When we think of top singers, we usually turn to the greats like Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey.
Each of these women started singing when they were young children, but they didn’t make a name for themselves until they were all at least 18 years old.
Still, this talented little girl made a name for herself at just five years old!
Daughter to music producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins and singer and actress Joy Enriquez, Heavenly Joy definitely comes from a musically talented family.
Her dad has won two Grammys and has been nominated 16 times. Still, the talents Heavenly Joy has go beyond just the luck of being born in a musical family.
She is an incredible singer, tap dancer and charismatic performer. She definitely has that “it” quality, and her personality seems incredibly sweet and infectious!
Heavenly Joy started singing before she could talk, and by the time she was five years old, she had a voice that was already naturally polished.
When she took to the stage at the Unstoppable Celebrity Gala, she was only six years old.
She likely surprised the audience, because she belted with a voice that seemed like it came from a grown woman! She performed the song “Incredible Dreams” which she started out relatively low-key and progressively got higher and higher up the octave.
She holds up to her own with her mother playing the piano with her on stage, as she wows the audience with her ability to hold the notes with soul and vibrato!
That same year she performed at Unstoppable is when she made her primetime debut on America’s Got Talent.
She showed off her tap and singing abilities on Season 10, where she stood out for her angelic voice and rambunctious personality.
The clip has her giving a Shirley Temple-inspired performance, one that instantly wins over the crowd and judges and that sent her to the next round!
Unfortunately, she did not continue to win the one million dollar prize—but she seems to have gone on to make a name for herself since her performance.
She has sung at the Republican National Convention in 2016, Today’s Show and Steve Harvey’s Little Big Shots.
She continues to perform and is a bit of a musical influencer on Instagram, with over 70,000 followers. Over time, she seems to have made a shift from a Broadway-inspired style of singing to the soulful sounds of gospel. It seems that she has followed in her dad’s footsteps, as he too was nominated in 2020 for producing the Best Gospel Performance/Song for “Come Together.”
It is super cute to see this daughter-daddy duo playing piano and singing together, as you see in many of her videos on Instagram!
Seems the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree in this talented family!
Heavenly Joy is now 11 years old and continues to work in the studio and work primarily on singing. After watching her performances, we have to say that her name suits her perfectly: her voice is simply heavenly! We’re guessing we’re going to be seeing a lot more from this talented little lady in the future. Congratulations and best wishes on all your success, Heavenly Joy!
To watch the entire adorable performance, click on the link below:
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