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May 16 @ 8:00 pm
Clearwater Entertainment Presents:
Pop-oriented Contemporary R&B
Mýa arrived in 1998, when she was 18 years old. Within only a few years, the singer, songwriter, and dancer had two platinum albums and a gold one, a clutch of Top Ten pop hits, and a Grammy Award! Just as significantly, she developed from an artist frequently compared to the likes of Brandy and Aaliyah into one with her own identity.
Sounding innocent and knowing at the same time, while consistently upbeat and confident, she released some of the most memorable R&B singles of the late ’90s and early 2000s, including “It’s All About Me,” “Case of the Ex,” and “Fallen.” Mýa and Interscope spent the next year working on her self-titled debut album, hiring an impressive list of collaborators who included Babyface, Diane Warren, Wyclef Jean, Missy Elliott, and Dru Hill’s Sisqó and Nokio. The first two singles, “It’s All About Me” and “Movin’ On,” reached the Top Five of the Billboard R&B chart and sent the album to platinum status.
Two years later, Fear of Flying, which featured collaborations with Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes and Jadakiss, as well as a handful of tracks made with a pre-fame Robin Thicke, arrived with a Top 20 placement on the Billboard 200. “Lady Marmalade,” recorded with Lil’ Kim, Christina Aguilera, and P!nk for the soundtrack of Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge, the colorful cover of the LaBelle classic reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 and won a 2002 Grammy Award in the category of Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals!