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Taylor Dayne

Dayne at the Big Apple Convention in Manhattan, 2009
Background information
Birth name Leslie Wunderman
Also known as Les Lee
Born (1962-03-07) March 7, 1962 (age 54)
Manhattan, New York
raised Baldwin, New York[1]
Genres Pop, dance-pop, freestyle, adult contemporary,[2] R&B, soft rock, soul
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, actress
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1985–present
Labels Mega Bolt
Arista
BMG
Neptune
River North
Intention
Music sample
“Tell It To My Heart”

My first tour I was on the road for 18 months. You're just out there promoting.
Taylor Dayne
My tastes and inspirational artists were always rather eclectic and diverse.
Taylor Dayne
Well, honey, I had the million dollar houses, I had the car, I had the horse, I had the barn; I had everything. Was I set free? I didn't even know what that meant.
Taylor Dayne

This is one hell of a business I picked to be in.
But once you strip that down, you realize it's all about a voice, like a Norah Jones – that's inspiring to me.
Taylor Dayne
When I first came out, like a lot of the artists at that time, I had a very polished, very overproduced sound.
Taylor Dayne
I smoked some pot as a kid, but I just never did drugs.
By the second tour I had rice cakes and hummus with me, and I was jumping rope in my room.
Taylor Dayne
If anything changes shape or takes off without me, I'll come after you and kill you. I'm too type A.
Taylor Dayne
Plus, I am paranoid by nature. I need to be in control.
If we were truly in the studio making a record, it would have been more time consuming, and certainly I would have been more involved in the writing process.
Taylor Dayne
All you needed back then was a blow dryer and a dream.
I'm not looking to go out there and make a rhythmic Timbaland track.
I started working out with a trainer and I immediately saw results.
My current mantra is that sometimes we need teachers in our lives. I never had that in my life, parents and stuff like that; I tried to stay on the outside of them or anybody that had that kind of influence.
Taylor Dayne
I just try to get out of my own way because if anyone is their own worst enemy, it's usually you.
Taylor Dayne
And I'm also looking for a comeback record and it has to touch a lot of people.
Taylor Dayne
That's really my goal now. I'm trying to be a positive role model to my kids and to just enjoy this ride, because it's hard. It's hard to enjoy it when you're in it.
Taylor Dayne
I've had enough boyfriends and enough issues. I'd seen enough train wrecks.
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This is one hell of a business I picked to be in.
So when I'm working out I do things extreme.
I came out the box and for seven years I had a huge career. And then it's done, it's dumped. But I ain't gone, and I refuse to be gone.
Taylor Dayne
Did people think I sounded black? Totally, but that was a marketing tool as well, but also this is how I grew up and these are my influences.
Taylor Dayne
I have to be very careful about diet and exercise.