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!?


About by Edreys

Edreys Wajed is a catalyst of inspiration and a walking enterprise of all things creative. The Buffalo native boasts a toolbox chock-full with talents and experiences ranging from a visual artist, jewelry designer and musical entertainer, to an educator and entrepreneur with notable recognitions respectfully in each. His approach in each endeavor is soundly unique, high quality and signature in presentation, having found his course as a creator early in life. As early as 14 years of age, when his mother invested in a pair of hair clippers for him, seeing as she could no longer afford to pay for his haircuts, Edreys taught himself the trade of barbering and soon began making money for himself in the basement of his childhood home. With his artistic ability he also began growing a client base and reputation for customized hats and clothes as well as logo design by hand, long before learning graphics in college. His creativity, craftsmanship and passion to inspire people are what drives his spirit of entrepreneurship. From having run his own stationery boutique and art gallery shared with his wife; touring nationally and internationally as a hip hop artist, Edreys is exceptionally diverse with his avenues of expression, including the fine craft of jewelry making, passed down from his father and master craftsman. Edreys is most recently recognized locally for his contribution as an artist on the Freedom Wall which features 28 civil rights dignitaries, 7 of which he painted with his unique style and use of line. “Creativity is my neighbor, I live by it,” says Edreys. View all posts by by Edreys

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