In an interview with Billboard, Christina Aguilera, who is one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time, stated that she had been told to change her last name because businessmen in her company had thought her name was too complicated and ethnic.
Christina María Aguilera told about the event that had happened 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.”
‘Ain’t No Other Man’ singer continued by expressing that being Latin is a part of her past and being:
“’Christina Agee‘ was an option, but that clearly wasn’t going to fly. 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.”
One of the world’s best-selling music artists added that she had to defend her last name and her heritage throughout her life:
“There was another time in my childhood when I was being asked to legally change my name to my stepfather’s to be legally adopted, and I was again dead set against it.
I’ve been fighting for my last name my whole life.”
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