Christina Aguilera, Born in Staten Island
Born in Staten Island, Christina Aguilera lived in places New Jersey, Texas, New York and Japan during her childhood, due to her father being a soldier in the U.S. Army. The Grammy-winning singer was known as the as "the little girl with the big voice," appearing on television shows as a child before signing with RCA Records in 1998. Aguilera’s self-titled debut album became an international success, with singles "Genie in a Bottle", "What a Girl Wants" and "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)" all reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Considered one of the greatest women in music, the half-Ecuadorian American singer has gone on to sell more than 50 million albums worldwide. But she hasn’t forgotten her roots… Shortly after Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the East Coast, Aguilera performed her iconic song "Beautiful" to open the Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together benefit telethon, with all proceeds going to the American Red Cross.