The famous celebrity, Christina Aguilera whose full name is Christina María Aguilera, was born in December 1980 as an American actress and recording artist. Her birthplace is Staten Island, NY, and her parents are Fausto Wagner Aguilera, a former US Army sergeant, and Shelly Fidler Loraine, a Spanish teacher.
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Christina Aguilera’s Vocal Range & Singing Voice
Vocal Range of Christina Aguilera is between Bb2 – G#5 – C#7 (D7) with the voice type of Lyric Mezzo-Soprano (4 octaves, two notes).
She is in control of a deft and handy voice which is mostly known for having a mind-boggling melisma, edgy and slides belts. She is capable of switching between the vocal ranges smoothly and swiftly while having the ability to control and hold the notes for longer timeframes. Sometimes, she holds her notes without any vibrato as she did in the songs. Be that as it may, when she chooses to include it, she supports a non-customary; stop/begin strategy and a wavering jaw to make the impact.
Her voice is very flexible and adaptible into various genres, such as, Blues, Hip-Hop, Rock, Jazz, R&B, Gospel, and Pop. The mid-range can be delicate or profound and is where her voice is so powerful. Notes sang with a more open throat epecially singing in the studio. The head voice can be brilliant and penetrating or thick and breezy.
At the midrange, it reflects her real speaking voice, without any affectations included. This usually leads from the raspy lower register with a pure, light, ladylike sound, and also an incredible expressive lyrical quality, as she did so in a song “Birds of Prey.” But still, by moving the larynx out of the neutral position, it is completely feasible to go up against the thicker and deep tone related with the Diva’s low belting range, as she did in the song “Prima Donna.”
Her belted notes texture can be varied. Her mid-ranged belts are frequently full and substantial and have a nasal arrangement and a relatively full sound. A throaty edge sound is often heard, as her voice rises a course, because of the larynx pulling up to make the coveted sound. This unpleasantness can be dispensed, and a steadier and a clean tone can be delivered, by dealing with the equilibrium of chests and heads voice.
She is capable of controlling the head voice so well which extends up to whistle or shriek register area. These kinds of notes are normally hoarsely, sweeter and lighter, and has airy, vaporous and falsetto like traits. This timbre is not fit for crescendos because the volume sustains respectably delicate. However, she can solidify tone to make it keen and sharp. (Contrast: incisive/airy tone). Any style she adopts, she can intricate the quick melisma and can effectively hop into it from any portion of the range.
When she reached the notes A4 and reliably around C5, turn out to be exceptionally constrained, coarse and throaty; which shows the awful position of the larynx. Her whistle or shriek notes are quite shrieks/whistles and are frequently a brilliant falsetto. This could be her masterful decision; however, it may likewise be one of poor strategy.
Mostly, she hits the higher notes with the head voice but not in the mix. The lower notes periodically lose lucidity and clarity. Above a C5, the higher, coarser chest notes have a tendency to be constrained, pulled and unhealthy with undesirable results. They additionally need dependability in light of this method, possibly prompting the voice cracking.
How Christina Aguilera Started Her Singing Career?
Christina is known for being a soul singer with blue eyes, and popularly recognized as the voice of the current generation. She was placed on top of 100 Top Pop Vocalists in COVE’s list scoring 50/50, and became 5th among the 22 Greatest Voices of MTV. In a recent interview with Dion, she gave a comment that Christina is perhaps the best vocalist that she can find in the world today.
The Rolling Stone magazine ranked Christina Aguilera as number 58 in their list of 100 All-Time Greatest Singers, and the youngest among the singers on the list. Her 1st appearance in the national TV way back 1990 was as a participant in the famous Star Search program. Then, she continued playing a role in Disney Channel’s TV series entitled The Mickey Mouse Club in the years 1993 and 1994.
After her recording of the theme song intended for the movie film Mulan, entitled Reflection in 1998, Christina signed a contract with RCA Records. In the year1999, she was catapulted to fame after the release of her debut album which became a commercial success. It spawned a total of 3 number 1 singles in the list of Billboard’s Hot 100.
These are the Genie in a Bottle, Come On Over Baby, and What a Girl Wants. Sometime later, Christina Aguilera’s Latin pop album entitled Mi Reflejo was released in 2001 along with several collaborations that followed. These provided Christina with great success in her music career worldwide.
However, in spite of these achievements, she was dissatisfied with the kind of input that she was receiving in her professional career as well as on her image. In 2002, after deciding to part from the company managing her career, she took over the control of her 2nd studio album entitled Stripped. Her 2nd single album, Beautiful, came out to be a commercial hit despite the prevailing controversy over her personal image.
After the release of her record named Stripped, Christina Aguilera followed it with Back to Basics in 2006. This album incorporated the elements of soul, blues and jazz music, and became the subject of positive critical acclaim. Apart from being famous for her image, vocal ability, and music videos, she adds some themes in dealing with the public concerning her childhood, along with the power of female in her music.
Aside from dedicating herself in music, she also allocated enough time for charitable activities as a philanthropist, human rights advocacy and global issues. In 2010, she produced her movie debut in the category of musical Burlesque, which made her a Golden Globe nominee for singing the Best Original Song.
Christina Aguilera’s excellent performance in music has earned her a great number of accolades and awards including 4 Grammy Awards, a Latin Grammy Award, and Hollywood Walk of Fame, among others.