Christina Aguilera First Studio Album, Christina Aguilera is the self-titled debut studio album by American recording artist Christina Aguilera, released on August 24, 1999 by RCA Records. After recording the song “Reflection” for the film Mulan, RCA laid the foundation for the album immediately and started presenting Aguilera with tracks for her debut album, which they later decided would have a January 1999 release.
Its music incorporates pop, dance-pop, and R&B styles. Contributions to the album’s production came from a wide range of producers, including David Frank, Ron Fair, Guy Roche, Robin Thicke, Diane Warren, Matthew Wilder, and Aaron Zigman.
Upon its release, Christina Aguilera received generally mixed reviews from music critics, who complimented its songwriting but felt it lacked originality. The album was a commercial success when peaking at number one in the United States and Canada. It also received several certifications around the world, including an eight-times platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments of over 8 million copies in the country. Christina Aguilera is also the singer’s most successful album, selling over 20 million copies worldwide.
Four official singles were released from the album. The first single, “Genie in a Bottle” was a commercial success, peaking at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and became one of the best-selling singles of all time. Two other singles, “What a Girl Wants” and “Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)”, also peaked atop the Hot 100 chart. To promote the album, Aguilera has performed several tracks from Christina Aguilera on television, and also on the tour Christina Aguilera in Concert in 2000. This album earned her the first Grammy Award for Best New Artist.