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Princess Joy Villa

Joy Angela Villa (born April 25, 1991), better known by her stage name Princess Joy Villa, is an American singer and songwriter. 

Life and work

Villa was born in Orange County, California and started performing at age 5.[2] She identifies as mixed biracial background of Afro American, Italian, and Choctaw Indian. Her father, Rev. Joseph Villa, was Italian-American and her mother Mildred Angela Pierce Villa was African American, and Choctaw Indian. Her great uncle on her mother's side was jazz vocalist Kenny Hagood who performed with Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk. She attended high school at Lompoc High School.[3]

Villa worked as an actress and producer from age 10. From age 14 to 16, she was with Youth Network TV on Comcast Television and has appeared in CSI: NY, Heroes Season 4 (episode: "Ox"), The Valley Girls and MTV Next.[2]

Villa has lived in Hollywood, Seattle, and Las Vegas, and currently resides in New York City.[3]

At the 2017 Grammy Awards, Villa were a Make America Great Again dress.  She stated that "it’s just so crazy that people are getting beat up because they voted for Trump" and that she wanted to express a message of unity.[9]

Support for Donald Trump

Villa displayed her support for unpopular President Donald Trump at the 2017 Grammy awards by wearing a Make America Great Again dress. [18][17] It caused a major furor.


  • "Cold Wind" (Single 2011)
  • I Make the Static (2014)
  • Vagabonds (2014)
  • Run and Hide (2014)
  • Beautiful (2014)
  • "Get Your Freedom" (2014)
  • "Play" (2015)
  • "Empty" (2016)


  • Poems by the Princess (2013)