Christina Milian So Amazin with release
Posted on February 23, 2006 by Jamie Slaughter
Island Def Jam recording artist and actress Christina Milian makes her long-awaited return to the front line with the upcoming April 25th release of her third album, SO AMAZIN’, produced in Miami by Cool and Dre. In advance of the album release, the first single “Say I” featuring platinum rapper Young Jeezy impacted Urban radio on February 20th, and at Rhythm and Pop formats on March 13th. The video shoot for “Say I” took place in Los Angeles on February 11 & 12, directed by Ray Kay (whose credits include Christina’s “Whatever U Want” and “Soldier” by Destiny's Child).
BET has announced their support of Christina and “Say I” with an ‘Access Granted’ special, airing March 1st. ‘Access Granted’ is a ½ hour program, offering behind-the-scenes glimpses from the “Say I” set.
SO AMAZIN’ is the follow-up to It’s About Time (June 2004), a breakthrough for Christina with more than half the songs co-written by Christina, and production by some of the heaviest hitters in R&B including Warryn Campbell, Corey Rooney, and Bryan Cox. It’s About Time debuted at #14-bullet on the Billboard 200 on the strength of its first hit single, “Dip It Low” featuring Fabolous, produced and co-written by Poli Paul.
“Dip It Low,” which peaked at #1 on the Dance Club Singles chart, and #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, was nominated for a 2004 Grammy Award as Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, while It’s About Time was nominated as Best Contemporary R&B Album. With her album bulleting up the charts through the summer and fall of 2004, Christina hit the road to open the North American tour schedule for Usher and Kanye West.
With SO AMAZIN’ on the horizon, Christina is also gearing up for the release of her next movie project. Pulse, (Weinstein Company) a horror mystery thriller directed by Jim Sonzero (War Of the Angels), and based on Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Japanese film Kairo, is scheduled for release in July. Pulse marks Christina’s 8th major film role since 1990, the most recent of which were Elmore Leonard’s Be Cool (2005, with John Travolta and Uma Thurman), Man Of the House (2005, with Tommy Lee Jones), video director Joseph Kahn’s Torque (2004, with Ice Cube and Dane Cook), Troy Beyer’s Love Don’t Cost a Thing (2003, with Nick Cannon), and Ashton Root’s Durango Kids (1999, with Larry Drake). “Singing and acting are both my passions,” she has said of her twin career paths, “and they go hand in hand.”