(This name uses Philippine naming customs for married women. The birth middle name or maternal family name is Ramsey, the birth surname or paternal family name is Kagahastian, and the marital name is Gotidoc.) María Luisa Ramsey Kagahastian-Gotidoc (born March 21, 1970), better known mononymously as Jaya, is a Filipina soul music singer, rapper, dancer, record producer, presenter, and actress of mixed Visayan and Jamaican descent. She was a contract artist of GMA Artist Center. She is the first Filipino recording artist to chart in the United States, as her debut single "If You Leave Me Now" peaked at 44 at the Billboard Hot 100 chart.