Leanne "Lelee" Lyons
Singer & Founder, SWV
At an early age, Leanne “Lelee” Lyons founded legendary R&B trio SWV (Sisters With Voices), recognized by Billboard as one of the Top 40 female girl groups of all time. Hailing from New York, Lelee came together with Cheryl “Coko” Gamble and Tamara “Taj” Johnson in the late ’80s and quickly rose to fame in 1992 with their hit R&B album “It’s About Time.” The acclaimed debut album sold 3 million copies and earned 11 Billboard Music Award nominations as well as nominations for a Grammy, American Music Award, Source Award, Children's Choice Award and BET Best of Video Soul Award. By the time she was 17, she had birthed a successful group and two children – daughter Margaret and son Khiry.
Lelee and her children went through a lot over the years after SWV disbanded, but Lelee put her life together again and today is focused on the success of the group as well as expanding her personal brand. She authored a memoir, “I Regret the Day I Lost My Virginity: You Are Not Your Past.” Lelee is currently connecting with, and communicating, her authentic self with her upcoming audiobook, “The Adventures of Sister Hot Pussy,” which is a testament to her sense of sexual liberation, self-love and female empowerment.