Joy Enriquez

Joy Charity Enriquez (born , 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.


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 album titled 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 has given voice lessons to singers/songwriters such as: Amanda Saenz and Chrystin Galentine.


On , 2004 Enriquez married record producer Rodney Jerkins (who had worked on her debut album). Their first child Rodney David, Jr. was born May 28, 2008.


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 , 2006 on the independent label JoyfulChild, which was formed by Rodney Jerkins and Enriquez. The album features the single "Get To Know Him".


Albums


Joy Enriquez (international release) (2001; LaFace/Arista) (#31 NZ, #79 Aus, #11 Aus. Urban.)
Joy Enriquez (US release/Japan re-release w/ extra tracks) (2001; LaFace/Arista)
Atmosphere Of Heaven (2006; JoyfulChild)
TBA (TBA)

Singles


Year
Song
US
US Rhythmic
Aus
Aus. Urban
NZ
Album
1999
"How Can I Not Love You"
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Anna and the King OST
2000/1
"Tell Me How You Feel"
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31
24
9
14
Joy Enriquez
2001
"Shake Up The Party"
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57
16
45
Joy Enriquez
2001
"What Do You Want"
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Joy Enriquez (US vers.)
2006
"Get To Know Him"
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Atmosphere Of Heaven
2008
"Nick Of Time"
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TBA



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