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Birth Name: Leela James
Born: 1983/06/02
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
Years Active: 2005–present
Genres: R&B, Funk, Neo Soul

Leela James was born June 2, 1983 in Los Angeles, California and is an R&B/Soul singer and songwriter. James cites singers James Brown, Roberta Flack, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway, Gladys Knight, Mavis Staples, and Stevie Wonder as her influences. Her debut album, “A Change Is Gonna Come,” arrived in 2005 and showcased a powerful voice reminiscent of 1960s and 1970s American soul music, while incorporating elements of contemporary R&B, funk, and gospel. Guest musicians featured on the album included Raphael Saadiq, Kanye West and Wyclef Jean. 2004 saw James on tour with The Black Eyed Peas and Macy Gray, as their opening act. That same year saw James collaborate with hip-hop artist Pete ... Continue Bio >>


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