97 Words: “It’s All About Me” by Mýa & Sisqó

Vincent Anthony
2 Min Read

This song is part of our “THE SUMMER 97 (1998 x 2023)” playlist. Check out the full list.

An artist’s first single is their first impression, their first chance to introduce the world to its newest star. When Mýa dropped her first single in February 1998, she made one thing very clear: she was confident, sexy, and in control. The aptly-titled “It’s All About Me,” featuring Dru Hill frontman Sisqó, grabbed onto the growing girl-power movement and set herself in the dominant position, rendering Sisqó (and any man) submissive. A bold move not only as a woman in the 90s but also as a newcomer, Mýa not only declared her arrival but rendered herself highly desirable.

Watch the “It’s All About Me” video, stream it, or purchase Mýa’s self-titled debut.

In celebration of summer, the staff at THE 97 has compiled a playlist containing some of our favorite summer songs, from then and now. Each day we will reveal one song, rotating daily between past and present with pairings from 1998 and 2023, for a total of 97 days/songs. Since we love nostalgia, we’re celebrating summer songs from 1998 as they turn 25, alongside new songs that we feel deserve some shine. Pairings could be thematic, sonic, or based connections between the artists.

Check out our full “THE SUMMER 97 (1998 x 2023)” playlist here

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Vincent is the founder of the magazine and has had a strong passion for popular music since, well, 1997! If it's not obvious, his favorite artists include Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, P!nk, and many more. Vincent lives in New York, where he is a high school English teacher, and currently he is pursuing a Master's in Journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.