Christine Flores (born September 26, 1981), better known by her stage name Christina Milian, is an American R&B and pop singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer, actress, and model. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, Milian moved to Los Angeles when she was 13 years old, desiring to be an actress. By the time she was 17, Milian had begun writing songs to help her obtain a recording contract. Milian has released three studio albums, and has finished recording a fourth album, Elope, which is scheduled for a late summer or fall release.
Milian's self-titled debut album was released in 2001, and features the singles "AM to PM" and "When You Look at Me"; both peaked in the top three on the UK Singles Chart. The singer's second studio album, It's About Time (2004), provided her first major US hit "Dip It Low". Milian's third studio album, So Amazin' (2006), produced only one single, "Say I". A month after the release of So Amazin', Milian's representative confirmed that she had left the Island Def Jam record label due to "creative differences". Milian has completed her new album, Elope, to be released under Radio Killa Records. The album's first single, "Us Against the World", was written by Milian.
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 subsequently had main roles in Be Cool and the horror film Pulse. Milian had a minor role in Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, and is set to appear in the straight-to-DVD film Bring It On: Fight to the Finish. Milian has been described as a role model, and her mother manages her musical and theatrical careers.
Milian's current list of tattoo's include a cluster of stars on her hip and a large heart adorned with a crown and a lion inside.