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Christina Aguilera--Biography of 'The Voice' Judge

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Christina Aguilera former judge on The Voice
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Reality TV Credentials:

Christina María Aguilera (born December 18, 1980) was a judge and coach on the NBC singing competition The Voice for the first three seasons.

Professional Background:

Christina Aguilera is a recording artist and pop star who has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, has won five Grammy Awards, landed on the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart with four No. 1 singles and has had three top five albums.

Aguilera has collaborated with numerous artists, including Herbie Hancock, Andrea Bocelli, Tony Bennett, Sir Elton John, The Rolling Stones and was featured on the No. 1 single "Moves Like Jagger" with fellow Voice coach Adam Levine's band Maroon 5.

After Aguilera got her big break in 1992 on Star Search, she appeared on the Disney Channel's The New Mickey Mouse Club. She later had a song, "Reflection," featured on the Disney movie Mulan, which led to a recording contract with RCA and the release of her self-titled debut album in 1999.

That album reached No. 1 after producing hit singles like "Genie in a Bottle" (which broke records worldwide, dominating charts for five weeks) and "What a Girl Wants." Aguilera followed that success the next year with Mi Reflejo a Spanish-language version of her debut, and then My Kind of Christmas.

With her role on the hit single, "Lady Marmalade" and her album Stripped Aguilera transformed from teen idol to international superstar. She has continued to dominate charts with albums like Back to Basics and Bionic.

Other Accomplishments:

In November 2010, Aquilera starred in her first feature film Burlesque with Cher and Dancing With the Stars' pro dancer Julianne Hough.

Aquilera earned a Golden Globe nomination for her original song, "Bound to You," which she co-wrote and performed on Burlesque. She has won numerous awards over the years, awarded everything from Sexiest Teen Idol, Best International Female Singer, Best International Album and Best Female Artist. At the time, Aguilera was also the only artist under 30 to make Rolling Stone Magazine's list of the 100 greatest singers of all time. On November 15, 2010, Aguilera received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In 2007, Aguilera launched a fragrance line of perfumes with names like "Inspire" and "By Night" and "Royal Desire."

Aguilera had a brief cameo in the comedy Get Him to the Greek, and appeared as a guest judge on Project Runway Season Six. She appeared as herself on Entourage season seven.

Activism:

In 2009, Aguilera became a spokesperson for the World Hunger Relief effort to benefit the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and other hunger relief agencies and has helped to raise a record-breaking $22.5 million in donations. For that work, she has been named an Ambassador to the United Nations.

Aguilera is also deeply committed to the fight against AIDS and has participated in the AIDS Project Los Angeles' Artists Against AIDS effort. In 2004, as the face of MAC cosmetic company Aquilera became the spokesperson for the MAC AIDS Fund. Later she became involved with Youth AIDS and ALDO.

When she was married in 2005, Aquilera donated all of her wedding gifts in support of Hurricane Katrina victims. Aguilera is also involved in the Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh for battered women and children.

Personal Life:

Christina Aguilera began dating music marketing executive Jordan Bratman in 2002 and they married on November 19, 2005. In January 2008, Aguilera gave birth to the couple's son Max Liron Bratman. Aquilera and Bratman were divorced on April 15, 2011.

In January 2007, Aguilera was named the 19th richest woman in entertainment by Forbes magazine, which calculated her net worth at the time at $60 million.

During the filming of Burlesque Aguilera began dating musician and production assistant, Matt Rutler. In March 2011, Aguilera was picked up for public intoxication, while Rutler was arrested for DWI. All charges were later dropped.

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