Black History Month Profile: Alesia Lani

Michael Minasi

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Black History Month Profile

Alesia Lani

Alesia Lani was born in the Midwest and raised in Austin, Texas. At an early age, she discovered her natural talents in writing, rhyming and poetry. Soon after she was performing in talent shows and by Junior High School she knew that she wanted to become a professional singer.

In 2015, she put out her debut project “First Impression,” which was recognized by the Austin Chronicle as one of the top ten albums that year.  In 2020, she came out with her record “With Love,” featuring the hits Along the Way and You Changed. She most recently released the tune I Don’t Mind which displays her confidence and standards when it comes to dating.

The R&B singer and songwriter has performed at South By Southwest, Toronto’s Indie Week Fest, and Austin City Limits Festival. She has shared the stage with legends such as George Clinton and Guns N Roses and some of today’s biggest stars including Meg the Stallion, Lizzo, and Billie Eilish. The star has also taken her talents internationally performing in places like Toronto, Thailand, and Japan. Alesia Lani has won two Austin Hip-Hop Awards for “Best R&B Artist” and has been in the top ten for Best Female Vocalist of the Austin Music Awards. She continues to propel forward and touch listeners with her vocal and lyrical talents all while remaining authentic, vulnerable, and true to herself in her music. 

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