Milian was already pumped about the imminent release of her upcoming album. But her gig on “The Voice” has sent an extra shot of adrenaline coursing through her veins to storm the stage when her album releases. Not to mention that the massive international platform is a marketer’s dream. You can’t possibly pay for that type of exposure just before your album drops.
“These days, people do see me pretty often on ‘The Voice.’ And television has been such a great platform for me, not only as a face and a personality, [but also] for my music career. I just feel it’s been such great position for me to be there amongst some of the best people in the music industry — I mean … Usher, Shakira, Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo. And the list goes on,” Milian says, excitement dripping off every word. “You just enhance yourself just by being there, your fan base just continues to grow. … And it’s great because I do have a lot of activity and interaction with the fans and end up being the voice to the fans out there.”
Through “The Voice,” Milian is reflexively transported in a figurative time capsule back to the arduous and exhilarating — and, yes, sometimes frustrating — road to arrive at the destination of musical bliss that happens when you are signed by a major label and get to cash that phat check.
“Well, I’m still living my dreams and still striving to achieve my goals. Some of the people on the show aren’t necessarily me either. Some have had their ups and downs, their trials and tribulations with the music business and that’s why they’re here. But, by watching them, I’m living through them in a lot of ways too.”