Mya’s full name is Mýa Marie Harrison. She was born in Washington D.C. on 10 October 1979. Mya has two younger brothers. Her father is an R&B singer. Her mom is an accountant.
When Mya was young, she was a big fan of Michael Jackson. She copied the famous singer by putting on her mom’s boots and using a spoon as a microphone. When the girl got older, her parents paid for violin lessons. At about the same time, she began dancing.
In 1982, the future singer started learning ballet. Two years later, she became a big fan of tap dancing. When Mya was 10 years old, she got so good at it that one of the tap dance celebrities Savion Glover became her teacher. Later, the artist began dancing at John F. Kennedy Center.
In the mid-1990s, Mya’s dad, who was a professional R&B singer, helped her record a demo album. One of the copies made its way into the hands of Universal Music’s president, Haqq Islam. He helped Mya signed a contract with Interscope Records. For two years, the young woman has been working on her debut LP. She invited such celebrities as Darryl Pearson, Babyface, Raphael Brown, Diane Warren, and Sisqo to help her do it. The album finally came out in 1998.