Christina Milian

Christina Milian (born as Christine Flores in 26 September 1981) is a Cuban-American singer, actress and songwriter. As of November 2004, she has had four solo top ten singles (and also a top ten featuring credit single) in the UK as well as hits in the US, Europe. She has starred in the 2003 film Love Don't Cost a Thing opposite Nick Cannon and is currently filming in a major role in Be Cool, the sequel to Get Shorty.


Early years

Christina Milian was born in Jersey City in 1981 from Cuban American parents. The family moved to Maryland soon after her birth and Milian set her heart on an entertainment industry career at the age of four. At 13, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in show business.

Her 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 started appearing in minor roles in A Bug's Life and American Pie and in guest appearances on television shows Charmed, Clueless and Get Real.

In 2000, Christina Milian performed vocals on Ja Rule's song "Between You And Me" from his Rule 3:36 album - the song became a hit building a reputation. She also co-wrote the track "Play" for Jennifer Lopez's J. Lo album of 2001 which became another big hit as well as the song "Same Ol' Same Ol", the first single for girl group PYT's album Down With Me.

Career success

In 2001, Milian released her first single of her own "AM To PM", off her self-titled debut album. It became a worldwide hit reaching top 5 in the UK and Denmark, Top 10 in the Netherlands, and top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 and in Australia. The success of From AM To PM sparked the international release of the Christina Milian album although not in the US. The single "When You Look At Me" was another international hit going top 5 in the UK, Netherlands, and Ireland and making the top 40 in Denmark, Australia and France. She also featured on "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" in the same year.

Milian was appointed to host the Wannabes program on MTV in 2002. She met director Joseph Kahn on an episode of Wannabes who suggested she audition for a lead role in Torque opposite Ice Cube. Her audition was successful leading in turn to a lead role in Love Don't Cost a Thing in 2003. She will be in significant roles in a further two films to come out within a year of May 2004 - Man of the House opposite Tommy Lee Jones and co-starring in Be Cool with John Travolta and Uma Thurman.

During 2003, Christina Milian recorded songs for her first US album It's About Time which is a reference to how long it has taken for an album to be released in the US. The first single "Dip It Low" was written by Polli Paul, who has also written songs for the Black Eyed Peas. As of May 2004, the first single has reached number one on a world composite dance chart (compiled on data from the US, UK, Germany, Japan, Italy and Australia) reached the top 3 in the UK and the top 40 in Australia. It has also been slowly climbing the Billboard Hot 100. The second single "Whatever U Want", features Joe Budden and once again reached the top 10 in the UK as well as charting in the Billboard Hot 100.

Discography

  • Christina Milian (2001)
  • It's About Time (2004)

Filmography

  • A Bug's Life (1998)
  • American Pie (1999)
  • The Wood (1999)
  • Durango Kids (1999)
  • Love Don't Cost a Thing (2003)
  • Torque (2004)
  • Man of the House (2004)
  • Be Cool (2004)

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The second single "Whatever U Want", features Joe Budden and once again reached the top 10 in the UK as well as charting in the Billboard Hot 100. Lead singer Gwen Stefani has taken time to record a solo album, Love Angel Music Baby, which was released November 23, 2004. It has also been slowly climbing the Billboard Hot 100. Rock Steady Live, a DVD of one of the band's Long Beach concert, has also been released. As of May 2004, the first single has reached number one on a world composite dance chart (compiled on data from the US, UK, Germany, Japan, Italy and Australia) reached the top 3 in the UK and the top 40 in Australia. No Doubt also released a 2-CD 2-DVD box set titled Boombox. The first single "Dip It Low" was written by Polli Paul, who has also written songs for the Black Eyed Peas. It included their first cover version, "It's My Life" which had originally been a hit for Talk Talk.

During 2003, Christina Milian recorded songs for her first US album It's About Time which is a reference to how long it has taken for an album to be released in the US. An album featuring all their singles was released in 2003. She will be in significant roles in a further two films to come out within a year of May 2004 - Man of the House opposite Tommy Lee Jones and co-starring in Be Cool with John Travolta and Uma Thurman. Gwen's hairstyle and clothing have been copied by teenage girls worldwide, who are sometimes called "gwenabees". Her audition was successful leading in turn to a lead role in Love Don't Cost a Thing in 2003. Publicity for the group was mainly focused on platinum-blonde Gwen and her image which took inspiration from 1940s Hollywood and punk rock. She met director Joseph Kahn on an episode of Wannabes who suggested she audition for a lead role in Torque opposite Ice Cube. No Doubt's most recent studio album, Rock Steady, produced two hit Grammy winning singles, "Hey Baby" and "Underneath It All", with a notably more studio-influenced flavour.

Milian was appointed to host the Wannabes program on MTV in 2002. Consequently, they have excluded many fan-favorite songs in post-2000 concerts such as "Home Now", "Comforting Lie", "Dark Blue" and "Artificial Sweetner". She also wrote and sang the theme song for the Disney series Kim Possible "Call Me Beep Me" in the same year. The band has spoken unkindly of the album in more recent interviews for various reasons. It was another UK top ten hit single in 2002. The album featured a darker tone and was more lyrically advanced than No Doubt's previous works. She also featured on "It's All Gravy", a duet with Romeo of the garage group So Solid Crew. In 2000, the band released Return of Saturn, their highly anticipated followup to Tragic Kingdom.

The single "When You Look At Me" was another international hit going top 5 in the UK, Netherlands, and Ireland and making the top 40 in Denmark, Australia and France. No Doubt included its song "New" on the soundtrack to the movie Go in 1999. The success of From AM To PM sparked the international release of the Christina Milian album although not in the US. Tragic Kingdom has sold over 15 million copies worldwide. It became a worldwide hit reaching top 5 in the UK and Denmark, Top 10 in the Netherlands, and top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 and in Australia. The release of 1995's Tragic Kingdom and the single "Just a Girl" allowed the group to achieve mainstream commercial success. A second single, "Spiderwebs", was also successful, and their third single, "Don't Speak" (1996), which was written about the dissolution of Gwen and Tony Kanal's romantic relationship, was a number one hit for 21 weeks on the airplay chart of the Billboard Hot 100. In 2001, Milian released her first single of her own "AM To PM", off her self-titled debut album. Their second album, The Beacon Street Collection, was released independently.

Lo album of 2001 which became another big hit as well as the song "Same Ol' Same Ol", the first single for girl group PYT's album Down With Me. No Doubt's self-titled first album was released in 1992 through Interscope, and featured the single "Trapped in a Box". She also co-wrote the track "Play" for Jennifer Lopez's J. In 1994, Eric left because he didn't like the direction the band was headed and pursued an animating career on the cartoon TV series The Simpsons. In 2000, Christina Milian performed vocals on Ja Rule's song "Between You And Me" from his Rule 3:36 album - the song became a hit building a reputation. The band developed a live following, mainly in the band's home state of California. While in this role she also started appearing in minor roles in A Bug's Life and American Pie and in guest appearances on television shows Charmed, Clueless and Get Real. The group was first formed by Eric Stefani in Orange County, California in the city of Anaheim in December 1986 with John Spence as lead singer. Spence committed suicide in 1987, leaving Eric's younger sister Gwen Stefani as lead vocalist.

Her first significant role was as a reporter on the Disney Channel's Movie Surfers show in 1998 billed as Tina Flores. No Doubt is an American alternative rock group whose music was initially influenced heavily by ska, punk and New Wave. At 13, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in show business. Everything in Time (2004). The family moved to Maryland soon after her birth and Milian set her heart on an entertainment industry career at the age of four. Boom Box (2003). Christina Milian was born in Jersey City in 1981 from Cuban American parents. The Singles 1992-2003 (2003).


. Rock Steady (2001). She has starred in the 2003 film Love Don't Cost a Thing opposite Nick Cannon and is currently filming in a major role in Be Cool, the sequel to Get Shorty. Return of Saturn (2000). As of November 2004, she has had four solo top ten singles (and also a top ten featuring credit single) in the UK as well as hits in the US, Europe. Tragic Kingdom (1995). Christina Milian (born as Christine Flores in 26 September 1981) is a Cuban-American singer, actress and songwriter. Beacon Street Collection (1995).

Be Cool (2004). No Doubt (1992). Man of the House (2004). Gabriel Mc Nair – Keyboard, horns. Torque (2004). Stephen Bradley – Keyboard, horns. Love Don't Cost a Thing (2003). Adrian Young – Drums.

Durango Kids (1999). Tony Kanal – Bass. The Wood (1999). Tom Dumont – Guitar. American Pie (1999). Gwen Stefani – Vocals. A Bug's Life (1998).

It's About Time (2004). Christina Milian (2001).

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