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“I’ve always been into dancing since I was eight years old and I went back to that all that bucket list of things that I loved. I hate the treadmill, I hate working out but that was a great workout for me and I incorporated it in my show. I started looking in the mirror, got a nutritionist and started figuring out why am I emotional eating, all that stuff. I started letting go. People think I did it for the album but I didn’t. You have to fix the inside before you can fix the outside.”

Ledisi started out more in the jazz vein but has moved into soul, R&B and even pop in the last several years. She’s become much more visible, performing regularly on awards shows and picking up several Grammy nominations along the way. Her last release Pieces of Me was her highest-selling project yet. Although her career has been a steady climb upward, she’s happy with the way things have turned out.

“I wanted to quit [at one time] but now I’m happy. I know my lane. I’m not just supposed to be old school, I’m supposed to be new school, too. l love the way I look. I love my body now I’m having fun just showing off all my sides. I think every woman should. I sing life and I sing songs that are relatable. I just want to thank my audience for growing with me and wrapping their arms around me. Whatever box you want to put me in, that’s great. That’s what albums are for.”

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