Christina Milian was born Christine Flores to Cuban parents in New Jersey on 26th September 1981 but moved to Maryland when she was still a baby. She decided that she wanted to be in show business when she was four and by the age of nine was entering talent competitions, played the lead role in ‘Annie’ and appeared in a couple of commercials. Wanting her daughter to realise her dream, Christina’s mother moved with her three daughters to Los Angles, but her father remained in Maryland. They were later divorced.
In 2000, Christina performed vocals on rapper Ja Rule’s ‘Between Me and You’, a track on his second album and went on to co-write lyrics for Jennifer Lopez for her track ‘Play’ (2001) as well as the girl group PYT’s debut single ‘Same Ol’ Same Ol’’.
She was offered a recording contract with Def Jam and flew to Sweden to record her first album. It was released to mixed reviews and Christina spent the next eighteen months touring the world. She returned to the United States and released her second album ‘It’s About Time’ which she has described as being more R&B than bubble-gum pop. After her third album was released Christina left Def Jam and signed up with MySpace Records in 2008.
Christina married fellow singer-songwriter The-Dream in The Little White Chapel in Las Vegas and the couple are expecting their first child in the early part of 2010.