Table of Biography
Mya Harrison is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, actress, and dancer from the United States. Mya Harrison is a Pop and R&B singer known for the hit albums she has released such as “Mya,” “Fear of Flying,” “K.I.S.S (Keep It Sexy & Simple),” and “T.K.O. (The Knock Out).”
Born as Mya Marie Harrison better known as Mya is an American Pop and R&B singer. On the 10th of October 1979, in Washington, D.C., the United States. She is 43 years old and has a zodiac sign of Libra. Meanwhile, she belongs to a mixed ethnicity of Jamaican-Italian descent.
Her parents’ names are Sherman (father) and Theresa (mother). Her father is an African-American musician, and vocalist, who performs in an R&B band, Jump Street, and her mother worked as an accountant.
Meanwhile, she grew up with her two younger brothers Chaz and Nijel in Glenn Dale, Maryland. In her childhood, she used to imitate Michael Jackson by wearing her mother’s high-heeled boots. She is also known as Miss Mya, My-My, 10-10, and Smoove Jones.
Mya Harrison – Education
She attended the University of Maryland in speech communications after graduating from Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, Maryland, at 16. However, she left after only one semester.
Growing up in a musical environment, Mya Harrison has always been interested in music. She signed with Interscope Records and released her debut self-titled album “Mya” as she grew up.
On April 21, 1998, she released her album, which went on to sell over 1.4 million copies in the United States. The album sold over two million copies worldwide. With the album, she rose to fame by collaborating with various superstars.
In addition to her solo work, she was featured on “Take Me There” from the soundtrack of the animated feature film “The Rugrats Movie” (1998), alongside Blackstreet, Blinky Blink, and Mase.
It peaked at number one on the New Zealand Singles Chart and went on to chart in a number of other countries, including the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United States.
Continuing her successful career
On April 25, 2000, she released her second album “Fear of Flying.” This album debuted at number 15 on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 72,000 copies. In November 2000, Interscope re-released “Fear of Flying” in November 2000, with a revised track listing featuring two new songs, including the third single “Free.”
The album was a multiplatinum success, selling 1.2 million copies in the United States and eventually receiving platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America. It was later certified gold by the Canadian Recording Industry Association and the Australian Recording Industry Association.
Her third studio album, “Moodring” was released in July 2003 by Interscope. It sold over 113,000 copies in its first week and peaked at number three on the US Billboard 200, surpassing Mya’s previous effort’s first-week sales. “Moodring” remained on the US chart for eighteen weeks in a row and was certified gold, selling 589,000 copies to date.
Recent musical works
Later. she signed a deal with Young Empire Music Group and released her debut mixtape “Beauty & The Streets Vol.1.” It debuted and peaked at number 55 on Billboard’s US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
Mya released the solo single “Fabulous Life” as the first single from her sixth studio album, “K.I.S.S. (Keep It Sexy & Simple),” which was released in Japan in April 2011. A US version of her album “K.I.S.S. (Keep It Sexy & Simple),” featuring several new recordings, was released in December 2011 via iTunes.
“Smoove Jones,” her seventh studio album, was released on February 14, 2016. The album debuted at number 30 on Billboard‘s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart on March 5, 2016. Her eighth studio album “T.K.O. (The Knock Out)” was released on April 20, 2018. Meanwhile, it is a follow-up to her album “Smoove Jones.”
Besides her musical works, Mya has appeared in film, television, broadway, and gaming. She made her feature film debut in the 1999 criminal thriller “In Too Deep.” Moreover, she has since acted in films and television programs such as “Chicago” (2002), “Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights” (2004), “Shall We Dance?” (2004), “1-800-Missing” (2004), “NCIS” (2005), “Cursed” (2005), “Girls Cruise” (2019), and “House Party” (2023). Similarly, she competed in the dancing reality show “Dancing with the Stars” (season nine), finishing second place in the competition.
Mya Harrison – Awards
This R&B pop singer and actress has been able to earn several awards and recognition through her successful albums. As of now, she has won 30 awards and 55 nominations.
Moreover, she won ALMA Awards, Billboard Music Video Awards, Grammy Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and Teen Choice Awards.
Net Worth 2023
Through her successful singing, songwriting, and acting career, she has lived a good fortune. As of 2023, her net worth is estimated at around $4 million while her salary and earnings are yet to be disclosed at the moment.
Mya Harrison has been married to herself since 2013. “It was all about self-care, self-love, and getting myself back after a toxic relationship,” she said of her decision to marry herself.
In the past, she was in a relationship with singer and rapper Jay-Z. Their relationship didn’t continue long, so she went on to Silk The Shocker. The pair began dating in 1996 and split in 2000 after being together for several years.
She then began dating Game in 2005, which ended quickly, and she then began dating Larry Johnson, which also ended quickly. After that, she began dating DeSean Jackson in 2011, and the relationship ended in 2012.
This beautiful lady stands 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs around 54 kg. Moreover, she has a pair of brown eyes with black hair colour and her body measurement is 34-24-36 inches. Similarly, she wears a dress size of 4 US and a shoe size of 7 US.
On her Instagram page ‘@myaplanet9’ there are over 2 million followers.
Likewise, there are over 955.5k followers on her Twitter page ‘@MYAPLANET9’ and over 1.4k friends on Facebook. She has a self-titled YouTube channel, there are 373k subscribers as of writing this content.