Mýa biography


Hip hop soul, Musical Artist

1979 –


Who is Mýa?

Mýa Marie Harrison, professionally known as Mýa, is an American R&B recording artist, entertainer, philanthropist, and occasional actress. A Washington, D.C. native, Harrison took ballet lessons from the age of two and added jazz and tap dancing lessons to her schedule two years later. As she entered her teens, Harrison began to shift her focus to music. Gifted and musically-inclined, with the help of her father she put together a demo tape when she was 15 and begin to scout around for a record deal while still attending high school. At the age of 16, she signed a recording contract with Interscope Records.

Harrison's eponymous debut album with Interscope Records was released in the spring of April 1998. It sold over one million copies in the United States, producing the gold-certified top ten single "It's All About Me" featuring Sisqó. Her second studio album, platinum-plus selling Fear of Flying was released in 2000 and became a worldwide success, with single "Case of the Ex" becoming Mýa's breakthrough hit; topping the Australian Singles Chart for two consecutive weeks.

In 2002, Harrison won her first Grammy Award in the category for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for her rendition of Labelle's 1975 hit "Lady Marmalade", a cover version she recorded alongside Christina Aguilera, rapper Lil' Kim and Pink for the Moulin Rouge! soundtrack. She released her third studio album, Moodring, in the summer of 2003. The album produced the smash hit "My Love Is Like...Wo" and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.


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Oct 10, 1979
Washington, D.C.
Also known as
  • Mýa Marie Harrison
  • Mya Marie Harrison
  • Ms. Caramel
  • the Moulin Rouge Girls
  • Mya Harrison
  • Mya
  • Mýa Harrison
  • African American
  • Italian American
  • United States of America
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • Eleanor Roosevelt High School
Lived in
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Maryland

on July 23, 2013

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