Christina Aguilera: A Biography

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Christina Aguilera appeared on Star Search when she was eight years old and hasn't stopped performing since. Christina Aguilera: A Biography traces the life and career of this exceptional performer, looking also at the historical, political, and philosophical influences that have affected and motivated her. Readers will learn about the little girl who used music to drown the horrors of domestic abuse, about the young television star who wowed audiences with a voice that spanned four octaves, and, of course, about...

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Overview

Christina Aguilera appeared on Star Search when she was eight years old and hasn't stopped performing since. Christina Aguilera: A Biography traces the life and career of this exceptional performer, looking also at the historical, political, and philosophical influences that have affected and motivated her. Readers will learn about the little girl who used music to drown the horrors of domestic abuse, about the young television star who wowed audiences with a voice that spanned four octaves, and, of course, about the wildly successful artist of today.

Offering a complete and balanced portrayal, the book begins with Aguilera's childhood and ends with her current activities. It discusses early influences on her music, her father's role in fostering her interests, her evolution from squeaky-clean singer to sexy siren, and her maturation as a performer. In addition, readers will learn about her many awards and accomplishments, her generosity, and the importance of Latin culture to her work.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313383182
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/16/2010
  • Series: Greenwood Biographies Series
  • Pages: 143
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 3.30 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword vii

Preface ix

Introduction xi

Timeline: Events in the Life of Christina Aguilera xvii

Chapter 1 Beginnings 1

Chapter 2 From Whence She Came 13

Chapter 3 The Mouse That Roared 25

Chapter 4 Becoming Good Christina 39

Chapter 5 Becoming Bad X-tina 53

Chapter 6 Back to Basics 71

Chapter 7 Finding True Love 85

Chapter 8 Motherhood 97

Chapter 9 What's Ahead? 113

Appendix: Awards 129

Further Reading 139

Index 141

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