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Lady Wray, born Nicole Wray, is a soul singer and songwriter from Virginia, United States. She began her career in the late 1990s as a teenage backup singer for Missy Elliott and Timbaland, but it wasn’t until her debut solo album “Make It Hot” in 1998 that she gained widespread recognition. Lady Wray’s powerful vocals and retro-inspired sound have earned her comparisons to legends like Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner, but she brings a contemporary edge to her music that keeps it fresh and exciting. Her music is a seamless blend of classic soul, R&B, and funk, and her lyrics often explore themes of love, heartbreak, and self-empowerment.
Lady Wray’s music has been featured in films and TV shows like “Queen & Slim” and “The Good Fight,” and she has collaborated with artists like Mayer Hawthorne and Terri Walker. Her sophomore album, “Queen Alone,” was released in 2016 to critical acclaim and solidified her place as one of the most exciting voices in modern soul music. Lady Wray’s live performances are a testament to her talent, as she brings an infectious energy and charisma to the stage that captivates audiences.
Beyond her music, Lady Wray is a role model for women in the music industry. She has spoken out about the challenges of being a woman of color in a male-dominated industry and has advocated for greater diversity and representation in music. Her authenticity, resilience, and passion for her craft make her an inspiring figure, and her music continues to touch the hearts of fans around the world. Lady Wray is a true soul queen, and her music will undoubtedly stand the test of time.