I’m Cuban but [people] didn’t get it because I was also brown-skinned... You should see my mom and her brothers and sisters... But we’re still Latinos — that doesn’t change a damn thing.
The oldest of three sisters, including Danielle and Elizabeth, she moved with her family to Waldorf, Maryland, soon after her birth.
shot commercials for Wendy's and Honeycomb, and played the lead role in the musical Annie.
Milian's mother noticed her daughter's potential and left her husband and moved to Los Angeles with her three daughters when Milian was 13 years old.
During this time, she was also a host for Disney Channel.For a year and a half, Milian went into a studio every day and worked with Jerkins, which is where she started meeting people in the record business.She began writing songs at the age of 17 because she needed a demo to help her obtain a recording contract.In 2001, Milian released her self-titled debut album, which featured the singles "AM to PM" and "When You Look at Me"; "AM to PM" charted within the Top 40 of the U. Billboard Hot 100 and both peaked in the top three on the UK Singles Chart. "Whatever U Want" was released as the album's second single.In 2004, Milian released her second studio album It's About Time, which provided her first major U. hit, "Dip It Low", which reached number five on the U. Both singles charted within the Top 10 of the UK chart.