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Mikaila [Things We Miss]

Posted by ThatsMyJamRadio on May 6, 2010


Debut:
“So In Love with Two” (2000)

Last Heard From: Mikaila (2001)

Accomplishments:
– 1 Top 30 Hit on Billboard’s Hot 100
– Peaked at No. 20 on Billboard’s Heatseekers album chart

Why We Love Her: Mikaila entered the oversaturated teen pop market by embracing hip-hop-laden beats, which put her ahead of the curve of sometimes-users such as Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. Her playful and angsty lyrics found a perfect home with the street-oriented rhythms.

What Happened? Mikaila opened for Spears’ Oops! … I Did It Again Tour in 2000 and released “So In Love with Two” a few months later. Its video premiered during MTV’s Total Request Live and the song received remix treatment by Hex Hector, both of which helped the single crack into the 20s on various Billboard charts. Her self-titled album followed in early 2001, but with teen pop cooling and artists within the genre transitioning to solo careers and/or more adult-oriented material, Mikaila failed to make an impact on album charts. It also appears that she released one follow-up single, “It’s All Up to You,” which doesn’t appear to have charted.

Will We See Her Again? Various websites claim Mikaila was recording an album in 2009, with the debut single called “Take Care of Me.” No source were cited and the song does not appear online. However, we would love to hear new material from this overlooked artist.

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