INAYA began singing in church as a young child, where she got her first experience performing. She attended the High School Of Music and The Performing Arts in her native New York and went on to major in musical theater at The University of Bridgeport.
INAYA was then off to the stage. Sheâs done theater work in Germany as well as regional. She understudied STEPHANIE MILLS In THE “WIZ”, receiving rave reviews when she stepped into the lead as “Dorothy” in New York, St. Louis, and Washington D.C.
INAYA is no stranger to recording, either. She has recorded vocals for MICHAEL JACKSON, AL GREEN, SEAN “P-DIDDY” COMBS, MC LYTE, QUEEN LATIFAH, BIG DADDY KANE, RANDY CRAWFORD, ASHFORD AND SIMPSON, BOOTSY COLLINS, and MISSY ELLIOT- to name a few.
In addition, INAYA is an incredibly versatile songwriter. You can seek her out in the writersâ credit sections on the funk master BOOTSIE COLLINS album "FRESH OUTTA “P” UNIVERSITY" and on the sultry R&B singer RANDY CRAWFORDâS LP, “EVERY KIND OF MOOD”. The songs for Ms. Crawford were chosen to be the first two singles and made the charts in the U.S. and U.K. respectively.
INAYA HAS SPENT TIME ON THE Billboard charts with projects of her own like CANâT STOP DANCINâ #1, MOVIN UP (take my problems to the dance floor) #2, KEEP PUSHIN #2, and HOLD YOUR HEAD UP HIGH #6; all of which she sang and wrote. Other Credits include the charted hits, JUST CANT GET ENOUGH, I WILL, FEEL IT, IâM TOUCHED, and SHOU IT OUT.
INAYA is also spending time on the ARIA charts, Australiaâs equivalent to Billboard. There, sheâs been on the pop, Australasian, Dance, and Club charts. Her song âI AM THA 1â,nominated for an Aria Award, has been on the club chart for more than 33 weeks and counting, while sharing light with NASTY GIRLS and STAND BY ME : two other INAYA DAY singles. Other Credits include (but are not limited to) the charted hits,
JUST CANT GET ENOUGH, I WILL, FEEL IT, IâM TOUCHED, SHOUT IT OUT, SAVE ME, MINE, WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU, HEâS MY MUSIC, & GAVE ME LOVE.
INAYA is the vocalist on MOUSSE Tâs famous dance floor hook, âHORNYâ, which also placed number 1 on the billboard charts, and MISSY ELLIOTTâS SINGLES, âGOSSIP FOLKâ, and âCOP DAT DISKâ which she not only sang but wrote the hooks for with Mousse T on the remixes.
Thereâll never be another DAYâ¦ INAYA DAY, that is.