Ledisi Anibade Young, more commonly known as simply Ledisi, is an American singer, songwriter and actress from New Orleans, Louisiana. Ledisi is known for her unique sound and jazz-influenced vocals. She first emerged onto the music scene in 1995, forming a group called Anibade. The group gained major popularity in the Bay Area of New Orleans, with an extremely loyal fanbase and heavy radio play on local stations. Her efforts to sign Anibade to a major label, however, fell flat. Ledisi found major success on her own with a solo career, going on to release eight studio albums and being nominated for a total of twelve Grammy Awards over the years. Her latest project, Let Love Rule, was released in September 2017.