In these unprecedented times, actress and singer Sheléa won’t be able to go on tour, attend premieres, or go to any award shows. Thankfully, she's already filmed her upcoming acting debut, so she's using her time in quarantine to spend time in her garden, offering words of comfort and reminding everyone to stay calm.
"Like millions of others, our lives have been turned upside down," Sheléa tells ABC Audio. "But what I have found comfort in is in my family and my loved ones continuing to be inspired by music."
Like many of us, she hopes things return to normal soon, and she predicts, "We will be a lot more grateful" for the "things we took for granted."
"Just stay positive and remember that there is something out there bigger than all of us that that is in control," she says.
Sheléa got her start working with producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, writing songs for R&B heavyweights like Vanessa Williams and Chanté Moore. She also lent her vocals to various soundtrack projects including Akeelah and the Bee, Hotel Rwanda, Jumping the Broom and CW series Black Lightning.
Her debut album Love Fell On Me boasted features with Stevie Wonder and Brian McKnight. Her single "I'll Never Let You Go," peaked at #22 on the Billboard R&B charts.
Shelèa will make her acting debut playing Dorinda Clark in Lifetime’s upcoming biopic The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel. The movie is being executive-produced by Missy Elliot, Queen Latifah, and Mary J. Blige.
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