|Born||May 21, 1986|
|Origin||Los Angeles, CA|
|Occupation(s)||Singer-songwriter, dancer, choreographer|
|Labels||Briaz Promotions, Buena Vista Records Hollywood Records
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|
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. 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, and it received a 2002 ALMA Award nomination for Outstanding Song in a Motion Picture Soundtrack. 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. 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. 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." 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. 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. Myra was 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" which is a megamix that includes three dance remixes from her previous work, and her independent song "Give It Up" exclusively on her SoundCloud account..
|Mensajera del Amór||August 1, 1997||Briza Promotions|
|Myra||June 8, 2001
April 24, 2002 (Japan)
|Milagros||October 16, 2001||Hollywood Records|
|Myra+more||August 22, 2002||Avex Trax|
|"Dancing in the Street"||Myra||Buena Vista Records|
|"Miracles Happen (When You Believe)"||Myra||Buena Vista Records|
|"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
|"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
|"Back to You"||Veze Skante||La Costa Nuestra||Machete Music||2007|
|"Gol!"||Ricky Luna||Single||Signal Flow Music, Inc||2010|
|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|
|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)"||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|
|My Christmas Dream||"Christmas Isn't Christmas (Since You Said Goodbye)||September 23, 2003|
|Wild Christmas||"One Small Voice (feat. Taylor Momsen & Camille Winbush)
"Very First Christmas Love"
|September 23, 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|
|2001||Max Keeble's Big Move||Chelsea||Walt Disney Pictures
|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|
- 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.
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.
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.
- Myra at AllMusic
- Myra at the Internet Movie Database
- Myra on Facebook
- Myra on ReverbNation
- Myra on SoundCloud
- Myra on Instagram
- Myra on Tumblr
- Myra on YouTube
- Myra on Twitter
- Myra on MySpace
- Myra on Discogs
- La Costa Nuestra on AllMusic
- The Princess Diaries: | Miracles Happen (When You Believe) | Music | Disney Video
- Inc, Nielsen Business Media (2000-06-24). Billboard:The International Newsweekly of Music, Video, and Home Entertainment: Disney's 1st Teen Signing, Myra, Is Aimed At An Older Audience. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.
- Inc, Nielsen Business Media; Taylor, Chuck (2001-07-14). Billboard:The International Newsweekly of Music, Video, and Home Entertainment: Singles. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.
- G, Nasty (2007-10-05). "The Isle Of Deserted Pop Stars: Myra – Myra (2001)". The Isle Of Deserted Pop Stars. Retrieved 2016-05-29.
- "Albums/DVD's - Jay Landers". Jay Landers. Retrieved 2016-05-29.
- "MAYRA - IAM - INDEPENDENT ARTIST MANAGEMENT - LATIN TALENT - MUSICAL TALENT - LATIN ARTIST". www.santabarbaradirect.com. Retrieved 2016-05-29.
- "Myra's Debut Album Set for June 26 on Buena Vista Records". Legacy Content - Laughing Place. 2001-06-21. Retrieved 2016-05-29.
- "The Official Myra Street Team". Geocities. Retrieved 2016-04-03.