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Date of birth : 1979-10-10
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Washington D.C., U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-10-06
Credited as : Singer, Song-writer, Actress

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Mýa Marie Harrison , professionally referred to as Mýa, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress. Born and raised in Washington D.C., Harrison's eponymous debut album with Interscope Records was released in April 1998, and 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-selling Fear of Flying, was released in 2000 and became a success worldwide, with single "Case of the Ex" becoming Mýa's breakthrough hit, reaching number-one on the Australian Singles Chart. A year after, Harrison won her first Grammy Award for the worldwide number-one hit "Lady Marmalade", a cover version she recorded alongside Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, and Pink for the soundtrack of the film Moulin Rouge! (2001).

The singer's third studio album, Moodring, was released in July 2003 and certified gold by the RIAA. Following several label changes, Mýa's often-delayed fourth studio album, Liberation (2007), received a download-release in Japan only and led to her 2008 Japan-exclusive album Sugar & Spice.
The newer version of the album, entitled Sugar & Spice: The Perfect Edition, was released on August 5, 2009 containing new remixes and a new song titled "Wish You Were Here" featuring Malaysian artist Che'Nelle. During her downtime Mýa started her own independent label, entitled Planet 9 and inked a deal with J. Prince’s Young Empire Music Group.
She released her first mixtape called Beauty & The Streets Vol.1 on September 29, 2009. The mixtape’s first single, Show Me Somethin' featured Houston-based rapper Bun B and was sent to iTunes in August. The mixtape entered at number fifty-five on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart.
Mýa was invited to be a featured guest vocalist on We Are the World 25 for Haiti. In 2010, Variety reported Mýa currently has already completed 10 tracks for her next studio effort with producer Junior Sanchez. No release date has been set yet but think an electro-dance-rock vibe. Mýa says, "Working with Junior Sanchez is an incredibly creative experience - he and his team are true musicians, and we have been having so much fun in the studio - the sound is brand new and completely ferosh."
The songstress was also gearing up for the launch of a brand new single "Love Is the Answer," with Cedric Gervais. Originally, the track was scheduled for release late 2010 but however pushed back into next year. The song appears on Gervais' forthcoming album "Miamication".
In early 2011, E! Online gave an exclusive first-listen preview of "Love Is the Answer". The track was released February 8 worldwide via iTunes. She released a new track called "Fabulous Life" in Japan on January 19. It was the first single from her second studio album titled K.I.S.S. in Japan. A second single titled "Runnin' Back" featuring Iyaz was released February 23. Her sixth studio album K.I.S.S. was released April 20, 2011 in Japan. The album debuted at number sixty-one on Japan's Billboard Top Albums Chart and at number seventy-two on Japan's Oricon Albums Chart with first-week sales of 1,543. Mýa is currently in the studio working on her 7th and 8th studio albums.
Having expanded her career to acting and product endorsement deals, Harrison has been engaged in product endorsement deals with brands such as Coca-Cola, Gap, Iceberg, Tommy Hilfiger, and Motorola and has had small roles in films such as Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004), Shall We Dance? (2004), and Cursed (2005). In 2002, she had a supporting role in the film adaptation of the 1975 Broadway musical Chicago, for which she won a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Harrison was the runner up on the ninth season of Dancing with the Stars. Billboard named Mýa the 97th Hot 100 Artists of 2000s.

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