I’m not sure how I stumbled across blogging about Mya today, but nevertheless, here I am blogging about Mya. Honestly speaking, as I have shared in previous posts regarding artists albums that I don’t have in my collection, like the big dawgs: Kanye, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Jeezy etc, you’d be guessing correctly that I do not own a Mya album either. After selling multi-platinum albums, especially double-platinum right out the gate at age 18, I’m wondering what her “staying power” is like. She debuted in 1998, so 12 years later, is she no longer news or buzz-worthy? I really have no clue as to what her status or current relevance is, as I don’t follow R&B. But seeing as how I DO follow Hip-Hop, let me take you back to 1999 when Mya was all abuzz and featured on one of the “Worst” Rap songs EVER, but ironically snatched a Nomination for Best Rap Performance by a Duo/Group. Let me say this as well, ODB was the only good thing that happened to this song.
In closing, given this weird ramble that I’ve launched, Mya did nab 2 of her very own Grammy’s in 2001 for Best Video of the Year and Best Video from a Film. See video below for a reminder. Hard to NOT win an award for a video like this, cmon, who are we foolin!?