Christina Milian It's About Time (Island) Christina Milian's life as a pop star could - and should - have been so different. Maybe she shouldn't have dyed her hair the same honey-brown as Beyonce. Perhaps that Janet Jackson-like photo spread in her CD booklet wasn't such a good idea. And if only she'd mastered the ooh-aah vocal style before it became J.Lo's stock-in-trade. The pretty, young, Maryland-raised daughter of Cuban-American parents is an accomplished singer, songwriter, dancer and actress in her own right (although she's probably best known as the love interest in Ja Rule's smash hit Between Me and You, and as the writer of J.Lo's Play). As an artist trying to plant her diva heel in the crowded urban-pop scene, however, Milian struggles for her share of the limelight. Her self-titled debut of 2001 proved she could sing, dance and pout along with the best of them. But on the evidence of this sophomore effort, she lacks a distinctive style to separate her from the herd. In fact, half the dozen tracks here could make it on to J.Lo's next album (and these days, that's not such a good thing). It's not all dross, though. The bump'n'grind party tribute Dip It Low (featuring Fabolous) is bound to be a winner in the clubs, while the charged-up I Can Be That Woman has an undeniably catchy groove. Yet, when pitted against her more seasoned rivals, Milian still needs to find some way to stand out from the crowd.