Joy “JahB” Warren is a singer/songwriter, entrepreneur and lover of God, mentorship, and the creative arts. Her list of experience ranges from the church to the studio to stages across the globe. (And if you're wondering what the "Jahb" or "Jahbee" stands for, it's an ode to an endearing childhood nickname created by her sister, only used by those closest to her.) A Virginia Beach, VA native, Joy attended Hampton University before she found her passion and switched to studying music with Berklee College of Music Online. Joy began writing while singing back-up for popular local artists and did some music of her own which took her all the way to events such as MEAC, NBA All-Star Weekend, BET Music Matters, and the BET Hip Hop Awards Weekend. Her raw talent and impeccable skill have garnered working relationships with Grammy award winning producers such as Eric Dawkins (Dreamgirls, Shark Tale, Scooby Doo 2), Tiyon “TC” Mack (Brandy, JLo, Justin Bieber, Tamar Braxton), and Fred Jerkins (Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Beyonce). Even with these achievements, she credits some of her greatest time of growth and fulfillment to the ten plus years spent mentoring, leading, and teaching youth groups in her local church and community.
In 2014, Joy moved to Atlanta, GA to pursue her dreams full-time. That same year, she released “Kingdom Star”, a book about the unconventional path to dreams revealed to her for this generation. Since then, she has toured around the world singing with Will Reagan & United Pursuit, shared stages with Tyrese, Kierra "Kiki" Sheard, Maverick City, and Crowder, and penned songs for Musiq Soulchild, Mali Music, Jonathan McReynolds, Todd Dulaney, and Q Parker of R&B group 112. Her resume continues to expand adding recurring performer, and vocalist on the popular show “Greenleaf” from Oprah’s OWN Network into the mix. And the recent addition of jingle writing featured on BET, where she wrote and performed jingles for Dove and Vaseline. Her songwriting has been featured on "Greenleaf", STARZ's "Black Mafia Family", and "Johnson", executive produced by Cedric the Entertainer, and co-starring D.L. Hughley.
Joy continues to give her time, her heart, and her talents to innovating creative ways that give this generation permission to be authentically themselves while fully present in the process of knowing God more and more, and loving people on the road to realizing dreams. Through the vehicle of her book's namesake "Kingdom Star Group", a lifestyle brand for the unconventional path of faith-life creatives, she hopes to inspire a higher mindset: be "who you are, where you are, for His glory".