American singer, songwriter, rapper, dancer, and choreographer Danielle Leigh Curiel known professionally as DaniLeigh has released her new single, “Dead To Me.”
Initially appearing as a backup dancer, Curiel began her career by posting covers of popular songs on YouTube before moving to Los Angeles, where she began choreographing for other artists and dancing.
DaniLeigh made a career breakthrough after working with Prince on the music video for his single “Breakfast Can Wait”. DaniLeigh was signed to Def Jam Records in 2017, releasing mixtapes and singles starting that year.
DaniLeigh was asked by Prince to direct the video for his single “Breakfast Can Wait” when she was 18 years old. Following the video’s success, Prince continued mentoring DaniLeigh until his death in 2016. She released her first single “D.O.S.E” in 2015, but her first successful single was “Play”, released in 2017. The single is an empowerment song for women and Latinos, and features Mexican-American rapper Kap G.
After signing with Def Jam Records, she released her first EP, Summer with Friends, in 2017, followed up by The Plan in 2018. The latter features appearances by rappers YG, Lil Yachty, Lil Baby, and YBN Nahmir.
DaniLeigh later released a few more singles such as “Lil Bebe”, which was remixed featuring vocals from Lil Baby, and “Easy”, which was remixed featuring vocals from singer Chris BROWN. She has also made a cameo appearance in Megan Thee Stallion’s “Hot Girl Summer” music video. In late 2019, she choreographed for DaBaby’s music video “BOP on Broadway”.
In January 2021, the singer issued an apology after posting part of a song called “Yellow Bone” on social media, which was criticized for promoting colorism.
DaniLeigh incorporates elements of hip hop and Latin music into her primarily R&B-style music.
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