TAMPA, Fla. — Khalea Lynee’ doesn’t always know what to say.
But the Clearwater R&B talent with voices from around the world always knows what to sing.
“When I can’t verbally explain how I feel, I can explain it through music,” she said.
And boy, does she get her point across, a powerful 2022 version of Anita Baker. (Yes, she is that good.)
The 39-year-old singer first came to national attention as the star of the reality show The voice.
Now she’s releasing her big album, a self-titled EP that’s already on iTunes thanks to her timeless vocals and classic R&B.
She’s trying to stay cool about this whole celebrity thing.
“I’m in a grateful state of mind, and that’s what keeps me centered,” she said.
Born in Washington, DC, Lynee’ was raised by military parents. His mother was also a pastor. Even before the singer entered the world, mom bought her a piano.
“Oh, it’s all been divine for sure,” Lynee’ said of the connection between her musical journey and her faith.
Helping him harness his power chops is another prodigious talent: Ryan Copeland, a producer and multi-instrumentalist who runs Tampa’s RC Muzik Group, an independent label and recording studio.
“She’s so great, and who wouldn’t want to work with that,” said Copeland, a star in her own right who toured with the Commodores.
“No matter what style of music we make,” he added, “the number one thing is to make sure his voice, that voice that first captured me, is heard.”
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