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Mya is best known for her R&B and rap hits such as “Ghetto Superstar” and “Fallen” with Chingy. She is also a singer, songwriter, dancer, actress and model. Born with mixed Itailan and African American ancestry.
Mya Marie Harrison was born on October 10, 1979 in Washington, D.C. She started as a dancer and later on an R&B vocalist. Mya released her debut album in 1998. A talented child she had a passion for dancing, music and learnedhow to play the violin. She eventually joined a dance troupe called T.W.A ( Tapper With Attitude). Later on she left the group to study in the Dance Theater of Harlem in New York. Mya became well known for her dancing skills. Her father, Sherman Harisson, a professional musician shopped her demo tapes around town and caught the attention of Haqq Islam, the president of University Music. He signed Mya to Interscope Records.
Spending two years for her debut album they worked with Babyface, Diane Warren, Raphael Brown, Wyclef Jean, Missy Elliott and Sisqo. The result, an album all about love and growing up and released on April 1998. Two years late her second album, Fear of Flying, was released. She also worked with TLC’s Lisa Lopez, Jadakiss and Wyclef Jean.
Awards & Certifications
|Teen Choice Award||Choice Song of the Summer for "Lady Marmalade"|
|2001||MTV Video Music Award||Video of the Year for "Lady Marmalade"|
|2001||Grammy Awards||Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals "Lady Marmalade"|
|2001||MTV Video Music Award||Best Video from a Film for "Lady Marmalade"|
|2001||VH1 Award||Favorite Video for "Lady Marmalade"|
|2001||My VH1 Award||Is It Hot In Her Or Is It Just My Video for "Lady Marmalade"|
|2002||Grammy Award||Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for "Lady Marmalade"|
|2003||Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture "Chicago"|
|2003||Broadcast Film Critics Association Award||Best Acting Ensemble "Chicago"|
|2003||BFCA Award||Best Acting Ensemble for Chicago (2002)|
|2003||Actor Award||Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture for Chicago (2002)|
|2006||11th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival||Cross Over Award from singer to actress|
|1998||Mya||Certified Platinum in U.S./3 million (WW)|
|2000||Fear Of Flying||Certified Platinum in U.S./5 million (WW)|
|2003||Moodring||Certified Gold in U.S./1 million (WW)|
|Year||Title||Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks||Billboard Hot 100||Album|
|1999||My First Night With You||28||28||Mya|
|2000||Best Of Me||14||50||Fear of Flying|
|2000||Case Of The Ex (Whatcha Gonna Do)||10||2||Fear of Flying|
|2003||My Love Is Like...Wo||17||13||Moodring|
Tours & Concerts
There are no current tour and concert schedule for Mya.
April 21, 1998
April 25, 2000
July 22, 2003
|1998||It's All About Me||Interscope||Mya|
|1999||My First Night with You||Interscope||Mya|
|2000||The Best of Me||Universal International||Fear Of Flying|
|2000||Case of the Ex||Interscope||Fear Of Flying|
|2003||My Love Is Like...||Universal International||Moodring|
- She had a page on myspace but for some reason it has been deleted.
- She is currently working on her 4th album.
- Mya could be seen in the movie Chicago.
- She started as a tap dancer.
- She posed for Maxim magazine.