Leela-James
Leela James | Biography

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  • Full Name Aleisha Janeice Campbell
  • Nickname Leela James
  • Occupation Singer & Songwriter
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Birth Date May 22, 1983
  • Age 38 Years, 8 Months
American R&B Singer Of The Album 'A Change Is Gonna Come'

Leela James | Biography

Nominated at the '64th Annual Grammy Awards for her Traditional R&B Performance of 'All of My Love' 

James took some time to reveal the identities of her personal life. In 2015 she had announced that she was married but did not elaborate further on that. In February 2016, she uploaded an engagement post on her social media but later deleted the content. Then in March of 2016, she announced the birth of her first child, her son.


Aleisha Janeice Campbell, known professionally as Leela James, is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter.

Who is Leela James?

Leela James gained popularity when she toured as an opening act for The Black Eyed Peas and Macy Gray in 2004. Her first album was A Change Is Gonna Come, released on 21 June 2005. After that, on 24 March 2009, she released her second album, Let's Do It Again. Followed by her third album, My Soul, released on 24 May 2010 and was on no. 7 of the US' Hip/Hop/ R&B Chart'. 

James released her fifth studio album, Fall For You, on 8 July 2014, and the album's songs 'Say That' and 'Fall For You' reached the 'Top 15' of the 'Billboard Urban AC Charts.' 

Along with her music career, James has also made television appearances. In 2010, she served as a co-host in the television series, My Black is Beautiful alongside Tasha Smith, Kim Coles, and Alesha Renee. She also starred in seasons 2 and 3 of the reality show R&B Divas: Los Angeles in 2014 and 2015. 

As of 2021, she released two albums, Me and Complicated. Then she was nominated at the '64th Annual Grammy Awards for her traditional R&B performance of 'All of My Love.' 

How Old is Leela James?

James was born on 22 May 1983 in Los Angeles, California, making her 38 years in 2021. 

Net Worth 

According to celebrity net worth, James has a net worth of $1.5 million, accumulated from her music and television appearances. 

Husband

James took some time to reveal the identities of her personal life. In 2015 she had announced that she was married but did not elaborate further on that. In February 2016, she uploaded an engagement post on her social media but later deleted the content. Then in March of 2016, she announced the birth of her first child, her son.

After that, in 2016 itself, she revealed that the father of her children was the band Evans Drumhead's player Rischard Jenkins. He was a part of James' tour team since 2013.

Leela James And Rischard Jenkins 2018 Wedding
James's Wedding with Jenkins in 2018. (Photo: Site Icreamconvos)

Subsequently, on 25 May 2018, she got married to Jenkins. She also has a daughter with Jenkins along with her son.  

In 2021, James disclosed that she left her husband a few years after the marriage. In an interview, she detailed that her marriage was toxic to herself, and in a way, she felt like she was setting an example for her children. So after going through hurdles, she decided to leave him for the sake of herself and her children. 

James said, "I realized I loved me enough. I'm not going to be with anyone who is unfaithful and abusive. I have a daughter and a son and I have to be an example for them. What would I look like staying in a dysfunctional, toxic relationship. That's telling my daughter it's OK to be with someone that doesn't treat you right, who cheats on you or lies or rips and runs the streets. What would I look like tryna tell my son to treat women right, be honest, be a gentleman, don't lie, don't cheat. I can't be a walking contradiction. I'd rather they see me standing dolo-solo…standing strong in my conviction of what is right."

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