Mila J is a famous American singer, songwriter, rapper, and dancer known for appearance in Prince's video for Diamonds and Pearls. Mila has released several singles from 2006 to 2009 under her name Mila J. She had signed with Motown from 2013 to 2017 and released two EPs, M.I.L.A. in 2014, 213 in 2016, Dopamine and 11.18 in 2017. Mila is currently an independent artist.
Mila J's Early Life And Education
Mila was born as Jamila Akiko Aba Chilombo on November 18, 1983, and is 35 years old. She was born and brought up in Los Angeles, California to mother Christina Yamamoto who is an art teacher, and father Dr. Karamo Chilombo (born Gregory Wycliff Barnes) who is a musician and pediatrician alongside her sibling Jhene Aiko.
Mila's parents later got divorced and her father remarrying gave rise to Mila's numbers of siblings which includes her half-sisters Marcia, Dio, and Kareena. People often mistake her with her sister Jhene Aiko due to their uncanny resemblance. She is of American nationality and belongs to the black ethnicity.
Mila J's Career from 2006 to present
Mila J joined an up-and-coming dance group in the start of her career which brought her to the attention of Chris Stokes.
Mila than auditioned for and starred as a dancer in Prince's Diamonds and Pearls which was released in 1991 through Stokes. Mila alongside her sister Miyoko joined the American R&B group Gyrl.
While they were backup dancers, they appeared in several music videos which include Da Munchies, Constantly, also the remix of Constantly, and I Don't Mind. In 1995, Silas Records released Play Another Slow Jam, Gyrl's official debut single which peaked at number 74 in the US Hot R&B Singles staying on the chart for over six weeks.
Later in 1997, Gyrl released another single Get Your Groove On with new members Glorika "Jeanae" Briley and Tai-Amber Hoo. It was also featured in the movie B*A*P*S and peaked at number 91 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and 30 on the US Hot R&B Singles chart.
Mila than joined another girl group, Dame Four, alongside Tomasina Parrot, Tennille Mathis, and Mercedes Nelson and released the single How We Roll. However, they split up soon after that.
In 2006, Jamila also appeared on tracks by RaRa, IMx, and Omarion. Mila was set to release a solo album Split Personality however it was shelved.
In 2012, Mila changing her name and appearance to the rough-around-the-edges Japallonia released a mixtape for free download through Datpiff which was supported by a music video, Blinded. She also released a music video with VEVO, "Movin On."
On January 29, 2014, Mila J released her first single, Smoke, Drink, Break-Up, which premiered on BET's 106 & Park. Mila was also featured on Trey Songz's song Disrespectful and many other projects.
On August 27, Mila premiered her second single lyrical video, My Main, which featured Ty Dolla $ign, and was produced by DJ Mustard.
In 2015, she was featured on Jodeci's album The Past, The Present, and The Future. She also collaborated with duo BC KINGDOM. In 2016, she featured on the songs Don't Get No Betta with Timbaland, Me and You, TBH, Bad Girls Club, along with Honey Cocaine and Dawn Richard.
In the year 2017, Mila left Motown record and became independent. On April 7, 2017, she released Dopamine, a 13-track EP. Currently, Mila is working on her debut studio album. Mila considers Janet Jackson as her inspiration.
Mila J's Personal Life
Mila J is unmarried and seems to be single at the moment. There are no headlines of her current dating history and affairs. However, she was previously dating singer Trey Songz in 2014.
Are Mila J and Trey Songz still Together?
Mila J was rumored to be in a relationship with Trey Songz, who is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and actor.
In September 13, 2014, Trey also shared a photo of them with a caption 'She is so fined'. However, Mila denied the rumors of them dating in an interview with Bossip and declared him as her good friend and nothing more than that.
Mila has the height of 5 feet 1 inch.
Mila J's Net Worth and Income
Having being discovered by an American record producer, manager Chris Stokes, at an early age, she has collected an impressive amount of revenue and fame. With her talent and successful career Mila has managed to collect an impressive amount of fortunes.
As of early 2019, Mila J's net worth is reported to be around $3 million.
Mila also received a huge amount of money from her endorsements for Silas Records. She also has two YouTube channels under her name and is assumed to make $1.7k to $27.3k annually from one of her accounts.