Mya - Biography
Last Modified: Oct 10, 2020
|Born on :||October 10, 1979 (age 42)|
|Birth Name /
|Mýa Marie Harrison|
|Birth Place:||Washington, D.C., USA|
|Father's Name:||Sherman Harrison|
|Mother's Name:||Theresa Harrison|
Chaz Harrison (younger brother)
|High School:||Eleanor Roosevelt High School|
|Ethnicity:||Multi-ethnic (Jamaican, Italian)|
|Height:||1.64 meter (5 feet 5 inch)|
|Weight:||54 kg (119.05 lb)|
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size:||7 US|
|Dress Size:||4 US|
|Breast Size:||34 inch|
|Waist Size:||26 inch|
|Hip Size:||36 inch|
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Who is Mya?
Mya is a singer, songwriter, producer, actress by profession and American by nationality. Since making music in 1996, she has had hit singles including It's All About Me, Ghetto Supastar, Take Me There, Case of the Ex, Free.
Mya – Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings
Mya’s birth took place on October 10, 1979, in Washington, D.C., USA. She was born as Mýa Marie Harrison to mother Theresa Harrison, an accountant and father Sherman Harrison, a singer and musician.
She is not the only child of his parents and has two siblings, two younger brothers Chaz Harrison and Nijel Harrison. All three were raised in suburban Washington D.C. in Maryland.
Mya dress up for the Halloween of 1988 (Instagram)
Growing up Mya started ballet lessons when she was two and jazz and tap when she was four. She also took violin lessons throughout her childhood but dancing was per primary interest. She earned the opportunity to study with one of the best-known tap dancers in the country, Savion Glover of the Dance Theater of Harlem.
For education she attended Eleanor Roosevelt High School, graduating at the age of 16. She went on to study at the University of Maryland but dropped out after taking a few classes.
Her ethnicity includes Jamaican, Italian.
Mya – Career
From 1996 to 1998, Mya was a hip-hop dancer for BET's talk show Teen Summit. By the age of 15, with the help of her musician father, she had perfected her vocal abilities. When her father realized that she was serious about pursuing a career in music, he began shopping around with her demo tape.
Eventually, Mya’s music caught the attention of University Music president and CEO Haqq Islam and signed with Interscope. Her debut album It's All About Me was released on February 14, 1998, and peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 2 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart respectively.
Over the years Mya has released studio albums Fear of Flying (2000), Moodring (2003), Liberation (2007), Sugar & Spice (2008), K.I.S.S. (Keep It Sexy & Simple) (2011), Smoove Jones (2016), TKO (The Knock Out) (2018).
She also has had endless tours- Fear of Flying Tour, Moodring Tour, Smoove Jones Show, T.K.O. Tour[. Mya opened tours for Boyz II Men in 1998 and Sean Paul in 2014.
In addition to singing and dancing, Mya also loves acting. She has starred in films In Too Deep (1999), Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004), Love For Sale (2008), The Heart Specialist (2011).
TV series in which Mya has portrayed roles includes Sister, Sister (1999), NCIS (2005), Bermuda Tentacles (2014), Girls Cruise (2019), among others.
Mya has collaborated with fellow musicians Missy Elliott, Babyface, Diane Warren, Dru Hill.
Mya – Awards, Nominations
Over the years Mya has been nominated for 70 awards, among which she has won 27. She has won ALMA Awards, Billboard Music Video Awards, Grammy Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Teen Choice Awards, etc.
Mya – Boyfriend, Husband, Children
Mya has been in several high profile relationships in the past. She dated Silk The Shocker from 1996 to 2000. There were also rumors that she dated rapper Jay Z in early 2000s, which Mya has strongly denied.
From 2010 to 2011 her boyfriend was American footballer Larry Johnson. She also dated DeSean Jackson from 2011 to 2012.
In March 2018 she revealed that she had to fore her managers for insisting to date famous artists for publicity. Moreover, she is a vegan and prefers men who are vegan.
Currently, she is single, has never been married and sans husband and children.
Mya – Net Worth, Salary
Her net worth is estimated to be over $4 million while there have been no estimates on her annual salary.
Mya – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
On social media, Mya is active on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram with around a million followers. She also has a YouTube channel with 230k subscribers and an official website - myamya.com.
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