Sheléa began her professional career working with producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. In 2008, she sang lead on the track “Someone to Watch Over Me”, at the request of Take 6; the song was nominated for a Grammy. Afterward, Stevie Wonder contacted the singer for collaborations.
Check out Sheéa’s latest music video and single release “Grace.”
Sheléa first gained wider prominence in 2012 after she posted a YouTube video singing a medley of Whitney Houston covers after the singer’s death, which went viral. Later that year, she was invited to the White House to sing for the Obamas at the Gershwin Prize presentation. The next year, Sheléa performed a Whitney Houston tribute at the Grammy Museum.
Shelea’s debut album, Love Fell On Me, was released in 2013. The track “I’ll Never Let You Go” song peaked at 23 on Billboard’s Adult R&B chart. She also wrote and performed the 2014 track “I’ll Never Let You Go” for the film Jumping the Broom.
In 2019, she released an album Pretty World. A Tribute to Allen & Marilyn Bergman, which included Stevie Wonder and Kirk Whalum. Later that year, Quincy Jones produced a concert special on PBS featuring the singer, called Quincy Jones Presents: Sheléa. Sheléa’s performance featured David Foster.
She starred in the 2020 Clark Sisters biopic The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel as Dorinda Clark-Cole.
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