Hailing from a small town just outside of Durban, South Africa, the musicians met in high school and decided to start a band after entering a singing competition.
They were also encouraged by their teachers and classmates, who loved their music.
After putting their music on social media, they caught the attention of producer Two Inch Punch, who flew to South Africa to set up the band's first recording session.
Soon afterward, Two Inch Punch signed The Joy to his label, Love You Up.
What Type of Music Does The Joy Make?
The Joy has traveled all around the world to entertain audiences with their blend of traditional Zulu music and modern a cappella.
Last month, they released their single "Egoli" which they have said "means ‘place of gold’ in Zulu, a name given to Johannesburg because of its gold mining history."
"The song is about leaving the rural areas to move to the big city for a better life,” they told their music agency, Black Major.
“In South Africa, this is a reality we face from a young age, growing up separated from our parents who work in the cities to send money back home," they added. "For us the big city represents hopes and dreams and we are on our way to reaching them!"