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Ledisi

Ledisi Young (her given name meaning "to bring forth" in Nigerian) was born in the Big Easy, where she sang with the New Orleans Symphony Orchestra when she was eight years old and spent many adolescent hours watching her mother perform with a local R&B band, often in a nearby park. After the family relocated to Oakland, California, Ledisi followed her mother's lead and sang in a local band, but left to form her own identity and her own group. She became widely noted for her performances in Beach Blanket Babylon, a long-running San Francisco-based cabaret featuring song parodies, celebrity impersonations, and enormous hats; she got the gig after being nominated for a Shellie Award in 1990 for her role as Dorothy in a local version of The Wiz.

She later formed Anibade (Ledisi's middle name), which, depending on what you read, means "to bring forth luck" or "my mother is great" in Yorubu. The band featured Sundra Manning (keyboards and chief songwriter), Cedricke Dennis (guitar), Nelson Braxton (bass), Wayne Braxton (saxophone), and Tommy Bradford (drums); while the lineup was similar to Chaka Khan & Rufus, the sound -- on record anyway -- was mellower than Rufus' energized, excellently engineered sounds, sometimes fusing R&B, hip-hop, urban, jazz, and funk in the same pot. Ledisi and her band built a hot reputation in the Bay Area at local clubs such as Bruno's, The Black Cat, and Rasselas. Fans kept asking about a record, so the band cut a demo, "Take Time," that radio station KMEL aired and received a good response; this prompted Ledisi to seek a deal with major recording companies, all of which praised and turned her down in the same breath. Frustrated but not thwarted, Ledisi cut the critically acclaimed Soulsinger and released it on LeSun Records (owned by Ledisi and Manning) on January 1, 2000. "Papa Loved to Love Me" -- a personal account of a father sexually abusing his daughter -- is one of the CD's most riveting and controversial tracks.

The CD did well without the benefit a major distributor: LeSun's successful grassroots promotion/publicity campaign went beyond the typical artist/company web page, saturating the Internet with information, accompanied by a full gigging plate during which Ledisi and company promoted and sold their CD, T-shirts, and other items. Amazon ranked Soulsinger number five in Los Angeles (September 2001), and it became popular in Finland, Norway, London, and Amsterdam as well. Ledisi recorded a jazz album with bassist Marcus Shelby for Noir Records -- Shelby's independent based company in San Francisco -- that further illustrated her skills. Her third studio album, Lost & Found, was released in 2007. Two of its singles -- "Alright" and "In the Morning" -- peaked within the Top 50 of Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, and a pair of Grammy nominations followed.

Released in 2008, It's Christmas featured updates of "Give Love on Christmas Day" and "What a Wonderful World." The appropriately titled Turn Me Loose, her hardest-hitting release, came the next year and featured collaborations with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, as well as Raphael Saadiq. Her most popular disc, it topped Billboard's R&B Albums chart, crossed into the Top 20 of the Billboard 200, and resulted in another pair of Grammy nominations. Pieces of Me, an album that involved the likes of Rex Rideout, Mike City, and Chuck Harmony -- as well as Jaheim on a duet -- followed in 2011. It came within one spot of topping the R&B chart and debuted at number eight on the Billboard 200. The Truth, featuring a surprising amount of uptempo material without any pop concessions, was released in 2014 and was her fourth consecutive Top Ten R&B release. A couple weeks after the January 2015 U.S. release of Selma, in which Ledisi appeared as gospel great Mahalia Jackson, the singer released The Intimate Truth, an EP of acoustic versions. ~ Andrew Hamilton & Andy Kellman
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Selected Discography

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Track List: The Intimate Truth

1. Rock With You (Acoustic)

2. Like This (Acoustic)

3. I Swear (Acoustic)

4. I Blame You (Acoustic)

5. The Truth (Acoustic)

6. Lose Control (Acoustic)

7. That Good Good (Acoustic)

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Track List: The Truth (Deluxe Edition)

1. I Blame You

2. Rock With You

3. That Good Good

4. Lose Control

5. Like This

6. Anything

7. The Truth

8. Missy Doubt

9. 88 Boxes

10. Can't Help Who You Love

11. Mine

12. I Swear

13. Quick Fix

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Track List: Pieces Of Me

1. Pieces Of Me

2. So Into You

3. Bravo

4. Stay Together

5. Coffee

6. Hate Me

7. Shut Up

8. Shine

9. I Miss You Now

10. BGTY

11. Raise Up

12. I Gotta Get To You

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Track List: Turn Me Loose

1. Runnin'

2. Everything Changes

3. Turn Me Loose

4. Higher Than This

5. Alone

6. Love Never Changes

7. Please Stay

8. Knockin'

9. Say No

10. Goin' Thru Changes

11. I Need Love

12. Trippin'

13. The Answer To Why

14. Them Changes

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Track List: Lost And Found

1. Been Here (Intro)

2. Joy

3. You And Me

4. Best Friend

5. Alright

6. Think Of You

7. Today

8. Get To Know You

9. Upside Down

10. In The Morning

11. I Tried

12. Lost And Found (Find Me)

13. We Are One

14. The One

15. Someday

16. Been Here (Outro)

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Track List: Goin Thru Changes (Radio Single)

1. Goin' Thru Changes

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Track List: I Blame You (Single)

1. I Blame You

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Track List: Pieces Of Me (Radio Single)

1. Pieces Of Me

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Track List: That Good Good (Single)

1. That Good Good

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Thanks for blessing us with your music tonight at the WORLD 25th anniversary celebration
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Awesome performer!! You turned it out at the Marion Anderson Awards in Philly!! Beautiful voice that comes so natural.
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Does anyone know how to listen to get Ledisi's first album Soulsinger: The Revival on Pandora?
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Ledisi is an awesome, constantly under rated singer! She deserves so much more for the music community.
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joeblowbig
My ��
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Simply gorgeous this is my WEDDING SONG for May 2017 this is our life in one song I love it
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ralexander20 0 3
Great Artist. I first saw at a street festival in San Francisco. You go girl.
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cynlwill
Simply Beautiful!!!
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Great song by a great artist..
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This song is so my life and mood right now
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I love this song Go girl is that Jaheim singing with her if not sure sounds like it
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heybaykisses x o x o x 2
Ballroom hustle song
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marlennacrow e
One of my favs!
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Beautiful voice, beautiful soul!! One of my favs ��
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nettaree83
Ledsi
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nettaree83
Ledsi
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Beautiful! ! Today I face the truth !
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I love this station
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Love this !!
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The chemistry of this song is so amazing including the two artist. Songs like this make u wanna fall so deeply in ��
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Beautiful melody
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I really like this song! A nice surprise because I haven't heard it for a very long time!!
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I love her songs and voice
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My mind is going THRU some changes
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Beautiful soulful voice, I always enjoy listen to her.
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I Blame you Mr. Price.....Le d i s i sang it!!!!!!
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nettaree83
Ledsd
Ldesle
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Lodse
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Ledisi, just plain crazy smooth. Watch out Jill Scott there is someone in your back door.
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Just S A N G!
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She is sounding good!
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It's alright. Lol.
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Love her, so very soulful.
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She is the TRUTH.
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Ledisi is amazing but please tell whoever wrote this biography that Nigerian isn't a language.
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Listen .....to all the artists comments.
Then.....mat c h - t h e m - t o . . . . . T h e lyrics & style. SHE SINGS!
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Please
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IN THE MORNING...My favorite song
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TRIPPIN
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Love u ledisi
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HAPPY FEELINGS
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Love this song! Real soul music
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RIP STANLEY GERSHON REST IN PARADISE STANLEY GERSHON
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angelique_pa r k e r
Love her music and she is a great artist..
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Love this song
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Nothing but Smiles hearing her
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This is my 2 step song... and I'm on a cane.
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Fantastic talent and such a beautiful spirit. Love your ALL of your music. Be blessed always
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Love this song about REAL Love no matter what, saw Ledisi when she 1st came to Philly many years ago. Have been a fan ever since...Ledi s i I need another NEW CD Baby!!!
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My California girl ! First heard and seen her perform at the Wiltern in California. Been buying her cd's ever since. Love me some Ledisi.
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