Ledisi has plenty to be happy about. She played first lady Michelle Obama's 50th birthday party, dubbed FLOTUS' favorite singer. Her last three albums have all been nominated for Grammys. And her latest, "The Truth" (Verve), seems destined to not only keep that streak alive, but also introduce her to new audiences. The first single, "I Blame You," shows off her new upbeat blend of R&B, jazz and dance rhythms, something "That Good Good" takes to an even higher level of catchiness. Ledisi hasn't avoided all the drama, as the wrenching "88 Boxes" shows, but she's certainly moved to a much better place.


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"The Truth"

THE GRADE B+

BOTTOM LINE Busting myths and new grooves.