Joy Huerta

Born in Mexico City to a Mexican father and an American mother, composer/lyricist Joy Huerta was surrounded by music. She was always aware of the privileges and responsibilities growing up in a bilingual and bicultural household afforded her. Joy and her brother, Jesse, began to compose songs at a very young age and in 2005, at the ages of 19 and 21, they released their first single, “Espacio Sideral.” Since then they have become an award-winning band. In 2007, Jesse & Joy were awarded the Latin Grammy Award for Best New Artist. In 2012, they won Record of the Year and Song of the Year at the Latin Grammy Awards for “¡Corre!” The same year they won the Latin Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video for “Me Voy” and Best Contemporary Pop Album for ¿Con Quién se Queda el Perro?. In 2016, their fourth studio album, Un Besito Más, won them their sixth Latin Grammy Award and a Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album. In 2018 they traveled to Washington, DC to be recognized by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, which awarded them the Vision Award for their social and humanitarian efforts. In 2021 they received the GLAAD Media Award for Special Recognition (Spanish Language) for their video “Love (Es Nuestro Idioma),” which spoke out against violence towards the LGBTQI+ community. Joy has been recognized by the Latin Recording Academy as a Leading Lady of Entertainment. She also continuously works with organizations including the Red Cross, PETA, Animal Heroes, Rock the Vote, Voto Latino, Grammys on the Hill, and Unidos US. Most recently, Jesse & Joy were awarded best pop duo/group at the 2023 Latin American Music Awards.