Myra (singer)

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Myra
Born (1986-05-21) May 21, 1986 (age 30)
Origin Los Angeles, CA
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, dancer, choreographer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1997–present
Labels Briaz Promotions, Buena Vista Records Hollywood Records
Avex Trax
Southern Signal Records
Associated acts Aaron Carter, Backstreet Boys, Leslie Carter, Hoku, A*Teens, Krystal Harris, Plus One, Taylor Momsen, Hilary Duff, O-Town, Veze Skante, Sporty Loco, Dos Caras, Pitbull, Ricky Luna
Website www.myrasparkles.com

Mayra Caról Ambriz Quintana (May 21, 1986)—better known under the mononym, Myra—was born in Los Angeles, CA to Salvador Ambriz and Consuelo Quintana. Myra is an American singer, dancer and choreographer of Mexican descent. She is the first Latina artist to have been signed to Hollywood Records, Walt Disney Records, and Avex Trax.[1] 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!). However, her first album released before being signed to Disney -released in 1997, was the Mariachi album Mensajera del Amór, released by Briaz Promotions. At the time of its release, Myra was then known as Mayra Caról. During her Disney-era portion of her career, she contributed her vocals to the song "Miracles Happen (When You Believe)" to the film The Princess Diaries,[2] and it received a 2002 ALMA Award nomination for Outstanding Song in a Motion Picture Soundtrack.[3] Her debut album Myra included these two tracks and were released as singles and both included a music video. The album "Myra" was released in four different formats.

The self-titled album Myra was released in the US and other English-speaking countries in June 8, 2001.[4] It was also released in Japan in 2001 under the title with three additional bonus remixed tracks of the single "Lie, Lie, Lie.", and re-packaged and re-released in 2002 titled Myra + More including those same three remixes, and a bonus track "You’re the Dream" replacing "Wishing on the Same Star." "You’re the Dream" was the Anthem for The Special Olympics hosted by Walt Disney Records.[5] The album was re-recorded in Spanish and titled Milagros which was released on October 16, 2001. The Spanish version of "Miracles Happen (When You Believe" which is titled "Siempre Hay Milagros" was included on the Spanish Version of The Princess Diaries. The Spanish Version of "Dancing in the Streets, (or "Bailando en la Ciudad") was released as a promotional single for the Disney Channel Original Movie Gotta Kick It Up!

Myra made an appearance in the film Max Keeble's Big Move as Chelsea (opposite Brooke Ann Smith) as Jenna, Max Keeble's (Alex D. Linz) love interest. It was around this time she was on tour with Aaron Carter opening for his 2000-2001 "Party Tour.[6]" Both of the then Teen Pop artists joined the line up of the 2001 Radio Disney Live! 2001 World Tour which included the artists Hoku, A*Teens, Baha Men, Jump5, Krystal (Super Girl, The Princess Diaries) and others.[7] Myra can also be found on several compilation albums released by Disney.

Since then, Myra has worked with other artists, being featured on a single, "Back to You" by Chicano Rapper, Veze Skante which was accompanied by a music video and is a part of the compilation set "La Costa Nuestra." "La Costa Nuestra is available on iTunes. Myra has also independently released songs via-MySpace which can be found on YouTube and her Official Facebook account in video format. After an extended hiatus, Myra is currently working on her latest project(s) to date and is due for a tremendous return to the music world!

In 2016, Myra started photography with Flower God Productions on May 11 in San Francisco, CA. On August 15, 2016, Myra won the award for Female Singer of the Year by Premios Lo Nuestro Gay 2016, hosted by Dorys Presenta and Valeria Montero at Lido's Nightclub in San Jose, CA. Her nomination was announced on a Facebook poll by Valeria Montero which fans were invited to vote for their favorite local artists for different categories. She is due to perform at the first annual Spectrum Street Faire in Modesto, CA hosted by Cafe Devas and Laser Voodoo Productions on September 30, 2016. Myra is also the headlining musical guest for Modesto's Annual Pride in the Park Festival in Modesto, CA on October 1, 2016 for which a promotional video had been produced and released on her official Facebook and YouTube. In honor of her performances, she offered a free download of "Dance Mix Medley" exclusively on her SoundCloud account which is a megamix that includes three dance remixes from her previous work..

Discography[edit]

Album Releases
Mensajera del Amór August 1, 1997 Briza Promotions
Myra June 8, 2001

April 24, 2002 (Japan)

Buena Vista

Avex Trax

Milagros October 16, 2001 Hollywood Records
Myra+more August 22, 2002 Avex Trax
Singles
Song Album Label
"Dancing in the Street" Myra Buena Vista Records
"Miracles Happen (When You Believe)" Myra Buena Vista Records

Avex Trax

"Hanging Up on You" Radio Disney Might Music CD Buena Vista Records
"Siempre Hay Milagros" Milagros Hollywood Records
"Bailando en La Ciudad" Milagros Hollywood Records
"Lie, Lie, Lie" † Myra/Myra+more Avex Trax
"Step Into the Light" † Myra+more Avex Trax
"You're The Dream" † Myra+more Avex Trax
"Get on Your Way" La Costa Nuestra Machete Music

† = Japan Only

Music Videos
Song Album Director Choreography
"Dancing in the Street" Myra Scott Marshall Darrin Henson
"Miracles Happen (When You Believe)" Myra Scott Marshall Darrin Henson
"Lie, Lie, Lie" † Myra/Myra+more Avex Trax
"Step Into the Light" † Myra/Myra+more Avex Trax
"Back to You" La Costa Nuestra Jessy Terrero

† = Japan Only

Featured Artist
Song Artist Album Label Year
"Back to You" Veze Skante La Costa Nuestra Machete Music 2007
"Gol!" Ricky Luna Single Signal Flow Music, Inc 2010
Original Soundtracks
Album Song(s) Release Date
The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea "Parte de El (Part of Your World) September 19, 2000
102 Dalmatians "Puppy Love" November 7, 2000
Recess: School's Out "Dancing in the Street" January 13, 2001
Pokémon the Johto Journeys: Música Original de la Serie de TV, Vol. 2 "Pikachu, Eres Tú" January 23, 2001
The Princess Diaries "Miracles Happen (When You Believe)" July 24, 2001
Max Keeble's Big Move "Girls Like Boyz" October 5, 2001
Compilation Sets
Album Song(s) Release Date
La Vida Mickey "Magic Carpet Ride" May 9, 2000
Disney's Summer Fun "Dancing in the Street" May 25, 2001
Radio Disney Jams, Vol. 3 "Dancing in the Street" February 13, 2001
Mickey's Dance Party "Mickey's Got The Beat (Dancing In The Street)" August 28, 2001
Radio Disney Jams, Vol. 4 "Miracles Happen (When You Believe)" September 25, 2001
Strudelpalooza: 2002 Event "Like a Girl in Love" December 15, 2001
Mighty Kids/Radio Disney Music "Hanging Up on You" June 15, 2002
School's Out!: Christmas "Christmas Isn't Christmas (Since You Said Goodbye)"

"Very First Christmas Love"

August 29, 2002
Ultra Dance 10 (The Ultimate Anniversary Mix) "Lie, Lie, Lie (Main Stream Mix)" [sic?] February 27, 2002
Ultra Remix: Best Of Global Remixes Lie Lie Lie (Schweitzer Dub Mix) April 10, 2002
Ultra Zip Non-Stop Hyper Mix 002 "Lie, Lie, Lie (Main Stream Mix)" September 26, 2002
Radio Disney Holiday Jams "Frosty the Snowman" December 8, 2002
Triple Crown -For Your Dance & Carlife- "Step Into The Light (Love To Infinity Classic Radio Mix" January 16, 2003
avex 15th Anniversary Presents 15YEARS 150HITS INTERNATIONAL 50HIT TRACKS "Step Into the Light" July 30, 2003
Disney Records Presents: Mega Movie Mix "Miracles Happen (When You Believe)" May 11, 2004
Disney Girlz Rock "Miracles Happen (When You Believe)" June 7, 2005
Ultra Zip Best (Zippie Anniversary) "Lie, Lie, Lie (Main Stream Mix)" February 25, 2006
La Costa Nuestra "Get on Your Way"

"Back to You" (Veze Skante feat. Myra)

"Lo Que Mas Te Gusta"

October 30, 2007

Filmography[edit]

Film Roles
Year Title Role Production Company
2001 Max Keeble's Big Move Chelsea Walt Disney Pictures

Karz Entertainment

Buena Vista Pictures

Television Appearances
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Disney's Hot Summer Jams Herself Live performance
2001 Regis & Kelly Herself Interview & live performance of "Miracles Happen (When you Believe)
2001 Port Charles (episode: A Reason to Celebrate) Herself Performance of "Miracles Happen (When you Believe)"
2002 Don Francisco Presenta: Sábdo Gigante Herself Interview & live performance of "Siempre Hay Milagros"
2002 Univision: Navidad en Walt Disney World Herself Live performance of "Siempre Hay Milagros"
2012 La Academia Herself Interview & Audition

Award Nominations[edit]

  • The single "Miracles Happen (When You Believe)" received an award nomination for Outstanding Song in a Motion Picture Soundtrack by the ALMA Awards.
  • Myra won the award Female Singer of the Year by Premios Lo Nuestro Gay 2016, hosted by Dorys Presenta and Valeria Montero at Lido's Nightclub in San Jose, CA.

Notes[edit]

At the beginning of her career with Disney in 2001, Myra among other teen Pop Star icons were heavily dedicated fan-made websites, as well as his or her own official website. Myra was not an exception to this luxury, and had quite a few websites dedicated in her honor as well. My of which are inactive as of a certain year or have been discontinued all together. Some of these websites listed below still contain multimedia. The Official Myra Street Team, which has been inactive as of 2003, contains a Members Only section which is only accessible if you were a member that holds a user name and a password.

Myra Music | Inactive and/or Discontinued

。 ○ 。 m y r a ○ 。 ○ | Inactive as of 2001

UMusic Myra | Inactive and/or Discontinued

The Official Myra Street Team | Inactive as of 2003.

The Princess Diaries: | Miracles Happen (When You Believe) | Music | Disney Video

Myra's Official Radio Disney Page | Inactive and/or Discontinued

Sensational Myra | Inactive as of 2003

Candy Myra, Myra Online, Myra Mania, Magical Myra, and Myra Fanz are just a few which have been taken offline.

** In recent times, Myra is in progress of starting a whole new team and will have a new official website soon.

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