From The Vault: Christina Milian – ‘Dip It Low’

Published: Sunday 9th Jan 2011 by Trent

Christina Milian’s ‘Dip It Low’ is this week’s selection for From The Vault. Released as the 1st single from her ‘It’s About Time’ album in March 2004, the song peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at #2 on the Official UK Singles Cart, becoming Milian’s biggest hit to date.

The remix of the track, which featured Fabolous and Samy Deluxe, also achieved critical acclaim, scoring a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. ‘It’s About Time’ also received a Grammy nod for Best Contemporary R&B Album.

Although Milian does not have the most powerful voice, she is certainly competent with a mic and has a natural star quality that cannot be denied. Once Milian manages to keep her personal and professional life separate, and stays focused on her music, then there is no reason why she couldn’t have a successful comeback.

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  1. mgaskwater January 9, 2011

    She is fab but too bad she’s not gettin’ the appreciation she deserves.

    Wasn’t she or was it Ashanti who had her voice (back-up i guess for the hook part) in the “I’m Real (remix)” song by J.Lo?

  2. paulsnyder90 January 9, 2011

    HOLD ON.

    You CONSTANTLY shade RIHANNA whose career has been PHENOMENALLY HUGE…
    Yet you say this
    “Although Milian does not have the most powerful voice, she is certainly competent with a mic and has a natural star quality that cannot be denied.”…ABOUT CHRISTINA MILIAN???????

    I.CANT.

  3. Beystanbish January 9, 2011

    The b**** one and only hit.

  4. Cheers (Drink to That) January 9, 2011

    #guiltypleasure back in the day.

  5. Gilberto January 9, 2011

    This song is the s***! Now I see that she was a Beyoncé wannabe.

  6. ICON January 9, 2011

    OMG I love this song. Never gets old for me.

  7. Viki January 9, 2011

    I think Christina Milian got all these chicks in the looks dept, and the camera embraces her dearly. She looks like a thin, but prettier version of Raven Symone.

    My main prob with Christina, is she comes off as an artist that you can’t take seriously. I mean, she looks like a little girl, trying to be a grown woman if you know what I mean, but will get better when she becomes an adult. I know that sounds weird, but that is how I always saw her. She doesn’t give me a ‘grown woman appeal’.

    Everything from her look/seems forced and manufactured. I don’t think she’s an artist because she wants to be, she seems like an artist whose just in it for the fame and glamour She doesn’t give me ‘dedication’.

  8. MISHKA January 9, 2011

    In this time and place where all the so-so vocalists with wack dyed hair are the ones making paper, she definitely gets her chance.

    Christina’s first quality is her likeability. besides that, she has some acting skills and she can write songs.

    I really see her taking where Ashanti and Lauren London have both left. If she stops mixing business and pleasure and stay focused on her career, she can make it.

  9. MISHKA January 9, 2011

    And puh-lease: no reality show , Chris.

  10. Dontazz January 9, 2011

    IVE SAID THE SAME THING ABOUT CHRISTINAS LOOKS–SHE IS DEFINATELY GORGEOUS..BUT HONESTLY IF SHE HAD THE SAME PRODUCTION AS RIHANNA AND BEE..SHE WOULD BE ON TOP–AND YES SHE REALLY DOES NEED TO SEPARATE BUSINESS AND PLEASURE..SAD BUT TRUE…(SN) DID ANY BODY KNOW THAT SHE TURNED DOWN S.O.S AND UNFAITHFUL WHEN DEF JAM OFFERED THEM 2 HER BEFORE RIHANNA….BAD MOVE CHRISTINA!…HERES WISHING HER LUCK IN THE FUTURE!

  11. BooBooKittyFuck January 9, 2011

    THIS SONG IS AMAZING!!!!!!

    When I first saw the video back in ’04 I was like OMG little Milian is desperate, rolling around in ink half naked but it’s a MASTERPIECE.

    The song is timeless, could be a hit now if released.

  12. What! January 9, 2011

    IF Christina can have star quality, why can’t Rihanna

    Someone who is not as boring as Christina and has better songs

  13. What! January 9, 2011

    @VIKI

    YOU JUST DESCRIBED CIARA TO A TEE

  14. Gilberto January 9, 2011

    Viki,

    “Everything from her look/seems forced and manufactured. I don’t think she’s an artist because she wants to be, she seems like an artist whose just in it for the fame and glamour She doesn’t give me ‘dedication’.”

    Are you talking about Rihanna?

  15. robymilian January 9, 2011

    absolutely stunning. she is the best and the most beautiful singer. i luv christina! from Italy

  16. Shouw January 9, 2011

    I loved this song ! I still remember the choreography !
    I have always think that Christina milian had a beautiful voice

  17. KAT DELUNA FAN January 9, 2011

    @GILBERTO
    LMFAO REALLY FUNNY and TRUE

    Christina is really talented,she is like Lady Gaga too me.She can write song,she can sing as good/bad as gaga,play piano and guitar,she is a good actress but she lacks that BUZZ factor à la Minaj or the Matthew knowles/jay factor.I wish her the best of luck.

  18. UGh January 9, 2011

    i think she better at acting and should take it more serious

  19. lolsmileyface January 9, 2011

    DATS MY GURL CMILLI!!!
    SHSE COMING BACK IN 2011 TO SNATCH WIGS

  20. That FLOP Juice January 9, 2011

    I loved this song.

  21. Dave January 9, 2011

    I remember I loved/hated this song. I hated that it was so…. sexual, & everyone around me went into that whole s***-bag phase. I loved that it was my s***, & I wanted to “Dip It Low” too. Anyway… back to Christina. She’s talented, beautiful voice (She can sing), dance, act, write music. People write her off because she’s not a powerhouse & she’s very sexual & looks good. Like they say she’s a industry ho, but if you look beyond that she’s really talented.

  22. Dave January 9, 2011

    & she had more than 1 hit. This was just her biggest hit

  23. GROW UP PLEASE!!!!!!!!! January 9, 2011

    That song was and still is the biz

  24. Mike January 9, 2011

    THAT WAS EXCITING…FRANK GATSON DID THAT VIDEO…. SHE SHOULD GET HIS HELP AGAIN…

  25. lola January 9, 2011

    I think it’s sad that many people wanna see her succeed just because she’s beautiful. Christina is very manufactured in the looks and talent department. I’ve seen pics of her in the studio without makeup recently and she looks a hot mess and not hot like she does with 10 pounds of makeup and wigs/weave on. I never did like her because she was just another cute, overly sexual, desperate, non talented chick. Are you people blind who say she can dance? All she does is move like a stripper. Are you people going deaf who say she can sing? You may like her sweet, sugar, baby tone, but her vocals are awful and she has no range, soul, or uniqueness. She sounds like Kandie from Real Housewives of Atlanta and Wynter Gordon.

    And acting skills? Um.. Just because someone is an actress, doesn’t mean he/she can act. Examples are Megan Fox and Halle Berry. Christina is not a good, diverse or versatile actress . Why do you think she’s never starred in big movies or has gotten huge roles like Zoe in Avatar or Rosario Dawson in Rent? Her image is too young and no one can take her seriously. She has tried her best to break out in the music and film industry for over 10 years, but she should’ve gave it up long ago and went to college instead of getting kocked up by The Dream and hoping that her career would take off. She’s just as untalented as Rihanna, and Katy Perry, and could get by on electro-pop beats and a s** put image, but do we really need another one of those?

  26. KAT DELUNA FAN January 9, 2011

    @LOLA
    YOU ARE THE FIRST CHRISTINA MILIAN HATER EVER !!!
    YOU DONT KNOW HER CAREER SO SHUT THE F*** UP

  27. sane beyhanna stan January 9, 2011

    This was and still is my jam! Its the only 1 I like by her actually, she’s just ok for me her voice is/was/always will be just so-so. She never could really do the trick for me vocally. She’s kinda boring and there isn’t anythin interesting about her. She has a bland voice that isn’t really unique or noteable. She has classic beauty but she isn’t stunning. And she lacked consistancy with her music which is why she is where she’s at in her career currently.

  28. sane beyhanna stan January 10, 2011

    Why was rihanna even brought up on this post? Like its funny how this girls name is brought up on almost every other artists posts on this site. She isn’t the most talented but she’s made a place for herself in this industry and earned her spot.whether you like her not sometimes you just have to admit the truth smh

  29. True Blue January 10, 2011

    *DEAD* @ Lola saying Halle Berry can’t act! Wow, hater much?

    Anyway, this song was my jam back when it first came out. I also loved the video and didn’t think it was THAT racy. I thought it was fun and playful. And I didn’t think of her as a Beyonce wannabe.

  30. number1k9 January 10, 2011

    Christina is cool.

    I agree with the people saying she should come off a bit more serious. Her attitude does seem overly happy, and like a little kid enjoying the trip, to some extent. But regardless she is talented. She writes songs. I just think her main problem is that her acting and music careers have always conflicted. She doesn’t seem to put forth enough time to promote one project to its fullest, especially when it comes to her music/albums. Why wasn’t there more singles (and better) released after “Dip It Low” ???
    Like I understand the 2nd single didn’t do as well, but why didn’t the label try with a third single. . . I mean a Top 5 hit says something!

    @DONTAZZ I have heard that she turned down “SOS” because she said it was to Pop-y and she wanted her album ‘So Amazin’ ‘ to have a more R&B soudn to it, but I NEVER heard that she turned down “Unfaithful.”

    @mgaskwater There were rumors that CHRISTINA actually sang the chorus on Jennifer Lopez’s “Play” uncredited vocally, but she did co-write the song. And it has been said that ASHANTI sang backup vocals on I believe both “I’m Real” [Murder Remix] and definitely “Ain’t It Funny,” [Remix], when I listen to “Play” I def hear Milian on the chorus, and I can kinda hear Ashanti on the “Ain’t It Funny” [Remix].

    #DEAD at the person saying Christina to pick up where Ashanti left off, ummm excuse me [no offence to Milian but,] if that was the case Irv [Gotti] woulda signed Christina over Ashanti, did you forget they both came out around the SAME time, duh!

  31. daisy January 10, 2011

    😛 😛 😛 I love this, I love my boy friend. He is a nice guy.

    i met him via —–B lack Wh ite F li rts. C” 0- M—— it gives you a chance to make your life better and open oppor-tunities for you to meet the at-tractive sin gles and tr-eat you like a king or Q-ueen. Maybe you wanna check it out or tell your friends !!!

  32. MT January 10, 2011

    C. Milian SANG the chorus on “Play”… just go listen to it. its her voice. Her first album was actually pretty good. Very underrated.

    I like her & wish her well. She can dance very well (go watch her AM to PM video).

  33. aMILIANbucks January 10, 2011

    I love her, & I think she has the ability to be a mega star just like rihanna, cheryl cole, and the rest of them. She is talented & beautiful. I feel like she always has bad timing, & bad situations going behind the scenes, she will get what shes worth soon, I can feel & believe.

  34. jamesa January 10, 2011

    I have her second cd sooo amazing and I love it! but somebody is right, she has the it factor but not exactly the it factor, but ummm where did rihanna come from?? lol! I mean vocally I feel like there on the same level and performace wise but rihanna has the right people behind her they know what’ works for her christina hasn’t found it yet….mmmm I wish her luck…and it makes me wander are we ever gonna get an artist that actually can sing, dance, and great music(besides beyonce and lady gaga) I need to see some new faces in the industry

  35. MC January 10, 2011

    Teedra Moses should have kept this song for herself!..i like christina but T.Moses has too much talent to be behind the scenes

  36. Mz. Spicy March 10, 2011

    I love Christina to the fullest n dont give a f*** about wut anybody say at all. Obviously if she couldnt sing and she has no talent then why are all of yall that dont like her commenting. Yall are mad cuz she look waaaaay betta than yall and she aint hearin none of yall ok. N e ways i love Christina and she has grown in leaked songs such as Us agains the World, Stay, Im not perfect, Weak and Nevamind. So as far as im concerned she is doin her thang and when her album comes out yall gon b the same hypocrites tryna listen to it. Christina will make it and f*** allllllllllllllllllllllll yall haters that aint doin s*** but HAtin and dont have a life.

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