BIO-Teen star Cymphonique Miller, recently signed a TV deal with Nickelodeon, and a recording contract with Sony Music. No stranger to Hollywood or the spotlight, Cymphonique hails from the Miller dynasty, which includes her father — hip hop legend and former NBA player Master P (who now goes by P. Miller) and her brother Romeo (a.k.a. Lil’ Romeo) who had a show on Nickelodeon for three seasons and was also the youngest rapper multi-millionaire/entrepreneur ever at the age of twelve.
At only 14, this No-Limit-Forever Music recording artist and vocalist has already been compared to the likes of Beyonce, Rihanna, and Mariah Carey.
Daughter of businessman, music mogul, and philanthropist Percy Miller and sister of Romeo Miller, Cymphonique has made a name for herself. She is a writer, singer and actress. She has built a diverse R&B, Pop and Hip Hop fan base online and created her own brand and identity, accruing over 20 million views before landing a deal with Nickelodeon. Cymphonique is also the founder and President of Fabulous Girls clothing and spokesperson for the girls’ empowerment company BYOU, ‘Be Your Own You.’ To learn more about Cymphonique, visit her official website http://cymphonique.com
Cymphonique was featured on the “Next Big Thing” on the Disney Channel, Radio Disney, and RadioDisney.com.
Cymphonique made history by being the youngest female recording artist, at age 13, to have her music video featured simultaneously on “BET’s 106 and Park” and Disney!” She has performed for audiences of 60,000 and has just come off a Six Flags national tour with Raven Simone.
While committed to upholding her honor student status, she is inspired by her passion to help others. Cymphonique has created the “Fabulous Girls” book series to empower young girls, and founded Fabulous Girls Charity to help bring awareness to kids with cancer. For more information on Cymphonique, visit: www.cymphonique.com
Andrea Samadi Interview-Cymphonique Miller, 2010.
C- Hello this is Cymphonique
A-Hi Cymphonique, this is Andrea. Are you all set to answer some questions so you can inspire some young people?
A-Hello and welcome, this is Andrea the publisher with The Teen Performance Magazine. We feature young entrepreneurs who have reached a high level of achievement in their lives with the hopes that they will inspire other young people to do the same.
A-Today we have with us Cymphonique Miller. Cymphonique recently signed a TV deal with Nickelodeon, and a recording contract with Sony Music.
BIO-No stranger to Hollywood or the spotlight, Cymphonique hails from the Miller dynasty, which includes her father — hip hop legend and former NBA player Master P (who now goes by P. Miller) and her brother Romeo (a.k.a. Lil’ Romeo) who had a show on Nickelodeon for three seasons and was also the youngest rapper multi-millionaire/entrepreneur ever at the age of twelve.
Cymphonique was featured on the “Next Big Thing” on the Disney Channel, Radio Disney, and RadioDisney.com. She also made history by being the youngest female recording artist, at age 13, to have her music video featured simultaneously on “BET’s 106 and Park” and “Disney!”
A-Where have we reached you today?
C-I am in L.A.
A-I wanted to ask you a couple of questions so your fans can get to know you better and maybe you can inspire some young people to step out and do some of the great things you have done.
C-Alright, I’m up for it!
A-We know you are very talented; you can sing, dance and act. How did you become so well known and turn into a star at such a young age?
C-I’ve been doing commercials ever since I was little, but I got my start with Disney’s “The Next Big Thing.” There were constantly playing my music on radio Disney and that gave me a lot of exposure. They told me after the TV show was finished that they got 12 million people to vote online, which was recording breaking for Disney!
A- That’s a lot of people!
A-Your Dad is so well known (hip hop legend and entrepreneur Percy Miller). He is an inspiring leader. What have you learned from him to help you with your business sense?
C-He always tells me that your work ethic is really important. However much work you put into something is what you will get out of it. He’s always telling me to make sure that you are a leader and not a follower. You have to, of course, do what you love. Do what you love and give back at the same time.
A-Isn’t that true! Who inspired you to sing, dance and act? That a lot to have on your plate.
C-Actually, a long time ago when I was really little, around four years old, my Grandma would buy me these DVDs of Shirley Temple. I absolutely adored her because she was a little girl was sang, danced and could act and I wanted to be like her when I grew up. She inspired me.
A-That’s a great story. Shirley Temple is very inspiring. I see that you made history being the youngest recording artist by age 13. How have you handled your success so that you stay grounded with a good attitude?
C-I always think to myself that this is not the end. This is not the highest I can go. No matter how much success I experience, I know that I still haven’t made it. I know I can always get better. There’s always room for improvement so that keeps me grounded and I know there’s always more to work on.
A-Yes, that’s absolutely true. You must constantly learn how to be better at what you do. Can you explain to your fans the significance of the word “swagger” in your song, “Little Miss Swagger?”
C-Yes. Swagger is not really cockiness, but having confidence in you. You must be able to follow your dreams, chase your dreams and accomplish whatever it is that you have in your heart, without letting anyone else tell you other things, or let haters bring you down and have the courage to follow your dreams.
A-Excellent explanation. There is such a fine line between cockiness and confidence, don’t you think?
C-Yes, there is.
A-I enjoyed your video, “Little Miss Swagger” and I am 38 years old and know I need to work on my swagger.
C-You are never too old to work on your swagger! (Laughing)
A-Thanks, I am learning that. What are your future goals?
C-As I become more successful with my career, as I gain more fans, I really just want to push Girl Empowerment. Girl Empowerment is really, really, really important to me, just like swagger, I want girls to have confidence. I want to give back, which is why I am apart of “Its Time Kids” which is a National School Tour, all about the 3 Es (education, eating right and exercise). So it’s about inspiring other kids to do the 3 Es and I think its important for kids to do this from a young age.
A-That’s incredible! A very worthy cause, especially for young women. Who are some of your mentors and how have they helped you with your results?
C-My mentors are my Mom and Dad. They have always been there for me. They have my back and give me advice to do what you love and that education, family and God must come first. Those three things have to be in your life no matter what.
A-Wonderful! You are very lucky to have support at home so you can strive towards your dreams.
C-Yes, I am very lucky. My parents are very supportive of me. They don’t push me; just say “If you want this, we’re here for you. But if you don’t, you can always be something else, like a doctor or a lawyer.” My Dad knows this is a crazy business, Hollywood), and he didn’t want me to get into this at first. He told me I could if my grades were good, so I made sure I had straight A’s so they would have nothing to say. I have to do this-this is what I love and he said, okay.
A-You know in your heart this is what you wanted to do; you think about it all the time. You know it in your heart.
C-Yes, definitely, this is my passion.
A-What advice can you give a young person who is looking to break into the musical or acting scene like you have?
C-Know what you are getting into, so definitely, do your research on it. Make sure that you are doing this because it’s your passion and your love, not because of the fame or money, because if you get into it because of that, you won’t be happy. So just make sure it’s what you love and if it is, practice, practice, practice, because practice makes perfect! (laughs).
A-Yes, well done. What are some of the challenges that you have had to overcome before you achieved your success? Was anything difficult?
C-There were definitely obstacles and it had to do with time management. With school, I was trying to keep my grades up to honor roll standing, making sure I had straight A’s, making time for rehearsals, making time for training, making time for exercise, making time for homework and for fun and friends at the same time, that was the hardest and most stressful thing for me. Since I have been doing this for a long time it does come naturally to me now, but I did have to set a schedule for myself. I make a calendar and put down what days I want to do something and it’s been better that way.
A-Excellent and this skill will help you all through your life. This is my biggest challenge right now; it’s prioritizing my time (working with the magazine, my job, exercising, family), everything you just mentioned!
A-So what keeps you motivated and guided towards doing the right thing for you every day, especially knowing there are a lot of outside influences in Hollywood?
C-My fans definitely motivate and inspire me. If you are going to be a role model, if you are going to be an example, if you are going to be someone who’s put on a pedestal, you will have to make parents want to have their daughters follow you. If I was to do something wrong or be like everyone else, or to be average, then I would be letting my fans down, and I couldn’t do that.
A-Great answer. Is there anything else that you would like to tell your fans that I have not covered yet? Something about Cymphonique that you want people to know about?
C-I want to let my fans know “Thank you! Thank you for all you have done. I wouldn’t be here without you. You inspire me to do what I love and when I go on UTUBE and see you singing my videos, YOU inspire ME.” It’s the best feeling in the world. You inspire me so much! Thank you.
A-You are doing a great job, Cymphonique! You are inspiring the world with your music and with your example. We are thankful to have you speak with us at TPM. Please be sure to learn more about Cymphonique at www.cymphonique.com.
C-Yes, this site is linked to my real MySpace and Twitter account as well.
A-We want to thank you today for setting such a great example for young people, as well as people my age who are still learning! People around the world are very excited for what you will come up with next.
C-I did want to be sure to mention that you are never too young to make a difference!
C-Also, Please be sure to go to www.Clubtuki.com. This website is helping kids to be responsible internet citizens. I am a spokesperson for this site and its all about teaching kids about finance, business and how to be a responsible internet citizen.