Ledisi

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Ledisi Anibade Young /ˈlɛdɨsiː/ (born March 28, 1972) is an eight-time Grammy-nominated American singer–songwriter 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 titled Take Time. The album gained major airplay from local radio stations.[citation needed]

In 2000, Ledisi released her first album, titled 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, titled 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.

In 2009, Ledisi released her fourth album Turn Me Loose, which earned her 2 Grammy nominations.

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Album

Year Title Rating Releases
2001 Soulsinger: The Revival 2
2002 Feeling Orange but Sometimes Blue 1
2007 Lost & Found 1
2008 It's Christmas 1
2009 Turn Me Loose 1
2011 Pieces of Me 2
2014 The Truth 2

Single

Year Title Rating Releases
2007 Alright 1

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