Christina Maria Aguilera is an American pop singer. She has released seven studio albums, two compilation albums, one EP, one soundtrack album, twenty-five solo singles, four video albums, and thirty-one music videos.
Aguilera first appeared on national television in 1990 as a contestant on the Star Search program, and went on to star in Disney Channel's television series The Mickey Mouse Club from 1993–1994. Aguilera signed to RCA Records after recording "Reflection", the theme song for the animated film Mulan.
In 1999, Aguilera came to prominence following her debut album Christina Aguilera, which featured the singles "Genie in a Bottle", "What a Girl Wants", and "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)". Her sophomore and her debut Latin-pop album, Mi Reflejo, and a Christmas album, My Kind of Christmas, and several collaborations followed which garnered Aguilera worldwide success.
Aguilera would take over creative control for her fourth studio album, Stripped, in 2002. The album's second single, "Beautiful", was a commercial success and helped the album's commercial performance amidst controversy over Aguilera's image. Aguilera followed up Stripped with the soul, jazz and blues inspired, Back to Basics in 2006. The album had three commercially successful singles: "Ain't No Other Man", "Hurt" and "Candyman". Four years later Aguilera released her sixth studio album, Bionic, which incorporated aspects of R&B, electropop, and synthpop.
Aguilera's work has earned her numerous awards and accolades, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, four Grammy Awards and one Latin Grammy Award, amongst seventeen and three nominations respectively. Rolling Stone ranked her number fifty-eight on their list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time, ranking as the youngest and only artist on the list under the age of thirty. She was ranked the 20th Artist of the 2000–09 decade by Billboard and is the second top selling single artist of the 2000s behind Madonna. Aguilera's albums sales are estimated at over 50 million units worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
She released her seventh album, Lotus, in November 2012.