Buzzworthy singer and songwriter, dancer, choreographer, and producer DaniLeigh begins the final-week countdown to the July 22 arrival of her aptly-titled new EP, My Side, with another teaser in the form of “Heartbreaker.” Pre-orders for the new Def Jam Recordings release are now available.
DaniLeigh made her long-awaited return in May with the heartbreakingly honest single, “Dead To Me,” whose video premiered across all platforms earlier this week.
DaniLeigh’s growing legions of fans are still abuzz in the wake of her no-holds-barred My Side #No Filter in-depth interview a few weeks ago with iHeart Radio Power 95.1 on-air personality Angie Martinez. On the Friday release date of “Dead To Me,” DaniLeigh openly discussed her most intimate and challenging moments of the past two tumultuous years, her relationships, motherhood, and what’s next for the artist.
My Side, with “Dead To Me” and “Heartbreaker,” is the first new music by DaniLeigh since her highly praised Movie album and film counterpart of 2020, which included her three single and video successes of that year: “Levi High” featuring DaBaby, (precursor to the “Levi High Challenge” TikTok compilation video); “Dominican Mami” featuring Fivio Foreign (whose sizzling video was shot on location in DaniLeigh’s ancestral Dominican Republic); and “Monique,” soundtrack of Finish Line’s #ShoesSoFresh high-profile campaign. In support of that campaign, DaniLeigh personally appeared in the Chapter 1 Parks Department video with Caleb McLaughlin and Lil Durk, which generated over 30 million streams and over 13 million YouTube views in its first three weeks.
BET Awards “Best New Artist” nominee and Rolling Stone Breakthrough Artist DaniLeigh crossed over the prestigious one billion cumulative global streams threshold with her RIAA platinum smash singles “Lil Bebe” remix featuring Lil Baby (2018), and “Easy” remix featuring Chris Brown (2019).
Born Danielle Curiel to Dominican parents in Miami, DaniLeigh emerged under the watch of royalty when Prince handpicked her to direct the 2013 music video for “Breakfast Can Wait.” The late legend acted as her mentor as she developed a signature style. Upon signing to Def Jam in 2017, she dropped the single “Can’t Relate” (featuring YBN, Nahmir, and YG).