Toya

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LaToya “Toya” Martin (born LaToya Lacole Rodriguez; July 22, 1983), better known by her stage name, Toya, is an American R&B singer from St. Louis, Missouri, best known for her 2001 song, “I Do!!”, which reached number 16 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

Toya was born LaToya Lacole Rodriguez on July 22, 1983, to a Puerto Rican father and an African American mother. She was named after La Toya Jackson. She graduated from Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School in St. Louis County, Missouri.

Toya’s successful 2001 single “I Do!!” led to her self-titled debut album later that same year, which peaked at #109 on the Billboard 200. Her second single was 2002’s “No Matta What (Party All Night)”, which missed the top 75 of the Billboard Hot 100.

In January 2011, Toya announced via Twitter that she would like to record music again. In April 2013, she stated that she was attempting to record music again.

Toya is married to former University of Tennessee quarterback and current University of Southern California assistant coach Tamaurice “Tee” Martin. On March 15, 2004, their son Kaden Martin was born. In 2012, Rodriguez gave birth to a second child, another son Cannon, according to her via Twitter.

 

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