As far as endorsements go, you can do a lot worse than The First Lady. Michelle Obama is a big fan of Ledisi, inviting the singer to play at her 50th Birthday celebration. It finally felt like the singer was receiving the recognition she deserved after many years flying under the mainstream radar. Her background actually lies in jazz, with sumptuous renditions of Duke Ellington and Thelonius Monk standards the highpoints of 2003 release Orange But Sometimes Blue. Since then she's been progressing towards a more contemporary soul sound, with multiple Grammy nominations and a collaboration with Prince, no less, along the way.
After a short break the songstress returns with the her seventh studio album, Let Love Rule. With 'Carpe Diem' very much the inspiration behind the record, Ledisi integrates spoken word with her soulful melodies, striving to promote forgiveness and living the life you want.