Ledisi in Houston, 2009
|Birth name||Ledisi Anibade Young|
March 28, 1972 |
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
When my time ends, I want people to say, 'Man her music made me smile; it just enlightened my life; it inspired me; it made me feel good every time.'
I love opera so much. I would never go back to doing it, but I love to listen – I'm grateful for it.
Whether I do jazz or R&B, there are always complaints. I would just listen to the complaints about what I do instead of celebrating what I do, and that I'm different and in my own lane. It took a while for me to just ignore the doubts.
I'm not focused on radio or whether I'm going to get all the audiences… all I wanted were great songs that were universal to any listener – Black, White, Green, Yellow; any kind a age difference.