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Ledisi

About

Ledisi Anibade Young (; born March 28, 1972), better known simply as Ledisi, is an American R&B and jazz recording artist, songwriter, music producer, author and actress. Her name means "to bring forth" or "to come here" in Yoruba.In 1995, Ledisi formed a band after her middle name Anibade. After unsuccessfully trying to get signed to a major label, she formed LeSun Records with Sundra Manning. Ledisi and Sundra decided to release Ledisi's debut album entitled Soulsinger (black and white cover on the LeSun Music independent label) featuring the song "Take Time", which gained substantial airplay from San Francisco area radio stations.

In 2002, Ledisi re-released her first album, titled Soulsinger: The Revival under Tommy Boy Records., featuring a bonus track with Grammy Award Winner Meshell Ndege Ocello on bass. Ledisi also released her second album, Feeling Orange but Sometimes Blue, which won "Outstanding Jazz Album" at the California Music Awards.

In 2005, Ledisi signed a record deal with Verve Forecast and released her third album, titled Lost & Found, on August 28, 2007; it sold almost 217,000 copies and earned her two Grammy nominations, including one for Best New Artist. In 2008, Ledisi released her Christmas album, It's Christmas.

In 2009, Ledisi released her fourth album Turn Me Loose, which earned her two Grammy nominations, followed by her fifth album Pieces of Me (2011) which debuted on the US Billboard 200 album chart at number eight, becoming the first top-ten album of her career and her highest-charting album to date. It also garnered three Grammy nominations at the 54th Grammy Awards including for Best R&B Album. In 2013, she received a nomination for Best R&B Performance at the 55th Grammy Awards for her collaboration with fellow R&B and jazz musician Robert Glasper for the album cut "Gonna Be Alright" from his fifth album Black Radio (2012). In 2014, she released her sixth album The Truth to critical acclaim and moderate sales. She portrayed legendary gospel singer Mahalia Jackson in the 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. biopic, Selma. Since releasing her debut Soulsinger in 2000, Ledisi has released eleven studio albums and earned fourteen Grammy Award nominations to date, winning her first for Best Traditional R&B Performance for "Anything For You" in 2021.

Articles

March 25, 2022

Jimmie Allen, Ledisi & More to Perform at 2022 Grammys’ Premiere Ceremony

LeVar Burton will host the ceremony, at which the vast majority of Grammys are presented.

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December 29, 2021

How Ledisi’s Tribute to Nina Simone Landed a Grammy Nod for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Simone, who died in 2003 at age 70, never won a Grammy in competition.

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December 19, 2021

Stevie Wonder Remembers Jacqueline Avant, Brings Out Ledisi at Sold-Out House Full of Toys Benefit

The iconic singer-songwriter brought back his holiday benefit concert after a three-year break.

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June 18, 2021

Robert Randolph, Nile Rodgers and More Kick Off Inaugural Juneteenth Unityfest: ‘We Finally Have Our Own Day’

The Robert Randolph Foundation's inaugural Juneteenth Unityfest will feature performances by Earth, Wind & Fire, Nile Rodgers, Ledisi, India.Arie, Dave Matthews and Randolph himself.

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Discs

Knockin

April 8, 2022

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Ledisi Sings Nina

July 23, 2021

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Feeling Good

July 9, 2021

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Ledisi Live at the Troubadour

April 30, 2021

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The Wild Card

August 28, 2020

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Wake Up (feat. Sa-Roc)

August 24, 2020

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Anything For You (The Duet)

July 31, 2020

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Where I Am

July 17, 2020

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Honeysuckle Rose (Live)

March 13, 2020

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I Still Love You

June 21, 2019

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Spotify Singles

January 24, 2018

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Let Love Rule

September 22, 2017

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The Intimate Truth

January 20, 2015

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The Truth (Deluxe Edition)

January 1, 2014

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The Truth

January 1, 2014

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Pieces Of Me

January 1, 2011

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Turn Me Loose

January 1, 2009

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It's Christmas

January 1, 2008

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Alright

January 1, 2007

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Lost And Found

January 1, 2007

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