Christina Aguilera
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Christina Aguilera

My kind of xmas

December 18, 1980: Christina Maria Aguilera is born
1982-1985: Lives in Texas, Japan, New Jersey with Christina's dad, a military man and mom Shelly

June 6, 1986: Rachel Aguilera (sister) is born

1986: Begins performing at local talents shows and winning first prize each time

1988: Appears on the national US TV show 'Star Search,' and although she does not win, she keeps her head up high and looks upon the perfomance as a learning experience

1990: Invited to sing the National Anthem for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins

1992: Having begun performing in school talent shows at the age of six and appeared on the US national television show 'Star Search' aged eight, at 12 Christina joins the cast of 'The New Mickey Mouse Club', appearing on the Orlando-based show, along with future stars Britney Spears and JC and Justin of 'N Sync. She remains with the show for two years.

1994: At age 14, she ventures overseas to enhance her training. While in Japan, she records a hit duet with one of that country's most famous pop stars, Keizo Nakanishi. Aguilera's success continues overseas, with appearances in a number of high-profile music events as well as a tour.

April 30, 1996: Michael Kearns (brother) is born

January 1998: She records demos and begins shopping for a record deal

February 1998: Christina records the song 'Reflection' for the soundtrack of Disney's animated film 'Mulan'. The film makers had needed someone 'who could hit a high E above middle C,' she later says. She submitted a tape recorded in her living room singing to a karaoke backing of Whitney Houston's 'I Wanna Run to You.' Within a day of Disney executives receiving it, she is in an Los Angeles studio recording the song. In the same week she signs with RCA.

June 1998: The film 'Mulan' premieres and 'Reflection' is released as a single, with Christina performing it live on 'CBS This Morning' and 'The Donny and Marie Show'. The track goes on to win a Golden Globe Nomination for Best Original Song In A Motion Picture.

June 1999: Performs 'I Turn to You' with Tevin Campbell at the 1999 ALMA Awards in her first prime-time TV appearance

August 1999: The single 'Genie In A Bottle' is released and goes to US No. 1

August 1999: Her debut album, simply entitled 'Christina Aguilera', is released in America, utilising the talents of a number of different writers and producers. It will eventually go eight times platinum in the US.

August 1999: CD debuts at No.1 on Billboard Chart, outselling Puff Daddy's 'Forever' by 50,000 copies.

August 1999: Hits the stage with Lilith Fair

September 1999: Travels to Hong Kong for a press conference and showcase

October 1999: The single 'Genie In A Bottle' is released in the UK and debuts at No. 1

October 1999: The debut album 'Christina Aguilera' is released in the UK

October 1999: DVD and home video 'Genie Gets Her Wish' is released

December 1999: 'Genie In A Bottle' wins a highly prestigious Ivor Novello songwriting award in the UK

December 1999: The single 'What A Girl Wants' is released in America and becomes the first US No. 1 single of 2000

December 1999: The single 'The Christmas Song' is released - the highest charting version of the song ever!

December 1999: Christina was been given the honor of being chosen to perform for the President of the United States for Christmas! She sang 'The Christmas Song,' as well as others, and performed a duet with B.B.King and Jewel. The special aired on December 12th, and was called 'Christmas In Washington.' It took place at the National Gallery.

January 2000: Performs 'I Turn To You' and 'What A Girl Wants' at American Music Awards

January 2000: Christina was chosen one of 'Ladies' Home Journal's Women of the Year!' She was featured on a one-hour television special on CBS, along with Aretha Franklin, Susan Sarandon, Jody Foster, and six others.

January 2000: Christina duets with Enrique Iglesias at the Super Bowl Half-Time Show. Also on the bill are Phil Collins and Toni Braxton

January 2000: Nominated for two Grammys as Best New Artist and for Best Female Pop Vocal performance.

February 2000: Christina wins a Grammy for Best New Artist. 'It was an incredible shock for me. I was completely unprepared,' she later says. 'My album had been out the least amount of time compared to everyone else, so I thought there was no way I'd win. I was overwhelmed, shocked and overjoyed all at the same time.

February 2000: 'What A Girl Wants' is released in the UK and reaches No. 2

March 2000: Travels to Taiwan for a press conference and showcase to celebrate her Grammy win

April 2000: Christina performs on 'Saturday Night Live' (episode wins an Emmy)

April 2000: Sole female performer alongside Backstreet Boys, Sting, and others on VH1's 'Men Strike Back'

May 2000: Christina takes home two awards for Favorite New Female Artist and Favorite Single for 'Genie In A Bottle.' at the 2000 Blockbuster Awards

May 2000: Christina's song 'Genie in a Bottle,' written by Steve Kipner and David Frank, and Pam Sheyne is named International Hit of the Year at ASCAP Awards

May 2000: Christina Aguilera's song 'Genie in a Bottle,' written by Steve Kipner and David Frank, and Pam Sheyne is named International Hit of the Year at the Ivor Novello Awards.

May 2000: Performs at Greenbrier High School prom of freshman Colin Shaprio, the winner of the 'Prom Of Your Life' contest sponsored by Proctor & Gamble

June 2000: Christina undertakes a US summer tour, co-sponsored by Sears and Levi's

July 2000: 'I Turn To You', penned by noted hit-maker Diane Warren, is released as a single in the UK. It peaks at US No. 3.

August 2000: Admits that she is in love with her dancer Jorge Santos

August 2000: Christina Aguilera comes in on top with 'What A Girl Wants' on the VH1 Countdown

August 2000: Christina Aguilera records the theme song for Coca-Cola's new ad campaign in the US and South America. The song 'Ven Conmigo' is featured in Coca-Cola ads in Latin America.

September 2000: Christina's 'Saturday Night Live' episode hosted by Christopher Walken wins an Emmy for 'Best Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video for a Series'

September 2000: Christina performs at the MTV awards where she has five nominations for Best Female Video, Best Pop Video, Best New Artist, Viewers' Choice and Best Choreography

September 2000: She releases the Spanish-language album 'Mi Reflejo' in America and it peaks at US number 27, an almost unprecedented placing for a non-English-language album. 'I've always been proud of my Ecuadorian heritage. Recording a Spanish album and working with a great producer like Rudy Perez gives me a chance to explore my Latin side,' she says.

September 2000: Performed at first Annual Latin Grammys. Nominated for the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance category for her single 'Genio Atrapado.'

October 2000: Her fourth single, 'Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)' is released in Britain. It enters the UK charts at number 8, having spent four weeks at US No. 1.

October 2000: She releases the seasonal album 'My Kind Of Christmas,' and it enters the US chart at number 38. The album features a 70-piece orchestra, a duet with Dr. John on 'Merry Christmas Baby' and several other seasonal-type songs given an R and B edge.

November 2000: Christina is awarded the inaugural Starlight Award honoring a young performer who has made an outstanding humanitarian contribution.

December 2000: Prime-time ABC Special 'My Reflection' broadcasts on TV

January 2001: 'My Kind Of Christmas' certified platinum

March 2001: Collaborates with Ricky Martin on 'Nobody Wants To Be Lonely' that peaks at number 11 on Billboard charts, and becomes a worldwide international hit

April 2001: Collaborates with Pink, Mya & Lil' Kim in a remake version of 'Lady Marmalade' found in the 'Moulin Rouge' original soundtrack. Track produced by Missy Elliott

April 2001: Wins two Blockbuster Awards 2001 for Favorite Female Artist of the Year and Favorite Latin Album of the Year

May 2001: Performs 'Nobody Wants To Be Lonely' with Ricky Martin and wins World's Best Selling Latin Female Artist at the 2001 World Music Awards in Monaco

May 2001: Becomes a Coca-Cola spokesman and commercial debuts on TV

May 2001: Shelly Peiken who wrote 'What A Girl Wants' is honored when the performing rights organization BMI salutes the writers and publishers of the year's 50 most performed songs at the 49th BMI Pop Awards

May 2001: Makes the list of Irish America Magazine's 'Top 100 Irish In America'

May 2001: Lady Marmalade hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100! This marks Christina's 4th #1 on the Hot 100.

June 2001: Releases 'My Reflection' on DVD and VHS

June 2001: Performs 'Lady Marmalade' at MTV Movie Awards with Lil' Kim, Mya and Pink

June 2001: Performs 'Lady Marmalade' at Wango Tango in LA

June 2001: Attends the Radio & Records Convention and performs 'At Last' with Ron Fair

June 2001: Attends the BET awards and pays tribute to Whitney Houston by singing 'Run To You'

July 2001: The nominees for the 2001 Latin Grammy Awards are announced in Florida. Christina is nominated in two categories: 'Record Of The Year' for 'Pero Me Acuerdo De Ti,' and for 'Best Female Pop Vocal Album' for 'Mi Reflejo.'

July 2001: 'Lady Marmalade' is nominated for 6 MTV Video Music Awards: Best Video of the Year, Best Dance Video, Best Pop Video, Best Video from a Film, Best Choreography in a Video, and Best Art Direction in a Video. This gives Christina a career total of eleven nominations for the VMAs.

August 2001: Christina, Mya, Lil' Kim and Pink win their first award together as a quartet at the third annual Teen Choice Awards for 'Choice Song of the Summer.'

August 2001: The outfits Christina wore on the cover of her self-titled debut album and at the 2000 Grammy Awards are to be exhibited at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Entitled 'On The Charts", the exhibit focuses on the teen pop phenomenon.

August 2001: 'Lady Marmalade' is nominated for Best Dance Clip of The Year for 2001 Billboard Music Video Award. Paul Hunter, the director for the clip is also been nominated for Director of The Year.

August 2001: 'Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)' gets nominated for Best Choreography in a Music Video for Tina Landon in the 2001 American Choreography Awards

September 2001: Christina is asked to co-host the Second Annual Latin Grammy Awards with Jimmy Smits, but the ceremony is cancelled because of September 11 events in New York City, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania

September 2001: 'Lady Marmalade' wins Best Video Of The Year and Best Video From A Film at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards. This is the first MTV VMA win for Christina, Pink and Mya.

September 2001: Christina Aguilera's Spanish-language collection 'Mi Reflejo' earns gold (100,000 U.S. copies shipped), platinum (200,000), and triple-platinum (600,000) honors under the RIAA's 'Los Premios de Oro y Platino' program

September 2001: Christina appears on the all-star remake of the 1971 Marvin Gaye classic 'What's Going On.' 50% of its proceeds will go to the United Way's September 11th Fund and 50% to the AIDS relief effort which includes the Global AIDS Alliance, among others.

September 2001: 'Lady Marmalade' is nominated for Best Song in the 2001 MTV Europe Awards


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