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  • Artist URL

    http://music.blackplanet.com/ledisi/

  • Member Since:

    September 13, 2007

  • Last Login:

    September 13, 2007

  • Hails From:

    New York, NY

  • Genre:

    Jazz, Neo Soul

  • Label Type:

    Indie

  • Label Name:

    The Verve Music Group


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    70,209

  • Song Plays:

    1,162,273

  • Total Songs Added:

    9,800


about the artist

Soul singer/songwriter Ledisi promises to keep it “raw, spiritual, uninhibited, and aggressive, and tell it all” with her new album 'Turn Me Loose' (out Aug 18th on Verve Forecast). 2007 GRAMMY Best New Artist nominee Ledisi (rhymes with legacy) took the world by storm with her chart-topping Verve Forecast debut 'Lost & Found', but says the new record is all about “the desire to be free and embrace change.”

 

Ledisi wrote and produced along with an all-star cast of producers of Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Raphael Saadiq, Chief Xcel, Chucky Thompson, Ivan and Carvin, Lorenzo Johnson, Fyre Department, and 'Lost & Found' producer Rex Rideout to give her that “freedom sound” she was looking for, something she’s already known to bring to her live performances.

 

Though many have praised Ledisi’s sound, “a mix of contemporary urban, but her training and love of classic jazz and R&B show through, and her love of scatting has become signature,” (LA Times, 2/6/08), she says 'Turn Me Loose' was heavily inspired by listening to the raw soul/funk music of Buddy Miles’ ‘Them Changes’ over and over again for two months. “I cried when I first heard this album in 2008. I cried because I heard and felt the pain, the spirit in his voice it moved me. I wanted that freedom I heard in his voice. I wanted to scream and give my all without thinking,” she explains adding, “I studied Buddy's life and his music, which led me back to Mr. Jimi Hendrix, Mr. Prince, Mr. Sly, Mr. Fela Kuti and Mr. James Brown. I heard FREEDOM in their music.” Of the fourteen tracks on ‘Loose’, Ledisi wrote or co-wrote all but the cover of Buddy Miles’ “Them Changes.”

 

Ledisi will preview songs from 'Turn Me Loose' on the road this summer including July 4th at the Essence Music Festival.

 

Ledisi’s 2007 major label debut 'Lost & Found' garnered the Bay Area resident two GRAMMY nominations including Best New Artist. The recognition led to a series of high-profile appearances in 2008 including performances at the JVC and Monterey Jazz Festivals and the Essence Music Festival where she performed with Patti LaBelle, a role in the George Clooney film Leatherheads, a song in the Tyler Perry film Meet The Browns, a performance with Prince at Coachella and on the Tonight Show, and a BET award nomination. Her powerhouse voice and stories of everyday struggles and triumphs have made such a strong connection with fans.

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Female, Age Private, Carthage, TX

Posted July 30, 2013


need more of her songs on here


Pazavia69
Pazavia69

Female, 48, Gwynn Oak, MD

Posted May 01, 2012


Seen her in concert before she BLEW UP! I love this song. She can really sing. Music is Music when you listen to her.


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Male, 38, Fort Walton Beach, FL

Posted January 31, 2012


You got to give credit where it's due. I'm not one to sit and listen to slow jams, but damn, Ledisi can blow!


mzunique_bbw42
mzunique_bbw42

Female, 49, Kansas City, MO

Posted August 22, 2011


Ur my motivation, its like ur singing about me, like u know me without meeting me. U stand for all the strong black women all over the world. never stop being u. I love ur music. Ur thr best.


Mika-Blackcat
Mika-Blackcat

Female, Age Private, Sterling Heights, MI

Posted July 15, 2011


please dont sleep on this cd of Ledisi cuz it is DA SH*&..


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Female, Age Private, Gwynn Oak, MD

Posted July 09, 2011


One word "GRAND"


stephtx82
stephtx82

Female, Age Private, Richmond, TX

Posted June 28, 2011


YOU ARE INCREDIBILY FANTABULOUS!!!!! I THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC YOU PUT OUT THERE!


VeRonica_Bond
VeRonica_Bond

Female, 50, Decatur, IL

Posted June 23, 2011


I LOVE PIECES OF ME


mzkitty5
mzkitty5

Female, 37, Vineland, NJ

Posted June 12, 2011


HI HOW ARE U I LOVE UR SONG GOIN THUR CHANGES U KNOW U CAN SING KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK MOMMY :0)


JimHall031
JimHall031

Male, Age Private, Magnolia, TX

Posted October 24, 2010


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