Kicking back with Mila J! Plychette Montgomery October 3, 2016 Music 259 Tweet Share Share Email WhatsAppShares 0 Coming from a musical family, Mila J was introduced to the music industry early in life. Her appearance in Prince’s video, “Diamonds and Pearls”, gave her a glimpse of what stardom felt like. Early in her career , Mila J joined a dance group and was managed by Chris Stokes. Her affiliations with Chris Stokes allowed her to further her career in music and dance. She would join the R&B group, Gyrl alongside her sister Miyoko, who joined the group to tour alongside her sister and group member Paulette Maxwell. Gyrl toured with the R&B group Immature and they made video appearances as backup dancers for Immature, but would later go on to release their own single, “Play Another Slow Jam”. Shortly after the release of the debut single, Paulette left the group. After their attempt to take on two new members, the group would later go their separate ways. Mila J attempted to join other girl groups, but neither would last. She would later find her own identity in music and her niche as an “artist”. On BET’s 106 & Park, Mila released her first single, “Smoke, Drink, Break-Up”. Peaking at #33 on the Billboard’s R&B/HipHop charts, Mila’s music career would advance to another level. “My Main”, was released shortly after and was a definite club banger. Her collaboration with Ty Dolla Sign eased its way to #3 on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles (Billboard). Mila J has recently released her single, “Kicking Back”, which displays the many talents of the artist. The dancer, rapper, songwriter, and singer has redefined herself with a major comeback. Look out for Mila J!