” When You Look at Me ” is by Christina Milian ( Christine Flores ), the American singer, songwriter and actress. Christina was born on the 26th of September 1981 in Jersey City, New Jersey. After Newark, it is the second-most-populous city in the state of New Jersey.
Christina signed to Def Jam at the age of 19. Her debut single, ” AM to PM “, released on the 24th of July 2001, peaked at number twenty-seven on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in the United States and reached number three on the UK Singles chart in the United Kingdom.
As an actress, Christina’s first lead role was in the 2003 teen comedy film Love Don’t Cost a Thing. Co-starring Nick Cannon, the film opened at number four at the U.S. Box office. From 2015 to 2016, she played Vanessa in Grandfathered, the American comedy television series about the life of a bachelor and restaurant owner, James ” Jimmy ” Martino. Christina has, to date, released six singles and six music videos, three studio Albums and one compilation Album.
” When You Look at Me ” was written by Christina Milian, Christin Karlsson, Nina Woodford, Fredrik Odesio and Henrik Jonback. Production for the single was by Bloodshy & Avant, the Swedish songwriting and production duo.
The production duo made up of Christian Karlsson (Bloodshy) and Pontus Winnberg (Avant), have worked with many artists including Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, Ms. Dynamite, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry and Kelis. In addition to their work as producers, the pair, along with American singer Andrew Wyatt, are members of the Miike Snow, the Swedish indie pop band. Their self-titled debut Album reached number fifteen on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart in the United States and number fifty-nine on the UK Albums Chart.
” When You Look at Me ” was released on the 17th of June 2002 in Europe and the 2nd of July 2002 in the United States. The track was taken as the second single from Christina’s self-titled debut Album, Christina Milian.
The Album was released on the 9th of October 2001 in Europe and the 15th of January 2002 in Japan. Although the Album received mix reviews from critics, it became a success, reaching number twenty-three in the UK and number thirty-six on the Netherlands. It also charted in France, Germany and Switzerland.
Christina used her time at school as inspiration for the song. She said that ” when I was growing up, I found people were always trying to label me. The first day of school it would be like ‘Here comes this girl all dressed up. She thinks she’s all that’ and they didn’t even know me. The message behind [the song ] is never judge a book by its cover. ”
The accompanying music video was directed by Bille Woodruff, the American music video and film director. He is best known for working with R&B and hip-hop artists, which he has done since the middle part of the 1990s.
Bille has directed videos for Dru Hill, Luther Vandross, Gloria Estefan, Tony Rich Project, Celine Dion and Toni Braxton, directing the videos for some of her most successful singles, including ” Un-Break My Heart “, ” You’re Makin’ Me High ” and ” He Wasn’t Man Enough “.
As a film director, Bille directed the 2003 dance film Honey, which starred Jessica Alba, Mekhi Phifer, Romeo Miller, Joy Bryant and David Moscow. He’s also worked on the 2005 film Beauty Shop, Bring It On: Fight to the Finish, the 2009 film starring Christina and the movie Rags, aired on Nickelodeon in 2012.
Shot on the 2nd of March 2002 in Los Angeles the video features Christina dancing in four different costumes, with shots of her in separate rooms.
Although not a hit in the United States, ” When You Look at Me ” did perform well in other countries. In the United Kingdom, the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 29th of June 2002 and reached a peak of number three. It spent four weeks in the Top Ten and a total of ten weeks on the UK chart.
The song also charted within the Top Ten in Australia, Belgium ( Flanders ), Hungary, Ireland, Netherlands and Poland.
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: 3
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 7, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 13, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 7, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 25, Denmark (Tracklisten) 16, France (SNEP) 11, Germany (Official German Charts) 13, Hungary (Single Top 40) 3, Ireland (IRMA) 5, Italy (FIMI) 37, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 3, Poland (Polish Airplay Charts) 8, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 16, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 31
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