Leah LaBelle was a Canadian-born R&B singer who was signed to Epic Records/So So Def Recordings. LaBelle was the twelfth place finalist on the third season of American Idol as the wild card selection of Paula Abdul.
Born as Leah LaBelle Vladowski in Toronto, Canada, LaBelle was the child of Troshan and Anastasia Vladowski, musicians who immigrated to the United States.
She achieved some fam on the third season of Fox’s reality-singing competition American Idol. LaBelle auditioned in New York City at the age of 17 singing “I Believe in You and Me” but was eliminated in a semi-final round.
LaBelle was married to former NBA player Rasual Butler. On January 31, 2018, LaBelle and her husband, former American professional basketball player Rasual Butler, were both killed in a car accident in Studio City, California after Butler lost control of his Range Rover on Ventura Boulevard.