Aleesia is a Canadian singer of Macedonian descent.
Before Aleesia could even walk or talk, her family knew its extroverted youngest member was destined to be an entertainer. Having hammed it up since the age of four growing up in the Toronto suburb of Unionville-Markham, Aleesia can be seen in home movies singing with more intention and purpose than your average kid warbling along to nursery rhymes. When Aleesia was six, her oldest sister taught her the words to Celine Dion’s epic ballad “My Heart Will Go On” and sent her out into the living room to sing it for the rest of the family. A star was born. “That was pretty much it for me,” Aleesia says. “I got bit by the performance bug early.”
The passion Aleesia showed at an early age has already propelled this dynamic singer, songwriter, and dancer, now 21 years old, to early success in her native Canada. Her four independently released singles, “Bubble Gum,” “Headlights,” “Angel” and “Life Of The Party” have each earned nationwide Top 40 airplay, landing her invitations to perform as an opening act for such artists as Bruno Mars, Adam Lambert, Kardinal Offishall, Far East Movement, and Girlicious. Aleesia’s sultry good looks and fashion-forward personal style have also led to her becoming the face of international clothing retailer Urban Behavior’s Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter 2011 campaigns.
Her achievements have laid the groundwork for the upcoming North American release of Aleesia’s single “Kiss It Bye Bye,” followed by the Canadian release of her pop/dance debut album Girl Talk, a showcase for Aleesia’s powerful voice, relatable lyrics, and knack for conjuring irresistible pop melodies. Having co-written most of the tracks, Aleesia turned to such top-notch songwriters and producers as Bangladesh (Rihanna, Ludacris, Lil Wayne), The Stereotypes (Justin Bieber, Far East Movement), Rob Wells (Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez), The Dream Machine (Britney Spears), VicPark (Massari, Neverest), and Kuya Productions (Nelly, Akon) to ready songs like “Strut,” “Life of the Party,” and “Not That Girl,” not only for the pop charts, but also for the dancefloor, while beat-driven ballads “Lullaby” and “Kiss It Bye-Bye” tap into Aleesia’s more emotional side.