Cuban-American Christina Milian
was born in New Jersey but raised in Maryland, making her debut as an actress at a very young age while playing a role in a children-oriented musical, working as junior journalist for The Walt Disney Company, and making guest appearances on Sister Sister and Clueless, among other popular TV shows. Milian
became seriously involved in music after singing on Ja Rule
's "Between Me and You," in addition to co-writing Jennifer Lopez
's "Play" and P.Y.T.
's "Same Ol Same Ol" while recording her self-titled R&B/pop debut album in 2001. Though the album fared far better in the U.K., "AM to PM" reached the Top 30 of the Hot 100 chart in the States. 2004's It's About Time
, anchored by the Top Ten hit "Dip It Low," was much more successful. Milian
's third album, So Amazin', helmed almost entirely by Cool & Dre
, was released in 2006, and the single "Say I" (featuring Young Jeezy) hit number 21. The 2008 single "Us Against the World" charted in Great Britain, and she featured on the 2012 Top 20 dance hit "Hello" with Lil Wayne.