Mix the energy of Tina Turner and with the chops of Ella Fitzgerald, fill the songs with emotion and sincerity, and you get the sensational Ledisi. A dynamic performer who uses her voice like an instrument, she joins the stage with her band Anibade, who are all accomplished musicians in their own right. Words could never accurately describe the power of Ledisi's live show. It is an experience, it is true entertainment, and a celebration of music. She continues to sell out venues both nationally and internationally. The critics are raving about a recent performance in the UK - comparing the excitement as the second coming of the Beatles. India.Irie told Vibe magazine, "I went to see her in New York and was more than just blown away. I just had to bow down to her expertise."Daughter of Larry Saunders.
Ledisi hails, originally, from New Orleans, but grew up mainly in Oakland. The Pieces of Me Songfacts reports that after self-releasing two albums, Ledisi signed a major record deal with Verve Forecast and released her third album Lost And Found in 2007. The record earned her two Grammy nominations, including one for Best New Artist.
In 2009, Ledisi released her fourth album Turn Me Loose , which earned her a couple more Grammy nominations.
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Ledisi Anibade Young is an American recording artist, singer-songwriter, record producer, CEO and actress. Her first name means "to bring forth" or "to come here" in Yoruba. Ledisi is known for her jazz influenced vocals. In 1995, Ledisi formed the group known as Anibade. After unsuccessfully trying to get the group signed to a major label, she formed LeSun Records with Sundra Manning. Along with her group Anibade, Ledisi released an album entitled Take Time. The album gained major airplay from local radio stations.
In 2000, Ledisi released her first album, entitled Soulsinger: The Revival. Ledisi and her group toured in 2001, performing various shows. In 2002, Ledisi released her second album, Feeling Orange but Sometimes Blue. The album won her an award for "Outstanding Jazz Album" at the California Music Awards.
In 2007, Ledisi signed a major record deal with Verve Forecast and released her third album in August of that year, entitled Lost & Found, which 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.