo announced last week an agreement to develop branded versions of Kiloo's award winning mobile game, Popstar. Legend expects to develop separate versions of the game for its licenses with Christina Aguilera and Nelly.|
Popstar, the winner of the Nokia Mobile Challenge, is a Java based game that challenges the user to become a star by meeting the basic needs of a celebrity such as eating and working out. To build fame, the user needs to tour, rehease, and buy better equipment and costumes. The games are targeted to the growing numbe...
|Unconfirmed: 'Fighter' New Single? - Apr 2002|
|"'Fighter" christina aguilera's new single coming out june 18t |
Yes the first single from her forthcoming album "c.a", gonna be "Fighter" and come out in june 18th !!! The wait is finished !!!!! The video gonna be directed by paul hunter"...
|Christina Aguilera & Tobey Maguire Hook Up Twice - Jul 2002|
|US Weekly reports Christina Aguilera and Tobey Maguire hooked up a few more times recently. Tobey threw a 27th birthday party for himself and 500 pals at a home in Hollywood Hills on June 28th, and left for home with Christina in tow. A source revealed, "They walked out holding hands, got in a black SUV, and drove to his place." The pair had been spotted just three days earlier as well. A spy revealed, "They hooked up at [LA's] Deluxe" where they "cuddled for hours."...|
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