Joy Enriquez

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Joy Enriquez
Birth name Joy Charity Enriquez
Born (1978-06-06) June 6, 1978 (age 35)
Origin Whittier, California
Genres Pop, R&B, latin pop, CCM
Years active 1998–present
Labels Arista (1999—2005)
JoyfulChild Records (2005—2011)
Lifestyle Music Group (2012-Present)
Website www.joyenriquez.com

Joy Charity Enriquez (born June 6, 1978 in Whittier, California) is an American singer and actress who has appeared on the television series 7th Heaven and also starred in films such as Chasing Papi and Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure (voice). Enriquez was also a background singer to the single "When You Believe", a duet by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey.

Biography[edit]

At the age of eleven, she participated in the US TV show Star Search and won eleven performances. After Star Search, her mother began sending out videotapes of her performances, hoping to land a record deal. Enriquez got a solo deal with LaFace Records, and in 2000, released her debut album entitled Joy Enriquez, including first single "Tell Me How You Feel." The single and album had some success internationally, providing the opportunity for Enriquez to make promotional visits to Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Singapore and Korea. In the US, Enriquez's album was released one week after the 9/11 attacks. Her older sister, Tiffany Enriquez, who is still Joy's manager as well as Epic Records recording artist, Tiffany Dunn has given voice lessons to American Idol finalist Allison Iraheta.

On April 4, 2004, Enriquez married record producer Rodney Jerkins, who had worked on her debut album. Their first child, Rodney David, Jr., was born on May 28, 2008. Their second child, a daughter, Heavenly Joy Jerkins was born on November 17, 2009 at 9:58 a.m. at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.[1] Third child Hannah Joy was born October 19, 2012.[2]

After almost completing a follow-up album in the same Pop/R&B vein as her debut (which would have featured the leaked track "It's So Funny", a collaboration with Mase. Joy had a change of heart before its release about the musical direction she wanted to pursue. and decided that she wanted her next release to be an inspirational/Contemporary Christian record. The ensuing album, Atmosphere of Heaven, was released on March 7, 2006 on the independent label JoyfulChild, which was formed by Jerkins and Enriquez.

In 2010, she wrote the track "Boom Chika Boom" for the Our Family Wedding soundtrack, and performed/wrote the song "Beatz Be Rockin'" for the Nickelodeon iCarly series.

She contributed songs to the Lifetime series Dance Moms in 2012 with the track "Light My Fire" getting a separate digital single release.[3]

In 2013, her reality series "House of Joy" premiered on the NUVOtv network on July 18th, 2013.[4] After each episode, a new digital single would be released on digital services. These songs (8 plus the theme song) were released on an EP House of Joy on September 10, 2013.[5]


Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album details Chart positions
AUS
[6]
AUS
R&B
NZ
[7]
2001 Joy Enriquez[A] 79 11 31
2006 Atmosphere of Heaven
  • Released: 2006
  • Label: JoyfulChild

EPs[edit]

Year Album details Chart positions
AUS
[6]
AUS
R&B
NZ
[7]
2013 House of Joy
  • Released: September 10, 2013
  • Label: Lifestyle Music Group

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions Certification Album
US
Dance

[8]
US
Rhythmic

[9]
AUS
[6]
AUS
R&B
NZ
[7]
1999 "How Can I Not Love You"[B] Joy Enriquez
(all editions)
2000 "Tell Me How You Feel" 31 24 9 14
2001 "Shake Up the Party" 23 57 16 45
"What Do You Want"
2006 "Get to Know Him" Atmosphere of Heaven
"Been So Good"

Notes

  • "—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.
  • A^ Joy Enriquez was re-released in Japan and United States in a different album cover and track listing.
  • B^ Song was also included on Anna and the King movie soundtrack as a theme song.

Soundtracks[edit]

Year Song Film
1998 "When You Believe" (background vocals) The Prince of Egypt
1999 "How Can I Not Love You" Anna and the King
2001 "Shake Up the Party" Double Take
"Bella Notte (This Is the Night)" (with Carlos Ponce) Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure
2002 "Shake Up the Party" Boat Trip
2003 "Bad Girls" Chasing Papi
2010
"Beatz Be Rockin'" iCarly

Filmography[edit]

Movies[11]
Year Film Role Notes
2001 Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure Voice role
2003 Chasing Papi Mary
Television[11]
Year Title Role Notes
1989 Star Search Herself Contestant
2000 Music in High Places Herself Episode "Joy Enriquez in Puerto Rico"
2001 The Bold and the Beautiful Herself 1 episode
Resurrection Blvd. Herself Episode "Con Cuidado"
2001—2002 7th Heaven Joy Reyes 6 episodes
2013 House of Joy Herself 8 episodes

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