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. She currently resides in New York City. It has also been slowly climbing the Billboard Hot 100. Her photograph of Lennon's spectacles, bloodstained from when he was fatally shot outside their Manhattan apartment building on December 8, 1980, sold at auction in London in April, 2002 for about $13,000. 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. She had also wanted to remove the McCartney credit for "Give Peace a Chance". The first single "Dip It Low" was written by Polli Paul, who has also written songs for the Black Eyed Peas. McCartney had wanted to change the order to "Paul McCartney and John Lennon" for some songs that were solely or predominantly McCartney's, but she would not allow it.

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. Ono has allegedly had a turbulent relationship with Paul McCartney for some time in a dispute centred around the writing credits for many Beatles songs, traditionally credited to Lennon-McCartney. 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. Many of the friends she had worked with on her Thin Ice single, as well as in the art world in general, were gay. Continuing her DJing, in 2004 she remade her "Every Man Loves a Woman" song in support of same-sex marriages, releasing a single with remixes that included "Every Man Loves a Man" and "Every Woman Loves a Woman" versions (as well as straight versions, too). Her audition was successful leading in turn to a lead role in Love Don't Cost a Thing in 2003. An album compilation of all the WOTI mixes was also planned. She met director Joseph Kahn on an episode of Wannabes who suggested she audition for a lead role in Torque opposite Ice Cube. She made much of her music available through Apple's iTunes Music Store and was glad of the results.

Milian was appointed to host the Wannabes program on MTV in 2002. There were so many mixes, and their popularity was high enough, that she made plans to remix more of her material. She also wrote and sang the theme song for the Disney series Kim Possible "Call Me Beep Me" in the same year. In 2003 she had more success with new versions of "Walking on Thin Ice", remixed by top DJs and dance artists including Pet Shop Boys, Orange Factory and Peter Rauhofer. It was another UK top ten hit single in 2002. In 2002 she released a double-single called Will I? / Fly, each with some remixes. She also featured on "It's All Gravy", a duet with Romeo of the garage group So Solid Crew. Recently she began expanding her music to dance tracks.

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. Quite a few of her songs have been covered by other prominent musicians, including Elvis Costello's, among others, one of "Walking on Thin Ice.". The success of From AM To PM sparked the international release of the Christina Milian album although not in the US. This led to their collaboration on the 1980 album Double Fantasy. 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. In the Spring of 1980, Lennon heard new wave artists such as Lene Lovich and the B52's and felt they sounded like Ono's music. In 2001, Milian released her first single of her own "AM To PM", off her self-titled debut album. Many of her earlier songs retain the surreal quality of her art and films; however, her later songs are more conventional.

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. Ono also achieved moderate success as a musician in her own right. She also co-wrote the track "Play" for Jennifer Lopez's J. Ono performed with Lennon on several of his albums, beginning with the 1968 Two Virgins and including those recorded under the name of the Plastic Ono Band. 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. In 1987 she was one of the speakers at artist Andy Warhol's funeral. 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. On the other hand, many fans consider—as Lennon consistently attested—that Ono had a profound and beneficial influence on his body of work.

Her first significant role was as a reporter on the Disney Channel's Movie Surfers show in 1998 billed as Tina Flores. There are Lennon fans who, in addition, blame Ono for the experimental phase (considered bizarre and somewhat unpopular) that Lennon explored in his work immediately following the Beatles' breakup. At 13, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in show business. Ono is often accused by Beatles fans of breaking up the band; however, in a 2003 interview by Jay Leno, she revealed the disappointment she felt by the breakup and how it impacted upon a life that she was used to. The family moved to Maryland soon after her birth and Milian set her heart on an entertainment industry career at the age of four. Their son, Sean Taro Ono Lennon, was born on John's 35th birthday. Christina Milian was born in Jersey City in 1981 from Cuban American parents. They married on March 20, 1969 on the Rock of Gibraltar.


. He was taken with the attitude of the exhibits, such as a telescope looking at the word 'Yes' on a ceiling, a block of wood with protruding nails to be hammered in, and a decomposing apple. 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. They met when John visited a preview of an exhibition of Yoko's. 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. An early member of the Fluxus art movement, Ono is best known for marrying The Beatles' John Lennon. Christina Milian (born as Christine Flores in 26 September 1981) is a Cuban-American singer, actress and songwriter. Their daughter, Kyoko Chan Cox, was born on August 8, 1963.

Be Cool (2004). The marriage was annulled on March 1, 1963; they re-married that June 6, and divorced on February 2, 1969. Man of the House (2004). She married American Christian fundamentalist filmmaker Tony Cox on November 28, 1962. Torque (2004). They divorced in 1962. Love Don't Cost a Thing (2003). In 1956, she married composer Toshi Ichiyanagi.

Durango Kids (1999). After 2 months at the university, she moved with her family to Scarsdale, New York and enrolled in Sarah Lawrence College. The Wood (1999). Born into a privileged background, she attended the exclusive Gakushuin academy in Tokyo from primary school all the way through to the college division. American Pie (1999). In Japanese, her name is written 小野 洋子 (Ono Yōko), meaning "Ocean Child". A Bug's Life (1998). February 18, 1933) is a Tokyo-born American musician and artist.

It's About Time (2004). Yoko Ono Lennon (b. Christina Milian (2001). "Every Man Has A Man Who Loves Him" and "Every Woman Has A Woman Who Loves Her" (singles promoting gay marriage) (2004). "Walking on Thin Ice" (maxi-single) (2003). "Will I"/"Fly" (maxi-single) (2002).

Blueprint For A Sunrise (2001). Rising Mixes (1996). New York Rock (1995). Rising (1995).

Walking On Thin Ice (1992). Onobox (1992). Starpeace (1985). Every Man Has A Woman (1984).

Milk And Honey (1984). It's Alright (I See Rainbows) (1982). Season Of Glass (1981). Double Fantasy (1980).

A Story (1974/97). Welcome: The Many Sides Of Yoko Ono (1973). Feeling The Space (1973). Approximately Infinite Universe (1973).

Sometime In New York City (1972). Fly (1971). Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band (1970). Live Peace In Toronto (1969).

Wedding Album (1969). Unfinished Music No.2: Life With The Lions (1969). Unfinished Music No.1: Two Virgins (1968).

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