If it seems a stretch to think a Doobie Brother could launch the career of a French hip-hop artist, think again. Laetitia Dana recounts how she went from public relations staffer to recording artist. “I have always been singing, ever since I was in my mom’s belly. When I was five, I did a TV show called L’Ecole des Femmes. I sang in front of 3,000 people. I was absolutely terrified. But I never thought about having a singing career,” she tells Saturdays host Joy Keys. “I was working in corporate communications because the reality was, I had to eat, to pay my rent. Music was definitely a part of my life, but I didn’t consider making it my job. Then in 2008, when I was 24, I was invited to open for Michael McDonald at the Casino de Paris. And it was like being electrocuted. I was singing my own composition in front of thousands of people. The energy the audience gave me made me decide to make a profession out of my love.”
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