How much is Christina Aguilera worth?
|Net Worth:||$175 Million
|Date of Birth:||December 18, 1980|
|Country:||United States of America|
You’ve probably caught this former Mouseketeer getting down and dirty for her music videos and boldly going where no other class of ’99 pop star has gone before.
Who Is Christina Aguilera
When it came to the crop of late 1990s pop tarts, Christina ‘Xtina’ Aguilera broke the mold. A petite girl with a larger than life voice, she overcame a troubled childhood to rule the pop charts on her own terms. After her initial success, she broke away from the manufactured, squeaky-clean image her handlers devised for her and engineered her own boldly provocative style.
We calculate Christina Aguilera’s net worth is up to about $175 million dollars, as of 2020.
All She Wants To Do
An “army brat” born to an Ecuadorian father and an Irish mother, Christina showed aptitude for singing as a child. Despite problems at home—her father was abusive to her mother and they eventually divorced—Christina pursued her musical ambitions. She appeared on Star Search at the age of eight performing ‘Sunday Kind of Love,’ but didn’t win.
Christina soon joined Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake on The New Mickey Mouse Club and a year later, at the age of 14, she recorded her first hit song, ‘All I Wanna Do,’ a duet with Japanese pop star Keizo Nakanishi. But her big break in the States didn’t come until 1998 when was chosen to sing ‘Reflection’ on the soundtrack for the Disney animated film Mulan.
Battling With The Best Of Them
She really came into her own when the first video for her self-titled debut album appeared on MTV in 1999. ‘Genie in a Bottle’ seemed to ride on the coattails of Britney’s successful ‘…Baby One More Time,’ but Christina’s star soon was shining on its own. Shocking everyone, including herself, Aguilera beat out the frontrunner Spears to win Best New Artist at the 2000 Grammy Awards. Embracing the Ricky Martin Latin music craze, she followed up with a Spanish-language album, Mi Reflejo, in 2000 that went on to win a Latin Grammy Award.
A high-profile recording alongside Pink, Mya and Lil’ Kim for the remake of ‘Lady Marmalade’ soon followed, and Christina warbled her way into a full-blown sensation. Christina, now reinventing herself as Xtina, was putting the kibosh on her bright-eyed, innocent blond image with a new flamboyant style that she showcased in the music video for the single.
From Squeaky Clean To Dirrty
Stripped, an ambitious double album produced by Scott Storch, completed the transition in 2002. The cover, showing a barefoot Aguilera in jeans and long braided hair covering her bare chest, put an abrupt end to the teen dream image. The album showcased ballads like ‘Beautiful,’ the sexy Latin rhythms of ‘Infatuation,’ the rock-influenced ‘Fighter’ and the X-rated ‘Dirrty,’ a lustful, hip-hop dance track with a dirty video to match.
She spent the next few years on a successful world tour with Justin Timberlake, a solo tour and reinventing her image yet again from biker chick to classy pinup before releasing Back to Basics in 2006. Reflecting her new aesthetic, the album was heavily influenced by jazz and blues from the 20s, 30s and 40s. It didn’t cater to the mainstream audience she had targeted for so long, and although the singles ‘Candyman’ and ‘Ain’t No Other Man’ received moderate airplay, the mega-success of Stripped and her first album eluded her.
From Genius Bottles To Baby Bottles
In 2005, Christina settled down and married longtime boyfriend, music exec Jordan Bratman, in Napa Valley, California. Their son Max was born on January 12, 2008. Christina, who had become notorious for stirring controversy, settled into the role of a wife and mother and fell off the radar.
She tried to make a comeback in 2010 with the album Bionic, but it was released to a lukewarm reception from both critics and fans. Even an over-sexualized video for ‘Not Myself Tonight’ failed to ignite chart action. She postponed her planned world tour, opting instead to film Burlesque, her first feature film role alongside Cher and Kristen Bell.
As for her personal life, Aguilera and Brat reportedly separated after 5 years of marriage. She has since been in a relationship with Matthew Rutler since 2010.
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