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Birth name Milira Jones
Also known as Milira
Born (1969-09-27) September 27, 1969 (age 47)
Hollis, New York, U.S.
Origin Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Genres R&B, soul
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1990's–2000
Labels Motown Records

Milira Jones (born September 27, 1969), better known as Milira, is an American R&B/soul singer born in Hollis, New York. She released two albums in the 1990s and scored four charting singles on Billboard's R&B singles chart, with two peaking top 40.


Milira Jones was born in Hollis, New York.[1] She won a singing contest at the legendary Apollo Theater in the late 1980s, which led to a recording contract with the Apollo record label distributed through Motown Records. Jones was influenced by jazz greats like Sarah Vaughn; her warm vocals and scatting ability attest to the fact.[2]


Prior to signing with Motown, Jones released her debut album in 1990, Milira. Her debut album was highly praised, spending 42 weeks on Billboard, ultimately reaching number 29 on the R&B albums chart.[3] It scored two top 40 R&B singles, "Go Outside in the Rain" (#36) and "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)" (#21).[4] In 1992, Milira released her follow-up album, "Back Again!!!" and two songs from the album charted on Billboard's R&B singles chart, "Three's A Crowd" and "One Man Woman" (#45).[5] In 2000, Jones released her third album titled, Solutions. After leaving the industry she became a school teacher at August Martin High School, then onto Jamaica High School both located in Queens,New York. She retired from teaching due to a motorcycle accident where she sustained severe injuries. She is now a Real Estate investor in North and South Carolina. She is writing and producing for an upcoming album.[6]



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