Christina María Aguilera (Spanish pronunciation: ; born December 18, 1980) is an American singer and actress. Born in Staten Island, New York and raised in Rochester and Wexford, Pennsylvania, she appeared on the television series Star Search and The Mickey Mouse Club in her childhood. Aguilera rose to prominence as a bubblegum pop singer in the 1990s; her self-titled debut album (1999) spawned the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles "Genie in a Bottle", "What a Girl Wants", and "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)", while her follow-up records Mi Reflejo and My Kind of Christmas (2000) experienced moderate success worldwide.Displeased with her lack of input in her image and music, Aguilera assumed creative control for her fourth studio album, Stripped (2002), which draws influences from many music genres including soul, hip hop, Latin, rock and R&B. Aguilera's fifth studio album, Back to Basics (2006), incorporates elements of 1920s–1940s blues, soul, and jazz music. In 2010, Aguilera released her sixth studio album, Bionic, which features elements from electronic genres, and starred alongside Cher in the film Burlesque. Her seventh studio album, Lotus (2012), saw her return to the pop sound of her debut album. Since 2011, Aguilera has served as a coach on U.S. television series The Voice, having appeared on four of its six seasons. Besides her work in the entertainment industry, Aguilera was involved in charitable activities through human rights, world issues, and her work as a UN ambassador for the World Food Programme.