Sunday, September 20, 2020

Ryan Joy: Sampler (Promo) (Platinum Stars Entertainment, 2003)

Another surprising find from the home of cheesy pop Florida with Ryan Joy, a Britney Clone that actually wasn’t and whom actually intended to put out quality R&B/pop music in the early 2000s. Hyped as the “new Madonna” by music industry executives (who were obviously looking at the color of her skin more than her sound), she started off at 14 as a dancer and host for a local MTV-like channel Club TV before aspiring to be a singer. Her debut single “Don’t U Hate It” received a release through her website in 2001 but despite appearances on Radio Disney and WFLZ-FM (a prominent radio station in Tampa, FL), her website stopped being updated in 2005. Musically she was not bad but at times it seemed she may have been taking vocal lessons from a few teachers obsessed with Britney’s mannerisms crossed with Adrienne Bailon from 3LW. As for “Don’t U Hate It”, it might sound familiar to a few people as it was later recorded by another fledgling singer Mesha for her debut LP “Broken Glass” in 2003 (posted here.) Joy is still active but has since turned her back on her urban beats to do rock music. 
Crazed 3:12 
Don't U Hate It (Snippet) 1:50 
I Don't Wanna (Snippet) 1:33 
S.O.S. (Snippet) 2:13