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There are at least 3 artists that perform under the name Joi:

1. An american Funk/Soul/Rock singer, songwriter and producer known for her pioneering efforts in the new wave of modern soul and funk music emerging in the early ‘90s.
2. A British/Bangladeshi group that mixes South Asian rhythms with high-tech dance grooves.
3. A New Jack Swing female quintet.

1. Joi is a native Nashvillian, based in Atlanta for the past 17 years and is the daughter of American football star Joe Gilliam, the NFL’s first black quarterback. Becoming an instant force on the artistic music scene, well established superstars Madonna and Lenny Kravitz were inspired and influenced by Joi’s debut album, The Pendulum Vibe. Joi also has the distinction of being one of the first African American print models for Calvin Klein’s classic fragrance, CK One. Having worked with a delectable assortment of artists (Fishbone, George Clinton, OutKast, Raphael Saadiq, Robbie Williams, Queen Latifah, Erykah Badu, Joss Stone, Tricky, Dallas Austin) over the years, Joi continues to be one of the most versatile and inventive artists around, performing regularly all over the world. She has 4 solo albums to her credit.

When her first single, “Sunshine and the Rain”, off her critically acclaimed, Dallas Austin produced debut album The Pendulum Vibe, came out in 1993, she garnered comparisons with Madonna, and in fact Madonna liked the album enough that she went on to hire Austin to produce her Bedtime Stories album.

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  • ArulDel

    this gallery is fucked up beyond belief

    18 Apr 3:13pm Reply
  • MyBoyBuilds

    last.fm needs to get it's differentiating artist shit together dammit

    13 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Lastfmsupport

    I strongly suggest that those mass-registering fake accounts to vote up their images up cease immediately. Anyone caught doing so risks their account being suspended and their image uploads deleted.

    10 Apr 2012 Reply
  • GimmieABeat

    "I bet you thought I wasn't ever gonna come back, didn't you? You thought I'd left and abandoned you... Kitty Cat's return, Star Kitty's Revenge." Joi

    7 Apr 2012 Reply
  • theking2008

    man yaw be voting up some stupid ass pictures man.

    13 Jan 2012 Reply
  • ne_ATL

    WTF is this main picture? [3]

    20 Oct 2011 Reply
  • jeffreeh

    WTF is this main picture? [2]

    9 Oct 2011 Reply
  • MrUFOman93

    WTF is this main picture?

    19 Jul 2011 Reply
  • DimmyZer0

    good

    15 Jun 2011 Reply
  • pirlusotto

    Pendulum Vibe is gorgeous!

    8 Mar 2011 Reply
  • roguesch0lar

    2 Joi's and I love 'em both. I've known the female singer much longer, though. I agree with you, jdotperiod about The Pendulum Vibe (especially the song 'Switch')

    3 Jan 2011 Reply
  • theking2008

    ive played her way more times than my charts show.... wtf?

    16 Dec 2010 Reply
  • jdotperiod

    I finally got a hard copy of The Pendulum Vibe!!! About damn time! I'd been looking for that album for years. It's always been one of my favorite albums that I didn't actually own! For real, Joi's music is way too hard to find. I lucked out with a copy of Star Kitty's Revenge from the BMG Music Club years ago. She should sell copies of her past albums on her website. But then again, she probably doesn't own the masters.

    14 Nov 2010 Reply
  • theking2008

    that makes one of you.

    13 Nov 2010 Reply
  • CDPETE01

    its so funny I have three cds by the asian dance group Joi,yet still havent a clue who this Joi Gilliam is.

    12 Nov 2010 Reply
  • jdotperiod

    Last.fm really needs to get their act together and seperate artists who record under the same name. I was looking for info on Joi Gilliam, the Atlanta-based funktress. I've been looking for Joi's first two albums for years. Does anyone have any leads? *wink wink*

    3 Nov 2010 Reply
  • MrUFOman93

    Joi (Gilliam) is sooooooo underated!! it scares me

    28 Oct 2010 Reply
  • theking2008

    yay i changed it.

    12 Jul 2010 Reply
  • SoulJazzsterInc

    can someone please separate these artists out?? Joi Gilliam-Gipp from this other dude/band. (2)

    21 May 2010 Reply
  • CaiUnderground

    niceeee xD

    16 Mar 2010 Reply
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