Entertainment Weekly - 8/20-27/99, p.126
"...When Aguilera straddles the crossover-appeal fault line...she delivers giddily delicious radio pop....CHRISTINA still makes a credible bid to be the late-summer soundtrack to romantic rebound." - Rating: B-
Q - 1/00, p.1063 stars out of 5
- "...shows off her pretty, but powerful vocals to suprisingly impressive effect."
Personnel includes: Christina Aguilera (vocals); Jerry Goldsmith (conductor); Carl Sturken, Travon Potts (various instruments); John Goux, Bruce Watson, Tim Pierce, Michael Thompson, Anthony Mazza, Ali Boudris (guitar); Heather Holley (piano); Robin Thicke, Pro J. (keyboards, synthesizer, bass, drums); Robert Hoffman (keyboards, bass, drum programming); David Frank, Steve Kipner (keyboards, drums); Ron Harris, Paul Rein, Kris Kellow (keyboards, drum programming); Ron Fair (keyboards); John Glaser (Moog synthsizer); Matt Laug (tambourine); Johan Aberg, Eric Anest (drum programming); Guy Roche (programming); Shelly Peiken, Sue Ann Carwell, Evan Rogers (background vocals).
Producers include: David Frank, Steve Kipner, Guy Roche, Ron Harris, Aaron Zigman.
Engineers include: David Frank, Steve Kipner, Mario Luccy.
"Genie In A Bottle" was nominated for the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
"What A Girl Wants" was nominated for the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
Personnel includes: Madonna (vocals, guitar); Missy Elliott, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears (vocals); Mirwais Ahmadzai (guitar, programming, background vocals).
Personnel: Christina Aguilera (vocals, background vocals); Ali Boudris, Anthony Mazza, Michael Thompson , Tim Pierce, John Goux, Bruce Watson (guitar); Chakdaddy, E. Dawk, Gary Grant, Joel Peskin, Rick Baptist (horns); Ron Fair (piano, harpsichord, keyboards); Heather Holley (piano); Thicke (keyboards, synthesizer, bass guitar, drums); Dave Frank, David Frank, Steve Kipner (keyboards, drums); Khris Kellow (keyboards, programming, drum programming); Paul Rein (keyboards, programming); Robert Hoffman (keyboards, drum programming); John Glaser (Moog synthesizer); Matt Laug (tambourine); Airiq Anest (programming, drum programming); Johan 'berg, Guy Roche, Ron Harris (programming); Evan Rogers, Shelly Peiken, Sue Ann Carwell (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Tim Lauber; Dave Pensado; Dave Way; Jeff Griffin ; Mick Guzauski; Peter Mokran; Rob Chiarelli; Thicke; Tommy Vicari.
Unknown Contributor Role: Chad Wolfinabarger.
Arrangers: Christina Aguilera; Dave Frank; David Frank; Guy Roche; Aaron Zigman; Khris Kellow; Matthew Wilder; Ron Fair; Sherree Ford-Payne; Steve Kipner; Travon Potts; Brock Walsh.
Christina Aguilera rocketed to the top of the charts with the smash hit "Genie in a Bottle" from this self-titled debut and placed herself among a leading generation of young, multi-talented pop artists. Like fellow performers Britney Spears, J.C. and Justin of 'N Sync, and actress Keri Russell, who stars in the TV show Felicity, Aguilera is a graduate of the New Mickey Mouse Club television program.
Songs such as "What a Girl Wants" with its guitar-driven melody, and the soulful gospel strain of "So Emotional" show Christina Aguilera's polish. Some of the other tracks that stand out are the powerful "I Turn to You," which was written by Diane Warren; "Reflection," which was produced by Matthew Wilder; and the dance floor mover "Love Will Find a Way," from hit makers Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers.