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"Robyn Charles” personally known as, Robyn LaJoya Moffett, and professionally known as, Robyn L. 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. Not only did Ray’s success and stardom predestine Robyn for a life of music and entertainment, so did growing up in the heart of a city full of musical greats such as Quincy Jones, Common, and R. Kelly. 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 certain being a singer was all she ever ​​really wanted to do.

Robyn attended Columbia College Chicago where she discovered a world of music and hands-on-training in her specialized concentration, Music Business Management. 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 eldest child, Avari Rhaen; giving all her attention to raising her daughter and personal growth, after losing Avari’s father to drug violence in Chicago. Upon the death of her father, Ray in 2004, she 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 (member of 90’s group “Profyle”). During this period, her second child was born despite the demands of her career.    
In 2015, Robyn had her first leading role in a stage play, “His Double Life” (which debuted in Atlanta in November of 2017). She also received her first placement for her co-write with Lawrence Tolbert “Sad Song,” in the movie score and soundtrack “Love N Success” in September. She 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 “The Questions” “Lemme C U Go” and “Let’s Talk About It” were birthed. As well as her current single, “I Don’t Know” which was released October 3, 2017 (her son’s birthday). This partnership brought about her desire for the stage with the creation of The Band of Mis5ths and a One-Woman Show called “Dirty Laundry LIVE.” She's currently working on several projects and collaborating with Grammy Award winning producer, Gordon “Commish” Williams and Grammy nominated Jerrell “JRell of the Inkkwell” Moore. Said projects being a solo album project featuring some of her original music and some sounds from the past, a tribute album to her father featuring an array of affluent artists being produced by Grammy Award Winning musician and producer Robert Glasper, and her One-Woman Show “Dirty Laundry LIVE” based on her journey as a music professional and the daughter of an icon.

Throughout her career, Robyn has worked with such notable artists/producers as Otis Clay, R. Kelly and Public Announcement, Do or Die, Smokie Norful, Manny Fresh, Michael Bearden, Shannon Sanders, Michael and Chaise Flanders co-writing and production of “Tingling”, and Fred “Uncle Freddie” Jerkins producer of “Feelings.” 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.” Robyn tirelessly cultivates her skill as a songwriter with other artists such as Shannon Sanders, Chaise Flanders (“Tingling”), and Kavi Karkaino (“Theme Park” and “Watch ME!”). After a brief run with the “Daughters of Legends Tour” with Carla Cooke (daughter of the late Sam Cooke) and Rhonda Ross (daughter of Diana Ross) Robyn founded R. Charles & Co. Music Publishing House. In this effort, she has teamed up with Jentleman Sharp (Cambium Music) and Shawn Bailey (Zilah Music Publishing) to develop a rich and eclectic library which she has coined “Urban Soul-Ties,” with influences of Gospel, R&B, Jazz, Funk, Blues, Island, Country, Pop, Rock and Hip-Hop. Robyn recently began production on her first album project titled “Dirty Laundry” and will be releasing the first single from this project, “What Love Feels Like,” in the spring.  

Robyn has coined her sound as “Urban Soul,” with influences of Gospel, R&B, Jazz, Funk, Blues, Island, Country, Pop, Rock and Hip-Hop. Through her life experiences and her desire to further her father’s legacy, her independent projects (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.