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Christina Aguilera

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Christina Aguilera
克里斯蒂娜·阿奎莱拉

Date: Sep 20 2010

Themes: Music, Pop Culture, Toefl

Grammar: Used to Do vs Be Used to

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Of all the teen pop princesses of the ‘90s, Christina Aguilera has done the best job of evolving and maturing as an artist. And unlike some of her contemporaries, such as Britney Spears, she’s managed to avoid any major scandals in her personal life. Or at least she’s done a better job of keeping them private.

It’s hard to believe it, but Christina has been around for more than 10 years. Her first hit, “Genie in a Bottle,” came out in 1998, when she was only 18. In 2008 Christina released a collection of her greatest hits from the past ten years of her career. Now, after a four year break from the studio, Christina has released an all-new album, Bionic. Find out what Ella and Amy think about Christina’s return to the pop charts.

在90年代的青少年流行女歌手中,克里斯蒂娜·阿奎莱拉竭尽全力做到了在艺术上进步和成熟。和她的同时代人,比如布兰妮·斯皮尔斯不一样,她避免了在私生活上出现重大丑闻,或者可以说至少她在保护自己的隐私方面做得更好一些。
很难相信克里斯蒂娜入道已经10多年了。她的第一部成功之作:“瓶子里的精灵”发行于1998年,那时她才18岁。2008年,克里斯蒂娜发行了过去十年中她最成功的歌曲集。如今,在离开录音室四年之后,克里斯蒂娜出版了一部全新的唱片:“仿生学”。让我们来了解一下埃拉(Ella)和艾米(Amy)是如何看待克里斯蒂娜返回娱乐圈这件事的。

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Ella

Ella

Amy

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Ella:  Christina’s back. Are you ready?

Amy:  I’m…I think so, I don’t know. Has she changed her style a lot, or is it kind of like the old stuff?

Ella:  I like the music. I feel like it’s pretty similar to what we’ve heard in the past, but her image…everyone seems to be picking on her, saying she’s copying Lady Gaga and stuff. But if you look at her, she’s always been the odd card in the business. She’s always pushing that already.

Amy:  She really has.

Ella:  But she has just been dormant for four years, so it doesn’t seem like she’s been up to much.

Amy:  Well, she’s been having babies and being…getting married, right? I love how she married that guy who’s kind of unattractive.

Ella:  Yeah, exactly.

Amy:  And they just seem to have a normal, quiet life unlike some of these other pop stars who have a new scandal every minute. She seems like a pretty upstanding citizen.

Ella:  She has a couple new songs, the “Not Myself Tonight” just came out, and that was the one I think she got a lot of negative feedback for, ‘cause it’s very like S & M, copying Lady Gaga. It’s just like…it’s different with Christina Aguilera ‘cause she’s a mom, so you don’t want to see her in those types of situations when it’s like, Lady Gaga, well, yeah, she used to work in a drag bar.

Amy:  Yeah. And maybe it seems like Christina’s faking it a little bit more, ‘cause she has this contrast between her wild musical persona and her private life, which seems so quiet and ordinary.

Ella:  Yeah.

 

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Christina Aguilera just released a new album, Bionic. Ella likes the new songs on the album. She says that Christina has been criticized for copying Lady Gaga’s wild style. But Ella thinks that Christina’s style has always been a little unusual. Maybe Lady Gaga copied Christina!

Christina married a music marketing executive named Jordan Bratman in 2005. In 2008, they had a son. Amy thinks that Christina has a happy and normal personal life. She seems less wild and more grounded than other pop divas, such as Britney Spears.

Do you like how Christina’s music has evolved? Do you act different in private than you do in public?

 

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esraa draz

esraa draz

Egypt

i love her music, it's so niceSmile

02:05 PM Sep 20 2010 |

rebel lee

rebel lee

China

Sorry, I know nothing about Christina. But according to this article, she seems to be a nice person.

I act a little bit different in private and in public. And I believe nobody acts exactly the same. 

02:01 PM Sep 20 2010 |

lolekesh

lolekesh

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I don't like her music Yell

10:35 AM Sep 20 2010 |

Nicte ha

Nicte ha

Mexico

mmm, I didn't like her last video: "NOT MYSELF":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrmJl1l_iaA&feature=fvsr

And yes, right,  I think it's a copy of Lady Gaga style, not originalFrown

 

02:39 AM Sep 20 2010 |

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