Mae Ya is a Nina Simone reincarnate..." Michelle Williams, formerly of the group Destiny's Child.


"If you closed your eyes you'd think you were listening to Adele." Tim Hanrahan, CEO GoWhereHipHop.com


"You remind me of myself when I was your age. You can really sing, I'm a big fan! Jennifer Hudson


Mae Ya In the News

Mae Ya sings at WGN 9 Morning News

September 4, 2012

Did you hear this 11-year-old girl sing on our show? Unbelievable. Remember this name: MAE YA CARTER. She’s going places!..." Robin Baumgarten

Live to Dream - Wade's World

September 20, 2013

Known as Mae Ya The Golden Voice Since becoming the 1st place winner of Wade's World, Chicago's Got Talent 2012
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2013 Illinois Bill Signing

July 30, 2013

Mae Ya Carter-Ryan sings the Star Spangled Banner at Governor Quinn's House Bill Signing 3267

Chicago Reader Spotlight

Mae Ya Carter-Ryan Press Kit