There are some things independent artist Lanie is shy about, but her music isn't one of them. When it comes to singing, rapping, and songwriting , Lanie holds nothing back. With her energetic, sassy, in-your-face attitude, she is a force to be reckoned with. "I'm all about empowering others to speak up and stand out " the triple threat says. "I want others to listen to my lyrics and realize they're not alone. I sing about what I've been through, what others might be afraid to speak up about. Music has always and will forever be an outlet for me".
It all began at the age of six . That was when Lanie (Born Ashley Corbett) was drawn to the vocal stylings of Toni Braxton. " I just loved how soulful her voice sounded . How you could feel the connection between her voice and her emotions. That's when I realized I wanted to be a singer." Lanie remembers. "
Born to a military parent, Lanie moved around quite a bit. While living in El Paso, Texas Lanie competed and was selected to be a part of the 2004-2005 All region Choir. "I was so young but my voice is naturally deep but i competed as a soprano and got selected. Thats what surprised me!"
After moving from El Paso during January of 2006 to Raeford, North Carolina, Lanie participated in the school choir. It wasnt until 2008 during her Senior year project that she did her research. "For my project I told how to write and create great music in the music industry. I also explained what kind of research needed to be done in order to be successsful. Its not just talent that will get you in this industry. You have to have the hard work and the discipline behind you.I knew from the age of 6 that I wanted this, not for the fame , but to be heard. Its the only thing that has ever made me feel so complete. I just needed the perfect opportunity to show my talent but i knew at the age of 17, I wasnt ready."
As fate would have it, On November 25th, 2015 , Lanie got the chance of a lifetime to open up for the one and only Monica for her Code Red Tour in Myrtle Beach at The House Of Blues. "I was so excited , Monica is one of the greats! I sung her songs all the time! So to open up for her was a complete Blessing" . Since then, Lanie has found her niche as a dynamic rapper and singer .