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Joy Enriquez
     

Joy Enriquez

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by Joy Enriquez
 

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It's funny when a young new pop singer wants to be taken seriously as an artist, then gives in and poses for a succulent skin-laden centerfold on the CD insert. Yes, the 20-year-old newcomer is hot to look at, but can listeners' ears get as excited as the rest of them (assuming they're young males or girls who want to look this sexy)? She's given great intensely hooky

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It's funny when a young new pop singer wants to be taken seriously as an artist, then gives in and poses for a succulent skin-laden centerfold on the CD insert. Yes, the 20-year-old newcomer is hot to look at, but can listeners' ears get as excited as the rest of them (assuming they're young males or girls who want to look this sexy)? She's given great intensely hooky surefire pop hits written and produced by heavyweights like Soulshock & Karlin and Babyface, and there's even a fun little gem with a perky Latin groove ("Shake up the Party") to pay homage to her heritage. And yes, she can sing, sometimes sensually, sometimes showing some range that could hint at a poor man's Mariah Carey-type niche, but really, this rises on the success of the grooves and hooks. Think a young J. Lo who was good enough to win on Star Search and who could use a few more sparse arrangements to test out her range. Babyface's "Situation" has a folky shuffle groove that gets her on the way to that, and his "Someday" is a singsongy equivalent. But they're still very slick. The first hit, "What Do You Want," is a bouncy declaration that she's giving listeners the best she can, so they have to admire that. "Tell Me How You Feel" has a classic soul feel, with a few Carey-like moments. The first ballad, "Without You," gives her voice a shot to soar, which helps temper the clichés. Overall, lots of fun, and the pink packaging helps listeners think "party." Pop music and this type of stuff in particular being fickle as it is, the question will be how long Enriquez can keep the party going.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/25/2001
Label:
Arista
UPC:
0078221466028
catalogNumber:
14660

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Performance Credits

Joy Enriquez   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Babyface   Keyboards,Guitar,Background Vocals
Anthem   Background Vocals
Sue Ann Carwell   Background Vocals
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Nathan East   Bass
Sherree Ford-Payne   Background Vocals
Ricky Lawson   Drums
Greg Phillinganes   Piano
Ian Prince   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Danny Sembello   Background Vocals
Michael Hart Thompson   Guitar
Steve Morales   Keyboards
David Siegel   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Babyface   Producer,drum programming
Anthem   Producer
Brad Gilderman   Engineer
Ian Prince   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
L.A. Reid   Producer
John Richards   Engineer
Thom Russo   Engineer
Soulshock   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Rodney Jerkins   Arranger,Producer,Instrumentation
Lowrell   Contributor
Paul Boutin   Engineer
Steve Morales   Producer,drum programming
Beyoncé   Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Shane Stoner   Engineer
Joy Enriquez   Producer
Courtney Walter   Art Direction
Fred "Uncle Freddie" Jerkins   Producer,Instrumentation

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Joy Enriquez 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just bought this album, and it is amazing!!..joy, is amazing! She has a sensational voice, with down to heart lyrics!! My favorite songs are ''Uh Oh'' and What Do You Want'' ...A MUST HAVE CD!! **shes also playing as Joy on 7tH hEaven!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Joy is an amazingly talented young woman! I listened to this entire cd & had to put it on repeat because it leaves you with such a great feeling! She is bound for stardom, and will definitely be a ''true diva'' Not only is she talented but has a heart of gold. I was lucky enough to catch a few live interviews with her on the radio & tv. Buy this album it is well worth it. If you can wait until Sept 25th, her domestic debut release will be out!