Toya (singer)

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Toya
Birth name LaToya Rodriguez
Also known as Lunatic Lady, St. Lou Girly
Born (1983-07-22) July 22, 1983 (age 31)
Origin St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Genres R&B
Occupations Singer, songwriter
Years active 2001–2006
Labels Hit City Ent./Arista Records (2000-2009)
Website www.ToyaOnline.com

LaToya "Toya" Martin (born LaToya Rodriguez; July 22, 1983), better known by her stage name, Toya, is an American R&B singer from St. Louis, Missouri, best known for her 2001 song, "I Do!!", which reached number 16 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

Early life and education[edit]

Toya was born LaToya Rodriguez on July 22, 1983, to a Puerto Rican father and an African American mother. She was named after La Toya Jackson.[1] She graduated from Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School in St. Louis County, Missouri.

Career[edit]

Toya's successful 2001 single "I Do" led to her self-titled debut album later that same year. Her second single was 2002's "No Matter What (Party All Night)".

In January 2011, Toya announced via Twitter that she would like to record music again.[2] In April 2013, she stated that she was attempting to record music again.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Toya is married to former University of Tennessee quarterback and current University of Southern California assistant coach Tamaurice "Tee" Martin. On March 15, 2004, their son Kaden Martin was born.[4] In 2012, Rodriguez gave birth to a second child, another son Cannon, according to her via Twitter.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Song U.S. U.S. Rhythmic U.S. R&B AUS AUS Urban Can IRL NZ UK Album
2001 "I Do!!" 16 1 1 3 1 13 6 2 5 Toya
2002 "No Matta What (Party All Night)" 86 34 25 10
2002 "Hey Ma"
with Cam'ron, Freeky Zeeky & Juelz Santana
3 7 2 29 10 Single release only (does not appear on album version)

Other appearances[edit]

  • "Stick Out Ya Wrist" (with Nelly), from the xXx soundtrack (2002)
  • "Same Ol Dirty" (with Murphy Lee), from Murphy's Law (2004)
  • "I Had A Dream" (with Terror Time), from Hard Times In Da Country (2006)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Toya". Ask Men. 
  2. ^ "Twitter / Toya Martin:". Twitter.com. 2011-01-18. Retrieved 2012-04-09. "really getting that itch t" 
  3. ^ "Twitter / Toya Martin:". Twitter.com. 2013-04-17. Retrieved 2013-05-28. "I'm trying" 
  4. ^ "USC football: Tee Martin is officially on board". Retrieved 12 February 2010. 

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