Leela James

Leela James

Leela James is a new force in urban soul music, bursting upon the world of R&B and neo-soul with her 2005 debut "A Change is Gonna Come" (Warner). Produced with the help of luminaries like Kanye West, Raphael Saadiq, Chucky Thompson, James Poyser, the album has thrust James into the national spotlight and drawn comparisons not only to neo-soul contemporaries like Erykah Badu and Jill Scott, but to divas for whom, a first name is enough to identify them: Aretha, Chaka, Dionne, Carla Thomas. And though it's easy to judge artists by their influences... more