On August 24, 1999 Christina Aguilera released her self-titled debut album, “Christina Aguilera.”
Following the success of her recording the title track for the Disney film “Mulan,” “Reflection,” Aguilera, alongside RCA Records, began work on her debut album. Upon its release, having achieved momentum with the number-one hit single, “Genie in a Bottle,” Aguilera’s album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. At the time of its release, Aguilera faced stiffed competition from Sean “P Diddy” Combs, and eventually outsold his 1999 album, “Forever,” for the top spot. The album spawned four hit singles, three of them becoming number-one hits: “Genie in a Bottle,” “What a Girl Wants,” and “Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You).” “Genie in a Bottle” ended up becoming one of the best-selling singles of all time, topping the music charts in 21 countries.
Furthermore, with the positive reviews of the album, as well as success of “Genie in a Bottle” and “What a Girl Wants,” Aguilera ended up winning the Best New Artist at the 2000 Grammy Awards, beating the likes of fellow Mickey Mouse Mouseketeer Britney Spears, as well as Macy Gray and Kid Rock.
The album, to date, has sold over 17 million copies worldwide, and launched Aguilera into super stardom, making her one of the most successful singers of all time.