In 2002, Mya, Pink, Christina Aguilera, and Lil’ Kim won a Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals Grammy for their impressive rendition of Labelle’s “Lady Marmalade.” And according to Mya, a 16-year “Lady Marmalade” reunion isn’t totally off the table.
Late last week, Mya told ET Canada host Sangita Patel that she hopes to reunite with her Grammy co-winners in the near future. “It’s been a long time,” she admitted. Mya also confessed that despite rumours to the contrary, Pink and Aguilera did not feud with one another on the set of the “Lady Marmalade” music video nor in the recording studio. “I don’t remember any cat fights, we just got the job done,” she explained. “And we came to give a show at the end of the day.”
In fact, according to an interview the “Beautiful Trauma” singer gave late last year, Pink and Aguilera actually recorded a duet for Aguilera’s next album a little over two years ago. If two out of four “Lady Marmalade” team members are already collaborating with each other and Mya’s also on board, why not rope in Lil’ Kim and make a triumphant return to the MTV Movie & TV Awards stage in May?
After all, “Lady Marmalade” held on to the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 charts for five straight weeks in 2001. Plus, the track was recorded for Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge! soundtrack, an album that’s been thrust back into the spotlight thanks to the likes of a few musical-loving Olympic figure skaters.
Mya stopped by Toronto this weekend to perform at the Black Diamond Ball, an event held at the Fairmont Royal York to celebrate Black History Month and Black excellence. While you probably know her best from ‘90s and 2000s singles like “Case of the Ex” and “My Love Is Like…Wo,” the Washington native has actually been consistently working on and releasing music over the last 20 years. She recently dropped a new track, “You Got Me,” to commemorate the 20-year anniversary of her very first single, “It’s All About Me,” and released a sensual music video for her 2017 single “Ready for Whatever” back in October.
According to Mya, her eighth studio album will be coming out sometime this year. And while we’re sure it’ll be filled with “contemporary R&B” goodness as she promised, for now we’re content with listening to “Lady Marmalade” on repeat. Ladies, make this reunion happen.