Megan Joy (born September 18, 1985 as Megan Joy Knudsen), formerly known as Megan Joy Corkrey, is an American singer-songwriter and actress from Sandy, Utah, who was the ninth place finalist on the eighth season of American Idol. With funding by her fans through Kickstarter, Joy was able to compose her self-titled debut EP. Backers of the project received the EP on April 27, 2012. Joy released her debut album, Megan Joy, on April 25, 2012. Joy used to work as a font designer for a company called SendOutCards. She has a mom, a stepdad, a sister, and a brother named CJ. According to Joy, she began to sing at a very young age. She has stated that she is musically inspired by, among others, Bjrk after listening to her when she was 16. Joy revealed that she 'tried out for everything I could think of during junior high, in high school - didn't make anything,' she added that 'Even the choir that anyone can be in, I wouldn't even make like a silly little solo.' 'It was sad,' Joy said.
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