The Right Time to Be a Star
Cuba, with its famous cigar production has produced another fine product, entertainer Christina Milian. Christina combined background influences to stew her music into a fine blend of urban and pop.
Christina Milian, with her multi-talented talents, established herself as an actress, starring in films, television and theater,
while also establishing herself as a singer, dancer and songwriter,
painting Christina as a total entertainer in her early age. With singles like "AM To PM," which topped the Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart in 2001, she has earned platinum status, written hit singles for other artists, hosted MTV's "Wannabes", enjoyed two Top 5 hits on the UK charts, recorded a hit that was #1 on RadioDisney for 12 weeks, was cast in several films, AND brought a new blend of pop/R&B to the world.
"I could have rushed to put an album out two years ago when I first
had a hit single, but because I had to wait, it worked out for the best. Everything happened for a reason and it's made me who I am.
Which means that this album is a really reflection of me." Christina Milian
Childhood and Family:
Born as Tina Flores to Cuban-native parents in New Jersey on September 26, 1981, Christina Milian was raised in Waldorf, Maryland. Little Christina would often attempt to crawl inside the television while watching TV. At a very early age Christina wanted to be a star.
Christina's mother completely understood her beloved daughter's dreams and aspirations. When she was 13 years of age, her mother took
her to California in an attempt for Christina to pursue her acting career.
A Total Package Entertainer
Milian's career brilliantly illuminated at an early age. Her debut was as Annie Warbucks in a musical theatre. Later in 1998, she became a junior journalist for Disney's Channel Movie Surfers. Christina appeared on several TV shows such as Clueless, Sister Sister, The Steve Harvey Show and Charmed before she started her musical career. Christina also offered her voice for one of the characters in the animated film A Bug's Life (1998). In 1999 she appeared in Get Real, The Wood and American Pie. Milian earned worldwide fame from her appearance in Ja Rule's #1 single "Between Me and You" in 2000 and her stardom continued to rise.
Christina surprised audiences with her appearance as the opening act for *N Sync's Stadium Tour. In October 2001, her debut album, Def Soul, was finally released and greeted with public enthusiasm. Christina's energetic personality came across in her debut album with its down-to-earth tones and up-tempo beat.
Christina Milian is an entertainer of a total package: singer, dancer and songwriter. She blends choreographed dance into her performances that are often influenced by Madonna and Janet Jackson. Her writing talent was noticed by J-Lo, and soon she was co-writing Jennifer Lopez's hit "Play."
After securing a role opposite Ice Cube in Torque, she landed a lead role opposite Nick Cannon in the box-office flick Love Don't Cost a Thing. In 2004, Christina starred in Cheer Up and Be Cool with John Travolta and Uma Thurman.
"I enjoy being happy every day, and hopefully you can hear my happiness in my music. Life is beautiful." Christina Milian