How did it feel to hear your song played all over the airwaves? It felt so awesome! I was like OMG, my song is on the radio!!! :)
Did you have any pre-conceived ideas about the music industry? When I first started I did, it looked so glamourous and fun... but it really is ALOT of hard work... but I still love it!
Do you write your own songs? What's your inspiration? I do write, I have not recorded anything I have written yet though. I will be going to NYnext weekend and will be recording a song I am writing currently. I try and draw experience from things going on in my life or going on with someone close to me.
What music/artists do you listen to when you are not playing your ow n? I listen to sooo many different types of music. Anyone from Mariah Carey, to Justin, to Christina, to Journey, Aaliyah, Good Charlotte, Simple Plan, etc...
What's next? Tour/Album/Single? Album will be the next thing, I will have my full album recorded next month. YEAH!:) Hopefully a tour will be next, we do have a couple (cross my fingers) that will hopefully come through :)
Was there a moment you contemplated throwing in the towel? A loong time ago, I went through the phaze where I just wanna be a normal person and live a normal life..and marry my boyfriend..etc..and then I realized quickly, What in the world am I doing!?... lol ... So I got right back into it.
Do you prefer performing live or recording? Performing Live... its such an adrenaline rush to be up on stage performing... I do like the whole creative proces s of the studio, but performing live I prefer.
What/who was your inspiration to go into the music industry? A little bit of everything and everyone influenced me. I use to always watch all the music videos and Star Search, Mickey Mouse Club, Kids INC. etc... and that was all I would watch on TV, so I always knew I wanted to do this.
What is the biggest challenge you have faced along the way to your musical success? Fighting negativity, there have been a few people on the way that didn't believe in me as an artist, and that's something I had to realize, deal with and accept. Not everyone is going to like you or your music, but I can't let them get me down. I have learned how to turn negativity into inspiration for me to be even better!!
What's a typical day like? Well right now I have a part time job, so I work in the morning, I have vocal lessons twi ce a week, and we rehearse3 times a week. On top of traveling back and forth to NY to record and performing at various shows. lol
What has been your favorite part of becoming a music artist? Traveling and performing for people! I love the feeling I get being on stage and seeing peoples faces when I'm singing to them. it's amazing:)
If you could collaborate with another artist, who would it be? I would love to do something with either Justin Timberlake, Musiq Soulchild or Jill Scott. They are all awesome vocalist!!
Are you single? What do you look for in a partner? Not really... lol ... although my boyfriend is moving to another country tommorrow:( I look for someone who I have things in common with, like a great personality, sense of humor(I loved funny guys)... and Cute too... lol :)
Do you have a website fans c an visit? www.ryanjoy.com. all the latest news is listed here... we have cds and merchandise for sale too :)
Can you tell us 5 things required for a happy healthy & enjoyable life? Love, Peace, Sanity (lol), Success (in whatever it is), Music (of course) ;)
What message would you like to say to your fans? Thank You guys so much for undying support and love! What would I do without you guys! Please keep in touch with me and keep checking out my site:) THANK YOU!
60 Second Quiz
Full Name: Ryan Joy Southworth
Nickname(s): RJ!, Joy
Star Sign: Capricorn
Favorite Food: Chinese
Favorite Film: Too Many
Favorite Actor: Bruce Willis
Pet: Meeko (dog)
Describe yourself in 3 words: Honest, down to earth, Fun
Best Feature: Lips
Worst Feat ure: Nails
Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Justin Timberlake... lol ... Janet Jackson
Hobbies/Interests: performing and shopping... lol ... and drinking Starbucks Chocolate Brownie Frappuchino... lol
First Job: working at a Title company
Are you a Pub, Bar or Club kind: Club
What Can You Never Leave Home Without: CDs
What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning: I'm hungry... lol ... j/k