Mýa Marie Harrison is an American singer-songwriter who has dipped her toes in the acting industry as well. She is best known by her first name, Mýa. 

The singer has been active in the music industry for over two decades and has collaborated with many other artists. Throughout the years, she has garnered many awards. 

While Harrison is very active in the entertainment industry, she has kept her life relatively private, and significantly less is known about her personal life. 

Here are a few facts about the singer - from the meaning of her name to her relationship status. 

What Does Mya Mean?

The singer herself has never mentioned the true meaning behind her name. Still, various websites online have interpreted the meaning behind 'Mýa.' According to Scary Mommy, Mýa is the "variant of Mia and Maya."

It has a lot of variations that have various sources, like Greek, Arabic, and German. The name usually means "beloved" or "great." However, Mýa also means "a million years ago," a scientific unit of measurement. 

As noted by The Bump, many young girls were named Mya around 1998 because of the singer's influence. 

Mya and Veganism 

Mýa was a long-time vegetarian before becoming a vegan in 2014. She discussed her lifestyle with Hot 97 in May 2018. 

The singer opted for veganism after she lost 30 pounds. Her skin cleared up, she had more energy, and she felt better as a whole. Even her doctor was shocked looking at Mýa's transformation. 

She shared her lifestyle on Instagram, and many people took it as a challenge. Mýa herself followed up with the challenge one step at a time. Eventually, she took the raw vegan challenge where the food was not cooked past 118 degrees.

This way, she could consume as many nutrients as possible from everything she ate. This way, she could maintain her body since she lost fat in all the right places. 

As a result, she began sculpting her body by exercising and lifting weights. Mýa has also promoted a vegan lifestyle for People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). 

Mya's Relationship History

The singer has always been private about her relationships. She has been linked with many people in the past, but Mýa has debunked it all. 

There were rumors about her dating Jay-Z, but like usual, it was not true. Regardless, she has been in a relationship with two people in the music industry and others outside the industry. 

However, we will never know who they are, since Mýa doesn't share the names of the men she has dated. A relationship is a sacred thing for the singer. 

Her intention has always been love and connection with the other person and never a public stunt. Her managers and publicists have asked her to date another famous personality, but the singer does not entertain such requests. 

Mýa's current relationship status is unknown. In the interview with Hot 97, she claimed she was single and focused on herself after she got a wake-up call from her previous relationship. 

She had a dysfunctional relationship with a guy in 2013, which was unhealthy for the singer. She used to prioritize him and focus on him instead of herself and her family. 

She lost herself in that relationship, so she walked away from it. She fixed her mentality, and now she does not want to be in that position again.


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Mya's Music Career 

Mýa started her music career in 1998 when she was just 18 years old. Her contemporary-oriented R&B songs were appreciated by many people, which helped her gain a massive fan base at a young age. 

She soon started collaborating with various artics like Babyface, Lil' Kim, Christina Aguilera, P!nk, Missy Elliott, Robin Thicke, Diane Warren, Timbaland, and Wyclef Jean.

In 2008, she established her label, Planet 9. To date, Mýa has released eight studio albums, three extended plays, one mixtape, 28 singles, and 30 music videos. 

She has won 27 awards out of 60 nominations, including Billboard Music Video Awards, Grammy Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, My VH1 Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards, and Washington Area Music Awards. 

Mya's Acting Career 

Mýa has acted in various movies and series. Sister, Sister, In Too Deep, HauntedChicagoDirty Dancing: Havana NightsShall We DanceCursed, NCISThe Penthouse, Gods of Medicine5th Ward, and Lazarus are some projects she has worked on.