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REAL NAME: Mya Marie Harrison
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BIRTHDAY: October 10, 1979
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BIGGEST SINGLE: "Lady Marmalade" (2001)
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BIGGEST LP: Mya (1998)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 1

 
TIMELINE

Myabutton.gif (123 bytes) Mya Marie Harrison was born October 10, 1979 in Washington, DC and originally started her entertainment career as a dancer. Mya found success with her dancing eventually joining TWA (Tappers With Attitude) and studying dance with master-tapper Savion Glover. In her teen years, Mya switched to singing and landed a record contract at age 16. But by the time she reached 18, she was dancing her way up the music charts.

1998... # 88 Singles Artist of the Year

April
Mya - Mya LPbutton.gif (123 bytes) Mya released her debut LP, Mya.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "
It's All About Me"(with Sisqo) was certified gold.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Mya hit the Top 40 with "
It's All About Me"(with Sisqo).
button.gif (123 bytes) Mya hit the Top 40 helping out
Pras Michel and Ol' Dirty Bastard with "Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)" from the film Bullworth.

August
Bullworth soundtrackbutton.gif (123 bytes) Mya hit the Top 10 with "Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)" (with Pras Michel and Ol' Dirty Bastard).

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Mya hit the Top 40 with "
Movin' On" (with Silkk The Shocker).
button.gif (123 bytes) Mya was nominated for 2
MTV Video Music Awards for Best Rap Video and Best Video from a Film ("Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)").

October
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Mya was certified platinum.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Mya hit the Top 40 with "Take Me There" (with Blackstreet and Mase).

1999... # 77 Singles Artist of the Year

February
Pras featuring Ol' Dirty Bastard & Mya - "Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Mya hit the Top 10 with "Take Me There" (with Blackstreet and Mase).
button.gif (123 bytes) Mya was nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group ("Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)" with Pras Michel and Ol' Dirty Bastard).

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Mya hit the Top 40 with "
My First Night With You."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Mya performed at some of the Lilith Fair package tour dates.

August
Mya - Fear Of Flyingbutton.gif (123 bytes) Mya was nominated for a Soul Train Lady of Soul Award for R&B/Soul Song of the Year ("Movin' On").

2000... # 46 Singles Artist of the Year

April
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Fear Of Flying.

June
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Fear Of Flying was certified gold.

October
Mya - "Case Of The Ex" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Mya hit the Top 40 with "Case Of The Ex."

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Mya hit the
Top 10 with "Case Of The Ex."

2001... # 23 Singles Artist of the Year

February
Mya - "Free" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Mya hit the Top 40 with "Free" from the Bait soundtrack.
button.gif (123 bytes) Mya was nominated for a Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Album, Female (
Fear Of Flying).

March
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Fear Of Flying was certified platinum.

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Mya hit the Top 40 (with
Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, & Pink) with the remake of "Lady Marmalade" from the film Moulin Rouge.

May
Moulin Rouge soundtrackbutton.gif (123 bytes) Mya hit the Top 10 and then #1 with "Lady Marmalade" where it stayed for 9 weeks.
button.gif (123 bytes) "
Lady Marmalade" topped the Billboard Top 40 Tracks chart for 9 weeks.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Mya topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 5 weeks and the Hot 100 Airplay chart for 6 weeks with "
Lady Marmalade" The track also topped the UK charts by month's end.
button.gif (123 bytes) "
Lady Marmalade" topped the MTV Video Countdown for 3 weeks.

June
Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya & Pink - Lady Marmalade (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Mya topped the UK singles chart for a week with "Lady Marmalade."

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Mya won a Teen Choice Award for Choice Song of the Summer ("Lady Marmalade").

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Mya's collaborative video for "Lady Marmalade" won 2 MTV Video Music Awards including Video of the Year and Best Video from a Film, and was also nominated for Best Dance Video, Best Pop Video, Best Choreography (Tina Landon), and Best Art Direction (Bernadette Dus).

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Mya was nominated for a MTV Europe Music Award for Best Song ("Lady Marmalade").

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Mya (along with
Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, & Pink) topped The ARC Weekly Top 40 Year-End Top 100 for 2001 with "Lady Marmalade."
button.gif (123 bytes) Mya won 2 My VH1 Awards for Favorite Video and Is It Hot In Her Or Is It Just My Video for "
Lady Marmalade."

2002...

February
Chicago soundtrackbutton.gif (123 bytes) Mya won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for "Lady Marmalade" with Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, & Pink which they performed at the ceremony.

2003... # 54 Singles Artist of the Year

button.gif (123 bytes) Mya could be seen in the movie Chicago.

June
Mya - Moodringbutton.gif (123 bytes) Mya will play herself on a guest appearance on the NBC soap opera Passions.
button.gif (123 bytes) Mya released her next LP,
Moodring. She told Rolling Stone about her LP as her most personal: "This time if I didn't write the song, then I produced it. With every song I was hands-on - the structure of the track, bringing in musicians, and wanting it to sound the way I wanted it to sound."

August
Mya - "My Love Is Like... Wo" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Mya's video for "My Love Is Like... Wo" was nominated for 2 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Dance Video and Best Choreography (Travis Payne).
button.gif (123 bytes) Mya hit the Top 40 with "
My Love Is Like... Wo."

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Moodring was certified gold.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Mya hit the
Top 10 with "My Love Is Like... Wo."

2004... # 122 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Mya hit the Top 40 with "Fallen."

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Mya could be heard on the soundtrack for Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights with "Do You Only Wanna Dance."

Mya - Liberationbutton.gif (123 bytes) # 156 on the Top Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years chart.

2007...

October
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Liberation.

2009...

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Mya came in second on the ABC competition series Dancing With The Stars.



LPs
Mya - Mya LP Mya
Released: April, 1998
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 29
Tracks: "What Cha Say" - "Movin' On" - "Baby It's Yours" - "Keep on Lovin' Me" - "It's All About Me " - "If You Died I Wouldn't Cry Cause You Never Loved Me Anyway " - "We're Gonna Make Ya Dance" - "If You Were Mine" - "Bye Bye" - "Anytime You Want Me" - "Don't Be Afraid" - "My First Night With You" - "Movin' On" (Remix)
Mya - Fear Of Flying Fear Of Flying
Released: April, 2000
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 15
Tracks: "Turn It Up" - "Case Of The Ex" - "Ride & Shake" - "That's Why I Wanna Fight" - "Pussycats" - "Best Of Me" - "Lie Detector" - "How You Gonna Tell Me" - "Grandma Says" - "Takin' Me Over" - "Now Or Never " - "Fear Of Flying" - "Flying" - "Can't Believe" - "No Tears On My Pillow" - "For The First Time " - "Man Of My Life" - "Get Over "
Mya - Moodring Moodring
Released: July, 2002
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 3
Tracks: "My Love Is Like... Wo" - "Step" - "Fallen" - "Why You Gotta Look So Good" - "Sophisticated Lady" - "No Sleep" - "Anatomy One On One" - "Hurry Up" - "You" - "After The Rain" - "Late" - "Taste This" - "Free Fallin'"
Mya - Liberation Liberation
Released: December, 2007
Tracks: "Liberation" - "I Am" - "Walka Not A Talka" - "Still A Woman" - "No Touchin'" - "Lock U Down" - "Lights Go Off" - "Ridin'" - "Switch It Up" - "Give A Chick A Hand" - "All In The Name Of Love" - "Life Is Too Short" - "Nothin' At All"
LINKS
POP SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY [based on The ARC Weekly Top 40 (listing explanation)
1 "Lady Marmalade"
[Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya & Pink]

from the
Moulin Rouge soundtrack
ARC Chart Run:
30 - 20 - 12 - 8 - 3 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 -1 -1 -1 -1 - 1 - 5 - 8 - 11 - 19 - 26 - 31 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
1
Grammy Winner:
Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals
MTV VMA Winner:
Video of the Year, Best Video from a Film
MTV VMA Nominee:
Best Dance Video, Best Pop Video, Best Choreography, Best Art Direction
1(9) 20 2001 Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya & Pink - Lady Marmalade (Single)
iTunes
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2 Mya - "Case Of The Ex" (Single)Case Of The Ex (Whatcha Gonna Do)

from the LP
Fear Of Flying
ARC Chart Run:
40 - 38 - 33 - 26 - 17 - 12 - 10 - 6 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 11 - 17 - 27 - 36 - off
2 17 2000 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
3 Mya - "My Love Is Like... Wo" (Single)My Love Is Like... Wo

from the LP
Moodring
4 16 2003 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
4 Mya - "Free" (Single)Free

from the
Bait soundtrack
11 14 2001 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
5 Take Me There
[Blackstreet & Mya featuring Mase]

from the Blackstreet LP
Finally
10 13 1999 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
6 Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)
[Pras Michel featuring Ol' Dirty Bastard & Mya]

from the Pras LP
Ghetto Superstar
ARC chart run: 38 - 30 - 25 - 18 - 15 - 13 - 11 - 10 - 19 - 27 - 37 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
85
10 11 1998 Pras featuring Ol' Dirty Bastard & Mya - "Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)" (Single)
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7 Movin' On
[Mya featuring Silkk The Shocker]

from the LP
Mya
19 10 1998 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
8 My First Night With You

from the LP
Mya
26 6 1999 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
9 It's All About Me
[Mya featuring Sisqo]

from the LP
Mya
20 6 1998 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
10 Fallen

from the LP
Moodring
20 6 2004 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
 
  Best Of Me

from the LP
Fear Of Flying
** ** 2000 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
  AYO

** ** 2006 [ LYRICS ]

Available for download at iTunes
  Ridin'

from the LP
Liberation
** ** 2007 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available for download at iTunes
 
Note: Song title and position links lead you to the song's Top 40 chart run (from the ARC Weekly Top 40) and LP links take you to Amazon.com for that LP (often including track listings and sound samples).
 
 

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