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From Christina to Xtina Pt. 1: Christina Aguilera’s “Genie in a Bottle” Years

As Christina Aguilera prepares for the release of her seventh studio album, Lotus, we reflect on her big break in 1998. A petite, fresh-faced Xtina took the pop music scene by storm with an unbelievable vocal performance in the song "Reflection" from Disney's Mulan.

The following year, she gave reigning pop princess and former Mickey Mouse Club co-star Britney Spears a run for her money with "Genie in a Bottle" from her self-titled debut album, which shot straight to No. 1 on the Billboard charts. And as they say in the music biz, the rest is history.

10.14.2012 / 08:30 PM EDT by Lindsay Dreyer
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