|Ledisi Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 6 in|
|Date of Birth||March 28, 1972|
|Spouse||Ronald T. Young|
Ledisi is an American recording artist, songwriter, and actress who had started her career by forming a musical group called Anibade in 1995. She had released an album titled Soulsinger with the band. She had later embarked on a solo career publishing albums such as Soulsinger: The Revival (2000), Feeling Orange but Sometimes Blue (2002), Lost & Found (2007), Turn Me Loose (2009), Pieces of Me (2011), The Truth (2014), Let Love Rule (2017), and The Wild Card (2020).
Ledisi Anibade Young
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Ledisi had attended the McChesney Junior High School (now known as the Edna Brewer Middle School) in Oakland, California. After her high school graduation, she had studied opera and piano for 5 years at the University of California Berkeley as a part of their Young Musicians Program.
Recording Artist, Songwriter, Actress
- Father – Larry Saunders (Singer)
- Mother – Nyra Dynese (Singer)
- Siblings – She has an older sister and a younger sister.
- Others – John Marshall Alexander Jr. aka Johnny Ace (Paternal Grandfather) (Singer, Musician) (d. December 25, 1954), Joseph Pierce III (Stepfather) (Drummer) (Deceased), Glenn Alexander (Paternal Uncle), Janet Alexander (Paternal Aunt)
She is represented by –
- Benchmark Entertainment, Talent Management Agency, United States
- Paradigm Talent Agency, Booking Agency, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California, United States
- East 2 West Collective, PR Agency, Los Angeles, California, United States
R&B, Soul, Jazz, Pop, Neo Soul, Gospel
- LeSun Records
- Tommy Boy Entertainment
- Verve Forecast Records
- Verve Records
- BMG Rights Management GmbH
- Listen Back
5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm
63 kg or 139 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Ledisi has dated –
- Maurice White
- Ronald T. Young (2018-Present) – Ledisi got married to photographer Ronald T. Young in July 2018.
Race / Ethnicity
She is of African-American descent.
She often tends to dye her hair purple, orange, or red.
- Stocky frame
- Ever-changing hairstyle
- Radiant face
- Affable smile
- Plump lips
- Ledisi’s first name means ‘to bring forth’ in Yoruba, a language spoken in West Africa by the ethnic Yoruba people.
- Her father had abandoned the family when she was a toddler and she did not have any contact with him for nearly 3 decades.
- Hailing from a family of singers, she had an early start in music and had started performing publicly with the New Orleans Symphony Orchestra when she was just 8 years old.
- She was initially very shy about her singing talent and would perform only upon being forced by other students in her gym class. They would often urge her to sing a particular track – Deniece Williams’ version of the song Black Butterfly (1984).
- In 1990, she was nominated for a Shellie Award for her performance in a production of the iconic musical The Wiz. She was just 18 at that time and had later performed in an extended run with the San Francisco cabaret troupe, Beach Blanket Babylon.
- Between 2008 and 2018, she had been nominated 12 times for a Grammy Award in 6 different categories. It was the 13th time lucky for her in 2021 when she won her first Grammy Award – in the category of ‘Best Traditional R&B Performance’ for the song Anything For You.
Featured Image by Ledisi / Instagram