Mya

Genres: R&B / Soul
Descriptive "tags": rnb female vocalists pop soul hip-hop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Mya Harrison, 10 October 1979, Washington, DC, USA. Growing up in suburban Maryland, Harrison took up tap-dancing and ballet as a child. She appeared with the TWA (Tappers With Attitude) troupe, and went to New York to study with choreographer Savion Glover (best known for the Broadway hit Bring In ’Da Noise, Bring In ’Da Funk) in a residency with the Dance Theater Of Harlem. By the mid-90s, Mya had started to concentrate on her other great love, music. Her father was a professional R&B musician, and recorded demo tapes of his daughter singing. He played one tape to Haqq Islam of University Music, who made the unprecedented move of coming to the family home to hear the 16-year old prodigy sing. Signed to Interscope Records, Mya spent the next two years recording her debut album in New York, Philadelphia and Atlanta with notable contributors including labelmates Dru Hill, Missy ‘Misdemeanor’ Elliott, Babyface, Darryl Pearson and Diane Warren....

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