Christina Aguilera at 2000 GRAMMYs
GRAMMY Rewind: Christina Aguilera Shines As The 2000 GRAMMYs Best New Artist
GRAMMY.com celebrates eternal pop diva Christina Aguilera's 40th birthday on today's episode of GRAMMY Rewind by revisiting her Best New Artist win at the 2000 GRAMMYs. In her full acceptance speech below, witness a surprised and grateful 19-year-old Xtina shine as she accepts her first GRAMMY win in a silver slip dress accented with rhinestone butterflies.
As the 2000 Best New Artist, she beat fellow nominees Macy Gray, Britney Spears, Susan Tedeschi, and Kid Rock. "Genie in a Bottle," the hit lead single for her 1999 self-titled debut album, was nominated for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance that year as well. The "Beautiful" singer has since earned five total GRAMMY wins and 20 nominations.