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Laurnea

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Most remember Laurneá most from her debut CD on Yab Yum /Sony released in 1997 called Betta Listen, where she worked with some great producers such as, Omar, Raphael Saddiq, Speech, DJ Kemit , Jon John Robinson and others, which spurned two hit singles “Can’t Let Go and Infatuation. Her voice can sound soft and ethereal, energized and edgy, or simply big and soulful depending on the mood of her interpretation. She draws on jazz, r&b, hiphop and electronica to create her own personal - always soulful - mix. Many consider her 90s sound as an early influence on the Neo-Soul genre.

Prior to singing mainstream she performed on Broadway as a child and later became a member of Bobby McFerrin’s Voicestra. She went on to join UK-pop/R&B hitmakers Loose Ends as a vocalist and thereafter joined rap/hip-hop collective Arrested Development.

Since this time, Laurnea started her own label Era Sound 1 Records where she released Four additional albums in seven different countries. She has also written and sang along some of the most recognizable voices of recent years, including India.Arie, Patti LaBelle, James Ingram, Bobby McFarrin, Jeffrey Osbone and Caron Wheeler.

Her albums have featured production by Ali Shaheed Muhammod, Dwayne Wiggins, Speech , Jon B, Mark Sparks, Craig Love[,artist] , DJ Kemit, India.Arie, Billy Odum, and Shannon Sanders.

As a songwriter, producer and collaborator she has worked with
India Arie, Patti LaBelle, James Ingram, Bobby McFarrin, Jeffrey Osbone and Caron Wheeler of Soul II Soul.

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