Agyness Deyn is best known for Modeling and working with famous brands such Adidas, Armani, Calvin Klein, Galliano, Reebok and multiple others.
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Born Name Laura Michelle Hollins
Nick Name Agyness Deyn
Occupation Fashion model, actress, singer
Years active 2007–present
Born: May 13, 1981 36 years and 11 months, Littleborough, Lancashire, England
Sun Sign Aquarius
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Height 5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
Measurements 32-23-34 in or 83-58-86.5 cm
Bra Size: 32A
Genre Pop, pop/ rock, indie rock
Distinctive Features Short hair giving androgynous (partly male and partly female) look
Agyness attended All Saints Roman Catholic High School, Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School and Sixth Form in Waterfoot, Rossendale, Lancashire, England.
After a gap, she also studied music and drama at a college in Hull, England.
Father – Ken Hollins (Works at Royal Mail)
Mother – Lorraine (ENT Nurse at Liverpool Hope Hospital)
Siblings – Agyness has 1 older and 1 younger sibling.
She is signed to these modeling agencies –
Elite Model Management – New York
Why Not Model Agency – Milan
SELECT Model Management (Mother Agency)
Elite Model Management – Paris (2012 – 2012)
Viva Models – Paris (2006 – 2012)
Why Not Model Agency – Milan (2006 – 2012)
Women Management – New York (2009 – 2011)
Models 1 (2008 – 2011)
Deyn is from Littleborough, near Rochdale in Greater Manchester. Deyn later moved to Failsworth near Oldham. The second of three children, she moved to Rossendale, Lancashire, and attended All Saints Roman Catholic High School, as well as Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School and Sixth Form, Waterfoot.
Deyn’s name was apparently coined to further her modelling career after she consulted her mother’s friend, a numerology expert, who advised her of the most ‘fortuitous’ way to spell the name ‘Agnes’. It was reported that her mother Lorraine (a nurse), and her sister Emily both changed their surname to Deyn, while Lorraine has changed the I in her first name to Y.
Deyn’s working life started at a fish and chip shop in Stubbins, Rossendale, where she was a part-time server at the age of 13. Even at an early age she had an eye for style and by 17 she had already had her head shaved. “I’ve had short hair since I was 13, and when I was 17, I had a skinhead.” In 1999, she won the Rossendale Free Press “Face of ’99” competition, aged just 16.
She then moved to London, working in a fast-food restaurant during the day and a bar at night but admits: “It didn’t quite work.”
Deyn’s biography claims that she was “spotted” while shopping with fashion designer Henry Holland in Kentish Town, London. She then signed with SELECT model management.
In May 2007, she was featured on the cover of American Vogue, alongside Doutzen Kroes, Caroline Trentini, Raquel Zimmermann, Sasha Pivovarova, Jessica Stam, Coco Rocha, Hilary Rhoda, Chanel Iman and Lily Donaldson as “The World’s Next Top Models.” She has also been featured on the covers of: UK Vogue, the Observer Woman supplement, The Sunday Times Style, Pop, Grazia, Time, Style & Life, Vogue Italia and numerous other international publications.
She has walked the runways for Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry, Hermés, Dior, Lanvin, DKNY, Karl Lagerfeld, Moschino, Versace, Michael Kors, Zac Posen, Celine, Roberto Cavalli, Bottega Veneta, Proenza Schouler, Tommy Hilfiger, Stella McCartney, Viktor & Rolf, Max Mara, Oscar De La Renta, Ralph Lauren, Giles Deacon, Alexander Wang, Jean Paul Gaultier, Alberta Ferretti, Carolina Herrera, and Yves Saint Laurent.
Deyn has appeared in advertisements for Dior, Burberry, Emporio Armani, Calvin Klein, Moncler, Anna Sui, Giorgio Armani, John Galliano, Gianfranco Ferré, Blumarine, Vivienne Westwood, Cacharel, Doc Martens, Shiseido, Mulberry, Paul Smith, Adidas, and Reebok.
She has been the face of fragrance The Beat by Burberry, Gold by Giles Deacon at New Look replacing Drew Barrymore, Jean Paul Gaultier’s fragrance Ma Dame, Shiseido (replacing Angelina Jolie), Rock Me! by Anna Sui, and childhood friend Henry Holland’s label House of Holland. In 2009, Deyn landed a Uniqlo campaign and appeared in a commercial with Gabriel Aubry.
In May 2008, Deyn was guest editor of i-D magazine. The issue was devoted to her and includes articles written by and about Deyn, as well as interviews she conducted with fashion designers such as Vivienne Westwood. Deyn’s was on one of the fourteen covers of V magazine autumn issue. Each cover employs a head shot of a famous model, either from new models or established supermodels; it was photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.
In June 2009, the Daily Mirror reported that Deyn had quit modelling to spend more time with her then boyfriend, Singer-songwriter Miles Kane. The newspaper quoted a source as saying that modelling had started to bore Deyn and that she had hired an acting agent to pursue an acting career in British independent films.
Vogue Paris described her as one of the top 30 models of the 2000s.
Deyn appeared in the May 2011 British Vogue editorial, photographed by Tim Walker.
In October 2012, Deyn once again announced that she has retired from modelling in an interview with The Independent. She stated, “I suppose I have stopped modelling officially. I’ve not done any for a good long while now. I think it was about four years ago when my feelings were changing towards the industry. I didn’t hate it, but I was yearning to do something different. I was on a gradient. It was a gradual thing.” She intends to focus on her acting career.
Deyn provides vocals for the single “Who” by Five O’Clock Heroes as well as featuring in the video. The single was poorly received by NME, who gave it only a 2/10. The single charted at No. 109 in the UK. Until recently she was a member of the now defunct group Lucky Knitwear. Deyn’s voice can be heard at the beginning of Rihanna’s music video for “We Found Love”.
In the 2010 film Clash of the Titans, Deyn played Aphrodite, Greek goddess of beauty, love, and sex.
In March 2011, Deyn appeared as an owl-bearing warrior in Woodkid’s debut music video, “Iron”.
In 2012, Deyn starred opposite Richard Coyle in Pusher, an English language remake of Nicolas Winding Refn’s Danish film of the same name, where she played Flo, a strong-minded stripper.
On 28 February 2012, Deyn played her first role on the West End stage, as Paula in François Archambault’s comedy, The Leisure Society. After receiving excellent reviews[by whom?] for her role in that play, Deyn was cast to play the main female role, Chris Guthrie, in a film adaptation of the Scottish-set novel Sunset Song.
In 2013, Deyn played the lead role in Electricity, a film adaptation of the novel by Ray Robinson, about the journey of a young woman with epilepsy.
In 2015, she starred in fantasy-horror thriller film Patient Zero.
In 2017, Deyn began filming Hard Sun, a pre-apocalyptic crime drama for the BBC at Hanstead Park in Bricket Wood, Hertfordshire.
In 2010, Deyn collaborated with her younger sister Emily to create a line of T-shirts and tank tops for high street chain Uniqlo.
In 2012, Deyn began a design partnership with Dr. Martens called Agyness Deyn for Dr. Martens, a line of accessories, shoes, and clothing. In spring of 2014, she planned to release a third collaboration with the brand.
She currently works with the agencies Elite New York City, Why Not Model Agency in Milan, and Oui Management in Paris.
Deyn was married to American actor Giovanni Ribisi from 2012 to 2015.
In August 2016, Deyn married hedge fund manager Joel McAndrew in New York.
She was a member of the now defunct band “Lucky Knitwear”. The band did not release any album.
Agyness provided vocals for the single “Who” by Five O’Clock Heroes, which did not receive warm welcome by the critics and reviewers. She was also featured in that video.
She also gave vocals for the starting seconds of the song “We Found Love” by Rihanna.
Agyness played the role as Aphrodite, who is the Greek goddess of beauty, love, and sex in the 2010 film Clash of the Titans.
First Fashion Show
Deyn appeared in Ready to wear – Autumn/ Winter 2006 fashion show in which she cat-walked for Alice McCall, Evisu, John Richmond, Kei Kagami, Laura Biagiotti, Osman Yousefzada, Roberto Menichetti, and Trussardi.
The English model, Agyness Deyn is not like those models, who do starve themselves in order to remain in the modeling business. Instead, she eats healthy and eats 5 times a day, but in small proportions. This helps her to keep her metabolism high and hence stay thin. In this way, she is able to taste everything she craves for like pizza, her favorite. She also has chips and fish once in a week.
Regarding workout, Deyn loves cycling. Whenever she feels like and have time, she goes for it in the city. Apart from it, she is an avid supporter and follower of yoga. Yoga helps her to stay refreshed for the whole day.
Agyness Deyn Favorite Things
Dr. Martens Coat
Dries Van Noten bag, shirt, skirt, sunglasses, and vest
Stella McCartney Underwear
Dr. Martens Shoes
House of Holland shirt, overalls, and shoes
Happy Socks Socks.
Agyness Deyn Facts
She was a member of the band “Lucky Knitwear”.
Deyn was spotted first time with a fashion designer, Henry Holland, when she was shopping with her in Kentish Town, London.
She has a sister named Emily.
Agyness changed her name for establishing a good modeling career to Agnes. But, her mother’s numerology expert friend told them to modify the spelling of the word “Agnes” to have a good fortune in the career. Hence, “y” was added in the name to make it as “Agyness”. Her mother also added a “y” in her first name, replacing “I”.
At 13, she worked at Fish and Chip shop in Rossendale as a part-time server.
Agyness has kept her short hair since 13 and completely shaved her head at 17.
At 16, Deyn won Rossendale Free Press “Face of 99” competition.
While she was studying music in London, Agyness also worked part-time at a restaurant in day’s time and at the bar at night.
Deyn has appeared in 2008 Pirelli Calendar.
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Born Name Ciara Princess Harris
Nick Name The First Lady of Crunk, The Princess, Princess of Crunk & B, Ci Ci
Occupation Singer, record producer, actress, dancer, fashion model
Age: 32 years and 5 months
Sun Sign Scorpio
Hair Color Her natural hair color is believed to be black. But, she likes to dye them blonde.
Eye Color Dark Brown
Height 5 ft 8.5 in or 174 cm
Measurements 34-24-35 in or 86-61-89 cm
Bra Size 32B
Father – Carlton Harris (Worked in Army)
Mother – Jackie Harris (Worked in Air Force)
Siblings – None
Her career is managed by Lisa Ellis.
R&B, hip-hop, pop, dance
LaFace, Sho’nuff, Jive, Epic
In 2003, she graduated from Riverdale High School in Riverdale, Georgia.
She has appeared in Verizon LG’s Chocolate Touch cell phone commercial.
She traveled around the world during her childhood, eventually moving to Atlanta, Georgia where she joined the girl group Hearsay (not to be confused with the British group Hear’Say); however, the group disbanded after having differences. It was at this time Ciara was noticed for her songwriting. In 2002, Ciara met music producer Jazze Pha. With his help, she signed a record deal with LaFace Records.
In 2004, she released her debut studio album Goodies, which spawned four commercial singles: “Goodies”, “1, 2 Step”, “Oh” and “And I”. Her first three singles peaked at No. 1, 2 and 2 respectively on the Billboard Hot 100. The album was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and earned her four nominations at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards. During the same time, she was featured on Missy Elliott’s “Lose Control” and Bow Wow’s “Like You”, both reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. Ciara released her second studio album, Ciara: The Evolution, in 2006 which spawned the hit singles “Get Up”, “Promise”, “Like a Boy” and “Can’t Leave ’em Alone”. The album reached number one in the U.S. and was certified platinum.
Her third studio album, Fantasy Ride, released in 2009, was considerably less successful than Ciara’s first two albums. However, it produced the international top-ten single “Love Sex Magic” featuring Justin Timberlake, which earned her a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. The following year, Ciara released her fourth studio album Basic Instinct, which was met with low sales and continued a downward trend in her commercial performance. However, the album included the R&B top-five single “Ride”. In 2011, she signed a new record deal with Epic Records, and released her self-titled fifth studio album, Ciara, in 2013 which included the R&B top-ten single “Body Party”. In 2015, Ciara released her sixth album Jackie, which included the singles “I Bet” and “Dance like We’re Making Love”.
Ciara has also transitioned into acting and modeling. In 2006, she made her film debut in All You’ve Got, followed by Mama, I Want to Sing! (2012) and That’s My Boy (2012). In 2013, Ciara had a recurring role in the US TV series, The Game. In 2016, Ciara signed a signed a modeling contract with IMG. That same year, she became a Global Brand Ambassador for the cosmetics giant Revlon.
Since making her musical debut in 2004, Ciara has attained eight Billboard Hot 100 top-ten singles, including a number one. She has also earned numerous awards and accolades, including three BET Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, three MOBO Awards, and one Grammy Award. To date, Ciara has sold over 23 million records worldwide.
Ciara Princess Harris was born in Austin, Texas, on October 25, 1985, the only child of Jackie and Carlton Clay Harris. An army brat, she grew up in Germany, New York, Utah, California, Arizona and Nevada. Ciara’s parents are both African Americans. Ciara also has some Irish ancestry, from her mother’s background. She was named after the Revlon fragrance “Ciara” which was introduced in 1973 and is still sold today. During her teens, Ciara and her family settled in Atlanta, Georgia.
In her mid-teens, Ciara formed the all-girl group Hearsay with two of her friends. The group recorded demos, but as time went on, they began to have differences and eventually parted ways. Despite this setback, Ciara was still determined to reach her goal and signed a publishing deal as a songwriter. Her first success was writing the song “Got Me Waiting” for R&B singer Fantasia Barrino’s debut album, Free Yourself. It was when she was writing songs that she met music producer, Jazze Pha, whom she called her “music soulmate.” In 2002, the two recorded four demos, “1, 2 Step”, “Thug Style,” “Pick Up the Phone,” and “Lookin’ at You,” which all appeared on her debut album, which was released two years later. “1, 2 Step” was the second single released from it and became a hit.
After graduating from Riverdale High School in Riverdale, Georgia in 2003, she was signed by LaFace Records executive, L.A. Reid, whom she was introduced to by Jazze Pha. She began production on her debut album later that year. In early 2004, she wrote a demo with record producer, Sean Garrett, which came to the attention of Lil Jon and became her debut single “Goodies”. Lil Jon stated later that he knew it would be big seeing how it sounded similar to Usher’s international hit, “Yeah!.”
Ciara released her debut album Goodies on September 28, 2004. The album debuted at number three on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling 124,750 copies in its initial week and topped the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Following the release of the album, Ciara was hailed as the “First Lady of Crunk&B”. Goodies had a seventy-one-week run on the Billboard 200, and was certified three times-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America on October 10, 2006. The album has sold around nearly 3 million copies in the United States as of June 2010. Charting at twenty-two on the Canadian Albums Chart, it was certified Platinum by the Canadian Recording Industry Association. The album charted at twenty-six on the UK Albums Chart, and spent twenty weeks on the chart. It was certified Silver by the British Phonographic Industry, remaining to be Ciara’s sole certified album in the UK.
Goodies’ lead single, the title track, featuring Petey Pablo, was released on June 8, 2004. Conceived as a crunk female counterpart to Usher’s “Yeah!”, the lyrical content goes against the grain, speaking of abstinence, rejecting advances because “the goodies will stay in the jar.” Critics hailed it as an “anthem of the summer” and one of the best singles of the year, complementing its dance-feel and beat, and the irony of the “clever” lyrics. The single performed well worldwide, topping the charts in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom, and charting in the top ten of other charts, receiving Platinum certification in the United States. “1, 2 Step” featuring Missy Elliott was released as the album’s second single. The song peaked in the top ten of many countries, topping the charts in Canada, and went on to become Platinum or Gold in many countries. “Oh” featuring Ludacris was released as the third single on March 5, 2005. The song performed well worldwide, appearing in the top ten of seven charts, and certified either Platinum or Gold in multiple regions.
Following the success of the album, Ciara released a CD/DVD entitled Goodies: The Videos & More in the United States on July 12, 2005 which featured remixes to “1, 2 Step” and “Oh”, as well as two new songs. The release was certified platinum in the United States. She made guest appearances on Missy Elliott’s single “Lose Control” and on Bow Wow’s single “Like You”, which both peaked at number three in the United States and obtained worldwide success. She was an opening act for Gwen Stefani’s Harajuku Lovers Tour 2005 and went on tour with Chris Brown and Bow Wow on the Holiday Jam Tour in December 2005. At the 48th Annual Grammy Awards, Ciara received four nominations for Best New Artist, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “1, 2 Step”, Best Rap Song for Missy Elliott’s single “Lose Control”, and won her last nomination, Best Short Form Music Video for Lose Control.
2006–2007: Ciara: The Evolution and acting debut
On December 5, 2006, Ciara released her second studio album, Ciara: The Evolution. According to the singer, the title of the album is “about so much more than just my personal growth – it’s about the evolution of music, the evolution of dance, the evolution of fashion.” The source of the album’s creativity such as the sound and edge comes from Ciara in general. Ciara: The Evolution became Ciara’s first number one album on the U.S. Billboard 200 and second on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts with sales of more than 338,000 becoming her highest first week of sales to date. The album went on to be certified platinum by the RIAA in the United States, within only five weeks of its release, and has sold 1.3 million copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. It sold over two million copies worldwide.
The album’s international lead single, “Get Up”, which features Chamillionaire, reached number seven in the United States and gained a platinum accreditation. It reached number five in New Zealand. The song was used for the film Step Up (2006) and featured on the film’s soundtrack. The album’s US lead single, “Promise”, reached number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100 and became her third number one single on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. “Like a Boy” was released as the second international single which reached within the top twenty in the UK, Finland, France, Ireland, Sweden Switzerland, and also in the United States. The fourth and final single from the album, “Can’t Leave ’em Alone”, reached number 10 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and number 40 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song became Ciara’s fifth single to peak in the top in New Zealand, peaking at number 4. The song achieved moderate success in other international markets.
In support of the album, Ciara went on her first headlining tour in October 2006. The tour went to seventeen different clubs in cities throughout the United States. The tour was met with mixed to positive reviews; critics were divided regarding the pre-recorded backing tracks and remarked that Ciara was slightly under-prepared to host her own headlining tour, but ultimately praised her energetic choreography. In August 2007, she headlined the Screamfest ’07 tour with fellow rapper, T.I.. Critics praised her performance for her gracious dancing and being able to command a sold out arena. Ciara, along with Chris Brown and Akon, was a support act for Rihanna’s Good Girl Gone Bad Tour in the United Kingdom. She made a guest appearance on “So What” by Field Mob. The single went on to become a top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. She also appeared on Tiffany Evans’ single “Promise Ring”. The song achieved little success on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
In addition to her music, Ciara made her acting debut in the MTV Films production All You’ve Got in May 2006. In the movie she played Becca Whiley, a teenager who is competing in a volleyball tournament. The movie received mixed to positive reviews; critics said the movie was predictable but still enjoyable.
2008–2011: Fantasy Ride, Basic Instinct and label change
In October 2008, Ciara was honored as Billboard’s “Woman of the Year”, because of her success as a recording artist and leadership in embracing the changing music business. Although her third album was originally scheduled for a September 2008 release, Fantasy Ride was released after a number of delays in May 2009. The album combines her R&B and hip hop sound from her previous albums along with a new pop and dance sound. While talking to MTV News, Ciara said, “I’m having a bit more fun with my lyrics. I’m not afraid. In the beginning, I was conscious and really protective and somewhat scared in reference to doing some things. With this album I’m not holding back, there’s a freedom. It’s just the space I’m in right now.” It became Ciara’s first top ten album in the UK and Canada. In the United States, Fantasy Ride debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, becoming Ciara’s third consecutive album to debut within the top three on the chart. To date, it has sold 193,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
“Go Girl” was the first single released from the album. It was originally the lead single from the album, but the single achieved minimum success and was later deemed a promo single. However, the single managed to reach the top of the charts in Japan. The album’s official lead single, “Never Ever”, which features Young Jeezy, was released in the United States in January 2009 and reached a peak of number nine on the U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. The second single, “Love Sex Magic”, featuring Justin Timberlake, became a worldwide hit, peaking within the top ten in twenty countries including the U.S., where it peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100. It went on to be certified platinum in Australia and received a gold accreditation in New Zealand. It received a nomination for “Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals” at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards and also for Best Choreography in a Video at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. “Like A Surgeon” was the fourth single from the album. The song received no promotion and no single cover nor music video was released. However, the song did manage to peak at number fifty-nine on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart from airplay alone. “Work”, the final single, achieved moderate success in international markets.
In July 2009, Ciara headlined the Jay-Z & Ciara Live tour with Jay-Z. Her performance received mixed reviews; critics said although her dancing was top-notch, she seemed disconnected from the crowd. She was also the support act for Britney Spears’s Circus tour, where she performed eight nights at London’s prestigious O2 Arena during June 2009. Her performance received rave reviews from critics and fans alike, who noted her dancing skills as being spectacular and arguably better than Britney Spears’. Ciara made a guest appearance on Nelly’s single “Stepped On My J’z” from his album Brass Knuckles. The song achieved minimal success in the U.S.. Ciara was also featured on Enrique Iglesias’ single, “Takin’ Back My Love”, from his Greatest Hits album. The song became an international hit, peaking in the top ten of over fifteen countries, and being certified Gold in Russia, with sales of over 100,000. In February 2010, Ciara along with Pitbull were featured on the remix to Ludacris’ hit single “How Low”. The following month, Ciara made a cameo appearance in the music video of Usher’s single, “Lil’ Freak”.
Ciara released her fourth studio album, Basic Instinct, on December 14, 2010. She told Pete Lewis of Blues & Soul magazine that the album is about her trusting her instinct and going back to the R&B/urban basics, in the days of “Goodies” and “1, 2 Step”. It was executively produced by the singer alongside her A&R agent Mark Pitts and writing/production duo Tricky Stewart and The-Dream who also produced records for her previous album, Fantasy Ride. Basic Instinct debuted at number forty-four on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 37,000 copies, becoming her only album to not peak within the top three. On the U.S. R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, the album opened at number eleven, her only album to not peak within the top two of the chart. The lead single, “Ride”, which features Ludacris, was released on April 26, 2010. It peaked at number forty-two on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, number three on the U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, becoming her twelfth top ten hit on the chart, and number seventy-five on the UK Singles Chart. The accompanying music video won the award for “Best Dance Performance” at the 2010 Soul Train Music Awards. “Speechless” was released as the second single from the album and achieved minimal success, peaking at only number seventy-four on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. “Gimmie Dat”, the third single from the album was praised by critics but failed to become a hit, peaking at only sixty-three on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, and number twenty-seven on the urban charts in the UK. In November 2010, Ciara performed at the Summerbeatz tour alongside Flo Rida, Jay Sean, Akon, Travie McCoy and Ja Rule. In the summer of 2011, Ciara was a part of the Malibu Rum Tour. She performed in seven shows across the US.
In February 2011, following rumors that Ciara had been dropped by Jive Records, she released an official statement to her Facebook page complaining of inadequate promotion and funding from the label. She stated that she received a lack of support from the label, and even paid for the promotion of some singles, such as “Gimmie Dat”, herself. The frustration she felt while working with her third and fourth albums led her to request that she be released from her contract. In May 2011, Ciara was removed from the Jive Records website roster. On July 12, 2011, it was reported that she had reunited with L.A. Reid by signing with his record label Epic Records, and was confirmed in September 2011.
2012–2013: Ciara and further acting
During an interview with Sway in the Morning in February 2012, Ciara revealed that she would be taking her time recording her fifth studio album, stating: “It’s just really about the vibe, and I’ll just tell you that it’s a good vibe going. It’s really important for me to take my time with this record and it’s important for the whole team. It’s really, really good energy.” She has been working on the album with a number of producers and songwriters, including Hit-Boy, Soundz, Diane Warren, Tricky Stewart, and The Underdogs. In an interview, Ciara said “I worked with some people that are very fresh, which I’m excited about… When it comes to artists, when it comes to writers, when it comes to producers, I really wanted to push. We pretty much reached out and worked with a lot of people that I’ve never worked with before, which is really fun.”
During a press conference with MTV in May 2012, Ciara announced her fifth studio album would be titled One Woman Army and said the lead single, “Sweat”, would be out very soon. The single, which features rapper 2 Chainz, premiered online on June 4, 2012, and was to be released via iTunes on June 19, 2012. However, the release of the single was scrapped at the last minute for unknown reasons. On August 13, 2012, Ciara revealed that the official lead single for the album would be titled “Sorry”. On September 13, 2012, the official music video for “Sorry” was premiered on BET’s 106 & Park as well as VEVO. “Sorry” was made available for purchase as a digital download on September 25, 2012, and impacted U.S. Urban contemporary and Rhythmic radio stations on October 9, 2012. In the United States, “Sorry” reached a peak at forty on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart while charting at No 22 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart listing of the top 25 songs that have yet to enter the Billboard Hot 100.
On October 21, 2012, Rap-Up magazine posted a behind-the-scenes sneak peek of “Got Me Good”, the second single from the album. The song and video, which was directed by Joseph Kahn, premiered on the Sony JumboTron in Times Square in New York City on October 25, 2012. The single was released via digital download on November 6, 2012. “Got Me Good” impacted rhythmic radio on November 13, and mainstream radio on December 4.
On April 15, 2013, the same day the album’s track listing was revealed, it was also announced that the album is not titled One Woman Army anymore and that the new title is Ciara. Due to their low performance on the charts, the label decided not to include “Sweat”, “Sorry”, and “Got Me Good” on the track list. Instead, it was later announced that a new song titled “Body Party” would serve as the lead single. It was released in March 2013 and so far reaching number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number two on the U.S. Billboard “Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs” chart . The second single is “I’m Out” featuring Nicki Minaj. The album was released on July 9, 2013. The album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 59,000 copies in the U.S. The album became Ciara’s fourth album to chart within the top three of the Billboard chart. The album charted at number two on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.
Aside from music in 2012, Ciara also starred in two movies during this time. She starred in the straight-to-DVD film, Mama, I Want to Sing!. She played Amara Winter, a preacher’s daughter who was discovered by a well-established musician. She appeared as Brie in the 2012 comedy film, That’s My Boy. Ciara made an appearance as herself playing Lauren London’s best friend on the Season 6 premiere of BET’s The Game which aired on March 26, 2013, she continued to be a recurring cast member throughout the season.
2014–present: Jackie and upcoming seventh studio album
In September 2013, producer Mike WiLL Made It revealed that Ciara had begun work on her sixth studio album. In December 2013, Ciara confirmed she was in the process of making a new album. During an interview with Rap-Up magazine Ciara revealed that recording for her sixth album began around Thanksgiving of 2013 and she would be releasing new music “really soon”. In late January 2014, Ciara premiered a live version of a song entitled “Anytime” at the Degree Women Grammys Celebration in Los Angeles, on February 2, 2014, Ciara premiered the studio version produced Boi-1da and Katalyst featuring her then-boyfriend and rapper Future. After her engagement to Future, Ciara revealed to W in April 2014 that her sixth studio album would be predominantly inspired by her then-fiancé. Ciara gave birth to her first child in May 2014. After claims of Future’s infidelity during their relationship had surfaced, it was reported that the couple’s engagement had been called off. Following their very public break-up, Ciara’s album release was further postponed to 2015, and during this time the singer “quietly” recorded new music, while concentrating on motherhood.
“I Bet”, the lead single from her upcoming album Jackie, was released on January 26, 2015. In May 2015, Ciara embarked on her first headlining tour in six years. The month-long Jackie Tour kicked off on May 3, 2015 in Chicago and included stops in New York, Boston, New Orleans, Dallas, and Los Angeles. The first round of US dates wrapped May 31 in San Francisco. Ciara’s sixth album, Jackie, was released on May 1, 2015. It includes the singles “I Bet” and “Dance like We’re Making Love”. The album debuted at number 17 on the Billboard 200 with 25,000 equivalent album units (19,900 in sales) and has the lowest first-week sales amongst her first six albums.
Ciara is currently working on a seventh studio album and has stated that the album will feature her undertaking a new musical direction. On January 27, 2017, it was announced that Ciara had signed a deal with Warner Bros. Records.
Music and voice
She is known for her often “breathy soprano” vocals. With the release of her debut single “Goodies”, Ciara was referred to as the Princess of Crunk&B. Allison Stewart of The Washington Post commented that she has a “reedy, agile voice, capable of conveying the only three emotions (sexy, sassy, sad) an R&B singer needs. Randall Roberts of the Los Angeles Times commented “Ciara has been the most synthetic of the R&B divas over the past decade, an electro-leaning vocalist whose instrumental palate has heavily favored stark 808 beats, sassy and seductive vocal lines.” In reviewing her second album Ciara: The Evolution, Jody Rosen of Entertainment Weekly writes “Ciara’s comfort with rave-inspired beats sets her apart from Cassie, Amerie, Rihanna, and other would-Beyoncés singing is nimble throughout: She whispers, coos, wails, and reels off speedy syncopations worthy of Beyoncé herself.” Her third album, Fantasy Ride, saw the singer showcasing a new pop and dance direction. Ciara’s music is generally contemporary R&B, but she also incorporates various styles of musical genres including, hip hop, crunk, rap, dance-pop, electropop and funk into her songs. Critics have described her singles “Goodies”, “1, 2 Step”, “Get Up”, and “Go Girl” as club bangers.
Ciara’s debut album featured production from Jazze Pha who discovered her. Critics compared the album to late singer Aaliyah and said it had qualities of Destiny’s Child. On her second album, Ciara worked with one of her debut album collaborators Lil Jon on “That’s Right”, sampling Pretty Tony’s “Fix It in the Mix”. She has also taken to sampling songs from other artist such as, Lyn Collins’s “Think (About It)” and Rob Base’s “It Takes Two” on “Make It Last Forever”, Jive Rhythm Trax’s 80’s electro cut “122 BPM” on “C.R.U.S.H” and also Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes’ “If You Don’t Know Me by Now”, sampling the chorus of the song onto “Never Ever”.
Ciara said that watching Destiny’s Child and Janet Jackson perform on television inspired her to pursue a career in music, and cites Jackson and her brother Michael as her biggest inspirations. Ciara considered herself to reach “a career pinnacle” when she featured on Janet Jackson’s 2008 album Discipline. She has cited Beyoncé as an influence, citing her career longevity as an influence continuing to say “I have a lot of respect for her. I respect any woman that works hard and gets success from the hard work that they put into it”.
Ciara spoke of Michael Jackson’s legacy, “Whenever someone asks me who inspires me to do what I do, I always say Michael. That’s it for me. He’s everything to me. He’s really a part of the reason why. He’s going to be remembered in so many ways for me. I feel it’s important for me to continue to let my generation know how important he was to music.” Ciara also cites Whitney Houston, Aaliyah, TLC, SWV, Monica and Salt-n-Pepa, as influences. Her second studio album Ciara: The Evolution (2006) was influenced by Michael Jackson, Prince, and pop singer Madonna. During the recording of her fifth self-titled album Ciara (2013), she was inspired by Al Green and Missy Elliott.
Stage and alter ego
Ciara has received praise for her stage presence and routines during live performances. Dalondo Moultrie of The Morning Call’s praised Ciara’s stage presence saying that she “put on one of the best performances I have seen yet at [Crocodile Rock]”. Moultrie continued to call her dance steps “incredible”, noting that it was in sync with the music, “each pelvic thrust or body-bending twist” and the periodic bursts of light. In conclusion, Moultrie praised Ciara’s live performances and their “high-energy songs, sexy dance moves, flawless vocals and a top-flight light show”.
Sia Michel of The New York Times praised Ciara’s relentless professional presence stating: “Ciara led a squad of hip-hop dancers through stylishly choreographed routines. Striding about in a headset, she was a commanding and relentlessly professional presence.”
At the time of the release of Fantasy Ride (2009) Ciara introduced her alter ego “Super C”. Ciara said that Super C is her “inner strength and aggressive persona” – a futuristic, superhero-esque woman, loosely based on the robotic character Ciara portrayed in the “Go Girl” music video. Ciara described her reasoning for developing an alter ego, “There’s so much negative energy in the world, especially within the blogging world, they try so hard to tear you down. [With the superhero concept] it’s like, ‘I refuse to let you and that negative energy tear me down or stop any blessing that I know is there for me.’ That’s when the inner superhero comes out.”
With the release of her debut single “Goodies”, Ciara was referred to as the Princess of Crunk&B. Allison Stewart of The Washington Post commented that she has a “reedy, agile voice, capable of conveying the only three emotions (sexy, sassy, sad) an R&B singer needs. Randall Roberts of Los Angeles Times commented that “Ciara has been the most synthetic of the R&B divas over the past decade, an electro-leaning vocalist whose instrumental palate has heavily favored stark 808 beats, sassy and seductive vocal lines.” In the early to mid-2000s, some crunk music hits like “Get Low”, “Goodies”, “Yeah!” and “Freek-a-Leek” produced by Lil Jon climbed to the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 charts. Both “Yeah!” and “Goodies” were the first tracks to introduce the substyle of crunk music and contemporary R&B, called crunk&B, to the public. Both of those tracks (performed by Usher and Ciara, respectively) were the main mainstream hits of 2004. Since then, crunk&B has been one of the most popular genres of sung African-American music, along with electropop, the genre that replaced crunk and crunk&B in the charts in 2008. After the album’s lead single reached the summit of the US Billboard Hot 100, it spent seven weeks at number one, becoming the longest-running number-one debut single by a female artist since 1977.
The album’s lead single’s success exemplified urban music’s commercial dominance during the early 2000s, which featured massive crossover success on the Billboard charts by R&B and hip hop artists. In 2004, all 12 songs that topped the Billboard Hot 100 were African-American recording artists and accounted for 80% of the number-one R&B hits that year. Along with Usher’s streak of singles, Top 40 radio and both pop and R&B charts were topped by OutKast’s “Hey Ya!”, Snoop Dogg’s “Drop It Like It’s Hot”, Terror Squad’s “Lean Back”, and Ciara’s “Goodies”. Chris Molanphy of The Village Voice later remarked that “by the early 2000s, urban music was pop music.”
Ciara is married to Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. They began dating in early 2015 and announced their engagement on March 11, 2016. They were married on July 6, 2016 at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, England. Together, they have one child, a daughter, born in April 2017.
Ciara also has a son, born in May 2014, from her relationship with Future. Ciara and Future were engaged in October 2013, but called off the engagement in August 2014.
Ciara became the face of Jay-Z’s Rocawear clothing line and spokesperson for the women campaign entitled “I Will Not Lose”, which debuted in the summer of 2007. In the October issue of Vibe Magazine, she appeared, apparently nude, on the magazine cover but claimed Vibe had airbrushed her clothes off. She told MTV News that she was hurt by the photos and was quite shocked when she finally got her hands on the month’s issue. She later confirmed that she was in fact clothed. In September 2008, Ciara contributed to the song “Just Stand Up!” with fifteen other female artists, who shared the stage to perform the song live on September 5, 2008 during the “Stand Up to Cancer” television special. The proceeds from the single were given to the fundraiser. The television special helped raise $100 million for cancer research.
In 2009, Ciara became the face of Dosomething.org’s “Do Something 101” campaign to raise school supplies for those in need at the start of the school year. She filmed a public service announcement to endorse the campaign.
In 2009, Ciara signed a multimillion-dollar deal with the modeling agency Wilhelmina Models. After signing the deal she has been in many magazine spreads. In addition to that, she also has her eyes set on beginning a new clothing line. In June 2008, she was in talks with the department store Steve & Barry’s to create an affordable clothing line, but it never happened. On November 9, 2009, it was announced that Ciara would be modeling in the German edition of Vogue. During that time, it was also announced that Ciara would be the new face of a major multimedia ad campaign for Verizon’s smartphone the LG Chocolate Touch. Ciara filmed a commercial for the campaign, which features her dancing to her 2009 single, “Work”. In March 2010, it was officially confirmed and announced that Ciara was the spokesperson in the new ad campaign for Adidas Originals. A commercial for the campaign was released the same month, featuring numerous other celebrities.
On May 12, 2016, it was announced that Ciara signed a modeling contract with IMG. Later that year, she became a Global Brand Ambassador for the cosmetics giant Revlon.
She released her debut album Goodies on September 28, 2004 via LaFace Records. It charted at #1 in US R&B and #3 otherwise in the country. She was able to sell 2,748,000 copies of the album in U.S. only and was certified as 3x Platinum. The album is about 50 minutes long.
In 2006, she appeared in sports / drama film All You’ve Got for her role as Becca Watley. The film debuted on MTV.
First TV Show
In 2012, she appeared in reality singing show Idols South Africa as a guest judge in Season 8 Top 2 – Final.
She takes help from personal trainer Gunnar Peterson, who also helps several other celebrities like Kim Kardashian.
Ciara Favorite Things
Movies – Godfather (1972)
Her music influences include Michael Jackson and Sade.
Ciara has two pet dogs namely, Tyson and Georgia.
Ciara was born in Texas but had spent her childhood in Arizona, California, New York, Utah, Nevada and Germany due to her father’s job in the army.
Ciara was so influenced by the music that she formed a girl group “Hearsay”, consisting of three girls. The band ended soon after due to differences among the group members.
She is addicted to dental flossing and ice chewing.
Whenever she visits a new country, she does study its history.
Ciara is good friends with Bow Wow. She is also friends with Missy Elliott and Kim Kardashian.
She was a cheerleader in her school.
She has worked with music producer Jazze Pha in the past and recorded 4 songs with him. Ciara also credits him as her “music soulmate”.
Her name is pronounced as “Sierra”.
She used to tower over most of the people while in school.
She has revealed that she initially wanted to be a model. It was after watching Destiny’s Child on TV that she decided to become a musician.
Ciara has two dogs (of Great Danes breed) named, Naomi and Prince.
Briana Evigan is best known for her roles as Andie West in the Step Up series and Cassidy Tappan in Sorority Row. She started dancing at the age of 9 and is still dancing as part of her career today. Evigan has been noted as a Scream Queen for starring in many horror and thriller films, such as Sorority Row, Burning Bright, Mother’s Day, The Devil’s Carnival, its sequel, Alleluia!, Stash House, Mine Games, and the second season of From Dusk Till Dawn.
Briana Evigan – ‘High Strung’ Premiere in Los Angeles
Briana Evigan – 2016 Napa Valley Film Festival in Yountville
Briana Evigan – Da Man Magazine (June 2014)
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Briana Evigan in Da Man Magazine (June 2014)
Briana Evigan actress in Da Man Magazine (June 2014)
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BRIANA EVIGAN AT ESPYS EVENT IN HOLLYWOOD
Briana Evigan Bello Magazine 2014
Briana Evigan from Instagram. Hot collection for her fans
Briana Evigan Instagram. Hot collection for her fans
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Briana Evigan from Instagram collection for her fans
Briana Evigan Instagram. Hot collection for fans
Briana Evigan in Bikini – Instagram
Occupation Actress, dancer, singer-songwriter, choreographer
Years active 1996–present
Age: 31 years and 5 months
Zodiac Sign Libra
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Height 5 feet 5 inch (165 cm)
Measurement 36-26-36 inches (91-66-91 cm)
Bra size 34B
Education: Los Angeles Valley College
Early and personal life
Evigan was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Pamela C. Serpe, a dancer, model, and actress, and actor Greg Evigan. She has Polish (from her paternal grandmother) and Italian from her maternal grandfather heritage. She is the youngest of three siblings, with brother Jason and sister Vanessa Lee. She has studied dance since she was nine. She is one of the singers and plays keyboards in the group Moorish Idol. She also undertook a speech and communication degree at Los Angeles Valley College. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California, where she usually has Fanchats with fans through UStream, and has her own YouTube channel, in which she posts Work out videos.
A professional dancer, Evigan has appeared in music videos for Linkin Park, Flo Rida, T-Pain and Enrique Iglesias. She has also had small roles in television series and films such as Bottom’s Up, Something Sweet and Fear Itself.
In 2008, she won the breakout role of Andie West in the sequel to the 2006 dance drama Step Up, Step Up 2: The Streets. Filming took place in late 2007 in Baltimore and was released February 14, 2008. The film, which met with negative reviews with Rotten Tomatoes (receiving 24%), achieved box office success earning a worldwide gross of $148,424,320. Both Evigan and co-star Robert Hoffman earned the Best Kiss Award at the 2008 MTV Movie Awards.
In 2009, S. Darko, a sequel to the 2001 cult-hit horror Donnie Darko, was released. Evigan played Samantha Darko’s best friend, Corey. The film stars James Lafferty and Ed Westwick. A theatrical release was scrapped and was released Straight-to-DVD on May 12, 2009. Unlike Donnie Darko, the film received negative reviews.
In August 2008, Summit Entertainment announced Evigan has signed on to portray the central character Cassidy Tappan in the remake of the low-budget horror film Sorority Row. The screenplay was written by Good Luck Chuck writer Josh Stolberg and directed by Stewart Hendler. The film was budgeted at $12,500,000. Evigan stars alongside Audrina Patridge, Rumer Willis and Jamie Chung. Sorority Row was released on September 11, 2009 and debuted at No. 6 at the box office and earned worldwide $26,735,797. Critical reception was mixed to negative. Evigan’s performance was well received by critics. The leading female cast members earned a ShoWest Award for “Female Stars of Tomorrow” in April 2009. The DVD release was February 23, 2010.
In February 2009, Evigan announced in an interview she has signed on for another remake. The film will be a remake of the cult slasher horror film Mother’s Day and will be directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, best known for his work with previous Lionsgate films such as the Saw trilogy. Bousman previously directed Evigan in an episode of Fear Itself in 2008. The film will co-star A. J. Cook and Jaime King. The film has suffered numerous push backs, and was finally released on May 8, 2012 on DVD and Blu-ray. The film was also part of the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.
In January 2009, Evigan was confirmed by Lionsgate to star in Burning Bright. She plays the lead female role, Kelly Taylor. In the film, “A young woman and her autistic brother find themselves trapped in their house with a ravenous tiger during a hurricane”. Critical reception was extremely positive. Despite this, the film was announced to be released Straight-to-DVD on August 17, 2010.
Evigan played the central character in the indie drama romance film Subject: I Love You.
She stars in The Devil’s Carnival, a short film that got a 30 city world tour that began in April 15, 2012. Evigan later confirmed that she had reprised her role in its sequel, The Devil’s Carnival: Alleluia!, which was released in late 2015.
On 2011, during a UStream, Evigan announced that she was working in a TV series with her family, though nothing has been confirmed yet. She was scheduled to star as the protagonist of Left for Red: Betrayal, the first of a trilogy which centered on a young woman seeking vengeance on the soldiers who sold her to a sex trafficking group, but has been shelved due to budget issues.
In 2014, Evigan reprised her role as Andie West in the fifth installment of the Step Up series, Step Up: All In. She was later cast Love Is All You Need? as Jude, a heterosexual woman living in a world where homosexuality is right, and heterosexuality is the wrong.
In 2015, Evigan announced, via Twitter that she would be recurring, alongside Danny Trejo in the second season of the Action-Vampire TV Series From Dusk Till Dawn as Sonja, “an American expatriate working as a tattoo artist in a Mexican Mercado – who also has a sideline forging papers and passports out of her back room”. The season premiered August 25, 2015 on El Rey.
In 2017, she joined director James Kicklighter’s Angel of Anywhere, with co-stars Ser’Darius Blain (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), David A. Gregory, and introducing Axel Roldos.
Trained under choreographer/reality TV celebrity Shane Sparks.
Appeared in two music videos: “Numb” by Linkin Park and “Push” by Enrique Iglesias.
Co-founder / singer / keyboardist for the pop / alternative rock band Moorish Idol.
She has Polish (from her paternal grandmother), Italian (from her maternal grandfather), and English ancestry.
Went to school with Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen.
Christina Milian is Best Known For Her singles such as “AM to PM”, “When You Look at Me”, “Dip It Low”, “Whatever U Want”, “Say I” and others.
Christina Milian at a Pool Party at Kia Motors Malibu Estate
Christina Milian at CurveYourReality Launch Event in New York
Christina Milian at Focus Premiere in LA
Christina Milian at Privé Nightclub in Atlanta
Christina Milian at the Go Pool At Flamingo Las Vegas
Christina Milian at Warwick Night Club in Hollywood
Christina Milian Bikini Candids in Miami
Christina Milian Booty in Shorts at Runyon Canyon Park in LA
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Christina Milian Cleavage Candids in Beverly Hills
Christina Milian for Maxim Magazine Photoshoot by Jennyy Vi
Christina Milian from Snapchat, Instagram (May 2017)
Christina Milian in 2017 Photoshoot for Fashion Bomb Daily
Christina Milian in Bikini at Miami Beach
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Christina Milian in Bikini on the Beach in Miami
Christina Milian in FHM Magazine – May 2016
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Christina Milian in Red Bikini in Miami
Christina Milian in Ripped Jeans for ‘Read Across America’ Program in LA
Christina Milian in Rolling Out Magazine Photoshoot – January 2016
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Christina Milian on the TV Show ‘Extra’ in Times Square in NY
Christina Milian out with her Daughter Violet in Venice Beach
Christina Milian See-Through Candids in West Hollywood
Christina Milian Swimsuit Candids in Ibiza
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Paris Hilton and Christina Milian at the Beach in Malibu
Christina Milian has been famous since signing for Def Jam when she was just 19 years old. Along with that success came a need to spend her cash (or we assume she feels like she needs to spend it) as not only has she transformed her appearance through plastic surgery, she’s also purchased some pretty nice rides. Case in point; a $180,000 orange Bentley. Add to that a Rolls Royce and you know the girl’s got taste.
Born Name Christine Flores
Occupation Singer songwriter actress
Years active 1999–present
Age: 30 years and 11 months
Sun Sign Libra
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Height 5 ft 2 in or 157 cm
Measurements 36-23-35 in or 91.5-58.5-89 cm
Bra Size 34B
She has Cuban-American ancestry.
Milian attended Matthew Henson Middle School in Pomonkey, Maryland in Charles County.
Milian further went to Westlake High School.
Father – Don Flores
Mother – Carmen (née Milian)
Siblings – Danielle Flores (Younger Sister), Elizabeth Flores (Younger Sister)
She is signed to William Morris Endeavor Entertainment.
Christina kept Australian music duo, Kasey Osborne and Kelsey-Maree Eckstein as her manager in February 2010.
For her acting career, she signed with Brillstein Entertainment Partners in September 2012.
R&B, dance, hip-hop, pop
Cash Money, Def Soul, The Inc., Interscope, Island, MySpace, Radio Killa, Young Money
At the age of 19, Milian signed a contract with Def Jam. In 2001, Milian released her self-titled debut album, which featured the singles “AM to PM” and “When You Look at Me”; “AM to PM” charted within the Top 40 of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and both peaked in the top three on the UK Singles Chart. In 2004, Milian released her second studio album It’s About Time, which provided her first major U.S. hit, “Dip It Low”, which reached number five on the U.S. Billboard chart. “Whatever U Want” was released as the album’s second single. Both singles charted within the Top 10 of the UK chart.
In 2006, Milian released her third studio album So Amazin’. The album produced one single, “Say I”, which peaked in the Top 30 of the US Billboard chart. A month after the release of So Amazin’, Milian’s representative confirmed that she had left Island Records due to creative differences. Milian signed with Interscope Records in 2009. A single, ballad “Us Against the World”, was released in October 2008. In 2012, Milian signed to Young Money Entertainment, which will release her fourth studio album.
Although Milian is best known for her singing career, she originally wanted to be an actress. Her first lead role was in the 2003 film Love Don’t Cost a Thing, and she subsequently had lead roles in Be Cool and the 2006 horror film Pulse. Milian had a minor role in Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, and starred as the lead role in the straight-to-DVD film Bring It On: Fight to the Finish, training with former Cleveland Cavaliers dancer Kelly Wilson. Milian has since been cast in the 2010 ABC Family Original Movie Christmas Cupid, alongside Ashley Benson and Chad Michael Murray.
On September 4, 2009, Milian and R&B singer-songwriter The-Dream eloped in Las Vegas, and she gave birth to their daughter, Violet, on February 26, 2010. Milian and The-Dream announced their separation on July 12, 2010. From 2015 to 2016, she acted in Grandfathered.
Milian was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, and is Cuban American. She was born to parents Don Flores and Carmen Milian, and raised in Waldorf, Maryland. She has been faced with the challenges of being an Afro-Latino She says apropos of that:
I’m Cuban but [people] didn’t get it because I was also brown-skinned… Latinos come in all colors, all shades… You should see my mom and her brothers and sisters… We just vary in color, shapes and sizes. But we’re still Latinos — that doesn’t change a damn thing.
Flores changed her name and adopted her mother’s maiden name (Milian) in the hopes of landing a wider range of acting roles. The oldest of three sisters, including Danielle and Elizabeth, she moved with her family to Waldorf, Maryland, soon after her birth. Milian was four years old when she showed an interest in show business, and when her family realized that she was a talented actress, she became determined to pursue an entertainment career. As a child, Milian was “very imaginative and very creative”, and watching television and listening to the radio became her life. They inspired her to have fun, and she convinced her parents that she “did not want to be inside the TV”, although it took some time to convince them. By the time she was nine years old, Milian had begun auditioning with local talent agencies, shot commercials for Wendy’s and Honeycomb, and played the lead role in the musical Annie. Milian’s mother noticed her daughter’s potential and left her husband and moved to Los Angeles with her three daughters when Milian was 13 years old. Her father had to stay in Maryland and divorced her mother soon after the move.
When Milian moved to Los Angeles, her only desire was to be an actress. She always wanted to be in the record business, but did not know how to obtain a recording contract. During this time, she was a host for Disney Channel’s series Movie Surfers. After living in Los Angeles for six months, Milian moved into the same apartment complex as songwriter and producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins. Jerkins heard about Milian from a boy band he was working with and once he heard her sing, they began working together. For a year and a half, Milian went into a studio every day and worked with Jerkins, which is where she started meeting people in the record business. She began writing songs at the age of 17 because she needed a demo to help her obtain a recording contract. According to Milian, every time she recorded a song, the producer would refuse to give her the demo, or would write lyrics that she did not agree with. She felt that she had to write a song, record a demo, and send it out on her own.
2001–02: Christina Milian, record deal and minor acting
Milian made her first professional musical appearance on rapper Ja Rule’s second studio album Rule 3:36 (2000), performing vocals on the song “Between Me and You”. The song was released as the album’s lead single in 2000, peaking at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100, and in the top 30 of the UK Singles Chart. Milian co-wrote and performed backing vocals for the track “Play” for Jennifer Lopez’s album J. Lo (2001), and co-wrote “Same Ol’ Same Ol'”, the second single from girl group PYT’s debut album PYT (Down with Me) (2001). Milian’s collaboration with Ja Rule led to a record deal with Def Soul Records, prompted by his affiliation with Murder Inc. Records, an imprint that was distributed through Def Jam, the parent label of Def Soul Records. She travelled to Sweden and recorded her self-titled debut album. The album was released on October 9, 2001 in the UK, peaking at number 23 and selling a total of 101,986 copies. Internationally, the album peaked at number 36 in the Netherlands, and number 98 in Sweden. The album’s domestic release was postponed because of the September 11 attacks, which occurred just two weeks before its release date. Her label opted to release it later that year, in the fourth quarter, but as Milian explained, new artists generally do not release their albums during that time. As a result, the album was again delayed until the first quarter of 2002; however, Milian eventually opted not to release it. Two singles were taken from the album, “AM to PM” and “When You Look at Me”, both of which charted worldwide. A music video for the track “Get Away” was filmed in Paris, although it was not officially released as a single.
The critical response to the album was mixed to generally positive. Imran Ahmed of the New Musical Express predicted that based on the record, “genius can’t be more than a few albums away”. Contrastingly, entertainment.ie writer Andrew Lynch suggested that Milian needed original ideas. Milian believed that the public expected “a certain thing” from her when she first appeared with Ja Rule, however she wanted to record the type of music she was signed to do. She said that “AM to PM” was a “cool record,” but it was not what the public expected. Milian approached the executives at her record company, Island Def Jam, and “cussed them all out”, telling them that they were not listening to her. She felt that she had gained their respect by explaining that she was serious about her musical career. In the following years, she was featured on the track “It’s All Gravy”, a duet with British rapper Romeo, which was a UK top ten hit; provided the theme song for the hit Disney Channel animated series Kim Possible, “Call Me, Beep Me!”; and collaborated with Hilary Duff on Duff’s Christmas album Santa Claus Lane (2002), on the song “I Heard Santa on the Radio”.
“I’m kind of happy that I was never the successful actress that went into music. But now that people know me for my music, it’s definitely worked out for my acting career.”
Milian on her music and acting careers.
Although Milian is best known for her singing career, she originally wanted to be an actress. When asked whether she prefers singing or acting, Milian said that “they’re both my passion. But, honestly, if I had to choose, it would probably be my music. I love writing. I love listening. I love the challenge of it.” Milian has also stated that she loves “performing live on the stage … above all else. It’s my favorite.”
Milian’s first major acting role was offered by the Disney Channel to join The Mickey Mouse Club; however, she did not accept and opted to star as a reporter on Movie Surfers. During this time, she had minor roles in film and television, including Sister, Sister, Smart Guy, The Steve Harvey Show, Get Real, The Wood and American Pie. In 2002, Milian was appointed the host of the live competitive music series Becoming Presents: Wannabe on MTV, where she met director Joseph Kahn. Kahn suggested she audition for a lead role in the film Torque. Her audition was successful and she played a minor role in the film. She was subsequently cast in her first lead role in Love Don’t Cost a Thing. Milian has been described as a role model to young girls; she has said that there are a lot of people who young girls look up to, but “at the end of the day you have to be your own person and love yourself.” Milian worked with the Children Uniting Nations charity, in which she was a big sister to foster children, and says her favorite charity is the Penny Lane Foundation. Milian was awarded with a humanitarian award at The Reign fundraiser from the Elton John AIDS Foundation for being a role model for young children. Milian said, “I’ve never been rewarded that way and never been acknowledged like that. That was really nice of them, and I was happy I was able to show up for the kids.”
2003–04: It’s About Time and acting debut
“My first single off my last album, ‘AM to PM’, was more of a kiddie kind of thing, very pop. This new single is more R&B, kind of a club/party kind of vibe. And I’m excited about it ’cause it’s a new me. I’m 22 now and there’s been some maturity, and it’s nice for people to see this change.”
Milian on her growth between albums.
Milian felt that Island Def Jam was confused as to how they wanted her image to be portrayed; one second she was young and singing “AM to PM”, and next she was a grown woman singing “Get Away”. She realized that the change confused the audience, and that “nobody was buying it”. In 2003, Milian’s label Def Soul was shut down and absorbed by its parent Def Jam, although Milian was instead moved over to Island Records. After the international release of her debut album, Milian went back into the recording studio. The singer felt that music trends had changed into rock music, hardcore hip hop and tribute songs, and her music did not fall into those categories. Milian decided to stop recording and toured overseas for a year and a half. When she returned to the US, she decided not to release her previous album domestically, and started working on a new album. Milian traveled the world, working with the popular producers Bloodshy & Avant, “Darkchild”, Cory Rooney, Warryn Campbell, Bryan-Michael Cox and Polli Paul.
Milian’s second studio album, It’s About Time, was released in the US on July 13, 2004. The critical response to the album was mixed; the club tracks, most notably lead single “Dip It Low”, were praised while the ballads were said to be disappointing. The style and sound of the album was compared to that of Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez by several critics. Milian later admitted that her new sexy image for “Dip It Low” and the whole album was mainly for shock value. She had to make her way back into the US market, and by choosing a sexier image, she made a name for herself. “Dip It Low” was also meant to show that she was not the same 18-year-old girl in the “AM to PM” video. To create her new image, Milian also decided to change her appearance and lightened her hair. Taking inspiration from Janet Jackson who constantly changed her image, Milian thought to herself, “‘When did I like Janet Jackson the most?’ It was when she had her lightened hair.”
Milian believed that the album was more R&B when compared to her “bubble-gum” pop debut album. The change was reflected in the album’s lead single, “Dip It Low”, which was more of a club and R&B track than her previous pop release “AM to PM”. Milian performed as an opening act on the Usher and Kanye West tour to promote her album. The album debuted and peaked at number 14 on the Billboard 200 album chart and number 21 in the UK, selling a total of 382,000 and 63,708 copies respectively, and received a Grammy Award nomination for “Best Contemporary R&B Album” in 2005. The album’s first single, “Dip It Low”, became Milian’s biggest hit to date, reaching number two in the UK and number five in the US. The single was certified Gold by the RIAA for digital sales, and earned a Grammy Award nomination for “Best Rap/Sung Collaboration”. The album’s second and final single, “Whatever U Want”, featuring Joe Budden, failed to reprise the success of the lead single but reached the top ten in the UK.
Milian starred in Be Cool, the sequel to Get Shorty, with John Travolta and Uma Thurman, and recorded two songs for its soundtrack. She was then cast in a lead role in the horror film Pulse, starring alongside Kristen Bell and Ian Somerhalder. The film was a remake of the Japanese film Kairo (2001), and was adapted by Wes Craven and Ray Wright. Filming took place in Romania, a traumatic time for Milian, where she endured racial abuse and discovered that boyfriend Nick Cannon was cheating on her. Milian has also appeared in two video games: Def Jam Vendetta (2003), where she plays Angel, a mob boss’ girlfriend, and as one of the female leads, Carmen Mendez, in the video game Need for Speed: Undercover (2008).
2005–06: So Amazin’ and record departure
Whereas Milian’s previous albums had pop and R&B stylings, she was encouraged by Island Def Jam to target a new audience and release an urban record. Explaining the change, Milian said that one of her main problems was that previous releases would often find mainstream success, but would be relatively unsuccessful on urban radio. As an R&B artist, she wanted to build her core audience–a true fan base that would support her through time–to increase her career’s longevity. The main purpose of her genre change was to go back to the streets and add to her core audience. To create a more urban record, Milian had a list of producers that she wanted to work with. L.A. Reid suggested to Milian that she should work with Cool & Dre, with whom she ended up working with as the first people to start off the album. Although Milian was originally supposed to work with several different music producers, she felt that the chemistry they had in the first week was so “instant and real” that she felt she could not get a better “vibe” with anybody else other than them. Milian ended up working with Cool & Dre on the majority of the production of the album, producing ten of the album’s eleven tracks together.The album completed within a three-month period, whereas Milian’s previous albums would take six months to a year.
Milian’s third studio album, So Amazin’, was released on May 16, 2006. The album’s lead single, “Say I”, featured rapper Young Jeezy. The single saw peak positions of number four in the UK, and number twenty-one in the US. So Amazin’ debuted and peaked at number eleven on the Billboard 200 albums chart, selling 54,000 copies in its first week and 163,000 copies in total. Internationally, the album peaked at number 55 on the Swiss Albums Chart, 67 on the UK Albums Chart, and 139 on the France Albums Chart. Reviews of So Amazin’ were mixed; critics felt that while Milian claimed that she was displaying the various sides of her personality, the album could “only scratch the surface of who she really is.” “Say I” was praised by several critics, and was described as “instantly rousing” and “intoxicating”. In June 2006, Milian’s representative confirmed that she had been dropped by Island Def Jam. In an interview with Rap-Up, Milian revealed she was dropped a week after her album was released. The singer believed it was a “budget cut”, and that Island Def Jam Music Group wanted to spend more money on label mate Rihanna. She said, “it was embarrassing. It was a week after my album got put out. I would be in my room a lot of the time crying by myself.” After leaving Def Jam, Milian released her first compilation album, The Best of Christina Milian (2006).
After the production of So Amazin’ in 2006, Milian began dating Andre Lyon from the production group Cool & Dre. The pair dated until February 2009, when they decided to go on a break. Milian said that they were still really close, and decided to break up because it was “hard to grow together when you live on two different coasts”. The singer wanted to take more opportunities and learn more about herself, which she often let go when in a relationship, but felt that she was in a now-or-never situation. Milian described Lyon as an amazing guy, and said that although there was a chance for the couple in the future, she needed to focus on herself.
2007–10: Elope and hiatus
Following her departure from Island Def Jam Music Group, Milian signed with MySpace Records in 2008. She began writing songs and recording in the studio with numerous different producers, including Cool & Dre, J. R. Rotem, The Runners, Danja, Terry “MaddScientist” Thomas, T-Pain, Jim Jonsin and Toby Gad. Milian was featured on the cover of Rap-Up’s 2008 Winter issue, in which she announced that the album’s title was Dream in Color (later retitled as Elope). A single was released in October 2008, ballad “Us Against the World”. It was written by Milian and produced by Madd Scientist. The single, described by Milian as a “cinematic power ballad”, premiered via MySpace on October 6, 2008, and was made available by digital download the next day. Milian felt that Madd Scientist “brought the best out of me” while producing “Us Against the World”, and “was really able to do some amazing things with my vocals”.
After recording songs with the aforementioned producers, Milian took a break from music and started filming Bring It On: Fight to the Finish. When Milian returned to music, she concentrated on promoting her single “Us Against the World”, and shot its music video. Since then, Milian said that she became “a little bit more meticulous with what I feel deserved to be on the album”, and resumed recording. Songs recorded for the album included the 1990s Madonna-styled ballad “Stay”, Euro-club record “Tug of War” and the feel-good song “Diamonds”, which featured Kanye West. Other features included Rick Ross on the Cool & Dre produced track “Blissful”, and Pitbull.
In early 2009, Milian began working with The-Dream, Tricky Stewart, and L.O.S. Da Maestro, which led to her signing a deal with Radio Killa Records. Milian revealed that aside from “Us Against the World”, The-Dream and Tricky Stewart would be producing all the songs on her album. In March 2009, Milian changed the album’s title to Elope. Regarding the album’s title change, Milian explained, “the definition of elope is to run away secretly with one’s beloved. This next album is about taking responsibility for yourself and making your own decisions.” In June 2009, The-Dream said that the album was finished. Upon completion of the album, Milian said it represented “independence, not having to answer to any type of ‘authority’, being a woman at her best and feeling very confident”. She said that fans could expect an “edgy sound with lots of strong powerful anthems. Big up tempos, R&B and Pop at it’s best and two big ballads”.
In August 2009, Milian confirmed that she had signed a deal to release Elope through Interscope Records, with a 2010 release date. Originally scheduled to be released in 2009, Tricky Stewart explained the delay, saying “we just got our label deals done, so the reason why some of these projects got delayed had to do with technicalities and things of that nature”. The album has been furthered delayed because of Milian’s marriage to The-Dream and her pregnancy. In January 2010, Milian said that she was going back into the studio in the summer to record more material. Although the album had already been finished when Milian took a break for her pregnancy, she wanted to “go back and re-do some of the music and make some new songs and find my new inspiration”. In October 2009, Tricky Stewart said that another single had yet to be chosen, and that it would be the first single off Elope. Reported choices for the first single include “Zipper”, “I’m a Cheat”, and “Supersonic”.
Milian starred as the main character in the Christmas television movie for the ABC Family channel entitled Snowglobe, alongside Lorraine Bracco. She was to be a leading character in The CW’s new show Eight Days a Week as Olivia, alongside Mario Lopez, but The CW decided not to pick up the series due to the Writers Guild of America strike. Milian had a minor role in Ghosts of Girlfriends Past alongside Matthew McConaughey, and starred as the lead role in the straight-to-DVD film Bring It On: Fight to the Finish. and as one of the female leads, Carmen Mendez, in the video game Need for Speed: Undercover (2008).
2010–2014: Return to music, The Voice and Dancing with the Stars
Milian was scheduled to resume recording in July 2010 to complete the album; however, Milian opted to focus on her acting career. Despite the separation, Milian and The-Dream continued to “work together and write together”. At the 2010 Los Angeles Fashion Week, Milian performed “Zipper” and “Dip It Low”. Milian has worked on a fourth studio album since 2008, but its release has frequently been delayed. At the 2010 American Music Awards, she said it would be ready in 2011. In June 2011, her collaboration with The Jackie Boyz titled Memory was released in Japan. It is set to appear on their album Songs In My Blackberry.
NBC announced on October 27 that Milian would serve as the official Social Media Correspondent for The Voice. The role, previously held by Alison Haislip, saw Milian make regular appearances during the live broadcasts. She will also interact with fans through Facebook, Twitter, NBC.com and NBC Live. She has since left the show.
On February 12, 2012, Lil’ Wayne said that Christina Milian had joined Young Money, and will release her fourth album through Young Money Entertainment. The next day, a song titled “Mr. Valentine” leaked onto the internet. Milian told Carson Daly on 97.1 AMP Radio. “Yeah, I’ve signed with Young Money. It was pretty awesome. This weekend we had a big party, a big YMCMB party, and Drake was performing and we were all up on the stage and Wayne got up there and he announced it himself. And so I was kind of surprised and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, this is awesome!'” Milian is currently recording her fourth album. “We’re just getting started on it,” she said. “I’ve already halfway gotten there and when my mom and I went to Wayne and we played him some of the music, off the second song, he was like, ‘I love it. Let’s do this deal.’ I have some music that’s already going to be on it and the second half I’m working with them now. When they did a little background check, they saw even the songwriting, all that kind of stuff adds on top of, alright, she’s an actress, she’s a pretty face, she can actually sing, but not to mention she’s a songwriter. I thought that was cool that they even saw that. They all get on each other’s records, so all I have to do is be home with everybody and we’ll just do lots of features.”
In October 2012 during an interview, Milian spoke of her Young Money debut: “Wayne just gets his artists, which is great, I have a very one-on-one business relationship with everybody from Mack Maine to Wayne. They’re just very involved in the project as far as bringing the music, playing songs, just giving their input. I really want to pick the perfect single though. It’s been a second since I’ve been out musically, so I do not want to fail and I don’t believe in failure, so I just try new things and figure out the pieces. That’s one thing that’s great about Wayne. He’s like, ‘Work with different producers, take your time, but at the same time, try new things. Don’t be stuck on one thing.'” In July 2013, it was discovered that her contract with The Voice would be ended.
In the summer, she collaborated with the Stafford Brothers and Lil’ Wayne on the single “Hello” which reached the Top15 on the Billboard Dance charts.
In September 2013, Milian became a contestant on Dancing with the Stars (season 17). She was partnered with professional dancer Mark Ballas. She was eliminated in week five despite receiving the highest score of the night. This was because the elimination was based on the previous week’s score (24) and viewer votes.
In July 2014, she announced she’d started work on a mixtape titled #TinaTurnUp.
In November 2014, she collaborated with Lil’ Wayne on his single “Start a Fire” which they performed on the American Music Awards.
2015-present: “#TinaTurnUp, new ventures, and a music refocus
On January 18, 2015, Milian debuted her reality show Christina Milian Turned Up. The series follows the day-to-day lives of Christina, her mother Carmen and her two sisters, Danielle and Liz Milian. It was renewed for a second season in April, which premiered in November 2015.
In March, she released a pair of singles (which were previewed in her reality series), with “Rebel” and “We Ain’t Worried”, of which the latter was used to promote her “We Are Pop Culture” clothing line. In July, she announced she was going to release a 5-track EP and video set, and was working with director Mike Ho. Also that month, she performed the National Anthem at the 2015 Americafest and premiered a new single “Like Me” featuring Snoop Dogg.
A few months later, she released another single “Do It” with Lil’ Wayne and changed the EP’s title to Like Me.
Her EP “4U” was released on December 4, 2015 which includes four tracks and music videos packaged in one.
In 2016, she collaborated with So Solid Crew’s MC Harvey on the dance track “We Own the Night” which premiered on August 12, 2016.
In June 2017, she appeared as a judge/panelist on the Fox television show, Superhuman. Superhuman features contestants who possess a distinct, nearly super-human ability in fields such as memory, hearing, taste, touch, smell, sight and more are challenged to push their extraordinary skills to win a $50,000 grand prize.
Milian met actor Nick Cannon on the set of their film, Love Don’t Cost a Thing, in 2003, and they began dating. After being together for two and a half years, Milian ended her relationship with Cannon in 2005 because of his cheating. Cannon revealed that he refused to stay faithful to Milian because their relationship was becoming too much like a “Christian romance”. When Cannon married Mariah Carey on April 30, 2008, Milian said, “regardless of what I felt in the past at the time, I actually forgive him and I’m very much over that.”
In February 2009, reports emerged that Milian was dating musician The-Dream. Music producer Dre of Cool & Dre said that he supported Milian’s relationship with The-Dream, “I think it’s gonna be a good fit for her”. He stated that he had “nothing but love for her and her family”, and that he “wished her the best and we’re definitely looking forward to what she’s got going on”. In late May 2009, it was reported that Milian and The-Dream were getting married, and the couple celebrated their engagement party in Las Vegas in June. On September 4, 2009, Milian and The-Dream eloped at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada. MTV reported that Milian and The-Dream would get married again in Rome, Italy, and then renew their vows in the US in front of family and friends. On September 11, 2009, it was announced that Milian and The-Dream were expecting their first child together. The Daily Mail reported that “the pregnancy was a surprise, but they were getting married regardless”. On February 26, 2010, Milian gave birth to their daughter Violet Madison Nash, who had “a full head of hair.” Violet was Milian’s first child, and the fourth for The-Dream, who had three children with ex-wife Nivea. Christina Milian keeps Violet in touch with her Latina roots practicing Spanish with her and cooking Cuban food.
Violet speaks Spanish and understands it. She loves Cuban food! My mom is very good at teaching her about our culture, whether it be the food or Spanish or explaining to her that she’s Cuban. (Christina Milian)
In July 2010, The-Dream announced that he and Milian had separated in late 2009, only three months after their wedding in September of that year. Their divorce was finalized on October 23, 2011.
In September 2010, Christina began dating Jas Prince, son of Rap-A-lot Records CEO, James Prince. On September 2, 2013, It was confirmed that Christina and Jas have been engaged since before April. Christina moved out of the couple’s home on June 19, 2014, and the couple announced the following day that their engagement had been called off.
In July 2014, it was rumored she was dating rapper Lil Wayne, with whom she attended the ESPY Awards. They later confirmed their relationship in mid-2015 after which they received criticism from their interconnected exes, singer Nivea and songwriter The-Dream. They split at the end of 2015 after collaborating on various singles, videos, and concert dates.
Milian is a light-lyric soprano who has not displayed her voice all the way in terms of upper register. She has only showcased a full voice vocal range from Eb3 to F5. The tessitura and tone of her voice are naturally light in their quality but she has shown in her belts that she can create strong tones. Her vocal style has been compared to Paula Abdul. David Peisner of Maxim commented on her talent and described her voice as being “silky and sassy.” Earlier in her career, Milian was mainly an urban pop and teen pop singer but as she matured and grew her sound later grew to branch out into a more hip-hop soul and straight forward R&B sound on her later two releases It’s About Time and So Amazin’.
Milian described the sound of the album as “hip hop under-toned with nice, pop melodies”, and later said the genre of the album was “bubble-gum pop”. She described lead single “AM to PM” as a “very pop” and “fun, party/club song”. The genre of the album was described by one critic as “light-hearted, energetic R&B pop tunes”. Critics compared Milian to Aaliyah. Sonically, the album was said to stick “rigidly to the sherbert-snorting pop formula of Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera”. One reviewer compared Milian to other singers of her generation, and found that “while Spears has gone raunchy with ‘I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll’, Christina Aguilera down and dirty on Stripped, and even clean-cut Mandy Moore has brashly cut her hair Felicity-style, Milian still seems young and real.” The critic also compared Milian to Beyoncé, “while Beyonce is shaking her bootylicious body like crazy on ‘Crazy In Love’, Milian is simply enjoying becoming a young star.” “It’s About Time” Compared to her “bubble-gum pop” debut album, Milian described the genre of It’s About Time as more R&B. Discussing the change of genre between her lead singles, Milian said that the “first single off my last album, ‘AM to PM’, was more of a kiddie kind of thing, very pop. Dip It Low is more R&B, kind of a club/party kind of vibe.” An issue Milian had with the album was that it did not flow. The various pop and urban influences in that album, she found, confused the audience. For her next studio album, Milian said that she wanted a more consistent feel.
In February 2010, it was announced that Milian had signed an Australian music duo, Kasey Osborne and Kelsey-Maree Eckstein, as their manager. Milian said, “the girls have everything it takes to be the biggest international pop duo out there. The world is definitely ready for these beautiful girls to hit the stage and kill it on screen.” She said that the duo were the “most exciting project” she had worked on, and were writing and recording an album to be released in 2010. In September 2010, Osborne stated that she was working on a solo album with Milian, was scheduled to release in 2011, but never did. The album project was pushed back to an unknown release date. Eckstein remained acting and working on her solo music, which was released late 2011. In early 2012, Eckstein released her Official Music Video to “The Revolution”, which was written by The Movement and Jesse McCartney and produced by The Movement. In September 2012, Eckstein signed with Brillstein Entertainment Partners as her acting management.
Milian released her debut album Christina Milian on October 9, 2001 via Def Soul, and The Inc. records. It got the certification of “Gold” in UK and was able to sell 101,986 copies in UK.
It didn’t chart in U.S., but reached #23 in UK, #51 in Germany, #36 in Netherlands, #19 in Japan, and likewise.
She appeared in the 1998 film The Wood for her role as “Girl at the school Dance”.
First TV Show
In 1996, Christina played the guest role as Lana in the sitcom Sister, Sister in an episode titled “Kid-Napped”.
After giving birth to daughter Violet, she gained 45 pounds. Christina’s mom Carmen helped her to lose baby weight faster. In her first month of giving birth to Violet, Christina lost whopping 27 pounds. Carmen used to make various recipes for Christina using raw vegetables. She ate salads, proteins and other nutrients to lose weight.
Christina Milian Favorite Things
Book – The Alchemist
Albums – Janet (By Janet Jackson), Volume 2… Hard Knock Life (By Jay Z), Fan Mail (By TLC), Never Say Never (By Brandy)
Christina Milian Facts
Milian has two pet dogs named, Baby (Chihuahua) and Missy (Yorkshire Terrier).
Christina uses the last name as “Milian”, which is her mom’s maiden name.
After taking birth in New Jersey, Christina relocated to Waldorf, Maryland.
She is a light-lyric soprano.
She signed with Def Jam records at the age of 19. She signed with MySpace Records in 2008.
She is better known as singer, but she initially wanted to be an actress.
Milian describes her family as “first, her last, her everything”.
As a child, she did not have many friends. But, she was very friendly at that time too.
From 2012 to 2013, she served as a social media correspondent on the NBC’s reality singing show The Voice.
If she is allowed to live anywhere in the world, it would be Miami and New York.
Zara Larsson is best known for her songs like Uncover, Lush Life, Never Forget You, Ain’t My Fault. At the age of 10, she achieved national fame in Sweden for winning the 2008 season of the talent show Talang, the Swedish version of British TV’s Got Talent.
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Zara Larsson – 2016 MTV Video Music Awards in NYC
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Zara Larsson – Performs at 2016 MTV Europe Music Awards in Rotterdam
Zara Larsson in Blue Bikini on the beach in Miami
Zara Larsson in Blue Bikini on the beach in Miami
Zara Larsson in Blue Bikini on the beach in Miami
Zara Larsson Performs At Bravella Festival In Sweden
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Swedish singer Zara Larsson enjoys a day on the beach with her family in Miami, Florida on January 11, 2017. Zara recently spent some time recording with British singer Ed Sheeran and is hoping that working with him will lead to another hit record.
Age: 20 years and 4 months
Sun Sign Sagittarius
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Height 5 ft 4 in or 163 cm
Measurements 34-25-34 in or 86-63.5-86 cm
Bra Size 32B
Genre Pop, dance
Labels Universal Sweden, TEN, Epic Records
Years active 2008–present
Zara Larsson was given entry into the Adolf Fredrik’s Music School but rejected it as she wasn’t interested in singing in a choir.
Zara learned dancing from The Royal Swedish Ballet School.
Father – Anders Larsson
Mother – Agnetha Larsson
Siblings – Hanna (Younger Sister) (Singer)
Others – Brooke (Niece)
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Creative Artists Agency
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In 2012, Zara Larsson signed with the record label TEN Music Group and released her debut EP album Introducing in January 2013. The single “Uncover” topped the music charts in Scandinavia: Sweden, Denmark, and Norway. In February 2013, “Uncover” was certified platinum by Universal Music Sweden. In July 2013, her EP Introducing was certified triple platinum in the country.
Larsson signed a three-year contract with Epic Records in the United States in April 2013. In 2016, she performed at the opening and closing ceremonies for UEFA Euro in France.
Four years after her first album, Larsson’s debut international album So Good was released on 17 March 2017 and entered at number 7 on the UK Albums Chart. It produced eight singles: “Lush Life”, “Never Forget You”, “Ain’t My Fault”, “I Would Like”, “So Good”, “Don’t Let Me Be Yours”, “Only You”, and “Symphony”, a song by Clean Bandit. Almost all the album’s singles reached the top 15 in the UK. “Never Forget You” peaked in the US at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100, giving Larsson and English singer MNEK their first entries on the chart. Similarly, “Symphony” became Zara Larsson’s first number 1 single on the UK Singles Chart.
Zara Larsson was born at Karolinska University Hospital in Solna, Stockholm County, Sweden, to Agnetha and Anders Larsson. In an interview with Svenska Dagbladet, she said that she was born “dead” due to a lack of oxygen from nuchal cord. She has a younger sister, Hanna, who is also a singer and a member of the band Hanna & Andrea.
In a 2015 interview, Larsson said that she was accepted into the Adolf Fredrik’s Music School, but declined because she did not want to sing in a choir.
2008–11: Career beginnings
Zara Larsson won the 2008 season of Talang, the Swedish adaptation of Got Talent, at the age of 10, winning 500,000 kronor. “My Heart Will Go On”, originally sung by Celine Dion, was later released as Larsson’s debut single.
2012–14: Breakthrough with 1
Zara Larsson signed with TEN Music Group in 2012 to record her debut extended play. Larsson’s debut EP, Introducing, was leaked on 9 December 2012 through a preview of Uncover on YouTube. The five-song album was released on 21 January 2013. Uncover was released as the album’s lead single. It peaked at No. 1 on both the Sverigetopplistan and DigiListan charts, as well as reaching No. 1 in Norway and peaking at No. 3 in Denmark, and by 25 February 2013 the song was certified platinum in Sweden by Universal Music Sweden. The song entered the Svensktoppen track lists. In July 2013, at Sommarkrysset in Gröna Lund, she received a triple platinum award for Introducing.
On 27 March 2013, Zara Larsson’s next EP was revealed through a preview of She’s Not Me (Pt. 1). The five-song EP, Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself, was released on 5 July 2013. The double-single She’s Not Me (consisting of She’s Not Me (Pt. 1) and She’s Not Me (Pt. 2)) was released on 25 June 2013. On 3 April 2013, Larsson revealed on her blog that she had signed a three-year contract with Epic Records in the United States. On 11 December 2013, Larsson performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo. On 1 October 2014, Larsson released her debut studio album 1, including the songs Uncover, Bad Boys and She’s Not Me (Part 1 & 2). The album went Platinum in Sweden. Larsson was an opening act for British singer Cher Lloyd’s I Wish Tour.
2015–present: So Good and international success
On 5 June 2015, Zara Larsson released the single “Lush Life” from her upcoming second studio album. The song became her second number one single and was certified four times platinum in Sweden. The song reached the top five in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
On 22 July 2015, Larsson released her collaboration with British singer MNEK, the single “Never Forget You”. The song reached number one in Sweden, number three in Australia. and number five in the United Kingdom, The song was certified platinum in Sweden after two weeks.
In February 2016, Tinie Tempah released “Girls Like” featuring Larsson. Zara Larsson was later featured in the official song of UEFA Euro 2016, David Guetta’s “This One’s for You”.
On 1 September 2016, Larsson released “Ain’t My Fault”, the third single taken from her upcoming album. On 22 October 2016 Larsson was named one of Time Magazine’s “30 Most Influential Teens of 2016”.She released “I Would Like”, the fourth single from her upcoming album, on 11 November 2016. It peaked at number two in the UK and at number four in Sweden.
In January 2017, Zara Larsson released “So Good”, featuring American rapper Ty Dolla Sign. The single served as the fifth single from her second album of the same name, which was released on 17 March 2017. The album features new collaborations with WizKid and Clean Bandit titled “Sundown” and “Symphony” respectively. The latter track was released as a single on the same date and became Larsson’s fifth number one single in her home country and first number one single in the UK. The album became her second number one album in Sweden and peaked in the top ten in Australia, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway and the United Kingdom.
On 12 May 2017 Larsson released a music video for “Don’t Let Me Be Yours”, the sixth single from So Good.
On December 11, 2017, Larsson once again performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, this time alongside American artist John Legend.
In January 2018, Zara Larsson was named to Forbes’ “30 Under 30 Europe” list in the entertainment category.
Personal life and views
Larsson, a self-proclaimed fan of Beyoncé, identifies as a feminist and models herself an “activist” after the singer. She attributes her openness of opinion on social media and within interviews to her parents, claiming: “Both my parents are very educated when it comes to social issues and being woke about what’s going on in the world, and they’ve been very supportive of me having a voice”. Larsson says she “has received a lot of hate” for her feminist opinions, including being called a “man hater”. She responded that she “doesn’t care” if people call her a man hater, because “it doesn’t really hurt men if I hate them”.
Zara Larsson has grown increasingly vocal with her impressions of other artists and industry workers with whom she works and admires. While she has high praise for performers such as Beyoncé, she is equal in her opposing views of such artists like Dr. Luke and Chris Brown.
In an April 2016 interview, Larsson said that she was: “not really a bitter person. In my personal life, I would just feel like, I will always be cool with everyone.”
In 2017 Zara Larsson confirmed that she was in a relationship with British model Brian Whittaker, whom she had tweeted about in November 2015.
First TV Show
She debuted with 2008 season of talent show Talang as a contestant. She was just 10 at that time.
She does yoga when she gets time to remain fit. She has tried non-vegetarian stuff but later switched to vegetarian food only.
Zara Larsson Favorite Things
Singer – Beyoncé, Ty Dolla Sign
Beauty Products – Clinique’s Acne Solutions BB Cream, Moisture Surge Hydrator, Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray, Clinique’s Pep-Start Eye Cream, Clinique’s Liquid Eyelining Pen.
Zara Larsson Facts
Zara was born at Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm.
Due to an insufficient amount of oxygen from the nuchal cord, she was born dead.
Zara won the Swedish version of Got Talent show, named, Talang in 2010. As a result, she won 500,000 krona.
Rihanna is her celebrity beauty icon.
In 7th grade, she started wearing makeup. It was lip gloss.
She never lets anyone touch her eyebrow. She does her eyebrow makeup herself.
Zara was called a man-hater after she accused a man (on Twitter) who performed a sexual assault on a woman in July 2016 at Bråvalla festival in Sweden.
During the UEFA Euro 2016 Opening, she got to perform with David Guetta.
Nick Jonas is her fan as he has performed her song “Lush Life” in a BBC Live Lounge.