Mya Digs Lilith's Charity, Plans Fall Release For New LP

R&B singer Mya hopes to release her sophomore album later this year, but right now she's focusing on something else close to her heart: helping other women while she tours with Lilith Fair.

"I'm involved in a program called Helping Girls Become Strong Women," Mya told the MTV Radio Network. "And I realized [that as] I'm on the verge of becoming a woman that I need to be around strong women, to learn from them and help myself become a woman."

"Recently, one of my family members was [diagnosed] with breast cancer, and I heard about the charity organizations and the monies donated [by Lilith Fair]," the singer continued. "That was one of the things that really hit me, and that's why I'm involved." [RealAudio]

By the time Lilith kicked off in Vancouver on July 8, the tour had already donated $12,500

to various charity organizations.

Meanwhile, Mya plans to complete her album after her Lilith stint. Planned for fall release, the as-yet-untitled album features production by Wyclef Jean, She'kespere (TLC's "No Scrubs"), Ruff Ryders' Swizz Beatz, Jermaine Dupri, Diane Warren, and others.

If you'd like to experience Lilith's charitable (and musical) facets, here's where to go:

  • 7/20 - Austin, TX @ South Park Meadows
  • 7/21 - Dallas, TX @ Starplex Amphitheatre
  • 7/23 - Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood
  • 7/24 - Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood
  • 7/25 - Nashville, TN @ First American Music Center
  • 7/27 - Charlotte, NC @ Blockbuster Pavillion
  • 7/28 - Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavillion
  • 7/30 - Philadelphia, PA @ Entertainment Center
  • 7/31 - Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
  • 8/1 - Buffalo, NY @ Finger Lakes Performing Arts Centre
  • 8/3 - Mansfield, MA @ Tweeter Center
  • 8/4 - Hartford, CT @ The Meadows
  • 8/6 - New York, NY @ Jones

    Beach

  • 8/7 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
  • 8/8 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
  • 8/10 - Columbus, OH @ Polaris Amphitheatre
  • 8/11 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Amphitheatre
  • 8/13 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Star Lake Amphitheatre
  • 8/14 - Detroit, MI @ Pine Knob
  • 8/15 - Detroit, MI @ Pine Knob
  • 8/17 - Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
  • 8/18 - Indianapolis, IN @ Deer Creek
  • 8/19 - Chicago, IL @ The World
  • 8/21 - Toronto, ON @ Molson Amphitheatre
  • 8/22 - Toronto, ON @ Molson Amphitheatre
  • 8/24 - Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre
  • 8/25 - Minneapolis, MN @ Canterbury Park
  • 8/26 - Bonner Springs, KS @ Sandstone Amphitheatre
  • 8/28 - Denver, CO @ Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre
  • 8/29 - Denver, CO @ Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre
  • 8/31 - Edmonton, AB @ Commonwealth Stadium