DaniLeigh is a Miami-born singer and dancer who is signed to Def Jam Records. DaniLeigh achieved viral fame thanks to her version of the “In My Feelings” challenge, which has since racked up almost 10 million views on Instagram.
DaniLeigh, a Dominican from Miami, moved to Los Angeles in 2011 to pursue her music career. According to Def Jam’s website, DaniLeigh was apparently discovered by Prince before dancing on stage with the likes of Meghan Trainor, Pitbull and Pharell.
She has also played the lead dancer in music videos for Daddy Yankee, Nelly Furtado, and TimeFlies. In 2017, Leigh signed with Def Jam Records.
The 22-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 “Play” (featuring Kap G) and “Lurkin’”, and is here to continue her mission of making music that both sounds and feels good.
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 Soulchild’s “So Beautiful,” though she wasn’t quite ready for the big time. “I was really shy,” she admits, “and I didn’t realize the unique sound of my voice until later on.” It wasn’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. “I was dancing in music videos, commercials, you name it,” she recalls. “From there, I met a lot of producers onset and just networked.” 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.
In 2018, DaniLeigh went on the Later That Night Tour with Jeremih and Teyana Taylor.