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Kaya Jones (born Chrystal Neria, August 28, 1984, Toronto, Canada) (a Canadian-American dual citizen) is a singer, dancer and model. She was a member of the girl group Pussycat Dolls from 2003-2004. Jones left the group after recording two songs for the PCD album, to pursue modeling, and a solo musical career. She released her debut single, and music video, “Hollywood Doll” in July 2009, and contributed two songs to the 2009 movie American Pie Presents: Book of Love.

As a teenager Jones was signed to a development deal by R. Kelly in 1999, and was signed as a punk rock artist to Capital Records in 2001. It was during her punk phase that she added “Jones” to her artist name, after it was suggested by Sex Pistol guitarist Steve Jones. No music was officially released from either of these projects. In 2003 Jones attended an open audition to join the new Pussycat Dolls line-up, joining at the same time as Nicole Scherzinger and Melody Thornton. While with the group, she performed at the MTV Asia Award’s, MTV’s Rock the Vote, VH1’s Divas Live, and VH1’s Fashion Rocks. Her vocals appear on the Pussycat Dolls recordings “We Went as Far as We Felt Like Going” and “Sway” on the album PCD, and she appears in the “Sway” music video. In 2004 Jones appeared in the music video “How Come” by D12 and Eminem, and sang back up vocals for Mick Jagger on the Golden Globe winning song “Old Habits Die Hard” (also featuring Katy Perry) from the movie Alfie. As a model she has appeared in marketing campaigns for Merlin Castell, Mis Cositas, YMI Jeans, Rock & Republic, and Redken.

Kaya is currently touring and promoting her new single “Hollywood Doll”. Her solo album is set for 2010 release. The title of the album is Hollywood Doll.

Kaya collaborated with rapper named MBA Shakoor and sung two songs from his album called Shock Treatment which was released in 2008 via iTunes. As of 2010, Kaya collaborated with Belgian musician Regi for his new album called Registrated 2 that was released in June 2010. She contributed vocals for the song “Take It Off.”

Edited by Cheryllh on 5 Sep 2010, 16:27

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