2001 was a fly time for hot music and was also the center stone for crazy good success in the R&B/pop world. Grammy winners Christina Aguilera, Missy Elliott, Lil’ Kim, Mya and Pink know that too well as they became the first artists to top Billboard Hot 100 for several consecutive weeks based strictly off radio airplay with their collaborative smash “Lady Marmalade”, ripped from the “Moulin Rouge” soundtrack (2001). It would go on to be added to the Guinness Book of World Records.
While each artist went on to do their thing, one particular singer from the group left a blot in her resume that had fans wondering where she went and what kind of gems were taken aback in the process.
Mya, who’s been busy the past years working on independent projects, has not seen a commercial success since her 2003’s “Moodring”, and a lot of it is to blame on poor promotion mishandled by her label and other unnamed business executives. The album remains a diamond in the rough as cuts like “No Sleep”, “Why U Gotta Look So Good?” and “Whatever Bitch” were deleted as potential contenders for single releases.
There was another that was deleted, but never saw the light of day. The Damon Elliot-produced “Get the F**k Up” which would be renamed “Get Up” and serve as a 2003 reference track to rival Keyshia Cole on the “Biker Boyz” soundtrack. Some loose end trivia, according to BET, “Get the F**k Up” was slated to be the lead single for “Moodring” as early as late 2001 but was pushed back for a different creative direction. “My Love Is Like… Wo” featuring production by Missy Elliott would be released in its place two years later.