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"Robyn LaJoya,” personally known as, Robyn LaJoya Moffett, and professionally known as, Robyn LaJoya Charles, youngest daughter of 12 children to the legendary singer and artist, Ray Charles Robinson and Gloria Moffett, was raised on the Westside of Chicago. Ray’s success and stardom predestined Robyn for a life of music and entertainment. As a small child Robyn recalls singing along to songs like “Greatest Love of All” by Whitney Houston, “Do Me Baby” by Prince, or “Love Takes Times” by Mariah Carey; all songs appearing to be out of the reach of a 7 year old. After  attending John Casablancas of Chicago and signing a 12-month contract with MTM Chicago, she was sure being a singer was all she ever wanted to do. 

Robyn attended Columbia College Chicago where she discovered a world of music and hands-on-training in her specialized concentration of academics: Vocal Performance, Music Business Management, and Entertainment Marketing. This would prepare her for a future as an artist in the Music Industry. Subsequently Robyn took a hiatus from music and became a mother to her oldest child, Avari Rhaen; giving all of her attention to raising her daughter and personal growth. Upon the death of her father, Ray in 2004, Robyn was inspired to further the legacy he created in the music industry, continuing her musical journey once again.

Cultivating a love for songwriting and vocal production, spawned several songs such as “This Moment” and “Penny 4 Your Thoughts,” which were co-written and produced by Ketrick “Navajo” Robinson (former member of group “Profyle”). 
During this period her second child was born in spite of the demands of her career. She recently partnered with CEO and producer, Terrance Jordan, 
of A-Class Productions as a songwriter for the up-and-coming production company out of Atlanta, GA. Here is where such songs as “Lemme C U Go,” “Questions,” “Crying Wolf,” and “Shock,” were birthed. As well as her debut single, “Let’s Talk About It” featuring “L-Mo” which was released September 23, 2014 (her father’s birthday). Out of this partnership brought about her desire for the stage with the creation of the band "The Mis5ths" featuring Robert “RobBass” Howard, Kenson “Baby Chord” Aimable, and MD, Terrance Jordan (A-Class). She's currently working on several projects in furtherance of her inspiring career; collaborating with Carla Cooke (daughter of Grammy Award Winning Sam Cooke), Heather Hayes (daughter of Isaac Hayes) and Keisha Jackson (daughter of Millie Jackson) on the upcoming "Legacy Tour." Out of this partnership brought about her desire for the stage with the creation of the band "The Mis5ths" featuring Robert “RobBass” Howard, Kenson “Baby Code” Aimable, and MD, Terrance Jordan (A-Class).

Throughout her career, Robyn has worked with such notable artists/producers as Otis Clay, R. Kelly and PublicAnnouncement, Do or Die, Smokie Norful, Manny Fresh, Michael Bearden, Shannon Sanders, Michael and Chaise Flanders co-writing and production of “Tingling”, Fred “Uncle Freddie” Jerkins producer of “Feelings,” and Gordon "Commish" Williams producer of "Smile" "I Feel Like Singin" "Over Somethin" and "Ask Him." She’s also worked with such known actors as Ralph Harris (“Manish Boy” and “Dreamgirls”); as well as Samuel Jackson, and the late Bernie Mac on “Soul Men.” She is currently working in collaboration with L. “L-Mo” Tolbert of “Slurr Music” on the single “Sad Song” which was released September 15, 2015 on the indie film “Love N Success” Soundtrack and Score. Robyn tirelessly cultivates her skill as a songwriter on projects with artists such as: Kavi Karkaino (“Watch ME” & “Theme Park”); The Youngbloodz and Tez of Front Street Ent. (“Loose Focus”); Sam P. Addams, Tetraz, and Kelvin Harris of Krazy Swag Ent. (“Stomp The Town”); Kool Mo Dee; Wesley Hogges and Eric Williams of Blackstreet (“So Far Gone”); on her upcoming project. Along with all of her music projects, Robyn is entertaining offers for film (The Village Group/36 Chambers Productions), television (Educo Entertainment Group, “Legacy of R&B” and The Village Group, “Bluesville”), and the stage, with a co-lead role in the stage play “His Double Life” produced by Nial Martin with No Jive Productions.

Robyn has coined her sound as “Urban Soul,” with influences of Gospel, R&B, Jazz, Funk, Blues, Island, Country,Pop, Rock and Hip-Hop. “You get the best of ALL worlds through my music.” Through her life experiences and her desire to further her father’s legacy, her independent project (music, lyrics and vocals) will not only introduce her to the industry, but to the world. Robyn plans to follow in her father’s footsteps, but expects and demands to be known for her own talents, artistry, and accomplishments.
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  1. Live Public Performance
    Live performances and public appearances since the early 90s world-wide in Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Houston, Nashville, Shreveport, Birmingham, Negril and Tokyo just to name a few!
  2. Recording
    Feature recordings with producers like R. Kelly, Manny Fresh, Fred Jerkins, and Gordon Williams. Collaborations with Dr. Greg McPherson, Shannon Sanders, Chaise Flanders, Wesley Hogges, and the Youngbloodz. (See DISCOGRAPHY)
  3. Film
    From international commercial ads such as Michael Jordan endorsed "Ball Park Franks" to box office film features like "The Great Debaters" and "Soul Men."
  4. Theater
    Guest appearance and leading roles in regionally toured stage productions like "We Shall Behold Him" and "My Double Life."
  5. Radio
    A series of appearances at local and internet radio stations in Chicago, Atlanta, Nashville, and Houston as well as an endorsement with a web-based talk radio station out of New York.
  6. Television
    From television talk shows ("Talk of the Town" Nashville) to through character role in Detroit based TV Pilot "Bluesville."
  7. Modeling
    Training at the prestigious modeling school endorsed by Oprah, John Casablancas of Chicago, a series of print jobs for MTM Chicago and locally known photographers in Nashville, Detroit, and Atlanta.
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Robyn LaJoya Charles Resume 2015