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bvoc, voc, *1979 US, Washington, D.C.
Singer / Songwriter of Hip-Hop/Rap and R&B/Soul
A.k.a. Mýa Marie Harrison Mya Harrison Smoove Jones

Mya (born October 10, 1979, Washington, D.C., USA) is an American Grammy award winning singer, actress and dancer. She is named after acclaimed poet Maya Angelou. Her father Sherman is an African American while her mother Theresa is Italian. Mya had been interested in singing and dancing as a child and began taking jazz, ballet and tap dancing classes from a very early age. During her teenage, her primary interest was in dancing, and she joined a dance troupe called T.W.A. (Tappers With Attitude) in 1992 at the age of 13. She studied under Savion Glover of Dance Theater of Harlem who also chose her for a solo dance performance at the Kennedy Center. Mya recalls facing peer pressure due to her mixed ethnicity but she rose above it and focused on her career in dance and later music. She became a dancer for Black Entertainment Television’s music videos from 1996 to 1998 and also became a teacher of children’s jazz and hip-hop dance classes in Camp Springs. Around this time, she also began to develop her musical abilities and her father helped her to record a demo, which he took to producers and record companies. He finally landed her a deal with Interscope Records and spent two years recording her debut album, also titled “Mya”. The album featured collaborations with big industry names such as Missy Elliott, Dru Hill, Babyface, Diane Warren and Silkk The Shocker and was a huge hit with tracks like “It’s All About Me”, “Movin’ On”, and “My First Night with You”. It was eventually certified platinum and peaked at No. 29 on the Billboard 200. Her second album, titled “Fear of Flying”, was released in April 2000. It was also successful, and featured the hit song “Case of the Ex”. This won Mya a Soul Train Music Award nomination for R&B/Soul Album – Female and a UK MOBO nomination for Best Album, selling over 1 million copies in the U.S. and certified platinum by the RIAA. In 2001, she sang two of her biggest hits, both on the soundtracks of successful films. The first was for Walt Disney’s “Atlantis: The Lost Empire” and the next was for Baz Luhrmann’s musical film “Moulin Rouge!” in which she collaborated with Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, and P!NK on the remake of the song “Lady Marmalade”. This song reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 5 weeks and the four artists performed at the 2001 MTV Movie Awards. They performed again at the 44th Grammy Awards and won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. Mya has acted in the Oscar winning musical film Chicago in the song “Cell Block Tango” as well as other films including “In Too Deep”, “Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights”, “Cursed” and “The Penthouse”. She also released two albums exclusively in Japan, titled “Beauty & the Streets” and “K.I.S.S. (Keep It Sexy & Simple)” although she released versions of the albums in the U.S. later. In 2009, Mya participated in season 9 of the reality TV show “Dancing with the Stars” as a dance contestant. She was one of the most popular contestants and finished as a runner up. Mya is an active philanthropist and is the spokesperson for Secret to Self Esteem. She also founded TMATF, that is, The Mya Arts & Tech Foundation, which is a nonprofit that provides youth from disadvantaged backgrounds with opportunity for a better arts and technology education. She also supports LGBT causes, AIDS and earthquake victims.

  • Backing Vocals
  • Vocals
  • Hip-Hop/Rap
  • R&B/Soul
  • Electronic
  • Pop
  • Reggae

Title Artist Year Type
T.K.O. (The Knock Out)Mya2018Album
You Got MeMya2018Single
Knock You OutMya2018Single
G.M.O. (Got My Own)Mya2018Single
Circle Of LifeMya2017Album
Ready for WhateverMya2017Single
Ready, Part II (Bedroom Mix)Mya2017Single
Smoove JonesMya2016Album
Love Elevation Suite - EPMya2015Album
Bum BumKevin Lyttle Featuring Mya2015Single
With LoveMya2014Album
Sweet XVI - EPMya2014Album
Love Is The AnswerCedric Gervais, Mya2011Single
Fabulous LifeMya2011Album
K.I.S.S. Keep It Sexy & SimpleMya2011Album
Show Me Somethin'Mya, Bun B2009Single
Mya And Friends Presents... Best Of Both WorldsMya2009Album
Shy Guy (DJ Hasebe Remix)Mya2009Album
Wish You Were HereMya2009Album
Beauty & The Streets: Mixtape Vol. 1Mya2009Album
Searchin' For LoveLil Eddie featuring Mya2009Album
Mya And Friends Presents...Best Of Both WorldsMya2009Compil.
Paradise / Shy GuyMya2008Single
Paradise / Must Be The MusicMya2008Album
Sugar & SpiceMya2008Album
Lock U DownMya Feat. Lil Wayne2007Single
Ayo!Mya Featuring DJ Kool2006Single
1 Nite / ExtacyMya2006Single
No Matter What They SayPenelope Jones f/ Mya2006Single
Everything Or NothingMya2004Single
My Love Is Like...WoMya2003Single
Moodring (Album Sampler)Mya2003Album
Real Compared To WhatMya, Common2003Album
Video Compilation DVDMya2003Album
Lie Detector / Case Of The ExMya2001Single
Lady MarmaladeChristina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya2001Single
Where The Dream Takes YouMya2001Album
Girls Dem SugarBeenie Man Featuring Mya2001Single
Fear Of FlyingMya2000Album
Next Episode / Case Of The ExDr. Dre / Mya2000Single
Best Of MeMya2000Single
Case Of The ExMya2000Single
My First Night With YouMya1999Single
Movin' OnMya1999Single
It's All About MeMya With Special Guest Sisqo1998Single
Take Me ThereBlackstreet & Mya Featuring Mase & Blinky Blink1998Single
Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)Pras Michel Featuring Ol' Dirty Bastard & Introducing Mya1998Single
It Was Me / Lie DetectorBeenie Man / MyaSingle
UntitledLucy Pearl / MyaAlbum
Crazy In Love / My Love Is Like... WoBeyoncé / MyaAlbum
Free / Take It OffMya / LL Cool JAlbum
Get It Off / Can I Talk To You / Why You Got Look So GoodCassidy / Monica / MyaAlbum
6 Demos: Coach CarterMyaAlbum
Take Me There / When A Woman's Fed UpBlackstreet, Mya, Mase, Blinky Blink / R. KellySingle
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