• Artist
  • Model
  • Actress
  • Serial Entrepreneur
  • Founder & President of Stars Performing Arts Inc. (501c3 non profit

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The woman with many hats

yet music wears the best ones.

Tamika Joy Harris-Russell: A Journey Through Music and Beyond Tamika Joy Harris-Russell, renowned as Tamika Joy, emerges as a beacon of talent in a career ​spanning over two decades within the music industry. As the Founder and President of Stars Performing Arts Inc. and Tamika Joy's Academy LLC, she not only ​stands as a vocal powerhouse but also extends her influence across various artistic realms.

Early Years and Musical Roots: Tamika's enthralling journey into music commenced within the nurturing embrace of the church, where her innate gift for ​singing surfaced at the tender age of 3. Fueled by the legendary Whitney Houston, Tamika fostered an enduring love for music, showcasing an extraordinary 5-​octave range that distinguishes her as an unparalleled artist.

A Dynamic Career: A dedicated mother to six beautiful children, Tamika seamlessly navigated behind-the-scenes roles, contributing through background vocals, ​consulting, and managing her children's careers, including DJ Cash and singer Treasure Joy.

In 2005, Tamika claimed the title of the 1st lady of DC's legendary go-go band Junkyard, simultaneously serving as the casting director for Chuck Brown's video ​"Block Party," highlighting her versatility in the industry.

National Stages and Collaborations: Tamika Joy's artistry extends beyond boundaries, having graced national stages and shared spotlight moments with ​distinguished artists. Her performances alongside Silk, Darius Brooks, Rah Digga, Coko from SWV, Howard Hewitt, Kelly Price, Donnell Jones, and Case ​underscore her versatility and ability to captivate diverse audiences.

Having been signed to BizMont Ent., Tamika Joy left an indelible mark on Biz Markie's last album, "Weekend Warrior," sharing the studio with the iconic P. Diddy ​at the time. This collaboration showcases Tamika's ability to seamlessly blend her soulful style with the dynamic sounds of the industry's luminaries.

Recent Ventures and Notable Performances: In recent years, Tamika's musical endeavors have included soulful singles in the southern soul genre, such as "Back ​It Up" and "Rollin." Her captivating performance at the 2023 World Culture Festival Kickoff with Global Gurudev at the MLK Library in Washington, DC, further ​solidified her status as a global musical luminary.

Currently, Tamika is diligently working on her upcoming Christmas album, promising to infuse holiday classics with her distinctive style and soulful voice.

Vision and Legacy: Tamika Joy's love for music is palpable, and her message resonates with all who encounter her work. As she continues to shape her legacy, ​Tamika Joy invites you to experience her latest releases, witness her electrifying performances, and anticipate the magic of her upcoming Christmas album. She ​encourages everyone to dream big, always remain a student of life, and never give up on their passions.

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