less than a year from the day she burst onto the music scene, Christina
Aguilera scored two number one smash hit singles, watched sales of her
debut album surpass the eight million mark, headlined the Super Bowl
Show, performed for President Bill Clinton, and then took home the
for Best New Artist. Not bad for a kid who at that time had not yet
began performing in school talent shows when she was six years old. She
appeared on "Star Search" at the age of eight. At ten she sang the
Anthem for the Pittsburgh Steelers and at twelve, she joined the cast
"The New Mickey Mouse Club."
her rise to stardom was not an easy one: she was taunted and teased by
her classmates who felt she was more show-off than anything. "My
dreams of becoming a recording artist have kept me going."
first breakthrough happened when she was asked to sing “Reflection” for
the soundtrack of the Disney film “Mulan”. After that Christina was
to RCA and she soon released the popular single “Genie in a Bottle”,
stayed atop the charts for five consecutive weeks and rocketed the
to #1 upon its release in August 1999. The follow-up single "What A
Wants" reached the coveted first Billboard Hot 100 #1 slot of 2000 and
helped to push the album into platinum territory six times over. If she
seems in a hurry, she is. Christina has scored two #1 smash hit
watched sales of her RCA debut album surpass the eight million mark
headlined the Super Bowl Half -Time Show, performed for the President,
and took home the Grammy for Best New Artist. "I've
wanted to be a star since I was six or seven," she said.