The 23-year-old singing and dancing phenomenon cut her teeth in the business when she directed a music video for her late mentor, Prince. She enhanced her buzz with back-to-back jams â€œPlayâ€ (featuring Kap G) and â€œLurkinâ€™â€, and is here to continue her mission of making music that both sounds and feels good with â€œLil Bebeâ€.
The South Florida native had music in her blood, singing from a young age. As an early teen, DaniLeigh recorded YouTube covers of songs like Musiq Soulchildâ€™s â€œSo Beautiful,â€ though she wasnâ€™t quite ready for the big time. It wasnâ€™t until a few years later when she moved to Los Angeles at 16 that DaniLeigh began harnessing her craft. In LA she found her footing in the music industry, starting with dancing. â€œI was dancing in music videos, commercials, you name it,â€ she recalls. â€œFrom there, I met a lot of producers onset and just networked.â€ Singing became the secret weapon, as DaniLeigh would reveal her chops and be invited to studios for recording sessions. However, a life-changing encounter with the legendary Prince would be the real catalyst.
After learning of DaniLeighâ€™s talents as a dancer (through a one-minute video clip), the Purple One reached out to have her direct his video for â€œBreakfast Can Waitâ€ at just 18 years old. Prince ultimately took DaniLeigh under his wing, mentoring her budding singing career. His untimely death in 2016 left a void in DaniLeighâ€™s life, though his presence is still felt as DaniLeighâ€™s star is only getting brighter.