Christina_Milian_-1501534549
FOX Broadcasting

Christina Milian On 'Superhuman' Season Finale, Loving Cardi B & Embracing Your Superpower

The singer-songwriter shared what's to come on tonight's finale and new music. 

Dennis Just, Ethan Brown and Tyler Hinman are by no means household names. The east coast natives don’t have social pages dripped in sponsored swag or make headlines for viral memes. They do however, possess a variety of skills like stereoscopic vision, solid numeracy development and abstract memory concepts. The trio and plenty others have found a home for their talents on FOX’s Superhuman, the summer series adapted from Germany’s Super Brain/The Brain.

The series brings together people from all over the country to use their special talents in mind bending competitions for a $50,000 prize. Christina Milian is just a piece of the show’s unique batch of judges which also include Mike Tyson and Dr. Rahul Jandial with host Kal Penn.

My feelings exactly @KalPenn! We have way too much fun on @SuperHumanFox. Mondays at 9/8c on @FoxTV.

A post shared by Christina Milian (@christinamilian) on

Despite the over saturation of game-shows with cliche additives, the series works wonders for the everyman of America and those intrigued by the power of the brain. Speaking with VIBE Vixen, Milian dishes about her time on the show and what’s to come for Monday’s (Jul. 31) season finale.

“Given it's the finale, it's going to be the craziest and the most fun experience [for everyone,]” Milian said. We get so excited with the participants. I'm hoping every one tunes in just to see all the great talent that goes on the show. We're definitely saving the best for last.” Some “superhuman” powers that have taken over the fluorescent-filled stage provide inspiration for viewers and sometimes, the judges themselves. Milian recalled a moment earlier in the season with Mike Byster, whose mental math abilities helped him break down the sticker price of three vintage cars. Milian was taken aback by the nail-biting challenge. The stakes also seemed to be that much higher since Byster’s son was in the crowd as he vied for the $50K award.

“It's always been one of my favorite since he ends up winning and it served as a bonding moment between him and his kid,” she said. “There was this [underlying] feeling that he never really got credit for how amazing his talent is. Hearing the love from his family as all of this was happening was really great to see.”

While so many competitions center on talents like singing and dancing, Milian found the chance to participate in Superhuman as a present to the hidden wunderkinds of the country. The singer-songwriter also lent a word of advice to those hiding their talents from the world.

“Tap into and recognize your talents,” she said. “You never know what your skill can bring about. You have to think of yourself in that higher light so you’re in a better place." But it’s not all brain power. The singer, who has perfected her craft behind the camera, in the booth and in the retail space knows it’s all about fine tuning your talents.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BQORpEagshY/

“You have to also be aware of all of your skills. [That way] you’re steering the ship towards your interest,” she said. “On the upside, you can always go on a show and win a lot of money (laughs).” With Superhuman taking a break before season 2, the singer is ready to revamp her own sound. With a background in pop and R&B, the Cuban-American is ready to turn the tables with the help of her Latin roots. The singer is currently working with Pitbull’s longtime producer and DJ IAmChino and is expecting to release new tunes as early as this fall.

“I've been working on music in Miami and New York that has an international sound to it.,” she adds. “IAmChino [and myself] have done some pretty dope tracks.”

As for summer ‘17, Milian has enjoyed Superhuman-feeling singles like Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” and Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow.” “I think all of us girls turn up real quick when "Bodak Yellow" comes on,” she said. “Every girl is like, ‘I got me one of those." She also raved about the fellow Latina making waves in the hip-hop game.

“The fact that she's a female rapper and Latina makes [her] relatable,” she added. [Cardi’s] a New York girl and it's so cool to see her success, where she comes from and how she started from just talking to a camera on Instagram. She made a career for herself and has let that translate into fashion, music and more. She wanted something better for herself and she went for it.”

The contestants of Superhuman may wrinkle the brain of viewers, but one thing that doesn’t is Milian’s youthful look, which stems from three essential practices.

“Number one, hydration. It's the key to everything,” she shared. “It keeps your glowing. I feel as though that if you're hydrated, you're in a better mood. When I'm not hydrated, I feel it. I get tired and my skin gets dry. Water is great. It's next to my bed and on my counter, just everywhere!”

Happiness is ______#fillintheblank

A post shared by Christina Milian (@christinamilian) on

“Number two; laugh. Just living and being happy. Laughter keeps you young. Number three, I'd say sleep but I don't sleep enough. It's supposed to be a major factor. Even though I don't get to do it that often, I still manage to find the time. Naps also help.”

Check out the season finale of Superhuman airing tonight on FOX at 9 p.m. EST.

From the Web

More on Vibe

SZA Calls For Peace While Receiving 'Rule Breaker' Award At Billboard Women In Music

SZA called for peace and understanding at Billboard's Women In Music event Thursday (Dec. 6).

During her speech for the Rule Breaker award, singer-songwriter recalled today's climate, asking her peers and those watching at home for a little bit of peace.

"I'm sorry for the state of the world honestly, for everybody in this room and I pray that all of us just get through it a little bit easier and just try not to lash out at each other," she said.

The recurring theme of unity among women was also heard on the carpet from artists like Tierra Whack. In addition to her message of love, the "Broken Clocks" singer also thanked her TDE family for rocking with her creative process.

"I'm just so thankful for everybody having patience with me, " she said. Shouting out the key members of her family in attendance, the TDE affiliate gave praise to her mother, father, and grandma. In this brief speech centered around the artist's growth Solána Imani Rowe, known more commonly as her stage name, Rowe everyone for their trust in her.

"I'm grateful for everybody taking the time to have the patience to watch someone grow, it is painful and sometimes exciting but mostly boring. And I am thankful for Top (Top Dawg Entertainment's Anthony Tiffith) for not dropping me from that label. For Peter, who I change my ideas every day and he be like okay I like this," she continued.

Thanking the likes of musical powerhouses like Alicia Keys and Whack, "The Weekend" singer offered her appreciation and condolences to Ariana Grande.

Watch SZA accept the Rule Breaker award above.

READ MORE: Anderson .Paak, Tierra Whack And More Praise Female Artists At 2018 Billboard Women In Music

Continue Reading

Beyoncé, Rihanna, And J. Lo Make Forbes’ Highest-Paid Women In Music List

As November comes to a close, many publications will be crafting their year-end lists for all things pop culture. Forbes released a ranking of the world's highest-paid women in music on Monday (Nov. 19), with Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna holding it down for women of color.

Beyoncé comes in at No. 3 on the list with an earning of $60 million as she made most of her money through her historical Coachella performance, the joint album with husband JAY-Z, Everything is Love, and the Carters' On The Run II Tour in support of its release.

Jennifer Lopez made No. 6 for earnings tallying of over $47 million thanks to her lucrative Las Vegas residency, endorsements, and shows including World of Dance where she serves as a judge.

Rihanna follows behind the "Love Don't Cost A Thing" diva at No. 7 with earnings of over $37.5 million. Although she hasn't toured since 2016—thanks to her cosmetics and lingerie lines, Fenty Beauty and Savage Lingerie—the Bajan pop star has been keeping herself busy.

Forbes' annual list (which factors in pretax earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018) has placed Katy Perry at the top with over $83 million in profits due to her gig as an American Idol judge and her 80-date Witness: The Tour that brought in an estimated $1 million per night.

Scroll down to see Forbes' full list below.

Katy Perry ($83 million) Taylor Swift ($80 million) Beyoncé ($60 million) P!nk ($52 million) Lady Gaga ($50 million) Jennifer Lopez ($47 million) Rihanna ($37.5 million) Helene Fischer ($32 million) Celine Dion ($31 million) Britney Spears ($30 million)

 

READ MORE: Nas Makes Forbes’ List Of ‘Hip-Hop Cash Kings’ For The First Time

Continue Reading

Kelly Rowland Hops In Her Bag With New Single "Kelly"

Kelly Rowland has it all and isn't afraid to brag about it on her new single, "Kelly."

Released Thursday (Nov. 22), the singer goes the clubby, confident route while rightfully dropping her attributes like her relationship with God, smoldering looks (a.k.a the drip) among other things. With "Kelly" being the first single since her 2013's Talk a Good Game, the singer comes out swinging, reminding everyone of her power in the game.

The mother of one has promised that her new tunes will be edgier and most honest than her past work that included vulnerable tracks like "Dirty Laundry" and massive hits like "Motivation" and "Commander." Speaking with Vogue over the summer, Ms. Kelly disclosed a few details behind the album.

“It’s about love, loss, and gain and whether it’s professional or with family or whatever, it’s just honest," she said. "I had no choice but to be honest and authentic with this record: it’s about friendship and marriage.”

She also explained a drop in confidence caused her hiatus. “I was thinking about pulling back from recording, but I couldn’t help myself: I still wanted to record. I still felt like I was missing something. The third year just came and left so fast. The fourth year I said: ‘I have to get to work’ and now I’m ready to release some music! I felt like I wasted so much time, and it was my husband who actually called me out on it. He said: ‘Babe, as great as those records were, I think you were nervous, you got gun-shy’, and when he said that it was like boom, a gong went off.”

Glad to have you back, Ms. Kelly. Listen to the eponymous record up top.

READ MORE: Kelly Rowland Debuts Smoke x Mirrors Eyewear Collection At Barneys New York

Continue Reading

Top Stories