The album's domestic release was postponed because of the September 11 attacks, which occurred just two weeks before its release date.
Her label opted to release it later that year, in the fourth quarter, but as Milian explained, new artists generally do not release their albums during that time.
Jerkins heard about Milian from a boy band he was working with and once he heard her sing, they began working together.
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.
Records, an imprint that was distributed through Def Jam, the parent label of Def Soul Records.
She travelled to Sweden and recorded her self-titled debut album.
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.
Milian had a minor role in Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, and starred as the lead role in the straight-to-DVD film Bring It On: Fight to the Finish, training with former Cleveland Cavaliers dancer Kelly Wilson.
Lo (2001), and co-wrote "Same Ol' Same Ol'", the second single from girl group PYT's debut album PYT (Down with Me) (2001).
Milian's collaboration with Ja Rule led to a record deal with Def Soul Records, prompted by his affiliation with Murder Inc.
In 2012, Milian signed to Young Money Entertainment, which will release her fourth studio album.
Although Milian is best known for her singing career, she originally wanted to be an actress.