"There are aspects of tenderness, touch, reflection, and thought that can only be defined by the beautiful way this artist presents her material. There’s so much more here than music. There’s substance, and if there were no sweet melodies, no catchy hooks, no sexy vocals, there would still be more than enough reason to listen." - READ MORE
"Local Artist Makes It Sound Doubly Good" - Full Page Feature Article - Kelly Lambert
"Soul Ascension" follows an introspective songwriting journey that not only crosses cultures,but offers spritually healing words and positive messages to listeners, while encompassing a melting pot of musical styles" - READ MORE
"Leila recently made the top 30 American Music charts alongside Adele and Bruno Mars with her song "Listen Don't Listen" off her double disk release "Soul Ascension" - Chart
Leila chosen as featured artist on 11 page Stig Media Magazine spread!
Soul/Latin/Smooth Jazz recording Artist Leila was recently chosen to be the featured artist in Stig Media Magazine. The Magazine which focuses on the latest fashion, music and art as an empowering positive medium, chose Leila on the basis of her lyrical message and positive appeal.
"Leila’s singing prowess can stir your emotions as she sings each verse with so much vigor and passion. You can immediately tell that this siren has a powerful voice that can deliver heartfelt renditions that will leave you wanting to know more about her"
Leila effectively communicates a strong message in a very serene; classy and empowering way that makes you realize how music can truly affect you in a positive sense. Leila is indeed one of those artists with substance who sings songs that have soul" - Download/Read Feature (pdf format)
"Latin Soul Artist Leila has struck gold with this new release Soul Ascension."
As one writer put it "Leila has the depth of India Arie, the passion of Sade
and the warmth of Karen Carpenter" - READ MORE
"Leila on the RADIO - LISTEN to the latest streams and cohosted shows"
A big heartfelt THANK you to all of the radio stations nationwide and overseas that have and continue to support my music! I appreciate you all immensely and am honored to be a part of your daily rotation! - LISTEN to radio streams
Leila pronounced (Lay-la) is a multilingual artist/songwriter whose musical style has the capability of reaching many different cultures and crossing many musical genres. A truly international artist, she was born in Argentina to Spanish parents, grew up in Barcelona and Valencia Spain and later moved to Canada.
Embracing Soul, R&B and Latin rhythms with "World" undertones in a smooth, sultry and warm style, Leila's sound is a soulful, fusion of passionate rhythms, percolating grooves, sensual vocals and romantic flamenco guitar. Fueled by her desire to celebrate and honor the diversity of humanity and to create uplifting concerts that appeal to the heart, her songs reflect this committment
Her independently released debut, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Of LifeÃ¢â‚¬ì³Œ recorded in both English and Spanish resulted in a huge worldwide fan base! Voted best R&B artist on Cyberstation U.S.A. an online radio station with an audience of over 2 million listeners, Leila has also made the top of every online music site she appears on.
These include, the late MP3 dot com (above numerous major label artists) and other sites as follows with:
* #1, #2 & #3 on the R&B chart
* #1, #2, #3 and #4 on the Soul chart
* #1 on the Latin/Pop charts
* #1 in Spiritual/Easy Listening
* #1 on the World Fusion chart
* #2 in the pop/love songs chart
* #16 on MP3 dot com Overall TOP 40 chart above 100,000 songs in all genres
* #1 on Soundclick
* #5 and #6 on Garageband
* The top 5 best rated R&B songs - Digizaar
* 6 out of the top 10 in DIGITAL SALES - Digizaar
* 5 out of the top 10 best rated World/Latin songs - Digizaar
* # 1 on Sonic Garden
**Charts are compiled from: most requested, most streams, digital sales, best rated, most added to playlists and song page traffic/hits!**
Her music has been featured on Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Young And The RestlessÃ¢â‚¬ì³Œ Ã¢â‚¬Å“Days Of Our LivesÃ¢â‚¬ì³Œ Ã¢â‚¬Å“All My ChildrenÃ¢â‚¬ì³Œ HBOÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“SoulfoodÃ¢â‚¬ì³Œ series, Ã¢â‚¬Å“90210Ã¢â‚¬ì³Œ and several made for tv movies including Ã¢â‚¬Å“They Call Me SirÃ¢â‚¬ì³Œ starring Michael Clark Duncan of Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Green MileÃ¢â‚¬ì³Œ
LIVE PERFORMANCES INCLUDE:
She has opened up in concert for Latin Grammy winners Gilberto Santa Rosa, Gisele, Charlie Zaa and Tony Vega at Mohegan Sun Arena and had the opportunity to perform at Michael JacksonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Neverland Ranch after receiving an invitiation to perform in order to help raise money for The Make A Wish Foundation.
Leila has also performed at The Globe Theatre (Univeral Studios) Hollywood, honoring the legendary Jim Henson and with her exciting Afro/Latin/Funk band and 11 dancers Leila has also appeared at BB King Blues Club - Foxwoods Resort and Casino and Summerfest 2006 to packed audiences!
NEAR AND DEAR TO HER HEART:
Leila was also recently chosen as one of only 40 up and coming writers invited to attend the "Oneness Songwriter Summit" with such industry greats as Narada Michael Walden, MOTOWN LEGEND Lamont Dozier and KC Porter (of Santana, Toni Braxton and Ricky Martin fame) The song entitled "Change" co-written by Leila, K.C. and F
As for interesting performing moments how about this.....I once did an outdoor show for 10,000 people with a chimpanzee riding a unicycle and three elephants (with a bit of an attitude I might add)this was when I belonged to an amateur performing group in Canada. This is no joke, it was quite an experience but I swore I would never be outstaged by a primate again!!