DaniLeigh is a Miami, Florida, born-and-bred R&B singer and dancer who is currently signed with Def Jam Records. DaniLeigh truly blew up in 2018 due to her massively viral video of the “In My Feelings” challenge, which garnered tens of millions of views on Instagram.
DaniLeigh, a gorgeous Dominican woman who was born in Miami, moved to Los Angeles, California, back in 2011 to pursue her music career before eventually becoming a dancer.
According to Def Jam’s website, DaniLeigh was discovered by Prince before dancing on stage with the likes of Meghan Trainor, Pharell, Pitbull, and more.
In addition to her musical career, DaniLeigh 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.
2018 was a massive breakout year for DaniLeigh, as she went on a singing tour with R&B acts Jeremih and Teyana Taylor, in addition to releasing her debut studio album The Plan, which features the hit single “Lil Bebe”.