Pharrell has been working for the last 2 days with American Idol singer Leah LaBelle probably for her debut album. “In the studio with Leah @LaBelleMusik” “another great day. writing & recording with the boss man @Pharrell” Leah LaBelle, born Leah LaBelle Vladowski on 8 September 1986 in Toronto, Canada, is the only child of Troshan and Anastasia Vladowski. Troshan and Anastasia, musicians and immigrants to the United States, defected from communist Bulgaria during a tour of Western Europe in 1979 at the height of success with the Bulgarian Pop music groups Sreburnite Grivni and Tonika. LaBelle graduated from Garfield High School in Seattle, Washington in 2005 and is currently attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
In 2002, LaBelle won the Grand Prize at KUBE 93.3 Summer Jam Idol and was the opening act at Summer Jam 20. Headline acts included Usher, Nelly, Jermaine Dupri, Mario, Da Brat, LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes, Nappy Roots, and others. In 2004, LaBelle was a finalist on the FOX Network Series American Idol, placing 12th overall out of over 70,000 contestants. Leah was also the first contestant with a Wild Card on the American Idol but she’s been eliminated in the first episode of the third season of American Idol in 2004. In 2005, Leah LaBelle pursued a management contract with Sixthboro Entertainment of NYC and recorded a demo with Vocal Arranger, Tavarius Polk and Grammy Award winning producer, Andreao “Fanatic” Heard.
Leah LaBelle – Sweet Dreams (Beyonce Cover)