Does Mya have influence on this current era?

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What happened with fear of flying?
They led with Best Of Me. Case of the Ex was the CLEAR lead and they rushed to put that out & that saved her album from flopping, it went #2 behind Independent Women and prolly woulda went #1 had she dropped it earlier & the album went platinum. Then Free was a great song but there were much stronger songs. They did a rerelease with this song which CLEARLY was single material. Plus Best Of Me Part 2 shoulda been on the rerelease too.
Had she dropped Case of The Ex then followed up with these two songs her sales would’ve soared.
 
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No.
The new girls aren't channeling Mya.

Victoria Monet has channeled Mya but sadly she's more known as a writer than an artist.
Tinashe shouts out Janet and Britney as her main influences. Britney was the teen pop Janet. That influence was crystal clear despite her team pushing Madonna as her influence later on.
 
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No.
The new girls aren't channeling Mya.

Victoria Monet has channeled Mya but sadly she's more known as a writer than an artist.
Tinashe shouts out Janet and Britney as her main influences. Britney was the teen pop Janet. That influence was crystal clear despite her team pushing Madonna as her influence later on.

Yea I'm gonna have to agree here. I'm not going to look at Tinashe or Victoria dancing and performing and think Mya. I would think Janet first and foremost. Her prints are all over multiple generations of pop and R&B girls.
 
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Mya career felt so short for some reason. It’s like she came too late riding the last wave of Brandy, Monica, Usher and Aaliyah.

By the time Mya came out teen pop was exploding and there was no longer room for Mya.

If she was smart she should have done pop music completely.
Agree. Mya should of taken full control of her music and image like Christina did with Stripped and went full pop.

I loved Moodring (2003). That should of been a big turning point in her career. The label dropped the ball by only releasing two singles.
 
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Uhmm Ciara is only bigger because of her husband ..I loved me some Mya and still do..
Y'all need to stop. Nobody was talking about Russell before he got with Ciara. Him and his ex-wife were on no one radar from the Urban Blogs, Mainstream Media, or on LSA. Y'all don't talk about any other football or elevate them but Russell is suppose to elevate Ciara?
 
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Uhmm Ciara is only bigger because of her husband ..I loved me some Mya and still do..
No doubt both C and Russell got a boost in the public eye for being a non-problematic, beautiful black family. Still, even before getting with Russell, Ciara had hit records and lucrative modeling and TV deals. Love on Mya as much as you want -I like her, too- but let's not lie on Ciara.
 
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I loveeeee Mya but we gotta stop rewriting history when people fall off. She had a couple cute bops and could follow some choreo but let’s not insult Ciara.
How is that insulting Ciara? 3 successful albums a Grammy isn’t just a couple cute bops. Was Mya a blockbuster seller like Alicia Keys no but she wasn’t just some footnote either
 
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Agree. Mya should of taken full control of her music and image like Christina did with Stripped and went full pop.

I loved Moodring (2003). That should of been a big turning point in her career. The label dropped the ball by only releasing two singles.
Y’all fail to realize while Christina took control of her music she had Ron Fair backing her to guide her on her first 3 albums. Mya didn’t have that. She worked with Ron on Moodring but once again label mergers threw her off. I think she should’ve went to RCA or Arista. Christina was a rare case of an artist being allowed to do what they want that early in their career. Steve Stoute said himself some at Interscope were pushing Mya to urban and others to pop. They didn’t know how to handle her career and she said she no choice but to oblige to even get her music to be released
 
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Uhmm Ciara is only bigger because of her husband ..I loved me some Mya and still do..

Ciara was Ciara before Russel and she’s still CIARA.

To answer OP, I’ve said in the past that Tinashe is the Mya of her generation. Both are Bi-racial, both dance, and both are seen as the least memorable or successful artist from their gen. It being Mya AFTER Aaliyah, Brandy, and Monica. It being Tinashe AFTER Kehlani, SZA, and Jhene. However, I think these are more similarities than Tinashe being influenced by Mya. Tinashe has a Biracial Britney Spears thing going on about her and I think she’ll tell you Janet/Britney before Mya.

In fact, all these girls in OP probably would.

In the case of Normani, she is more Janet than anything, but I guess since she likes dancing in heels, she’s a Bey wannabe. e1

I don’t really see Victoria as a dancer/singer hybrid even though I know she dances. I think her brand is still Singer/Song-writer. I get Aaliyah vibes from her though.

Oh and Ciara absolutely has impact. Folks stay sampling her and there were Ciara copycats popping up when she was still in her peak. She was part of the big three (Bey, Rih, and CiCi.) Stop playing with her!
 
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It's hard for me to say that Mya had influence. I really like her but she didn't have a signature sound unlike Brandy and Aaliyah. All of her albums were kinda all over the place. She didn't have a solid brand.
 
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Ciara was Ciara before Russel and she’s still CIARA.

To answer OP, I’ve said in the past that Tinashe is the Mya of her generation. Both are Bi-racial, both dance, and both are seen as the least memorable or successful artist from their gen. It being Mya AFTER Aaliyah, Brandy, and Monica. It being Tinashe AFTER Kehlani, SZA, and Jhene. However, I think these are more similarities than Tinashe being influenced by Mya. Tinashe has a Biracial Britney Spears thing going on about her and I think she’ll tell you Janet/Britney before Mya.

In fact, all these girls in OP probably would.

In the case of Normani, she is more Janet than anything, but I guess since she likes dancing in heels, she’s a Bey wannabe. e1

I don’t really see Victoria as a dancer/singer hybrid even though I know she dances. I think her brand is still Singer/Song-writer. I get Aaliyah vibes from her though.

Oh and Ciara absolutely has impact. Folks stay sampling her and there were Ciara copycats popping up when she was still in her peak. She was part of the big three (Bey, Rih, and CiCi.) Stop playing with her!
The big 3 were rih bey and alicia.
 
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Mya released 8 albums and has 5 platinum and multi platinum singles.

Ciara released 7 albums and has 17 platinum and multi platinum singles.

Their careers really aren't the same and they would make terrible verzuz. Current artists have said that Ciara has influenced them. Like someone else said, her songs are already being sampled. Lil Baby has said he's done with features right now, but would make an exception for Ciara because she's Atl royalty.
Not to diminish Mya in any way because I love her too and she definitely had her success. Believe it or not, she has more platinum singles than Ashanti and Keyshia Cole, but I don't see her influencing anything today.
I almost forgot about Level Up. Ciara created a movement with that song. Nissan licensed Level Up for a commercial. I see many many brands using the phrase Level Up in their advertising. The Senator that won in AZ, used Level Up in his campaign commercial. The Level Up challenge went viral and the video is almost at 300 million views. So yeah, Ciara is still influential to many and Level Up was a song she wrote, released on her own label and had no promo or much radio airplay.

Give credit where it's due.
 
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It was Bey Rih and Ciara. By the time Rihanna blew up Alicia was fading.
Alicia? Fading? TEOF outsold Fantasy Ride the same year. Girl On Fire also did better than all of Ciara’s albums post the evolution. “No One” was one of the last big r & b records for a long time.


Neither of them are doing great now but you’re delusional if you think Ciara had a better career than Alicia. Ciara peaked by her second album and doesnt have the stats or acclaim to be ranked with Rihanna or Beyonce.
 
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Alicia? Fading? TEOF outsold Fantasy Ride the same year. Girl On Fire also did better than all of Ciara’s albums post the evolution.


Neither of them are doing great now but you’re delusional if you think Ciara had a better career than Alicia. Ciara peaked by her second album and doesnt have the stats or acclaim to be ranked with Rihanna or Beyonce.
Doing great now? Chile Ciara's business portfolio begs to differ.
 

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