Christina Milian C. Milian, Chridtana Milan, Chrisstina Milian, Christian Millian, Christina, Christina Milan, Christina Millan, Christina Millian, Christinia Milian, Cristiana Millian, Cristina Mila, Cristina Milian, MilianChristina Milian is an Afro-Cuban American singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer and actress born in Jersey City, New Jersey on September 26, 1981 whose ambition to pursue an entertainment career was evident from a young age. After a childhood of commercials and stage acting she made her musical entrée as a vocalist on "Between Me and You"; a track on Ja Rule's Rule 3:36 album. During the following year she made her co-songwriting debut for the track "Play" on Jennifer Lopez's J-Lo album and "Same Ol' Same Ol'" for the PYT Down With Me album. 2001 also saw the successful release of her own eponymous debut album, although it was not released in America as a result of 9/11. America had to wait until 2003 for a Christina Milian album, when It's About Time was unleashed. After all the waiting it proved to be something of a disappointment; the reviews were good but the sales were less than expected. Nonetheless, the single "Dip It Low" was a smash hit in several dance charts internationally. So Amazin' also failed to capture the promise of stellar sales though it performed well by most standards, reaching No.11 in the US and No.67 in the UK. Milian has maintained a successful acting career in parallel to her musical endeavors and has appeared in film and television. Christina Milian Official Fan Club: P.O. Box 5128 Bellingham, WA 98227 USA
Joe Budden Budden, Buddens, J. Budden, J. Buddens, Joe aka Jumpoff, Joe Budden" AKA #1 Draft Pick, Joe Buddens, Joe Buddon, Joe Buddons, Joe Budeen, JoeBudden, Joey, Joseph BuddenBorn: August 31, 1980, Spanish Harlem, New York. Following some troubled teenage years, Budden cleaned himself up and focused his sights on hip-hop fame. He teamed up with producer Dub B (aka White Boy) and began making demos, one of which ended up in the hands of DJ Clue. Soon afterward, Budden was a mixtape fixture, freestyling over popular beats on mixes by New York's leading DJs, most notably DJ Clue, DJ Kay Slay, and Cutmaster C. In particular, his "Grindin'" freestyle turned heads, as did one of his White Boy productions, "Focus." It wasn't long before Budden joined On Top management and went to work with Just Blaze, one of New York's hottest producers of the moment. Indeed, a sure-fire hit resulted: "Pump It Up," a club-ready track that connected everywhere, from MTV to the streets. While all of this was going down, industry heavyweight Def Jam signed Budden and prepared his self-titled debut album, which charted well its opening week, earned some critical support. After label delays of his second album Joey left Def Jam and started his Mood Muzik mixtape/albums which showed a more ferocious but vulnerable MC which gained him a new group of supporters.