Vibe - 6-7/98, p.182
"...This Washington, D.C. native always sings with a voice that is clear, strong, and assured. Combining round-the-way girl sass with an artist's sensibility..."
Personnel includes: Mya (vocals); Myron (various instruments); Joey P. (acoustic & electric guitars, strings, bass); Darryl "Day" Pearson (acoustic guitar); Randy Bowland (guitar); Daryl Simmons (keyboards, drum programming); Ronnie Garrett (bass); P. Sound Productions (drum programming); Love Unlimited Orchestra (samples); Mercedes, Dru Hill, Tanya "Tann" Smith (background vocals); Myron, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliot.
Producers include: Darryl "Day" Pearson, Myron, Alex "Cat" Cantrall, Joey P., Nokio The N-Tity.
Engineers: Thomas "TK" Kidd, Mike Alvord, Gordon Rice.
Personnel: Randy Bowland (guitar); Joey P. (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, strings, bass guitar); Daryl Simmons (keyboard programming, drum programming); Dru Hill (background vocals).
Recording information: Record Plant; Sigma Sound Studios; Silent Sound Studios, Atlanta, GA.
How often can a debut artist boast of working with the likes of superstar songwriters like Babyface and Diane Warren? 18-year-old Mya can. Aided by top-notch talent including Dru Hill's Sisqo and Nokio and Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliot ("Bye-Bye"), Mya holds up her end of the bargain by delivering one of the sweetest voices in music today. The depth expressed in her songs is impressive for a person of such a young age.
In addition, Mya brings writing skills to the table, co-writing four songs. "It's All About Me," featuring Sisqo, exploded on urban and Top 40 radio. That's not even mentioning "Ghetto Supastar," featuring Pras (Fugees) and Ol' Dirty Bastard (Wu-Tang Clan), which appears on the soundtrack to BULWORTH. Not only are the songs smartly arranged and well crafted, the overall sound of the album is as tight as any contemporary R&B record around.