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Happy Birthday Myra - Disney’s First Teen Princess

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Feliz Cumpleaños

Today in 1986 Myra was born in Los Angeles as Mayra Carol Ambriz Quintana. The Mexican-American singer made history when she became the first Latina to be signed by Walt Disney records. Myra was actually the first teen artist Disney launched its teen dynasty with – a dynasty that would later include Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez.

It was Myra’s love of traditional mariachi music that brought her to the attention of Disney. Her mariachi album Mensajera del Amor put her on the map before recording a trac for The Princess Diaries (Miracles Happen When You Believe) for Disney that was wildly popular.

Myra’s first album was self-titled Myra and was the motivation for her becoming the opening act for Aaron Carter tour in 2001.

Since leaving the Disney family Myra (who is now known as Myra Sparkes) has kept a low profile and on occasion collaborates with other artists.

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