Since releasing her first self-titled full-length album in August 1999, Christina Aguilera has become one of the most successful female vocalists in US history. To date, she has released seven studio albums and 34 singles as a solo artist, a discography yielding more than 50 million albums sold around the globe and nearly 15 million in the United States alone. Aguilera’s first album, her most financially successful, sold 17 million copies worldwide, while her first English-language follow up, "Stripped", sold an additional 12 million in 2002.
Over the course of her career, Aguilera has released four singles that have gone on to top the US charts, including her breakout single “Genie in a Bottle”, released in 1999. The song went platinum in a number of international markets and reached the top two in% 0Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and several other countries. “What a Girl Wants”” and Come On Over Baby” also topped the US charts, while Aguilera’s work on the Li’l Kim, Mya, and Pink collaboration “Lady Marmalade” for the film “Moulin Rouge” also reached number one.