Maiysha

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Maiysha
Origin Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Genres Pop, Urban, R&B, Progressive, Soul
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter, Model
Years active 2003 – Present
Labels Eusonia
Website www.maiysha.com

Maiysha Kai (Born April 16, 1978) is a Progressive/ Soul/ R & B/ recording artist. Her first album "This Much is True" was released August 26, 2008. Produced by Scott Jacoby, her first album features 12 all new tracks and a cover of Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer".[1] The album also features a duet with Martin Luther (who starred in 2007's Across the Universe).[2][3]

Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, Maiysha went to Sarah Lawrence College where she studied vocal performance as well as creative writing and race and gender studies.[1] After graduating, Maiysha moved to New York City to teach at a private school in Manhattan. [1] She also was signed to Ford Models. [4]

"This Much is True" is the first release on the Eusonia label. Maiysha's first single off the album, "Wanna Be", was released to iTunes on June 24, 2008. The album was highly anticipated, and Maiysha has already been featured in USA Today[5] Newsweek,[6] and TV Guide.[7]

Maiysha is nominated for a 2009 Grammy Award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance for her song "Wanna Be."[8] What's next is a live album, "UnderCover", recorded at the legendary Blue Note Jazz Club in Manhattan. Inspired by the response to Maiysha's sexy re-working of Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer" on "This Much Is True:" and the raw and electrifying live performances she has become known for, "UnderCover" is due to be released in Spring 2010 via Eusonia.[9]

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