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Mýa Marie Harrison (born October 10, 1979), who performs under the mononym Mýa, is an American R&B singer-songwriter, dancer, record producer, actress, and model. Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Harrison's eponymous debut album with Interscope Records was released in April 1998, and sold over two million copies in the United States, producing the gold-certified top ten single "It's All About Me" featuring Sisqo.

Her second studio album, platinum-selling Fear of Flying, was released in 2000 and became a success stateside and 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 album, Moodring, was released in July 2003 stateside 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.

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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review by . September 07, 2010
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I'm a 80s baby. Finding music wasn't a chore for us. And my how things have changed. (Work with me on this one guys.) It used to be that MTV actually played music. And so did the radio. It used to be about gigapets. And Mya, used to have a solid music career (that was late 90s but again work with me on this one.)     Nowadays, well, I don't feel like writing a lot tonight so let's sum it up: youtube, glee, housewives, blogs and it all just happened so fast. …
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