One of music’s most unique and vulnerable voices, Joy Oladokun is in the midst of a landmark year following the release of her acclaimed new album, Proof of Life (Amigo Records/Verve Forecast/Republic Records). Across its thirteen tracks—including collaborations with Chris Stapleton, Noah Kahan, Manchester Orchestra, Mt. Joy and Maxo Kream—Joy celebrates the simple pleasures of being alive, while also giving voice to some of life’s most complex experiences. Of the album, The New York Times proclaims, “her songs are conversational and confessional, and her hooky but profound melodies turn her lyrics into mantras,” while the Associated Press declares, "one of the most appealing artists working in the music scene these days."
A singular artist, Joy continues to forge her own path, sharing the unique perspective gained from living in today’s world as a black, queer person and first-generation child of Nigerian immigrants. Known for her captivating live performances, Joy is currently on the road with Noah Kahan and will embark on an extensive headline tour this fall including shows in Denver, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Austin, San Francisco and many more.
Since her debut, Joy has performed at the White House as part of the Respect for Marriage Act signing ceremony as well as on “CBS Saturday Morning,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “TODAY,” PBS’ “Austin City Limits and NPR Music’s “Tiny Desk (Home) Concert” series. Joy's music has also been included in Loudmouth, the recent Al Sharpton documentary, CBS’ “CSI: Vegas,” NBC’s “This Is Us,” ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” ABC’s “Station 19,” NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” and HBO’s “And Just Like That” among many others.