Mya Harrison was born in 1979 in Washington, D.C. Her mother is an Italian American and her father is a Jamaican American. She grew up in the area and studied singing and dancing.

In 1997, she signed with Haqq Islam's University Records, where she was brought by her friends in the group Dru Hill. The group Dru Hill wrote and produced much of her debut album. It's singles 'It's All About Me' and 'Movin' On' both reached the top ten on the R&B charts. The album went platinum. She also sang with Ol' Dirty Bastard on the hit 'Ghetto Supastar' and with Blackstreet on 'Take Me There.'

Her second album, Fear of Flying, was released in 2000. The album had the hit single 'Case of the Ex' that reached #2 on the Hot 100. Likely with the success of the single, the album managed to reach platinum status.

Mya's most successful track came off of the Moulin Rouge! soundtrack and was 'Lady Marmalade' released in 2001. The track was done alongside Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim and Pink and went double platinum, peaking at #1 on the Hot 100, R&B and UK charts.

Moodring, Mya's third album, was released in 2003 and peaked at #3 on the albums chart. Her most popular single from the album was 'My Love Is Like... Wo' which was a top twenty hit in the US.

Outside of her music career, Mya has done some acting. She had a supporting role in Chicago, and appeared in the films Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, Shall We Dance? and Cursed.

She is currently working on her fourth album Liberation.