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!!!!!!
CHRISTINA AGUILERA HAS A WONDERFUL VOICE AND A GREAT STYLE. SHES FOR REAL. SHE SINGS WITH ALOT OF EMPHASIS. SHES GONNA BE A SUPERSTAR.
I love Genie in a bottle. There is so much hype about this Spears girl, when Christina should be getting the attention. She is a far better singer and to be quite honest, she's a lot better looking.
i think that christina aguilera is one of the best pop artists that there are out there. she has a great voice with awesome lyrics that pertain to my life right now
I THINK CHRISTINA IS VERY TALENTED. I LOVE HER VOICE.
I love Christina her music isn't to calm but not to Jumpy either so I enjoy listening to her music
Evey one says i look just like her and that is how i started listening to her, i think she is very talanted.
CHRISTINA HAS SOUL AND EMOTIONS WHEN SHE SINGS AND BRITANY IS ALL FAKE GIRL!!!! FOR REAL!!!
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!!!
this album has such beautiful songs on it. christina also has such a strong voice that does not sound squeaky or fake like some other artist's voices. i think everyone should own this cd.
her past hits was blazin, she has a different style........she is a mixture of mariah and whitney......she is blazin....she sings real good...shes a good dancer...and shes so damn cute........i think she is a good performer...she did real good on apollo i think she
I think this cd is great, and it is better than britney spears ( just about anything is ), but Christina Aguilera is turning into all of the other so-called pop princesses. As soon as What A Girl Wants came out, she started wearing trashy clothes and looking way too made up. She doesn't have too many upbeat songs on her cd and some of the songs really suck. I bought it the day it came out, but I probably wouldn't buy it now.
I believe Christina has the most wicked set of pipes that any young artist these days has come out with...ie Britney Spears, Mandy Moore. She has a real style and wonderful taste...Go girl!!
I got the chance to see Christina in concert in Anaheim,Ca with TLC and all of the tracks she sang from her album were the bomb!! Her dance moves are so awesome. Don't we all wish we could dance like her.
No one can beat her....voice is so sexy,cute,soft......there is no word to say about her...she is top to all....
I like Christina Aguilera cause she enspires me to sing when I grow up I just want everybody to know that she is a great singer.
This was such a good c.d. One where all the songs are good to loisten to.
I think that Christina is the best female pop artist of her time! She has an awesome voice and I can't stop listening to the CD! I can't wait until she puts out a new CD!
I think that Christina deserves 5 stars because she has an immaculant voice, and I love her dance moves.
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.
She has a wonderful voice and has the dance moves to elaborate her talent. She is a wonderful role model for young teens ,because she shows teens how anyone can do what they dream of if they put their mind to it. And if I ever had the chance, I would love to meet her! :-)(-:
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.
she can really sing and she can dance a little bit. although she could of done better, this was still a good cd.
I think that Christina Aguilera has made great sucess! She is very talented and has a great voice!!! Keep on going, Christina!!!
You can't even compare Britny to her. She is the real thing