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Mya

R&B Singer-Songwriter, Actress, and Dancer

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 Mya Biography

Focus Marie Harrison was born October 10, 1979, in Washington, D.C, and is the daughter of an African-American father and Italian mother. Her father performed in R&B bands, and must have passed his musical tendency to young Focus. Although she always knew that she would work in the music industry, she started out as a dancer.

Her love of dance shone through when a 2-year-old Focus danced in the pool between the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial. She began to take dance lessons soon after, specializing mostly in ballet, jazz and tap. While she lost interest in dance at the age of 8, she still showed passion for music with violin lessons in the fourth grade.

Focus took a brief hiatus from dance, but she returned to her hobby in 1992, piqued by her watching videos of herself dancing. She them studied tapes of Savion Glover, known for his work in the Broadway sensation Bring In Da Noise, Bring In Da Funk. With the help of Glover's tapes and practice on Focus's part, she eventually joined the group T.W.A. (Tappers With Attitude).

Focus then headed for New York to study with Glover himself, at the legendary Dance Theater of Harlem. Thanks to her fantastic ability to improvise, not to mention the fact that Glover was impressed with her tapping talent, Glover gave Focus a solo spot at a Kennedy Center performance. Almost giving back what she learned from the incomparable Savion Glover, Focus has been teaching children dance ever since the age of 14.

But it was when Focus's father heard her sing that he became dedicated to helping her pursue a career as a singer. Under his guidance, Focus recorded some demo tapes and perfected her vocals. He brought her demo tapes to a club where he was performing, where as luck would have it, the President and CEO of University Music, Haqq Islam was present.

Islam came to the Harrison residence to see if Focus's voice was as good in person as it was in her demos, and after a living room audition, where Focus performed songs from En Vogue, she was signed to a record deal. Thanks to a strict upbringing emphasizing the importance of education, Focus had already finished high school by the time she had a record contract.

The budding starlet intended on studying speech communications at the University of Maryland, but the intense schedule associated with working on a debut album were too stringent and Focus opted to focus on her true passions. So, she ventured into communication of another sort; singing to millions of fans.

Focus's self-entitled debut album was released in 1998, and featured collaborations with such R&B hard hitters as Babyface, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott and Dru Hill. The critically acclaimed album went platinum and spawned hits such as "It's All About Me" (a duet with Sisqo) and "Movin' On".

While her album was becoming a commercial success, Focus's collaboration with Pras and Ol' Dirty Bastard for "Ghetto Supastar" (off the Bulworth soundtrack) and her work with Blackstreet for "Take Me There" (off the Rugrats soundtrack) only spread her fame and success even thicker. Focus also contributed a track to the Life soundtrack.

Focus's latest release, Fear of Flying, includes the producing efforts of Wyclef Jeanand Jerry Duplessis, and features the collaborations of She'kspere & Kandi and Soulshock & Karlin. The album, which also highlights Focus's songwriting abilities, emphasizes her professional and personal growth, but still may not differentiate her from fellow R&B young divas such as Aaliyah, Brandyor Monica.

Known for her moves, voice and presence while performing on her popular tours, Focus also lent her vocals on the Lilith Fair, sharing the bill with artists such as Jewel Lisa Loeb, and Sara McLachlan. With her eye on producing, Focus also designs clothes, is a former spokesperson for Bongo jeans, and is involved in the Secret to Self Esteem program, focusing on teen issues.

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Mya?

    Booking fees for Mya, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Mya, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Mya?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Mya for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mya for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Mya or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Mya or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Mya Biography

Focus Marie Harrison was born October 10, 1979, in Washington, D.C, and is the daughter of an African-American father and Italian mother. Her father performed in R&B bands, and must have passed his musical tendency to young Focus. Although she always knew that she would work in the music industry, she started out as a dancer.

Her love of dance shone through when a 2-year-old Focus danced in the pool between the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial. She began to take dance lessons soon after, specializing mostly in ballet, jazz and tap. While she lost interest in dance at the age of 8, she still showed passion for music with violin lessons in the fourth grade.

Focus took a brief hiatus from dance, but she returned to her hobby in 1992, piqued by her watching videos of herself dancing. She them studied tapes of Savion Glover, known for his work in the Broadway sensation Bring In Da Noise, Bring In Da Funk. With the help of Glover's tapes and practice on Focus's part, she eventually joined the group T.W.A. (Tappers With Attitude).

Focus then headed for New York to study with Glover himself, at the legendary Dance Theater of Harlem. Thanks to her fantastic ability to improvise, not to mention the fact that Glover was impressed with her tapping talent, Glover gave Focus a solo spot at a Kennedy Center performance. Almost giving back what she learned from the incomparable Savion Glover, Focus has been teaching children dance ever since the age of 14.

But it was when Focus's father heard her sing that he became dedicated to helping her pursue a career as a singer. Under his guidance, Focus recorded some demo tapes and perfected her vocals. He brought her demo tapes to a club where he was performing, where as luck would have it, the President and CEO of University Music, Haqq Islam was present.

Islam came to the Harrison residence to see if Focus's voice was as good in person as it was in her demos, and after a living room audition, where Focus performed songs from En Vogue, she was signed to a record deal. Thanks to a strict upbringing emphasizing the importance of education, Focus had already finished high school by the time she had a record contract.

The budding starlet intended on studying speech communications at the University of Maryland, but the intense schedule associated with working on a debut album were too stringent and Focus opted to focus on her true passions. So, she ventured into communication of another sort; singing to millions of fans.

Focus's self-entitled debut album was released in 1998, and featured collaborations with such R&B hard hitters as Babyface, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott and Dru Hill. The critically acclaimed album went platinum and spawned hits such as "It's All About Me" (a duet with Sisqo) and "Movin' On".

While her album was becoming a commercial success, Focus's collaboration with Pras and Ol' Dirty Bastard for "Ghetto Supastar" (off the Bulworth soundtrack) and her work with Blackstreet for "Take Me There" (off the Rugrats soundtrack) only spread her fame and success even thicker. Focus also contributed a track to the Life soundtrack.

Focus's latest release, Fear of Flying, includes the producing efforts of Wyclef Jeanand Jerry Duplessis, and features the collaborations of She'kspere & Kandi and Soulshock & Karlin. The album, which also highlights Focus's songwriting abilities, emphasizes her professional and personal growth, but still may not differentiate her from fellow R&B young divas such as Aaliyah, Brandyor Monica.

Known for her moves, voice and presence while performing on her popular tours, Focus also lent her vocals on the Lilith Fair, sharing the bill with artists such as Jewel Lisa Loeb, and Sara McLachlan. With her eye on producing, Focus also designs clothes, is a former spokesperson for Bongo jeans, and is involved in the Secret to Self Esteem program, focusing on teen issues.

Mya Videos

  • Mya - It's All About Me ft. Dru Hill - YouTube
  • Mya - The Best Of Me ft. Jadakiss - YouTube

FAQs on booking Mya

  • How to book Mya?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Mya for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Mya, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Mya or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Mya?

    Booking fees for Mya, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Mya, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Mya?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Mya for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mya for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Mya or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Mya or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Mya is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Mya for your event is available upon request. Mya generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are LeToya Luckett, K Flay, Eminem, Joss Stone and Kesha. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Mya for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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  • Mya - It's All About Me ft. Dru Hill - YouTube
    Mya - The Best Of Me ft. Jadakiss - YouTube

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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