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Released: August 24, 1999


Genre: pop


Rating: 3.694 (average of 15 ratings)


Quotable: --


Album Tracks:

  1. Genie in a Bottle
  2. What a Girl Wants
  3. I Turn to You
  4. So Emotional
  5. Come on Over (All I Want Is You)
  6. Reflection
  7. Love for All Seasons
  8. Somebody’s Somebody
  9. When You Put Your Hands on Me
  10. Blessed
  11. Love Will Find a Way
  12. Obvious


Sales:

sales in U.S. only 8 million
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. 1 million
sales worldwide - estimated 16 million


Peak:

peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 1 1
peak on U.K. album chart 14


Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Reflection (7/25/98) #19 AC
  • Genie in a Bottle (7/3/99) #1 US, #1 UK. Platinum single.
  • What a Girl Wants (11/27/99) #1 US, #3 UK. Gold single.
  • I Turn to You (4/15/00) #3 US, #19 UK, #5 AC
  • Come on Over Baby (All I Want Is You) (8/5/00) #1 US, #8 UK. Gold single.


Awards:

Rated one of the top 1000 albums of all time by Dave’s Music Database. Click to learn more.


Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera
Review:
“Since Christina Aguilera is the…last of The New Mickey Mouse Club alumni to hit the charts in the…[late]-‘90s – following two members of ‘N Sync and Britney Spears – it’s easy for cynical observers to assume that she was the lesser of the…talents since she arrived last after everyone scaled the charts. That's not the case at all. If anything, Aguilera is the best…, blessed with a rich voice that’s given the material it deserves” (Erlewine).

“Her eponymous debut remains firmly within the teen-oriented dance-pop genre, but unlike Spears’ album, this is done right. The songwriting is strong – the ballads are engaging, the dance numbers are catchy – the production is clean and uncluttered, letting Aguilera’s voice take the foreground” (Erlewine).

“Most impressively, she not only has charisma, she can actually sing [she won the Best New Artist Grammy over Britney Spears], bringing conviction to these love and heartbreak songs” (Erlewine).

“So, Christina Aguilera may be lightweight, but it’s lightweight in the best possible sense – breezy, fun, engaging, and enjoyable on each repeated listen. Out of the deluge of teen-pop albums in 1999, this feels like the best of the lot.” (Erlewine).


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Last updated March 27, 2008.