=Introduction= Christina María Aguilera is an American pop singer, songwriter, and producer.
She was signed to RCA Records after recording “Reflection” for the film Mulan.
The second single, “Beautiful” was of commercial success and sustained the album’s sales.
Aguilera’s third studio album Back to Basics (2006) included elements of soul, jazz, and blues music.
After parting from her management, Aguilera took creative control over her second studio album Stripped (2002), which received mixed reviews and produced substantial sales.
The overtly sexual image Aguilera displayed during the promotion of the album became the subject of intense criticism and ridicule.
People remarked that the then ten-year-old “sounded 20”.
She also cites the musical The Sound of Music as an early inspiration for singing and performing.
Mainly produced by DJ Premier, it was released to strong sales and positive critical reception.
Aside from being known for her vocal ability, musically she includes themes of dealing with public scrutiny, her childhood, and female empowerment.
She later wrote about her difficult childhood in the songs “I’m OK” in Stripped and “Oh Mother” in Back to Basics.
Although her father has written to Aguilera, she has ruled out any chance to reunite with him.