Another addition to the set of teenage divas, Mikaila brings a hip-hop taste to teenager pop. The youthful singer started performing at age four. After shifting from her indigenous Edmond, Alright, to Dallas, Mikaila sang the nationwide anthem at sports and became a normal performer at Tx Rangers video games. She was shortly discovered by supervisor Marty Rendleman, who caused teen country vocalist LeAnn Rimes. Immediately after, Mikaila was executing nationally, including a efficiency at Carnegie Hall. She after that signed to an archive offer by hip-hop label Def Jam. In 2001, the 14-year-old moved into the crowded teenager pop market with her self-titled debut record, confident in the actual fact that her hip-hop tinged audio would help distinct her from her teenager pop peers.