Myra (born Mayra Carol Ambriz Quintana on May 21, 1986) is an Mexican-American pop singer, dancer and choreographer. She rose to prominence in 2001 after recording a cover of Martha and the Vandellas' "Dancing in the Street" for the soundtrack to the 2001 film Recess: School's Out (which she would then re-record in 2002 in Spanish for the Disney Channel original movie, Gotta Kick It Up!). During this period, she contributed the song "Miracles Happen (When You Believe)" to the film The Princess Diaries, and it received a 2002 ALMA Award nomination for Outstanding Song in a Motion Picture Soundtrack. Also in 2001, she appeared in the film Max Keeble's Big Move.
In 2005, Myra signed her second record deal with Southern Signal Records/EMI. Myra recorded most of her second album in Monterey, Mexico and worked with a variety of producers. Eddie Galan of Mach 1 Music (High School Musical, Hannah Montana soundtrack, Clique Girlz) was one of the main producers on the album, producing 8 songs for the album. Myra also worked with: Frank Myers (All-4-One's "I Swear"), Andrew Fromm (Backstreet Boys, Celine Dion, Marc Anthony), Avila Brothers (Usher, Mary J. Blige, Jessica Simpson), and NuSoul Productions (Aaron Carter, Mandy Moore).
- ^ "Awards for Myra (II)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved August 21, 2006.
- ^ "Myra Myspace Music Page".