Joy’s first signs of international brilliance surfaced in the summer of 2005 when she first appeared on the Jazzanova remix of “Go” by Common. Forwarding to 2006, the 1st single from Joy Denalane’s stellar sophomore LP, Born & Raised Joy fills listeners’ ears with themes of inspirational soul and classic hip-hop. “Change” finds Joy teaming up with three of Chi-town’s finest, producer No-ID(Common) and MC Lupe Fiasco(Food & Liquor) and the legendary Curtis Mayfield (RIP) to deliver a song full of social and political awareness. The B-side “Heaven or Hell feat. Raekwon” is a remake of Rae’s classic “Heaven & Hell”. Joy’s star is finally beginning to shine for the world to see & hear.