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When Was Christina Aguilera’s First Album Released?

It seems like pop superstar Christina Aguilera is everywhere right now, busy at work promoting her new album, Lotus, but did you know that this is actually her seventh studio album? Sure, we’re used to seeing The Voice coach swiveling around in that red judge’s chair for the past few years, but remember back when she was swiveling her “Genie In A Bottle” hips way back when?

It seems hard to believe that the 31 year old phenom has already released six albums, but in reality, she’s an old pro. In August 1999, Aguilera stormed onto the music scene with her debut eponymous album, Christina Aguilera. The No. 1 album turned the then 19-year-old into a bonafide star, gifting us with such classics as “What A Girl Wants” and “Come On Over Baby,” starting her on a long and infamous track to superstar status fame.

The baby faced blonde was at the top of her game back then, earning accolades as one of the biggest teeny bopper idols, alongside fellow Mouseketeers-turned-moguls, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake. She even bested her “...Baby One More Time” frenemy in 2000 when she won the Grammy® Award for Best New Artist.

While she’s had a few rough patches (Bionic, anyone?), Christina’s already had a career that any diva would be proud of. And if this new album and last night’s American Music Awards performance is any indication, the powerhouse vocalist doesn’t seem to have any plans to stop.

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11.19.2012 / 09:07 PM EDT by Chelsea Sanders
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