Joy Elizabeth Akther Crookes (born October 9, 1998) popularly known as Joy Crookes, is an award winning British singer and songwriter well known for incorporating her identity and culture in her music. She already boast of up to 3 EPs to her credit. She is also known for her debut single “New Manhattan”. Crookes is an instrumentalist who can play the guitar and piano.
|Birth Name:||Joy Elizabeth Akther Crookes|
|Birth Date:||October 9, 1998|
|Birth Place:||London, England|
|Record Label:||Insanity Records|
|Height:||5 feet 6 in|
|Net Worth:||$1 million – $2 million|
Joy Crookes was born on October 9, 1998 in London, England, to Bangladeshi-Bengali mother from Dhaka and an Irish father from Dublin.
She was raised in Elephant and Castle, where she went to a Catholic State Primary school.
Her parents separated when she was 14 years old and she moved with her mother to Ladbroke Grove.
Crookes developed interest in music at the age of 13, after attending a jazz and blues workshop.
She taught herself to play the guitar, piano and bass. With passion for singing, she uploaded a cover of “Hit the Road Jack” by Ray Charles on YouTube in April 2013.
She got inspired with musical influences from the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Marvin Gaye, Black Uhuru and so on.
She came through with her debut single “New Manhattan” in February 2016 followed by another release in August 2016, titled “Sinathra”.
She released her first EP, Influence, under Insanity Records, in July 2017 and released her second EP, Reminiscence , in January 2019.
She also released her third EP, Perception, June of the same year (2019).
She released lots of singles from 2020 to 2021 which include; “Anyone But Me”, “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now” and “When You Were Mine”.
Crookes eventually released her debut studio album, Skin, on October 15, 2021.
- New Manhattan
- Bad Feeling
- Don’t Let Me Down
- Anyone But Me
- When You Were Mine
- Feet Don’t Fail Me Now
Joy Crookes was in a relationship with Brooklyn Beckham before they went their separate ways in 2018. She is now in a relationship with Ezra-Loyd Jackson.
Awards & Nominations
Crookes won the Best Styling in a video and Best Hair & Makeup in a video at UK Music Video Awards in 2021.
She got nominated for Rising Star at Brit Awards and Push One to Watch at MTV Uk, all in 2020.
Joy Crookes has an estimated net worth of $1 million – $2 million.
- Instagram: @joycrookes