Instrument: Vocalist | Location: Los Angeles

Born: January 4

After two successful and well-received classic R&B CDs, singer Douye’ is on a career path that has taken an unexpected but ultimately logical turn. Douye’ (pronounced Doe-Yay) has re-emerged as a very talented jazz singer on her impressive new recording Daddy Said So. It may seem as if this is a radical change but, as Douye’ explains, it is actually a return to her roots.

“Jazz was the first music that I ever heard. It was introduced to me by my Dad who always played jazz around the house. He regularly sat me down and told me to listen closely to the music, that jazz was life.” Her beloved father passed away when she was 11. “The last time I saw him, he was at the hospital, had me driven in, and he told me that he wanted me to promise him something. He wanted me to promise him that I would sing jazz after I became a woman. Years passed, life went on, and I became involved in performing and recording r&b. But when I was completing the second CD in 2013, I kept on thinking about my last conversation with my Dad. It was as if he was reminding me about my promise. I decided that I would see if I had what it took to sing jazz.”

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”whether she is addressing romance and sensuality, the warm memories from her childhood or the love of simplicity. So Much Love is another steady step forward in the burgeoning career of this talented singer/songwriter.”, Soultracks

“Douyé's music is just something you have to surrender to, as it sweeps the listener up in its rich textures and heavenly melodies, a feast for the senses, a collection of paeans to love and positivity carried enticingly by her ceaselessly melodious singing.”, Fame Review

Douye is definitely on the road to stardom, and with the kind of prominence she’s been receiving, it’s easy for her to lay back and relax a bit

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