RELEASE
April 21, 1998
LABEL
Interscope
GENRES
Rhythm & Blues, Urban

Album Review

Mya's eponymous debut is a smooth, sultry collection of well-crafted contemporary urban soul that is actually richer than the average urban record the late '90s. Part of its success lies with the teenage Mya, who has a voice that is at once innocent and knowing, and part of it lies with her excellent team of producers and songwriters. Executive producer A. Haqq Islam has assembled a stellar behind-the-scenes team -- featuring Babyface, Diane Warren, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott and members of Dru Hill -- which has written and produced a fine set of songs that manage to sound universal and strangely confessional. That's because many of the songs on the record are loosely about a teenager becoming a woman, which is a subject Mya can convincingly sell. There are a few weak moments, to be sure, but overall it's a thoroughly promising debut.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. What Cha Sayhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/mya/id360466?uo=5
  2. Movin' Onhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/mya/id360466?uo=5
  3. Baby It's Yourshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/mya/id360466?uo=5
  4. Keep on Lovin' Mehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/mya/id360466?uo=5
  5. It's All About Mehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/mya/id360466?uo=5
  6. If You Died I Wouldn't Cry Cause You Never Loved Me Anywayhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/mya/id360466?uo=5
  7. We're Gonna Make Ya Dancehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/mya/id360466?uo=5
  8. If You Were Minehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/mya/id360466?uo=5
  9. Bye Byehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/mya/id360466?uo=5
  10. Anytime You Want Mehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/mya/id360466?uo=5
  11. Don't Be Afraidhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/mya/id360466?uo=5
  12. My First Night With Youhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/mya/id360466?uo=5
  13. Movin' On [Remix]http://itunes.apple.com/album/mya/id360466?uo=5
purchase full album