Youngest ever Tejano Music Awards winner, Mia, celebrates 15th birthday, excelling at academics and athletics in high school

The Best New Female Artist winner at the 2018 Tejano Music Awards turns 15 on June 6.

Mia | Courtesy photo

Mia Garcia became the youngest ever Tejano Music Awards winner in 2018 at the age of 11 earning Best New Female Artist. The singer is celebrating her 15th birthday today (June 6) and while she is currently concentrating on excelling in academics and athletics in high school, she releases a couple of singles last year.


Mia debuted in the Tejano music scene at the age of 8 with the release of her debut single and music video of “El Perdón” in December 2016, a cover of the worldwide hit from Nicky Jam and Enrique Iglesias. She released her debut album, La Reina del Mundo, in 2017 which earned her the TMA win.

The vocalist became a published author with the release of the bilingual children’s book My Hero: Mi Héroe in June 2020. Her most recent music releases include the cumbia “Acercate” and a cover of “Escápate” produced by Abraham Quintanilla.

In May, Mia joined the Tejano Recording Academy at Southside High School in San Antonio in support of donating musical instruments to the Conjunto Group at the high school.

You may not have heard much of Mia in the world of music lately, but it was Mia’s first year at St. Stephens High School, ranked as one of the top private schools in Texas. She has continued a full-ride scholarship with her focus on academics along with sports. In her freshman year, Mia participated in cross country, weight training, and Espacios Compartidos which focuses on everything Hispanic. She continues to be advised by Dr. Louis Murillo, who majored in Chicano studies.

In May, Mia attended the Elite Trampoline Academy and trained with Tatiana Kovaleva and Steve Gluckstein. Kovaleva was the 2021 Olympic Trampoline coach in Tokyo along with the American coach for the 2012 Olympic games. Gluckstein was an olympian at the 2012 games in London on the trampoline as well. Mia is now a Level 10 gymnast and aspires to become an Elite gymnast in the sport of Tumbling and Trampoline.

This past year, Mia has been focusing on her future career in kinesiology.  Working alongside the physical trainer at her school in St. Stephens.

Mia will participate in various camps this summer. She has also been invited to work with producers and writers in Nashville.

Instead of a Quincenera party, Mia chose a trip to Italy, which her family will take at the end of July.

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