Toya (singer)

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Birth nameLaToya Lacole Rodriguez
Also known asLunatic Lady, St. Lou Girly
Born (1983-07-22) July 22, 1983 (age 35)
OriginSt. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Years active2000-present
LabelsHit City Ent./Arista Records (2000-2009)

LaToya "Toya" Martin[citation needed] (born LaToya Lacole Rodriguez;[1] 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 Lacole Rodriguez on July 22, 1983, to a Puerto Rican father and an African American mother. She was named after La Toya Jackson.[2] She graduated from Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School in St. Louis County, Missouri.


Toya's successful 2001 single "I Do!!" led to her self-titled debut album later that same year, which peaked at #109 on the Billboard 200. Her second single was 2002's "No Matta What (Party All Night)", which missed the top 75 of the Billboard Hot 100.

In January 2011, Toya announced via Twitter that she would like to record music again.[3] In April 2013, she stated that she was attempting to record music again.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Toya is married to former University of Tennessee quarterback and current University of Tennessee football assistant coach Tamaurice "Tee" Martin. On March 15, 2004, their son Kaden Martin was born.[5] In 2012, Rodriguez gave birth to a second child, another son Cannon, according to her via Twitter.




Year Song U.S. U.S. Rhythmic U.S. R&B AUS AUS Urban Can IRL NZ UK Album
2001 "I Do!!" 16 8 25 12 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)


  1. ^ "Toya (2)". Discogs. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Toya".
  3. ^ "Twitter / Toya Martin:". 2011-01-18. Retrieved 2012-04-09. really getting that itch t
  4. ^ "Twitter / Toya Martin:". Twitter. 2013-04-17. Retrieved 2013-05-28. I'm trying
  5. ^ "USC football: Tee Martin is officially on board". Retrieved 12 February 2010.

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