Ledisi Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Ledisi Quick Info
Height 5 ft 6 in
Weight 63 kg
Date of Birth March 28, 1972
Zodiac Sign Aries
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).

Born Name

Ledisi Anibade Young

Nick Name

Ledisi

Ledisi as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2021
Ledisi as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2021 (Ledisi / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Aries

Born Place

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Residence

United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

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.

Occupation

Recording Artist, Songwriter, Actress

Ledisi as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2021
Ledisi as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2021 (Ledisi / Instagram)

Family

  • 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)

Manager

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

Genre

R&B, Soul, Jazz, Pop, Neo Soul, Gospel

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

  • LeSun Records
  • Tommy Boy Entertainment
  • Verve Forecast Records
  • Verve Records
  • BMG Rights Management GmbH
  • Listen Back

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm

Weight

63 kg or 139 lbs

Ledisi as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2020
Ledisi as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2020 (Ledisi / Instagram)

Boyfriend / Spouse

Ledisi has dated –

  1. Maurice White
  2. Ronald T. Young (2018-Present) – Ledisi got married to photographer Ronald T. Young in July 2018.

Race / Ethnicity

Black

She is of African-American descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

She often tends to dye her hair purple, orange, or red.

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Stocky frame
  • Ever-changing hairstyle
  • Radiant face
  • Affable smile
  • Plump lips

Religion

Christianity

Ledisi as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2020
Ledisi as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2020 (Ledisi / Instagram)

Ledisi Facts

  1. Ledisi’s first name means ‘to bring forth’ in Yoruba, a language spoken in West Africa by the ethnic Yoruba people.
  2. Her father had abandoned the family when she was a toddler and she did not have any contact with him for nearly 3 decades.
  3. 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.
  4. 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).
  5. 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.
  6. 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

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