CHRISTINA MILIAN

 

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Christine Flores (born September 26, 1981), best known as Christina Milian, is a two-time Grammy Award-nominated American singer-songwriter, actress, and record producer. She has had four solo top five singles (and also a top ten featuring credit single) in the UK as well as hits in the rest of Europe and the U.S. She appeared in the 2003 film Love Don't Cost a Thing opposite Nick Cannon. She also starred as singer Linda Moon in Be Cool, the sequel to Get Shorty, and appeared in the horror film Pulse, which was released in August 2006.

 

 

 

Christina Milian

 

 

Biography

 

Early life

 

Milian was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, to Afro-Cuban parents, Carmen and Don, and has two younger sisters, Danielle and Elizabeth. Her family moved to Waldorf, Maryland soon after her birth and she set her heart on an entertainment career at the age of four. Milian did commercials (Wendy's, Honeycombs) and played the lead role in the musical Annie before moving to Los Angeles, California at 13 to pursue an acting career; Her father didn't move with the rest her family and divorced her mother soon after. Her mother is now her manager. Milian is conversational in English and Spanish.[2][3]

 

 

Acting career

 

Milian's first significant role was as a reporter on the Disney Channel's Movie Surfers show in 1998 billed as Tina Flores. While in this role, she also appeared in minor roles in the movies A Bug's Life and American Pie and in guest appearances on the television series Charmed, Clueless, Get Real, The Amanda Show, and The Steve Harvey Show.

 

In 2002, Milian was appointed to host of the television show Wannabes on MTV. She met director Joseph Kahn on an episode of Wannabes who suggested she audition for a lead role in the film Torque opposite Ice Cube. Her audition was successful, which lead to a lead role in Love Don't Cost a Thing in 2003. In 2005, she had roles in the films Man of the House opposite Tommy Lee Jones and Be Cool with John Travolta and Uma Thurman. She also appeared in the horror film Pulse, released in August of 2006, starring alongside Veronica Mars actress Kristen Bell. In 2006, Milian was named #10 in Maxim's Hot 100.

 

 

Music career

 

In 2000, Milian performed vocals on Ja Rule's song Between Me and You from his album Rule 3:36. The song became a hit building her reputation as a singer. She also co-wrote and provided extensive backing vocals for the track "Play" for Jennifer Lopez's 2001 album J. Lo which became another big hit. Milian would later pass down the song to J. Lo because of already having a "club" song "AM to PM" as promotion. She also went on to co-write "Same Ol' Same Ol", the first single from girl group PYT's album Down With Me.

 

In 2001, Milian released her first solo single, "AM To PM", off her self-titled debut album. It became a worldwide hit reaching the top 5 in the UK and Denmark, top 10 in the Netherlands, and top 40 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and in Australia. The success of "AM To PM" sparked the international release of the Christina Milian album, although not in the U.S. The second single "When You Look At Me" was another international hit reaching the top 5 in the UK, Netherlands, and Ireland and making the top 40 in Denmark, Australia, and France.The third single Get Away had a video but wasn't released. She was also featured on the track "It's All Gravy", a duet with Romeo of the garage group So Solid Crew. It was another UK top ten hit single in 2002. She also wrote and sang the theme song for the Disney series Kim Possible, "Call Me Beep Me" later that year.

 

 

 

It's About Time 2004

 

 

In 2003, Milian recorded songs for her first U.S. album, It's About Time, which is a reference to how long it had taken for one of her albums to be released in the U.S. The first single, Dip It Low, was written by Teedra Moses and Poli Paul, who has also written songs for the Black Eyed Peas. The first single reached #1 on a world composite dance chart (compiled on data from the U.S., UK, Germany, Japan, Italy, and Australia), #2 in the UK, #5 in the U.S., and the top 40 in Australia. The second single, "Whatever U Want", features Joe Budden and once again reached the top 10 in the UK as well as charting on the Billboard Hot 100. The album debuted at #14 on the Billboard 200 and ended up with lackluster sales, selling over 385,000 copies.

 

Her third album So Amazin' was released on May 16, 2006. The entire production was done by Cool & Dre, with additional help from Rich Harrison. The record's first single Say I has been released in March as a single and video; it features Young Jeezy. The single currently is on his latest mixtape, "Can't Ban the Snowman," [4][5] and is having success within the mixtape scene causing many DJ's to place it on their compilations too ("Southern Smoke" for example[6]). In December a song called "Who's Gonna Ride" has been giving to some DJs and caused to leaked to the internet.

 

According to MTV, Christina recorded a track (Who's Gonna Ride) dissing her ex-boyfriend. It was due to the reason they broke up. Nick says even though the track was recorded, he still considers being her friend. Recently the "Say I" video made it to number one BET's 106 & Park and the single is currently a Top 30 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. It also made it to number 1 on iTunes UK Music Store and was number 1 on AOL music. In a recent radio interview she confirmed that her new single will be Gonna Tell Everybody. In June 2006, Milian's representative confirmed that she had left the Island Def Jam record label. She says this was due to creative differences, but disappointing album sales are believed to be a factor.[7] The album has sold over 500,000 worldwide (over 100,000 in US) to date. She says she has no hard feelings towards her former label.

 

She is currently negotiating a record deal, rumored to be with Kanye West's Good Music or Motown Universal. Her new album, No Turning Back, is slated for a 2007 release.

 

 

 

Milian and Singer/Actor Eric West pose together at The Reign

fundraising gala for the Elton John Aids Foundation Aug, 2005

 

 

Charity work

 

On August 6, 2005 Christina co-hosted The Reign at the Gerald W. Lynch Theatre in New York City with actor/singer Eric West, the event was designed by a group of inner-city children in 2003 to raise funding and awareness for HIV/AIDS prevention education for men, women and children living with HIV and AIDS, as well as working with the Fresh Air Fund to continue to help other inner-city children and family's. Both Milian and West were awarded Outstanding Achievement Awards for their humanitarian efforts.

 

 

Personal life

 

In the summer of 2005, Milian broke up with actor Nick Cannon after being together for nearly two and a half years. In an interview with Angie Martinez, she spoke about how she found out about Cannon cheating on her. Apparently while she was away filming a movie in Romania, she attempted to log in to his T-Mobile account by entering in random passwords. After lucking out with one of the passwords, she was able to read all of the messages he sent out and received to and from other women. When she returned back to the states, she decided to play it cool before hitting him with the news that she knew he was cheating.

 

Weeks after their break up, a rumored relationship with Eric West created more headlines than her breakup with Cannon. Milian was spotted with the actor and singer during New York's Olympus Fashion Week leading to many claims that the two are dating. A picture taken in August 2005 of Milian and West (left picture) went on to fuel rumours of the two being involved with each other. Eric said on American radio station Y100 that the two are just friends. [8] [9] [10] [11] [12][13].

 

Milian has also recently sold personal items on eBay, fuelling rumours that she is broke after being dropped. [14]

 

 

 

Christina Milian - shapely

 

 

Discography

 

Albums

  • Christina Milian (2001) #23 UK

  • It's About Time (2004) #14 U.S., #21 UK

  • So Amazin' (2006) #11 U.S., #67 UK

  • No Turning Back (2007) TBR

 

 

Singles

 

Year

Title

Chart Positions

Album

U.S. Hot 100

U.S. R&B

UK

AUS

CAN

2000

"Between Me & You" (with Ja Rule)

11

5

26

—

8

Rule 3:36

2001

"AM To PM"

27

58

3

25

1

Christina Milian

2002

"When You Look At Me"

—

—

3

7

14

Christina Milian

2002

"Get Away" (feat. Ja Rule) (video only)

—

—

—

—

—

Christina Milian

2002

"It's All Gravy" (with Romeo)

—

—

9

—

63

Solid Love

2002

"The Answer" (with S-Word)

—

—

—

—

98

One Piece

2004

"Dip It Low" (feat. Fabolous)

5

16

2

31

1

It's About Time

2004

"Whatever U Want" (feat. Joe Budden)

100

91

9

—

26

It's About Time

2006

"Say I" (feat. Young Jeezy)

21

13

4

45

—

So Amazin'

2006

"Gonna Tell Everybody"

143

98

—

—

—

So Amazin'

 

 

Album appearances

  • 2000: "Between Me & You" from Ja Rule- Rule 3:36

  • 2001: "Call Me, Beep Me (The Kim Possible Theme Song)" (with Christy Carlson Romano; from Kim Possible Soundtrack)

  • 2001: "Play" (background vocals with Jennifer Lopez from J. Lo) written by Milian, the song was suppossed to be for her but due to the success of "AM To PM" she handed the song off to Lopez.

  • 2002: "I Hear Santa On The Radio" (from Hilary Duff's debut Christmas and solo album, "Santa Claus Lane")

 

 

Christina stunning

 

 

Soundtrack appearances

  • Rush Hour ("You Make Me Laugh"; 2001)

  • Be Cool ("Ain't No Reason", "Believer"; 2005)

  • In the Mix ("Be What It's Gonna Be"; 2005)

 

 

Mixtape appearances

  • "Peep Show"

  • "7 Days (Remix)" (featuring Vic Damone)

  • "L.O.V.E. (Japanese Remix)" (featuring Joe Budden)

  • "Into The Sunset"

  • "Suga' Cane"

  • "Lose Your Love" (featuring Twista)

  • "Much More" (with Nick Cannon)

  • "Who's Gonna Ride?" (featuring Lil' Wayne & Three 6 Mafia)

  • "Say I" (featuring Juelz Santana & Young Jeezy)

  • "Someday One Day" (Remix) (Featuring Lil Fizz & J-Boog & Raz-B)

  • "Look Around" (Feauring Bratz & M-Flo)

 

 

Filmography

  • A Bug's Life (1998) (voice)

  • Durango Kids (1999) (Ellie)

  • American Pie (1999) (Band Geek)

  • The Wood (1999) (Girl at dance)

  • Love Don't Cost a Thing (2003) (Paris Morgan)

  • Torque (2004) (Nina)

  • Man of the House (2005) (Anne)

  • Be Cool (2005) (Linda Moon)

  • Pulse (2006) (Isabel)

  • Crood Awakening (2008)

 

 

 

Awards & nominations

 

 

Year

Award

2004

Teen Choice Award nomination for Choice Breakout Movie Star - Female

2004

Teen Choice Award nomination for Choice Movie Chemistry (shared with Nick Cannon)

2004

Teen Choice Award nomination for Choice Movie Liplock (shared with Nick Cannon)

2005

Teen Choice Award nomination for Choice Crossover Artist

2005

BET Comedy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Theatrical Film (for Be Cool)

2005

Grammy Award nomination for Best Contemporary R&B Album (for It's About Time)

2005

Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "Dip It Low" (shared with Fabolous)

2005

The Reign Award Elton John Award for Outstanding Achievement (shared with Mariah Carey and Eric West) [15]

2005

Groovevolt Music and Fashion Award nomination for Best Song Performance - Female for "Dip It Low"

2005

International Dance Music Award nomination for Best R&B/Urban Dance Track for "Dip It Low"

 

 

 

Christina Milian - international

 

 

Trivia

  • Is in the process of creating new music and new album by late 2007

  • In 2006, Milian appeared in Jessica Simpson's music video " A Public Affair" as one of Simpson's best friends.

  • Currently Milian is dating Andre Lyon a.k.a Dre from the hitmaking producer team called Cool and Dre.

  • Christina Milian can be found on Ebay as 'beatdownprincess', it might not actually be true, but this is the seller selling Christina's clothes.

 

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