Leah LaBelle

(Leah LaBelle Vladowski)

Leah LaBelle
Leah LaBelle
  • Born: September 8, 1986
  • Died: January 31, 2018
  • Nationality: Canadian
  • Profession: Singer

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Leah LaBelle Vladowski was an American singer. Born in Toronto, Canada, and raised in Seattle, Washington, LaBelle pursued a career in music beginning in her teens. During her childhood, she performed in the Total Experience Gospel Choir and the musical Black Nativity. At age 16, she was a finalist on the third season of American Idol. After placing twelfth during the season finals, she attended the Berklee College of Music, where she collaborated with Andreao Heard on a demo. LaBelle then moved to Los Angeles, and released covers of R&B and soul music through her YouTube channel. Keri Hilson hired LaBelle as a backing vocalist after watching her version of "Energy"; LaBelle then worked with other artists on their tours.

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I am really into color and bright clothing. When I'm wearing heels, I always like to throw some different colors into my outfit, so it doesn't match. That gives my look a retro and funky feel.
I first started to sing when I started to talk. As soon as I could form words and sounds together, I was singing.
I grew up seeing my parents perform and sing, and I just always wanted to be singing, too. Music has always been my deepest passion and what I felt most connected to. Music, Chants & Rapps
I just love food, especially my mom's Bulgarian cooking. Taco Bell is my favorite fast food restaurant. I also love Italian food. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
I love ballads. I'm not into fast songs. I love to put my heart and all of my feelings into a song. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I love Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Brandi, Sade, Nat King Cole. I like the Beatles. I listen to a lot of that. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I think fame comes from actually doing something big with your career.
I want to be on stage and perform and win Grammys and help out my family in Bulgaria, because they are struggling, and my mom and dad, too. Families, Children & Parenting
My #1 goal is to become a successful singer and share my gift with the world.
My favorite singer is Lauryn Hill - all time, hands down. She was my biggest inspiration growing up. Time
My life has been a blessing. I'm grateful for everything I do have and the places I'm going and the things I've seen. Life
Work hard for what you want because it won't come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
You decide the things that ultimately you do. You have choices in this world, and that's how I live.