Kiana Ledé

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Kiana Ledé Brown
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Background information
Born (1997-04-03) April 3, 1997 (age 22)
Phoenix, Arizona
GenresSoul, R&B
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, musician, actress
InstrumentsVocals, Piano, guitar
Years active2011–present
LabelsRepublic Records
Websitewww.kianalede.com

Kiana Ledé Brown (born April 3, 1997) is an American singer, songwriter, actress and pianist currently based in Los Angeles, California. She starred as Zoe Vaughn on the second season of MTV's horror series Scream. Ledé Stars as Veronica Washington on Netflix's original series All About the Washingtons

Early life and education[edit]

As an infant, Ledé began to sing the alphabet immediately after learning it and began performing at the age of three upon receiving her first karaoke machine. As a child, Ledé began to regularly perform in school plays and beauty pageants while taking voice lessons and piano study.[1]

Career[edit]

In 2011, Ledé's mother discovered Kidz Bop, a website for kids to upload and share videos of themselves performing. She uploaded a video of Ledé performing an original number on the piano, with Brown selected as a finalist. After performing Adele's "Someone Like You" to earn her a place in the Top 4, Brown won the 2011 KIDZ Star USA Grand Prize out of 45,000 submissions, the largest national talent competition for kids ages 15 and under.[1]

At a school assembly, Ledé was told that she won the national talent search by American Idol winner Kris Allen. The prize included a RCA Records recording contract and starring role in the Kidz Bop 21 music video and commercial. Allen said after seeing her live, "She went from 'She's good' to 'She is no doubt gonna win this thing."[2]

Ledé said she had the opportunity to listen to and select from her top three song choices. After considering and listening to the songs, she said she chose her first single “Hey Chica” because of the upbeat tempo. The song was released June 19, 2012.[3] Brown has performed the song on The Today Show and 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. She also performed "Do The Mermaid" from Barbie in A Mermaid Tale 2.

In 2012, Ledé was named cover girl for Miss Moxie's Holiday 2012 issue.[4] The site praised "Hey Chica" for promoting "clear message of self empowerment and encourages young women to feel beautiful in their own skin."

In 2016, Ledé was cast in the series regular role as Zoe Vaughn on the second season of MTV's Scream.[5]

Following her departure from RCA Records, Ledé signed with Republic Records[6][7] and released her debut EP Myself in July 2018.[8] The EP includes her breakout song "Ex", which has become her first top 10 hit on the US R&B Songs chart, peaking at number nine.[9]

Ledé is currently working on her debut album, which she says is set to be released "really soon".[10]

Filmography[edit]

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Deadlands: The Rising Evacuee / Zombie
TV roles
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Temporary Dreams Herself Evelyn Worku
2015 Guidance Riley Episode: "The Pictures", "The Secrets"
2015–2016 Betch Various characters / Herself 3 episodes
2016 Scream Zoe Vaughn Main role (Season 2); 11 episodes
2018 All About the Washingtons Veronica Washington Main role; 10 episodes

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Year Album details
2015 Soulfood Sessions
  • Released: December 15, 2015
  • Label: Orange Factory Music
  • Format: Digital download
2016 Christmas by Ledé
  • Released: December 12, 2016
  • Label: Orange Factory Music
  • Format: Digital download
2018 Selfless
  • Released: July 12, 2018
  • Label: Republic
  • Format: Digital download
2019 Myself
  • Released: June 7, 2019
  • Label: The Heavy Group/Republic
  • Format: Digital download

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles
Title Year Album
"Hey Chica" 2012 Non-album singles
"Home for Christmas" 2016
"I Choose You"
(featuring Pell)
2017
"One of Them Days"
"Fairplay"
(solo or featuring ASAP Ferg)
Selfless
"Ex" [11] 2018 Selfless / Myself
"Can I" 2019 Myself
"Title"[12] Non-album single

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Album
"Bruised Not Broken"[13]
(Matoma featuring MNEK and Kiana Lede)
2019 TBA
"Mama"
(Ella Eyre and Banx & Ranx featuring Kiana Lede)

Promotional singles[edit]

List of promotional singles, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"Do the Mermaid" 2012 Barbie in A Mermaid Tale 2
"Big Spender"
(featuring Prince Charlez)
2018 Fifty Shades Freed: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Other appearances[edit]

Song Year Other artist(s) Album
"Don't" 2015 Bryson Tiller Trapsoul
"Running to the Sky" 2018 Daveed Diggs Blindspotting: The Collin EP

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b BurnSilver, Glenn (August 9, 2012). "Kiana Brown Wants to Be a "Normal" Star" Phoenix New Times.
  2. ^ Masley, Ed (October 22, 2011). "Phoenix teen Kiana Brown wins 'KIDZ Bop' talent search" The Arizona Republic.
  3. ^ Roemhild, Travis (June 10, 2012). "MP student works hard to make name in music industry" Ahwatukee Foothills News.
  4. ^ (November 22, 2012). "Kiana Brown Announced as Next Miss Moxie Cover Girl Archived 2014-12-13 at the Wayback Machine" Miss Moxie.
  5. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (March 10, 2016). "MTV's 'Scream' Sets New Cast, Season 2 Premiere Date". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 20, 2017.
  6. ^ "R&B Singers Nicole Bus, The Bonfyre & Kiana Ledé Debut on Emerging Artists Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-04-26.
  7. ^ "Emerging Artists Spotlight: Kiana Ledé". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-04-26.
  8. ^ "Emerging Artists Spotlight: Kiana Ledé". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-04-26.
  9. ^ "Emerging Hip-Hop: NLE Choppa, Kiana Lede & Luh Kel Make Noise With Latest Chart Moves". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-04-26.
  10. ^ "Emerging Artists Spotlight: Kiana Ledé". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-04-26.
  11. ^ https://www.onestowatch.com/blog/rb-siren-kiana-ledé-opens-up-about-second
  12. ^ "Tiana by Kiana Ledé". Apple Music. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  13. ^ Ju, Shirley (June 14, 2019). "Matoma enlists MNEK and Kiana Lede for 'Bruised Not Broken'". EDM.com. Archived from the original on June 28, 2019. Retrieved June 28, 2019.

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