Music: Portrait of the Young Diva

Mya was a star before she was an adult. On her latest album, she's looking to take more control

The goal when you're a diva-in-training is to be known eventually to the public at large by your first name alone. Surnames are for the little people--you know, people like McCartney and Dylan and whatnot. Divas--Aretha, Mariah, Whitney, Sisqo--have no need of surnames. So up-and-coming R.-and-B. singer Mya (much like one of her contemporaries, Aaliyah) is already a bit ahead of the game. She doesn't use her last name, Harrison, professionally. Yes, she's on her way to divadom.

You meet Mya at Hot 97, an influential New York City radio station, and then you head off with her into a waiting...

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