Christina Aguileraby Christina Aguilera
Since Christina Aguilera is the third and last of the New Mickey Mouse Club alumni to hit the charts in the mid-'90s -- following two members of 'N Sync and Britney Spears -- it's easy for cynical observers to assume that she was the lesser of the three talents since she arrived last after everyone scaled the charts. That's not the case at all. If anything, Aguilera is the best of the three, blessed with a rich voice that's given the material it deserves. Her eponymous debut remains firmly within the teen-oriented dance-pop genre, but unlike Spears' album, this is done right. The songwriting is strong -- the ballads are engaging, the dance numbers are catchy -- the production is clean and uncluttered, letting Aguilera's voice take the foreground. Most impressively, she not only has charisma, she can actually sing, bringing conviction to these love and heartbreak songs. So, Christina Aguilera may be lightweight, but it's lightweight in the best possible sense -- breezy, fun, engaging, and enjoyable on each repeated listen. Out of the deluge of teen-pop albums in 1999, this feels like the best of the lot.
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Performance CreditsChristina Aguilera Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Jerry Goldsmith Conductor
Steve Kipner Drums,Keyboards
Evan Rogers Background Vocals
Rick Baptist Horn
Ron Fair Piano,Harpsichord,Keyboards
David Frank Drums,Keyboards
John Goux Guitar
Gary Grant Horn
Ron Harris Keyboards
Khris Kellow Keyboards
Shelly Peiken Background Vocals
Joel Peskin Horn
Tim Pierce Guitar
Travon Potts Musician
Carl Sturken Musician
Bruce Watson Guitar
Matt Laug Tambourine
Ali Boudris Guitar
Robert Hoffman Bass,Keyboards
Heather Holley Piano
Robin Thicke Synthesizer,Drums,Bass Guitar,Keyboards
Anthony Mazza Guitar
Pro J Synthesizer,Drums,Bass Guitar,Keyboards
Celebrity Status Keyboards
Michael Thompson Guitar
Sue Ann Arwell Background Vocals
Technical CreditsMatthew Wilder Composer
Steve Kipner Arranger,Composer,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements
Tom Snow Composer
Evan Rogers Composer,Producer
Franne Golde Composer
Paul Arnold Engineer
Ron Fair Arranger,Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
David Frank Arranger,Composer,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements
Dan Garcia Engineer
Ron Harris Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Phil Kaffel Engineer
Khris Kellow Arranger,Producer,drum programming
Doc Little Engineer
Shelly Peiken Composer
Steve Porcaro Synthesizer Arrangements
Travon Potts Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Guy Roche Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer
Carl Sturken Composer,Producer
Brock Walsh Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Diane Warren Composer,Executive Producer
Aaron Zigman Orchestral Arrangements
David Zippel Composer
Ray Cham Composer
Michael C. Ross Engineer
Sean Mosher-Smith Art Direction
Pamela Sheyne Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Chaka Blackmon Composer
Ali Boudris Engineer
Christina Aguilera Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Robert Hoffman Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Johan Åberg Composer
James Ryan Freeland Engineer
Mike Hatzinger Engineer
Heather Holley Composer
Paul Rein Composer
Robin Thicke Composer
Nick Cucci Artist Development,Marketing
Mario Luccy Engineer
Celebrity Status Arranger,Programming,Producer
Eric Anest drum programming
Mathew Wilder Arranger,Producer
Sheree Ford-Payne Vocal Arrangements
"Famous" Dave Nash Recording Assistant
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THIS YOUNG WOMAN HAS A VOICE TO DIE FOR. LOOK OUT BRITNEY SPEARS, MANDY MOORE AND JESSICA SIMPSON. CHRISTINA IS DEFINITELY THE ONE TO WATCH RIGHT NOW. SHE IS UP FOR TWO OR THREE GRAMMYS THIS YEAR AND SHE IS SO DESERVING OF THEM ALL. SHE HAS A FANTASTIC VOICE AND SHE SINGS FROM THE DEPTH OF HER SOUL. YOU CAN REALLY FEEL THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE SINGER AND THE MEANING OF THE SONG. KEEP IT UP GIRL!!!!!!
She is too beautiful for words. I love she very much.
Christina Aguilera is one of the best non-christian singers out there. She has a much better voice than Britney Spears and uses it in the best way. She is also not as sexy as britney and that makes this a good CD for chidren.
The reason why i dont like her music as much is because im a guy so i dont like it as much, it still is ok though
Even my friends like her!!
Keep up the good work.You're the first girl,or white girl that had a beauiful voice. I can't afford your CD or CD's yet,but when I get money in my hands, I will. I can't say I'm your #1 fan, but I love you and your songs. Sincerely, Baby Blue
Christina kicks!!! Her music is so awesome and her messages are totally cool. This CD is a must have and I think everyone should have a copy!!!
I am an ''old lady'' who really appreciates the beautiful music this beautiful young lady puts out. She is melodic, has good vocal quality, has a blessed range of awesome octaves. I hope she will keep her head on straight in spite of all the tinsel of tinseltown so that she may mature into a diva of songs and last for her lifetime. God Bless!!
I love this album.Christina has a great voice.She has great songs.I think she is very talented but I don't think she's better than Britney.
Christina Aguilera - Very good album and congratulations for the Grammy! Viva la musica latina and americana!
This is a wonderful album! Christina has an amazing voice. I loved all the songs! :)
Christina Aguilera's voice is throwing people head over heels with her #1 single Genie in a bottle from her debut album Christina Aguilera. Buy it now , when you still have a chance. Its flying off shelves like a bee off a flower. When you get buy this album You might fing that you haven't really heard music till her voice was heard. She also has a very tight compition with former Mickey MOUSE Cluber Britney Spears with her debut album Baby One More Time with tracks including baby one more time, crazy sometimes etc. So I encourage any one to buy this cd. And you'll find out she is a genie in a bottle!!Avalibe where ever compact discs are sold.
Ms. christina aguilera's CD is truly amazing! she is really talented for composing her songs. the music's great, and the words are touching. i have to say, this is one of her best CD's!
Christina is a awsome singer.She has a lot of soul in her music.Even my mom likes her,so you know she is good! I love her music better than any of those other (new) voices.MAN I WOULD LOVE TO MEET HER. SHE IS MY INSIRATION.
great song (genie in a bottle)!!
I don't have this CD but I'm hoping I'll get it for Christmas!! I put this CD on the ''top wants'' on my Christmas List!! CHRISTINA ROCKS!!!
I used to like britney spears but now britney is like so last year it is all Christina now!!!
Christina has a melodious voice, she is great. i love to listen her songs when displays in the tv or audio. She is simply the best, i hope she will have a great future. Thank you
I think this c.d. was wonderful but because of the lyrics are kind of provocative! I am a Christina fan but I hope her lyrics are mor clean (the bad songs are 'Genie in a bottle' and 'When you put you hands on me)
I really like Christina Aguleria's music but I don't think her voice fits the songs. I do like Britney Spears Better but Christina is pretty good
I don't what lead me to listening to this CD, but I can say that it's terrific. My 2 favorites are 'Genie in a Bottle' and 'What a Girl Wants'
She has a fantastic voice, and cool catchy songs(except for Somebody's Somebody and Obvious, I didn't like those.), and has a nice personality, too. If you like pop, R&B, or rock, Christina has it all!
Christina is the real deal! She is hot AND can sing! WOW! She is going to be the next diva as long as she doesn't do anything stupid with her life. She has an amazing voice and can do anything she wants with it.
Well I think christina is really good......Better than BRitney Spears.....Britney sounds so squeeky !Christina is the best
I THINK CHRISTINA IS VERY TALENTED. I LOVE HER VOICE.