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Christina Maria Aguilera, 18 December 1980, Staten Island, New York, USA. Aguilera was one of several US teen pop stars to rise to huge popular acclaim in the late 90s. Of Irish and Ecuadorian descent, her mother played violin and piano professionally while her fathers position in the military resulted in the family travelling extensively around the world. Finally settling in Wexford, Pittsburgh, Aguilera began performing at school talent shows, before making her first professional appearance at the age of eight on the nationally syndicated Star Search show. When she was 10 she sang the national anthem for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates. She joined [ Walt ] Disneys Mickey Mouse Club at the age of 12, appearing alongside future pop stars JC Chasez and Justin Timberlake of *NSYNC, and Britney Spears. Aguilera spent two years with the Mickey Mouse Club before moving to Japan to record All I Wanna Do, a hit duet with local pop star Keizo...