Archive | May 1, 2001
Christina makes 2001 list of Irish America Magazine's
'Top 100 Irish In America'
There are girls who scream at the sight
of a mouse, and then there are girls who count the little rodents
among their best friends.
Christina Aguilera might not be mad
about mice in general, but she must be feeling more than a little
kindly disposed towards one particular mouse - the guy they call
After all, it was on the New Mickey Mouse
Club television show that Christina, then only 12, got
her first big break.
Now the former Mouseketeer is up there with
the best of them, singing her heart out alongside such teen faves
as Britney Spears and 'N Sync.
In June of 1999, her self-titled debut album
was released, selling millions of copies worldwide and garnering
her a Grammy Award in 2000 as the Best New Artist.
She followed that up with a Spanish-language
album titled 'Mi Reflejo' and 'My Kind of Christmas,'
a collection of holiday favorites.
Yes, teen pop stars are a dime a dozen these
days, but Christina has already marked herself out among
'Aguilera has always boasted the
most powerful and distinctive voice of the current adolescent wave.
She's the one current teen star who seems built to last,' raved
the New York Daily News.
The Boston Globe reckons she was
born to the stage, while the Minneapolis Star Tribune wrote,
'She has the best voice of the bunch - big, rich, soulful.'
Of Ecuadoran and Irish descent, Christina
traces her Irish heritage back through her mother, Shelly Kearns.
-- Irish America Magazine
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