Joyo Velarde

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Joyo Velarde
Joyo Velarde performing at 5th Annual AHSC 1.JPG
Joyo Velarde performing live in May 2009.
Background information
Birth name Joyo Velarde
Born 1974 (age 42–43)[citation needed]
Origin El Cerrito, California, United States
Genres Hip hop, pop, soul, funk
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1997 – present
Labels Quannum Projects
Associated acts Lyrics Born, Latyrx

Joyo Velarde is a Filipino hip hop and soul singer. Her husband is Lyrics Born.[1] She has been featured on numerous tracks by the Quannum Projects cohorts.[2]


Joyo Velarde's self-titled EP, Joyo Velarde, was released in May 2009.[3]

She released the first studio album, Love and Understanding, in February 2010.[4] It was produced by Lyrics Born, Jake One, and Headnodic, among others.[5]

Style and influences[edit]

Joyo Velarde stated that Chaka Khan and Minnie Ripperton influenced her music.[6]


Studio albums[edit]

  • Love and Understanding (2010)


  • Hey Love (2008)


  • Joyo Velarde (2009)


  • "Sweet Angels" (2001)

Guest appearances[edit]


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