Joanna Marie is a highly talented and renowned artist, born on February 18, 1967, in Kingston, Jamaica. Flanked by her Jamaican and Venezuelan heritage, Joanna’s outstanding selling points resonate in her unique sound and style as a gifted vocalist, seasoned pianist, master composer, experienced producer, and entrepreneur. With over 30 years of experience in the music industry, Joanna Marie is a bi-lingual reggae/jazz vocalist who has mastered the arts of marketing, event planning, production, and PR.
Joanna began her musical journey at a young age, singing songs on the radio and learning to play the piano. Clint O'Neil, the popular Radio personality and Godfather of Reggae music in South Florida was the first to discover and developed Joanna's potential to excel in the music industry. Her first single titled “Single Girl" was produced in 1986 by Clint O'Neil, mixed and mastered by Ian Lewis, and Touter Harvey of Inner Circle (Bad Boys of Reggae). Her second single “I’m So Thankful" was released in 1987, produced by Miami Sound Studio and mixed by Carlos Granados of Miami Sound Studio. Her singles became a household anthem around South Florida, and she was invited to perform on numerous live shows before her fans and a large audience.
In 1994, Joanna Marie dropped her first album, "Simply Irresistible," produced by Benjy Myaz and Mikey Chung for Kariang Record Label. The album contains Spanish and English songs and also features the hit song "Sea of Love," which made history as the first locally produced Spanish reggae song to be played on Jamaican radio. She continued to develop in her music career and released more singles, including Rhinestone Cowgirl, Mi Amor (Spanish), and Good E Nuff (Spanish and English).
Joanna Marie is the co-founder of Da Global Base, formerly Reggae Global Entertainment, along with her husband, international artist Ed Robinson, and daughter, Melissa Chin Loy, the president of the company, supported by Ryan Smith, a.k.a. Ryan Dangerous, as vice president. The company is artist-owned and provides artist management and booking, digital distribution, recording studio services, vocal training, marketing, and promotion, writing services, graphics, cd duplication, event planning, photography, videography, legal referrals, copyright and publishing services, merchandising, radio station and global nourishment to name a few.
Over the years, Joanna Marie has built an enviable reputation of credibility and goodwill amongst the industry heavyweights, and she is renowned for her commitment to integrity and transparency. She collaborates with entertainment and corporate brands to deploy diverse marketing strategies that appeal to the target audience. Under her leadership, Da Global Base has grown to become a leading provider of various music services.
In January 2018, Joanna Marie released her first Various Artists Album, "DI JUGGLIN Vol 1," which features 15 hand-selected artists and tracks from established and upcoming artists. DI JUGGLIN Vol 1 is the most anticipated compilation of reggae music and is available on iTunes and all major digital outlets, along with physical CDs. In December 2017, she released her single "Silhouettes" from DI JUGGLIN VOL 1, which entered several charts in Europe, New York, and Florida.
Joanna Marie has recorded and released several songs, and in 2021, she released "I Just Want To Be Your Everything" under the Reggae Global Entertainment label. She also released a single, "There's A Kind of Hush," from the upcoming Karen Carpenter tribute album, set to be released in June 2023.
Joanna Marie is not only an accomplished artistpreneur but also a dedicated mentor, always striving to assist new musicians and artists improve and achieve their goals. With her immense talent and vast experience, Joanna continues to make waves in the music industry, and her contributions to the world of music and success in business are truly unparalleled.