Christina Aguilera debated changing ‘ethnic’ name!!! Christina Aguilera may be an internationally famous pop star, but there was a time when music professionals feared her name wouldn’t catch on.
In an interview with Billboard published Friday, the singer recalled how professionals around her feared her last name was “too ethnic” at the beginning of her career.
“I remember when I was first coming up, there was a big debate around me on changing my last name because all the businessmen around me thought it was too long, too complicated and too ethnic,” she said.
So what name did these men have in mind instead?
“‘Christina Agee’ was an option, but that clearly wasn’t going to fly,” Aguilera continued. “I was dead set against the idea, and I wanted to represent who I really was. Being Latina, it is a part of my heritage and who I am.”
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Christina Aguilera debated changing ‘ethnic’ name! Christina Aguilera debated changing ‘ethnic’ name!