Christina Aguilera has been a household name for a long time. As a child she was known as the ‘little girl with the big voice’, and joined the Mickey Mouse Club in 1993, with co-stars such as Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Keri Russell, and Ryan Gosling. She recorded her first single All I Wanna Do at the age of fourteen, and signed with RCA Records in 1998.
In August 1999, her first album was released, including hits such as Genie in a Bottle, What a Girl Wants, and Come on Over Baby. The album catapulted her into the limelight and sold over twelve million copies worldwide and resulted in Christina winning a Grammy Award for Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards in 2000.
In 2001, Christina was chosen, along with Lil' Kim, Mýa, and Pink, to remake Lady Marmalade for the film Moulin Rouge!. The song was the most successful airplay-only single in history, reaching number one in eleven countries and winning a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.
However, Christina was unhappy with her pop image and her musical direction, so in October 2002 she released her second album, which featured a broader range of music styles, including rhythm and blues, gospel, soul, balladry, pop rock, and hip hop. She began to create a new, raunchier image, with her hit single Dirrty adequately portraying this.
In 2002, Christina began dating music marketing executive Jordan Bratman. They dated for three years until Jordan proposed in 2005, and the pair were married November 19 later that same year. Aguilera and Bratman gave birth to their first child on January 12, 2008, naming him Max Liron Bratman.