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Christina Aguilera first pleased audiences as a member of 'The Mickey Mouse Club,' co-starring alongside future stars Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Ryan Gosling. In 1999, Aguilera's voice came to prominence with the song 'Genie in a Bottle,' off of the stars self-titled debut album, which also featured the hits 'What a Girl Wants' and 'Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You).'
Looking to break from her bubblegum-pop roots, Aguilera released the album 'Stripped' in 2001, featuring the songs 'Dirrty' and 'Beautiful' with a more provocative image for the star. Aguilera followed three more studio albums, including 2006's double album 'Back to Basics,' 2010's 'Bionic' and 2012's 'Lotus.' In 2010, Aguilera also starred in and contributed songs to the film 'Burlesque,' co-starring music icon Cher.
Aguilera married music marketing executive Jordan Bratman in February 2005 and welcomed a son, Max, in January 2008. The couple divorced in 2010. Following some personal and professional struggles, Aguilera, regarded as one of music's greatest vocalists, joined the coaching panel of NBC's singing competition series 'The Voice' in 2011, to critical and ratings success. She has served as a coach for four of its five seasons, alongside CeeLo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.
(Pictured: Left -- Christina Aguilera appears at the VH1 Men Strike Back concert in New York City on April 11, 1999.
Right -- Christina Aguilera appears at a party for NBC's 'The Voice' on Nov. 7, 2013.)
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