Mila J Biography

Updated On Jan 22, 2019 Published On Jan 22, 2019
Facts of Mila J
Date of Birth: 1983 , November-18
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 1 Inch
Name Mila J
Birth Name Jamila Akiko Aba Chilombo
Nick Name Mila J
Father Karamo Chilombo
Mother Christina Yamamoto
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Los Angeles, California
Ethnicity American Japanese
Profession Singer, Rapper, Songwriter
Net Worth Estimated around $3 million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Face Color Dark Brown
Weight in KG 59 kg
Famous for Dopamine, My Main
Affair with Trey Songz
Online Presence Twitter, Instagram
Music Group Dame Four, Gyrl
Sisters Jhene Aiko, Marcia, Dio, and Kareena
Siblings Jahi Chilombo, Miyagi Hasani Ayo Chilombo, Miyoko Aminah-Khali, Jhene Aiko, Marcia, Dio, and Kareena
Albums Get Your Groove On, Dopamine
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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. 

Mila J facts on timeline

Born in Los Angeles, California

November 18 , 1983

Mila J was born onn November 18, 1983, in Los Angeles, California to Karamo Chilombo and Christina Yamamoto. She grew up alongside her siblings Jhene Aiko, Jahi Chilombo, Miyagi Hasani Ayo Chilombo, and Miyoko Aminah-Khali. 

Starred as a dancer

1991

Mila managed to catch the attention of American record producer Chris Stokes. Through him in 1991, Mila starred as a dancer in Prince's "Diamonds and Pearls" video. 

Released debut single

1995

Mila joined the American R&B group Gyrl along with her sister Miyoko. In 1995, the group droped their first debut single "Play Another Slow Jam". It topped in number 74 int he US Hot R&b list staying in the chart for six weeks.

Joined Dame Four

2005

In 2005, Mila joined another girl group, Dame Four, alongside Tomasina Parrot, Tennille Mathis and Mercedes Nelson and released the single "How We Roll". 

Released first single

January 29 , 2014

Mila released her first single "Smoke, Drink, Break-Up" in January 29, 2014. The song premiered on BET's 106 & Park. She also featured on Trey Songz Disrespectful. 

Released Dopamine

2017

In 2017, Mila J Left Motown Record and became independent. She released her single debut Dopamine, a 13-track EP the same year. 

Rumored to be dating Trey Songz

2014

Mila J and Trey Songz were rumored to be dating in earlu 2014. The pair were spotted hanging out frequently. 

Estimated to be $3 Million

2019

Mila J has a successful career and has managed to earn a huge amount. Her net worth is estimated to be around $3 million. She also earns $1.7k to $21k annually from one of her YouTube channel.