La Toya is a multi-faceted entertainer and businesswoman. Best known as a singer and Grammy Award-nominated songwriter, she is also a two time best-selling author, actor, and international television personality. La Toya was born into America’s royal family of music — the Jacksons.
She was exposed to music at an early age and made her debut at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, tap dancing and singing with her brothers, The Jackson 5. As she came from such an extraordinarily talented family, La Toya decided to make show business the focus of her life. She has performed for her fans in over than 90 countries around the world.
La Toya is also a savvy entrepreneur. After noticing Fortune 500 companies’ use of celebrities to market their products, Ms. Jackson created a business that allowed celebrities to self-brand their own products and services. Her business acumen and drive for perfection fortify her competitive edge.
La Toya co-wrote Reggae Nights with Jimmy Cliff which received a Grammy nomination for Best Reggae Album Recording. She later recorded the song for her album. She also wrote “Brown Eyes” for Jimmy Cliff
La Toya was honored as the writer, arranger and producer of the Cliff Hanger Album which won the Best Reggae Album of the year in 1986. Cliff Hanger released in 1985 through CBS Records featured collaborations by members of Kool and the Gang and included two songs co-written by La Toya:
Producer: Jimmy Cliff, La Toya Jackson, Amir Bayyan, Paul Higgins, Rick lantosca
Record of the year
La Toya was the recipient of the Grammy Award for Record of the year – We are the World.
World Song Festival
She won one of five outstanding Song Awards at the 1985 World Popular Song Festival in Tokyo Japan, for her song – Baby Sister
United States Congress
She received the US Congressional Tribute for her participation in a – Beat it – rally and Stay in School Campaign
Her Footprints were immortalized on Rotterdam’s Star Boulevard Walk of Fame on 19th December 1991, originally located in Scheveningen
She has a namesake dessert at Millions of Milkshakes in West Hollywood. The -La Toya Jackson Shake- consists of strawberries, raspberries, caramel, topped with whipped cream and a Cadbury flake