At the height of her early ’00s fame, Mya ranked alongside Brandy and Aaliyah as one of the hottest urban-pop stars on the planet. She first graced the Top 10 as a teenager way back in 1998 with her Dru Hill collaboration, “It’s All About Me”. But she really broke through in 2000 with the lead single from her platinum-selling sophomore album Fear Of Flying. “Case Of The Ex” epitomizes everything that was great about turn-of-the-millennium R&B. Produced by Tricky Stewart, the fiery revenge anthem boasts suitably angry lyrics, slick beats and a brilliantly choreographed video. It reached number two on the Hot 100 and proved to be massive worldwide hit.
Mýa reached her career zenith the following year, when she teamed up with Christina Aguilera, Pink and Lil’ Kim to cover ’70s disco classic “Lady Marmalade” for the Moulin Rouge soundtrack. That saucy jam topped the chart for five weeks, but the DC-born diva would only manage one more minor hit. Label turmoil, lawsuits and leaked albums then forced the onetime Chicago actress to go independent and focus largely on the Japanese market. These days the 32-year-old views the setbacks as a blessing in disguise and, after almost a decade in the wilderness, Mya is ready to get back to business. More »