Joya (born Joya Owens in 1978 in Detroit) is a female R&B singer who started her music career in the 90’s.

In 1995, Joya released her debut album, “Here I Am” on A&M Records. The album managed to sell more than 100,000 units in the United States. The first single “I Like What You’re Doing to Me” peaked at #46 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 13 weeks, making it her highest chart appearance on the R&B chart.

The follow-up single “Gettin’ Off On You” peaked at #67 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 4 weeks. The single was packaged with a condom which emphasized the song’s racy, provocative lyrics.

A promotional single “Love U All Ova” was released, but didn’t chart. Joya even made appearances on Soul Train and B.E.T. 

In 2001, Joya released her second album, “Pages from the Book of Life: Chapter 1” independently. She has also worked with musicians such as Monifah, Spice 1, Tragedy Khadafi, Lords of the Underground, and Mary J. Blige.

These days, Joya continues to be active in the music and entertainment industries.

To see Joya’s official website, go to:
http://www.thisisjoya.com/

To see Joya’s MySpace page, go to:
http://www.myspace.com/wyntertime

To see Joya’s Facebook page, go to:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Joya-Owens/157103311014131

To see the music video for “Gettin’ Off On You,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOzytSRqShg

To see the music video for “I Like What You’re Doing to Me,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2eBJTAiAaw

[updated on 05-05-12]

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