With the effortless comportment of a true world-class artist, it is evident that entertainment has always been LeAnne’s destiny. Hailing from Johannesburg South Africa and graduating from The National School of the Arts, LeAnne’s innate talent was recognised whilst singing at Rhema Bible Church. Not long thereafter, LeAnne was signed to international record label-Creative Kingdom Records USA –where her talents were honed over a 3 year period.
Performing with renowned South African artists such as Loyiso and Danny K and after a 2 month performing stint in Spain, LeAnne’s debut album Simply Luvlee hit the shelves in 2005, with her national hit single, Got Me Going Crazy, also carrying her onto the Dubai music scene. As LeAnne’s musical gift steadily climbed the vocal charts, it was only a matter of time before she performed as the opening act for globally celebrated artists, Kanye West, Joss Stone, Snoop Dogg, Pharell Williams Mario and Sean Paul.
After earning the MetroFM Awards Title of Best Female R&B Album, singer-songwriter LeAnne released her second album, The Journey, fittingly named due to the songs having been written and recorded in Dubai, Johannesburg and Los Angeles, working with illustrious producers Damon Elliot, Antonio Dixon, Alexis Faku and Sipho Dlamini. It is apparent that this album is comprised of exceptional hits such as “Deal With It,” Don’t Get Me Started,” “Put Your Hands Up” and more.
2011 alone has been a year of incredible success for LeAnne and includes (amongst others) the following notable awards and performance milestones: winner of two South African Music Awards (Best Female R&B and Best Produced Album); LeAnne’s album The Journey was released – and is making music sound waves – in Japan; nominated as a for Best R&B Video in the Channel O Music Video Awards; part of the new Woolworths campaign, sharing the spotlight international co-star, Zoë Kravitz; recently appeared as Guest Judge on South African Idols completing her guest appearance with a show-stopping performance; performances at Mzanzi Loves Soul, Eldos Jazz Festival and Soweto Jazz Festival and performing at the distinguished Miss South Africa Pageant.
It is quite apparent that “The Journey” LeAnne has embarked on will take her to even greater international recognition: not only as a remarkable artiste, but similarly, as an ambassador and example of the excellent artists emerging from South Africa.