ReMu Talks: Ledisi, A 12-Time Grammy-Nominated R&B Icon
Join us for our first ReMu Talks of the spring semester featuring Ledisi, a 12-time Grammy-nominated R&B icon – the night before the 60th GRAMMY Awards come back to NYC after spending 15 years on the West Coast. This year Ledisi is being nominated at the GRAMMYs for Best R&B Album for "Let Love Rule," Best R&B Performance for "High," and Best Traditional R&B Performance for "All The Way."
In conversation with Clive Davis Institute's very own Jason King, Ledisi will talk about her musical journey, creative influences, and what's been going on since her first visit back in 2003 when the program had just launched.
Verve Recording artist Ledisi is a twelve-time Grammy-nominated vocal powerhouse who has wowed fans ever since she came onto the scene. In 2008, she received a Grammy nod for "Best New Artist,” as well as performed eight times at the White House for President and Mrs. Obama, and earned a place in the pantheon of the best soul singers of her generation. Her fans include legends and icons like Prince, Pattie LaBelle, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder and more. She has headlined two national sold-out tours, performed alongside Richie Sambora, Dave Mathews, Kelly Clarkson, Jordin Sparks, Jill Scott, Maxwell and many more. She’s appeared on nationally recognized shows like Good Morning America, HARRY, The David Letterman Show, The Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and VH-1’s Diva’s Live to name a few. In 2017, Ledisi released her ninth studio album Let Love Rule, which features John Legend, Kirk Franklin, and B.J. The Chicago Kid. Ledisi is nominated for three Grammy Awards in the “Best R&B Album,” “Best R&B Song” (High), and “Best Traditional R&B Song” (All The Way).