Mýa was bornon 10 October 1979 in Washington, D.C., United States, American, is Songwriter. Mýa Marie Harrison, popularly known as Mýa, is an award-winning recording artist, songwriter, and actress. She has released a total of seven studio albums in her career so far which include 'Mýa', 'Fear of Flying' and 'Smoove Jones'. She has also appeared in several films, such as ‘Shall We Dance’ and ‘Cursed.’ Throughout her career she has won several awards which include a Grammy for her rendition of the hit song 'Lady Marmalade.' She experiments with several different genres of music, such as jazz, rap, techno, and rock. Though some critics have criticized her voice, calling it weak and thin, she has also been complimented by Billboard for having a smooth, sensitive, and angelic tone. She has been inspired by several well-known stars, such as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Prince, and Madonna. She has cited Lena Horne, a singer, dancer, and actress, and Lizza Minnelli, an actress and singer, as her role models. Apart from singing and acting, Mýa has endorsed several brands including Coca-Cola, Gap, and Iceberg. She is also known for her charitable works. She created "The Mýa Arts & Tech Foundation" to provide opportunities to disadvantaged youths. She also supports LGBTQ rights and contributes towards animal welfare.
Her seventh and latest album 'Smoove Jones' was released in 2016
She also released two mixtapes in 2009 named 'Best of Both Worlds' and 'Beauty in the Streets'
Over the ensuing years, she released a few more albums which were 'Liberation' (2007), 'Sugar & Spice' (2008) and 'K
'Moodring', her third studio album which was released in 2003 can be undoubtedly regarded as another one of her most successful works
In 2002, she appeared in the American crime comedy film 'Chicago' where she played the role of a scorned prisoner named Mona
She made her film debut in the 1999 American crime thriller 'In Too Deep', where she played a supporting role
Mýa's first significant work in her career was her debut self-titled album which was released in 1998
, in the United States, on 10th October 1979 to Sherman, who was a musician and singer, and Theresa, who worked as an accountant
The title ‘Fear of Flying’ was inspired by a 1973 novel by Erica Jong
After two months, on 21st April, her album 'Mýa' was finally released