Christina Milian is back in the limelight as it pertains to her music career in the new E! show “Christina Milian: Turn Up.” The show is set to premiere on Jan 18.
Reportedly, Milian was “let go” from Def Jam in favor of “Pour It Up” singer Rihanna. It was also rumored that Teairra Mari was cut from Roc Nation in favor of Rihanna. Mari later confirmed that it was her attitude that got her dropped.
What’s interesting is that during Milian’s time at Def Jam, not only did she get a Grammy nomination but she actually had three solid albums backed by the label.
“Dip It Low” was one great song in the 2000s that marketed Milian in the right direction. It gave fans hope that she could join the ranks of established acts like Mya, Beyoncé, Ciara, Ashanti, Rihanna and others.
While Milian doesn’t exactly need a reality show to remind people that she genuinely is talented, it can help her as far as being reintroduced as a singer. The only downfall the singer may face is that reality television can come with a stigma that is sometimes hard to break.
The “Play” songwriter gave a few words to Singers Room when asked about her ideal music collaborations:
Who doesn’t wanna work with Beyonce? She’s an inspiration, and like I said, that’s a dream (laughs), but you never know what can happen in life. But if you’re talking about big dreams, I think she’s just she’s iconic, someone you look up to, and she works her ass off, so it would be a dream to work with her. I love Nicki, we’re on the same record label. To me, she’s of the same caliber of a hard worker and she’s definitely talented. So, I would definitely like to work with Nicki Minaj. I don’t really have a guy out right now I’m just like “hey, I need to be in the studio with him,” but I would definitely say like, a J.Lo, a Beyonce, a Nicki Minaj, those are three very talented women I would love to work with.
Meanwhile for music lovers…
Label mates Ariana Grande and The Weekend teamed up for an acoustic rendition of their hit song “Love Me Harder.”
The track was lifted off Grande’s 2014 sophomore album “My Everything.” The song not only received positive reviews but became Grande’s fifth overall top 10 single. It peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100.
What’s great about any acoustic rendition of a song is that it relies heavily on simple instrumentation and the voice. In the case of Grande and The Weekend, they both duplicate their studio session with clear notes and nothing too extra to take away the honesty of the lyrics.
Check out the clip below: