K.I.S.S. (Keep It Sexy & Simple)

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K.I.S.S. (Keep It Sexy & Simple)
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 13, 2011 (2011-04-13)
RecordedOctober 2010—February 2011
Genre
Length1:11:41
LabelManhattan  · Planet 9
ProducerMýa Harrison (also exec.)  · Michael Barney  · Aaron Bennett  · PJ Bianco  · BigHeadDez  · Carvin & Ivan  · Fredro  · Hardwork  · Chuck Harmony  · Loren Hill  · John Ho  · Daisuke Imai  · Lil' Eddie  · Bei Maejor  · Duwayne Mills  · Jeff Miyahara  · Rich Shelton  · Young Yonni
Mýa chronology
''Beauty & the Streets Vol. 1
(2009)

& Simple)
(2011)

K.I.S.S. (Keep It Sexy & Simple) 'With Love
(2014)
Singles from K.I.S.S. (Keep It Sexy & Simple)
  1. "Fabulous Life"
    Released: January 19, 2011
  2. "Runnin' Back"
    Released: February 23, 2011
  3. "Earthquake"
    Released: December 6, 2011[1]
  4. "Somebody Come Get This Bitch"
    Released: December 13, 2011[2]
  5. "Mr. Incredible"
    Released: December 16, 2011[3]
  6. "Mess Up My Hair"
    Released: February 7, 2012[4]
  7. "Evolve"
    Released: April 17, 2012[5]
  8. "Take Him Out"
    Released: September 17, 2013[6]

K.I.S.S. (abbreviation of Keep It Sexy & Simple)[7] is the sixth studio album by American singer and songwriter Mýa. It is her second album to be released on Manhattan Records. The album was later re-released as a deluxe version with new songs for her American fans on February 14, 2012.[8]

Reception[change | change source]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
About.com2/5 stars[9]
The Heights(negative)[10]
The Weekender3.5/5 stars[11]

K.I.S.S. received generally positive reviews from music critics.

Track listing[change | change source]

Japanese standard edition[change | change source]

No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "K.I.S.S."  Mýa Harrison, Edwin "Lil Eddie" Serrano, Autumn Rowe, Christopher MooreChuck Harmony 3:54
2. "Rear View Mirror" (featuring Sean Paul)Harrison, Sean Paul HenriquesPJ Bianco, Zach Hannah 3:54
3. "Fabulous Life"  Jeff Miyahara, Andreas Levander, Edwin "Lil Eddie" Serrano, HarrisonJeff Miyahara, Fredro 3:58
4. "Mess Up My Hair"  Lindsay "Lindz" Fields, Nia Myricks, HarrisonYoung Yonny, Desmond J. "BigHeadDez" Peterson 3:32
5. "Fugitive of Love"  Carmael M. Frith, Harrison, Tasha KingRich Shelton, Loren Hill, Michael Barney, Aaron Bennett 4:06
6. "Love Me Some You" (featuring Marques Houston)Atozzio Towns, HoustonYoung Yonny 3:32
7. "Mr. Incredible"  Lindsay "Lindz" Fields, Nia Myricks, HarrisonYoung Yonny 4:41
8. "Problem + Solution"  Tiwa Savage, Shawn StockmanJohn Ho 4:34
9. "Runnin' Back" (featuring Iyaz)Kyle Schrom, Iyobasa "Enpho" Ighedosa, Caleb MiddlebrooksYoung Yonny, Mr. INT 3:29
10. "Before U Say Goodbye"  Daisuke "D.I." Imai, Lil Eddie, HarrisonDaisuke "D.I." Imai 4:06
11. "Sorry"  Krystle OliverCarvin & Ivan 3:43
12. "Love Comes Love Goes"  Julian BrazierDuwayne "DaDa" Mills, Hardwork, Philip Constable 4:50
13. "Evolve"  Delisha Thomas, King, HarrisonLee Major 3:28

North American deluxe edition[change | change source]

No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "K.I.S.S."  Mýa Harrison, Edwin "Lil Eddie" Serrano, Autumn Rowe, Christopher MooreChuck Harmony 3:54
2. "Rear View Mirror" (featuring Sean Paul)Harrison, Sean Paul HenriquesPJ Bianco, Zach Hannah 3:54
3. "Take Him Out" (featuring Spice)Harrison, Grace Hamilton, Michael Boog, Junior SanchezJunior Sanchez, Michael Boog 3:21
4. "Fabulous Life"  Jeff Miyahara, Andreas Levander, Edwin "Lil Eddie" Serrano, HarrisonJeff Miyahara, Fredro 3:58
5. "Earthquake" (featuring Trina)Lindsay "Lindz" Fields, Cristal Brightharp, Nia Myricks, Katrina Taylor, Kevon Ford, Kris DayYoung Yonny, Desmond J. "BigHeadDez" Peterson 3:19
6. "Mess Up My Hair"  Lindsay "Lindz" Fields, Nia Myricks, HarrisonYoung Yonny, Desmond J. "BigHeadDez" Peterson 3:32
7. "Break Your Neck"  Carmael M. Frith, Tasha J. King, HarrisonRich Shelton Loren Hill, Michael Barney, Aaron Bennett 3:14
8. "Fugitive of Love"  Carmael M. Frith, King, HarrisonRich Shelton, Loren Hill, Michael Barney, Aaron Bennett 4:06
9. "Can I"  Tyquandra "LyriqTye" Stephens, HarrisonSnatch & Grab Productions 4:27
10. "Love Me Some You" (featuring Marques Houston)Atozzio Towns, HoustonYoung Yonny 3:32
11. "Mr. Incredible"  Lindsay "Lindz" Fields, Nia Myricks, HarrisonYoung Yonny 4:41
12. "Problem + Solution"  Tiwa Savage, Shawn StockmanJohn Ho 4:34
13. "Love Comes Love Goes"  Julian BrazierDuwayne "DaDa" Mills, Hardwork, Philip Constable 4:50
14. "Evolve"  Delisha Thomas, King, HarrisonLee Major 3:28
15. "It's My Birthday"  HarrisonDJ Drew G 3:29
16. "Somebody Come Get This Bitch"  Harrison, Stacie & LacieReco Lynch 3:07
17. "Love Me Some You (Solo)"  Atozzio TownsYoung Yonny 3:32

International Deluxe/U.S. 2013 Limited Mint Edition[change | change source]

[12][13]

No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "K.I.S.S."  Mýa Harrison, Edwin "Lil Eddie" Serrano, Autumn Rowe, Christopher MooreChuck Harmony 3:54
2. "Rear View Mirror" (featuring Sean Paul)Harrison, Sean Paul HenriquesPJ Bianco, Zach Hannah 3:54
3. "Take Him Out" (featuring Spice)Harrison, Grace Hamilton, Michael Boog, Junior SanchezJunior Sanchez, Michael Boog 3:21
4. "Fabulous Life"  Jeff Miyahara, Andreas Levander, Edwin "Lil Eddie" Serrano, HarrisonJeff Miyahara, Fredro 3:58
5. "Earthquake" (featuring Trina)Lindsay "Lindz" Fields, Cristal Brightharp, Nia Myricks, Katrina Taylor, Kevon Ford, Kris DayYoung Yonny, Desmond J. "BigHeadDez" Peterson 3:19
6. "Mess Up My Hair" (featuring Beenie Man)Lindsay "Lindz" Fields, Nia Myricks, Harrison, Moses DavisYoung Yonny, Desmond J. "BigHeadDez" Peterson 3:50
7. "Break Your Neck"  Carael M. Frith, Tasha J. King, HarrisonRich Shelton, Loren Hill, Michael Barney, Aaron Bennett 3:14
8. "Fugitive of Love"  Carmael M. Frith, King, HarrisonRich Shelton, Loren Hill, Michael Barney, Aaron Bennett 4:06
9. "Can I"  Tyquandra "LyriqTye" Stephens, HarrisonSnatch & Grab Productions 4:27
10. "Love Me Some You" (featuring Marques Houston)Atozzio Towns, HoustonYoung Yonny 3:32
11. "Mr. Incredible"  Lindsay "Lindz" Fields, Nia Myricks, HarrisonYoung Yonny 4:41
12. "Problem + Solution"  Tiwa Savage, Shawn StockmanJohn Ho 4:34
13. "Love Comes Love Goes"  Julian BrazierDuwayne "DaDa" Mills, Hardwork, Philip Constable 4:50
14. "Evolve"  Delisha Thomas, King, HarrisonLee Major 3:28
15. "It's My Birthday"  HarrisonDJ Drew G 3:29
16. "Somebody Come Get This Bitch"  Harrison, Stacie & LacieReco Lynch 3:07
17. "Love Me Some You (Solo)"  Atozzio TownsYoung Yonny 3:32
18. "Mess Up My Hair (Solo)"  Lindsay "Lindz" Fields, Nia Myricks, HarrisonYoung Yonny, Desmond J. "BigHeadDez" Peterson 3:32
19. "Love Is the Answer" (featuring Cedric Gervais starring Mýa)Harrison, Dee RobertsCedric Gervais, Sandy Vee 2:57
Sample credits

Personnel[change | change source]

Charts[change | change source]

Chart (2011/2012) Peak
position
Sales
Japan Albums Chart (Billboard) 61 5,502[14]
Japanese Albums Chart (Oricon)[15] 72
Japanese International Albums Chart (Oricon)[16] 17
Japan Top Independent Albums and Singles Chart (Billboard)[17] 8
US R&B/Hip Hop Albums (Billboard)[18] 74 3,035

Release history[change | change source]

Region Date Format Label
Japan April 13, 2011[19] Digital download Manhattan Recordings/Planet 9
April 20, 2011[20] CD
Canada December 20, 2011[21][22][23] Digital download Planet 9
United States
Australia[24] February 14, 2012 Planet 9/INgrooves
Germany[25]
Ireland[26]
Netherlands[27]
Sweden[28]
United Kingdom[13][29]

References[change | change source]

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  2. "Somebody Come Get This Bitch - Single". iTunes. Retrieved 2011-12-13.
  3. "Mr. Incredible". Amazon. Retrieved 2011-12-13.
  4. "Mess Up My Hair - Single". iTunes. Retrieved 2012-02-08.
  5. "Evolve - Single". iTunes. Retrieved 2012-07-14.
  6. "Take Him Out ft. Spice". Mýa's Official Website. Retrieved 2017-02-18.
  7. "Mýa Reveals the Meaning Behind New Album 'K.I.S.S.,' Tells of Love for Miami". AOL. Retrieved 2011-04-24.
  8. "Grammy Award Winning Artist Mýa Sets International Valentine's Day Release Date for K.I.S.S. (Keep It Sexy Simple)". ConstantContact. Retrieved 2012-02-02.
  9. Nero, Mark Edward. "Album Review: Mýa - 'K.I.S.S.'". About.com. Retrieved 2011-12-23.
  10. Cavallo, Taylor (2012-02-15). "Mya's Musical Return Is Neither Notable Nor Enjoyable". The Heights. Retrieved 2012-02-19.
  11. DeBalko, Stephanie (2011-12-27). "ALBUM REVIEW: Mya's surprising return". The Weekender. Archived from the original on 2012-01-23. Retrieved 2011-12-31. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
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  18. "Mya Album & Song Chart History" Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Albums for Mya. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2015-07-29.
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