R&B/soul singer Ladyy Cee is making a name for herself in the underground music world and is well on her way to becoming the next big star.

The young singer says she gets inspiration from legendary artists including Chaka Khan, Anita Baker, Celia Cruz and Frank Sinatra.

In a recent interview with the AmNews, Ladyy Cee said singing has been part of her life since she was a child.

“I always wanted to be on stage,” she said. “It was a matter of discovering who I am.”

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A resident of New Jersey, Ladyy Cee was born in London to a British father and Guyanese mother. With so much culture in her life from both sides of her family, she said she always embraced history and the world around her. Today, she continues to makes frequent trips across the pond Great Britain.

When it comes to music, though, Ladyy Cee said she gets in touch with the art form through her wriing.

“I’ve been compared to Lauryn Hill. I embrace poetry and lyricism,” she said.

Ladyy Cee recently released her first EP where she did 75 percent of the writing. She also came up with ideas on several of the tracks. She is getting ready for the 2014 release of more music where she did 100 percent of the writing.

Her lyrics, she said, draws from several experiences including stories of heartbreak, general relationships and friendships and digging inside herself to bring out emotions. Upcoming music in the new has taste of soul, R&B and dance music.

“I encourage my fans to be vulnerable,” she said. “I’m not scared for anyone to know about my feelings because I am human. After listening to my EP I really want people to know that life is filled with ups and downs but in the end things always work out.”

As far as her music career, Ladyy Cee said she wants to tour globally and reach all kinds of people. Staying true to her grind, she said that while she would enjoy getting recognition for her work, her fans and music are what matter most.

“I’m so wrapped up in doing my best and leaving my mark on the music world,” she said. “Whether that means getting six Grammys or 16. Every ounce of my being is music and I want people to say that I am hard working and dedicated.”